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Mozilla Adding Granular App Permissions to Firefox OS

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Mozilla is set to add a feature to its mobile Firefox OS that will give users the ability to revoke any application’s permissions on a granular basis.

Firefox OS is the open source operating system that Mozilla built for smartphones. The software runs on a variety of devices from manufacturers such as Alcatel, ZTE and LG. The devices mainly are available outside of the United States, although there’s at least one Firefox OS phone sold in the U.S. The operating system is meant to be flexible and includes many of the security and privacy features that Mozilla has built into the Firefox browser over the years, namely support for Do Not Track.

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First Firefox OS Phone Arrives in India, Priced at $33

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Mozilla has announced that the first smartphone running its Firefox OS mobile operating system is now on sale in India, following earlier reports that a low-cost phone would arrive there in July.
The phone is called Cloud FX and is built by Intex Technologies, an Indian phone maker. It went on sale on the Snapdeal.com website on Monday for 1,999 rupees (Rs.), or approximately $33.

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Spice Fire One now in India: A look at alternate mobile OSes beyond Android, iOS, WP8

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Finally, Firefox smartphone now arrives in India. Though Mozilla’s Firefox OS as a smartphone operating system has had a negligible impact on the market, but all that could change very soon as the first Firefox smartphone has been announced for India. The Spice Fire One has predictable low-end specifications and a greatly attractive price tag of Rs 2,299.

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Did Brendan Eich Contribute to Firefox's Decline?

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This may sound like analyzing yesterday's news, but I think it's important, and more than that I need to put this here as a resource to point certain people to.

As we probably all know Brendan Eich [co-]creator of the JavaScript scripting language, co-founder of the Mozilla project, the Mozilla Foundation and the Mozilla Corporation, and ex-chief technical officer of Mozilla Corporation was promoted to chief executive officer (CEO) of Mozilla on March 24, 2014 only to resign on April 3, 2014 due to controversy over his $1,000 donation to the unconstitutional California Proposition 8 in 2008.

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Cheapo Firefox OS mobes to debut in India – definitely not one for selfie-conscious users

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The Mozilla Foundation's aim to create a Firefox OS for mobile devices was not to take a quixotic tilt at the top end of the smartphone market. Instead, it hoped to provide an alternative that would enable the delivery of low-cost, but still smart, devices to places where smartphones are still a significant purchase.

That plan looks to be working in India, where local outfit Spicephone has just announced it will offer the nation's first Firefox-OS-powered phone for Rs 2,299 (US$38, £23).

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Firefox gets preliminary support for casting to Chromecast

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Mozilla is in the process of adding the ability to “cast” videos from Firefox to Chromecast devices, and you can try it now if you have the right hardware.

As announced in a post on Google+ post by Mozilla developer Lucas Rocha, “Chromecast support is now enabled in Firefox for Android’s Nightly build.”

To check this out, I downloaded the latest Firefox Nightly, installed it on my Nexus 10, and tested it with my Chromecast. It worked… although, it has some rough edges right now.

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Is the Firefox-based Chromecast Competitor to Be Called Matchstick?

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Google has made quite a splash with its Chromecast dongle, which performs many of the tasks that set-top boxes do, but Chromecast may be headed for some competition. Android Police has reported that Firefox for Android has gained support in nightly builds for Chromecast, and GigaOM reports that Mozilla is continuing to work on a Chromecast competitor possibly called Matchstick.

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UbuConLA: Firefox OS on show in Cartagena

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If you are attending UbuConLA I would strongly encourage you to check out the talks on Firefox OS and Webmaker. In addition to the talks, there will also be a Firefox OS workshop where attendees can go more hands on.

When the organizers of UbuConLA reached out to me several months ago, I knew we really had to have a Mozilla presence at this event so that Ubuntu Users who are already using Firefox as their browser of choice could learn about other initiatives like Firefox OS and Webmaker.

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Mozilla's Lightspeed Is an Imaginative Browser Experiment

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Mozilla has always done interesting conceptual work with the Firefox browser and its other projects, and only some of the concepts actually make it into production. In the spirit of experimenting, a couple of Mozilla developers are playing with concepts for what the future of browsing might be like.
Michael Verdi and Philipp Sackl have posted a presentation and other materials for Lightspeed, and it looks to be a very interesting concept.

