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No pooping on Jobsian lawn

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Apple has approved an application submitted by Mozilla that syncs history, bookmarks and open tabs with versions of the open source outfit's Firefox running on desktop computers.

The Cupertino firm isn't keen on letting other browsers run on the Jesus Phone - but the Firefox Home app has, somewhat surprisingly, been given the thumbs up by Apple.

Mozilla submitted its browserless Firefox to Apple's app store police on 30 June.

Late yesterday it confirmed that the Jobsian troupe had opened their arms to Firefox Home and it can now be downloaded onto the iPhone and iPod Touch.

"Firefox Home uses your browser data, securely synced from Firefox on your desktop to the cloud, to let you search and browse quickly and efficiently," said Mozilla.

"You can view the sites you want directly in Firefox Home, open them in Mobile Safari or share them with friends via email. Your Firefox data is private and only you have access to it."

There's one major setback with the app, though. Users can't synchronise what they do on the phone with their desktop version of Firefox.

The lack of pooping back and forth forever and ever probably explains why Apple bestowed the app worthy of running on its saintly iThing. ®

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