After the recent Opera release, Mozilla did too publish the final build of Firefox 20. If you haven’t downloaded it already, check the links below as it does include some nice improvements.
As we reported earlier, Firefox 20 finally includes a per window private browsing option so you no longer have to launch a separate session just to do some gift shopping.
In addition to that, users will be able to close hanging plugins, without hanging the browser itself and most importantly, enjoy the new download manager (finally).
Promotion comes as a 360p video.
With OdinMonkey (see benchmarks below).
Good news for all the Firefox enthusiasts out there, Mozilla has just released the very first alpha build of Firefox 22, which includes OdinMonkey module.
Doesn’t want to frustrate consumers.
After reaching the point where average Joe now heavily influences the overall direction of the product, you will hear tech enthusiasts complain that companies are “dumbing down” everything just to please the masses.
Time to go back to IE?
Now here is something you won’t hear that often. Despite the common hate for Adobe’s Flash and Oracle’s Java plugins, it looks like they are not the major offenders when it comes to the actual number of vulnerabilities.
According to the latest report by security firm Secunia, Google Chrome, Firefox and iTunes are responsible for the majority of Windows security issues. As it turns out, 86% of all Windows vulnerabilities in 2012 (up from 78% last year) come from non-Microsoft applications and here is the actual list (vulnerabilities – product name):
Shatters your dreams.
If 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..
February, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Up; Google Chrome – Down
If yesterday’s mobile browsers data is not exactly your cup of tea then we have another solution for you and it’s all about the desktop. As you might have guessed from the title, February was a pretty interesting month indeed.
No one cared about Safari.
With the Pwn2Own hacking contest coming to an end, it was revealed that every major web browser was hacked.
Google Chrome exploit allowed for a full breakout from its invincible sandbox resulting in a $100,000 reward, while both Firefox and Internet Explorer were exploited by a security firm VUPEN, resulting in a total of $160,000 in bounty payments ($60,000 and $100,000 respectively).
What about Safari? As it turns out, no one even pre-registered for Apple’s web browser this year despite the $75,000 prize.
Will block third party cookies by default.
Now here is something that will make a lot of ad agencies mad and users happy. According to the latest report by Web Policy, starting with Firefox 22, it will block all third party cookies by default, which is what Safari did for quite some time now.
So what does that mean? Third party cookies will no longer work and you won’t be tracked, unless you have previously visited the original advertiser’s web site before that.