Topic / Mozilla Firefox

The problems with <video> and <audio>, and conundrum Firefox faces

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Firefox on Android – and it'll soon come with H.264 support (Image: Mozilla EU/Flickr (Creative Commons)) In recent days, the tech community has been buzzing around about the fact that Mozilla has decided to relent on its open web stance and will implement H.264 on mobile devices and – although unconfirmed – speculation hints that it will soon be included in the desktop version. But why is this such a […]

Chrome OVERTAKES Firefox for second place, IE still falling

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An early Christmas gift, perhaps? November statistics from analytical firm StatCounter shows that Google’s Chrome browser can now claim it is the second-most used browser in the world, topping previous second-place Firefox in a very, very small margin. Chrome now owns 25.69% of the worldwide market – a jump from 13.35 percent last year, and 4.66 percent of the market in 2009. Firefox, however, now takes 25.23 percent of market […]

Firefox 6 ahead of schedule, hits your updates box next week

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Despite Firefox 5 being made official to download in June, Mozilla has already started releasing what appears to be a final version of Firefox 6 through its FTP servers – but you wouldn’t have known that unless you did some digging into its servers. But why jumping from version 5 to version 6? Well, before, Mozilla would have labelled this version 5.1, but now that is considered being to slow […]

Mozilla Firefox 5 released

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Just a few months after the release of Firefox 4, the team at Mozilla have pushed out Mozilla Firefox 5. The update doesn’t bring any UI improvements but it does feature some behind the scenes improvements for example Improved canvas, JavaScript, memory, and networking performance and as well improved standards support for HTML5, XHR, MathML, SMIL, and canvas. You can check out the full Release Notes here.

Mozilla pushes out Firefox 4 – copies Chrome in more ways than one

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After Internet Explorer 9 got some good press for its revamp look, Mozilla – not wanting Microsoft get all the good goss – has officially launched their new version of Firefox, version 4.0. And it’s kind of obvious where Firefox got their new UI inspiration from – rival Chrome. While it’s obvious that it looks copied, it does mean a new shift for 4.0. The new UI see tabs now […]

Check-in with Foursquare… in Firefox?

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Foursquare appears to have quite a following here in Australia (and apparently, in North Korea and up in space), but for some cases you don’t want to go and whip out your phone because you may have a crappy connection (via Vodafone) or happen to be so damn lazy. Well not any more. A little plugin called Foursquarefox takes the hassle away of checking in and puts it in your […]

Tip: Sharing links easily with F1

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Sharing links to your friends, such as a funny auto-correct fail or a news article that happens to claim that Apple is merging iTunes and Safari together, can be a bit tedious as you have to copy the link, open up your email client or a new tab for the social networking profile, and then post it out to your friends. Now, Mozilla has made it a bit simple. Called […]

TECHGEEK Podcast 16: Limewire R.I.P

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It’s Halloween and we see the deaths of Limewire and the Walkman. The iPhone 4 White version is either dead or still kicking, and little hackers all over the place thanks to a little Firefox plugin. Yeah. It’s an absolute shambles episodes with only two hosts – with Terence and Stewart. After having a break of one week, James off on la-la land, Tom in Phillip Island and sick, and […]

TECHGEEK Podcast 15: TERENCE IS GONNNEEEE LETS PARTY!!!

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Yes, that’s right.. Terence is on holidays in Rome! So everyone at techgeek.com.au is partying like crazy. We talk about the new Windows Phone 7, The Android ‘dude’ problem, #newtwitter, the iPhone app that allows you to spy and much much more. Behold, Episode 15 – the first extremely unorganised podcast to come from techgeek.com.au, oh and we have made the clean tag! Programming note: Terence & James are not […]

TECHGEEK Podcast 14: OMG! There’s another body!

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Yes, apparently Google is into shooting photos of dead people as photos of the dead appeared on Google Street View. Ouch. As well, Motorola gets sued by Microsoft, Facebook lets you download everything you ever uploaded or wrote on Facebook, and MySpace brings out a craptastic new logo. As well, we bring out a new TECHGEEK Tips episode hosted by Terence and Chris, and the individual episode gets released on […]

Internet Explorer falls below 50 percent in browser market

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Microsoft’s dominance of the web may be coming to an end sometime soon, with new statistics from Stat Counter coming out that highlight that Microsoft’s massive share is now less than half of the entire market. While Internet Explorer still reigns supreme, the browser only holds 49.87 percent, while rival Firefox holds 31.5 percent – steady from last month. However, the big success story is Google’s Chrome browser, increasing tremendously […]

Firefox Home approved to App Store

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Great news for Firefox users! Now you can take your desktop history, bookmarks and tabs open on your browser to your iPhone or iPod touch with the new Firefox Home application that has just been approved on the App Store by the mighty Apple. Oh, and did we mention it’s free. The application is NOT A BROWSER like Opera Mini, and who wouldn’t blame them because of the restrictions – […]

Firefox 4 Beta 1 released for download

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Well, took them long enough. Mozilla has released the first beta of Firefox 4, the upcoming update to the second-most popular browser. As you can tell, it is a substantial redesign to the user interface, taking on what Google Chrome (and now Opera) has done by moving the tabs at the top. Other improvements is a new Add-Ons manager and improvements on how HD video is played using HTML5.

Chrome tops Safari as Internet Explorer, Firefox shares drop

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It the end of the month, and May sees Google Chrome topping Apple’s Safari in total market share with a 7.04 percent stake, compared to Safari’s 4.77 percent stake in the browser market share war for third place again, according to NetApplications. However, what makes it interesting is that it is Internet Explorer and Firefox that has dropped, while Chrome, Safari and Opera has gained when compared to last month. […]

Microsoft add-on leaves Firefox users exposed to critical hole

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A Microsoft add-on that was installed silently into Mozilla Firefox last February has now made Firefox, deemed to be one of the safer alternatives for Windows computers, open to an attack. The security hole also leaves Internet Explorer open to the same attack. The threat, according to its Security Research and Defence blog, is a “browse-and-get-owned” attack, with a user being lured to open a malicious website and exploits the […]


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