Feeds

Firefox wraps its gums around the iPhone

Spreading the experience, if not the tech

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Mozilla has skinned the iPhone's safari browser with a Firefox-compatible wrapper that synchronises bookmarks and history, and integrates search.

Once Firefox Home has been installed, searches can be typed directly into the address bar, with previous URLs and searches being offered as options just like on the desktop version of Firefox. But Firefox Home is no replacement browser, as it stays within Apple's latest rules.

Those rules don't dance around the subject with talk of locally-interpreted code and such. The latest update explicitly states that "Apps that browse the web must use the iOS WebKit framework", so Firefox Home is not a web browser but a wrapper around the existing application.

Safari is a perfectly acceptable mobile browser, so adding synchronisation features makes a lot of sense, and integrating search is only sensible for a company that makes a proportion of its income by recommending a search partner.

Mozilla has provided a video running through the new features, and a link to the iTunes application store for those who want to download the free enhancement. ®

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.