Category: Firefox

Download Firefox 18 Alpha

By | September 12, 2012 | 5 Comments

Download Firefox 18 AlphaFeatures IonMonkey.

If you thought that the JavaScript engines couldn’t possible become any faster, you were wrong. According to the recent blog post. Mozilla has just released the alpha version of the Firefox 18 web browser and boy does it look good.

Long story short, IonMonkey is a new JavaScript JIT, which optimizes JavaScript before it’s converted to the machine code.
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Firefox OS Demoed On A ZTE Phone

By | September 11, 2012 | 5 Comments

Well, here is something for those who are excited about the upcoming mobile operating system from the Mozilla itself.
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Firefox And Opera Security: Phisher Life Just Got Easier

By | September 5, 2012 | 5 Comments

Firefox And Opera Security: Phisher Life Just Got EasierPhishing by the data URI.

According to a report from TheRegister, Henning Klevjer, a student from Norway, has modified a somewhat old phishing technique (documented by Billy Rios and Nathan McFeters), which allows phishers to hide the entire malicious web page and transform it into a clickable link.
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August, 2012 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome, Safari – Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera – Down

By | September 3, 2012 | 2 Comments


As the summer passes by, it’s time to find out, how exactly did your favorite web browser perform in the month of August.

Starting with the Internet Explorer, we resume the long and unsurprising downtrend, down from 53.93% to 53.60% (0.33 point decrease).
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Download Firefox 15 Final

By | August 29, 2012 | 6 Comments

Download Firefox 15 FinalGood news, it looks like Mozilla has speeded up its development cycle and released the final version of the Firefox 15 web browser ahead of its schedule.

So what’s new in this particular version? According to the changelog, there are a couple of nice new features, including the silent background updates, support for SPDY networking protocol v3 and optimized memory usage for the extensions.

However, those are not the only changes, here is a list of other new features and tweaks:
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Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) vs. Firefox 15, 14 vs. Google Chrome 23 vs. Opera 12.5

By | August 28, 2012 | 8 Comments

Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) vs. Firefox 15, 14 vs. Google Chrome 23 vs. Opera 12.5As we have reported earlier, Google has decided to create a yet another JavaScript benchmark and after publishing some preliminary browser results from other sources, we have decided to do a test of our own.

Web Browsers

Internet Explorer 10 Release Preview (Build 10.0.8400.0)
Firefox 14 (Version 14.0.1)
Firefox 15 Beta 5
Google Chrome 23 Dev (Build 23.0.1246.0)
Opera 12.5 Pre-Alpha (Build 1546)
Opera 12.5 Pre-Alpha (Build 1538)
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Octane JavaScript Benchmark Scores

By | August 27, 2012 | 9 Comments

Octane JavaScript Benchmark ScoresAs if there weren’t enough JavaScript benchmarks, the search giant has recently revealed a new one and it’s called “Octane”.

Why? According to Google, they wanted to create something that combines full, unaltered and well-known web applications and libraries.

Here are the initial results (higher is better):
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Firefox Metro Coming In September

By | August 17, 2012 | 9 Comments

Firefox Metro Coming In SeptemberThe final version might miss the Windows 8 launch window.

Good news, following the recent RTM release of the Windows 8, Mozilla has announced that they too will be publishing the preview build of the Firefox Modern (formerly known as Metro) web browser sometime in September.
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Firefox OS Runs Fine On The Raspberry Pi

By | August 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Firefox OS Runs Fine On The Raspberry PiRaspberry Pi, a single board computer for only $25, has been making some waves in the tech community. Now, Oleg Romashin, Nokia’s principal engineer, has released a video, which shows the Firefox OS runtime running on such system.

According to Oleg, it was able to achieve a solid 60 frames per second for the WebGL animations, which is kind of neat, considering both hardware and software.
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Top 8: Most Popular Firefox Extensions Revealed

By | August 14, 2012 | 11 Comments

Top 8: Most Popular Firefox Extensions RevealedWho needs top 10 lists anyway?

Some time ago, Mozilla has announced that Firefox add-ons have been downloaded more than 3 billion times. In addition to that, the open source organization has revealed the top 8 add-ons by downloads. Why top 8 and not top 10? We have no idea.

Anyway, here is a list of the mentioned extensions, from least to most popular:
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