Locate your Friend with Google Latitude

Now you can find out the current location of your friends using Google Latitude geographical service which works on GPS (Global Positioning System). This service will enable you to see where your friend is right now.

You can activate this feature on your Smartphone which is enabled with GPS feature. Additionally you need to activate your GPRS connectivity on your phone to use this Google latitude service. Apart from this, Google latitude allows you to get connected with your friend every time. You can easily locate the current position of your friend, which will be frequently updating as your friend moves from one place to another.  

It is a useful service from all perspectives whether it is for personal or business. You can easily track your sales-force while they are in field. There is no need to spend extra money to spend on any system or service to track your vehicle and sales personnel. Being of boss of your company, you can easily make sure that your staff is present at the right place where they are supposed to be.


Since location information matters a lot in some cases, Google has tailored its Google latitude service accordingly. These services completely work on opt-in method in which you have entire control of your location information. It is totally up to you to choose your personal friend with whom you want to share your location.

You can misguide them by sending wrong location information by setting it up on the interface of Google Latitude. It means it is completely on your control to mange your privacy regarding location data. If any one would like to share latitude with you, you will get notification and until and unless you do not confirm that notification that person can not share location with you.

How To Remove Gmail From Being Default Email Client In Firefox

In the last post we saw how we can make gmail the default mail client of Firefox. In this post we will see how to remove Gmail from being your default Email  client in Firefox.

Adding Gmail as the default mail client to Firefox was quite a tedious task, how ever removal is a very simple process. You can remove it by following the below mention procedure:

1. Go to “Tool menu” in Firefox 3.

2. Select the option “Preference”.

3. Go to the tab “Application”.

4. Locate “mailto” and from the drop-down menu, select “Application Detail”.

5. Select “Gmail” and click on “Remove


1> Add hotmail as default mail client in Firefox.

How To Change / Make Firefox’s Default Email Program To Gmail Google Apps

How To Set Gmail As The Default Email Client With Firefox 3

Many a times, you must have noticed while browsing that on clicking an email link on any webpage, you are directed to email clients like Microsoft Window Mail (in case you are using Vista) or Outlook Express (in case you are using Windows XP).

You need to configure your email client before you are able to send emails. Otherwise it turns out to be quite inconvenient and troublesome. If you are a Firefox user and have a Gmail Account, the all new Firefox 3 now allows you to configure Gmail as your email client by default, which means when you click on any link within Firefox, your Gmail email client will open up automatically.

Firefox 3 actually comes with Yahoo Mail as its default email client, but permits Gmail users to make some settings to edit the application handler “mailto” to set Gmail as the email client by default.

Use the following steps:

1. Type in “about:config” into the address bar of Firefox 3. A warning page will appear. To proceed, you will need to agree by clicking the button which asks you to confirm that you will be careful.

2. Type “gecko.handlerService” in the Filter box and find the Preference name “gecko.handlerService.allowRegisterFromDifferentHost”. Ensure it has a value “True”. If not, make it “True”.

3. You also need to check the Preference name “network.protocol-handler.external.mailto” and ensure that its value is “True”.

4. Now copy and paste the below mentioned code into the address bar followed by the Enter Key.


5. In case you have a Google Apps account, copy and paste the following code and hit the Enter Key.


In the above javascript, you need to alter example.com to your domain name.

6. You will get a prompt from Firefox 3 asking you whether you wish to add application. Just click on the button “Add Application”.

7. Now click on any mailto: link. A window “Launch Application” will appear. Firefox 3 prompts you to confirm the name of the application to be used. Select “Gmail” and check the box asking Firefox to remember your selection for mailto links. Then click “OK”.

8. You are done with the process. It is recommended that you set the value of “gecko.handlerService.allowRegisterFromDifferentHost” back to “False” by going to “about:config” for safety reasons.

Now that you have added Gmail as the default client in Firefox, you may want to remove it in future. Read this post which lists the procedure for removing gmail as default email client.


1> Add hotmail as default mail client in Firefox.