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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 Junior wants to revolutionize iPad browsing

Mozilla Junior wants to revolutionize iPad browsing

Mozilla has revealed a new iPad browser project, Junior, which the company promises will rebuild the concept of tablet internet surfing. Described as "an iPad browser that makes browsing more fun, more ergonomic and re-thinks browser user experience from the ground up", Junior is part of Mozilla's Product Design Strategy work, aiming to cut off rivals at the pass by outthinking them in advance.

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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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Twitter joins “Do Not Track”

Twitter joins “Do Not Track”

If you did not already know it, Twitter has been tracking your every move since the dawn of 140 characters, the FTC announcing just this week that they're now part of the "Do Not Track" initiative capturing the internet. This Do Not Track project has the Federal Trade Commission pushing for "opt-out" features on all web-based project that would otherwise track user data without question. Twitter is the latest group to join in on the Do Not Track fun with an option to turn off user tracking inside the Firefox web browser first and foremost.

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US Senate Committee to review Windows RT browser complaints

US Senate Committee to review Windows RT browser complaints

Microsoft seems to have ruffled a few feathers with its plans for browsers on Windows RT. Mozilla blasted the company over being unable to produce a fully working browser, restricted instead to the Metro interface and guidelines, while Microsoft’s own Internet Explorer would be able to run on Metro and the classic desktop interface. Google also voiced concerns, and now the US Senate Judiciary Committee will review the arguments to see if there’s any merit.

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