Archive for November, 2011

Your Browser Matters



Microsoft launched a website today designed to give users a detailed look at how secure their browser is. The site, called Your Browser Matters, automatically detects the visitor's browser and returns a browser security score on a scale of four points.

When you visit the site, called Your Browser Matters, it allows you to see a score for the browser you’re using. Well, if you’re using IE, Chrome, or Firefox—other browsers are excluded. Not surprisingly, Microsoft’s latest release, Internet Explorer 9, gets a perfect 4 out of 4


Link: Your Browser Matters

Firefox 8 released

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Mozilla announced today the official release of Firefox 8

The built-in search box in Firefox’s navigation toolbar has been extended to support Twitter searches. Users can now select Twitter from the drop-down list of available search engines. Mozilla partnered with Twitter earlier this year to release a special build of Firefox that ties into the social network. The search box integration from that custom build is now part of the official Firefox release.

Another noteworthy user-facing feature in Firefox 8 is stricter control over side-loaded add-ons. Mozilla is cracking down on third-party applications that install add-ons in Firefox without the user’s knowledge or permission.

If Firefox 8 detects side-loaded add-ons when it starts, it will disable them by default and display a prompt asking the user if they want the add-on to be enabled. This will help protect users from invasive toolbars and other unwanted cruft.

In addition to these new browser features, Firefox 8 also has some improvements under the hood. The browser’s HTML rendering engine has gained support for cross-origin resource sharing, a feature that will allow a website to load WebGL textures from other sites. WebSockets also got a boost in this release with an updated implementation that conforms with the latest draft specifications

Users can download Firefox 8 from Mozilla’s website. The new version will also be rolled out to users through the stable update channel.

Enable/Disable Windows Hibernation

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To enable hibernation. To do this, follow these steps:

1. Click Start , click All Programs , and then click Accessories .
2. Right-click Command Prompt , and then click Run as administrator .

If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow .

3. At the prompt in the Administrator: Command Prompt window, type powercfg -h on


If you want to disable Hibernation completely

At the prompt in the Administrator: Command Prompt window, type powercfg -h off