Kylo The Browser For Your TV is Now Open Source

May 15, 2012

I bet you have never heard of Kylo?

Kylo is a Mozilla (Firefox) based web browser that has been specifically developed for TV screens (home theater). Kylo gives you the ability to browse the web on your HDTV from the comfort of your couch.

Kylo is a web browser developed by Hillcrest Labs for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. Initially released in 2010, the Kylo web browser features a 10-foot user interface, with large fonts and buttons that make it easy to see from across the room, making it especially suitable for use with a HTPC (Home theater PC) connected directly to a high-definition television.

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The cool here with Kylo is that it is now open source, meaning it is being made available to developers (throughout the world) to play with… Even though it was developed for big screen TV, I downloaded it to my PC and was very impressed. Kylo auto resized itself to fit my screen and  I soon found Kylo to contain a great selection of media content (by default).  You are not just limited to media content and are able to browse the internet as you would with any other browser.  It actually gave the illusion (on my 23” monitor) of a big screen…  Kylo also features a popup keyboard that gives you the ability to go to mouse only browsing.

If you are looking for a really cool way to browse online media, then give Kylo a try. With Kylo going open source, I can’t wait to see what other builds we will see come out of this.

Note:  There are many ways to connect your PC to your HDTV.  [CLICK HERE] to learn how.

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Monitor Firefox 4.0 Downloads in Real-Time

March 22, 2011

I thought this was pretty cool…  Mozilla has a site up where you can monitor, in real-time, the download stats of the recently released Firefox 4.0 [CLICK HERE] . The site is powered by SQLstream .

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Interested in alternative browser other than Internet Explorer? Then take a look at Firefox 4.0 .  Good stuff!

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The easy way to backup your Firefox profiles…

March 12, 2009

We recently discussed the importance of backing up anything that is of importance to us (“Backing up files you personally value…”).  When we use our web browsers (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, etc…) we do not think about backing up our bookmark favorites and/or the profiles which we have painstakingly accumulated.

If you are an advocate of the Mozilla products, such as the Firefox Browser and the Thunderbird email client, I highly recommend that you download and try “MozBackup”MozBackup is a simple utility for creating backups of Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, Mozilla Sunbird, Flock, SeaMonkey, Mozilla Suite, Spicebird, Songbird and Netscape profiles.

Your profiles, in a sense is the personality that you have given these applications, which includes your bookmarks, mail contacts, history, extensions, cache, etc…  You will definitely feel at a loss if you lose your Mozilla profile settings in the event of a system crash or malfunction. The utility is very easy to use and will walk you through the entire “short and quick” process (see screenshots below).  I currently use this utility to backup my Firefox profiles and settings.  Restoring from the backup is as easy as doing the backup itself.

This program is freeware and works on Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista. It’s developed in Czech republic.  There is a portable version, as well as an install version.  You can get MozBackup [ HERE ] .

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