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Firefox 4 in March, A First Look At Firefox 5

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  • Firefox 4 in March, A First Look At Firefox 5
  • Mozilla Infographic Compares Firefox And Internet Explorer

Ready for Firefox 4

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manilastandardtoday.com: I LOOK forward to the day when the folks at Mozilla decide that Firefox 4 is ready to launch without the word “beta” attached to it.

Mozilla losing Director of Firefox, Mike Belztner

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  • Mozilla losing Director of Firefox, Mike Belztner
  • Developer Engagement at Mozilla

Is Mozilla's 2011 roadmap unrealistically ambitious?

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arstechnica.com: Mozilla has published an updated roadmap in which it lays out its plans for 2011. The organization hopes to significantly shorten its release cycle and deliver a total of four major releases during 2011, cranking the browser up to version 7 by the end of the year.

Browser Feature War: IE9 RC1 vs. Firefox 4 vs. Chrome 9

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pcworld.com: The browser wars are back with a vengeance. It's a browser battle for the ages. But watch out Chrome and Firefox, the Borg (that was Microsoft's pet name in the 90's, kids) are back and this time resistance really is futile. Let's take a look.

Firefox 4 knows about:me (and you)

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internetnews.com: I'm a big fan of data analytics which is why back in 2009 I was excited about a new potential Firefox feature called about:me.

Why Browser "Do Not Track" Features Will Not Work

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pcworld.com: Mozilla, Microsoft, and Google have each developed some sort of "do not track" feature for their respective Web browsers. The intent is good, but each solution is fundamentally flawed and is unlikely to work very well in the real world.

Time to Stop Managing Tabs

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mozillalabs.com: There have been many add-ons to Firefox that help users organize their tabs to hide unwanted tabs. Home Dash approaches tabs from the other direction, so instead of showing all tabs by default and allowing some to be hidden, only tabs that are relevant to the current one are shown.

Mozilla Firefox 4 Beta, now including “Do Not Track” capabilities

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blog.mozilla.com: The latest Firefox 4 Beta is now available to download and test. We’ve continued our work to improve performance and stability, while also implementing a “Do Not Track” privacy feature to provide more control over online behavioral tracking.

Firefox 4, 5, 6 and 7 to be released in 2011

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  • Firefox 4, 5, 6 and 7 to be released before the end of 2011
  • Firefox 2011 Roadmap Updated, Expect Firefox 7 in 2011
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Leftovers: Gaming (Mighty No. 9 and Wine)

  • “Mighty No. 9” Mac & Linux Versions Released on Steam
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Android Leftovers

  • iPhones are much more likely to 'fail' than Androids
    Apple's once glittering reputation for quality took quite a few hits during the last few years, especially when it comes to iOS, the software that runs on iPhones. In some cases, recurrent software bugs have plagued users with issues such as the inability to use Wi-Fi, frequent crashes, and ridiculously short battery life. This week reports surfaced about a hardware flaw that makes some iPhone 6 screens inoperable. (Apple hasn't confirmed any related problems.) It's hard to tell how widespread some of these issues are, but a new report from a company that monitors smartphone quality suggests iPhones are far more likely to "fail" or suffer serious glitches than Android phones. The Blancco Technology Group says it collected performance data from millions of mobile phones during the second quarter of 2016, and it found that iPhones had an overall failure rate of 58 percent, compared to just 35 percent failure for Android devices. The term "failure" doesn’t necessarily mean that the phone has become a brick, according to Blancco. Instead, it means the device or software running on the device suffered some serious problem.
  • Maru OS is now open source (Turns Android phones into Linux desktops)
    Maru OS is a software project that lets you plug an Android phone into an external display to run desktop Linux software. First unveiled earlier this year, the software is very much a work-in-progress. Initially it only supported one phone: the Google Nexus 5. But things could get a lot more interesting soon, because the developer behind Maru OS has finished open sourcing the project and a group of developers are planning to start porting the software to run on additional devices.
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