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Mozilla’s Wall of Shame Shames the Shameful

Mozilla’s Wall of Shame Shames the Shameful

Behold, the Firefox Wall of Shame. Actually they're calling it the Slow Performing Add-ons… list, I suppose. Either way, the following add-ons are likely to NOT be happy with this situation. The reason Firefox has created this list is to essentially make the slowest functioning groups feel so terrible about themselves that they either amp up their developing to create a better experience - or of course, hang themselves in shame.

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Firefox 4 for Android released: 3x faster than stock browser [Video]

Firefox 4 for Android released: 3x faster than stock browser [Video]

Mozilla has released Firefox 4 for Android, with the company promising that the new browser is up to three times faster than the stock Android browser. That's thanks to new JavaScript engine tweaks, but there's also support for tabbed browsing, Firefox Sync and add-ons.

Video demo after the cut

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Mozilla introduces Firefox 4 with new streamlined design

Mozilla introduces Firefox 4 with new streamlined design

Mozilla has released Firefox 4, and it's got a new streamlined designs with some pretty slick features. The new version of the popular open source browser is available for all Windows, OSX and Linux platforms in more than 80 languages. It will also be coming to Android smartphones in the near future. Let's take a look at some of the design changes and new features ...

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Mozilla Firefox 4 Final Version Expected March 22

Mozilla Firefox 4 Final Version Expected March 22

Last time we reported that Mozilla will be speeding up their update cycles to smaller more frequent updates similar to Google's Chrome model with Firefox 4 being their final large update. And now there is a confirmed date of March 22 for the final version to drop.

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Firefox “Do Not Track” header detailed for online privacy

Firefox “Do Not Track” header detailed for online privacy

Mozilla's Global Privacy and Public Policy Leader, Alex Fowler, has detailed the upcoming Do Not Track functionality headed to Firefox. As Mozilla envisages it, the system "allows users to set a browser preference that will broadcast their desire to opt-out of third party, advertising-based tracking by transmitting a Do Not Track HTTP header with every click or page view in Firefox."

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Instructables Sends Out Free and Ad-Free Hackaday Edition E-Book

Instructables Sends Out Free and Ad-Free Hackaday Edition E-Book

So it seems that the owner of Instructables, a totally awesome site that tells you how to basically do ANYTHING, has sent a letter to Hackaday, another awesome site that sometimes links to Instructables. In this letter was an EPUB, and inside this electronic booklet is a selection of the 24 most popular Instructables mentioned on Hackaday during the last quarter of 2010. Why is this extra awesome and super fun? Because it's totally complete and totally ad-free!

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Mozilla Demonstrates Potential of HTML 5 at LeWeb via Floating Ships and Spacecraft

Mozilla Demonstrates Potential of HTML 5 at LeWeb via Floating Ships and Spacecraft

So Vince was hanging out at LeWeb last week, just eating a fine piece of bread, probably sipping on some fine wine (it's France! I've been there, this happens,) when BAM! Mitchell Baker, Chairperson from Mozilla demonstrates a miraculous scene on the projector showing the capabilities of modern HTML 5. What the demonstration entails is a webpage, running in a browser, computed in Javascript real time as the audience watches. It's on the internet, and because it's on the internet, live content can be pulled into the scene and played on what appears to be floating cars flying over a Bladerunner-esque city. Sounds simple, but take a look, it's quite spectacular.

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Firefox director says Apple is “looking to bypass the web”

Firefox director says Apple is “looking to bypass the web”

Is Apple "looking to bypass the web" with their new Mac App Store?  That's the charge levelled by Firefox director Mike Beltzner, who took to Twitter during Apple's keynote to ponder out loud "when Apple will stop shipping Safari."  It seems the subject of Beltzner's ire is the Cupertino company's attempt to package the internet into individual, neatly bounded apps, complete with some reasonably draconian guidelines over functionality and stability.

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Mozilla Seabird smartphone concept packs multi-angle pico projectors

Mozilla Seabird smartphone concept packs multi-angle pico projectors

Mozilla Labs has been working on a new concept smartphone, based on various tidbits and suggestions thrown into the virtual hat from the general public.  They've come up with the Seabird, a so-called "open web" handset that uses pico-projector technology to create an expansive interface that varies according to how it's placed.

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Firefox Home for iPhone & iPod touch hits App Store

Firefox Home for iPhone & iPod touch hits App Store

The cynic might say that Mozilla heavily previewed their Firefox Home app for iOS back in May so that, should Apple reject it, they could make a huge song and dance of it.  Happily that won't be necessary, since Apple's App Store guardians have approved the browser companion app for iPhone and iPod touch.  The concept is a little confusing at first glance: Firefox Home isn't a standalone browser, instead using Firefox Sync to bring your browsing history, bookmarks and open tabs from the desktop to your mobile device.

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Firefox Home for iPhone: a mobile window on your desktop browser [Video]

Firefox Home for iPhone: a mobile window on your desktop browser [Video]

Mozilla have announced the development of Firefox Home for iPhone, a way to use the synchronization capabilities of Firefox Sync that will pull in bookmarks from the desktop.  Not quite a full browser in its own right - Mozilla say that's down to "constraints with the OS environment and distribution" - what might make Firefox Home for iPhone useful for many is its tight integration with what's going on in its desktop browser.

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Firefox 3.5 released: faster JavaScript, Location-Aware, new privacy features

Firefox 3.5 released: faster JavaScript, Location-Aware, new privacy features

The browser cycle continues, with Mozilla next to announce an update of their open-source app.  Firefox 3.5 brings with it the new TraceMonkey JavaScript engine, said to be more than twice as fast as in v3.0 and ten times faster than Firefox 2, together with native integration of Ogg Theora video, and Location Aware Browsing.

Video overview after the cut 

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