Category: Upcoming

Opera To Fix Default Installation Behavior

By | May 13, 2011 | 12 Comments

Opera To Fix Default Installation Behavior

Ever since the release of Opera 11, the “set as default web browser” option is not visible in the standard installation routine. However, it is checked by default and whenever users proceed to install Opera, they soon find out that Opera has actually set itself as a default browser with no permission.

Don’t worry though; you can still do so by clicking on the “Options” button. However, other browsers do give you an option to check/uncheck the following setting during the default installation.
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Wikitude: 3D Augmented Reality Browser

By | May 11, 2011 | 1 Comment

Wikitude: 3D Augmented Reality Browser

Good news for all you 2D haters, the upcoming LG Optimus 3D cell phone will save you from sorrow as it includes the world’s first augmented reality 3D browser called Wikitude. Although not many details are known, it’s not a long wait since LG plans to launch the beast this summer.

Thankfully, it will not require any glasses.
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Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, May 9th

By | May 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 2nd

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RockMelt Now With Quiet Mode, Localized Search & Chromium 11

By | May 6, 2011 | 3 Comments

RockMelt Beta 2 has been updated with Quiet Mode, Chromium 11, supports localized results from the search box, and several performance improvements. Let’s take a look at each new addition.

Quiet Mode

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Google Chrome 14, 15 And 16 Planned This Year

By | May 3, 2011 | 13 Comments

Google Chrome 14, 15, 16 Planned This Year

How many new major builds of Google Chrome browser can be pushed in one year? A lot.

If the Chromium development calendar is to be believed, then we should see the following versions later this year:

Google Chrome 13 – (Chromium on May 30, 2011)
Google Chrome 14 – (Chromium on July 25, 2011)
Google Chrome 15 – (Chromium on September 5, 2011)
Google Chrome 16 – (Chromium on October 17, 2011)

So here you have it, a plenty of releases this year with Google Chrome 13 just around the corner.

Firefox 5 to Receive Huge Performance Improvements

By | April 28, 2011 | 9 Comments

Firefox 5 to Receive Huge Performance ImprovementsThanks to various tweaks and improvements, the upcoming Firefox 5 release, which is scheduled for the July 2011 release, will see a big jump in performance.

The first in the list are: a new JavaScript compiler codenamed IonMonkey and rendering engine improvements, which should offer a significant performance boost in hardware acceleration and web pages rendering.

According to Mozilla, a new JavaScript interface algorithm that they’ve been working on is already 40% faster than its own TranceMonkey or Google’s Crankshaft.

Furthermore, due to the recent Firefox criticism on heavy memory usage, the new version will have key improvements in this area as well.

Firefox 5 does indeed look promising and we can’t wait to give the Beta version a test drive.

Firefox Aurora Lacks Users

By | April 26, 2011 | 2 Comments

Firefox Aurora Lacks UsersWith the recent introduction of the new channel structure, it looks like Mozilla is not receiving the users it originally anticipated.

How so? Matt Brubeck, the software engineer for the Firefox Mobile has tweeted the following:

We need more Firefox users to join the Aurora channel, and start testing Firefox 5 features like CSS3 Animation: http://firefox.com/channel

As of today, the Beta release of Firefox 5 web browser is scheduled for the May 17 with the final release target set to June 21st.

Chrome Called Out By FTC Over Do Not Track

By | April 20, 2011 | 2 Comments

Chrome Called Out By FTC Over Do Not TrackGoogle was singled out by Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Liebowitz this week due to not yet having detailed any plans for integrating the Do Not Track feature. What this particular privacy feature does is let consumers opt out of online tracking by Web sites and advertisers, Google belonging to both of these categories.

Apple just announced they’re going to put it in their Safari browser. So that gives you Apple, Microsoft and Mozilla. Really the only holdout — the only company that hasn’t evolved as much as we would like on this — is Google.

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Firefox 5 Tweaks Tab Close and Auto Resize

By | April 13, 2011 | 19 Comments

Good news! More than 2 years after the initial request, Mozilla has finally decided to implement the Google Chrome like closing tab behavior.

What’s the big deal?
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RockMelt Beta 2 Out Now

By | April 12, 2011 | 4 Comments

RockMelt Beta 2 Now OutRockMelt Beta 2 is now out, offering a new chat experience, the View Later feature, a new Twitter app, and Chromium 10 updates.

As it was the most requested feature, the chat bar has been completely redone, with chats now being placed in the chat bar at the bottom so as to remain visible while browsing. Notifications for incoming messages are now more subtle to boot, and chats can be turned into separate windows by dragging them off of the chat bar.
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