Firefox Launches Beta Version for Desktop and Android

Today is beta-release day at Mozilla, and the organization is launching new beta versions of Firefox for the desktop and Android. This time around, the desktop version is set to get the most interesting updates, including the new IonMonkey just-in-time JavaScript compiler, as well as support for Macs with Retina displays and W3C Touch Event support for machines with touchscreens. On Android, Firefox now offers better phishing protection and – as an opt-in – search suggestions.

 

The big day at Mozzila has arrived. The organization is set to launch its beta version for desktop and Andriod. The desktop version is up for major updates including the new Ion Monkey, which has been comapany’s major undertaking.

Ion Monkey would improve the performance of desktop version by 26% as compared to previous versions i.e.Trace Monkey and Jager monkey. The beta version would also have Retina support for OSX 10.7, WebRTC support and built PDF viewer.

Firefox 18 will also allow users to disable insecure content on HTTPS secure websites.

Firefox 18 would support W3C touch events, which replaces Mozilla’s own MozTouch events for users with touch-enabled screens. Only 1.1 percent of Firefox users (and 4.4 percent of Firefox users on Windows 8) currently use touch screens.

You can get your hands on updated Firefox 18 beta would find its way in market by the second week of December 2012… Read the rest

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Security Flaw in Firefox 16 Detected, Mozilla Puts a Temporary Stop

Bug in Firefox 16 security fixedMozilla on Wednesday put a temporary stop to its Firefox 16- the latest version after noticing some susceptibility in its security. The problem, which revolves around its latest version of the browser, allows an attacker to view a user’s browsing history.

As soon as the threat was detected, Mozilla removed Firefox 16 from the current Firefox installer page.

In its blog post, Mozilla promised a patched version soon to all those who upgraded.

Version 15.0.1 was up-to-date and unaffected by the bug.

On clearing its stance, Mozilla said it is “actively working on a fix” and plans to ship an update anytime soon.

According to Mozilla, “The vulnerability could allow a malicious site to potentially determine which websites users have visited and have access to the URL or URL parameters.”

Firefox 16 was launched on Monday. The focus of update was on new developer tools, including a developer command line.

For mobile devices, Firefox for Android came out with Reader Mode, for easy viewing, reading and sharing of articles and stories from mobile phone or tablet.

However, Mozilla has already rolled out a fix for the Firefox 16 bug, which users can download from their site via mozilla.org/firefox/newRead the rest

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It’s The Firefox 16, The Latest Internet Browser To Come From Mozilla

Mozilla's latest Firefox 16Firefix 16 is out. This latest version of the internet browser by Mozilla is launched with critical fixes to some of the previous susceptibilities.

Mozilla has introduced this latest Firefox 16 browser for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Notable features include initial web app support, a new developer toolbar, support for more HTML5 code, and accessibility improvements for Mac.

Users can easily download the latest version from http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/fx/

According to the company’s release notes, the Firefox 16 has HTML5 code such as CSS3 Transitions, animations, transforms and gradients are unprefixed, which means they are stable.

Stable features include CSS3 Animations, Transitions, Transforms, Image Values, IndexedDB and Values and Units. Firefox also unprefixes Battery API and Vibration API, two Web APIs that Mozilla helped create.

The new developer toolbar in Firefox 16 has buttons for quick access to tools, an error count for the web console and a new command line, which allows users to control the tools using keyboard.

Looking at the Mac version of Firefox 16, there’s preliminary VoiceOver support turned on by default. And the Firefox for Android has a new feature called the Reader Mode, which simplifies reading on websites and blogs. It’s great for reading from tabs or mobile devices.

Firefox received criticism for its previous version, but now with the latest version, Mozilla hopes to offer users the best experience on the Web.… Read the rest

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