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Google Pagerank Widgets

Mac OS X 10.4 users have plenty of options for viewing Google’s PageRank. Here are three very colorful widgets for keeping tabs of your site’s PageRank:

The first widget is from Ran Aroussi. Entitled simply Google PageRank, Aroussi’s Dashboard widget allows you to enter any url and receive instant PageRank status.

Dashboard Google PageRank Widget

But if you want to monitor multiple sites at once, you should install Konfabulator and download PageRank.

Konfabulator PageRank Widget

This Konfabulator widget also works on Windows and Mac OS X 10.3.

Then there is DigitalPoint.com’s PageRank Toolbar which is a Macintosh only widget for Konfabulator.

Konfabulator PageRank Toolbar Widget for Macintosh

Unlike the previous two widgets which require user input, this widget automatically checks what site is loaded in Safari and displays the PageRank.

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Mac OS X Tiger Network Speed Fix

Over the weekend I noticed that browsing in Safari and in Firefox was significantly slower than normal and since I had upgraded my Powerbook to Mac OS X Tiger, I figured it was probably a bug and Apple would fix it in 10.4.2 or some other update. However I started to look at it and see if I could fix it myself.

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