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I don't like Rapid Firefox Updates, Why ?

According to the new policy of the Mozilla team, in every 6 weeks, they release a new version of Firefox. Mozilla team claims, this rapid release helps to bring more capabilities to the browser. They say, the Internet is very fast and they cannot allow Firefox development moves at a speed of traditional desktop software development. The success of the Google Chrome browser may also motivate the Mozilla team to take such a decision. However, many people find this new Mozilla policy a little bit awkward. First of all, Chrome and Firefox are not equal. Chrome has a set of users who like the features of that browser but most of the Firefox users are the traditional users who like the traditional look and features. By trying to imitate Chrome, they make traditional Mozilla users disappointed. It is better to stay Firefox as Firefox and Chrome as Chrome. Here I list some of the common issues with the rapid release are:

Add-on compatibility issues

One of the major issue with rapid Firefox br…

Error 619: A Connection to the Remote Computer Could not be Established

Today morning while trying to connect to the Internet, I received following error message Error 619: A Connection to the Remote Computer could not be established, so the port used for this connection was closed. According to Microsoft support, error 619 can occur if your computer has any third party programs which are not releasing the Winsock stack after any type of Internet activity. Some examples of this kind of programs are Download Accelerator Plus and Zone Alarm.

Some support forums tell another possibility which causes error 619. It is the registry error caused by improper uninstallation of previously installed programs on the computer. They recommend registry cleaning to fix this error.

I was using Photon Plus to connect to the Internet. The message box looks like below.

How to Solve Error 619

To fix "Error 619: A Connection to the Remote Computer could not be established, so the port used for this connection was closed", follow the steps below.

Reset Winsock
Th…

Subscribe Other's Updates in Facebook Using Subscribe Button

Maybe due to the continued efforts to keep Facebook on top due to the competition from Google plus, the Facebook team added a new feature which allows a user to subscribe updates of other profiles. They introduce new subscribe button which let a user receive the public postings of any specific profile. It is not like welcoming all junk posts of the subscribed user, but you can specify which type of updates you want to receive. There are 3 options "all updates, most updates and only important" are available. You can select either one of the options at the time of subscribing to a profile. Many believe the new feature resembles the Twitter. It is because the new Facebook subscribe option performs the same duty of tweets from a followed user.

We cannot see the "Allow Subscribers" button for all Facebook profiles. Users should enable this option first to show subscribe button on their profile. It is to protect the privacy of a user if he doesn't like others receiv…

How to Fix DNS Issues in Tata Photon Plus USB Modem

I have been using Tata Photon Plus for more than one and a half year. Though I am satisfied with overall performance, I faced DNS related issues many times. Many occasions I lost access to Internet due to the issues of default Tata Photon Plus DNS server. I am sure many Photon plus users face the same issues and looking for a solution to fix it. Here I present one practical solution to fix the normal Photon Plus DNS issues.


Change Default DNS of Tata Photon Plus

One of the best solution to fix any DNS related issues is to change the default Tata Photon Plus DNS address to one of the more reliable DNS services. Both Open DNS and Google DNS are better than most of the default ISP owned DNS. In order to change the default DNS configured in Tata Photon Plus follow the steps below.


1. Open Huawei Access Manager



2. Click on Tools and Options

Click on Tools and then select Options.



3. Click on Network Settings



To create a new Photon Plus connection profile, click on New.

4. Create new Photon Pl…

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