Items tagged with Mozilla

Mozilla has been experimenting with an interesting idea called Boot 2 Gecko. Essentially, B2G (as it’s called) is a mobile operating system based on the Web, as opposed to what the project’s wiki calls “proprietary, single-vendor stacks”. Mozilla has something there--open Web technologies indeed increasingly provide... Read more...
Firefox has had its share of problems over the years, the biggest (and most persistent) one being the well documented memory leak. Some suffer from it, others don't. But frequent crashes? If you happen to be experiencing those, check your add-ons, and specifically look for McAfee's SecureScan. According to Mozilla... Read more...
The cool thing about Firefox's rapid release schedule is you never have to wait very wait very long for whatever potentially awesome features (or big time bug fixes) are included in the next build. That's rad. It also comes at a cost. After a while, it feels like we spend more time going through the update routine --... Read more...
No sooner did Mozilla release its Firefox 7 browser to the public in final form, the browser maker has now made available the next version in beta trim. Such is the way it goes with Mozilla's recently adopted rapid release schedule. Should you rush out and grab the Firefox 8 beta before the paint has even had a chance... Read more...
Mozilla batted around the idea of implementing an even faster release schedule for its Firefox browser, one that would kick it's already rapid release schedule into overdrive. Mozilla Engineering Manager Josh Aas initiated the discussion last week when he proposed reducing the time in between browser builds from six weeks to five weeks. "There... Read more...
Mozilla has been working hard on adapting its Firefox browser for mobile devices, with an increasing focus on a browser just for tablets. That browser, named Fennec, has now started appearing in "nightly build" form for developers. "It has now reached a functional state that is good enough for getting some early feedback," said Mozilla developer... Read more...
Mozilla has begun development on an ambitious new project with the goal of providing a single application development environment for modern mobile devices. The project, named WebAPI, is Mozilla's attempt at breaking down the barriers between propriety app systems on iOS, Android, and others. Mozilla wants to provide a consistent, cross-platform,... Read more...
Feeling pressured to switch from Mozilla Firefox to Google Chrome simply because you can't possibly wait another day for a new browser update? Don't sweat it. Even though Firefox 6 is still an agonizing 24 hours away from release, you can get a jump on less savvy PC users by downloading the final version of Firefox 6 today! Let us reiterate... Read more...
If you've ever yelled at your PC, "Holy system resources, Batman! Firefox is chewing through all my memory!," then you may have bigger issues than browser memory leaks (don't worry, we have issues too...). But you're also not alone. Firefox's frustrating tendency to continually grab more memory until you're forced to shut it down and restart... Read more...
Mozilla is working on a project that could eliminate the need for passwords and the sign-up/verification processes on websites. Mozilla's BrowserID is an experimental way of logging in to websites. BrowserID uses the verified email protocol and aims to offer a streamlined user experience. After a user proves ownership of an email address,... Read more...
Last week, Mozilla released Firefox 5--just three months after launching Firefox 4. While the company had previously indicated it was moving to a faster release schedule and a whole-number versioning system, the launch caught many users, particularly corporations, off guard. Mozilla claimed that a rapid release... Read more...
The full, Gold-master release of Firefox 4 is still behind held close to the chest, but already Mozilla is thinking about Firefox 5. The next major iteration of the browser is destined to bring about some fairly serious upgrades, and the company managed to ship the beta of FF5 last Friday, right on time. It's also proof that the company is... Read more...
With Firefox 4 still fresh off the assembly line, there's already talk of Mozilla's next major browser release, Firefox 5. Premature? Not in the world of technology, it isn't. Let's also not forget that Mozilla is adopting a Google Chrome-like development cycle, in which there will be several different builds to choose from, including pre-beta... Read more...
Reducing mobile power consumption has been a top priority of the PC industry for years. Much of the work in this area has focused on hardware, but a recent post from Microsoft's IE blog raises the question of whether or not browser choice can make a difference in battery life*. It's not a question people would've considered for most of the... Read more...
It's a big, bit week for Mozilla. Despite the fact that Microsoft also introduced Internet Explorer 9, Firefox 4 has also launched this week, but the war of the desktop browsers is just the start. There's also a growing battle on the mobile side, and with more and more browsers creating new versions for mobile operating systems, consumers... Read more...
The world still loves Firefox. That's what we learned from the launch of Firefox 4, which in a single day managed to grab hold of nearly 2 percent of the worldwide Internet browser market, according to StatCounter's statistics. That's more than both Opera 11 and IE9, the latter of which was released last week and claims a 0.87 percent share... Read more...
Note:  This is not a full review of IE9 in all its puissant glory but a quick tour of the new browser, its additional features and UI changes, and a quick check of its performance vis-à-vis the other major browser options. Internet Explorer 9 debuted this week into a flourishing browser market; Microsoft's new browser will have... Read more...
Slowly but surely, Mozilla's Firefox continues to grow into more and more of a respectable opponent to Microsoft's Internet Explorer. As the years have passed, more people have grown tired of IE's nagging and security holes, and Firefox has been able to capitalize like no other. The company's newest version of Firefox... Read more...
Buckle up folks, Mozilla promises its latest Firefox 4 Beta will knock your socks off with much improved JavaScript performance and blazing fast graphics rendering. In regards to the former, Mozilla added the JagerMonkey just-in-time (JIT) JavaScript compiler to Firefox 4 Beta 7, which along with the existing TraceMonkey JIT and SpiderMonkey's... Read more...
This news story comes straight from the "We couldn't make this up" file. It's a well known fact that banks offer different interest rates to different customers depending on the applicant's credit history, credit rating, and annual income. Somewhere along the line, one's choice of browser was apparently slipped into... Read more...
It's sort of amazing where we have come with mobile Browsing, really. Just think back in the year 2000. When people were ringing in the New Year, no one had a smartphone capable of Browsing the Web in a way that was even close to as comfortable as with a PC. It simply wasn't a reality. Today, smartphones are canned... Read more...
Good news for iPhone and iPod Touch users who are fans of Mozilla's Firefox browser. In a blog post this week, Mozilla announced that its Firefox Home application is now available for download for both platforms. The free app gives iPhone and iPod Touch owners the ability to access their Firefox desktop history, bookmarks, and open tabs from... Read more...
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