The Fourth of July is about celebrating the freedom of the United States. This year, it’s marred by PRISM scandal that showed how the US government is collecting personal communications data on the citizens. High powered sites like WordPress, Reddit, and Mozilla are amongst the usual suspects of privacy-conscientious tech companies supporting the Independence Day… Continue reading Hey Google and Facebook: where’s the outrage? #NSA
I sat here for too long trying to come up with a headline about Firefox, and Chrome, and reflections. I got nothing. It’s the thought that counts. But it’s true – Firefox 4’s beta is out, and so far, it’s looking an awful lot like a certain other browser that’s been taking the Internet by… Continue reading Firefox 4 Beta Is Out – A Fanboy’s Fantasy?
With Apple and Microsoft committed to one side, and Mozilla and Google committed to another, are consumers stuck in the middle again? A few years ago, in the battle between two standards for high-def video, one format seemed superior and more consumer-friendly: it could be manufactured in the same plants as DVDs; it used the… Continue reading Who Will Win The Battle Over Open Web Video?
In 2007 the team at Mozilla, who produce FireFox, jumped into the 3D graphic realm by offering a plug-in that could show 3D graphics within the browser. This plug-in, which is still popular, was called the 3D Tab Effect, would animate the change to another browser tab with a 3D graphic of a block turning.