Items tagged with Firefox

Google's Chrome exited beta last December, well ahead of when you might normally expect a Google product to do so. It wasn't, however, because the browser was necessarily ready for prime time; it was because OEMs would not pre-install a beta product on their computers, and Google longed for those deals. It's finally managed to ink such a deal,... Read more...
Internet Explorer 8 is the safest web browser on the market, according to a pair of studies sponsored by, um, Microsoft.One study focused on socially engineered malware and the other on phishing.In the first study, NSS Labs found that IE8 caught 81 percent of live threats, while Firefox 3 caught 27 percent... Read more...
One billion. That's the amount of dollars that the Cash For Clunkers program devoured in just a week. That's also the amount of dollars you likely wish you had. And believe it or not, that's the amount of times Mozilla's Firefox browser has been downloaded since its inception in 2004. Just as July drew to a close, the one billionth download... Read more...
In early June, Apple released what is arguably its most significant upgrade to Safari yet: Safari 4. In typical Apple fashion, the company was quick to deem it the "world's fastest and most innovative browser." Today, we're setting out to find if that bold claim is indeed true, and we'll be breaking down the features of it--along with its... Read more...
In early June, Apple released what is arguably its most significant upgrade to Safari yet: Safari 4. In typical Apple fashion, the company was quick to deem it the "world's fastest and most innovative browser." Today, we're setting out to find if that bold claim is indeed true, and we'll be breaking down the features and performance profile... Read more...
It's hard to believe people are still using Internet Explorer 6, but it's true. In fact, Net Applications says that around 17% of users are still using the creaky old tab-less browser. You can expect it to be a lot less popular once YouTube dumps support of it, however. Yes, those who are working for companies that still require IE6 (and there... Read more...
Oh no, the Web browser sky is falling! Or is it? A recent report from TechCrunch, citing figures from StatCounter, shows that Microsoft's long-standing Internet Explorer has lost just under 12% of its market share over the past few months. We're not sure how you feel about it, but to us, 12% in a matter of months is pretty significant.If you... Read more...
Mozilla announced a major update to its popular Firefox browser. Firefox 3.5 features performance improvements, privacy enhancements, support for new Web standards, and greater customization options. According to Mozilla, Firefox 3.5 is the best performing browser it has ever released. This latest version is more than two times faster than... Read more...
Opera, the company behind the Opera browser, has been gathering some publicity lately, talking about a concept called "Opera Unite." On Tuesday, they unveiled the project, which basically turns your computer into a web server. Share what you want, without using a third party (Facebook, YouTube, MySpace, FlipShare) to host it. The advantage... Read more...
Fennec, or Firefox Mobile, has finally reached the magic Alpha milestone. Prior to now, it was only available for the Nokia N800 / N810, or you could use a pre-Alpha version on the HTC Touch Pro. It wasn't all that encouraging that the first pre-Alpha release had a showstopper bug.On Friday, Mozilla announced that the Windows Mobile version... Read more...
Many consider the Firefox extensions Adblock Plus and NoScript in positive ways.  We've also indicated that the extension system on Firefox is one reason we're not looking to change to Chrome; we have too many extensions to do so. But one problem is that there's no current way, except for ads or donations, for developers to monetize their... Read more...
Mozilla released Firefox 3.0.9 yesterday, fixing more than nine security flaws - some of which were termed critical, causing crashes in Firefox 3 and, occasionally, in Firefox 2. Some of the crashes corrupted memory.One of the issues dealt with JavaScript running in mail programs on Firefox and Thunderbird (which shares the Firefox browser... Read more...
If you’ve been waiting to get your hands on the latest browser from Mozilla, you won’t have to wait much longer. The next version of Firefox is nearly complete, as evidenced by yesterday’s release of Firefox 3.1 Beta 3, the fifth development milestone in the popular web browser. Beta 3 has been plagued by delays. Mozilla originally intended... Read more...
Whenever we look at browser stats from various market research firms, we're surprised by the number of Internet Explorer 6 users there still are. Apparently annoyed by all these users who seemingly still having joined the "tabbed" browser generation, a prominent Norwegian Web site is fostering a movement kick IE6 to the curb. FINN.no, which... Read more...
Fennec, AKA Firefox Mobile, is targeted for an initial release on the Windows Mobile-powered HTC Touch Pro during the first week in February, according to a post of meeting minutes on the developer wiki. According to the minutes: We are targeting a Milestone release for the first week of February, targeting the HTC touch pro. We are two patches... Read more...
In December of 2007, Internet Explorer's market share was 76.04%. By December 2008, it had dropped to 68.15%, or 10.4%. Meanwhile, Firefox increased its market share from 16.8% to 21.34%, a rise of 27%. These figures come from the latest browser share report from Net Applications. Additionally, Safari rose from 5.59% in December 2007 to 7.93%... Read more...
It appears as if Internet Explorer isn’t the only browser that’s been hit by bugs and security flaws lately. Mozilla and Opera have also released patches and updates for their respective browsers. In addition to updates for its popular Firefox browser, Mozilla recently released updates to its Thunderbird e-mail client and its SeaMonkey application... Read more...
How long has Google's Gmail been in beta? Years. And yet a report indicates that Google wants to take its Chrome web browser out of beta, only three months after its first beta release. Seems difficult to imagine, what with the product's still buginess, but there's an apparent method to this madness. According to TechCrunch, VP Marissa Mayer... Read more...
For the first time ever, Mozilla’s Firefox has held 20% of the Internet browser market over an entire month. This is bad news for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, which lost 1.5 points over the previous month, and 5.8 points over the year. Firefox isn’t the only browser that has stolen market share from Internet Explorer, however. Apple’s Safari... Read more...
As part of Amazon's AWS service they provide online storage at very low rates via the Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3). S3 combined with the S3 Amazon Firefox Add-on provide an extremely easy to use means to upload files via the Firefox web browser.  Just open the add-on that resides in the lower right portion of Firefox, select (double-click)... Read more...
Mozilla’s mobile Firefox browser, dubbed Fennec, just got one step closer to launch. Last week, Mozilla formally released the alpha version of the mobile browser for developers. At release, the alpha version is only available to Nokia N800 and N810 Internet Tablets, but it’s also available for Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs so developers and... Read more...
Faced with concerns that users might switch over to IE8 or Google's new Chrome so they can browse porn, er, we mean privately, Mozilla has reversed course on Privacy Mode, which had been out for Firefox 3.1.  The upcoming release will indeed support Privacy Mode, popularly known as "Porn Mode." Both IE8 in its current Beta 2 form and... Read more...
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