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Plug pulled on Firefox OS for smartphones

Mozilla is pulling the plug on its Firefox OS, at least as far as smartphones are concerned. The company announced on Thursday that it would stop providing support for smartphones after the next release of the software in May. Firefox OS was an attempt

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Firefox now available for iOS

Independent Web browser, the open-source Firefox from Mozilla, is now available for Apple mobile devices, including the iPhone, the iPad and the iPod touch. Previously, the browser was available only on PCs and Macs and, since 2011, on Android-based

Alistair Fairweather
Adobe Flash: dead man walking

It’s installed on a billion computers around the globe, but before the end of this decade Adobe Flash will be dead. After two decades of ubiquity, the Flash platform is finally collapsing under its own weight. Flash Player used to be everywhere. You used it to

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Mozilla eyes Africa with Firefox OS

The Mozilla Foundation, the organisation behind the Firefox Web browser and the latest smartphone operating system, Firefox OS, recently announced plans to expand Firefox OS to Africa through Airtel, MTN South Africa and Tigo, operated by Millicom. These operators will introduce the first

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Content, price crucial to Africa smartphone growth

Affordable smartphones are starting to transform the landscape in Africa, getting millions of people across the continent online for the first time, but prices need to fall further and content and applications need to be tailored for local communities and languages, experts said this week

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Firefox OS phones coming to MTN

MTN South Africa and two other big African operators, Airtel and Tigo, intend launching phones running Mozilla’s open-source, Linux-based Firefox OS platform, it has emerged. Firefox OS is meant as a rival to platforms such

Duncan McLeod
Troubling times for Microsoft

Fans of the open-source Firefox Web browser, developed by the Mozilla Foundation, have long enjoyed the “Easter egg” in the software that takes a dig at Microsof t and its browser, Internet Explorer (IE). Typing in “about:mozilla” in the address bar has always brought up some clever

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