Category: Firefox

Microsoft Starts Abusing Windows 10 Users to Gain Market Share

By | October 19, 2015 | 2 Comments

Microsoft Starts Abusing Windows 10 Users to Gain Market ShareWhen Opera complained about bundling Internet Explorer with Windows 7 to the EU and asked to include the famous browser ballot screen, we thought it wasn’t the best decision for the consumers as most have no idea what they are doing on their machines and an extra pop-up could have confused them even more.

Then, Mozilla complained that setting Firefox as default web browser in Windows 10 is not exactly as straightforward as it should be, and then we too did not understand what was the fuss all about. It was easy, at least for us.

Well, third time is the charm, as it looks like Microsoft has started nagging Windows 10 users to give their (incomplete and broken) Edge browser another go. According to the latest report, this is what happens in the latest Windows 10 preview (build 10568) when you switch to Chrome, Firefox or any other (better) web browser:
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September, 2015 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome, Safari, Opera – Up, Internet Explorer, Firefox – Down

By | October 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

After focusing on the Microsoft Edge specifically in our last post, it’s time to pick up the pace and reveal the rest of the desktop market share numbers.
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Firefox 42 Beta for Android

By | September 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Firefox 42 Beta for AndroidOne of the great things about Mozilla and their releases is the fact that they choose to publish both PC and Mobile builds at the same time and Firefox 42 Beta is no exception.

So what exactly is new in this version?

- The private browsing with tracking protection will now block various web elements that could lead to your tracking.

- Scrollable tabs for panels navigation
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Download Firefox 42 Beta

By | September 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Download Firefox 42 BetaIt’s time to enhance your privacy.

Recently, Mozilla has published the beta version of Firefox 42 web browser, which includes some very welcome changes and new features.

One of which will inform about the annoying tab that is playing music and allow you to mute it.

However, as far as the privacy enhancements go (the main point of Firefox 42), it now protects users from the third party tracking when using Private Browsing mode. In addition to that, there is a Control Center for Private Browsing, where you can control site settings and security in one place.
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Worldwide Web Browsers Market Share (Animation)

By | September 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Worldwide Web Browsers Market Share (Animation)Recently, Business Insider has posted an article, which includes a bunch of browsers market share data from 2008 all the way to 2015.

While it looks cool and interesting, we have decided to go one step further and blend all these images into a simple animation, giving you a better look on how exactly did the browsers battled for the dominance since 2008 and how was Internet Explorer (and then Firefox) overtaken by Google Chrome.

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Mozilla’s Bugzilla Compromised, Sensitive Data Stolen

By | September 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mozilla’s Bugzilla Compromised, Sensitive Data StolenDoes not appear to be as bad as one might think.

Bugzilla, a bug tracker that is used by Mozilla, Webkit, FreeBSD, the Linux kernel, Apache and many other vendors, has been recently compromised.

As detailed in the blog post, the attacker broke into one of the accounts and gained access to the security sensitive data. Mozilla also believes that the newly acquired information then was used to attack Firefox users. On a positive note, it looks like the vulnerability that he or she reportedly exploited has already been patched at the end of August.
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Mozilla Starts Firefox For IOS Rollout, Hint: It’s Promising

By | September 4, 2015 | 1 Comment

Mozilla Starts Firefox For IOS Rollout, Hint: It’s PromisingNew Zealand is first on the list.

After refusing to create Firefox for iOS in the first place and them giving in to the pressure, Mozilla has finally announced the limited availability of Firefox for Apple’s devices.

Interestingly enough, the first preview is only available for the consumers in New Zealand with more countries said to be added later this year. We are not entirely sure why did Mozilla choose NZ (although we can guess), but the open source organization said that now their goal is to simply collect feedback and use it to shape up the overall development of Firefox for iOS.
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Microsoft Edge Grabs 2% Of The Desktop Market Share

By | September 1, 2015 | 1 Comment

Still not visible on the chart.

With more than 75 million of PCs running Windows 10, it looks like Microsoft Edge has finally received enough users to surpass at least one of the top 5 web browsers.
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Following The Hate Speech, Mozilla Threatens To Fire Its Possible Employee

By | August 25, 2015 | 1 Comment

Following The Hate Speech, Mozilla Threatens To Fire Its Possible EmployeeInstead of focusing on making browser better, Chris switches to the politics.

Recently, a series of anonymous comments were posted on reddit that caught attention of the Mozilla CEO itself, Chris Beard.

Posted by the user aioyama, it made some pretty what people consider “disrespectful” statements, including Mozilla’s former employees:

“Frankly everyone was glad to see the back of Christie Koehler. She was batshit insane and permanently offended at everything. When she and the rest of her blue-haired nose-pierced asshole feminists are gone, the tech industry will breathe a sigh of relief.”

As well as
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Firefox Will Soon Support Chrome Extensions Codebase

By | August 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Firefox Will Soon Support Chrome Extensions CodebaseBut prepare to wait.

In an effort to catch up with its competitors, Mozilla has announced plans to adopt a new extension API, called WebExtensions, which basically means that add-ons created for Google Chrome or Opera web browsers will be compatible with the upcoming Firefox 42 release, with minimal changes required before submitting to the store.

In addition to that, Mozilla will also disable unsigned and unreviewed extensions from running inside the web browser.

Lastly, Electrolysis, a multi process Firefox, which is long overdue is still planned and should be enabled by default in Firefox 43, which is still miles away.
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