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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Firefox 3.5.3 Fixes Security and Stability Issues

Today when I opened my Firefox I was prompt to update to Firefox 3.5.3 which I did, however as usual wanted to know what all has been fixed and taken care of in this new version. This time Firefox 3.5.3 fixes several security and stability issues. The list of fixes in Firefox 3.5.3 are as follows

Fixed in Firefox 3.5.3

  1. Chrome privilege escalation with FeedWriter (Critical) – More Info
  2. Location bar spoofing via tall line-height Unicode characters (Low) – More Info
  3. TreeColumns dangling pointer vulnerability (Critical) – More Info
  4. Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv: (Critical) – More Info

These are some of  the major bugs which has been fixed in latest version of Firefox. However if you want to get a complete list click here.


Firefox 3.5.3How to get Firefox 3.5.3

  • You can update to Firefox 3.5.3 from click Help -> Check for Updates option to update your browser. (You would have to restart your Firefox after updating to Firefox 3.5.3)
  • Direct link to download Mozilla Firefox 3.5.3


Orkut Sharing would also request all its subscribers and Firefox 3.5.x users personally to apply this update as soon as possible.

[ source: Mozilla ]


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

How to remove both ads from Orkut

Few days back I had posted a post about Google added new dimension ads on Orkut which was second advertisement having 728x90 dimensions was added on Orkut till now and before this we were having advertisement on right hand side the Large Rectangular ad with dimensions 250x250 which was placed above my friends.

Now if you are bugged up seeing these ads on Orkut and wish to remove both the ads. To fulfill your wish Orkut Plus has come up with a userscript which will remove both ads from Orkut. You can see the difference in the snap-shot.


RHS ads      Top ads


   Removed RHS ads    Removed Top ads

Installation Instructions:-
This script is will work on Firefox since it uses Greasemonkey, a Firefox Add-on.

Follow the steps to get an advertisement free Orkut :-

1) Download Firefox if you don’t have it.
2) From your Firefox page itself Install Greasemonkey.
3) Now Install the Script the theme.
4) Now open your Orkut account and enjoy Orkut ad free.

Thanks to Orkut Plus for sharing this script with all of us as few of my colleagues where looking for a way to remove ads from their Orkut profile.

[source: Orkut Plus]

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Friday, September 4, 2009

Gmail added four new themes

Few hours back Gmail has added four new themes in themes tab, after almost a year Gmail has come up with these four new themes which should make the users little bit more cheerful as now they can try out some new themes as shown in the snap shots.

You can see these new themes in the following path:

Setting -> Theme tab

Gamil themes

Orcas Island

Orcas Island 

High Score

High Score 



The fourth theme is called Random and name explains itself that it will merely cycles through all the other themes randomly. This theme is good and bad as well, Good: you can have a look at all the themes automatically. Bad: Some people might get irritated with changing of themes all the time.

[source: Official Gmail Blog]


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Google added new dimension ads on Orkut

Few months back Orkut had changed Google ads region on Orkut profiles and now Google has yet come again with a new region and a new dimension of ads to advertise on Orkut. The dimension of this new advertisement is 728x90 and its similar to Top Banner advertising which can been seen when you are viewing yours or anyone's else's photos on Orkut.


History of ads on Orkut

Few years back there were no ads on Orkut, then came the Large Rectangular ad with dimensions 250x250 which was not visible on home page of your Orkut profile as it was placed below my communities, then it was moved above my communities and right now it has jumped over my friends has been placed on top right side.

orkut ads

As recently Google added 728x90 dimensions ads, I’m guessing their would be lot more ads to be seen in coming years on Orkut. What do you think about it? Will their be more ads added ? Share your opinions with us.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Orkut favicon has been changed

Yesterday an Anonymous person had shared his finding with us about Orkut’s favicon which has been changed by leaving a comment on Soon Orkut will no longer provide support for IE 6.

Orkut Favicon 

New Orkut favicon is definitely a better looking favicon then the last one the difference can been seen below.

Old                      New

favicon                New Okrut Favicon

Now the question comes up with this new favicon, does it mean that Orkut is changing its logotype? Or its only the change in Orkut favicon? Personally I feel that right now this is only a change in Orkut favicon, but would have to wait and watch what all gets changed with this new favicon.

Thanks to Anonymous person for sharing this update. You can also share anything you noticed like new updates / changes / bugs etc. in Orkut with us and we would be happy to share it with others.