This past week, everyone's favorite open-source browser made the jump to version 7, bringing with it better performance and improved memory use. According to a Mozilla blog post, this newest stable build of Firefox shows "20 percent to 30 percent, and sometimes as much as 50 percent less" memory use. Meanwhile, Firefox 7 for Android was also released, and it includes a laundry list of changes, such as the ability to select text in a Web page for copying and pasting. Check out our coverage of the releases.
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