Category Archives: Firefox

Bywifi vs Speedbit

Before we start i would like to apologize for not updating also that i want to make a professional style blog with all the information there. I was going to make a YouTube video with this im not sure if I should or will ūüėõ

I’m sure most of the underground watches YouTube and other video streaming sites¬†videos on a fairly regular basis. But what if the video takes too long to load?

These two programs both boast video accelerating functionality but which is better?

Let’s start of with a simple pro’s and cons comparison shall we… well yes coz im writing this and I¬†can do what I want ūüėõ

Speed bit supports windows XP+ and a MAC beta

Bywifi supports from windows 95 to windows 7

SpeedBit¬†Video Accelerator: Pro’s

  1. Great user interface
  2. Sleek
  3. A free version which supports up to HQ video’s
  4. 500+ sites supported
  5. Descent support
  6. Easy to use

 And the Cons

  1. You need to pay for full version to unlock HD support
  2. Doesn’t seem to work after a while
  3. Some sites not supported

Bywifi Media Accelerator: Pro’s

  1. It’s FREE!
  2. Quick installation
  3. Fast video download
  4. Easy to use
  5. Supports all sites ( so far)
  6. Speeds up Normal, HQ and HD Video’s
  7. If a video if loaded once it will load instantly

And the Cons

  1. Bad User interface
  2. Seems to save video’s in a folder adding up to 2 gigs then starts overwriting
  3. Crashes occasionally ( Rarely if not at all)

With these in mind i¬†should time the time it takes to load a YouTube video in all formats. The video will be GameDexterity’s The Beginning of the End is the Beginning at 9:15 * These tests were performed by me*

*Be aware that this is a Adsl 2+ Connection* * Video must be a full red bar for the timer to stop*

No Video Accelerator

  • Regular (360p)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬† ¬† = 6:00 minutes¬†¬†¬†
  • High Quality (480p)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†= 8:54 minutes
  • High definition (720p) =¬†10+ minutes

SpeedBit Video Accelerator

  • Regular (360p)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† = 2:27 minutes
  • High Quality (480p)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†= 3:05 minutes
  • High definition (720p) =¬†Will say it’s accelerating¬†but isn’t. ( from what i gathered its¬†about 5 minutes plus)

Bywifi Media Accelerator

  • Regular (360p)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† = <10 seconds
  • High Quality (480p)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† = 0;26 seconds
  • High definition (720p) = 2:08 minutes

WIth this said ultimately it’s up to you what you use.

Speedbit = 6/10

Bywifi       = 8.5/10

Other

  • Game dexterity video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HzJ025sScU
  • bywifi¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†: http://www.bywifi.com/
  • Speedbit¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬† ¬†: http://www.videoaccelerator.com/
  • My YouTube.. well I¬†¬†don’t have an account uploading video’s for no but maby in the near future.

Want to contact me or play some games or just chat im usually¬†on skype¬†so add “mwc.arms” no “..”

How to Use Btaccel(Cloud Bitorrent Client) and Optimize Firefox to Get Over 1GB Speeds For Your Torrent Downloads!

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Revisions:

*8/7/09- Initial release (more to come)

*8/14/09-stressed the fact that this great online bittorent client should only be used for legal downloads


Before this tutorial gets any deeper, I want to personally thank Hail for taking the time to write this tutorial, because I would have done it myself but I am so in love with Tunngle that I don’t have the time to work on this article.¬† Btaccel is for legal downloads only.¬† Freeware and shareware downloads are welcome. DO NOT USE this great sevice as a pirate of torrents.¬† Since we don’t want this great online bitorrent client disappear cause of the few that abuse it. Thank you and respect our wishes. ~ Versatile

The Underground’s rating of this great btaccel online client is definetly a 10 out of 10

In this tutorial I will teach you how to use this great online bitorrent client called btaccel and how you can get your torrent download speeds up over 1gbs.¬† Read ahead to learn how to never wait long again for the torrent you want…..

What is btaccel you say…

Btaccel is an online bitorrent client that downloads whatever torrent you want into their cloud servers much like a gmail account, which means that you can get a direct download once the torrent has been available.  Getting a torrent this way is alot faster because you no longer have to worry about getting seeds for a connection, it just tells you when the download is available to you.  Better yet btaccel will email you once your torrent is available for a direct download.

How do I sign up for btaccel?…

To use Btaccel all you need to do is register for an account(which is free) and login much like you would a normal email account. Go to http://www.btaccel.com and register for an account.¬† Now you may have to wait for a couple days to get an confirmation email so just be patient.¬† Then after using the confirmation email you’ll be able to login.¬† To learn more and register for a btaccel account click the link>¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† <Take me to btaccel.com>

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7 Web Tools for Web Developers

Well, we certainly hope that everyone is enjoying the Olympics thus far. We support Team USA of course.

Now, there are many web developers out there of all levels. Each developer uses their own tools. Of course, it’s always good to have a large number of tools in the chest. Here are some good tools any dev. should use.

