Tag: Mozilla

The Team Behind Firefox Is Developing A Web Browser You Can Control With Voice Commands

A web browser that can be controlled via voice commands? Mozilla is on it. The team is reportedly working on its own voice platform, and a voice-enabled browser could be one of the first few implementations.

Internet June 14, 2018

Rejoice, Multitaskers! Firefox Introduces Side-By-Side Feature

Mozilla released new experimental features for Firefox browser as part of its Test Pilot program. While one allows users to customize the color and theme of the browser, the other enables them to view two tabs in one window.

Internet June 6, 2018

Firefox 59 Now Lets You Block Those Irritating Site Notification Requests

Mozilla posted the details of the changes made for Firefox version 59. The update gives users control over site notification prompts along with other improvements.

Internet March 14, 2018

Mozilla Firefox Looking Glass Browser Extension Moved To Add-On Store After Backlash

Firefox users weren't happy when the 'Mr. Robot' add-on suddenly showed up on their browsers. Named Looking Glass, the extension is a marketing stunt by Mozilla, and now the company is backtracking after user backlash.

Internet December 17, 2017

Mozilla Firefox Add-On To Promote 'Mr. Robot' Backfires: Users Think They Were Really Hacked

A mysterious add-on named Looking Glass 1.0.3 started appearing in Mozilla Firefox browsers earlier this week. Users thought they were hacked, but it was just a marketing stunt for the 'Mr. Robot' TV show.

Security December 17, 2017

Mozilla And Oath Headed To Court Over Firefox Default Search Engine Switch From Yahoo To Google

Mozilla decided to walk away from a contract with Yahoo and switch the Firefox default search engine to Google. The move triggered a lawsuit from Oath, which now includes Yahoo, with Mozilla firing back with a complaint of its own.

Business Tech December 6, 2017

Mozilla Officially Launches Firefox Quantum: Here Are The Most Important Changes

Watch out, Chrome: Mozilla has officially released Firefox Quantum, the next major update to its flagship browser. It’s faster, cleaner, simple to use, and might even give Chrome a run for its money.

Internet November 14, 2017

Mozilla Is Making A Comeback With Firefox Quantum, But Is It Any Better Than Chrome?

Mozilla is coming back with a bang. It has now released the beta version of Firefox Quantum, a major update that makes the web browser faster, prettier, and more competitive.

Apps/Software October 1, 2017

Mozilla Acquires Bookmarking Tool Pocket After Starting Out As A Firefox Extension Years Ago

Mozilla has now officially bought Pocket, a bookmarking tool with 10 million monthly users. The company will reportedly use leverage Pocket in its recommendation tool endeavor.

Business Tech February 28, 2017

Google Cracks Old Crypto Algorithm, SHA-1 Now Unsafe: Why You Should Panic

Using massive computing power, Google has successfully attacked a cryptographic algorithm used to validate digital signatures. The cracked algorithm is also widely used to protect digital assets such as credit card transactions.

Google February 24, 2017

Firefox Says You Can Now Snooze Your Browser Tab Until Later

Firefox's SnoozeTabs can dismiss an article’s tab and set a time for when the user wants the tab to resurface. It is still an experimental feature and only available to the browser with Pilot Test add-on.

Internet February 23, 2017

Firefox: Mozilla Shuts Down Its Connected Devices Division, Shatters Push To Evolve Beyond The Browser

Mozilla has shut down its connected device division, affecting some 50 people working to bring Mozilla’s web technology beyond the browser. Mozilla said it’s working hard to give laid off employees new positions inside the company.

Internet February 3, 2017

Mozilla Urges Digital Netizens To Help Save The Internet: Here's Why

Mozilla is launching a prototype of an open source initiative that aims to track the health of the Internet. The project aims to focus on five aspects of the Internet: open innovation, online privacy, digital inclusion, privacy, and web literacy.

Internet January 22, 2017

Mozilla Rebrands Itself With A New Logo: No Dinosaurs Involved

Mozilla has announced a new logo as part of the company's rebranding, which aims to get the organization's purpose and products better understood by people. The design took insights from the public's feedback collected in the past several months.

