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Pushbullet finally brings its “Universal Copy & Paste” feature to Android

Posted by wicked November - 21 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

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Back in August, Pushbullet unveiled a revolutionary new feature, which empowered users to copy and paste files across multiple devices. At the time of release, this function was restricted to Windows-powered smartphones and computers, but now, thanks to an automatic update rolling out today, Android, Mac and Linux users get to use the service, too.

Hit the break to see Pushbullet’s new feature in action.

Click here to view the embedded video.

We’d love to know what you think — so be sure to drop us a comment in the section below.

Source: Pushbullet

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Firefox Beta update brings ‘tab casting’ & more!

Posted by wicked October - 17 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

 

Firefox Beta Android

Mozilla is in the midst of pushing out a rather hefty software update to its official Firefox for Android Beta application. In terms of added functionality, the upgrade transports tab mirroring support for Chromecast, integrated Wikipedia search, the ability to change search defaults and much, much more.

Hit the break below for the full changelog.

New:

Tab mirroring support for Chromecast
Added support for Prefer:Safe HTTP header
Wikipedia search now uses HTTPS for secure searching
Beta search default changed to Yahoo for evaluation
Toggle wifi on error pages
Public key pinning support enabled
Implementation of HTTP/2 (draft14) and ALPN
Redesigned first run experience
Browser theme refresh

HTML5:

ECMAScript 6 WeakSet Implemented
JavaScript Template Strings Implemented
CSS3 Font variants and features control (e.g. kerning) implemented
Device Storage API for privileged apps enabled
WebCrypto: RSA-OAEP, PBKDF2 and AES-KW support
WebCrypto: wrapKey and unwrapKey implemented
WebCrypto: Import/export of JWK-formatted keys
matches() DOM API implemented (formerlymozMatchesSelector())
Performance.now() for workers implemented
WebCrypto: ECDH support
Support for the ECMAScript 6 Symbol data type added

Fixed:

CSS transitions start correctly when started at the same time as changes to display, position, overflow, and similar properties

If you would like to download or update your copy of the Firefox Beta app for Android – click the source link below. Alternatively, you can scan the QR code using your smartphone’s camera.

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Play Store Download Link

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Watch videos from Firefox for Android on your TV

Posted by wicked October - 15 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

Sending content from any mobile device to your TV is possible with Chromecast or Roku. Another way is to use Firefox for Android to view content from your smartphone or tablet straight to your TV as long as they are supported.

Mozzila recently introduced this new feature that lets you send videos from Firefox for Android directly to the supported TV via streaming. Of course, this setup would still need your Chromecast or Roku to work.

Do you want to show others you recent videos saved on your Android phone or tablet? Send videos to your TV with a single click. Want to share a video from a website? Play the video and click on ‘send to device’ icon. The video will then automatically show on the supported TV.

When you hit ‘send to device’ icon found on the video playback controls and URL bar on the screen, a list of devices connected to Chromecast or Roku will be displayed. Only the devices connected to the same WiFi network you are in will show. Select the device you want to use to send your video to.

As long as devices are connected to the WiFi network, you can send any content to another device whether in your living room, kitchen, or just about anywhere within the range. You can play, pause, or close any videos showing from the Media Control Bar found in the Firefox for Android browser. You can still browse Firefox and use or change tabs while videos are streaming.

Make sure you have Firefox for Android first before you can use this feature. Download app from the Google Play Store.

SOURCE: Mozilla

Firefox Mobile update: customizable language, home screen

Posted by wicked September - 3 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

Since more and more people access the Internet through their smartphones and tablets, mobile browsers are now in a race to capture the users’ loyalty. While most people prefer the ubiquitous Chrome or Opera or even their smartphones’ built-in browser (although why you would do that is a mystery), the Firefox for Android has been making strides to vastly improve its mobile browser. The latest update brings more customizable features and better access to clear history.

Firefox now has 55 languages available for its mobile browser and they are making it easier for you to switch between them, if you are a bilingual or multi-lingual user. You can switch from one language to another as often as you want, wherever you are, without having to restart your browser every time. Some new languages supported from the new update are Armenian, Basque, Fulah, Icelandic, Scottish, Gaelic and Welsh. You can also now have home screen pages on your Firefox for Android so you can easily customize which sites, services or feeds you can have easy access to. So if you want that the first thing you see on your mobile browser is your Instagram, Twitter, Feedly, Pinterest or Zite, then you can just add them to your home screen.