1) Notepad++
This is like a pumped up and pimped out Notepad. You can code in many languages, ranging from HTML/XHTML to PHP, CSS, Java, Javascript, Python, and others. It is a lightweight program that has syntax highlighting, multiple files in a tabbed file system, multi-language support, macroing, page preview, and TextFX, which lets you do things like run HTML Tidy. Now you will never need to suffer through the lack of features in regular old Notepad.

2) Codetch Plugin for Firefox
This puppy is a must-have for users who want to edit code on the fly. This tool is like Dreamweaver except free. It loads extremely fast (I notice no lag time) and it can edit code permanently for any file on your server. This makes validation very simple since you can fix an error right away because the code changes permanently.

3) VIM
This tool is called Visual Editor Improved. It is friendly and easier to use than its original, Visual Editor (VI). VI and VIM are modal editors meaning that the same key can have more than one job depending on the mode you set. It isn’t that intuitive, but it is amazing with efficiency once you get used to it.

4) Emacs
This program is sort of like VI in that it was (and is) more of a Unix/Linux program. However, this program is pretty beast with its custimazations. It has a powerful macro feature like Notepad++, can view and edit the file system, manage remote files, browse the web, check e-mail, and others. This program takes some getting used to. There is a simpler to use version called Xemacs out with standard menus and icons.

5) HTML Validator Plugin for Firefox
This simple plugin simply validates the XHTML on the current website with the W3 Validator. It lists each error with error messages, help on correcting said errors, and syntax highlighting of the error. It also has HTML Tidy to clean up your page.

6) Web Developer Toolbar for Firefox
This toolbar lets you validate your pages, edit pages (not permanently, but you can see what the change looks like), view your page in different sizes and resolutions, and get a speed report. This tool is pumped up with many different little settings to play with that will make any dev’s job easier.

7) Firebug Plugin for Firefox
This plugin lets you inspect you code, view code as an outline, and debug your code. It shows you what parts of your code are affected by lines earlier on. Changes you make are not permanent, but you can view results immediately after a refresh. It structures the code very nicely for ease of use.

Here are 7 non-IDE tool that anyone web dev should use to save money, space, memory on their pcs while speeding up their work.

Enjoy!
Voltaire

New Awesome Firefox Add-On: ScribeFire

Hey everyone. This is Voltaire. I’m currently writing this post on a new add-on I found: ScribeFire. Essentially, it’s an amazing blog tool which every blogger should use. I am going to assume that this post hits the front page of The Underground as usual. Here is what the tool looks like:

First off, as you will notice, ScribeFire takes up the bottom portion of your current window, but its a static frame, so you can continue to browse without ever leaving the ScribeFire tabs. As such:


ScribeFire allows you to update many blogs quickly. You can update most of them all the time, and for WordPress users, this is an ideal tool. You can easily tag categories, view and edit old entries, and create pages, posts, and drafts. You can even save notes. Also, an interesting feature of ScribeFire is that it has its own tabbing feature, so you can create tabs similiar to Firefox. This easily allows for multitasking.

Just as well, you can easily use the WordPress categories. The default setup of ScribeFire has a panel on the right hand side with 4 tags: Blogs (manage all blogs form here), Entries (view all entries, notes, and pages of the selected blog), categories (check mark all categories for the post), and Options (standard blog options, in this case, WordPress options like timestamp, tags, trackback, etc.)

The functionality of ScribeFire is almost, if not better, than using the standard WordPress writing page. If you are a blogger, this is a great tool for you to fool around and play with.

Voltaire

Firefox and The New World Record!

Well, as of today, June 2nd, 2008, Mozilla has set a new Guiness world record for most software downloads in 24 hours. Today, Guiness sent the official confirmation that Firefox 3 did indeed set a world record. According to the Mozilla Blog: “ From 18:16 UTC on June 17, 2008 to 18:16 UTC on June 18, 2008, 8,002,530 people downloaded Firefox 3!” As most of us know, Mozilla’s servers were overloaded with downloads the first few hours, but things picked up from there.

//blog.mozilla.com/blog/2008/07/02/were-official/

As of now, Firefox is being used by more than 180 million people in over 230 countries. Firefox definately is a quality product, so IE users, get on the band wagon before the mob comes to burn your house!

Battle: Browser | Firefox Vs. Internet Explorer

Browser Showdown
Firefox vs. Internet Explorer

source: BBSpot. Thanks to Brian Briggs. This is one showdown you WON’T want to miss.

Other tech sites will bore you with in-depth “technical details” and performance specs in their product analysis.¬† At BBspot we pull back from the boring benchmarks to compare the superficialities, and we do it all on a single page. Now that Firefox is gaining ground on Internet Explorer it is time to compare the two face to face.

Names

FirefoxInternet ExplorerMicrosoft leaves no doubt what their products are. If they made toilet paper it would be called Butt Wiper. Internet Explorer isn’t a bad name, but it’s not spectacular.

Firefox – On the other end of the spectrum, the name Firefox gives no clue to what it is. Could be a car? 80s video game? Lame comic book superhero? Flaming dish at a wild game restaurant? A browser would probably be your last guess. No matter, it is a much cooler name than the utilitarian Internet Explorer.

Advantage – Firefox

Domain Names

FirefoxFirefoxfirefox.com Some kind soul donated the domain to the Mozilla Foundation. At least they own their own domain name.

