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Firefox desktop extension support coming to Android browser

Mozilla has announced that a major change is coming to the Firefox Android app. Desktop browser extensions will finally be fully supported by the end of this year. An exact date hasn’t been set yet, but Mozilla plans to announce one in September. Firefox users have been able to install extensions that were part of […]

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Microsoft makes Windows 11 browser switches easier, adds buy now pay later to Edge

It was a week of ups and downs for Microsoft and Edge. First the company angered users by bolting buy now, pay later app Zip onto Edge. Then, just days later, Microsoft tweaked Windows 11 to make it easier for users to change their default web browser. If you’re asking why a web browser needs […]

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Lilbits: Default browsers, WSATools, BeagleV, and Kaby Lake-G

Windows 11 makes it a lot tougher to change your default web browser than Windows 10… but a change in the latest Windows 11 Preview build makes it a bit easier. Hopefully it’ll graduate to the stable version of Windows 11 soon. In other recent tech news from around the web, Google has released an […]

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Lilbits: Facebook abandons facial recognition, Linux 5.15 released, Netflix games, Microsoft Edge for Linux, and more

Facebook is giving up on using face recognition in its app a decade after introducing the feature, and in the coming weeks Facebook’s parent company Meta says it will delete facial recognition templates for a billion different people. In other recent tech news from around the web, we have a deep-dive into performance of the […]

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Lilbits: Windows Terminal, Chrome, Firefox, Signal on Linux phones, Netflix will be the Netflix for games after all

Microsoft has released a new preview version of the Windows Terminal app that builds on the “quake mode” feature introduced earlier this year, allowing you to open a terminal from any screen using a hotkey. Now when you dismiss that window, it minimizes to the system tray by default. Other changes include an updated Settings […]

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Firefox Private Network offers a glimpse of the browser’s freemium future

Mozilla took the wraps off a new experimental add-on for Firefox this week. It’s called Firefox Private Network and it’s not just experimental in the software testing sense. It’s also an experiment in revenue generation. The add-on itself is fairly self-explanatory. Turn it on, and Firefox Private Network encrypts and routes your browsing activity through […]

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Is Mozilla building a walled garden around Firefox?

Last week over on the Mozilla blog, the Foundation announced a major change that’s coming to a future release of Firefox. In the name of security, they’re going to start requiring that all add-ons be digitally signed. Extensions that are submitted to the AMO (the official add-on repo) will be signed automatically after review. This […]

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Chrome for Android to be faster, more efficient by the end of this year

Chrome for Android has come a long way in a short period of time, but Google’s planning on making it even better by the end of this year. Over on the Blink Google Group, engineer Eric Seidel has shed some light on Google’s goals for the browser in 2014. The overarching goals won’t come as […]