Internet January 19, 2017

Mozilla Says Firefox Will Support Windows XP, Vista Until September 2017 At Least: Maybe You Should Upgrade Your OS By Then?

Mozilla's Firefox browser will release security updates for Windows XP and Windows Vista until September 2017. Users with computers still on these operating systems, however, are recommended to upgrade their machines.

Apps/Software December 25, 2016

Firefox Focus Saves iPhone Users From Advertisers, Provides Simple And Private Web Browsing Experience

Firefox Focus blocks all web trackers by default, setting privacy at the top of its user experience. It also features barebones interface that allows the app to load pages faster.

Apple November 18, 2016

Mozilla Firefox 48 Brings Multi-Process Support: First Version To Rock Electrolysis

Mozilla finally announced Electrolysis, a multi-process feature for Firefox 48. Mozilla developers have been working on the feature for the web browser for about seven years.

Apps/Software August 3, 2016

Mozilla Firefox To Block Flash Content 'Not Essential To The User Experience'

Mozilla Firefox is pushing plans that aim for the removal of the Flash Player plugin in the long run. In a recent announcement, developers explained that Flash-based content on most sites will be blocked immediately to improve end-user browsing experiences.

Internet July 21, 2016

Mozilla Is Breaking Down The Basics Of Encryption With The Help Of Emojis

Mozilla is teaching users the basics of encryption using emojis in this education game that consists of deciphering messages.

Internet June 30, 2016

Mozilla Firefox vs. Google Chrome vs. Microsoft Edge: Which Browser Is Best For Windows 10 Battery Life?

Microsoft found that its Edge browser was the most energy- and power-efficient in a series of tests on a Surface Book compared with Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera.

Computers June 20, 2016

Mozilla Tests Firefox Containers For Separate Online Identities

Mozilla added an awesome new feature in its latest Firefox Nightly build. Called Firefox Containers, this feature finally allows users to segregate site data for 'Contextual Identities,' keeping multiple online personas separate.

Apps/Software June 18, 2016

Mozilla Wants To Know How FBI Exploited Vulnerability In Firefox Web Browser

Mozilla asks the court to disclose the Tor bug the FBI exploited to catch pedophiles.

Internet May 13, 2016

Mozilla Wants Users To Test, Give Feedback On Revamped Firefox Features In Test Pilot

Mozlilla wants you to be a test pilot for its Firefox browser.

Internet May 11, 2016

Firefox For Android Beta Version 47 Now Available: Here's A List Of Changes

Shipping with next-day service, Mozilla delivers the latest Firefox beta version for Android. The latest release version of the mobile browser was launched just a day earlier.

Apps/Software April 29, 2016

Ultrafast Mozilla Servo Browser Engine Set To Enter Alpha Testing In June

Mozilla is preparing an alpha version of Servo, its newest and fastest Web browser engine. The alpha will roll out in June, allowing developers to test it and improve their code.

Apps/Software March 17, 2016

Mozilla Announces The End Of Firefox OS Smartphone Support

Mozilla revealed that the development of its Firefox OS on smartphone will end after its version 2.6 release, and will instead focus on the IoT space.

Apps/Software February 4, 2016

Mozilla Firefox 44 Now Comes With Intrusive Push Notifications That Appear Even When The Site Is Closed

Mozilla has launched the Firefox 44 update, and it came with push notifications for the desktop browser that pop up even when a site is closed.

Apps/Software January 27, 2016

New Web Browser Brave Automatically Removes 'Harmful Advertising'

The new open-source broswer will use a connected private cloud service with anonymous ads. Brave plans to insert 'clean ads' in standardized spaces that are without a persistent user id or re-identifiable cookie.

Internet January 20, 2016

Mozilla To Shut Down Persona Login System On Nov. 30

Mozilla is completely shutting down its Persona login system toward the end of this year. The single-sign-on system failed to impress customers and has a very small user base.

Internet January 13, 2016

Mozilla Firefox 43 For Windows Finally Goes 64-Bit, Crushes Various Vulnerabilities In The Process

Mozilla officially launched its new Firefox 43 browser, and the biggest highlight is 64-bit support for the Windows version. This will allow for larger apps, faster execution, and enhanced security.