Internet Explorerinternetexplorer.com Microsoft doesn’t even own this one. It’s one of those generic search portals masquerading as an IE site.

Advantage – Firefox

Mascots

Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer – The big blue e with a swirly around it. A nice simple graphic, but not necessarily a mascot. However, with Microsoft’s history of mascots (Clippy, Bob), maybe it’s better they just stick with a letter.

FirefoxFirefox – A giant fox with his tail on fire attacking the earth. That’s the stuff of nightmares. Not as scary as a communist Godzilla but close. It’s a cool graphic but Internet Explorer has to win something doesn’t it?

Advantage – Internet Explorer

Google Fights

Why does Internet Explorer crash all the time? – 2.57 million results

Vs.

Why does Firefox crash all the time? – 218,000 results

Next…

Internet Explorer – 22.8 million results

Vs.

Firefox – 23 million results

That one is definitely a surprise.

Next…

Internet Explorer will help me get laid – 1.34 million results

Vs.

Firefox will help me get laid – 75,700 results

A much better chance of getting lucky with IE.

Next…

Internet Explorer came with my computer – 6.9 million results

Vs.

Firefox came with my computer – 659,000 results

Tie breaker…

Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer is the best browser ever – 2,110,000 results

Vs.

Firefox is the best browser ever – 474,000 results

Advantage: Internet Explorer

Coin Flip – Best of 7

The coin flip was conducted using a 2000 Sacajawea dollar.

FirefoxInternet Explorer – Heads

Firefox – Tails

Results: H-T-T-T-T-H-T

Advantage – Firefox

Stereotypical User

Internet Explorer – Brain dead newbie. Loves pop-ups, viruses, and spyware. Just wants to “surf the Internet and check my email.” Oblivious to alternative lifestyles. Seeks help from “computer smart” nephew.

Firefox – Proselytizing ubergeek. Loves freedom, choice, and tabbed browsing. Just wants to “improve mankind with Open Source Software.” Oblivious to market forces and the power of money. Seeks other geeks to join in on the evangelism.

Both are equally annoying.

Advantage – Even

Conclusions

It was a close battle, but Firefox edges out a victory against the Internet Explorer by a score of 3-2 with 1 tie and wins our Technical Award of Excellence.

Alternatives To Demonoid

Since Demonoid is down, once again… *sigh*… I, Voltaire, want you to know where to go to get your torrents.

There are some hot options like the top public torrent site, The Pirate Bay , Mininova , Isohunt , TorrentPortal , as well as others.  As for private trackers, I would check out AradiTracker .

However, my favorite is Torrent Search Engine Searcher. Yes, long redundant-sounding name. Heres the deal: Its a search engine that uses the search engines of many other torrent sites. Its real name is TorrentScan. All I will say is you can access The Pirate Bay, Mininove, Isohunt, and many other popular torrent sites from this site.

Happy Hunting!

New Look: Firefox 3.0

Guys at Lifehacker are previewing Firefox 3.0, and man, it is awesome!

The features are too numerous, and it wouldn’t serve you justice for me to explain it, so just head on over to the source link below and check it out!

Source

Meebo – Firefox Extension

Meebo logo

Do you use meebo? Meebo is a web 2.0 phenomenon. How it works is this: You go to www.meebo.com, and there you have a virtual desktop. You can log onto all your chat clients (AIM, MSN, Jabber, Gtalk, ICQ) and chat to all your friends in one convenient window. Yup. And here is the best part. You dont need to create a meebo account! Of course, you can if you want, because it is free. And all that requires is a username and email. Then, you can see all your logins saved at once!

Well, if you log onto meebo today, you can download a firefox extension that allows you to have your meebo buddy list as a sidebar within your Firefox. It’s pretty sick! Definitely check it out. Some pluses that the plugin provides: you dont have to go to meebo.com to log in, the plug in will do that for you. you can log in at the start of firefox as well!

So, go try it out now! 

[Firefox] DownThemAll Extension

Downthemall screenshot

If you use Firefox, an invaluable Firefox extension is a plugin called DownThemAll. This is a great download manager built just for Firefox. No longer do you need third party programs like GetRight or GoZilla.

How it works is this: When you download a file (or you can manually right-click a webpage and select DownThemAll), you will get a window asking you what you want to download.

Have a class website with a lot of pdf files? Instead of downloading each one by one manually, use DownThemAll! It will select all the pdf files for you, and download to a folder of your choice. The nice part of the download manager is you can pause and resume downloads, and it also supports simultaneous downloads.

Thus, if you have one big file, DownThemAll will download different parts of the file at the same time, thus effectively maximizing your bandwidth. If you use rapidshare, you can use DownThemAll to collect all your rapidshare links, and download stuff for you without your intervention. Now that is convenience!

Check it out at http://www.downthemall.net/.

[Update Oct 16th] Downthemall works great if you have a premium rapidshare account. Check out screenshot below, I was able to download a movie using Downthemall. Voltaire, eat your heart out. It’s partly my fault, as I did not originally mention that I was using a premium account, but now you know.

Downthemall rapidshare