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You also now have easier access to your clear history option, if you don’t want other people to see what you’ve been browsing (naughty, naughty!). There is a clear browsing history option at the bottom of your History home screen page and you can click on it at the end of your session. Firefox Sync will also now work with the mobile browser, so all your bookmarks, passwords and open tabs can be accessed across all devices, as long as you’ve set it up to sync.

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Of course there are still the usual complaints about Firefox, when it comes to crashing and the usual bug errors. But if you feel like giving their mobile browser a try, you can download it for free from the Google Play Store. The updates are still slowly rolling out, so you might not have the features mentioned above when you’ve just installed it in your device.

SOURCE: Mozilla

5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Google Play Weekly

Posted by wicked August - 22 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off


We have a lot of stuff to cover so let’s get right into it! First up, an awesome new wallpaper app came out that helps show off the awesome Material Design. An adult entertainer application was announced which brings strippers and clients together like Uber does. A judge in Brazil has ordered Google and Apple to remove Secret, an anonymous application where people tell secrets, from users’ phones. Firefox will probably be getting Chromecast support soon. There’s a new Sega Humble Bundle that came with some awesome changes to the Humble Bundle website. Finally, Google Drive and Google sheets got updates that add some new features and improve performance. Now let’s check out five Android apps that made a big splash this week.


Ignore No More Android appsIgnore No More

[Price: $1.99]
Ignore No More is an app that made waves this week because it was developed by a housewife who got sick of her kids not returning her calls. The premise is easy, you have a parent account and you can add your kids as child accounts. If you try to get a hold of them and they don’t answer, you can remotely lock their phone until they call you back. It’s a great tool for parents but kids are probably not going to like it so much.
Get it on Google Play
Android apps Ignore No More


Surgeon Simulator Android appsSurgeon Simulator

[Price: $5.99]
Surgeon Simulator is a game that’s new on Android but an old favorite on PC. In this game you play a surgeon who must perform operations on people in the line of general medicine and dentistry. You essentially just perform the surgery while keeping the patient alive. However, thanks to the loose game play, you can have some macabre fun with this game. It’s a tad expensive but it’s pretty fun.
Get it on Google Play


OneNote Android appsOneNote

[Price: Free]
Microsoft OneNote received a pretty substantial update this last week that includes new handwriting recognition and a tablet optimized UI. The handwriting recognition is a fun feature and you can write with a stylus or your finger but by far the more interesting part is the tablet UI because one common complaint with Microsoft apps are their lack of tablet support. Here’s hoping this translates to more in the future.
Get it on Google Play


Swing Copters Android appsSwing Copters

[Price: Free / $0.99]
Swing Copters is the spiritual successor to the wildly popular Flappy Bird game that was made popular and subsequently killed off earlier this year. If you were hoping for something different, you’re going to be disappointed but if you were hoping for pretty much the same thing but horizontal instead of vertical, you’re going to love this game. There’s a free and paid version but otherwise what you see is pretty much what you get.
Get it on Google Play


Blur Launcher icon Android appsBlur – A Launcher Replacement

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
Last up this week is Blur. Blur is a launcher from the makers of EvolveSMS and Talon for Twitter that offers a Google Now Launcher style experience but without Google Now. Instead, developers can create custom pages for their applications and when users swipe to one side, their pages will show up along with everyone else’s. It’s definitely a neat premise and you can check it out for free right now.
Get it on Google Play

Firefox Nightly App for Android Updated, Receives Chromecast Support

Posted by Tim-o-tato August - 19 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

Users of Firefox have something to be happy about, as the nightly build for the web browsing application has received Chromecast support. Since it is a nightly build, users of the official release build in Google Play can’t access the feature, but with it being baked into test builds, it is undoubtedly coming soon to all users. 

Much like on Chrome, when you begin playback of a video, a Cast button will appear in the bottom corner of the video. From there, you simply select which Chromecast you want to send the video to, and boom, it’s casting.

To check out casting through Firefox in action, hit up Mozilla’s test site here on your mobile device with the Firefox nightly build installed.

Firefox Nightly Download Link

Via: +Lucas Rocha

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Firefox Nightly for Android introduces Chromecast support

Posted by wicked August - 19 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

ANDROID-FIREFOX

There is a large and still rapidly expanding list of Android apps that support Chromecast, one of the newest to hit the list is Mozilla’s Firefox for Android. You’ll need to use the Nightly build version of Firefox for now, but you’ll be able to toss your favorite content to your Chromecast connected big screen.

Mozilla engineer Lucas Rocha took to Google+ to share the news, showing off a video casting test page with a few embedded videos ready for your casting pleasure.

