Archive for September, 2010
Would you like to test a new Opera Dragonfly UI? Here is how:
1. Type opera:config#DeveloperTools|DeveloperToolsURL in the address bar.
2. Change “Developer Tools URL” path to https://dragonfly.opera.com/app/stp-1/experimental/
3. Click Save (restart not required).
Thanks to “narzędzia warsztatowe” for the tip.
Guys at PCWorld benchmarked Skyfire 2.0, Dolphin HD, Opera Mini, Mozilla Fennec, Android 2.1 and Android 2.2 stock mobile web browsers.
As you can see from the results above, Opera Mini and Skyfire 2.0 took the lead, followed by Android 2.2, Android 2.1, Dolphin HD and lastly, Mozilla’s Fennec (Alpha) browser.
Interestingly enough, Skyfire 2.0 beats Opera Mini when loading pages directly from the web (they both compress content), while Opera Mini performed better during cached pages load test.
David Storey from Opera Software has just announced the upcoming and much needed visual refresh for Opera’s Dragonfly.
While estimated time of release remains unknown, it’s good to see that company has not forgotten its debugging tools.
Could this bring Opera back into the game? Potentially yes, if it’s much more than just a new UI.
For more details and screenshots, visit the the following page.
Opera Software has just released the second beta of Opera Mobile 10.1 web browser.
On the side note, Sony Ericsson has recently announced its plans to get rid of Symbian platform completely. This leaves Nokia the only company that still manufactures and develops Symbian OS devices.
If you’ve been expecting to see Firefox for the iPhone anytime soon, then hold your horses still.
In the recent post, Mozilla has answered to one of the most frequently asked questions: Firefox for the iPhone?
We are working to bring as much of your Firefox experience as possible to Firefox Home. People have asked about adding more browser-like features to Firefox Home, but there are technical and logistical restrictions that make it difficult, if not impossible, to build the full Firefox browser for the iPhone. We are focused on building Firefox Home as a rich, cloud-based application and making it a valuable product that people will continue to love and use.
From the answer above, it looks like Mozilla is unable to implement the full Firefox browser experience into the iPhone. However, as company continues to explorer various options and alternatives, we might see something what resembles a mobile web browser.
Formerly known as FoxMarks, a popular bookmark synchronization service XMarks will shut down on January 10, 2011.
Apparently, over 2 million users were not enough for a company to monetize them. As stated by XMarks co-founder, premium services were also not an option, especially when such features are already available (free of charge) from both, Firefox and Google Chrome developers.
Synchronization services will
Thanks to Geek and Nox for the news tip.
With the release of Beta 6, Mozilla continues Firefox 4 polishing. The latest version fixes a total of 5 bugs that lead to a bit more stable web browser.
Currently, Beta 7 is targeted for the 2nd Half of September release, with the RC coming sometime in October. However, those dates are not final and may change at any time.
• FavBrowser and Opera Give Away
Today, we are giving away a couple of cool T-shirts, Pens, Stickers and Phone/Card necklaces from Opera Software.
• Internet Explorer 9 32 bit (x86) vs. IE9 64 bit (x64)
Today, we look at IE9 Beta (x86-64) vs. (x86) performance benchmarks. With…
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