Mozilla had just released Firefox 12 and it's already getting ready for Firefox 13, which is due in six weeks. The beta version of the next browser update has been made available to developers today and reveals some welcome new changes that include "tabs on demand" and Google's SPDY protocol enabled by default.
Mozilla has officially released version 12 of Firefox, which improves several developer tools and introduces a new silent updater for Windows users. With the frequency of updates for Firefox---version 11 was just released about a month ago---silent automatic updates would reduce the annoying notifications and restarts that have frustrated users.
Google rolled out a refreshed user interface for Google+ on Wednesday, and predictably opinion seems to be split on the change. While we personally think it looks better, one thing that irks us (among other widescreen monitor users) is the large amount of wasted white space. Luckily, there’s a Chrome and Firefox extension that will remove the unnecessary void and tighten things up.
Mozilla has been experimenting with integrating social features directly into its Firefox browser, recently demoing a built-in video chat service. The web app uses the open-source WebRTC standard to establish the video call connection and a SocialAPU add-on, built on Javascipt and HTML for audio and video streaming capabilities that previously relied on proprietary plugins, such as Flash.
Internet Explorer has been losing ground as of late, but it's important to remember the sheer amount of Windows PCs out there with the browser pre-installed. While Chrome and Firefox aim to try and eventually dethrone Microsoft’s browser, Internet Explorer has seen an increase in usage for the first time since September 2011.
Google’s Chrome browser very briefly became the most popular browser in the world yesterday, according to data from StatCounter. On March 18th, Chrome managed to overtake Internet Explorer to take the crown, with Mozilla’s Firefox coming in third. However, by the next day, IE once again reigned supreme.
The eleventh version of Mozilla’s popular Firefox browser is upon us. Firefox 11 brings various improvements over version 10. The casual user can look forward to improved stability, fewer crashes, and security fixes, although there are two big stand out features. The first is the ability to import bookmarks and history from Google Chrome, and the second is a 3D rendering tool of webpages, designed to help visualize page elements as blocks.
With everything that's been going on with tracking of users as they surf the web by major Internet companies such as Google, privacy is again high on the list of priorities for many web users. If you are a Firefox user, you may want to check out a new add-on that Mozilla is talking up called Collusion. This add-on allows you to see who is tracking you and the interconnections between websites that share your data.
It appears that this year will be no exception to the rule that Mobile World Congress is one of the biggest venues for device releases all year long, and today's announcements are certainly not lacking in the LG department. The manufacturer behind such future products as the LG Optimus Vu and Optimus 3D Cube are being reported today to be amongst Mozilla's launch partners for their own web-based mobile operating system Boot2Gecko. This system is the same one we gave a very alpha hands-on to earlier this month - and the idea that it'd be ready to launch this year is, for lack of a better word, unbelievable.
It seems that this Mobile World Congress is just getting better and better by the moment - this most recent announcement coming from Mozilla that they'll be naming partners for their mobile OS "Boot2Gecko" at the event in a bit over a week in Barcelona! We had out own hands-on with the user interface of B2G or simply "Gecko" yesterday, it appearing to us to be much more of an interesting concept than a final product at the moment. What we've got here is a web-based mobile operating system looking to take a piece of the mobile market with a service that can potentially work from any web browser on any device.