Firefox OS Based Tablets Development Begins

Mozilla has had the Firefox OS on smartphones for a while now. Next up is tablets.
Mozilla's own Asa Dotzier, director of Firefox OS, has now provided the hardware specs of the Foxconn-made reference Firefox OS tablet. It's very similar to the Infocus nFocus New Tab F1, which sells for around $400 USD. The tablet sports a 10.1-inch IPS multi-touch screen with a 1280 x 800 resolution that is backed by a quad-core Allwinner A31 chip clocked at 1 GHz, PowerVR SGX544MP2 graphics, and 2 GB of DDR3 memory. Other features include 16 GB of internal memory, a 2MP camera on the front and a 5MP camera on the back, Wireless N and Bluetooth connectivity, a microSD card slot, a microUSB port and more. The dimensions are 266 x 170 x 9.7 mm. Powering this tablet is a 7000 mAh battery.
via Tom's Hardware

Mozilla calls on users to protect Firefox from the NSA

"Brendan Eich is the chief technology officer of the Mozilla Foundation, the non-profit behind the Firefox web browser. Among many other things, he oversees the Firefox security team -- the software engineers who work to steel the browser against online attacks from hackers, phishers, and other miscreants -- and that team is about to get bigger. Much, much bigger. ... "
Source: Wired UK
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Mozilla Bringing Firefox OS to TVs, Tablets, Desktops

"Mozilla's Firefox Web browser once was limited to just desktop and notebook computers running on top of existing operating systems, but that's no longer the case. In a series of announcements today at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Mozilla announced new Firefox OS efforts to bring the open-source browser operating system to TVs, tablets and even desktop PCs. ... "
Source: eWeek
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Everything you need to know about 64-bit versions of Firefox for Windows

"... There are 64-bit versions of Firefox, and they are made available by Mozilla for Linux distributions and Mac OS X. If you are looking for a Windows 64-bit version on the other hand, you won't find it advertised on the official project website, and will have a hard time finding references made to it on the site as well.
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"Third-party forks of Firefox exist that provide access to a 64-bit version. You can download the 64-bit version of Pale Moon for example. The browser is compatible with all 64-bit operating systems from Windows Vista on and supports all the things that Firefox supports as well.
"This may also be an option for Firefox users who do not like the new Australis interface that will be enabled in Firefox 29, as Pale Moon won't switch to that. ..."
Source: Ghacks
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Mozilla’s Australis Survey

"... If you have played around with a version of Firefox that was moved to Australis already, which is Nightly only or special builds, then you may want to voice your opinion on it. While there is little chance that Mozilla will undo Australis completely, it may resolve some of the issues that users are experiencing.
"Anyway, Mozilla has created a survey for users of Firefox 29 which they can use to voice their opinion on Firefox Australis. ... "

Source: Ghacks
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Firefox 27 to be released in February

Firefox 27 was originally scheduled for release on Tuesday, January 21st, 2014. However, due to Mozilla shutting down their operations until January 6th, they have opted to push the release back two weeks to ensure the build quality is not sacrificed. The new release date for Firefox 27 (desktop and Android) as well as 24.3esr is now Tuesday February 4th, 2014. via Firefox Future Releases

Best Firefox Add-ons of 2013

"Every month, a committee of Firefox volunteers — who really, REALLY love Firefox Add-ons  — puts their time and effort into finding the best new add-ons. These add-ons are the little pieces of software that add functionality to your Firefox browser and help you customize Firefox to meet your needs and tastes. Can you see why these volunteers like them so much? ..."
Source: Mozilla | The Den Details  Best Firefox Add-ons of 2013
 

Firefox 26 Mobile Released

Mozilla released the next update for Firefox Mobile users on Tuesday, December 10th. Firefox 26 included these updates: NEW
    • Updated about:home interface with Top Sites thumbnails, and ability to pin tabs to home page
    • Password manager now supports script-generated password fields
    • Performance improvements on some Nvidia devices
    • CSP implementation now supports multiple policies, including the case of both an enforced and Report-Only policy, per the spec
DEVELOPER
    • Math.ToFloat32 takes a JS value and converts it to a Float32, whenever possible
    • There is no longer a prompt when websites use appcache
    • Support for the CSS image orientation property
    • IndexedDB can now be used as a "optimistic" storage area so it doesn't require any prompts and data is stored in a pool with LRU eviction policy, in short temporary storage
FIXED
    • When displaying a standalone image, Firefox matches the EXIF orientation information contained within the JPEG image (298619)
    • About:home is missing translations in some locales. Most affected are: ca, ga-IE, hu, ko, pt-BR, pt-PT, ro, and uk (933323)
    • Improved page load times due to no longer decoding images that aren't visible (847223)
    • In some cases, the clip set on the page doesn't update when the addressbar hides (928977)
    • Invalid position:fixed rendering (923969)
    • Various security fixes
UNRESOLVED/Known Issues
    • Some recent changes in the Google layout and CSS may cause issues in non-webkit browsers like Firefox (see 668288)
    • Firefox Sync will not behave as expected if multiple Firefox channels are installed on a single device (see761206)
    • Flash doesn't work with Android 4.4 KitKat (see935676)
    • Text in Flash elements may display as boxes (see921670)
    • Text selection doesn't work in textarea elements, try disabling auto-correct on the keyboard as a workaround (see 943944)
Depending on update settings, users should automatically be prompted to update to Firefox 26 or may do so by downloading and installing via the Google Play Store. The next scheduled update is Firefox 27 on January 21st, 2014.

Firefox 26 Desktop Released

Mozilla released the next update for Firefox Desktop users on Tuesday, December 10th. Firefox 26 included these updates: NEW
    • All Java plug-ins are defaulted to 'click to play'
    • Password manager now supports script-generated password fields
    • Updates can now be performed by Windows users without write permissions to Firefox install directory (requires Mozilla Maintenance Service)
    • Support for H.264 on Linux if the appropriate gstreamer plug-ins are installed
CHANGED
    • Support for MP3 decoding on Windows XP, completing MP3 support across Windows OS versions
    • CSP implementation now supports multiple policies, including the case of both an enforced and Report-Only policy, per the spec
DEVELOPER
    • Social API now supports Social Bookmarking for multiple providers through its SocialMarks functionality (see MDN docs)
    • Math.ToFloat32 takes a JS value and converts it to a Float32, whenever possible
    • There is no longer a prompt when websites use appcache
    • Support for the CSS image orientation property
    • New App Manager allows you to deploy and debug HTML5 webapps on Firefox OS phones and the Firefox OS Simulator
    • IndexedDB can now be used as a "optimistic" storage area so it doesn't require any prompts and data is stored in a pool with LRU eviction policy, in short temporary storage
FIXED
    • When displaying a standalone image, Firefox matches the EXIF orientation information contained within the JPEG image (298619)
    • Text Rendering Issues on Windows 7 with Platform Update KB2670838 (MSIE 10 Prerequisite) or on Windows 8.1 (812695)
    • Improved page load times due to no longer decoding images that aren't visible (847223)
    • AudioToolbox MP3 backend for OSX (914479)
    • Various security fixes
UNRESOLVED/Known Issues
    • Moving Firefox to background while playing a flash video in full screen mode and bring it back to view will freeze the app (see 809055)
Depending on update settings, users should automatically be prompted to update to Firefox 26 or may do so manually via Help > About Firefox or downloading and installing via the getfirefox.com site. The next scheduled update is Firefox 27 on January 21st, 2014.