Category: Upcoming

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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Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, April 11th

By | April 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 11th

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Firefox 5 Supposedly Coming Out On the 21st of June

By | April 11, 2011 | 3 Comments

Firefox 5 Supposedly Coming Out On the 21st of JuneAn aggressive release schedule for the next version of Firefox has been set by Mozilla, indicating that Firefox 5 is to come out on the 21st of June. Firefox 6 could be brought to the public just two months later if Mozilla keeps up with its schedule.

Nightly, Aurora, Beta, and Firefox being the series of versions that new features have to go through, Firefox 5 has to hit the Aurora channel by the 12th of April and reach the Beta channel by the 17th of May to meet the release deadline.
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Google Chrome to Receive Scrolling Tabs

By | April 8, 2011 | 12 Comments

Google Chrome to Receive Scrolling Tabs

One of our readers, Shane Bundy, has noticed an interesting new feature that is planned for the future Google Chrome versions: scrolling tabs.

If you are not familiar with the scrolling tabs feature, see the picture above. It’s that arrow in the right corner which will appear after way too many tabs were opened and they no longer fit on your screen.

Hopefully, it can be disabled as well.

Google Chrome to Improve Security

By | April 7, 2011 | 3 Comments

Google Chrome to Improve Security

Even though Google already offers a variety of protection tools for its users (from Safe Browsing API to Sandbox), it does not stop here.

According to the Chromium Blog, Google is announcing a new feature that will protect users against suspicious downloads.

How?
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Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, April Fools Edition

By | April 4, 2011 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 4th

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Internet Explorer 10: Microsoft Immersive Browser

By | April 1, 2011 | 7 Comments

Internet Explorer 10: Microsoft Immersive Browser

Even though it’s April Fools Day, there has been some interesting information floating around about the upcoming (possibly IE10) web browser from Microsoft called Immersive Browser.

Before you dismiss this info as yet another joke, here is what you need to know: MS has uploaded the Windows 8 M2 (Milestone 2) build to its partners on Microsoft Connect a couple of days ago. Now obviously, once you share something with quite a few people, there is a high probability of a leak and OS screenshots (and that’s exactly what happened).
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Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, March 28th

By | March 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, March 28th

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Internet Explorer 10 is Touch Optimized, Windows 8 – A Major Update

By | March 18, 2011 | 7 Comments

Internet Explorer 10 is Touch Optimized, Windows 8 Is Major UpgradeAccording to Win7China (which is a credible source), Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) will include a major UI overhaul which is set to be more touch optimized than previous IE versions. Furthermore, company is stressing the importance of overall web browser performance as well.

As far as it is known now, those are the two main goals for Microsoft.

What is more interesting is Windows 8 UI. Win7China reports that changes between Windows 7 and Windows 8 will be far greater than everyone expected.

In fact, source compared the new Windows 8 interface to Windows 1.0 > 3.1 > Windows 95 migration.

The future looks awesome.

Via: Windows8News
Source: Win7China

Firefox 4 to Release on Tuesday

By | March 17, 2011 | 12 Comments

Firefox 4 was originally slated for November of 2010, but after a dozen betas, the 22nd of March may be the final release date. That is the new release date stated by Mozilla anyway.

The current release candidate was labeled as good enough to ship as the final product on Wednesday by Mozilla developers. This contrasts with what Mozilla has done in the past, namely ship multiple release candidates until finally determining the shipping code. Firefox 3.6, for example, had two release candidates issued by Mozilla before reaching its audience more than a year ago.
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