Although Google Chrome 8 is still in early stages of development, it appears to be shaping up nicely. Following its new release cycle, Google has recently released the very first build of Google Chrome 8 web browser.
Before you become too excited, don’t expect any major changes yet as the only difference between Chromium 7.0.548.0 and Chromium 8.0.549.0 builds is a single bug fix.
Recently, Chrome 7 beta builds received a cloud printing and host remoting features that align nicely with the upcoming Chrome OS release.
What will Chrome 8 bring to the table? Only time will tell. However, performance improvements are more than likely.
Download Link: Chromium 8.0.549.0
• IE9 Beta: 6 Million Downloads in Two Weeks
Following 2 million downloads milestone on September 21st, Microsoft has…
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.
It looks like Google continues pushing its Instant search feature forward. The latest Google Chrome Canary build now includes an option to enable Instant via command line by using “–enable-match-preview” tag.
How to enable (Windows):
Right click on “Google Chrome Canary Build” shortcut > Properties > Shortcut tab
Copy/Paste “–enable-match-preview” at the end of “Target” field
"C:\Users\Vygantas\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome SxS\Application\chrome.exe" --enable-match-preview
Here is a simple guide on how to get Google Instant Search to work on Opera.
1. Open Google.com
2. Right Click > Edit Site Preferences
3. Select “Network” tab, find “Browser identification” option and choose “Identify as Firefox”
4. That’s it!
P.S. Be sure to enable Instant (as seen in picture above).
Thanks to asfa, Ichann and Reddit for the tip.
• Internet Explorer 9 UI Screenshot, Features
Out of all potential IE9 “leaks” and concepts, this one is definitely the most plausible.
MPEG-LA, the group behind H.264 codec licensing declared Internet Broadcast AVC free from royalties; as long as web site that provides video streaming service is free as well. Or put in other words: YouTube won’t have to pay for it
Originally, LLC was planning to charge companies that rely on H.264, starting from 2016.
Thanks to competition, such as: Google’s WebM video format, this is no longer the case, as long as end users are not paying for service.
Thanks to webtax for the news tip.