Mozilla - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/19511 en The Tizen smartphone flopped -- and open source is to blame http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/the-tizen-smartphone-flopped-and-open-source-blame-247144?source=rss_mozilla <div id="blog-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/open_sign_broken_cord_hp.jpg" alt="The Tizen smartphone flopped -- and open source is to blame" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>You know the saying: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.</p> Mobile Technology Open Source Software The Industry Standard Mozilla Samsung Tizen Ubuntu Smartphones Open Source Software Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 247144 at http://www.infoworld.com Mozilla's JPEG compression slims down file sizes http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/mozillas-jpeg-compression-slims-down-file-sizes-246349?source=rss_mozilla <p>Mozilla has released an updated version of its JPEG compression tool that shaves down file sizes by 5 percent, a small figure but one that is significant for image-intensive Web services such as Facebook.</p> Applications Mozilla Internet Applications Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:36:06 +0000 admin 246349 at http://www.infoworld.com Mozilla brings Web app dev inside the browser with WebIDE http://www.infoworld.com/t/development-tools/mozilla-brings-web-app-dev-inside-the-browser-webide-244977?source=rss_mozilla <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/web_dev_tools_hp.jpg" alt="Mozilla brings Web app dev inside the browser with WebIDE" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Mozilla is offering in-browser application development features for its Firefox browser with its WebIDE project. The technology helps developers build, edit, and test Web applications from within a browser.</p> Application Development Mozilla Development Tools Web Development Tue, 24 Jun 2014 19:48:25 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 244977 at http://www.infoworld.com Firefox risks user backlash by adding search box to new tab page http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/firefox-risks-user-backlash-adding-search-box-new-tab-page-244291?source=rss_mozilla <p>Mozilla has pulled a "Chrome" by adding a search box to the new tab page in Firefox 31, which reached beta status yesterday and is slated to ship in final form on July 22.</p> Applications Firefox Mozilla Search Engines Web Browsers Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:25:39 +0000 admin 244291 at http://www.infoworld.com Browser bonanza: What's new in Firefox 30, IE11, Chrome 35, and Safari 8 http://www.infoworld.com/t/web-browsers/browser-bonanza-whats-new-in-firefox-30-ie11-chrome-35-and-safari-8-244247?source=rss_mozilla <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/browsers_multiple_hp.jpg" alt="Browser bonanza: What's new in Firefox 30, IE11, Chrome 35, and Safari 8" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accelerating_change" target="_blank">Accelerating change</a> is a truism of today's fast-paced world. It's also an apt description for the onslaught of browser updates. Applications Mobile Technology Apple Firefox Google Google Chrome Internet Explorer (IE) Microsoft Mozilla iOS Mobile Apps Web Browsers Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:41:12 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 244247 at http://www.infoworld.com Mozilla plans semi-silent updates to tug laggards onto the newest Firefox http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/mozilla-plans-semi-silent-updates-tug-laggards-the-newest-firefox-242695?source=rss_mozilla <p>Mozilla is preparing nearly-silent upgrades to get customers stuck on older versions of Firefox onto the newest edition, according to notes on the company's website and its bug-tracking database.</p> <p>The plan is to start upgrading older Windows editions beginning with the next stable release, Firefox 30, which is slated to ship June 10.</p> Applications Firefox Mozilla Web Browsers Mon, 19 May 2014 11:27:25 +0000 admin 242695 at http://www.infoworld.com Firefox will get DRM copy protection despite Mozilla's concerns http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/firefox-will-get-drm-copy-protection-despite-mozillas-concerns-242555?source=rss_mozilla <p>Mozilla will upgrade its Firefox browser with copyright protection technology, fearing a loss of users if they can't play protected content from services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon.</p> <p>The organization has long opposed DRM (Digital Rights Management) technologies, which seek to prevent unauthorized sharing of content under copyright protection. Critics say DRM also prevents legal uses of content, such as a person moving it between two of their own devices.</p> Applications Firefox Mozilla DRM Web Browsers Thu, 15 May 2014 11:32:16 +0000 admin 242555 at http://www.infoworld.com Mozilla to press ahead with in-Firefox ad plans http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/mozilla-press-ahead-in-firefox-ad-plans-242316?source=rss_mozilla <p>Mozilla last week said it would press forward on plans to put advertisements on Firefox's new tab page, but reassured users that the browser would not become "a mess of logos."</p> <p>In a <a href="https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2014/05/09/new-tab-experiments/" target="_blank">May 9 blog</a>, Johnathan Nightingale, vice president of engineering at Mozilla, acknowledged that the February announcement that it would insert ads in its flagship browser had not been well received. But the company has no intention of dropping the idea.