In what appears to be a great benefit for Firefox users, Mozilla has recently bumped its cash rewards salary from mere $500 to $3000. Therefore, it will likely increase Firefox security, as developers are keen on finding and reporting new security vulnerabilities.
In addition, company has announced that this offer not only includes Firefox, but also Firefox Mobile web browser.
Few weeks ago, Mozilla has submitted Firefox Home to Apple’s App Store and today, it was finally approved.
Here is how to get started (as from blog.mozilla.com):
- Install Firefox Sync, a free add-on for Firefox, on your desktop.
- Restart Firefox and follow prompts to create an account with both a password and a secret phrase.
- Go the App Store on your iPhone and search for “Firefox Home” or install it directly from iTunes.
- Launch Firefox Home on your iPhone. You’ll be prompted to enter your Firefox Sync account info. Enter your username, password and Secret Phrase and tap “Done.”
It looks like Mozilla has decided to remove and block “Mozilla Sniffer” add-on from addons.mozilla.org website after its review. In addition, blocklist will ask users for such extension uninstallation. Before deletion, add-on was already downloaded 1,800 times and is used by 334 people daily.
Gizmodo has sat down with Christopher Blizzard, Mozilla’s Director of Developer Relations to discuss the future of Firefox it’s competitors and browsers in general.
Furthermore, he confirmed that company is not going to develop Firefox for Windows Mobile/Phone 7 anytime soon.
Furthermore, Firefox 4 version will no longer require browser restart after installation is finished.
There are also more changes planned for 1.3 release, see roadmap for more details.
Thanks to Nox for the news tip.
Mozilla has just released the long awaited beta of Firefox 4 web browser.
Besides a lot of cosmetic changes (new Linux and Mac user interface is coming soon) and performance improvements, Firefox 4 also introduces everyone’s bellowed accelerated hardware support, as well as: new add-ons manager and extensions management API, full WebGL support and more.
If you are looking for a quick and painless way to share your favorite web pages with your friends, then Firefox Facebook Like add-on is for you, or as extension authors say:
Now you can share any page with your Facebook friends with the Facebook like button and see who on Facebook likes the current page your on.
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As yet another month has passed by, it’s time to find out, how browsers market share has evolved over past 30 days.
Since the launch of Firefox add-ons back in 2005, it took company more than 3 years to surpass 1 billion downloads mark (November 2008).