Lilbits: Computing convergence, another streaming platform, and DDR5

It’s been 7 years since Canonical failed to raise meet its crowdfunding goals for the Ubuntu Edge smartphone that was supposed to be a phone you could also use as a desktop computer thanks to “convergence,” which is a fancy way of saying you could plug in a keyboard, mouse, and display and use it like […]

Mozilla VPN set to graduate from become a standalone product soon (formerly Firefox VPN)

After launching the Firefox Private Network browser add-on in beta in 2019, and following up this year with a standalone Android app, the folks at Mozilla are preparing to bring their VPN service out of beta. They’re also giving it a new name. Sometime in the next few weeks, you’ll be able to sign up […]

Firefox VPN is breaking out of the browser with a new Android app (invite-only)

Last year Mozilla launched an experimental browser add-on called Firefox Private Network that could encrypt your session and route your data through a proxy server to hide your location from websites and data trackers. But unlike a traditional VPN, the service only affected one app — the Firefox web browser. Now Mozilla is beginning to […]

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 […]

Opera’s VPN is now available as a standalone Android app

The developers of the Opera web browser have been tacking new features into their browser apps in recent months, including a built-in ad blocker and built-in VPN service. But now you can take advantage of one of those new tools without actually using the Opera browser. The company has launched an Opera VPN app for […]

Opera browser now has a built-in VPN

Recently Opera became the first major web browser to feature a built-in ad blocker that doesn’t require you to install a third-party extension. Now Opera has also become the first major web browser to include a built-in VPN. The latest developer channel build of Opera comes with a virtual private network that you can use […]