</p> Applications Firefox Mozilla E-commerce Web Browsers Mon, 12 May 2014 11:43:35 +0000 admin 242316 at http://www.infoworld.com Mozilla proposes new version of net neutrality rules http://www.infoworld.com/t/net-neutrality/mozilla-proposes-new-version-of-net-neutrality-rules-242093?source=rss_mozilla <p>The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should reclassify portions of broadband networks as regulated, common-carrier services to preserve net neutrality protections, Mozilla has said in a new petition to the agency.</p> Mozilla Net Neutrality Wed, 07 May 2014 14:28:14 +0000 ccraig 242093 at http://www.infoworld.com Firefox 29 with revamped Australis interface rolling out http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/firefox-29-revamped-australis-interface-rolling-out-241530?source=rss_mozilla <p>After nearly two years of <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/258030/get_a_sneak_peek_at_firefoxs_new_australis_interface.html" target="_blank">sneak peeks</a> and previews, Mozilla on Tuesday rolls out Firefox 29, the first official version of the open source browser with <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2064696/hands-on-with-firefoxs-revamped-australis-interface.html" target="_blank">Mozilla's new Australis interface</a>. "It's not an interface adjustment or tweak. It's not a bug fix.</p> Applications Firefox Mozilla Web Browsers Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:34:32 +0000 admin 241530 at http://www.infoworld.com Mozilla to strengthen SSL certificate verification in Firefox http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/mozilla-strengthen-ssl-certificate-verification-in-firefox-241319?source=rss_mozilla <p>Mozilla plans to more strictly enforce industry best practices for SSL certificates in future versions of Firefox with a new certificate verification system.</p> <p>The new system will be implemented as a library called "mozilla::pkix" and will start being used by Firefox 31, which is expected to be released in July.</p> Applications Security Firefox Mozilla Encryption Security Management Web Browsers Security Tools Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:20:39 +0000 admin 241319 at http://www.infoworld.com Mozilla CEO Eich resigns amid controversy over opposition to gay marriage http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/mozilla-ceo-eich-resigns-amid-controversy-over-opposition-gay-marriage-239842?source=rss_mozilla <p>Brendan Eich has resigned as <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/web-browsers/3-ways-brendan-eich-can-move-mozilla-beyond-browsers-238999">CEO of Mozilla</a> and left the board of the foundation that governs the nonprofit company after days of controversy over his donation to backers of California's anti-gay-marriage proposition in 2008.</p> The Industry Standard Mozilla Technology Business Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:04:11 +0000 admin 239842 at http://www.infoworld.com Mozilla steps up damage control as pressure for CEO Eich's ouster mounts http://www.infoworld.com/t/technology-business/mozilla-steps-damage-control-pressure-ceo-eichs-ouster-mounts-239556?source=rss_mozilla <p>Mozilla, the maker of Firefox, went into damage control mode over the weekend in response to criticism that its new CEO had donated to a California anti-gay marriage ballot proposition in 2008.</p> <p>That criticism has expanded to include an online petition calling for Brendan Eich's resignation or firing if he does not "make an unequivocal statement of support for marriage equality," as well as the online dating service OkCupid.com urging its members not to use Firefox.</p> Mozilla Technology Business Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:02:48 +0000 admin 239556 at http://www.infoworld.com Mozilla unveils debugger that works like a VCR http://www.infoworld.com/t/development-tools/mozilla-unveils-debugger-works-vcr-239142?source=rss_mozilla <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/Coding_hp.jpg" alt="Mozilla unveils debugger that works like a VCR" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Debugging is nobody's favorite part of programming, and the larger and more complex the app, the more difficult the debug job. Worse, some bugs can't seem to be reproduced in a predictable way, but buzz out often enough to be a disaster.</p> Application Development Mozilla Linux Application Testing Development Tools Open Source Software Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:21:21 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 239142 at http://www.infoworld.com JavaScript founder Brendan Eich takes over as Mozilla CEO http://www.infoworld.com/t/web-browsers/javascript-founder-brendan-eich-takes-over-mozilla-ceo-239015?source=rss_mozilla <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Brendan_Eich.jpg" alt="Mozilla's new direction is services, not just browsers" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><p align="right"><em>Credit: Drew McLellan</em></p></div> <p>JavaScript inventor Brendan Eich has been named CEO of Mozilla, the company he co-founded and where he already had been working as CTO.</p> Application Development Mozilla Web Browsers Mon, 24 Mar 2014 23:24:57 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 239015 at http://www.infoworld.com 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_mozilla <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_mozilla <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_mozilla <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_mozilla <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_mozilla <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