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Here Comes the Firefox Tablet

Firefox TabletMozilla recently released the outline of what its Firefox OS tablets will look like. Expect the first device to be a 10-inch InFocus New tab F1 tablet with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The tablet will run on a 1GHz quad-core processor with a 1280 x 800 display.

Additional specs include Wi-Fi, dual cameras (2-megapixel and 5-megapixel), 7000 mAh battery, GPS and Bluetooth enabled, and USB, headphone and SD ports. Read more

Ghostery Firefox Add-On Detects and Controls Unwanted Web Tracking

Ghostery is a free add-on for Firefox that can help you detect invisible web tracking via web-tags, web bugs, pixels, beacons, and all sorts of ad networks powered by your personal browsing data. Ghostery’s comprehensive add-on allows you to see each company’s tracking behavior with links to their individual privacy policy as well as relevant opt-out options for each company. There’s also an easy way to block any unwanted tracking:

At Ghostery, we believe in enabling informed decisions about your control over your online privacy. The more you learn about the companies trading your online behavioral data, the better you can make decisions about how to control your exposure to those companies.

Ghostery allows zero-tolerance blocking of anything ad related, complete (visible) open communication with ad companies, or countless measures in between – determined by you, the informed web user.

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Firefox Begins Selling Entry Level Smartphones in Spain at $90 with $3 Monthly Fee

The hilarious Christopher Guest directed the commercial, one of several things not mentioned during the televised spot.

Firefox is getting into the smartphone business and it’s bringing the power of its all-purpose browser. The non-profit’s new venture involves two small entry level smartphones, Alcatel One Touch Fire and the ZTE Open,  with 3.5″ screens for a low price of $90 USD, on sale in Spain starting today. Each phone comes with 30 Euros of prepaid data, but users with a 2 year contract can get a monthly rate of only $3. Read more

Browser Extension Automatically Resumes YouTube Videos Where You Left Off

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If you’ve ever started watching a YouTube video and accidentally clicked away from the video page or paused for later only to accidentally close your browser, then you know how annoying it can be trying to find the spot where you left off. This afternoon we stumbled across Video Resumer, a browser extension that will prevent you from ever losing your spot in a YouTube video again.

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Mozilla Firefox Lets News Sites Add ‘Send to Kindle’ Button

Mozilla Firefox has added a feature that lets web users send content that they would like to read to their Kindle.

Online publishers can add the “Send to Kindle for Mozilla Firefox” button in order to help readers save news articles, blog posts and so forth, for reading on their Kindles at a later time.

Ted K, an official Amazon moderator explained the new feature in an Kindle Help Forum. He writes: “You can send content to one or more Kindle devices and Kindle reading apps or you can simply archive it in your Kindle library for re-download later. With Whispersync, your last page read along with bookmarks, notes and highlights are automatically synchronized across your Kindle devices and Kindle reading apps (with the exception of PDFs).”