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Mozilla Launches Private Browser For iOS: Firefox Focus
Mozilla has announced the launch of Firefox Focus – promising free, fast and easy to use private browsing for iOS devices. Firefox Focus is for the times when you don’t want to leave a record on your phone
 You know, for information that in certain situations is sensitive, such... Read more
Mozilla Releases Firefox 50
Firefox 50: Faster, Stronger, Smarter? And so, Mozilla have unleashed the new stable Firefox 50 browser onto the internet. The good news for Firefox desktop aficionados is that the new browser update will be rolled out and automatically installed across all the operating systems, including 32 and 64 bit versions... Read more
Mozilla Testpilot: No More 404
Mozilla are test piloting a new project called No More 404 on its official Test Pilot website. The add on for Firefox has been designed to provide users with the option of reading deleted versions of web pages. In essence, the idea behind the project is that the new... Read more
Mozilla To Block Flash From August
Mozilla will block Flash in Firefox starting next month Mozilla is helping to hammer another nail in the coffin of Flash, and has finally joined other major browser vendors by deciding that starting August this year, Firefox will begin to block invisible Flash content, and that starting 2017, all... Read more
Mozilla Want To Make The Web Work For Everyone
Mozilla has come out and said what many browser developers have been grumbling and complaining about for years: That a high proportion of websites were only designed to work with one specific browser in mind, and that that’s a mistake. While the modern device and browser landscape presents many... Read more
Firefox Launches Multi-Identity Containers
Firefox now lets you browse and log into accounts under different identities in order to keep your accounts separate. It’s a pain to have to constantly log in and out of different internet accounts–say, your Gmail or your Amazon account. And if those separate accounts have a specific reason... Read more
Google’s Chrome Browser Overtakes Internet Explorer For The First Time
Google Chrome has officially overtaken Internet Explorer to become the world’s most used web browser. The news finally ends Microsoft’s default Windows browser’s almost two-decade long dominance as the leading internet browser. Haven’t I heard this one before? Probably. Over the last few years, quite a few tech analytics... Read more
Firefox 44 Gets Official Release And Some New Features
The latest version of Firefox has been officially released, and users should be prepared some new features. According to the changelog Mozilla released for Firefox version 44 everyone’s favorite fox based web browser now has Web Push notifications.  This latest added trick should save users on battery power, and... Read more
Firefox Still On Fire And No Longer Needs Money From Google
The Mozilla Foundation, the not-for-profit company behind popular web browser Firefox has revealed that it’s doing just fine without Google’s millions. For the longest of times, it often appeared that Mozilla’s fortunes relied on the charitable mood of Google to remain viable. Google were in real terms, practically bankrolling... Read more
Official Mozilla Firefox for iOS App Released
Firefox, the 2nd most used web browser in the world has finally become available for Apple iOS devices. As FileHippo reported back in September, the company behind Firefox, Mozilla had been trialing the app exclusively in New Zealand. But it was only 2 years ago that Mozilla rejected the idea of a Firefox browser... Read more
Mozilla Releases Firefox for iOS Preview To Public
If You Live In New Zealand
Last Thursday, Mozilla released the first public preview of its brand spanking new version of its Firefox web browser for iOS. But don’t anybody go diving for the download button just yet
. While the Firefox browser has finally decided to make an appearance on iPads, iPhones, and iPods, unless... Read more
Google, Intel, Mozilla, Netflix, And Others Form Alliance For Open Media
Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla, Netflix, Amazon, and Cisco, have become day one members of the newly formed Alliance for Open Media. The Alliance (AOMedia) is an open source, not for profit project intent on creating ‘a new, open royalty-free video codec specification
with binding specifications for media formats
’ The overall... Read more
FossaMail Open-Source Mail Client Launches Update
There are a few reasons to skirt the old standbys and try something different with your email, as this update from Pale Moon shows. The people who launched their own browser have released an update to their popular FossaMail feature, and it’s a great way to switch from a... Read more
Firefox Set To Be More Like Chrome In The Future
Serious changes will soon be coming to everyone’s favorite fox themed browser, and the revolution is taking place at a fundamental level.  Firefox 43, due for final release by Mozilla in December, is to make use of a new extension API, that Mozilla have decided to name as “WebExtensions.” This new API extension... Read more
Firefox Just Made Your Tab Buttons Bigger…And Other Stuff
If you woke up yesterday and saw that the tabs on Firefox looked a little different, the problem isn’t your contact lenses. The recent updates to Firefox have done a few things, some of them aesthetic, and others vital to maintain some level of compatibility with the new Windows... Read more
Firefox 39 Arrives With Critical Bug Fixes And Hello Link Sharing
Mozilla recently launched Firefox 39 for Android, Linux, Mac, and Windows. Notable changes to the popular web browser include the ability to paste Android clipboard content into editable web content, smoother scrolling and animation on Mac OS X, an option to share Hello URLs via social networks, and critical... Read more
Look What’s New On FileHippo
At FileHippo, we take software seriously. Very seriously. That’s why we work to bring you the greatest new programs, as well as all the up-to-date releases of your old favorites. Here’s a look at some of the programs that are new to the site this week: Office 2013 Service... Read more
WebAssembly Created By Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, And Apple
The news first broke last week via Ars Technica that engineers at Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, and Apple have joined forces in an effort to create WebAssembly, a bytecode for browsers of the future that teases over 20 times faster performance. There have been multiple efforts in the past to... Read more