Firefox - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/17873 en Firefox's UI face-lift on track for April debut http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/firefoxs-ui-face-lift-track-april-debut-238932?source=rss_firefox <p>Mozilla is on track to debut the new "Australis" user interface (UI) for Firefox next month after promoting the UI to its beta build last week.</p> <p>Australis, the first visual overhaul of Firefox since March 2011, was added to the "Beta" channel of Firefox 29 on March 20. Mozilla uses a three-stage development process that ships Aurora, Beta and Release versions of each version of Firefox, with six weeks separating Aurora and Beta, another six between Beta and Release.</p> Applications Firefox Mozilla Web Browsers Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:52:07 +0000 admin 238932 at http://www.infoworld.com Metro Firefox was doomed from the get-go http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/metro-firefox-was-doomed-the-get-go-238471?source=rss_firefox <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/11NNfirefox-hp.jpg" alt="Metro Firefox was doomed from the get-go" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>On Friday, Mozilla VP Johnathan Nightingale dropped an unexpected bomb: Despite the fact that Mozilla had released a new beta version of Metro Firefox <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/02/06/firefox-beta-brings-touch-friendly-web-browsing-to-windows Applications Microsoft Windows Firefox Mozilla Windows 8 Windows XP Microsoft Windows Web Browsers Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:00:07 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 238471 at http://www.infoworld.com Mozilla plans to place ads in new Firefox tabs http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/mozilla-plans-place-ads-in-new-firefox-tabs-236201?source=rss_firefox <p>Mozilla is going to show advertising to Firefox users to increase its sources of revenue that now mainly comes from Google, the company said Wednesday.</p> <p>Firefox will show sponsored links in some of the nine tiles users see when they open a blank new tab in the browser, said Darren Herman, Mozilla's VP of Content Services in <a href="https://blog.mozilla.org/advancingcontent/2014/02/11/publisher-transformation-with-users-at-the-center/" target="_blank">a blog post</a>. Other tiles will continue to show frequently or recently used sites.</p> Applications The Industry Standard Firefox Mozilla Web Browsers Technology Business Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:45:55 +0000 admin 236201 at http://www.infoworld.com Hands-on with Mozilla's long-delayed Metro Firefox app: Good thing it's a beta http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/hands-mozillas-long-delayed-metro-firefox-app-good-thing-its-beta-236004?source=rss_firefox <p>The modern side of Windows 8 finally has an alternative to Internet Explorer, with a new "Windows 8 Touch" mode in the latest Mozilla Firefox beta.</p> Applications Microsoft Windows Firefox Mozilla Microsoft Windows Web Browsers Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:44:24 +0000 ccraig 236004 at http://www.infoworld.com Mozilla ships Metro Firefox beta for Windows 8 http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/mozilla-ships-metro-firefox-beta-windows-8-235938?source=rss_firefox <p>Mozilla yesterday launched a beta version of its touch-enabled Firefox browser for Windows 8 and 8.1, fulfilling a promise to put the application on the road to a final release next month.</p> <p>Saddled with the name "Firefox for Windows 8 Touch," the browser shipped late Thursday as part of Firefox 28 Beta, one of the three build channels Mozilla maintains. The others, Aurora and Release, are rougher pre-beta and more polished final versions, respectively.</p> Applications Firefox Mozilla Microsoft Windows Web Browsers Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:02:06 +0000 admin 235938 at http://www.infoworld.com Mozilla defers Firefox's new 'Australis' UI to April http://www.infoworld.com/t/web-browsers/mozilla-defers-firefoxs-new-australis-ui-april-235539?source=rss_firefox <p>Mozilla last week said that the earliest its new "Australis" UI will appear in Firefox is at the end of April, six weeks later than the company previously projected.</p> <p>Australis, the first visual overhaul of Firefox since March 2011, will be promoted to the "Aurora" channel today as the company rolls out Firefox 29 to its pre-beta build line. Mozilla uses a three-stage development process that ships Aurora, Beta and Release versions of each version of Firefox, with six weeks separating Aurora and Beta, another six between Beta and Release.