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Dogfooding: Flame on Nightly

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Just about two weeks ago, I got a Flame and have decided to use it as my primary phone and put away my Nexus 5. I’m running Firefox OS Nightly on it and so far have not run into any bugs so critical that I have needed to go back to Android.

I have however found some bugs and have some thoughts on things that need improvement to make the Firefox OS experience even better.

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HVAC Helpful Hints: The Best Ways to Maintain Your Central Heating System in Top Condition

Heating system repair can be expensive, but for the most part, it can be quickly avoided. It's easy to keep a heater in top condition, specifically to you ensure you keep well kept. These basic heater suggestions will certainly assist you to keep your furnace running completely.

One of the most significant things that keeps a heating system from running the way it should is dirt. You'll want to clean your furnace frequently so that it can remain to run the way it should. There are three parts of your furnace that will certainly need to be cleaned.

The very first part that will certainly require cleaning is the filter. You should either clean or change the heater at the start of a heating system, and clean it as soon as a month during durations where it's being made use of constantly. Make sure you change it even if it's brand-new if your filter looks stopped up.

Cleaning a blower is a bit more intricate. You'll need to remove the panel that covers the filter and eliminate the blower from there. Use a vacuum cleaner hose to obtain rid of any dust or dirt that has actually developed inside it.

The third part that will need cleaning is the blower motor. In addition to blowing dust away with a vacuum attachment, you'll wish to thoroughly clean down the motor with a clean cloth to make sure that it's as clean as possible. Doing this helps prevent heat accumulation on the motor.

You'll also desire to makes sure that you're properly lubing your heater motor when it comes to heating system tips. Annual lubrication will keep the motor cool. When you're lubing the motor, you ought to likewise examine the furnace belts and see if they look worn down or need replacement.

You could desire to have an expert handle their installation if the belts do need to be changed. You can commonly save yourself money by buying the belt yourself, then working with someone to install it. Make a few call and see exactly what your best option is.

It's also a great idea to have an expert HVAC specialist look at your heating system at least every other year. While standard cleaning can be done by any individual, other kinds of heating system maintenance can be far more intricate. Handling them on your own can put you at risk for injury, and can also cause your heater to be harmed.

Yearly heating system upkeep is relatively affordable, even if you employ an expert. However, major heating system repair work jobs cost a lot of cash. It's much better to pay a small amount to keep things running smoothly than pay a huge total up to change or fix your heater.

If you make the most of these furnace suggestions, keeping your furnace in peak condition shouldn't be an issue. It's simple to take good care of your furnace, and the benefits you'll see are more than worth the extra little effort and cash it requires.

It's easy to keep a furnace in leading condition, particularly to you make sure you keep well maintained. These basic heating system suggestions will certainly assist you to keep your heating system running completely.

One of the biggest things that keeps a heating system from running the means it ought to is dirt. When it comes to furnace tips, you'll also desire to makes sure that you're effectively lubing your furnace motor. It's much better to pay a small amount to keep things running smoothly than pay a large quantity to change or fix your furnace. Air Conditioning Edmonton

Trials & Tribulations: Installing Gentoo Linux With GNOME & Systemd

Despite going four years without using GNOME 3 to any real degree, it felt familiar from the get-go, almost as if it was just mere months since I last used it. As I’ve had to do with Ubuntu’s Unity, I needed to find a tweaking tool for GNOME, stat, as many of its defaults don’t suit me very well. After figuring out via Web search that it was gnome-tweak-tool I was looking for, I was rather surprised to see that Gentoo had included it in that monolithic ‘gnome’ install. It’s really easy to see why. Read more

Calculate Linux 14.16 released

We are happy to announce the release of Calculate Linux 14.16. Read more

SparkyLinux 4.0 RC KDE

We have a new Sparky spin with KDE desktop. SparkyLinux 4.0 RC KDE is based on Debian “testing” and features a graphics environment based on Qt stack and set of applications for every purpose, such as: – Internet: Iceweasel, KMail, Kopete, Konversation, Akregator, Korganizer, Kget, Ktorrent, Gufw, Choqok, Kdeconnect – Multimedia: SMPlayer2, VLC, Amarok, k3B, KMix, Smtube – Graphics: Gwenview, Gimp, Skanlite, Print-manager – Office: LibreOffice, Okular, Kate – Others: Kcalc, Knotes, Kscreensaver, Ksnapshot, Klipper Read more