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Firefox Quantum delivers significant speed improvements
Firefox Quantum delivers significant speed improvements
Mozilla has released Firefox Quantum across platforms with a new slick UI and an overhauled core engine, providing for a speedier and lighter experience. ...... 14 Nov 2017 - 5 comments
Firefox got faster, important tech mimics Chrome's
Firefox got faster, important tech mimics Chrome's
Not long time ago Firefox was amongst the leading web browsers in the world. The software developed by Mozilla has however fallen quite far ...... 15 Jun 2017 - 18 comments
Firefox is bringing in Chrome plugins
Firefox is bringing in Chrome plugins
Mozilla has initiated what is called Project Mortar and aims to replace the current plugins with a new solution. It hopes to decrease the cost ...... 03 Oct 2016 - 3 comments
Firefox might be killing your SSD, fix it with one simple step
Firefox might be killing your SSD, fix it with one simple step
Modern web browsers offer amazing functionality, speed, and performance. One of the best features without question is the session recovery. ...... 28 Sep 2016 - 6 comments
Mozilla's new technology boosts speed up to 700%
Mozilla's new technology boosts speed up to 700%
Mozilla started testing its new Electrolysis architecture last month and the first results are in and appear very promising. Even though the ...... 06 Sep 2016 - 3 comments
Firefox now supports HTML5 Netflix video
Firefox now supports HTML5 Netflix video
Netflix has announced that their HTML5 player is now available in Firefox, as long as you are running a Windows PC. If you are a Mac fan, your ...... 18 Dec 2015
Google's U.S. search share falls most in 6 years
Google's U.S. search share falls most in 6 years
Google's share of the U.S. search market fell to 75.2 percent for the month of December, down to its lowest share since 2009. Yahoo appears ...... 10 Jan 2015 - 7 comments
October Web browser market share: Firefox continues its fall, IE11 now on top
October Web browser market share: Firefox continues its fall, IE11 now on top
Every month, NetMarketshare releases their Web browser market share data and there is always something interesting to gain from the figures. ...... 01 Nov 2014 - 7 comments
Mozilla: 'Firefox tabs won't become a mess of logos'
Mozilla: 'Firefox tabs won't become a mess of logos'
Mozilla has re-assured Firefox users that the new tab window in Firefox will not become a mess of logos as it prepares to test sponsored content. ...... 12 May 2014
Mozilla CEO steps down in gay marriage row
Mozilla CEO steps down in gay marriage row
Brendan Eich has stepped down from the role of chief executive at Mozilla following a considerable backlash to donations he made to the California ...... 03 Apr 2014 - 26 comments
NSA targeted Firefox flaws to break TOR communications
NSA targeted Firefox flaws to break TOR communications
According to leaked documents, the National Security Agency (NSA) targeted flaws in the Firefox web browser to attempt to descramble communications over TOR. ...... 08 Oct 2013 - 6 comments
Firefox 24 fixes critical security flaws
Firefox 24 fixes critical security flaws
Mozilla has released the Firefox 24 update, addressing some serious security flaws in the open source browser. In total, the update addresses ...... 17 Sep 2013 - 1 comment
Mozilla postpones 'Modern' version of Firefox, again
Mozilla postpones 'Modern' version of Firefox, again
Mozilla has confirmed that its Windows 8 'Modern' version of Firefox has been postponed, again, this time until January. The company had ...... 17 Sep 2013 - 2 comments
Mozilla and Epic Games team up to bring Unreal Engine 3 to the Web
Mozilla and Epic Games team up to bring Unreal Engine 3 to the Web
Mozilla and Epic Games have announced this week that they have teamed up to port the Unreal Engine 3 to the Web without the need for any plugins. ...... 28 Mar 2013 - 1 comment
Mozilla: No Firefox mobile browser for iOS
Mozilla: No Firefox mobile browser for iOS
At this week's SXSW event, Mozilla's VP of Product Jay Sullivan says there will be no Firefox mobile browser for iOS coming. The company ...... 12 Mar 2013 - 2 comments
VIDEO: Chrome & Firefox can now video chat
VIDEO: Chrome & Firefox can now video chat
Video shows WebRTC promise. Mozilla and Google have made further strides in WebRTC development, making it possible for Chrome and Firefox ...... 06 Feb 2013 - 2 comments
Internet Explorer continues to gain market share
Internet Explorer continues to gain market share
For January, Internet Explorer continued its consistent climb in browser market share, as Chrome and Firefox consolidate. Microsoft's browser ...... 03 Feb 2013 - 5 comments
Mozilla flips, will let 64-bit Firefox live
Mozilla flips, will let 64-bit Firefox live
