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Firefox OS is starting to look very, very familiar

I don't use the term "ripoff" lightly -- it's a mean, scathing word that suggests a lack of creativity and imagination -- but I can't come up with another way to describe the upcoming 2.0 update of Firefox OS. To say that the OS, which Mozilla is grooming to be a competitor in the mobile space,...

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Apples and Oranges: Amazon moves into the Apple TV space

Those of us who have been waiting for an Amazon Prime channel to finally show up on their Apple TV now have an explanation as to why it never arrived. Today Amazon introduced FireTV (US $99), an Amazon set-top box that seems perfectly situated to compete with Apple TV. Amazon cited a 350% growth...

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Americans use smartphones more than computers, and other news for Feb. 12, 2014

Steve Jobs' famous prediction that we are moving into a Post-PC era has come to pass according to a report from Nielsen [via Engadget]. In its most recent Digital Consumer Report, the research group found that a whopping 65 percent of Americans owned a smartphone in 2013 and that smartphones are...

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Apple releases Chrome and Firefox extensions for Windows for iCloud bookmark syncing

Apple has quietly released extensions for the Chrome and Firefox desktop browsers for Windows. The extensions allow Windows users to sync their Safari iOS bookmarks across the two browsers. Prior to the Firefox and Chrome extension release, iOS Safari bookmark syncing was limited to Windows Explorer...

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Firefox 23 brings built-in sharing and mixed content blocking to desktop browser

Mozilla released Firefox 23 today, and the update brings some interesting new features for sharing and security. Fans of Firefox's existing social media sidebar, which integrates various sites like Facebook to the side of your screen, will enjoy the new improvements that have been made for...

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Firefox's latest update includes a special feature for OS X

Mozilla's great Firefox browser has been updated to version 22. In addition to support for 3D gaming, video / voice calls and file sharing without the need for any extra plugins, the team has added something for OS X users. Whenever you download a file, the progress bar will show up right on the...

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Firefox hits version 20, adds download manager, more

Mozilla has released Firefox version 20 for OS X, which adds several new features and enhancements. Most notably, the download manager is now accessible from the toolbar. Previously it was hidden and users had to access it through the menu bar or keyboard shortcuts. You can use the new...

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Mozilla has no plans to release Firefox for iOS

At SXSW this weekend, VP of product at Mozilla, Jay Sullivan, said that there are no plans to bring the Firefox Web browser to iOS unless Apple changes its ways, according to CNET. The issue stems from a limitation Apple puts on developers stating that third-party browsers can only use...

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Firefox 19 released, adds HTML5 PDF viewer

Mozilla has released Firefox 19 for Mac today. The updated web browser offers a number of bug fixes, however it's the new HTML5 PDF viewer that users will immediately notice. Firefox users will no longer be required to download Adobe's Reader PDF plugin -- something which could be buggy and...

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Firefox 18 brings improvements, Retina support to Macs

Those of you who prefer Firefox for your desktop web browser will be happy to know that Mozilla has just pushed out Firefox 18 for OS X. The latest version of the browser includes a variety of fixes and updates. However, the most immediately noticable (for those of you with the latest MacBook...

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Friday Favorite: Exif Everywhere reveals the data that's hidden in photos

Everyone enjoys a good photography-driven website, but folks with a technical eye can't look at an image without wondering what camera took that shot, what settings were used and where it was taken. Exif Everywhere from MyLove Company is a browser extension and desktop app that provides those...

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Firefox Retina display support almost here

TechCrunch is reporting that Firefox has inserted support for Apple's Retina display into its nightly builds, which means the official release will be in the public's hands very soon. Unfortunately, "very soon" in this case may mean "not soon enough" for many users -- while the Aurora release...

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Daily Update for July 17, 2012

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player...

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Firefox 14 adds fullscreen support for OS X Lion

Stop me if you've heard this one: How is Mozilla Firefox like Pittsburgh's weather? Answer: If you don't like it, wait a little while and it's gonna change. The open-source desktop browser continues its drumbeat of frequent releases with Firefox 14.0.1 for Mac, Windows and Linux in over 70...

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Friday Favorite: After the Deadline

I spend a lot of time in the web browser, so much that I use web apps more than their standalone counterparts. I use twitter.com to compose a tweet, gmail.com to check my email and so on. As a result, I use several plug-ins and extensions to improve the efficiency of my online work. In a...

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