Firefox 17 Gets Friendly With Facebook, Wary of iFrames

Mozilla has made its Web browser more social — and more secure — with the release of Firefox 17. The latest version of the foundation’s popular browser includes a plug-in that displays notifications and instant messages from Facebook in a sidebar. The plug-in is the first implementation of the Social API introduced by Mozilla in […]

ZTE’s Firefox OS Plans Confirmed, ZTE Will Launch Firefox OS Powered Smartphones in Early 2013

Based out of China, ZTE Corp is world’s fourth largest mobile phone manufacturer and fifth-largest telecoms equipment maker (based on 2011 statistics). And when such a big player decides to go ahead with something entirely new and unknown, things can get interesting. For starters, Firefox OS is an open source operating system for smartphones and tablets […]

Firefox 15 Goes on a Memory Diet

Better management of memory and updates highlight the latest release of the Mozilla Foundation’s Web browser, Firefox 15. Firefox’s development team has steadily improved the browser’s memory management over recent months, but with this release of the program, it’s targeting a major contributor to the software’s piggish memory ways: add-on applications. The most common cause […]

How to Upgrade to Fireox 14.0.1 in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS via PPA Right NOW!

Firefox 14.0.1 has just been released and since it is a major release, updates will be coming to official Ubuntu repositories soon. But for the impatient folks among you, here is how you upgrade to Firefox 14.0.1 from Firefox 13.0.1 in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS “Precise Pangolin”. Install Firefox 14.0.1 in Ubuntu 12.04 via PPA Before […]

Firefox OS Slinks Onto Smartphone Stage

While Mozilla has seen its share of the browser market decline, losing much ground to Chrome, Firefox could challenge another Google technology. On Monday Mozilla, announced that the Firefox OS mobile platform, previously known as “Boot to Gecko,” would be used by a number of mobile carriers including Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia, […]

Firefox 13 Tweaks Tabs, Home Pages, Speed and Security

Mozilla released Firefox 13 Wednesday, which it says is a speedier, safer version of the open source web browser. The newly launched Firefox also boasts a new home page and tab page layout similar to those of competing browsers such as Google’s Chrome. Before the upgrade, when Firefox users clicked to open a new tab, […]

Cross Browser Script to Download YouTube Videos in High Quality from YouTube Itself

Back in the day, downloading YouTube videos (and anything that run on Flash) was simple as anything (at least in Ubuntu). It is not so anymore. But there is this really useful script to download YouTube videos in Ubuntu running Firefox, Google Chrome or Opera without much trouble and in a deeply integrated way. So, […]