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Firefox Friday Five: all quiet on the Firefox front, so here are some neat websites, tips, features and tricks

With classic, why-does-the-universe-hate-me irony it seems that Mozilla had a flurry of activity while I was on vacation. Except the Thunderbird Contacts thing that Lee gushed about earlier this week, there's been absolutely nothing since I got back. Incidentally, if you still haven't downloaded the FF4.0 beta 2, you should do that now. The first release candidate should be only a couple of months...

Adobe talks GPU acceleration for video apps - is Photoshop next?

We told you a while back about how the latest version of Adobe Flash supports using your computer's graphics processing unit (GPU) to speed up video playback. Well, Adobe has even bigger plans for GPU acceleration in its video apps, and maybe even in Photoshop. Adobe blogger John Nack lays out all the details in a new post, including plans to optimize for specific GPU models. Photoshop is...

Google asks users to make the web faster by using Page Speed

Google's blogging about making the web faster, and they're backing it up with Page Speed, a Firefox add-on that makes sure your webpages use best practices to load as quickly as possible. Page Speed was quietly launched earlier this month on the Google Code blog, but now it's mentioned on The Official Google Blog, in a post that lays out some factors that slow down the web, and how Google thinks...

Font Frenzy cleans out unnecessary Windows XP fonts

The more fonts you have installed on your Windows computer, the slower it boots. It's one of those basic facts of life. It's not fair, but it's true. Because Windows needs to read each and every font while it's loading, it can take 30 seconds longer to boot a system with 1000 fonts installed than one with 100. It turns out Windows XP installs just 44 fonts. All the other fonts on your system were...

Google Analytics for everyone

Google has released its online analytics software to anyone that wants to use it to interact with their website. Google Analytics lets users track visitors, identify navigational issues, track keywords, and where visitors are coming from. Analytics will also tie into your Google AdWords account and let you know how visitors found your site, where they came from, how they were referred, and measure...