Friday, July 16, 2010

Firefox Sync updated~!

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What is Firefox Sync 

 

Firefox Sync is an add-on that lets you synchronize your bookmarks, history, passwords and open tabs with another copy of Firefox – like one on another computer or on a mobile phone. This article briefly explains how it all works and why you'd want to use it.

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What does it do?

Fire​fox ​Sync​ lets​ you ​take​ all ​your​ Fire​fox ​data​ (such​ as your​ book​mark​s, history, pass​word​s and ​open​ tabs​) with​ you wherever​ you ​go. You ​​just inst​all ​Fire​fox ​Sync​ on your​ home computer​ and set up an account. Your​ Fire​fox ​data​ will​ then​ be securely​ stored on our ​servers ​and ​synchronized automatically from​ then​ on. Then, when you set up Firefox Sync on your work computer (or even​ your​ phone running ​Fire​fox), your​ Firefox ​data​ will be automatically synchronized​ with​ your​ home​ computer​.

Why should I use it?

Firefox Sync makes it easy to surf the Web on your PC, get up and go and have everything (open tabs, saved passwords, browsing history and bookmarks) waiting for you on your phone just the way you left it. Ever tried typing in passwords or long URLs on your phone? Now you don't have to – Firefox Sync will fill them in for you! And what's more, the sync is two-way. So if you bookmark a great new site on your work computer, Firefox Sync will make sure that bookmark shows up on your computer at home.

That's enough explanation – just show me how to use this thing

I still have questions – tell me more

What's the secret phrase?

The secret phrase is what Firefox Sync uses to encrypt your data before it sends it to the server. Think of it as a key that locks up your data in a vault that only you can open. You then store this locked vault with your data on the server. This means the server can never read your information and that even if an attacker was able to gain access to your data they wouldn't be able to read it without knowing your secret phrase.

Where's all my data?

It's encrypted and stored on the Mozilla servers.

Can I customize my settings?

You bet. When you set up Firefox Sync you can choose which items you want it to sync. See these articles and give it a try:

Firefox Sync isn't working, what can I do?

Try this troubleshooting article.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Josef Frank Today!

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Josef Frank (1885-1967)


Josef FrankBorn in Austria, Josef Frank studied architecture at the Vienna Polytechnic Institute. From 1919 to 1927 he worked as a teacher at the Applied Art School in Vienna. From 1925 to 1934 he managed with Oskar Wlach and Oskar Strnad an interior design company, Haus & Garden. He had many connections with the artistic movement Wiener Werkstatte. Attracted both to modern architecture and neo-classical pieces of furniture, Frank was influenced by a wide variety of styles including Chippendale, the Italian Renaissance, Asian and central European art. In 1933 he started designing for Svenskt Tenn. In 1935 he moved to Stockholm to serve as the chief designer of the company. There, very influenced by the Arts and Craft movement, he started designing textiles and played an important role in forging what is known as Scandinavian Modern design. Frank called for a more humane modernism, one that responded to people's everyday needs, one that left room for both sentimentality and historical influences. Looking at his designs one has the impression that his fabrics are timeless. During 1965 he won the "Grand Austrian State Priz" for "architecture".
aralia, 1940 designed by Josef Frank Designed by Josef Frank
Aralia, designed by Josef Frank in the 40's Anakreon Black
Josef Frank textile
fabric designed by Josef Frank