Apps/Software December 16, 2015

Watch The Demise Of Internet Explorer And Firefox At The Hands Of Chrome

While Internet Explorer was once the undisputed king of the Internet, Chrome has since eaten the market alive. This is demonstrated in a new visualization made by YouTube user Viktor Bohush.

Internet December 11, 2015

Mozilla Is Ending Development Of Firefox OS For Smartphones

Mozilla has announced that it will be putting an end to the development of the Firefox OS platform for smartphones. The operating system has largely failed to take off, especially considering the fact that other companies have been releasing low-cost smartphones a lot of late.

Apps/Software December 8, 2015

Mozilla Launches Its Own Content Blocker On iOS

Focus by Firefox, kind of amusingly, doesn't work on the iOS version of Firefox.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 8, 2015

Mozilla Pulling Out Ads From Tiles Feature: Focus Will Be On Content Discovery Instead

Mozilla has divulged that it will be pulling the plug on its advertising in Firefox through the Tiles feature in the coming months. The company will instead focus on content discovery.

Internet December 7, 2015

Mozilla Says It Doesn’t Need Google For Revenue Anymore

Mozilla is no longer relying to get revenue from Google. In 2014, the company has opened its doors to other search engine firms from different regions.

Internet November 27, 2015

Mozilla Firefox For iOS Exits Preview, Now Available To All

Mozilla revealed that Firefox for iOS finished its preview phase and is ready to meet the whole world. The iOS browser from Mozilla went live on the Apple App Store, and users can now browse quickly and privately.

Apps/Software November 12, 2015

Firefox Os 2.5 Developer Preview For Android Now Available

Mozilla launches the new Firefox OS 2.5 Developer Preview which users can now test-drive on their Android handsets. Its three major new features include add-ons support, private browsing with tracking protection and web pinning into one’s home screen.

Apps/Software November 12, 2015

You Can Now Preview Mozilla's Firefox OS On Your Android Phone

Mozilla has released an update to its Firefox OS, even going as far as to allow users to preview the new operating system as a launcher on their Android phone.

Apps/Software November 11, 2015

Mozilla Firefox 42 Rolls Out With Tracking Protection, Lets You Block Trackers In Private Browsing

A new Firefox update makes it one of the safest and anonymous-friendly software of its type. Tracking Protection is only one of the measures that Mozilla enforced, allowing Firefox 42 to offer its users the best Internet browsing experience.

Internet November 4, 2015

Mozilla: Study On Mobile Internet Use In Developing World Shows Digital Education, Content Needed

Mozilla has conducted a study of mobile Internet use in the developing world, finding that education about the Internet and about the toolset needed to create new content is needed to make Internet access more useful.

Internet October 12, 2015

Mozilla Announces Three Guiding Principles For Ad Blocking

Mozila, the company behind Firefox, has announced three guiding principles that it intends to stick to when it comes to the discussion of ad blocking, which is becoming an increasingly large concern for content providers.

Apps/Software October 8, 2015

Bring That Dusty PlayStation TV Out: This Hack Will Let You Play More Games

Someone found a way to bring any PlayStation Vita game to PlayStation TV. Power to the players!

Video Games September 28, 2015

Firefox 42 Beta Lets You Block Trackers And Know Which Tab Is Playing That Annoying Autoplay Sound

Mozilla's new update focuses on protecting users from third-party trackers, but the browser also comes with extra interesting features. The company is bringing privacy to the next level.

Internet September 27, 2015

Mozilla Updates Firefox To Include Built-In Messaging Features

Mozilla has released the latest version of Firefox, with the update including built-in messaging capabilities, profile customization features and a number of bug fixes.

Apps/Software September 24, 2015

Mozilla Rolls Out Firefox 41 For Web And Android: Here Are The New Features To Expect

Mozilla released Firefox 41 with a handful of useful features that will definitely improve user experience. These new features include the ability to quickly change search providers and the integration of Firefox Hello.

Apps/Software September 23, 2015

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