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Google releases Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office

Google Cloud Connect, Google's plugin that integrates Google Docs and Microsoft Office apps, launched last November for a limited number of users. Now, Cloud Connect is ready for prime time, and the plug-in is available to everyone. Cloud Connect allows you to save your Office documents to the cloud, edit them in Google Docs, and sync the changes back to your desktop. It doesn't replace Office...

Skype plug-in for Firefox blocked by Mozilla due to crashes, epic slowdowns

We're not very big fans of browser toolbars to begin with, and today's news from Mozilla is a perfect example of why. The Mozilla team has decided to block the Skype plug-in, citing serious stability and performance issues. Skype will be added to Mozilla's plug-in blocklist, though users will be prompted and given the option to re-enable it if they wish. As Stephen Shankland points out over at...

Google Cloud Connect plug-in connects Microsoft Office to your Google Docs

As fast as Google Docs has been growing, many people are still unwilling to abandon their desktop office software and take to the cloud. Well, Google just made it easier with Cloud Connect, a new Microsoft Office plug-in that connects Word, PowerPoint and Excel to Google Docs. That means anything you do in Office will be saved in the cloud using your Google Docs account. Cloud Connect actually...

Weppy brings WebP support to most Web browsers on Mac OS X

Itching to take Google's new, JPEG beating image format for a test drive? Got a Mac? Then Nick Zitzmann's Weppy might just be the answer. A simple drag and drop and you're up and running with WebP support in Safari, Firefox, Chrome, OmniWeb, Opera, Camino and others. Weppy comes in two versions, one for WebKit-based browsers and one for browsers supporting Netscape plug-ins such as Chrome,...

Improved plug-in security coming to Google Chrome

You could almost mistake The Chromium Blog's opening paragraph as bittersweet reflection on Google's rumble in the jungle with China. It's actually a good post on the basics of vulnerability exploitation and malware installation, but basically it surmises that plug-ins are the weakest link in Internet security today. Firefox already checks your plug-ins at start-up, and Mozilla has a Plugin...

Firefox 3.6.6: because with 370 million users, sometimes you need a mulligan

It's only been a few days since Firefox 3.6.4 was released, so the world was caught somewhat off-guard by news that Mozilla was pushing out Firefox 3.6.6 so quickly [what happened to 3.6.5?! -Ed]. The reason for the change: that fancy new out-of-process plugin system. While the feature is designed to keep your browser from crashing when a plugin -- like Adobe Flash Player -- becomes...

Farewell, NPAPI! Google Chrome's internal Flash plugin now on by default

About two weeks ago, Google and Adobe officially debuted the results of their cooperative efforts, releasing an internal Flash Player plug-in for Google Chrome. Today, the Chromium Nightly build flipped internal Flash support on by default --meaning we'll probably see this pushed to the dev channel in short order. With Google and Adobe as two of the key players in the Open Screen project, it...

Internal Flash plugin integration hits Google Chrome

What started off as musings about the possible arrival of internal plug-ins in Google Chrome has already come to fruition. Both Adobe and Google have officially announced that the non-NPAPI plug-in version of Flash is ready for us to test in the latest developer channel build of Chrome. If you've already got the build installed, you need to add a command line switch to enable the magic:...

Rapportive replaces Gmail ads with useful social information

There are a number of email plugins that look to give you contextual information about the person you're communicating with. The first one I tried (and arguably the best I've seen) is Xobni, an Outlook plugin. There's now a similar plugin available for Gmail users called Rapportive. Rapportive replaces the ads you normally see in the right-hand sidebar with a profile of the person you're emailing...

Mozilla crash proofs latest Firefox 3.7 alpha with out-of-process plugins

Hot on the heels of news that Flash is the most insecure and unstable element of the modern web browsing experience, the just-released Firefox 3.7 alpha 2 now loads plugins -- like Shockwave Flash -- into separate processes! Security and stability nerds rejoice! It's not quite per-tab processes, nor have Firefox add-ons been shifted into their own processes, but... so what?! This is still a...

Firefox Friday Five

I'm back! I had to fend off Jay with my rusty saber -- and when that didn't work, I threatened to drop his iPhone on the ground (a very effective tactic if there's a Mac zealot that you're trying to coerce, incidentally). Anyway, British rules of engagement stipulate that I thank Jay for his help, offer him a cup of tea, and move swiftly along. So: Firefox! It's been another quiet week with no...

New plugin brings HTML5 video support to Internet Explorer

I strongly suspect that the vast majority of web users out there who are currently interested in (or using) sites with HTML5-powered goodies tend to run browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Opera. Still, if you happen to be saddled with Internet Explorer and want to experiment with HTML5 sites, you're out of luck. At least you were out of luck. Developer Christian Adams has...

Off the clock: The Ultimate Porn Surfing Firefox Add-ons

A lot of people use the Internet to find porn. A lot of people use Firefox (go download Firefox 3.6!) In fact, I'd go as far to suggest that porn surfers -- or at least the search for naughty, illicit, adult-only material -- account for Firefox's biggest market demographic. The 'young' Internet -- blogs, social networks, porn -- is predominantly ruled by the spotty teenagers of the browser...

Out of process plug-ins to land in Firefox this quarter?

Back in December of last year, out of process plugin support finally landed in Firefox's trunk builds. Today, CNet reports that Mozilla is working toward implementing the feature in a minor update - possibly Firefox 3.6.5. What it boils down to is that the crash-proofing kung fu could appear in more mainstream Firefox builds as early as this quarter. Firefox chief Mike Beltzner told CNet "It's...

Echofon Firefox add-on is a Twitter client that doesn't constantly interupt your browsing

If you're like me and spend a good portion of your waking life nose deep in a browser window, integrating your other tools so you can avoiding the awful task popping to another application is a blessing from the plugin gods. The Echofon twitter plugin for Firefox is one of those waffery dollops of integrated mana. After setting up your account it drops an icon in the status bar of the browser...