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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.

Google Introduces Image-Search, Voice Recognition, + Instant Pages

Google is introducing new features, engineered within mobile devices, such as voice and image search to its traditional Google search box. The company claimed that they will roll out a speech-recognition tool displayed as a microphone button on the right side of Google’s search box for a select number of visitors on Tuesday.

For now, it will only be available on Google’s Chrome Web Browser, a browser that claims 12.5% of the web browsing market share. The new speech recognition tool was programmed to take input both from standard English as well as varying accents to help create a platform for everyone to use.

Opinion: Chromebooks Will Fail

According to a posting from Macworld, Chrome notebooks are due to fail. Before you think, ugh, this is a posting from MacWorld, it was originally written by Tony Bradley from PCWorld. Whether Bradley is an Apple informant or undercover spy, it is interesting to read the three reasons he notes for chromebook’s doomsday. Bradley notes the importance of the Internet and how much we rely on the Internet for everyday computing.

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.

Critical Security Threat With Adobe’s Flash Player

Google is one step ahead of Adobe when it comes to Adobe’s software. Google has fixed a “critical” security issue with Adobe’s Flash Player. Although the fix only covers its Chrome Web browser, we think it’s cool that Google took matters into their own hands. For those using Firefox or Opera, they will have to wait until Adobe releases an official patch (which is expected to be sometime this week.) The Flash player bug was first mentioned last week after infected flash files(.swf) which were embedded in Excel documents(.xls), had shown up in e-mail inboxes. When recipients tried to open the file…

Firefox 4 Release, No More Crashes?

Mozilla announced yesterday that they would ship the final version of Firefox 4 on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011. The upgrade will be ready to download around 7AM PST on the same day, just eight days after Internet Explorer 9’s release. Mozilla hopes to ship a major upgrade every quarter.

Computer World explains many of Firefox 4’s features…