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Weekly Browsers Recap, August 15th

By | August 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 15th

[Thanks, asknobody]

New Chromium UI In Sight

By | August 9, 2011 | 2 Comments

The most recent build of Chromium, an open source web browser, has received a new UI designed specifically for tablets.

Although it’s still in an experimental stage and there is no confirmation whether we will see such UI integrated into the future versions of Google Chrome or Chrome OS, it provides an interesting glimpse of the upcoming changes.

If you are interesting in playing with the new user interface, be sure to adjust the GYP_DEFINES option accordingly: GYP_DEFINES=”touchui=1

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 8th

By | August 8, 2011 | 8 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 8th

Download Google Chrome 13 Final

By | August 8, 2011 | 7 Comments

Not sure how our moles could have missed that, but the stable version of Google Chrome 13 is now available and is ready for you to download.

The following release includes Instant Pages, a feature announced few months ago, which is explained in the video above.

Furthermore, Google Chrome 13 Stable includes a print preview feature as well as improved omnibox and other enhancements.

Download.

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 1st

By | August 1, 2011 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 1st

[Thanks, RamaSubbu SK, Shane Bundy]

Browser Toolbar: Google Drops Firefox 5 Support

By | July 22, 2011 | 13 Comments

Remember the good old Google’s Firefox Toolbar? Turns out, the search giant has decided that today’s web browsers are way too advanced and such toolbar is no longer necessary.

As a result, Google will not be supporting Firefox 5 or any future versions of the web browser; and in case you miss the functionality, it prefers you to use the extensions instead.

However, if Firefox and Google’s Toolbar is a must have feature set for you, a solution would be to downgrade to Firefox 4, which is still supported by the company.

Google Snatches Firebug’s Core Developer

By | July 20, 2011 | 6 Comments

Google Snatches Firebug’s Core DeveloperOther web browser vendors to get jealous.

Good news for all the Google Chrome users, IBM’s John J. Barton, the core developer of Firebug, will be joining Google’s Chrome team to work on its next generation Web dev tools.

What made him to take such decision? According to John, working on the next gen Firebug is not practical as browsers change too fast for the size of its team to keep up and shift from desktop to mobile requires additional development time. Furthermore, he could not obtain another year of support from IBM to continue the contributions.

Here’s what he had to say:
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Weekly Browsers Recap, July 18th

By | July 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, July 18th

Import Facebook Friends To Google+

By | July 5, 2011 | 9 Comments

Even though the plus.google.com service is not yet publicly available and some people feel like the guy above, it does not stop developers from jumping into the Google+ boat early.

One of such people has already created a Google Chrome extension (Facebook Friend Exporter), which will export your Facebook contact data to Google Contacts or CSV.

What should be noted is this: according to the developer, as of the 5th of July, Facebook is working hard to prevent you from exporting your friends data and has already removed their emails from your profile.

However, the guy behind Facebook Friend Exporter is already working on a new version that is set to use the different approach to bypass Facebook trickery.

Weekly Browsers Recap, July 4th

By | July 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, July 4th

[Thanks, Sebastian]