Firefox has an intuitive interface and blocks viruses, spyware, and popup ads. It delivers Web pages faster than ever. And it’s easy to install and import your favorites. Packed with useful features like tabbed browsing, Live Bookmarks, and an integrated Search bar, Firefox will change the way you experience the Web, for the better.
Pros: Firefox is easily expandable and has a large and fast-growing user base (mostly IE refugees). Firefox is a cross-platform browser for Mac, Windows, and Linux.
Cons: None significant.
I’m currently enjoying my new iMac. The 20″ screen is massive and it’s a joy to work with. The speed is a welcoming increase and the fans are hardly noticeable. Look for a review on MacMerc in about a week.
OQO is now taking pre-orders for their first model, Model 01. For those of you wondering what an OQO is, click the link at the beginning of this article. In short, it’s in between a notebook computer and a PocketPC. The OQO is a fascinating device designed by the brains behind the original PowerBook G4, and you really have to see it and read its specs to truly appreciate it. The OQO is available with either Windows XP Home or Pro. Sorry, no OSX. I’d love to look into one, but I’ll be too busy setting up my new iMac.
Calling all Quark users! MacMerc wants you to switch to InDesign. To promote this move, MacMerc has created The Great Quark to InDesign Migration Contest. All you have to do is fill out the form and include a short Dear John letter to Quark, explaining your frustrations with their software. One lucky winner will receive one copy of Adobe InDesign CS, one copy of Total Training Quark to InDesign: Making the Switch, one copy Total Training Complete Training for InDesign CS, one copy of Scott Kelby’s Adobe InDesign CS Killer Tips, and a one year subscription to Mac Design Magazine. Hurry, the contest ends October 31st at 11:59PM.
Welcome to the new age of the internet! It’s the age of fake identities, hidden motives, and stolen/intercepted email. In this day and age, it’s actually difficult to be certain about the origins of a recently received email. How can you trust that the email you just received is genuine? If you’re paranoid, or just want to have a little fun, check out my article, Secure Your Email, over at MacMerc.com.