As well as the Firefox browser, Mozilla now also has its file-sharing Firefox Send service, its Firefox Monitor breach alert service, and a password manager dubbed Firefox Lockbox. For this collection of Firefox-branded products, Mozilla has taken the wraps off a new logo for its Firefox parent brand. The end of an 18-month process has produced a common colour scheme and five abstract logos. "The 'Firefox' you've always known as a browser is stretching to cover a family of products and services united by putting you and your privacy first," Mozilla creative director Tim Murray said. "Firefox is a browser AND an encrypted service to send huge files. It's an easy way to protect your passwords on every device AND an early warning if your email has been part of a data breach. "Safe, private, eye-opening. That's just the beginning of the new Firefox family." Earlier this week, Mozilla CEO Chris Beard said the company would soon launch a VPN service under the Firefox moniker, as well as … [Read more...] about Firefox has a new logo but not for the browser
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Mozilla on Tuesday unveiled its new Firefox logo -- actually a family of logos -- designed to give a unified identity to its broadening suite of products and services.You probably know the Firefox name from Mozilla's open-source browser. But the new Firefox "master brand" stands for a collection of tools that will sport the Firefox name. That includes not just the browser, but also Firefox Send for transferring files, Firefox Lockwise to store and sync passwords, and Firefox Monitor to check if your password was exposed in a data breach."That's just the beginning of the new Firefox family," Mozilla said in a blog post about the new brand. The master brand is a variation of Firefox's globe-encompassing, flaming fox, but it's mostly just a stylized flame that opens the door to a broader suite of colors.Mozilla is expanding its tools, but the icon for the Firefox browser, used by close to 300 million people each month, is likely to remain the most important one you'll see on your PC or … [Read more...] about Mozilla gives Firefox a new logo to span new apps and services
There's a famous waxed paper cup pattern called "Jazz." It first appeared in the early '90s and is a jaunty time capsule of its period. It also happens to look a bit like the logo for Google's new Stadia streaming video game service.Twitter user helixD pointed out the resemblance shortly after Google unveiled Stadia on Tuesday. The tweet is just one of many poking fun at the zigzag logo that looks like a stylized Wi-Fi connection symbol.Some Twitter users, including YouTube game reviewer Shane Luis, think Stadia looks like it should be a Tesla competitor. Video game fan Willie Aguilar noticed a kinship between Stadia and a bunch of Crayola crayon scribbles. Stadia's logo look has also drawn comparisons to some famous now-retro gaming platforms, including Sega Dreamcast and Atari.Google isn't the only company to opt for an "S" logo that looks like it was painted with a broad brush. Specialized Bicycles has a more vertical version of the concept.Swedish death metal singer … [Read more...] about Google Stadia logo gets roasted for ’90s retro look
Featured stories Apple inflation: iPhone, iPad, and Mac prices all surge amid new launches Scary smart tech: 9 real times AI has given us the creeps Why IBM bought Red Hat: It's all open source cloud, all the time Best gifts for co-workers under $50 on Amazon It just happened.There was no big announcement. There was no great fanfare.It's just that anyone looking at Samsung's Facebook page over the last day or so will have been confronted with something that is, in Facebook terms, highly dramatic.For there were these quiet, but powerful words: "Samsung Mobile updated their profile picture."When do people do that? When something major has happened in their lives. When they have a new lover, a new dog, a new baby, or perhaps even a new haircut. Also: Samsung: Our foldable phone will be a tabletIt happened on the company's Twitter feed, too. Suddenly, Samsung's new logo is folded over. Surely, surely this is to declare -- or at least tease -- that, at the Samsung … [Read more...] about What’s this? Samsung’s changed its logo?
It's been 20 years since the first Google Doodle appeared on the company's home page, and the web giant is marking the occasion with a walk down memory lane.The first Doodle appeared in 1998, when Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin decided to spoof the traditional "out of office" sign by placing the Burning Man logo over the second "O" in the company's corporate logo while the two were at the annual arts festival in the Nevada desert.Since then, the idea of adding colorful graphics to Google's logo to highlight notable people, events, holidays and anniversaries has taken off, spawning its own following among web users. They've celebrated Pac-Man's anniversary, Copernicus' birthday, Mother's Day and the World Cup, as well as reminding us of lesser-known real-world heroes."When doodles were first created, nobody had anticipated how popular and integral they would become to the Google search experience," a corporate history of the Doodle recalls. "Nowadays, many users excitedly … [Read more...] about Google marks 20 years of Doodling with 20 notable Doodles