Chrome and Firefox Users Make Better Employees

Have you ever griped at your company's IT department for forcing you to use Internet Explorer? Chances are, you weren't being difficult: you were just trying to be a better employee. » 3/18/15 10:00pm 3/18/15 10:00pm

Fuck It, I'm Going Back to Firefox

Remember when we all switched from Firefox to Chrome? Chrome was stripped down, simple but fast as hell. It was like browsing the web on a whole new computer. These days Chrome is bloated, slow, and constantly crashing on me. I've finally reached the breaking point. » 2/13/15 11:15am 2/13/15 11:15am

10 Tricks to Make Youself a Firefox Master

Firefox 35 is out with improvements large and small. If you've never tried out Mozilla's alternative web browser, or you're tempted to come back to it after a break, here are 10 software tips that will make your experience with Firefox all the more productive and rewarding. You can download the latest version of the… » 1/20/15 11:05am 1/20/15 11:05am

You Can Download North Korea's OS X Knockoff for Desktops (But Don't)

An anonymous Dogecoin lover recently uploaded a torrent that appears to contain the delightful Mac OS X knockoff built by North Korea. While it's not news that the DPRK created its own a Linux-based operating system that looks just like OS X, it's pretty funny that you can now play with what looks like a copy of it. » 1/07/15 4:20pm 1/07/15 4:20pm

I Liked This Clear Firefox Phone Better On Clarissa Explains It All

Just a few days ago, Japan released a designer, see-through, golden Firefox phone for Japanese consumers to place lovingly under their Christmas trees. And sure, why wouldn't you—just look how pretty. And see-through! » 12/30/14 3:53pm 12/30/14 3:53pm

Streamline Your Firefox Interface With One Simple Add-On

The Fox, Only Better is a Firefox extension that won an official competition for new add-ons. It gets most of the browser's chrome out of the way to maximize the available room for websites, and comes with a couple of other small but useful features as well. Here's how to use it. » 12/04/14 4:33pm 12/04/14 4:33pm

Firefox's New "Forget" Button Will Erase Just Enough of Your History

There are many reasons why you might want to switch on the private browsing mode offered up by your browser, especially when you're on a shared computer or borrowing someone else's laptop. If you forget to activate the private mode before you go surfing then the latest version of Firefox has a feature that can help… » 11/14/14 10:11am 11/14/14 10:11am

Mozilla Is Helping Tor Get Bigger and Better

Mozilla knows what's up. The non-profit is aware that the vast majority of its users think that privacy on the internet is falling apart, so it's launching a new strategic privacy initiative called Polaris. And you'll never guess who's on board. Just kidding, it's totally obvious: the Tor Project. » 11/10/14 2:39pm 11/10/14 2:39pm

Firefox Hello Does Account-Free Video Chat

Parent-calling-avoiders of the world have never had it worse: Skype, Hangouts and FaceTime are all stellar and free programs that mean that you've got basically no reason for ignoring forgetting your parents' wedding anniversary. But Firefox wants to add to that list, with a video-calling client that doesn't even need… » 10/17/14 2:00am 10/17/14 2:00am

Dreaming of a Tor Button for Firefox

It's no secret that everybody's thinking about privacy and cyber security more since the world was pummeled with the unsettling, spy-novel truths of the Snowden revelations. Now, companies are starting to seize onto the zeitgeist by building more secure tools for the internet. And it sounds like Tor will be at the… » 9/29/14 5:11pm 9/29/14 5:11pm

New HTML Is About To Make Your Phone Way Better at Using the Internet

The Best (And Worst) Browser For Your Laptop's Battery Life

Ever wondered how much the weight of 10,000 open browser tabs is dragging down your laptop's battery? Fear not: AnandTech just dug into the particulars with a delightfully detailed test to find out which browser is the biggest battery hog. This information could save mankind('s laptop batteries). » 8/13/14 3:12pm 8/13/14 3:12pm

How to Keep Dozens of Tabs Open Without Exhausting Your Browser

Those who lived through the tabbed browsing revolution will remember just how convenient it felt to be able to open up three or four tabs in the background without losing focus from the current one. Now that kind of behavior is taken for granted, but if you queue up too many tabs to get around to later it can start to… » 7/25/14 12:53pm 7/25/14 12:53pm

This Could Be Our First Look at Mozilla's Chromecast Competitor

Ever since Chromecast and Roku hit the market, rumor has said that Mozilla was working on a more open, tinkerer-friendly type of streaming dongle. This week, Mozilla developer Christian Heilmann tweeted a photo that sure looks like a nearly-finalized product, and GigaOM got to play with a prototype. Casting's about to… » 6/21/14 11:00am 6/21/14 11:00am

Create a Beautiful Bookmarks Bar of Favicons

Here's a simple hack for your browser that can improve the appearance of your standard bookmarks bar and give you room for more links at the same time. By limiting the sites you save to just their favicons, you can create a row of instantly recognizable shortcuts that's always to hand. Here's how to do it. » 6/04/14 2:25pm 6/04/14 2:25pm

Users Didn't Like Mozilla's New-Tab Ads (So It's Trying 'Em Again)

Back in February, Mozilla announced that it was going to trial promotional tiles in its 'new tab' page. Now, the company has revealed that the idea "didn't go over well" with users—but it will try again anyway. » 5/12/14 3:45am 5/12/14 3:45am

Firefox's Customizable (And Chrome-Like) Redesign Is Available Now

Mozilla just released a pretty extensive new Firefox redesign, with cleaned up visuals and some great new features. It looks pretty different from the old Firefox—and rather similar to Google Chrome—with some deep customization options and nice integration between desktop and mobile browsers. » 4/29/14 12:10pm 4/29/14 12:10pm

Just days after OKCupid called out Mozilla's CEO Brendan Eich over his support of a ban on gay marraige, Mozilla announced today that Eich "has chosen to step down." [Mozilla via Re/code] » 4/03/14 3:14pm 4/03/14 3:14pm

Why You Can't Build a Smartphone

Every day or so I read another blog post (or ranting comments) about how BlackBerry could be rehabilitated, or how Nokia could restart Maemo and build the ultimate smartphone again. Things came to a head after Jolla announced their first phone for sale. Surely this phone with an amazing user interface will vindicate… » 12/03/13 3:00pm 12/03/13 3:00pm