Mozilla announced the release of Firefox 4.0 public beta today. The beta of 4.0 has been out for a while, but only the techiest people dared to try it because of bugs and other various problems that goes along with beta software. However, this new beta includes plenty of new features that makes one of our favorite little browsers even better.
If you're like us, you've probably been waiting for a Mozilla-based Firefox browser to come to the App Store for quite some time. Unfortunately, that dream won't become a reality anytime soon, though there is a Firefox Home app en route to the iPhone that will enable Firefox users to sync their bookmarks, history and tabs to their mobile devices.
Your web browser can Google, it can YouTube, and it can even Twitter, but if that’s all you’re doing with it, you haven’t scratched the surface of its potential. A universe of extensions and bookmarklets is out there, and these free software add-ons give your browser the power to remove ads, reshuffle web pages to your liking, speed up your downloads, rip videos, and perform other wizardly feats. You can even get into the act with Mobile Safari on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re already armed with a suite of your favorite extensions, our guide to the best browser add-ons will transform your time surfing. It’ll practically feel like magic.
Maybe it's spurned on by the latest news about Opera's speed
enhancements in Java or maybe it's just part of the general browser
wars, but Mozilla's come out with Firefox 3.6 today and word on the
street is this baby is fast.
While it's easy enough to game browsers to score well on specific kinds
not just faster than every other browser out there -- it eats every
other browsers' lunch and dinner.
Sometimes, one-size-fits-all doesn’t really fit, and this is especially
the case on the Internet. It’s a wonderful place out there on the World
Wide Web, full of sites for every purpose we can think of (and some
we’d rather not). That’s why, we’re glad there’s Firefox.