2007 has gone and it’s about time to renew some good old habits, like posting regularly… So one resulotion that is not going to be missed this year as getting back to regular posting, and whats a better way than to start with a new fresh daily friction? Many other things are in the pipeline for TechMount this year. Happy New Year and lots of fun for this coming 2008!

Software and Services

  • 5 things you’ll love about Firefox 3 – New versions of favorite applications are always a little tricky; you want to keep up with the times without fixing what ain’t broke. With that in mind, I took a look at the newly released Firefox 3 Beta 2 to see what we can look forward to when the final version ships in 2008.

Hardware

  • Next iPhone software update to allow copy-paste – Apple will release an iPhone software update during MacWorld Expo 2008. But it appears that the unpolished iPhone sofware version recently leaked on the Internet doesn’t include all the features of the final release.

Information

  • Google Toolbar – Potential for button malware – Researcher Aviv Raff has released a proof-of-concept (PoC) code, which demonstrates how an attacker may install malicious software or conduct phishing attacks by prompting the user to install a new Google toolbar button. Affected Google toolbar versions are:Google Toolbar 5 beta for Internet Explorer, Google Toolbar 4 for Internet Explorer, Google Toolbar 4 for Firefox (partially).
  • Bullet proof your server – Part 1, Part 2 – Some simple ways you can boost your security.

Wed Development

  • Object Oriented JavaScript – Should You use It? If you have programmed any in JavaScript you are definitely familiar with the procedural method of coding, but you may not have seen many examples of object oriented JavaScript code. Since many JavaScript coders come from a scripting background, most practice a procedural programming style. However, if you have a C++, Java, C#, or any other object oriented programming language (you can program in an object oriented manner in languages such as PHP, however it is often not practiced) you will be interested in seeing how JavaScript object oriented programming differs from these coding languages.

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