Tag: Mozilla

Firefox Reality web browser now available for Daydream VR, Oculus Go, and Vive Wave

Back in July, a standalone version of Chrome finally became available for Daydream VR. You could visit sites or play web-based VR games without ever taking off your headset, and it was the first time standalone Daydream headsets (like the Lenovo Mirage Solo) could access websites. If you’re not a fan of Chrome, there’s another […]

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Mozilla’s Firefox & Apple’s Safari browsers add anti-Facebook and Google privacy protections

Care about your data privacy? Here’s a good reason to stop using the Google Chrome browser, and use Firefox or Safari instead on your desktop, laptop, and mobile devices. Facebook, Google, and many other online ad businesses are tracking pretty much everything you do online, through your web browser and apps, to figure out how […]

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22 states and DC issue new brief seeking to reverse FCC’s net neutrality order

The dream of an open and free internet isn’t dead. Net neutrality — the principle that internet service providers must treat traffic equally, regardless of the source — is still seeing a strong fight waged on its behalf. This week, a group of 23 attorneys general from across the U.S., led by New York Attorney General Barbara […]

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Notes by Firefox syncs encrypted notes with Mozilla’s desktop browser

Mozilla’s current catalog of Android apps consists of browsers, but there’s something new today. Mozilla has a note-taking all called Notes by Firefox. It’s encrypted and syncs automatically with Firefox on your desktop. Don’t expect a lot of fancy features, though. That intro really covers almost everything you need to know about this app. It […]

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Browser benchmark battle July 2018: Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Edge

It’s been more than 20 months since our last browser benchmark battle, and we really wanted to avoid letting two years elapse before getting a fresh set of a results. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge have all improved significantly over the past year and a half, and as I’ve argued before, the browser […]

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Mozilla Stumbler disappears from the Play Store

Mozilla’s open-source app Stumbler was first released on the Google Play Store in November 2014 in the hopes of gathering information about the locations of Wi-Fi networks and cell towers via users’ phones. Stumbler has seen a dip in user activity and developer attention lately, and now it appears the app has disappeared altogether from […]

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“Stylish” extension with 2M downloads banned for tracking every site visit

Enlarge / Google results sent to remote servers. reader comments 4 Share this story Google, Mozilla, and Opera have pulled a browser extension with more than two million downloads after it was caught tracking every website its users visited—and sending the data to a remote server. The Stylish extension allowed users to customize the look […]

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Firefox 61 now available with faster scrolling, performance improvements, and more

Firefox 57 ‘Quantum’ launched last year with major performance enhancements on the desktop, but the new Quantum CSS engine only arrived on Android last month. Firefox 61 has now been released across all platforms, and the Android version includes more speed optimizations. Here’s the full changelog for the Android release, courtesy of Mozilla: Quantum CSS […]

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[Update: APK] Firefox Focus is moving from WebView to the Gecko engine starting with the latest Nightly builds

All modern browsers have a private browsing mode, but Mozilla launched Firefox Focus last year to go a step further. This blocks ads and shreds your browsing history after each use. It’s all about privacy, and that’s why the developers are in the process of switching browser engines from WebKit to Gecko. You can try […]

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Firefox gets speedier tab switching, a new accessibility tool for developers and more

Mozilla today released version 61 of its Firefox browser. By now, it’s no secret that Firefox is back in contention as a serious competitor to Google’s Chrome browser and while the new release doesn’t offer any groundbreaking new features, all of the new improvements and tools in Firefox 61 are good examples for why Firefox […]

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Firefox Focus is moving from WebView to the Gecko engine starting with the latest Nightly builds

All modern browsers have a private browsing mode, but Mozilla launched Firefox Focus last year to go a step further. This blocks ads and shreds your browsing history after each use. It’s all about privacy, and that’s why the developers are in the process of switching browser engines from WebKit to Gecko. You can try […]

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Mozilla’s next browser might be controlled by your voice

Will our next browser just read us websites?Image: Shutterstock / tommaso79 By Raymond Wong2018-06-14 15:28:12 UTC Firefox maker Mozilla is working on an entirely new type of internet browser: One that’s controlled with your voice.  Because why not? We’re all getting used to talking to Alexa, Siri, and the Google Assistant and asking these digital […]

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4 false narratives confusing our understanding of mixed reality

A couple weeks ago, I moderated a panel at the inaugural SplitX: VR/AR Summit, where we explored the false narratives that have been souring the milk, so to speak, in the mixed reality industry for several years now and which have served to aggravate an already volatile market and extend its hype cycle by setting […]

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Within leverages WebVR to offer device-agnostic VR videos via the web

Until recently, finding new virtual reality content to watch has generally required use of a VR device maker’s app store, but Within wants to change that by bringing VR content to a traditional web interface. Working in collaboration with Mozilla, Within is launching a WebVR-powered version of its website, capable of serving high production value […]

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