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Firefox 12 introduces silent updates

Firefox 12 introduces silent updates

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.

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Mozilla demos video chat app for Firefox

Mozilla demos video chat app for Firefox

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.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: March 28, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: March 28, 2012

First let's talk about the ASUS Transformer Prime - this device has an awesome update coming with ethernet and face unlock included! The new iPad with 4G connectivity has Apple giving refunds in Australia. Then as is best, I'd like to offer you a third news story which has nothing to do with the first two: South Park: Tenorman's Revenge is coming out for Xbox Live -- you'll be smashing the most evil South Park character up for hours!

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Firefox 11 brings Chrome imports and 3D DOM viewer

Firefox 11 brings Chrome imports and 3D DOM viewer

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.

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Collusion Firefox add-on lets you watch your watchers

Collusion Firefox add-on lets you watch your watchers

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.

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LG teaming with Mozilla’s Boot2Gecko mobile OS for device release

LG teaming with Mozilla’s Boot2Gecko mobile OS for device release

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.

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Mozilla to name Gecko partners this month

Mozilla to name Gecko partners this month

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.

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Mozilla mobile platform Boot2Gecko Hands-on

Mozilla mobile platform Boot2Gecko Hands-on

When a titan of the internet world like Mozilla, the folks responsible for Firefox, come forth with an operating system, the tech and gadget is always smart to pay attention. What we've got here today is a very very early build of what Mozilla will be offering in the future on a completely open-source basis: Boot2Gecko, a mobile platform which you'll be utilizing via its one user interface Gaia. Gaia sits on top and shows you all her icons, all built with HTML and JavaScript, in the middle there's "Gecko," a rendering engine, and on the bottom is "Gonk," the collection of components that run the whole show.

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Windows 8 Firefox getting Metro-Style makeover

Windows 8 Firefox getting Metro-Style makeover

This week the folks at Mozilla have revealed that they'll be making their biggest interface makeover ever with the launch of their Windows 8 inspired version of Firefox. This version will have a Windows 8 "Metro" styling and will provide and "entirely new" Firefox environment made specifically for the new Microsoft operating system. Mozilla has released a product vision and roadmap update today which noted that "the feature goal here is a new Gecko based browser built for an integrated with the Metro environment."

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