Rest of the Day: Firefox Focus Is a Minimalist Browser That Puts Privacy First
Firefox has a new stripped-down browser for iOS that blocks cookies and ads by default and doesn’t even keep a history of the sites you visit. The idea is that you use it when you don’t need a detailed record of your browsing history. When to focus . About this and much more in today’s news.
- Firefox Focus is minimalist in design. There are no tabs, no share buttons, no bookmarks – none of the standard amenities of full-fledged browsers, but that’s the point. It is a single-purpose application that allows you to browse without leaving a trace when someone picks up your phone. Blocking ads and trackers should also speed up browsing. Mozilla invites you to use it when shopping for gifts. [Mozilla Blog]
- Starting tomorrow, AT&T customers will be able to send text messages via Amazon Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices. You just need to enable the skill. [AT&T News]
- Amazon Music Unlimited now has a family plan. Up to six people can now subscribe for $ 14.99, much like any other music service. [Amazon via The Next Web ]
- You can now watch PlayStation Vue, Sony’s online TV service, on your Apple TV. [Diversity]
- Twitter has added QR codes to share your account with someone. Sure, it’s a little silly, but mostly they are just playing catch-up with the same popular (?) SnapChat feature. [The Verge]