All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Firefox’

The Future Of Firefox Mobile

Firefox Mobile has been pretty great to me so far, and I’m sure it has been the same for the 8 million plus users who have downloaded it. While it’s not moving from Android anytime soon, it would be good to know where the platform is heading in the future. Chris Lord, one of the developers for Firefox Mobile, updated …

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Mozilla: “The Web Is The Platform”

Christian Heilmann, a self professed developer evangelist working for Mozilla, recently gave a talk at New Work City for MDN Hack Day. The 25-minute talk touches upon what the Web is and what Mozilla is doing to keep the Web open. He opens the talk with a humorous anecdote on how people always associate Mozilla with Firefox. He wants to …

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Google Referrals To Get Even More Mysterious

Last fall, Google launched encrypted search (via SSL) as the default setting for signed in users, expanding the feature to the worldwide level earlier this month. The amount of encrypted searches may soon go up . Webmasters, SEOs and marketers haven’t been entirely thrilled with the whole thing, because with the encrypted search, much of the Google referral data in …

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Mozilla Wants To Make Firefox More Socialable

Is Mozilla trying to turn Firefox into a social media browser? Not exactly, but the developers understand that if more social platform features were built into their browser, it would make their flagship product much more desirable to a generation that uses social media platforms the way older generations used food for sustenance. To facilitate the process of making Firefox …

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Firefox For Windows 8 Metro Now In Development

Mozilla has begun development for a Metro version of their Firefox web browser, the company has announced. Development of the new browser version began on Monday of last week. There is currently no projected timeline for the browser’s release. Developing a Windows 8-compatible version of Firefox is not in itself terribly difficult. The problem comes in making it compatible with …

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Firefox Remains Android-Only, No Plans For iOS

Even though Google’s focus, in relation to smartphone web browsing anyway, is firmly on Google Chrome for the Android, that doesn’t mean Mozilla has any plans of branching out to other mobile phone platforms. Thanks to a report at Pocket-lint, Mozilla’s goals for Firefox Mobile have been solidified, saying the Android platform is where the Firefox browser will remain for …

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EFF Releases HTTPS Everywhere Extension For Firefox, Chrome

Like it or not, the internet is changing. We who use the internet have passed into the era of uncertain privacy and questionable surveillance of our online activities. Rather than await the full implications of what the Googles and Facebooks are doing with our private information, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Tor have partnered to not only encourage internet users …

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Mozilla Addresses Online Tracking With Collusion

Because privacy is such the buzz word in relation to Internet activities nowadays, something like this from a popular browser developer only makes sense. What we have is the Collusion add-on from Mozilla, a Firefox extension that allows users to see which sites are tracking their movements across the web. According to the description, Collusion shows users how their data …

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HTTPS Everywhere Updated To Detect Security Holes

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has announced an update to their HTTPS Everywhere Firefox extension. The update adds a “Decentralized SSL Observatory” feature that looks for weaknesses in the encryption of sites that users are visiting. When it detects a security weakness, it alerts users that they are on a site that could leave them exposed to various kinds of tracking …

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Mozilla Announces Open Web Devices At Mobile World Congress 2012

Mozilla has always been one of the largest supporters of open web standards including HTML5. They made their support more official this week with a pair of announcements at Barcelona. According to the Mozilla blog, the company said it will be attending this year’s Mobile World Congress with the intent to promote “an open, people-centric Web for consumers and developers …

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Firefox 11 Gets SPDY

It was just last week that Google was talking about SPDY gaining adoption. Google announced SPDY in 2009 as a protocol for transporting content over the web. SPDY, Google explained, was designed for minimizing latency through features like multiplexed streams, request prioritization and HTTP header compression. This week, Mozilla launched Firefox 10, but it is Firefox 11 that will be …

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Firefox 10 Now Available

Firefox 10 launched today as a silent update so as not to disturb intrepid Web users. The update, as we reported yesterday, brings new features to the browser, but nothing worth celebrating over. The update features extension improvements with most extensions that work on Firefox 4 working on Firefox 10. It includes support for full-screen Web apps and anti-aliasing for …

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