Last month, Mozilla Engineering Manager Benjamin Smedberg announced that the company was killing off 64-bit nightly builds of the popular Firefox browser. ...... 25 Dec 2012 - 9 comments
Firefox adds Facebook Messenger
Firefox adds Facebook Messenger
Mozilla has announced their latest social initiative today, adding Facebook Messenger to Firefox. Says the browser maker: Today, we're ...... 04 Dec 2012 - 3 comments
Mozilla kills off 64-bit Firefox
Mozilla kills off 64-bit Firefox
Mozilla has killed the 64-bit version of Firefox before it ever became widely available. Engineering Manager Benjamin Smedberg posted the ...... 23 Nov 2012 - 14 comments
Mozilla dev admits Firefox killed its rep with never ending updates
Mozilla dev admits Firefox killed its rep with never ending updates
After once being a rising star, the Firefox browser has quickly lost its luster while losing share quickly to Chrome and to a lesser degree, Safari. ...... 10 Jul 2012 - 26 comments
Google now default Firefox search engine in Russia
Google now default Firefox search engine in Russia
Firefox 14, Mozilla's upcoming version of the browser, will hit Russia with a new default search engine. According to TNW, Firefox will have ...... 10 Jun 2012
Chrome now the most popular browser on Earth
Chrome now the most popular browser on Earth
According to the latest figures by StatCounter, Google's Chrome browser is now the most popular in the world, knocking Internet Explorer from ...... 21 May 2012 - 5 comments
Chrome surpasses Firefox in browser market share
Chrome surpasses Firefox in browser market share
According to the latest data from StatCounter, Google's Chrome browser has finally surpassed Firefox, as Internet Explorer continues its gradual ...... 04 Jan 2012 - 10 comments
Google now paying $300 million to be default search engine in Firefox
Google now paying $300 million to be default search engine in Firefox
Earlier this week it was revealed that Google had paid again to be the default search engine in Firefox, the web browser which has about 25 ...... 25 Dec 2011 - 6 comments
Firefox 8 Final now available for download
Firefox 8 Final now available for download
Firefox 8, set for an official release on November 8th, is available now via AfterDawn. The updated browser adds integrated Twitter search ...... 06 Nov 2011 - 21 comments
New optional Firefox comes with default Awesome Bar, Bing
New optional Firefox comes with default Awesome Bar, Bing
In 2010, Mozilla added Bing as a search option when launching Firefox for the first time. Before that, Google was the default option. ...... 27 Oct 2011 - 17 comments
Chrome passes Firefox in market share, for a day
Chrome passes Firefox in market share, for a day
According to a note from research firm StatCounter, Google Chrome managed to pass Firefox as the second most used browser last Sunday. Globally, ...... 20 Oct 2011 - 2 comments
Firefox to dump XUL tech in Android apps
Firefox to dump XUL tech in Android apps
Mozilla Director of Firefox Engineering Johnathan Nightingale has announced this week that the Android version of their platform will dump the ...... 15 Oct 2011 - 11 comments
Firefox 7 released, promises improved memory management
Firefox 7 released, promises improved memory management
The latest version of Mozilla's Firefox browser, released yesterday, promises to cut down on the amount of memory it uses. Poor memory management ...... 28 Sep 2011 - 8 comments
Mozilla: We are sticking with Firefox version numbers after all
Mozilla: We are sticking with Firefox version numbers after all
Two weeks ago, Mozilla's Asa Dotzler confirmed that the company would begin hiding the version number of Firefox in the "Help-> About" window dialog. ...... 28 Aug 2011 - 9 comments
Mozilla to remove Firefox version numbers
Mozilla to remove Firefox version numbers
Mozilla has confirmed this week that it plans to begin hiding the version number of Firefox in the "Help-> About" window dialog. Asa Dotzler, ...... 18 Aug 2011 - 12 comments
Chrome beats out Firefox in usage, in UK
Chrome beats out Firefox in usage, in UK
According to the latest StatCounter data, Google's Chrome has now become the second most popular browser in the UK, whilst growing to 22.14 ...... 03 Aug 2011
Chrome now has over 20 percent global market share
Chrome now has over 20 percent global market share
Firefox better stay on its toes. According to the latest figures from analytics company StatCounter, Google's Chrome browser now has 20.17 ...... 01 Jul 2011 - 8 comments
Mozilla Firefox 5 fixes bugs, meets rapid release schedule
Mozilla Firefox 5 fixes bugs, meets rapid release schedule
Mozilla hit June 21 target for the release of Firefox 5. Compared to past upgrades to the Mozilla Firefox web browser, the release of version ...... 23 Jun 2011 - 15 comments
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