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Excited About Firefox OS? Start Testing It Now

Mozilla is officially getting into the OS business early next year with Firefox OS, the new name for the long-time coming Boot 2 Gecko project. The operating system will run on smartphones and be entirely dependent upon HTML5 for all of its apps. Mozilla is now offering developers a chance to try out the Firefox OS on desktop first before …

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Firefox 15 Will Finally Fix Memory Leaks Caused By Add-Ons

Firefox 14 just came out earlier this week and brought some pretty neat stuff with it. At the time, I didn’t think that Firefox 15 would bring anything too groundbreaking to the digital table. I was wrong. One of the major problems with current builds of Firefox is that some add-ons can cause massive memory leaks that forces the browser …

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Firefox 14 Launches With Secure Search

Firefox 13 may have been the most substantial release of Firefox since moving to the new rapid release process and it will probably be the last one we’ll see for a while. The launch of Firefox 14 on Tuesday only brought a few new updates, but what’s there is good. The big update for Firefox 14 is that Google searches …

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Sit A Spell And Let Me Tell You The Tale Of HTML5 [Infographic]

Since its introduction in 2008, HTML5 has been heralded as the future of the Web. No longer would we be held back by individual plugins like Flash. The Web would be a free and open place with the many APIs provided by HTML5 leading the way. Where did the Web revolution start and where is it going? Let this lovely …

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Ex-Mozilla Employee Knows Why Firefox Is Losing To Chrome

It’s no secret that Firefox is losing the browser wars to Google Chrome. Everybody loves the simplicity and ease of use that Chrome brings with it. I would use Chrome if I didn’t have Waterfox and its wonderful 64-bit version of Firefox. It turns out that even a former Mozilla employee, Jono DiCarlo, recognizes this and lays out what he …

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Mozilla Leaves Thunderbird In The Hands Of Its Users

Birds are hard to take care of. I would never wish the duty of cleaning up after one of them, especially parrots, on anyone. Imagine all the work Mozilla must go through to take care of the terrifying Thunderbird. What’s that? Thunderbird is not a real bird, but just a personalized email client. Even so, there comes a time when …

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Does Anyone Actually Agree on What Do Not Track Means?

If you’ve been following issues regarding online privacy for the past year or so, you most likely have read or heard people talking about Do Not Track, the proposed utility that permits internet users to indicate to third-party data collectors that they do not wish to have their information tracked. In brief, the problem with third-party data collectors is that …

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Mozilla Testifies at U.S. Senate Committee Hearing on Do Not Track

Last Thursday, Mozilla testified at a United States Senate Commerce Committee hearing on do not track . The purpose of the hearing was to determine if voluntary efforts by those in the industry are enough to safeguard user privacy or if legislation is necessary. Representatives from a number of different groups presented a contrast of various opinions and attitudes on …

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Mozilla Bringing Cheap Smartphones To Developing Countries In 2013

We’ve known since February that Mozilla was working on a mobile OS for smartphones. The non-profit had a goal of creating cheap smartphones that were targeted at markets in developing countries. Those plans are now more concrete as Mozilla has announced the carriers that will distribute Firefox Mobile OS phones around the world. Today, Mozilla announced that seven carriers have …

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Mozilla Thimble Makes Web Page Design Simple

If you’re reading this, that means that you consume the Web in some fashion. You read, watch and play with all sorts of neat things all over the Internet. Do you create the Web though? A lot less people do that because code is complicated. Mozilla has an answer and it might help turn the Web from a culture of …

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Mozilla Junior Browser Coming To iPad

Mozilla has announced that they plan to enter the iOS browser market with Mozilla Junior. Mozilla’s Alex Limi said that with Junior, they set out to “reinvent the browser for a new form factor,” something that “everybody says they do… but nobody’s done.” Despite being the best tablet browsing experience available, Limi said Safari for iPad “is still a pretty …

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Mozilla And National Science Foundation Unite For Mozilla Ignite

Mozilla is probably the biggest proponent, outside of Google, of the power of the Web. They don’t believe in closed platforms or proprietary software. They believe in a future where everything is powered by a simple Web browser. To help advance that future, the non-profit is announcing a new contest. Mozilla and the National Science Foundation will be announcing a …

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