The latest version of Mozilla’s Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 will bring many new features that we have been asking for, including multifingered gesture support for Mac users. In October, Mozilla's Eddie Lee created an experimental version that allowed Mac users to have limited gesture controls, now it has been made official.
As we suspected, Mozilla announced the availability of the new Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 this afternoon. This version is available on Mozilla’s Beta download page in 55 different languages. The 3.1 Beta 2 exceeds any previous expectations that we had as far as added features.
Mozilla will release an alpha-build of their new Firefox Mobile browser by the end of next week, initially only for the Nokia N810 Internet Tablet. The software, codenamed Fennec, is intended for preliminary code checking with a touchscreen-centric device, according to Jay Sullivan, Mozilla vice president of mobile, and precedes a Windows Mobile version that will drop "in a few months". As well as the multifunction search & address 'awesome bar', Firefox for Mobile will support swipe-gestures for calling up control and contextual menus, and use the same Gecko rendering engine as the desktop version of Firefox.
FireFox 3 will be release tomorrow and Mozilla team is planning to set a Guinness World Record for most downloaded software in 24 hours with this release. So far, 1,361,323 million people around the world have pledged to download FireFox 3 during its 24 hour “download day”. You have to complete the download to be accounted to the download counter.
C is for Cookie that’s good enough for me! Alright, so here is what is going on, there are 9 separate consumer and privacy groups that have asked the FTC (Federal Trade Commision) to make a “do not track” list of servers that give off cookies that they can block.
I have two issues with this, first off, you can already do this on your own, I know you can in FireFox, I just checked, you uncheck the box that says “accept cookies” and then you add exception for the sites like your bank and stuff where you need cookies, whammo, done. Second is, cookies are a necessary evil, they allow sites to target what adds you see, which causes you to click on those adds occasionally, which in the long run makes a lot of people various amounts of money.
Tired of “mobile version” of the web on your phone? Get an iPhone and you will enjoy full web on Safari – at least for now. The people at Mozilla has decided to work on a full fledge browser for mobile phone.
The new mobile browser will be able to render full web pages instead of “mobile version” or WAP version. Mobile Firefox will not be available until next year according to TechCrunch.
FireFox mobile will definitely gives the mobile browser market a different perspective on how web pages should render on mobile phone - following Safari's lead of course.