Category: Upcoming

IE9 Platform Preview 4 Beats Safari 5, Acid3 95/100

By | August 5, 2010 | 13 Comments

IE9 Platform Preview 4 Beats Safari 5, Acid3 95/100In what appears to be the final platform preview of Internet Explorer 9, IE Team has highlighted a bunch of improvements that were made during the course of its development.

In the previous versions, JavaScript engine (codename: Chakra) was working as a separate component. Starting from IE9 Platform Preview 4, it is now integrated into IE core itself boosting overall JS performance.
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Leaked IE9 Screenshots: Download Manager, Speed Dial

By | July 29, 2010 | 11 Comments

Leaked IE9 Screenshots: Download Manager, Speed DialEarlier this week, Microsoft has confirmed Internet Explorer 9 Public Beta launch for September. According to leaked slides however, it was supposed to be ready sometime in August.

Anyway, for your enjoyment, folks at Chinese web site called cnBeta.com have posted a couple of possible Internet Explorer 9 screenshots. So lets dive in.
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Internet Explorer 9 to be the Fastest and Safest Web Browser

By | July 22, 2010 | 26 Comments

Internet Explorer 9 to be the Fastest and Safest Web BrowserMicrosoft’s Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Turner has made a bold statement, saying that Internet Explorer 9 will not only be the safest and most secure browser, but also, the fastest web browser in the market:

“IE9 is going to be not only the most safest and secure browser in the market, which IE8 is today, it will be the fastest browser in the market. You saw some demos of that on day one. It’s a smoking hot browser product,”

According to earlier published slides, Internet Explorer 9 Beta is set for August release, therefore, it won’t take long to confirm or deny such claim.

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Confidential Internet Explorer 9 Info

By | June 25, 2010 | 19 Comments

As from 4/14/2010 slides. Therefore, there are a lot of bits, that we know already.

Beta: August, 2010
RC/RTW: To be determined after Beta

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Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) Platform Preview 3 is Coming

By | June 23, 2010 | 7 Comments

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) Platform Preview 3 is CommingAlthough Microsoft has yet to confirm IE9 Platform Preview 3 release, according to Softpedia, company might be releasing such build for developers and early adopters later today.

While changes remain unknown, we expect further performance and web standards improvements, as well as other enhancements.

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Safari 5 Plausible Features

By | June 6, 2010 | 19 Comments

Safari 5 Plausible FeaturesIf MacGeneration rumors are true, Apple will unveil Safari 5 web browser tomorrow at WWDC 2010.

Some key features of Safari 5 include:

  • Improved Performance: Safari 5 executes JavaScript up to 25% faster than Safari 4. Better page caching and DNS prefetching speed up browsing.
  • Improved HTML5 support: Safari supports over a dozen new HTML5 features including Geolocation, full screen for HTML5 video, closed caption for HTML5 video, new sectioning elements (article, aside footer, header, hgroup, nav and section), HTML5, AJAX History, EventSource, WebSocket, HTML 5 draggable attribute, HTML 5 forms validation, and HTML 5 Ruby.
  • Hardware Acceleration for Windows: Use the power of the computer’s graphics processor to smoothly display media and effects on PC, as well as Mac.
  • Safari Developer Tools: A new Timeline Panel in the Web Inspector shows how Safari interacts with a web site and identifies areas for optimization. New keyboard shortcuts make it aster to switch between panels.
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Google Chrome OS Launching this Fall

By | June 3, 2010 | 2 Comments

Google Chrome OS Launching this FallThe long awaited Google Chrome OS will be make its debut later this year, Sundar Pichai, the head of the Chrome project confirmed yesterday at the Computex Taipei.

Pichai also noted:

Chrome OS is one of the few future operating systems for which there are already millions of applications that work…

You don’t need to redesign Gmail for it to work on Chrome. Facebook does not need to write a new app for Chrome.

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Firefox 4.0 UI Redesign, Latest Screenshots

By | June 2, 2010 | 25 Comments

Here are the latest Firefox UI design mockups, straight from Stephen Horlander blog.

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Mozilla to Add Weave Sync for the Next Firefox Release

By | June 2, 2010 | 2 Comments

Mozilla Adds Weave Sync to Next Firefox ReleaseIt appears that Mozilla has decided to integrate data synch feature into the upcoming major Firefox release.

Originally, Weave was a Firefox add-on, designed to synchronize your bookmarks. However, over the past few years, it has evolved significantly and is no longer “just a bookmarks sync”.

Furthermore, it was renamed to Firefox Sync.

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Internet Explorer 9 to Support VP8

By | May 19, 2010 | 20 Comments

Internet Explorer 9 to Support VP8Earlier today, Google has announced a developer preview of WebM, which is essentially an open source media format, designed for World Wide Web, that uses VP8 codec.

In response to such announcement, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer General Manager, Dean Hachamovitch said: “In its HTML5 support, IE9 will support playback of H.264 video as well as VP8 video when the user has installed a VP8 codec on Windows” … “We want to be clear about our intent to support the same markup in the open and interoperable web, and to do so in a manner consistent with our view broad view of safety and security”

The WebM is already supported by 40+ companies, such as: Mozilla, Opera, Google, Logitech and many more.

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