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Last year, it was announced that half of all mobile phone owners in the United States were opting for smartphones. Now, we're really starting to see what kind of impact that's having. While the Internet is still young, the overall experience has changed dramatically over the years. Years ago, people were exposed to the internet at schools, libraries and work offices. Then, the personal desktop became commonplace. After that, the laptop entered the scene. And now, we're seeing a huge shift to ultra-mobile platforms. According to a new report from Pew Internet, nearly two-thirds (63%) of cell phone... Read more...
The final build of Firefox 26 isn't yet available to the public, but those interested in Nightlies can tap into one interesting piece of code right now. Firefox 26 is set to support CSS Image Orientation -- a feature already supported by rival browsers Chrome and Safari, but only when the image is the top-level document, but not in HTML documents. In other words, web developers have had to resort to a number of workarounds in order to ensure that images weren't mistakenly displayed sideways. The new CSS image-orientation property, supported in Firefox 26, is the answer once applied to a JPEG image.... Read more...
Internet Explorer 11 is being packed into and rolled out with Windows 8.1, though you can already check out a pre-release version in the Windows 8.1 Developer Preview as well as on Windows 7. Should you do that, you'll discover that IE11 is capable of plug-in free audio and video streaming based on the latest HTML5 code, which Microsoft claims allows the browser to achieve "Professional Quality Video," or video that's equally suited for home use as it is for premium TV shows and movies. "With Professional Quality Video, streams start promptly and play smoothly," Microsoft stated in a blog post.... Read more...
Many have pinned Google's meteoric success in the online search business to one primary thing: speed. The engineers at Google obsess over milliseconds, and it's because of that obsession that Google's products are generally top-shelf. Now, the company has announced that in its latest efforts to make searching and Internet browsing even faster, it's testing a new, smarter feature in its Chrome browser. Last year, Google began testing a feature in Chrome to make searching from a new tab faster and simpler. If you're a beta user, you've probably seen this already, and evidently a lot of folks have... Read more...
Life is a lot easier when you have second chances. Golfers can take mulligans if they shank the ball and land it in the drink, and if you fault a serve in tennis, you're given a second attempt to get it right before it counts against you. Unfortunately, everyday life doesn't have a "do-over" button, but using a little three-finger magic, you can resurrect a closed tab in just about any browser. Listen, we know this is old hat for most you, so why bring it up? Simply put, it's one of the more handy keyboard shortcuts to remember (for us, anyway) considering how much time we spend on the web and... Read more...
A web browser, getting smarter? That's what happening with Google's Chrome, as Chrome 29 hits the public portal today. While we knew these changes were en route due to the beta release a couple of weeks back, the masses will now be facing a smarter omnibox. For those unaware, that's the URL Address bar; in Chrome, you can just start typing anything, and if it's not a URL, it'll become a Google Search. Starting today, all Chrome users will see improvements up there, including suggestions based on the recency of websites you visited. Mac users will also receive support for rich notifications, so... Read more...
Microsoft set out to change the world with Windows 8, and little by little, its influence is spreading in the tech industry. We've seen a handful of software vendors retool their product's interface to match that of Windows 8, and come December, Mozilla will ship an updated version of Firefox sporting a Modern UI look and feel. Dubbed "Firefox Metro," work has already begun on it and Firefox 26 for Windows, which it will be packaged alongside of. The touch-optimized browser is scheduled to reach Mozilla's Aurora channel on September 16 and Beta channel on October 28, which means users will have... Read more...
Not sure if you've noticed, but the browser space has been on fire of late. Mozilla's development team has clearly been working overtime, as Firefox 23 has just gone official today in non-beta form. For starters, you may notice that the Firefox ball logo looks a little different, and that's by design. The team has gently overhauled the look, bringing with a more modern motif. Beyond that, one of the key additions is mixed content blocking, which (when enabled), protects users from "man-in-the-middle attacks and eavesdroppers on HTTPS pages." There's also a new options panel for Web Developer Toolbox,... Read more...
The latest nightly build of Google's Chrome Canary browser suggests that the sultan of search is getting ready to implement a handful of touch-enabled features to its popular stable browser. Canary, for those who aren't aware, is basically a beta version of Chrome. It has the "newest of the new Chrome features" and is designed for early adopters who want to live on the bleeding edge, and best of all, it can be installed and run right alongside the stable version of Chrome. Introduced to last night's Canary build is a new swipe feature that allows you to navigate through webpages without resorting... Read more...
It's true that Chrome 28 was only recently released, but with Google's rapid release schedule in full effect, there's always a new version of its spiffy browser right around the corner. So, what can you expect from Chrome 29? Available now in Google's beta channel, one of the things Chrome 29 brings to the browser scene is a web audio API for processing and synthesizing audio. "Its goal is to allow web developers to implement professional-quality audio production applications and modern game audio engines," Google's Chromium team explained in a blog post. "You can see it in action in the MIDI Synth... Read more...
For those who aren't very interested in testing the waters with beta software, Google has just added v28 of Chrome to the all-important Stable Channel. The Stable channel has been updated to 28.0.1500.71 for Windows, Macintosh and Chrome Frame platforms, bringing a number of security fixes and features. Starting today Chrome users on Windows will see their browser updated to include richer notifications, while Mac is coming soon. If you've used items like Growl on the Mac, this won't be any real shock, but for people on stock systems, seeing these notifications will likely be a pleasant surprise.... Read more...
Scandinavian browser maker Opera Software was the recent victim of a hacker attack in which the infiltrators made off with at least one old and expired Opera code signing certificate. The attackers were then able to use the certificate to sign some malware and distribute malicious software under the pretense that it's been published by Opera Software, or appears to be the Opera browser, the company said. Fortunately for Opera browser users, Opera Software doesn't believe that any user data was stolen or otherwise compromised in the attack, adding that current evidence suggests the attack had "limited... Read more...
As we discussed last month, Mozilla postponed the introduction of automatic third-party cookie blocking in its Firefox Web browser, citing the obvious: it was too hasty in its decision. Well, that hastiness appears to have worn off, as now, the company has plans to rollout the do not track change to Firefox in the months ahead (exactly how many months isn't noted). You might imagine that not everyone is happy about this move, and of them all, the vocal majority are advertisers. Advertisers can make use of cookies to track where the user visits in order to deliver more relevant advertising. Have... Read more...
Rockmelt. Ever heard of it? If you were paying attention a couple of years ago, that name may sound familiar, but otherwise -- the answer is likely "no." The company stormed onto the scene with an attempt to launch a Web browser that focused first on social. And it promptly went nowhere. Now, the company is updating us all on the Rockmelt desktop browser. It's essentially killing the idea, and instead suggesting that interested parties try out Rockmelt For Web. The company has said that "distributing a desktop browser is hard and expensive (especially if you don’t have an operating system... Read more...
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