Category: Firefox

WebRTC Just Became Usable

By | February 6, 2013 | 9 Comments

After Microsoft has successfully demonstrated their own implementation of the VOIP API, we wondered how long will it take for the WebRTC developers to respond.
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January, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer Surpasses The 55% Mark

By | February 5, 2013 | 6 Comments


Well, it’s that time of the month again and as you might have guessed from the title, 2013 could be a year of major changes. That’s what Obama has promised, right?
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January, 2013 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer – Up; Opera Mini, Android – Down

By | February 4, 2013 | 4 Comments


As the “New Year” passes by, it’s time to take a look at the mobile market share data for January, 2013, which includes one new player: Internet Explorer.
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Mozilla To Block Most Of The Firefox Plugins By Default

By | February 1, 2013 | 5 Comments

Mozilla To Block Most Of The Firefox Plugins By DefaultNo ETA yet.

In an effort to make maximize Firefox’s security, Mozilla has announced its plan to block all 3rd party plugins from loading by default with one exception being the latest version of Adobe Flash.

This includes Microsoft’s Silverlight and Adobe’s Acrobat Reader, even if they run the latest version of a said plugin. Ironically, Flash is known to be far less secure than the Silverlight so it looks like Mozilla is choosing popularity over security.
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Chartbeat, A Real Time Market Share Monitoring Tool

By | January 25, 2013 | 5 Comments

Chartbeat, A Real Time Market Share Monitoring Tool

No Opera in sight.

If monthly or daily market share numbers no longer satisfy your curiosity, then we might have just found a solution for you: Chartbeat.
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Mozilla Reveals The Firefox OS Developer Preview Phone

By | January 23, 2013 | 2 Comments

Mozilla Reveals The Firefox OS Developer Preview PhoneFront reminds us of the iPhone.

After demonstrating Firefox OS on a couple of unbranded and bland looking devices, Mozilla has just announced two developer preview phones, and they do indeed look better than expected.

What is more interesting though are the specs. Although it was speculated that Firefox OS will be limited to the low and/or mid-range phones, developer devices are far from slow, which is both exciting and concerning. If these devices are an exception, we wonder how will developers be able to test their apps and make sure that they run smoothly on a far less powerful phone.
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Rumor: Firefox Junior Coming In 1H 2013

By | January 22, 2013 | 2 Comments

Rumor: Firefox Junior Coming In 1H 2013Another iPad web browser.

Back in June, 2012, Mozilla has revealed their upcoming project: Firefox Junior, which, just like Opera Ice and Internet Explorer, focuses on a full page experience.

Now, according to a Polish web site Komputer Swiat, Junior will be released in the first half of 2012, giving Mozilla 4 more months to polish things up.

If you are not exactly sure what this new project is all about, check the following video.
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Microsoft Releases A Demo Of Its Own Web Audio / Video Chat Standard

By | January 18, 2013 | 5 Comments

Microsoft Releases A Demo Of Its Own Web Audio / Video Chat StandardOver the WebRTC, which doesn’t seem to be standardized.

Back in 2012, WebRTC, Google’s proposed web standard for audio, video chat and P2P file transfers, has gained a wide acceptance among various web browser vendors, including: Firefox, Opera, Maxthon and Google Chrome. While Apple is yet to implement and comment on WebRTC, Microsoft did raise some concerns and suggested their own web standard. That was back in August.
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Download Firefox 19 Beta

By | January 15, 2013 | 3 Comments

Download Firefox 19 BetaGood bye, Foxit.

The releases just don’t stop, do they? Recently, Mozilla has pushed a new Firefox build to its beta channel, which will especially benefit those looking to install as few applications as possible.

So what is it all about? Well, it looks like you won’t be needing Foxit (or any other PDF reader) anymore as Firefox 19 includes a built-in PDF viewer. Thanks to the power of HTML5 and JavaScript, not only will you be able to view various documents on your PC, but also a tablet or even a mobile phone. That’s pretty remarkable if you ask us.
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Firefox 19 Beta For Android Released

By | January 14, 2013 | 2 Comments

Firefox 19 Beta For Android ReleasedAims for broader audience.

Following Google Chrome, Mozilla too has released a new beta version of its Firefox browser for Android, which includes one important change: a broader support for phones with ARMv6 processors.

According to Mozilla, they have reduced the overall app requirements from 800 MHz to 600 MHz, allowing users with handsets like LG Optimus One, HTC Wildfire S and ZTE R750 to test their bellowed web browser.
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