Tag Archives | Firefox News

RIP Xmarks

Xmarks Discontinued

Well, it is a sad day in Firefox Extension Land because Xmarks has announced it will be biting the dust soon.  The cross browser bookmark syncing tool will shut down service January 10, 2011.  I am sad to see Xmarks become another failed experiment for the Web, but hopefully the great minds and people behind the product will move on to bigger and better things.

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Mozilla Launches Gaming Lab

Along with all of your productive and useful websites out there, gaming websites or online games often get tossed to the wayside.  You know what though? Supporting games and independent developers is just as important as supporting the guys making the awesome website applications we all know and love.  With that said, I am happy to see Mozilla has launched the new Mozilla Labs Gaming.

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Read it Later

Save it for Later! Why read something now, when you can simply save it for later?  I am always running across neat articles or reviews I want to read more in-depth, but I don’t have the time.  That is where a service and add-on like Read it Later comes in handy.

The add-on in question will save pages for you to read later with just one click.  When you have the time to check it out, you can access your Read it Later list from any computer or phone. As you save things, it syncs it to your profile on the Read it Later website.

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Firefox 4 Ready Add-ons and Themes

Find Compatible Themes and Add-ons

With Firefox 4 being right around the corner, are all of your favorite add-ons and themes going to make the cut?  In my own opinion, I think that the drastic changes in both the backend of Firefox and the visual frontend will lead to a lot broken add-ons and favorite themes.  Hopefully though, this will not be the case once Firefox 4 is ready for the general public at large.

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Fake Flash Firefox Update

Security Tip Seems like over the past few days, there has been a new fake Flash update scam going around, trying to scam Firefox users.  It tells users that they have just updated to the “latest version of Firefox” but the hook here is it says you have an out of date version of Adobe and tells you to download it.

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Dell Releases Locked-Down Firefox

Dell's Secure Firefox

It looks as if Dell is going into the browser business, with its virtualized version of Firefox.  The idea here is to provide the users a virtual instance of the browser, so that malware and other bad things can’t reach your main system files. This in turn would reduce your overall exposure to drive-by malware attacks from websites that might host malicious code.

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Firefox 4 Beta 1 Takes Off

Firefox 4 News Firefox 4 Beta 1 is out and ready for the testers.  So what is in store for this first beta of the forth version of Mozilla’s browser?  There are dozens of major features and improvements – so Mozilla is looking for people to test them out, and report your bugs so that they can get Firefox 4 out to the public at large.

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