2013

Mozilla’s Australis Survey

“… If you have played around with a version of Firefox that was moved to Australis already, which is Nightly only or special builds, then you may want to voice your opinion on it. While there is little chance that Mozilla will undo Australis completely, it may resolve some of the issues that users are experiencing.“Anyway, Mozilla has created a survey for users of Firefox 29 which they can use to voice their opinion on Firefox Australis. … “ Source: Ghacks More  Mozilla’s Australis Survey gives you the chance to tell them what you think of it

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Thunderbird 24.3.0 to be released in February

Thunderbird 24.3.0 was originally scheduled for release on Tuesday, January 21st, 2014. However, due to Mozilla shutting down their operations until January 6th, they have opted to push the release back two weeks to ensure the build quality is not sacrificed. The new release date for Thunderbird 24.3.0 (both desktop and esr) is now Tuesday February 4th, 2014. via Firefox Future Releases

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Firefox 27 was originally scheduled for release on Tuesday, January 21st, 2014. However, due to Mozilla shutting down their operations until January 6th, they have opted to push the release back two weeks to ensure the build quality is not sacrificed. The new release date for Firefox 27 (desktop and Android) as well as 24.3esr is now Tuesday February 4th, 2014. via Firefox Future Releases

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Best Firefox Add-ons of 2013

“Every month, a committee of Firefox volunteers — who really, REALLY love Firefox Add-ons  — puts their time and effort into finding the best new add-ons. These add-ons are the little pieces of software that add functionality to your Firefox browser and help you customize Firefox to meet your needs and tastes. Can you see why these volunteers like them so much? …” Source: Mozilla | The Den Details  Best Firefox Add-ons of 2013  

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Mozilla released the next update for Firefox Mobile users on Tuesday, December 10th. Firefox 26 included these updates: NEW Updated about:home interface with Top Sites thumbnails, and ability to pin tabs to home page Password manager now supports script-generated password fields Performance improvements on some Nvidia devices CSP implementation now supports multiple policies, including the case of both an enforced and Report-Only policy, per the spec DEVELOPER Math.ToFloat32 takes a JS value and converts it to a Float32, whenever possible There is no longer a prompt when websites use appcache Support for the CSS image orientation property IndexedDB can now…

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Firefox 26 Desktop Released

Mozilla released the next update for Firefox Desktop users on Tuesday, December 10th. Firefox 26 included these updates: NEW All Java plug-ins are defaulted to ‘click to play’ Password manager now supports script-generated password fields Updates can now be performed by Windows users without write permissions to Firefox install directory (requires Mozilla Maintenance Service) Support for H.264 on Linux if the appropriate gstreamer plug-ins are installed CHANGED Support for MP3 decoding on Windows XP, completing MP3 support across Windows OS versions CSP implementation now supports multiple policies, including the case of both an enforced and Report-Only policy, per the spec DEVELOPER…

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Thunderbird 24.2.0 Released

Mozilla released an update for the Thunderbird 24.x branch on December 10th, 2013. Thunderbird 24.2.0 addressed these issues: Security fixes can be found here Fixed an issue where long messages with multiple signatures could end up unreadable (bug 929006) Fixed an issue where editing account settings was not possible in some non-standard configurations of local folder set-ups (bug 921371) Depending on update settings, users should automatically be prompted to update to Thunderbird 24.2.0 or may do so manually via Help > About Thunderbird or downloading and installing via the getthunderbird.com site. The next scheduled update will be Thunderbird 24.3.0 on January 21, 2014.

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Language Tools for Firefox

” Whether you’re brushing up on your own native tongue or learning a new one, the task can be made infinitely easier when you have the right tools. There’s a world of options available, but we’ve singled out a few favorites for those working within the Firefox browser. Meet Dictionary Pop-Up, Google Translator for Firefox, Firelang, Alpheios and Google Quick Search in 6 Languages. “ Source: Reviews | TechNewsWorld Details  All Things Appy: Top 5 Language Tools for Firefox

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Thunderbird 24.1.1 Released

Mozilla released an update for Thunderbird the 24.0.x branch on November 19th, 2013. Thunderbird 24.1.1 addressed an issue with Windows users receiving a UAC prompt when attempting to update Thunderbird using the Background Update service. See bug 926975 for more information. Depending on update settings, users should automatically be prompted to update to Thunderbird 24.1.1 or may do so manually via Help > About Thunderbird or downloading and installing via the getthunderbird.com site.

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No Plans For Firefox OS Phone in US

Earlier this year Mozilla announced it would release Firefox OS phones in the US sometime next year. CNet cites Mozilla Executive Chair Mitchell Baker as saying “currently, there are no plans to launch in the U.S.” However, you may still be able to get your hands on an unlocked ZTE Open Powered By Firefox OS smart phone via eBay (note this phone does not support 4G/4G LTE). via Tom’s Hardware

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