All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Mozilla’

Firefox 13 Home and New Tab Pages Get Redesigns

If it works for another browser, why not incorporate it into your own, right? Much like Internet Explorer introduced tabbed browsing based off of the success of Firefox, Firefox is taking at least one page from Google Chrome’s playbook; the one regarding what to display when a user clicks a the “new tab” button. With that in mind, two of …

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Firefox 13 Releases A Day Before Official Launch

I’ve been playing around with the Firefox 13 beta for a while now hoping for the day that the official Firefox 13 release would be upon us. While the actual release is tomorrow, you can grab an early version right now. If you’ve been using the Firefox 13 beta for any time at all, most of the updates contained in …

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Mozilla Reveals its ‘Webmaker’ Education Initiative

Today Mozilla launched a new program it is calling “Mozilla Webmaker” to promote more widespread knowledge about how the internet works and how to help create it. Mozilla’s stated goal is to “help millions of people move from using the web to making the web.” It believes web coding should be considered as important as a core school subject. “The …

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Chrome Overtakes IE as the World’s Most Used Browser

The dethroning of Internet Explorer has been a long time coming. For years Microsoft’s browser sat at the top of the browser heap, stagnating and becoming bloated. First Netscape, and the Mozilla tried to take Internet Explorer down with good design, modulability, and other modern features. Those browsers never spread too far beyond a core of internet-savvy users, though. When …

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Mozilla Shows Off New Firefox For Android Design

I love Firefox on my Android phone. It’s everything that I could hope for from a mobile Web browser. I will be the first to admit that it’s a little ugly though. It’s a mobile Web browser, all of them are ugly to some degree because the screen is too small. That’s not a good enough excuse and Mozilla completely …

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Google Chrome Gets Experimental Web Intents API

Google launched the lastest stable release of Chrome yesterday. The big update was the addition of tab syncing across all platforms using a Google ID that’s signed into Chrome. There was another update, however, that is much more valuable to developers. Announced last year, Google’s Web Intents project is now available in the stable release of Chrome. As was explained …

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Mozilla Slams Apple’s “Walled-Garden” Philosophy

Apple is undoubtedly good at what they do. They create products that appeal to a large audience and many people have said that products like the iPad make it easier for people to interact with technology. Mozilla says bollocks to all of that in a recent interview. Speaking to TechRadar, the company that Firefox built says that Apple is turning …

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Mozilla Makes Firefox 13 Super Speedy

Firefox 13 is going to be pretty grand. I’ve been using the beta for a while now and it’s faster than the few previous versions that we’ve seen. What makes Firefox 13 the speediest release of the browser to date? A host of improvements thanks to Project Snappy. Lawrence Mandel, Firefox Engineering Program Manager, says that Firefox realized that the …

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Microsoft Killing Browser Competition On Windows RT Says Mozilla And Google

Windows RT was the oddity of the pack when Microsoft announced the different versions of Windows 8 last month. For those just catching up, it’s a version of Windows 8 built just for mobile, specifically ARM-based platforms like tablets. It could also be used in future ARM-based low-power PCs. This new version of Windows has Mozilla and Google concerned for …

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Firefox Memory Leaks Somewhat Fixed With Patch

If you’re like me, you use a lot of add-ons with your Firefox build. They help make the Web a better, brighter place. Unfortunately, these add-ons occasionally cause memory leaks which can bog down Firefox and generally make the browser slower. Fortunately for us, Nicholas Nethercote, a Firefox team member, turned us on to a patch from Kyle Huey that …

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Mozilla Details Firefox Release Channels

I’m sure many of you know about Firefox and you probably even used it at one point or another. You might even still be a huge fan of the browser, like me, and become invested in testing out new features seen in Beta, Aurora and Nightly. If none of those things made sense, you probably aren’t aware of the Firefox …

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Mozilla Cares About Your Privacy, Even In Apps

Mozilla has always been a friend of the Internet. The non-profit puts the user first and they made that even more clear when the corporation came out against CISPA last week. Now, it’s no secret that Mozilla is developing an app store called the Mozilla Marketplace and Mozilla wants developers to make sure they aren’t keeping any secrets either. Late …

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