</p> Firefox Web Browsers Mon, 03 Feb 2014 20:05:18 +0000 admin 235539 at http://www.infoworld.com Modern-style Firefox for Windows 8 pushed back to March http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/modern-style-firefox-windows-8-pushed-back-march-233373?source=rss_firefox <p>The touch-optimized browser had been set to launch on Jan. 21, with the release of Firefox 27; now Mozilla is pushing back touch optimization to Firefox 28, a delay of six weeks. Add in <a href="https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2013/12/20/firefox-release-cycle-extended-by-two-weeks/" target="_blank">the two-week vacation</a> that Mozilla decided to grant employees last month, and the projected release date is now March 18.</p> Applications Firefox Mozilla Web Browsers Fri, 03 Jan 2014 12:06:03 +0000 ccraig 233373 at http://www.infoworld.com Mozilla ships Firefox 26 with limited click-to-play security http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/mozilla-ships-firefox-26-limited-click-play-security-232486?source=rss_firefox <p>Mozilla on Tuesday released Firefox 26, which kicked off a limited form of click-to-play and patched 15 security vulnerabilities, six marked "critical."</p> <p>Click-to-play -- a security feature that requires users to authorize the use of a plug-in when a website or page element requires it -- has been adopted by other browsers as protection against a rising tide of exploits that leverage bugs in plug-ins, particularly Adobe's Flash Player and Oracle's Java.</p> Applications Firefox Mozilla Web Browsers Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:33:47 +0000 admin 232486 at http://www.infoworld.com Who (still) pays Mozilla's bills? Google, mainly http://www.infoworld.com/t/open-source-software/who-still-pays-mozillas-bills-google-mainly-231596?source=rss_firefox <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/11NNfirefox-hp.jpg" alt="Who (still) pays Mozilla's bills? Applications Open Source Software Firefox Google Mozilla Open Source Software Web Browsers Tue, 26 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 231596 at http://www.infoworld.com Mozilla ushers in new Firefox UI http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/mozilla-ushers-in-new-firefox-ui-231145?source=rss_firefox <p>Mozilla on Monday began rolling out its first major Firefox user interface (UI) change in more than three years, seeding early adopters of the "Nightly" build with the new "Australis" revamp.</p> <p>Nightly builds are designed for preliminary testing, and as the name implies, are automatically updated each night to that day's edition. Firefox's Nightly builds are Mozilla's roughest-edged editions.</p> Applications Firefox Mozilla Web Browsers Tue, 19 Nov 2013 12:47:17 +0000 admin 231145 at http://www.infoworld.com Mozilla releases 10 patches, five critical, for Firefox http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/mozilla-releases-10-patches-five-critical-firefox-229822?source=rss_firefox <p>Mozilla released 10 patches for three versions of its Firefox browser on Tuesday, five of which are considered critical and could be used to remotely install malicious code.</p><p>The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team <a href="http://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2013/10/29/Mozilla-Releases-Updates-Firefox-Thunderbird-and-Seamonkey" target="_blank">warned</a> that the problems "could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code, bypass intended access restrictions, cause a denial-of-service condition or obtain sensitive information."</p> Applications Security Firefox Mozilla Patch Management Web Browsers Wed, 30 Oct 2013 12:39:53 +0000 ccraig 229822 at http://www.infoworld.com Mozilla sheds a light(beam) on Web privacy http://www.infoworld.com/t/internet-privacy/mozilla-sheds-lightbeam-web-privacy-229611?source=rss_firefox <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/11NNfirefox-hp.jpg" alt="Mozilla sheds a light(beam) on Web privacy" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Mozilla has long considered itself a champion of the free and open Web, and the company plans to walk the walk as much as it talks the talk. The company's latest and best foot forward in that direction: Lightbeam for Firefox.</p> Open Source Software Firefox Mozilla Internet Privacy Web Browsers Mon, 28 Oct 2013 11:16:17 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 229611 at http://www.infoworld.com Firefox community roiled by Java crackdown http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/firefox-community-roiled-java-crackdown-229291?source=rss_firefox <p>The Firefox Web browser will, henceforth, require users to manually activate Java objects on sites that they visit, Mozilla has confirmed. The change is aimed at improving security and moving away from a dependence on proprietary plug-ins, but critics say it will cause untold headaches for developers, admins and less-technical end-users.