Firefox for Android Chromecast Support screenshot

It was only a couple months ago we got word of a Mozilla built/commissioned Chromecast competing Netcast, designed to do everything the Chromecast can do and more. While I didn’t hesitate to belittle the unit for using the same YouTube.com/TV interface that is accessible from any web browser, we have not seen anything more on the device yet to prove me wrong about any limitations that it may have.

With their own dedicated streaming stick in the works, it may be a bit of a surprise that Mozilla took the time to build Chromecast support into Firefox. Perhaps Google, having unveiled device mirroring with Chromecast, created a setback for Mozilla’s objectives, or perhaps Mozilla plans to use much of the same Chromecast protocols and techniques for their own unit, thus, baking casting abilities into their browser will satisfy the Netcast as well.

 Firefox Nightly Build

To get in on the fun, head on over to Mozilla’s Firefox nightly page and grab up your version of Firefox for Android. You could then use Mozilla’s casting test page, or you could load our latest video reviews on your new Firefox install on Android. Either way, watch for the Google Cast icon and fire that video up to the big screen.

What do you think, should Firefox’s Chromecast support stay in the Nightly build, or should it hurry up and graduate to stable release?


Via: Android Police;

Newest Mozilla Firefox nightly adds experimental Chromecast support

Posted by wicked August - 18 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

FireFox-on-Android

Users of the Mozilla’s Firefox for Android should head over to Firefox’s nightly page and grab the newest update which brings Chromecast support to the popular third-party browser. With the update users can navigate to tools > mirror screen in the browser’s settings to cast tabs and videos to Google’s handy streaming stick. As previously mentioned, this is a nightly build and therefore an experimental feature. Head over to Firefox’s download page to grab the update and let us know in the comments how it works.

Source: +Lucas Rocha

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Firefox Beta gets new tab panels, easy language switch

Posted by wicked July - 25 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

Chrome isn’t the only one getting a Beta makeover. Mozilla has just revealed the latest version of Firefox Beta for Android and it has two new features that are definitely boast-worthy. Users can now customize new tab pages with their choice of panels and can now switch the browser’s language on the fly without having to change the entire device’s language settings.

Home screen pages bring a dash of personalization to Firefox on Android. These pages, or rather panels, can offer dynamic content suited to a user’s preferences. You might already be familiar with those panels, as the the History, Top Sites, Bookmarks and Reading List are some of those. Now you can also add more via the Firefox Add-ons market. These range from panels that display your Pocket reading list to Goal.com footie scores to an Instragram photo wall. But more than just adding them, you can reorder them and even choose which one to use as the default panel when you start Firefox or open a new tab. All these via the Customize options in the Settings menu.

Language switching is also a lot easier now. Previously, to use Firefox in another language, you’d have to dig into Android’s own Language settings and change the language there, which would, of course, affect the whole device. Now you don’t have to if you just need to take a quick peek at another locale. Simply go to Firefox’s settings and Language options. Fast, easy, and worry-free. Note that this language switching only applies to the user interface and doesn’t translate the web page, of course.

These new features are coming via the latest Firefox Beta for Android update, rolling out to users in the usual staggered fashion. Home panels can be added to Firefox by visiting the link below from your smartphone or tablet. Do note that they are marked as experimental. In addition to these new user features, Mozilla is also announcing a fresh new set of APIs that will let other developers create their own home screen pages.

SOURCE: Mozilla (Add-ons)

Firefox Browser for Android updated to version 31 – what’s new?

Posted by wicked July - 22 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

Firefox for Android

While most Android/Google fans prefer Chrome, having options is also a privilege we often tout. Firefox Browser for Android is one of the most popular third-party browsers in the Google Play Store, making the latest update to version 31 a topic of interest to many of our readers.

What’s new? To be honest, most of the improvements are hidden away in the background, but you are getting a couple very cool new features. First in the list is the ability to re-order panels in the browser’s home screen, allowing you to further customize your browser to your liking.

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Another addition you will quickly notice is the ability to refresh synced tabs manually. This was done automatically until today, which could prove to be cumbersome if you want to see changes right away. Users can now drag down on the Sync section to refresh. A few locales have also been added, including Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Panjabi, Tamil and Telugu.

Other background changes include:

  • Removal of CAPS infrastrutcture
  • WebVTT implemented and enabled
  • CSS3 variables implemented
  • New Array built-in: Array.prototype.fill

Also important to note is that this browser still isn’t optimized for Android L. In fact, those using the Android L Preview will find Firefox is unable to start at all, while running Google’s latest software.

Now that you know what Mozilla has for you, downloading Firefox 31 is as simple as always. Go to the Google Play Store to grab your update or download the app!