Category: Upcoming

Skyfire Receives Additional $8 Million In Funding

By | January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Skyfire Receives $8 Million In Funding

As if $23 million were not enough, Skyfire, a company behind mobile web browser for Android and iOS, has raised another $8 million in funding.

Although users can download Skyfire for free, which they did more than 12 million times, a video optimization feature dubbed as “Skyfire Video License” will cost you $2.99.
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Firefox To Ditch C++ In Favor Of Rust

By | January 25, 2012 | 18 Comments

Firefox To Ditch C++ In Favor Of Rust

If everything goes according to the plan, Rust, Mozilla’s experimental programming language that has been in development since 2006, could slowly replace C++, which is currently used by the open source organization.

Just like Google’s Go programming language, Rust syntax is similar to that of C and C++ and destined to provide memory safety, greater security and good concurrency support.
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First Firefox 13 Features, No Release Date Yet

By | January 23, 2012 | 4 Comments

First Firefox 13 Features Get DetailedAfter getting to know upcoming Firefox 11 and Firefox 12 web browsers features, here is what’s next for Mozilla:

Firefox 13 Features

Download Manager

Let’s start with some bad news. Even though the panel based download manager was pretty much confirmed for Firefox 12, it looks like you won’t see it till the Firefox 13 is released.
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Future Firefox Releases To Include Sandboxing And More

By | January 19, 2012 | 4 Comments

Future Firefox Releases To Include Sandboxing And MoreIf you are wondering what Mozilla has been up to recently, then this article is a good starting point.

According to Johnathan Nightingale, Mozilla’s Director of Firefox Engineering, the company has been quite busy at brainstorming and implementing new ideas to improve Firefox’s security,

First in the list is the JIT (just in time) compiler hardening, which should protect users against JIT spraying attacks.
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Mozilla Continues To Tweak Firefox’s Memory Usage

By | January 4, 2012 | 10 Comments

Mozilla Continues To Tweak Firefox Memory UsageAccording to a few tickets that are floating around the bugzilla.mozilla.org web site, it looks like the company behind the open source web browser is really determined to save you as many bytes of memory as possible.

Originally submitted back in July of 2011, a bug #670967, which was marked as resolved just a week ago, aims to “fire a memory-pressure event when the amount of available virtual address space or physical memory is low”.
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Firefox 11 Or Firefox 12 To Include 3D Web Inspector

By | January 2, 2012 | 4 Comments

Firefox 11 Or Firefox 12 To Include 3D Web Inspector

Available as a separate add-on as well.

Depending on how smooth things will go with Firefox 11 development, Mozilla plans to include a 3D web Inspector, which is already available in latest Firefox 11 (Aurora) builds.
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Preliminary Internet Explorer 11 and Internet Explorer 12 Release Dates

By | December 27, 2011 | 16 Comments

Preliminary Internet Explorer 11 and Internet Explorer 12 Release DatesIE11 to be released in 2013, IE12 – 2014.

Just a year ago, Microsoft would only release a new version of IE during the launch of Windows “Next”. However, since then it has increased the frequency of Internet Explorer releases as the upcoming Windows 8 OS will now IE10 instead of IE9.
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Google Chrome To Support Gamepads, Google “Console” On The Way?

By | November 30, 2011 | 5 Comments

Google Chrome To Support Gamepads, Google "Console" On The Way?

With the growing popularity of HTML5 games and applications, it looks like Google has a vision of its own.

According to the EDGE, during the Develop Liverpool conference in London, Google’s developer Paul Kinlan has announced that Google Chrome will receive gamepad support tin the first quarter of 2012. In addition to that, it will feature a support for cameras and microphones that don’t have to be plugged in.
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Download Firefox 8.0.1

By | November 28, 2011 | 30 Comments

Download Firefox 8.0.1

Mozilla has officially released Firefox 8.0.1. What this minor release does is fix a couple of bugs, nothing major, hence why it’s a minor update.
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Mozilla Progresses On Silent Updates

By | November 23, 2011 | 6 Comments

Mozilla Progresses On Silent UpdatesMozilla is making progress on adding a silent update mechanism to Firefox, with plans to integrate the new service in Firefox 10 early next year. One of the developers working on the feature cautioned that silent update might slip, however.

At this point, we’re not quite sure which version of Firefox this will land in…We’re working to land it as soon as is safely possible. -  Ehsan Akhgari, a Firefox engineer in charge of one of the silent update components, said in a blog post last weekend.

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