Firefox gets a ‘Quantum’ rebrand, biggest overhaul since 2004

Mozilla's Firefox browser is getting its biggest overhaul since 2004. Dubbed 'Firefox Quantum', the Firefox 57 update brings an entire visual redesign and huge performance improvements. The Quantum moniker comes from Mozilla's new

Published on: November 14th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

Hashtag Trending: Aug. 9, 2017 – Google’s diversity spat; VR in the browser

Google’s internal policies are publicly criticized, Firefox introduces virtual reality capabilities, and video games are officially bad for your health. Starting with Twitter, a 10-page memo from a senior software engineer at Google

Published on: August 9th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Adobe kills the Flash

Wait, not that Flash. Adobe Systems has announced that it is finally putting an end to Flash Player, its multimedia software plugin. Specifically, the company will stop updating and distributing it at the

Published on: July 26th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

What open source really means

By Diana Zelikman, Fueled As open source software continues to develop, many companies have begun to see the incredible value that it could bring to their organizations. Conglomerates such as Facebook, Mozilla, and

Published on: April 15th, 2014 Fueled

AVG snags Canadian CEO from Mozilla

Amsterdam-based security software vendor AVG Technologies N.V. has a new head honcho - Canadian Gary Kovacs will be the firm's new CEO and managing director, AVG announced July 30. Kovacs announced his decision

Published on: August 6th, 2013 Brian Jackson

5 old logos tech companies are glad they updated

 

Published on: May 16th, 2013 Annie Harrington

Mozilla hosts Girls Learning Code camp over March break

After months of brainstorming and planning, the idea for Girls Learning Code, a camp held during March Break to teach young women programming skills, became a reality last week. The camp, for girls

Published on: March 22nd, 2012 Harmeet Singh

First look at Mozilla’s Web-based smartphone

Mozilla managed to avoid using any parts of Android in the development of its Boot-to-Gecko mobile Web project. This week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Mozilla announced that Telefonica and Deutsche Telekom plan to build

Published on: February 29th, 2012 Nancy Gohring

Firefox’s plan to catch Chrome in 2012

The Mozilla Foundation has big plans for Firefox in 2012 that can be summarized in two words: Google Chrome. That's not to say the Firefox browser won't have some unique features, such as

Published on: February 13th, 2012 Ian Paul

Mozilla Firefox 10 makes add-on updating invisible

Mozilla today patched eight vulnerabilities in Firefox as it shipped the latest iteration in its rapid release schedule. Firefox 10, sixth in the line of updates that have been rolling off the development

Published on: February 1st, 2012 Gregg Keizer

Navigating HTML5 and competing standards bodies

The nice thing about standards is there are so many of them to choose from.That old chestnut, attributed to any number of different parties, hasbeen in circulation since long before there was an

Published on: January 18th, 2012 Serdar Yegulalp

Tech tinkering key to kids’ IT literacy, experts agree

Hands-on tinkering must replace textbook teaching as the primary tool for inspiring Canada's kids to be the next generation of IT innovators, the leaders of a Toronto brainstorming event declared Wednesday.About 100 people

Published on: January 13th, 2012 Christine Wong

Mozilla’s Mark Surman: train kids as ‘hackers’

When Mark Surman was growing up, he connected to the Web using a dial-up modem that squeaked and buzzed its way to a modest connection. The Web he used was simple, and hardly

Published on: January 6th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Mozilla Firefox 9 launched with faster JavaScript

Mozilla on Tuesday shipped Firefox 9, claiming that the new browser processes JavaScript up to 36 per cent faster than its predecessor.The company also patched six Firefox vulnerabilities, and released a security update

Published on: December 22nd, 2011 Gregg Keizer