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Mozilla has stopped development on Firefox OS for connected devices. This leaves some 50 engineers without a job, as the company now shifts focus solely on the internet of things. This is the second time that Firefox OS has been dropped after efforts to get it on to smartphones failed to gain traction.

 

Firefox has been struggling to gain relevance since its heyday back in the 90s and early 2000s. Mozilla’s technology has been behind innovations in today’s web browsers, although it’s rarely used today. The non-profit attempted to break into the mobile market by developing an operating system for smartphones with Firefox OS.

The company announced that it would be trying to pivot to Firefox OS smart devices early last year. Panasonic adopted the operating system for its 4K tvs, but that was about as far as it got.

 

Going forward, Mozilla will be looking into other technologies for the internet of things. One known project is Project Vaani, which is a voice interface technology; which is similar to what Amazon has been working on. Mozilla also has a team working on an artificial intelligence.

 

If you want to browse a little more anonymously, or your business requires you to connect to their server, or you want to bypass the country blocking for certain website you may be considering connecting to the internet through a proxy. In order to connect to your chosen proxy server, you will need to adjust some settings in your Firefox browser. Read the following guide to find out how to add the proxy in Firefox.

Step 1: Click the Firefox menu. Hover over Options, and then select Options from the submenu.

Step 1: Click the Firefox menu. Hover over Options, and then select Options from the submenu.

Step 2: Open the Advanced category. It is on the right end of the category list. Click on the Network tab.

Step 2: Open the Advanced category. It is on the right end of the category list. Click on the Network tab.

Step 3: Click the Settings button. This will open the Connection Settings window.

Step 3: Click the Settings button. This will open the Connection Settings window.

Step 4: Choose “Manual proxy configuration”. This will allow you to enter information in the fields below.

Step 4: Choose “Manual proxy configuration”. This will allow you to enter information in the fields below.

Step 5: Enter your proxy information. Enter the proxy server that you are connecting to in the “HTTP Proxy” field. If you need to enter a specific port, enter it into the “Port” field.

Step 5: Enter your proxy information. Enter the proxy server that you are connecting to in the “HTTP Proxy” field. If you need to enter a specific port, enter it into the “Port” field.

Step 6: If you are connecting to a different FTP proxy, enter it into the “FTP Proxy” field. If you want to use one proxy server for all of the protocols, check the box underneath the “HTTP Proxy” field.

Step 6: If you are connecting to a different FTP proxy, enter it into the “FTP Proxy” field. If you want to use one proxy server for all of the protocols, check the box underneath the “HTTP Proxy” field.

Step 7: Press OK to save your changes. You may need to restart Firefox for the changes to take effect.

Step 7: Press OK to save your changes. You may need to restart Firefox for the changes to take effect.

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Browser War

By on June 2, 2012

Internet browser play a very important role in the grow of Internet especially in today, but it will still continue to become more and more important for the coming decades. However today browsers need to migrate them self into the cloud in order to continue hold the population in the market. Web apps are a production of the cloud migration.

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Monetate did a research on the browser market share and summarize everything start from year 1990 until today into the infograpic below to help you to understand better how’s the browser war begin up to today.

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Enjoy it.

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Firefox 11 Hits the Streets

By on March 19, 2012

Mozilla’s Firefox hit its tenth incarnation not too long ago at the end of January, and the team over there has been hard at work improving the browser.

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And before you know it, Mozilla has released version 11. Besides including various security fixes, the new version now allows users to migrate bookmarks, history, and cookies from Google Chrome. Another useful improvement is the ability to sync add-ons across multiple computers.

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And if you’re a developer, there’s also some interesting upgrades from the previous version, with version 11 allowing developers to change code in real-time via the CSS Style Editor located within the browser. The newly added Page Inspector also allows developers to take a look at a web page’s structure and layout without having to leave the browser.

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For a full list of changes and improvements, hit the source link below. To get the new ‘fox, click here.

Proxy server is a server that sites between a client application, such as a web browser and a real server. It intercepts all requests to the real server to see if it can fulfill the requirests it self. If not, it forwards request to the real server.

