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Firefox wants you to help test its new Social API

Firefox wants you to help test its new Social API

Social integration is a big thing these days, and today Mozilla is ready to begin beta testing its new Firefox Social API. The end goal for the Social API is to eventually have integration with a number of different social sites, but today, the only thing the team has ready to go is Facebook Chat integration. If you're ready to see what Firefox will look like in the not-to-distant future, then Mozilla wants you to help test this new feature.

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Firefox updates Android and Desktop with “BrowserQuest” action

Firefox updates Android and Desktop with “BrowserQuest” action

Mozilla's newest duo of updates is coming on today in the form of updates for both their desktop web browser and Android web browser interfaces - complete with a browser-based game to make it all worthwhile! With the desktop version update you'll be getting reduced memory usage for browsing with add-ons as well as lovely new tidbits like a new JavaScript Debugger. The Android version of Firefox brings a plethora of requested updates such as Flash for Honeycomb devices, a personalized start page, and - you guessed it - support for tablet-sized devices as well!

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Google Chrome grabs one third of the global browser market

Google Chrome grabs one third of the global browser market

For a long time Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser sat on a lofty perch well beyond the reach of other browsers on the market. Over the last several years, Internet Explorer has started to lose market share to other browsers such as Firefox and Google Chrome. In fact, Chrome was the most popular browser for a while back in May of this year.

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Firefox OS now available for testing

Firefox OS now available for testing

Those of you ready to move to the next big operating system for your phone, desktop, laptop, tablet, or whatever you've got on hand will be glad to know that Mozilla has moved to the next stage: beta testing for their Firefox OS. This operating system is made first for phones and tablets, but is available for testing only on your OS X, Windows, or Linus machine for the moment. Developers will be able to begin testing out whatever they've got on hand immediately.

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Firefox 14 brings security updates with new browser download

Firefox 14 brings security updates with new browser download

As the beta for Firefox 15 hits the digital shelves, it's time for the final release version of Firefox 14 to be brought to the masses with another completely free download. This web browser has been noted to be having a set of security upgrades along with a tie with Google for private web searching. Firefox 14 also implements a new system of site identification with different symbols appearing depending on what the site you're browsing has in store for your web-browsing experience.

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Firefox OS smartphones due 2013 as Mozilla reveals partners

Firefox OS smartphones due 2013 as Mozilla reveals partners

Mozilla has officially named its "Boot to Gecko" mobile platform, which will now be known as Firefox OS, and has signed up a clutch of carriers who have promised to back the new smartphone competitor. Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia, Telefonica and Telenor have all jumped on board with the HTML5-based OS, while ZTE and Alcatel One Touch will both be creating devices expected to launch in early 2013.

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Firefox for Android leaves beta with improved performance

Firefox for Android leaves beta with improved performance

If you’ve been keeping an eye on Firefox Beta for Android at all, you’ll know the browser has seen a flurry of updates over the past few weeks bringing performance improvements as well as additional features. Mozilla now say that that the stable version has now been updated to add all those improvements, which includes Flash and HTML5 support, a tab redesign, and revamped welcome page.

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Firefox quietly reveals refreshed design

Firefox quietly reveals refreshed design

Mozilla continues to work on nightly Firefox releases. The most recent version, bringing the browser up to version 16.0a1, brings a new design to the table as well. Caschys Blog has been handed a portable Windows version of the latest nightly which shows off the redesign in more detail. Gone are the boxy edges from the old versions, replaced with smooth rounded corners reminiscent of Google Chrome’s current UI.

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Mozilla Marketplace goes live

Mozilla Marketplace goes live

Mozilla has just joined in the game of digital download storefronts. The Mozilla Marketplace - which happens to look a lot like the Google Play Store on Google TV - gives users a one-stop shop for all sorts of Web-based apps, games, and everything you could want to do in the comfort of your Firefox browser. It just launched, so it remains a work in progress.

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