Mark Surman, executive director of the Mozilla Foundation, on why slow and steady will win the race for Firefox OS against Android and iPhone.
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Mozilla has launched Firefox Home, a new application for the iPhone and iPod Touch that allows Apple users to sync their Firefox data from desktop machines.The new app, launched on Thursday, allows iPhone and iPod Touch owners to one-way sync their Firefox bookmarks, history and open tabs from the desktop counterpart, allowing seamless transition between devices.
Firefox Home looks like a handy app that could give Mozilla a foothold in the mobile and cloud markets.
Firefox Home will be a native app that falls short of being a full browser, but lets users sync their Firefox bookmarks and history to their iPhones
At the CanSecWest security conference, all four dropped like flies in a hacking contest that takes researchers weeks or more to prepare for, but minutes to win.
Apple is holding a launch event on 27 January in San Francisco, but it appears there will be no coinciding UK press event.Speculation has it that the event will be used to present the Apple tablet and, according to a source quoted by Fox News, iPhone 4.
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Joe Hewitt, a software developer best known for his work on Facebook for iPhone and early Firefox, has a radical proposal about how to fix the App Store: eliminate App Store review process completely.While I agree with the spirit of Hewitt's argument, it will never happen.
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After two straight years of taking dead aim at Macbooks and Windows-powered machines, hackers at this year's CanSecWest conference will have shiny new targets: Web browsers and mobile phones.According to CanSecWest organisers, there will be two separate Pwn2Own competitions this year -- one pitting hackers against IE8, Firefox 3 and Safari and another targeting Google Android, Apple iPhone, Nokia Symbian and Windows Mobile.
I was pleased at first to see the headline from Jason about web browsers on the Apple iPhone, but then after a bit more reading I found out that hell did not freeze over and it just cooled down a couple of degrees. As Steve O'Hear pointed out on last100.com these "browsers" are basically different skins for the Webkit browser engine on the iPhone. So if you were like me and hoping to see Opera Mobile, Skyfire, Chrome, or Firefox on the iPhone I think we really will have to wait until hell freezes over before we see a real browser battle on the iPhone.
Microsoft announced, as expected, on Monday that the second version of its Silverlight browser plug-in is done and will be available imminently for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac OS X, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari. An Apple iPhone port is not in the works, due to Apple restrictions, the Softies said, but the new plug-in works well now with Google's Chrome browser, currently in beta.
It's the first of the month again, and that means that NetApplications data for the previous month is available for analysis. This time round there are some interesting trends to note.
Mozilla CEO John Lilly confirms that there will be no Firefox iPhone/iPod touch. D'oh!
Stories of the month - June
Notable headlines:Jason O'Grady: My most anticipated (announced) iPhone applicationsNate McFeters: Fresh off the press: iPhoneDbg toolkit hotnessAdrian Kingsley-Hughes: Firefox 3.0 final - First thoughts.
Notable headlines:Mary Jo Foley: IE 8 to feature WebSlices, ActivitiesWant a peek at a non-Windows operating system from Microsoft?Microsoft releases new test build of its online-offline synchronization tool Jason O'Grady: iPhone software wishlist.
One major weakness of the Windows Mobile platform, compared to S60 and the iPhone, is the rather poor Internet Explorer Mobile web browser. There are a few initiatives underway that may significantly improve that experience and if so, then something like the HTC Advantage could actually serve as my primary mobile computer. Upcoming browsers include SkyFire and Firefox Mobile, while there are also some existing options like ThunderHawk and Opera Mobile that may improve your browsing experience too.
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