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Articles tagged with: Firefox

Mozilla To Roll Out Firefox Powered Cheaper Phones!

Is there any space for another mobile player? Chinese tech-companies are planning on launching Mozilla-powered mobiles phones early next year. Mozilla went through the trouble of rebranding its mobile operating system –the project is under working from a year now- and has named it Firefox Os to attach it with its hit Firefox browser…

Pandora’s New Layout Came When It Was Supposed To

Pandora’s new layout is a welcome change for me, primarily because it is based on HTML5. With the previous version of Pandora, my 32-bit Firefox browser would often crash on my 64-bit operating system due to the flash player.

Since, I no longer use Firefox, it hasn’t been a problem with good ol’ trusty Chrome, but it’s still nice to know that Firefox will be safe.

IE Users Angry Over Accusation Of Having Low IQ

AptiQuant is the research firm behind the survey from which they inferred that Internet Explorer users are usually dumb and have low IQ levels when compared to Chrome, Mozilla or Safari users.

This is a highly profane statement regarding IE users which have led them to a fury against the consulting company. Since the release of study results, IE users have threatened to file a law suit against the company and have sent hate mails to the company. The company performed more than 100,000 IQ tests and compiled the results on the bases of browser a user used.

Mozilla Assembly Line: Firefox 6 And Firefox 7 Almost Here

This is possibly the most embarrassing bit of news I had to deliver. Let me explain why. Firefox has seem to gone downhill ever since Firefox 4 was released. Although I haven’t had many problems on 32-bit operating systems, I have tons of problems on 64-bit operating systems- having the browser crash about 5 times per week.

The mobile version isn’t too good either, and received immediate negative feedback when Firefox 4 was launched for the mobile platform.

Firefox 5 Arrives Ahead Of Schedule

Even though I am personally not a fan of the Firefox browser (the 32-bit version crashes a lot on my 64-bit OS), Firefox 5 is now available for download, three days prior to its initial June 21st release. The version ready for download is considered stable, and users can download it for Windows, Mac, or Linux.

Believe it or not, development on the next version of Firefox, Firefox 6, is currently in alpha testing (the phase before beta testing) and will probably hit sometime by the end of this summer. Now what about for all you 64-bit operating systems with over 3GB of system RAM? Well, you’re still stuck with using 32-bit browsers since Adobe has not yet released a stable version of Flash for 64-bit.

HTC Desire With Linux Ubuntu Installed!

If you loved every bit of the HTC Desire, but were hoping for something more ‘desktop-y’, a guy named Bergfex from XDA developers, got the Android phone to boot to Linux Ubuntu, natively. To do the hack, the user must put zip files in specified places (such as the root of one’s SD card and on the desktop). The phone must then be put into bootloader mode. The user is then required to connect his or her phone into a desktop computer and restart it to get the old ROM loading.

So you may be asking, well how does Ubuntu work on a phone, is it buggy?

Google Works On Addiction To Adobe Flash

Google announced yesterday that it has added Flash support to its Instant Previews feature even though it is cautioned against using Adobe’s plugin too heavily. With support for Flash, users will be able to use a regular web browser to see a Flash-heavy, website’s animations, layout, and videos in the quick view sidebar instead of having plugin errors. The method would implement whenever a website’s details were scraped by Google’s bots but would also be turned off when the preview had to be generated on-demand.

Mac OS No Longer “Bulletproof”

InfoWorld’s Security Adviser Roger Grimes has argued that “obscurity is the greatest security defense a platform can have” and notes that Windows and Internet Explorer have been hit more successfully than Mac or Safari. Grimes notes that even when MacSweeper (malware that had targeted the Mac) was novel, the Mac OS had proven to be nearly bulletproof. Unfortunately, as many experts have predicted, Mac specific malware has become more and more common.

Google Shells Out 16K To Fix Bugs

We just got news today that Google had paid out a record $16,500 to developers in order to plug 27 Chrome Web browser vulnerabilities, and paving the way for Chrome 11’s launch. Chrome 11 includes a few perks such as speech input translation in addition to a stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. The patches were fixed after the Chromium development community members found a bunch of flaws with the latest application. 18 of these holes were rated “high”, 6 of them were rated “medium”, and three were considered low risk. Google rewarded most of the individuals for their discoveries. Google paid between $500 and $3,000 for vulnerabilities such as:

Turn Your Older Powerbook Into A HTML5 Machine

If you are like many Mac owners that have older Powerbooks that run on PPC (Power PC) architecture, you’ve probably noticed that your laptop isn’t what it used to be for handling harder applications. What I mean is, that although your powerbook can still work pretty well for emailing and web browsing, it has a hard time handling HTML5 and CSS3 while many browsers have left PPC architecture behind. Even Mozilla’s Firefox 4 has dropped support for the PPC architecture.

If you haven’t already replaced your older computer, you might not have to. Now there’s a program called TenFourFox that takes Firefox 4 and works with OS X 10.4 and OS X 10.5.