Many of us thought that Mozilla had gone to crazy town when they announced their “Rapid Release Timeline” for Firefox, with new full version releases every six weeks or so. But after taking seemingly forever to get through the first few versions, we’ve jumped from version 4 to 6 in just a few short weeks.
Wow, that was fast, right? It was only 90 days ago that Mozilla debuted Firefox 4 and those nuts have already gone ahead and jumped forward another full version number. So what’s changed in those three months? Mostly some under the hood stuff, so read on.
There’s a very good reason why Mozilla has so many die-hard fans of its Firefox browser -- because it’s a veritable feast of configurability, offering even casual users a host of methods for making the web browser their own. Here’s a look at a few of the tips and tricks that aren’t so obvious.
Android users got a treat this week with the release of Mobile Firefox, only a week after Mozilla unleashed the desktop version of Firefox 4 to the world. Available now on Android Marketplace, Mobile Firefox curiously skips Adobe Flash support in favor of HTML5.
Mozilla is officially releasing Firefox 4 on Tuesday, but we managed to get our mitts on a copy a day early and poked around to see what you can expect from the latest and greatest version. Will version 4 manage to top the eight million downloads in only 24 hours from the last major release?
Granted Firefox can have its ups and downs. However, one feature of the browser that has recently come about, that really hasn't received much attention. You can build your own add-ons for the browser.
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.
Apple’s Safari is a fine Web browser, but many prefer the open-source, cross-platform Firefox, which lets you customize it to heaven and back with themes and add-ons, called extensions, that give more functionality. And the brand-new Firefox 3 packs a ton of improvements, boosts performance, and still comes in for the low, low price of nothing. (What a country!)