</p> Applications Application Development Firefox Mozilla Internet Java Programming Web Development Web Browsers Security Wed, 23 Oct 2013 11:28:31 +0000 admin 229291 at http://www.infoworld.com Firefox OS 1.1 needs more of a boost to soar http://www.infoworld.com/t/mobile-technology/firefox-os-11-needs-more-of-boost-soar-228474?source=rss_firefox <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/firefox_question_hp.jpg" alt="Firefox OS 1.1 needs more of a boost to soar" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The Mozilla Foundation's HTML5-powered mobile platform, Firefox OS, just got a 1.1. HTML5 Mobile Technology Firefox Mozilla Smartphones Mobile Technology Operating Systems Wed, 09 Oct 2013 16:36:32 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 228474 at http://www.infoworld.com Firefox OS gets performance boost, wider distribution http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/firefox-os-gets-performance-boost-wider-distribution-228457?source=rss_firefox <p>Mozilla Foundation is improving the performance of its Firefox OS software for smartphones, and devices running it will soon go on sale in more European and Latin American countries.</p><p>Firefox OS is built around applications written in HTML5. Mozilla Foundation is pitching it as a better option for low-end smartphones, and devices running it will compete head-to-head with cheap Android smartphones and other platforms such as Nokia's Asha.</p> Mobile Technology Firefox Mobile Apps Smartphones Consumerization of IT Wed, 09 Oct 2013 12:28:33 +0000 ccraig 228457 at http://www.infoworld.com ZTE will bring second wave of Firefox OS phones to US next year http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/zte-will-bring-second-wave-of-firefox-os-phones-us-next-year-227413?source=rss_firefox <p>ZTE plans on launching another phone running Mozilla's Firefox OS, this time with a dual-core processor, a bigger screen, and a revamped user experience, a company executive said on Tuesday.</p> Mobile Technology Firefox Android Smartphones Tue, 24 Sep 2013 13:39:14 +0000 admin 227413 at http://www.infoworld.com Mozilla postpones Metro Firefox release to late January http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/mozilla-postpones-metro-firefox-release-late-january-226881?source=rss_firefox <p>Mozilla last week said that slower-than-expected progress on Firefox for Microsoft's Windows 8 "Modern" user interface (UI) means that the touch-based browser likely won't launch until late January.</p> Applications Firefox Mozilla Windows 8 Web Browsers Mon, 16 Sep 2013 14:12:42 +0000 admin 226881 at http://www.infoworld.com Google takes second browser spot on the back of mobile http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/google-takes-second-browser-spot-the-back-of-mobile-226014?source=rss_firefox <p>Mobile browsing continued to post gains last month at the expense of personal computers, a trend that has put Google into the second spot behind Microsoft as the browser maker with the longest reach, a Web metrics company said Sunday.</p> <p>According to Net Applications, an estimated 13.4 percent of all users accessed the Internet in August from a smartphone or tablet, breaking a six-month-old record. Most of the rest of the world's online users -- 85.8 percent -- went online with a desktop browser on a personal computer.</p> Applications Firefox Google Google Chrome Internet Explorer (IE) Microsoft Mozilla Mobile Apps Web Browsers Tue, 03 Sep 2013 15:00:15 +0000 admin 226014 at http://www.infoworld.com Review: Firefox OS sputters on the ZTE Open http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/review-firefox-os-sputters-the-zte-open-225794?source=rss_firefox <div id="image"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/zte-open.jpg" alt="Review: Firefox OS sputters on the ZTE Open" /></div> <p>As Microsoft's <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/review-its-strike-3-microsofts-windows-phone-207710">Windows Phone flails</a> and <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/blackberry-10s-flop-wont-help-windows-phone-222700">BlackBerry 10 sputters</a>, the smartphone market seems increasingly a two-horse town: Google's Android and Apple's iOS.</p> Mobile Technology Open Source Software Firefox Smartphones Mobile Technology Thu, 29 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 225794 at http://www.infoworld.com Mozilla to ship 'Metro-ized' Firefox Dec. 10 http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/mozilla-ship-metro-ized-firefox-dec-10-225067?source=rss_firefox <p>Mozilla will launch Firefox for Microsoft's Windows 8 "Modern" user interface in mid-December, more than a year after the operating system's launch, according to the open-source developer's planning documents.</p> <p>Called the "Preview Release," the touch-ready browser will be packaged with Firefox 26 for the Windows desktop. Firefox 26 is slated to ship Dec. 10.</p> Applications Microsoft Windows Firefox Windows 8 Microsoft Windows Web Browsers Mon, 19 Aug 2013 10:57:19 +0000 admin 225067 at http://www.infoworld.com