Category: Google

Google’s Fast Web Protocol Makes Chrome Even Faster

By | June 14, 2011 | 5 Comments

Google's Fast Web Protocol Makes Chrome Even FasterAccording to acceleration company Strangeloop, utilizing Google Chrome reduces webpage download times by 10% to 20% if the sites use Google’s fast Web protocol.

Support for Google’s SPDY has been added to Strangeloop’s Site Optimizer appliances as well as its Web acceleration service, making download times even faster than they are with Site Optimizer alone. – Strangeloop President Joshua Bixby.

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Mac OS X Lion Copies Chrome OS Browser Mode

By | June 14, 2011 | 3 Comments

Mac OS X Lion Copies Chrome OS Browser Mode

The upcoming Mac OS X release from Apple is set to have a browser only mode, similar to one found in Chrome OS.

According to MacRumors, Lion lock screen includes an option to “Restart to Safari”, which basically just boots an operating system with the web browser only.

Furthermore, thanks to the new auto save feature, users can continue where they left after OS is switched back to the default mode.

Mac OS X Lion is set for July release and should be available in the Mac App Store for $29.99.

Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, June 13th

By | June 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 13th

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Mozilla’s Webian Shell To Challenge Chrome OS?

By | June 13, 2011 | 7 Comments

With Chrome OS notebooks already shipping, Firefox has also decided to join the party with the web browser based interface called Webian Shell, which is based on Mozilla Chromeless project.

However, unlike Chrome OS, Webian Shell is not actually an “operating system”. Instead, it was written in HTML, CSS and JavaScript, and runs on top of Windows, Mac OS X or Linux.

As this is just an early and experimental release, the upcoming versions are set to incorporate more advanced features, such as: multiple home screens, split screen view, onscreen keyboard for touch based devices and more.

If you would like to try it out, here is a download link.

[Thanks, Blake]

Will It Blend? Chrome Notebook

By | June 9, 2011 | 6 Comments

So you’ve just received your Google Chrome Notebook and already running out of ideas?

Well, here is one: put it into the blender.

Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, June 6th

By | June 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 6th

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Google To Discontinue Firefox 3.5, Internet Explorer 7 and Safari 3 Support

By | June 2, 2011 | 17 Comments

Google To Discontinue Firefox 3.5, Internet Explorer 7 and Safari 3 SupportDevelopers rejoice.

If dropping the 10 year old web browser support was not enough, IE6 that is, starting from August 1st, Google plans to discontinue Firefox 3.5, Internet Explorer 7 and Safari 3 web browsers support.

According to the official blog post, company will only support current and prior major releases of the web browsers.

We are pretty excited about the change as there is little to no reason not to upgrade your web browser.

No word about Opera yet.

Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, May 30th

By | May 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 30th

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First Chrome OS Desktop PC To Ship In July

By | May 26, 2011 | 5 Comments

First Chrome OS Desktop PC To Ship In July

According to various reports, hardware maker Xi3 will be releasing the very first desktop PC running Google’s Chrome operating system on the 4th of July.

Xi3′s ChromiumPC modular computer will feature a tiny, cube like design with different color options and are powered by the dual or single core 64-bit, x86 processors.
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Google And Mozilla Start Debate Over Address Bar

By | May 24, 2011 | 12 Comments

Google And Mozilla Start Debate Over Address Bar

With Google allowing users to hide the address bar in canary builds of Chrome 13, Mozilla has decided to release the LessChrome HD extension which pretty much does the same thing. This has seemingly sparked a bit of a debate in the browser industry, as the address bar has always been an integral part of the web browser.
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