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  • Mozilla delivers 'Metro-ized' Firefox to testers

    Posted February 13, 2013 - 10:30 am

    Adds Windows 8 app to 'Nightly' dev channel, says it's stable enough for more testing
  • Mozilla takes drastic step to automatically block virtually all plug-ins in Firefox

    Posted January 30, 2013 - 1:44 pm

    Mozilla yesterday announced it would automatically disable all plug-ins in Firefox except the latest version of Adobe's Flash Player, citing security and stability reasons for the move.
  • Mozilla announces Keon and Peak Firefox OS smartphones

    Posted January 24, 2013 - 3:42 pm

    Mozilla has revealed its first pair of smartphones running its Firefox operating system.
  • Mozilla lights JavaScript fire under Firefox 18

    Posted January 9, 2013 - 3:53 pm

    Mozilla on Tuesday shipped its newest browser, Firefox 18, which sports a revamped JavaScript engine and support for Macs with Apple's higher-resolution Retina displays.
  • Ubuntu, Firefox line up to take on iOS, Android in 2013

    Posted January 5, 2013 - 8:45 am

    Android and iOS may be at the top of the heap in the smartphone world, but that hasn't stopped competitors, new and old, from trying to grab a piece of the pie. Ubuntu-maker Canonical announced Wednesday that it would enter the smartphone fray with its own Ubuntu phone OS based loosely on its popular Linux distribution for PCs. Research in Motion at the end of January will announce availability for BlackBerry 10, widely acknowledged as the company's last chance to retain any competitive advantage in the smartphone wars. Meanwhile, Microsoft is pushing Windows Phone 8, hoping that it unseats BlackBerry to become the third most popular smartphone OS behind Android and iOS. And the Mozilla Foundation also hopes to crack the smartphone world with a Web-based smartphone.
  • Mozilla compromises on x64 Firefox after user backlash

    Posted December 24, 2012 - 2:08 pm

    Mozilla on Friday backtracked from a decision to suspend all work on a 64-bit version of Firefox for Windows, acknowledging that user criticism had changed its mind.
  • Firefox gets an all-new private browsing mode

    Posted December 14, 2012 - 11:49 am

    It was just a few weeks ago that Firefox got a fresh security boost on the eve of its eighth birthday, but this week Mozilla gave users of its popular browser a better way to protect their privacy as well.
  • Mozilla ships Firefox 18 beta with faster JavaScript, Retina support

    Posted November 27, 2012 - 4:57 pm

    Mozilla yesterday released a first beta of its next browser, Firefox 18, touting a revamped JavaScript engine and support for Macs with Apple's higher-resolution 'Retina' displays.
  • Firefox turns 8 and gets a key security boost

    Posted November 14, 2012 - 12:56 pm

    Between Android and Firefox, this has been a big week for milestones in the world of free and open source software.
  • Firefox update fixes security flaws

    Posted October 29, 2012 - 9:14 am

    Several security vulnerabilities in Firefox 16 are being addressed in an update of the browser software released by the Mozilla Foundation. This is the second time in the last two weeks that the browser has had to be updated to address security problems.
  • Mozilla previews 'Metro'-ized Firefox for Windows 8

    Posted October 8, 2012 - 11:11 am

    Mozilla has released the first public preview of a Firefox browser that runs in Windows 8's touch-first "Modern" or "Metro" user interface (UI).
  • Firefox: back in the No. 2 seat once again

    Posted October 3, 2012 - 10:53 am

    PCWorld's recent Web browser showdown may have crowned Chrome the ultimate winner, but new data suggests that Google's popular contender shouldn't rest on its laurels just yet.
  • You might be surprised at which Web browser aced this security test

    Posted September 28, 2012 - 12:14 pm

    Microsoft IE9 blew away Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari in new tests by NSS Labs to measure the ability of web browsers to block malware and catch click fraud.
  • Mozilla exits iOS as it retires Firefox Home

    Posted September 4, 2012 - 3:01 pm

    Two years after it managed to place a browser-related app on the iOS App Store, Mozilla has reited Firefox Home and yanked it from Apple's market.
  • Mozilla sets end of Firefox for OS X Leopard

    Posted August 22, 2012 - 8:53 am

    Mozilla will drop support for Apple's OS X 10.5, or Leopard, after it ships Firefox 16 in October, according to company developers.
  • Silent update speeds Firefox 14 uptake

    Posted July 24, 2012 - 2:58 pm

    Firefox 14 accounted for nearly half of all copies of the open-source browser in use just a week after its launch, a sign that Mozilla's automatic update mechanism may be working as intended.
  • Firefox 15 beta tackles memory leaks

    Posted July 22, 2012 - 2:43 pm

    Mozilla has released a beta version of the next version of its Firefox browser with better memory management and significant speed improvements.
  • Curious about Firefox OS? Run it on your desktop

    Posted July 20, 2012 - 10:26 pm

    What better way to learn about Mozilla's new mobile operating system than to get some hands-on experience with it?
  • Firefox 14 gets kudos for security

    Posted July 19, 2012 - 2:46 pm

    'They're doing great work in the security area,' says security firm CTO of open source browser group Mozilla
  • Mozilla closes security hole in Firefox's new tab window

    Posted July 19, 2012 - 2:36 pm

    Mozilla has closed a security hole in its Firefox browser that could expose information from secure websites to anyone gaining access to the software.
  • Firefox 14 protects search queries from 'bad guys,' not advertisers

    Posted July 18, 2012 - 9:20 pm

    The latest edition of Mozilla Firefox protects Google search queries from hackers, but not from advertisers.
  • Download Firefox 14.0.1 for extra browsing security

    Posted July 18, 2012 - 1:54 pm

    Six weeks to the day after the release of Firefox 13, Mozilla on Tuesday unleashed the next iteration of its popular browser.
  • Mozilla promises Firefox OS phones in early 2013

    Posted July 7, 2012 - 7:15 am

    Mozilla re-branded its mobile operating system -- which it's been working on for more than a year -- as Firefox OS to tie it with its best-known product, the Firefox browser.
  • Firefox for Android gets a 'screaming fast' upgrade

    Posted June 30, 2012 - 7:56 am

    Mozilla on Tuesday rolled out a brand-new version of its popular Firefox browser for Android that's designed to deliver faster performance, a fresh new look, and Flash support, among many new features.
  • Three quick browser tips

    Posted June 30, 2012 - 7:15 am

    Have you ever found yourself on a webpage filled with animated GIFs? Annoying, aren’t they? Reader NoOH-Lye noticed that you can pause those GIFs in Firefox just by pressing the Escape key. You can do the same in Safari, but you need to hold the Escape key down to keep them from starting up again.
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