Seems that Mozilla is working hard for the next mobile operation system, Firefox OS. This Open Source project is based on HTML5 language and will appear on Mozilla smartphones. Firefox Mobile will be ready from 2013.
Firefox 13 is available for download and update. In this version Mozilla introduced a new features for the default home page and for new tabs. The default home page contains a handy Google search and quick links to downloads, bookmarks, history, add-ons, sync and settings. Also, if you had tabs open the last time you used Firefox you can restore them from the home page with a single click. Instead when you create a new tab, Firefox shows your top sites. You can pin sites to this page, rearrange the layout or even turn it off if you wish. Here is a quick hack how to display the Top Sites on the Firefox Home Page.
Tracking is a term that includes many different methods that websites, advertisers and others use to learn about your web browsing behavior. This includes information about what sites you visit, things you like, dislike and purchase. They often use this information to show ads, products or services specifically targeted to you.
Are you running Windows on a 64-bit machine? Do you want to make Firefox even faster? Meanwhile Mozilla is working on Firefox9, Waterfox compiled the Firefox source code to run specifically for 64-Bit Windows computers. To make Waterfox stand out a bit more, it’s compiled with optimizations so that it will run more efficiently and faster than just compiling Firefox as a 64-Bit program. In benchmarks, the 64-Bit variant of Firefox out-performs the 32-Bit variant. Also because this variant is being built specifically for Windows, there might be further performance increases.
Mozilla released another update to it’s Firefox 9, now in Beta 3.
What’s new in this version of Firefox BETA:
- Mac OS X Lion Support: Firefox Beta has a new look that matches the Mac OS X Lion application toolbar and icon styles. Firefox Beta also supports the two finger swipe navigation gesture and makes it easier to use multiple monitors.
- Chunked XHR Support: Firefox Beta supports chunking for XHR requests so websites can receive data that’s part of a large XHR download in progress. This helps developers make websites and Web apps faster, especially those that download large sets of data or via AJAX.
If you’re a developer, you can visit the Firefox for Developers page.
As Mozilla updated Firefox 4 Beta with Sync, here is step by step guide how to configure your account and stay synchronized with the same data on different device.
First Step: Create a Firefox Sync Account
We can access Sync by clicking the Sync logo the bottom right corner on Firefox or press Alt from your keyboard if your menu is hidden and then select Tool->Set Up Sync.
Today Mozilla updates Firefox 4 to Beta 4 version bringing two interesting features: Panorama and Sync.
With Panorama you can easily drag and drop your tabs into manageable groups that you can organize, name and arrange in a fun and visual way. So you can keep track of all your open tabs. This is a new conpet to browsers and Mozilla is the first to implement it. By clicking on the top right button you will be able to acess Panorma area and in an easy way create tab-groups, resize groups, moving tabs from one group to other etc.
With Firefox Sync you can swich to one computer to other, from Firefox mobile to computer and hold the same data on the browser. Sync gives you seamless access to your important Firefox data – including bookmarks, passwords, history and open tabs – across multiple computers and devices.
Firefox 4 Beta 4 is available for Mac, Linux and Windows users here.