Author Archive: Daniel Hendrycks
When it comes to performance, there is no such thing as too much. Therefore, today we will find out, what operating system you should use to achieve the best possible results and whether or not it’s worth the switch.
Includes some new goodies.
Chrome’s developer channel pushed “Packaged Apps” to the v22 builds recently, which allows applications to be launched separately from Chrome (use its own window). Moreover, Packaged Apps have quite a few capabilities as they can interact with network and hardware devices, as well as media apps.
Chrome Experiments, a site that flourishes creative coding, has launched a new version made specifically for the handheld devices.
Opus, a low-delay audio codec optimized for both voice and general-purpose audio, has been approved by the IETF. Originally developed by Xiph, Opus is a merger of Skype’s SILK’s and Xiph’s CELT codecs.
Xiph, which was originally made Opus/CELT for the low-latency audio, has become competitive in the general purpose audio codecs area.
Opera Software wants you to use Opera Unite this weekend to test their proxy server’s capabilities.
As they explain: “We need to test our systems under realistic conditions, and that means a lot of people downloading files, streaming music, sending messages, sharing photos.”
For more details, visit my.opera.com.
Jon von Tetzchner (Opera Software CEO) has confirmed that Opera Mini would soon be widespread in the US through a deal with Motricity, a mobile content delivery platform in partnership with AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile.
According to the StatCounter, last month Opera Mini had 2.4% US mobile market share. These numbers are much higher outside the US. Jon von Tetzchner added: “I do believe things are about to change in the U.S.”.