Posts tagged with ‘firefox

Mozilla unveils their open source smartphone

Mozilla has been working on their own open source, web standards based smartphone OS for a while now, but this week they unveiled their piece de resistance, an actual honest-to-God Firefox OS smartphone.

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Take a sneak peek at the Firefox OS app marketplace

While Firefox has been offering up Firefox OS to developers for some time, this is the first look at the mobile operating system’s app store. 

From what we’ve seen of the current store, it’s a significant break from the top-level storefront we saw back in the Boot to Gecko days, not to mention Mozilla Marketplace on the desktop. The deeper exploration shows a minimalist store that’s focused on quickly delving into individual categories rather than an abundance of highlighted apps.

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Mozilla renames Boot 2 Gecko as Firefox OS, coming to mobile phones soon

Android, iOS and Windows Phone… and soon there will be one more player, Mozilla. Mozilla has had a mobile phone OS called Boot 2 Gecko for a year, but it’s mainly just been geared towards open source tinkerers. Today, they announced that B2G would now be called ‘Firefox OS’, and would be coming to phone carriers internationally. The first Firefox OS phones will be in Brazil in 2013, with the US coming a little later.

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Mozilla releases open source HTML 5 browser based MMO, BrowserQuest

In order to show off the power of HTML 5 to try and move people away from Flash, Mozilla has teamed up with Little Workshop to create a cute little SNES style MMO called BrowserQuest that one can play in one’s HTML 5 supported browser.

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Check out Firefox 11’s crazy new 3D page view feature

If you’re a web developer, you might find that it can sometimes be time consuming to try and break down the structure of a page in a pinch. So as a new tool to aid developers, Firefox 11 has a 3D page view feature that lets developers see a visual structure and hierarchy to pages as a rotatable 3D model.

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How to get your roommate to stop using Internet Explorer
A Redditor said that his roommate wasn’t using Firefox because “he couldn’t find the icon”. Problem solved. You, too. Stop using IE.
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How to get your roommate to stop using Internet Explorer

A Redditor said that his roommate wasn’t using Firefox because “he couldn’t find the icon”. Problem solved. You, too. Stop using IE.

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Firefox 6 launches on Tuesday the 16th, but you can get it today

The official release date for Firefox 6 is this Tuesday the 16th, but if you want to try it out early, you can. There aren’t any real major UI changes in Firefox 6, instead, most of the differences are under the hood. Firefox 6 has improved speed and memory usage drastically, making it 20% faster than Firefox 5.

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With Firefox’s Tab Candy feature comes tab nirvana

Personally, I try to keep tabs on my browser to a minimum, but if you are the kind of person who likes to have a zillion tabs open at once, Firefox’s upcoming Tab Candy feature may give you goosebumps. You can see all your open tabs in a new window, which IE already does, but the ability to group tabs looks like it could come in handy. There’s no date on when this feature will be released, but if you’re brave, you can try it out in alpha here.






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