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Firefox app finally for your iOS-based devices

After iOS opened up for non-Apple browsers last year, users who were earlier only treated to the default Safari browser in addition to Google Chrome and Opera, now have a reason to smile. Yes, if you have been a fan of the Mozilla Firefox browser and were unhappy about not being able to use it on your iOS-based device, you now have something to cheer for. Mozilla Firefox browser app is now available on the iTunes store.

Get the Firefox iOS app today and explore the Internet like you’ve never done before. Hit the Apple app store and download and install the Firefox app on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or iPad Pro! Before you get on to it, here’s an update on the latest features that you’ll get to explore here…

  • For all the random browsing experiences for which you don’t want to accumulate the history, the Firefox app offers you a chance to browse in the private mode. This way, you prevent the browser from saving your browsing history as well as cookies.
  • You also get to select your own default search provider. The list includes Amazon, Twitter, DuckDuckGo, and Wikipedia besides of course Google, Bing and Yahoo!
  • To let you revisit a recently opened page in just one click, Firefox will number and remember the pages efficiently. It will offer you a thumbnail view so you can revisit a page in one click.
  • For all existing Mozilla Firefox users, this iOS app offers a simple solution. Just configure a Firefox account and you can sync it to import all your browser history, passwords, bookmarks, and tabs from other devices where you have the browser installed.

So, are you ready to get this browser app on your iOS device? Don’t miss to let us know how you liked this addition…

Mozilla Adblock can eat away your PC’s memory

Your computer’s memory is getting affected day by day and you are still not sure what is making it weak? Mozilla has the answer for this!

Well, there are numerous reasons that increase the memory usage in your computer. Mozilla Adblock Plus plugin is one of the reasons that result into memory usage from your PC. Recently, the company warned that the popular Adblock Plus Plugin of Mozilla could potentially suck up gigabytes of memory from PCs using its Firefox browser.

The bugs and the design of the plugin are said to be responsible for the memory usage. It is found that any additional elements added to a browser can increase the memory consumption, whether it is a plugin for Chrome or Firefox. But, AdBlock is one of the major culprits that have its hand involved in memory consumption.

AdBlock filters out the annoying ads that pay for various sites and it has over 19 million users on Firefox alone. If a plugin has to filter those ads from sites with high number of ads then it automatically put a strain on the browser’s memory. For example- If you are browsing one site without AdBlock on then amount of memory consumed will be 194MB and 417MB in case AdBlock is on.

Nicholas Nethercote, developer for Mozilla, said that enabling AdBlock Plus consumes 60-70MB on a 64-bit build of Mozilla and 4MB or so per iframe, when the plugin is on. There are two important reasons for this problem, one is bug, which is the way Firefox handles style sheets, second is the way AdBlock stores its filters. Another developer Waldimir Palant, wrote on his blog that AdBlock has around 50 thousands filters which require around 60 MB of memory.

The best way to get rid of this problem is to either ditch Firefox or turn off AdBlock entirely. According to Palant, AdBlock is planning to come up with a new way to implement and store data. It can also determine which filter is being used and which is important.

Accessing Google Apps will now be tough for suspicious users

If you think accessing Gmail and other Google Apps is easy and anybody who hasn’t signed up can login into the same then you might not know about the dual-factor authentication that Google has brought upon for suspicious Google Apps logins.

With an intention to block the unauthorized use of its services, Google is planning to ask users to verify their accounts with a text message in case the company finds any suspicious attempt to login. This mechanism is applicable for everybody who uses Google including those who have not signed up for the dual-factor authentication feature. This feature is very effective as it significantly increases the security of your account. Also, by using this feature the users can verify their accounts in two simple steps, first is a password and the second is code generated by a Smartphone app or text message.

The security benefits of using Dual-factor Authentication is so high that sites like Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Twitter, Dropbox, and LastPass are opting for this feature. In a statement given by the company, Google official said, “Whenever any suspicious login is detected, this mechanism helps us send an SMS with a verification code to the user’s phone and ask them to enter this code in the space provided. Only then a user can access his or her account. This feature reduces the chances of unauthorized access of the account because the attacker doesn’t have the user’s phone or password”.

Google Apps charges $50-per-person-per-year service to grant access to services like Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides. It is its attempt to make such services better by introducing security mechanisms like dual-factor authentication and help the users to withstand threats like identity theft, industrial espionage, etc.

In an update made on Tuesday, Google said that it will slowly roll out this feature for all domains over the coming week. And, it will also prompt them to share the number in case people haven’t told Google their phone numbers.

Just in case a person cannot respond to the text-message authentication, Google offers a “fallback challenge,” in which the person will be given 10-minute period to react to the situation.

Mozilla® releases Firefox 14 version

After releasing Firefox 13, Mozilla has lately announced the availability of its newest version Firefox 14.

With priority given to security, the upgraded version of Firefox, Firefox 14 is outfitted with a slew of state-of-the-art features, making web browsing secure and web applications more potent.

To offer superior security, Mozilla Firefox 14 has made Google Searches more secure, protecting your private and confidential data from the prying eyes. Also, the browser includes full screen support for Mac OS X Lion.

In addition to this, Firefox 14 incorporates simplified URL bar favicons, which makes it extremely simpler for users to find the level of connection security of different websites.

On the standard front, the latest version of Mozilla Firefox incorporates support for the Pointer Lock API to make games more powerful.

The newest Mozilla Firefox 14 is available for download on Mac, Linux, and Windows-based devices. If you want to experience the novel features of the browser, download it from the official Mozilla website.

Download BitTorrent® files with Google™ Chrome extension- OneClick

Traditionally downloading a BitTorrent file requires a piece of software called as uTorrent. But by some means, you don’t have the mentioned software on your machine and at the same time you want to download a BitTorrent file, what would you do then? Probably download the software.

But now with Google Chrome’s one-of-its-kind extension known as “OneClick” you can straightaway download BitTorrent file.

Here’s how?

If you don’t have uTorrent software on your PC and want to download BitTorrent file, then just install Google Chrome’s OneClick extension.

Developed by BitTorrent’s Torque Labs, OneClick enables you click on a torrent and it will straightaway download the file, eliminating the need of having a separate BitTorrent client.

Wondering, where does the file go after downloading with OneClick? As soon as you click on a torrent, the files within it automatically get saved right in the browser.

How’s OneClick useful?

This Google Chrome’s extension is extremely handy and makes the torrenting process super simple.

Gmail® app for iOS® is updated

Recently Google rolled out significant updates for its well-liked Gmail app for iOS.
 
Called as version 1.2.7812, the updated Gmail app brings support for Notification Center, giving you the option to receive message notifications on the lock screen banner, or through alerts. Also, the updated app has persistent login feature, ensuring that sessions will not expire and you won’t have to re-enter your account credentials to access your inbox.
 
By downloading Gmail app for iOS, you can:
 
• Receive instant notifications for new messages
• Organize your mails by labeling, archiving, deleting, starring, or reporting spam
• Open your mail with chain conversations
• Assemble important mails with priority inbox
• Auto-complete contact details as your type
• Send attachments easily
• Receive attachments easily
• Search through the list of mails
 
The latest update by the most popular search engine now enables you to get the best e-mailing experience right from your iOS-based device.
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