Miscellaneous

New Browser Engines Everywhere

There were two major announcements this week concerning the development of new “browser engines”; the software at the heart of Web browsers responsible for “rendering” or displaying the actual content of Web pages.  Both...

Firefox v20.0 … What’s New?

Today Mozilla will release the newest version of its flagship browser, Firefox.  Mozilla switched to an accelerated development cycle  in 2011, which sees a new major version of Firefox released approximately every 6 weeks.  The...

A Facebook-focused phone… seriously?

In spite of Mark Zuckerberg’s proclamations to the contrary, Facebook seems poised to launch a Facebook-focused phone next week on Thursday, April 4th.  Based on Google’s Android OS, the phone will (supposedly) feature content from a user’s...

Worthy Competition for Android and iOS?

Everyone likes a good “Cinderella” story, but is Mozilla on the verge of being part of such a tale?  Mozilla continues to release more and increasinging interesting information concerning their “Firefox OS” for smartphones;...

Firefox v17.0 Released

Yesterday Mozilla released its latest stable version of its rapid-released flagship, the Firefox browser.  This is version 17 of the Gecko-based software and this release fixes 2,635 bugs.  It also adds some new features...

Privacy-Protecting Add-On Disconnect

Lifehacker has a great article today on a security add-on for the Firefox, Chrome and Safari browsers that eliminates the “tracking” of your Web activities that sites like Twitter and Facebook do without your...