There main purposes for using the proxy server are:

  • to keep machines behind it anonymous (mainly for security)
  • to speed up access to a resource (via caching). It is commonly used to cache web page from a web server
  • to censor network services or content
  • to forge transmitted content before delivery, eg: to insert advertisements


There are diff types of proxy server in generals:

  • Transparent Proxy: it identifies itself as a proxy server and also make the original IP address available through the http headers. The generally use to cache websites but do not effectively provide any anonymity to those who use them.
  • Anonymous Proxy: it identifies it self as a proxy server, but does not make the original IP address available. of proxy server is detectable, but provides reasonable anonymity for most users.
  • Distorting Proxy: This type of proxy server identifies itself as a proxy server, but make an incorrect original IP address available through the http headers.
  • High Anonymity Proxy: This type of proxy server does not identify itself as a proxy server and does not make available the original IP address.


You may easily get the free proxy server list from the Internet by Google it with the key word of “Free Proxy server list”. Or you may just access the following web site for the free Proxy server list:


Please bear in mind that when you use the free public proxy server, your transmitted data through the Proxy server may capture or monitor by some body including your login detail and password.

Step to set up the Proxy on difference browser:

Mozilla Firefox:

Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Network -> Settings -> Manual proxy configuration -> enter the Proxy server IP and Port number

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Google Chrome:
Options -> Under the Hood -> Change proxy settings -> Connections -> LAN Settings -> Proxy Server -> check the “use a proxy….” -> enter the proxy server IP and port number

* Google Chrome is share the same Proxy server setting with Internet Explorer

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Internet Explorer:
Tools -> Internet Option -> Connections -> LAN Settings -> Proxy Server -> check the “use a proxy….” -> enter the proxy server IP and port number

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Opera:
Tools -> Preferences -> Network -> Proxy Server… -> Select what ever Protocol to use the Proxy Server -> enter the proxy server IP and port number

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Most of the developer who working in MS platform will be used to the javascript window.attachEvent.


But maybe some of you don’t know that window.attachEvent is only working on IE7+ and Opera only. Your coding will hit an javascrpit error when running at IE 6 or any version of firefox.


To resolve this issue, you may need to modify your code as such:

Original Code:

window.attachEvent(“onload”, Page_load);

function Page_load(){
//function code
}


Modify code:

//set page event handlers
if (window.attachEvent) {

//IE and Opera
window.attachEvent(“onload”, Page_load);

} else if (window.addEventListener) {

// IE 6
window.addEventListener(“load”, Page_Unload, false);

} else {

//FireFox
document.addEventListener(“load”, Page_Unload, false);

}

function Page_load(){

//function code

}


firefox-logoTab Scope is a Opera a like tabs preview tool tips for firefox. The small pop up window will show up for the real time preview on the the tab contents.


Not only that, you may also navigate your web page within the small preview window, zoom it in and out, refresh the tab in the small preview window and lot more.


This maybe a good idea and useful add ons in firefox when you are actually open up a lot of tabs.



Main features:

  • Real-time preview of tab contents
  • Navigate (Back/Forward/Reload/Stop) through popup
  • Scroll pages or frames in preview with mouse wheel
  • Click links or buttons directly in preview


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adblock-plug-logoAdblock plus is a Firefox plugin for you to block the unwanted ad in the web site. After installing Adblock Plus, you may set your ad blocking rules manually or you may just subscript to the standard filter list from the subscription provider, it cover most of the ad source from that partical area.


Besides that, you may also add the ad to block which is not in the subscription list by simply right click on the ad banner and click on AdBlock Image; or click on the small block tab on the top of the ad image.


Immediately you will see the page without any ad. You may also use this application to block the ad in Hotmail and Yahoo Mailas well.



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facepad-logoJust found out a useful add on for Mozilla Firefox – FacePAD. This will be the good news for facebook lover whole like download the photo in the your facebook friend’s album.
 


What is FacePad

FacePAD, better known as the Facebook Photo Album Downloader will allow you to download your friends’ facebook albums en masse with the click of a button.


How to download the photo

In order to download the photo from Facebook album, you just need to right click on the name/link of the facebook album and click on Downlaod Album with FacePAD option. Then a Javascript pop-up will appear to tell you the download will take you some time due to home many photo will be download.


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