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  • Mozilla Launches Content Blocker For Safari On iOS 9

    Mozilla Launches Content Blocker For Safari On iOS 9

    Here is a bit of a surprise announcement: Firefox-maker Mozilla today announced the launch of Focus by Firefox, a content blocker for Safari on iOS 9 that’s based on the Disconnect blocklist. Unlike other content blockers that almost solely focus on blocking ads, Focus for Firefox is all about blocking the kind of ad, analytics and social media trackers that now follow us around the… Read More

  • Samsung Launches Web Browser For Gear VR

    Samsung Launches Web Browser For Gear VR

    You’re strapped into a virtual reality delight and you want to Google something. What do you do? Now you can use a web browser built and optimized specifically for the Samsung Gear VR. The company announced the web browser today, and it’s called simply “Samsung Internet for Gear VR.” Read More

  • Google’s Latest Chrome Update Emphasizes Speed And Lower Memory Usage

    Google’s Latest Chrome Update Emphasizes Speed And Lower Memory Usage

    Chrome started out as one of the least memory hungry browsers on the market, but over time, it developed a bit more of an appetite for RAM. Now, however, Google is starting to get back to basics and the latest Chrome release (version 45) focuses on making the browser faster and more efficient. As the company announced in a blog post today, Chrome 45 includes a number of updates that focus… Read More

  • Mozilla CEO Sends Angry Open Letter To Microsoft Over Changing Windows 10 Browser Defaults

    Mozilla CEO Sends Angry Open Letter To Microsoft Over Changing Windows 10 Browser Defaults

    With Edge in Windows 10, Microsoft has finally delivered a capable browser to replace the aging Internet Explorer. Microsoft likes Windows 10 so much, it makes Edge the default browser in Windows 10, even when you’re updating from a system that previously used Chrome or Firefox as the default. Read More

  • Firefox For iOS Begins Its Beta Testing Program

    Firefox For iOS Begins Its Beta Testing Program

    Mozilla’s Firefox browser for iOS is nearing public release, as the organization is now actively recruiting beta testers willing to try the app ahead of its App Store debut. A recent survey sent to potential testers is asking for details about which devices they own, and instructs them that the beta will require a version of iOS 8 or higher in order to work. It also reminds… Read More

  • Here’s What A Web Browser Running On The Apple Watch Looks Like (Spoiler: Not Great)

    Here’s What A Web Browser Running On The Apple Watch Looks Like (Spoiler: Not Great)

    “Wouldn’t it be neat to have a web browser on my Apple Watch?” No, no it wouldn’t. It’s a thought most smartwatch owners have had at one time or another — but in the end, we probably don’t want that. Comex, a well-known jailbreak developer who went off to spend some time as an Apple intern before moving on to other projects, has whipped up a fleeting… Read More

  • Backed By $3.5 Million, SnowShoe Debuts Clever, Plastic “Stamps” That Unlock Content On Mobile Phones

    Backed By $3.5 Million, SnowShoe Debuts Clever, Plastic “Stamps” That Unlock Content On Mobile Phones

    Imagine being able to touch a toy figurine to your phone’s screen in order to see the character transported into your video game, or touching another small piece of plastic to the phone in order to unlock exclusive content, like a new video or iTunes download. A startup called SnowShoe has developed technology that does just this – it has created clever, plastic… Read More

  • Facebook Launches Dedicated Web Interface For Messenger

    Facebook Launches Dedicated Web Interface For Messenger

    Ever try to read a Facebook message on the web and get distracted by your News Feed and notifications? Well now Facebook has a way to let you use Messenger in peace from your web browser. Today it launched Messenger.com as a dedicated chat interface. It’s rolling out worldwide for English users, with support for more languages to come. You can still send messages from Facebook.com as… Read More

  • The “Shark Tank” Effect On Apps

    The “Shark Tank” Effect On Apps

    Sitting at the top of the iTunes App Store for the fourth day in a row and counting is Scholly, another one of the many mobile applications that found its way onto the national stage by way of ABC’s popular TV pitch competition Shark Tank. The show now has a history of being able to move the market when it comes to turning apps that would otherwise be also-rans into mobile hits –… Read More