Enter Australis: Mozilla streamlines Firefox's look

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Enter Australis: Mozilla streamlines Firefox's look

Enter Australis: Mozilla streamlines Firefox's look

Posted: 18 Nov 2013 01:50 PM PST

Australis, Mozilla's overhaul of Firefox's user interface, gives the foreground tab new emphasis and makes the others fade more into the background. To the left of the tabs, pinned tabs that users might want to access often show just by their narrow favicon images. The entire menu has been reduced to a customizable toolbar with a few buttons on the upper right of the interface; clicking the three parallel horizontal lines opens up the menu.

(Credit: screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET)

Mozilla took a major step Monday to launch a significantly revamped look for Firefox Monday, a project months in the making called Australis that will unify the browser's look across personal computers, tablets, and phones.

Australis brings a new look to the frame around the Web page: curvy tabs, more emphasis for the tab you're using and less for the one you're not, and graphical menu that looks more like a grid of apps than a list of options.

At Australis landed in the nightly version of Firefox for browser testers on Monday, taking its first step into regular testing and beginning the path that leads through the Aurora test version of the browser, then the Firefox beta, and last the final Firefox release. If all goes well, the first Firefox Nightly with Australis wil... [Read more]


AT&T temporarily shuts down Galaxy S4's Android 4.3 update -- report

Posted: 18 Nov 2013 09:32 AM PST

(Credit: Sarah Tew/CNET)

AT&T has taken down its Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) update, according to a new report.

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Android Police on Monday reported that the carrier has taken down the update to address "issues." Neither AT&T nor Samsung revealed what those problems are, according to Android Police, but did say that they're examining "potential improvements."

CNET has not independently confirmed the Galaxy S4 update has been put on hold. CNET has, however, contacted both AT&T and Samsung for comment... [Read more]



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