When Mozilla launched Persona under the name BrowserID back in 2012, it had big plans for the authentication service. The primary goal was to make the authentication process on the web safer, more private, and better to use. BrowserID...Show More Summary
If you’re looking to wring better surfing performance from Firefox, there’s an extension called Fasterfox that will let you delve into some of the more arcane caching and prefetching options resting beneath the surface of Mozilla’s browser. Show More Summary
Mozilla today announced that its Persona authentication system will no longer be developed by the organization. Its full-time developers have been reallocated to other projects (including Firefox accounts and Sync), and Persona’s ongoing development has been entrusted to its community. Show More Summary
More than ever, the Internet is connecting people to information—if you live in the developed world. According to a recent Pew survey, however, most people in many developing countries are still offline. Broadening Internet access isn’t about building more infrastructure or selling laptops, however. Show More Summary
Mozilla wants to know why Dell is charging around $30 to install Firefox on new computers, contradicting its status as free software. It’s not clear how widespread the charge is. The Next Web captured the screenshot pictured above with a £16.25 (approx US$30) charge for one model on Dell’s UK site, though at the time […]
If you've done any web development work, you know that JPEG images can be one of the most common page elements to slow down performance. Reducing the file size of JPEG images may sound like a trivial goal, but reliable methods for doing so can speed up web performance significantly. Show More Summary
As you probably know, images -- in particular JPEGs -- make up the vast majority of a web page's overall size. The other elements -- text, stylesheets, scripts -- usually account for just a few percent of the total page size. If theShow More Summary
Ever tried loading websites full of selfies and filtered food images on a shabby connection? If your answer is yes, then you know it always leads to tears and frustration. Good thing Mozilla's got your back -- the non-profit behind Firefox just...
Installing a web browser is not a challenging task. In fact, you probably installed the one you're using today all by yourself. Nevertheless, Dell is offering to take the burden off the hands of customers in Europe. The cost of avoiding a few lazy...
Dell is charging customers £16.25 ($27.18) to install Firefox on a newly purchased computer. We have contacted Mozilla, which says it is investigating after denying such a deal is in place. “There is no agreement between Dell and Mozilla...Show More Summary
Mozilla today announced a new project called mozjpeg, the goal of which is to provide a production-quality JPEG encoder that improves compression rates. That being said, the company wants to maintain compatibility with “the vast majority” of deployed decoders. Show More Summary
Mozilla is launching mozjpeg today, a new JPEG encoder that promises to reduce file sizes by up to 10 percent on standard JPEG images. Mozilla says the idea behind the project is to create a production-ready encoder “that improves compression...Show More Summary
Early last year, I posted a piece on Mozilla radically changing its approach to plugins in the Firefox browser. Plugins and extensions are, of course, part of the reason why many of us chose to use Firefox in the first place. There is a huge ecosystem of useful ones. Show More Summary
Mozilla is carrying forward its intent to enable ‘Click to Play’ by default for all plugins. Last year in January, Mozilla said choosing plugins to play manually would improve browser performance and stability. Plugins cause memory and security issues; poorly designed ones often crash browsers. Show More Summary
1. Mozilla Shatters the Smartphone Affordability Barrier Almost a year ago I wrote a post outlining the future of the mobile market, one where companies would have to rethink their entire smartphone development strategy in order to reach the untapped markets in the developing world. In fact it was at last year’s Mobile World Congress [...]
Microsoft did knock Netscape off from their pedestal, and they have remained at the top of the pack for the longest time already. Of course, over the course of time, there has been new challengers along the way such as Mozilla’s Firefox as well as Google’s Chrome web browsers. Show More Summary
Mozilla planned to enable the click to play feature in Firefox 26 for all users when the browser was released back in 2013. Click to play blocks the execution of plugins automatically so that websites cannot load contents that make use of browser plugins. Show More Summary
LastPass is a popular online password manager that is available for various web browsers. Well, it is actually more than a password manager as it ships with other features of interest, including different profiles for fast form filling, options to store files in the protected vault, and an option to create secure notes. Show More Summary
In Barcelona we all tried to thrive And strove to not imbibe too many beers When Samsung trotted out the GS5 Then shortly after highlighted new Gears. Mozilla's and Ubuntu's phones seemed cheap, Along with some of Waterloo's new wares, But Sony's...
Mozilla announced back in January 2013 that it planned to eventually require all plugins to be ‘Click to Play’ by default, meaning that users will need to click on plugins... Keep reading ?