Publication date: 2018-04-23 05:59
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Keeping your browsing private: Through Firefox's privacy settings, you can set how and when the browser blocks trackers and turn on (and off) tracking for individual sites. You can also control how Firefox handles cookies (accept them all, exclude third-party cookies, exclude them all, or accept cookies from specific websites you create exceptions for). You can also open a Private Browsing window to block all trackers and erase your browsing history when you close the window.
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Crazy powerful browser engine ? Check. Less time waiting around for pages to load? Also, check. Firefox Quantum is twice as fast as Firefox was before.
Firefox's syncing capabilities not only let you see your bookmarks and settings in any instance of the browser on any device, but also even let you continue a browsing session from machine to machine. You can sync passwords, extensions, and form data, as well. The new syncing method is much easier to set up. Before, you had to enter a generated code in any new device. Now you simply sign in. The synced information is encrypted end to end, according to Mozilla.
Keeping with the Firefox tradition of customizability, an always-present choice at the bottom of this panel is Customize, which switches the browser to a mode that lets you change any of its buttons in either the panel itself or in the toolbar next to the search bar. One customization offered by newcomer browser Vivaldi but not found in Firefox is tab tiling, which lets you see more than one site in the main browser window.
Syncing across devices: It's not new to version 57, but it's worth repeating: Firefox has its own free sync service, just like Chrome. You can save your open tabs, bookmarks, log-ins, browsing history, add-ons, preferences, and addresses across devices, and even send tabs from one device to another. It works in Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android, and even Linux -- basically anywhere you can find Firefox 57. The log-in also opens up in a browser tab, so you can use your favorite password manager with it to streamline the process.
Unity WebGL Benchmark. WebGL allows game-level graphics inside a webpage, so I check performance of this with the Unity WebGL Benchmark. Unity WebGL is a great-looking benchmark that runs through visually demanding Mandelbrot sets, cryptography, and gaming physics scenarios, both 7D and 8D. One test is adorably named "Instantating[sic] and destroying a lot of Teddy bears." Edge and Firefox have a big lead over Chrome and Opera on this one not surprising because the benchmark uses , which has better support in Firefox and Edge. A higher score is better on this benchmark.
Switching to Firefox is fast, easy and risk-free. Firefox imports your bookmarks, autofills, passwords and preferences from Chrome.
Though most Android apps are free, that doesn't necessarily mean they're open source or freely distributed. There are tons of quality alternatives to the most popular commercial apps out there. Open source apps are by their very nature more secure and customizable than others of vaguer origins. The website Droid-Break has compiled the best free open source apps for Android. These are some of our faves from among its recommendations.