Category: Apple

Firefox Finally Coming To iPhone & iPad

By | December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Firefox Finally Coming To iPhone & iPadThe months of declining Firefox market share might soon come to an end or at least a slow down, as according to Mozilla’s Release Manager, Lukas Blakk, has announced that after years of refusal, the open source organization is finally bringing Firefox to iOS.

He wrote, “We need to be where our users are so we’re going to get Firefox on iOS #mozlandia”

Why the sudden change? While we may never know all the possible reasons, one of the key elements could be a shift in Apple’s strategy itself, where the tech giant (since the WWDC 2014) announced the availability of WKWebView for all the developers:
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Mozilla Does Not Like Android & IOS

By | November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mozilla Does Not Like Android & IOSBlackBerry and Windows Phone get no “love” at all.

Following the 10th birthday and search deal negotiations with Google, Mozilla is using the momentum to blast Google and Apple mobile operating systems for their lack of openness.

According to Mozilla’s chief technology officer, Andreas Gal, both dominant OS’es lack transparency as users are not informed on what happens with their data.
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iOS 8: Better Facebook, Twitter App Performance Coming

By | June 5, 2014 | 1 Comment

iOS 8: Better Facebook, Twitter App Performance ComingImproved WebKit engine soon to be available on all apps.

When Apple revealed iOS7, it featured an improved Nitro JavaScript engine, providing with a great boost in performance for various 1st party apps. How so? Well, as it turned out, due to various restrictions, developers were left with a slower version instead.

Now, it looks like Apple has finally reversed this decision and is allowing third parties to access this very engine. What does that mean? All apps will now be able to use the improved engine, offering a boost in performance for apps like Facebook, Twitter and more.
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Apple’s iCloud Now Supports Chrome & Firefox Bookmarks

By | September 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Apple’s iCloud Now Supports Chrome & Firefox Bookmarks

Windows users rejoice.

If you’ve been using Apple’s iCloud service on Windows but found a lack of Firefox and Chrome bookmarks support disappointing then good news because this is exactly what the recent update includes.

Yes, you can finally sync all major browser bookmarks (Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome) on your PC’s.

Man Uses Safari To Watch Porn, Sues Apple Afterwards

By | July 15, 2013 | 3 Comments

Man Uses Safari To Watch Porn, Sues Apple AfterwardsI don’t want to live on this planet anymore.

The situation itself is so moronic that I am not sure where to begin with. Basically, some guy watched porn using Safari web browser and now is suing Apple because it lead to an unfair competition between his wife and pornstars, resulting in damaged marriage.

That’s pretty much it, if you are curious enough to read an official statement (he argues that Apple should have a “safe mode” on by default), check the following page.

Apple Reveals Safari 7

By | June 13, 2013 | 10 Comments

Apple Reveals Safari 7Shows how far behind Apple really is.

Recently, Apple has revealed the seventh version of its Safari web browser, that (like Internet Explorer) gets rarely updated, so it should be a pretty big deal, at least for them.

What kind of crazy features did they add this time? Unfortunately, most of these are just catching up with competition, for example:
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Sleipnir 4.1 Now Available For Download

By | March 15, 2013 | 10 Comments

Sleipnir 4.1 Now Available For DownloadSleipnir, an interestingly different web browser for the Mac OS X, has been recently bumped to the version 4.1, which brings an interesting take on your frequently visited sites.

What is it all about? Sleipnir team implemented a new search function called “Portal Field”, which allows users to find pages they want to open by typing just 4 characters. While it sounds like a minor tweak, PF will also prioritize your bookmarks and highlight them in a displayed list (along with suggestions). Furthermore, when suggestions are already open, Sleipnir will take your to that tab to avoid increasing unnecessary tabs.
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Mozilla: No Firefox For iOS

By | March 13, 2013 | 10 Comments

Shatters your dreams.

Mozilla: No Firefox For iOSIf you’ve been hoping to see Firefox on iPhone or iPad then we have some bad news for you, according to Mozilla, the open source organization currently has no plans to create a Firefox version for iOS, at least until Apple changes its policy.

Currently, iOS developers are forced to use Apple’s UIWebView component and they have no access to a far superior, Nitro rendering engine, therefore, Mozilla sees no point to release a peace of software that is limited in an artificial way..
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Download Google Chrome 19 For Ipad And Iphone

By | June 29, 2012 | 2 Comments

Download Google Chrome 19 For Ipad And IphoneSlow yet feature rich.

Well, what do you know, after the recent Google Chrome release for the Android devices, here comes another one but this time it’s for the iOS.

Available for both iPhone and iPad, the following (and first) release includes a much slower version of the WebKit rendering engine (Safari’s Nitro is 4 times faster in the JavaScript benchmarks), desktop UI and same old problems that every other browser faces: you can’t set it as a default web browser.
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Mozilla Blames Microsoft, Says They Block Other Browsers

By | May 10, 2012 | 31 Comments

Mozilla Blames Microsoft, Says They Block Other Browsers

Forgets about the iPad.

Here is some drama for a Thursday night. In the tablet market where Apple pretty much dominates it with a healthy 90% market share mark (in terms of shipments), Mozilla decided to complain about no other than Microsoft, which, according to them, will not allow other browsers than IE to run in the Windows Classic mode on an ARM based, Windows RT OS.
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