A Calculator Web Browser

By | July 28, 2011 | 2 Comments

The future of web browsers is here.

If you are one of those 2 people who would like to surf web pages via a calculator, then worry no more as Gossamer is here to save you.

Gossamer, a web browser for Texas Instruments graphing calculators allows its users to view web pages using CALCnet and globalCALCnet protocols. Although the direct URL input is yet to be implementing, features such as scrolling is already available in the 1.0 version.

WhoIsLive Makes The Whole Web Social

By | July 27, 2011 | 5 Comments

WhoIsLive Makes The Whole Web Social

What if every web page you visited became an instant chat room? Startup WhoIsLive released a browser extension yesterday that let’s you find out the answer to that question.
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Infinite Mario In HTML5

By | July 26, 2011 | 7 Comments

Infinite Mario In HTML5

Nintendo Wii is not required.

The HTML5 fun fest continues as more and more developers try its capabilities. The latest example comes from Robert Kleffner, a guy who took Notch’s Mario port and pushed it into the HTML5 space for you to try.

Move: Left/Right
Jump/Enter Level: S
Fireball/Run: A

Click here and play now.

New Web Based Mobile OS By Mozilla On The Way

By | July 26, 2011 | 4 Comments

New Web Based Mobile OS By Mozilla On The Way

It appears as if Mozilla is planning on developing what is deemed a truly open source mobile operating system based on the web. An HTML5 based mobile OS, to be exact.
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RockMelt Updates To 0.9.62.313

By | July 25, 2011 | 5 Comments

RockMelt Updates To 0.9.62.313The latest version of RockMelt is out and it includes a number of improvements to performance and stability. The newest Chromium enhancements have been added as well as over 130 issues have been fixed,  allowing for what the company promises to be a better browsing experience. No new features have been added otherwise, so it’s a particular minor update.

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion also got some love, with RockMelt now running a lot more smoothly on the newly released operating system. The RockMelt experience on Lion is said to become even better in the near future, however. What this promise entails is better support for full screen mode, gesture based navigation, and hiding scrollbars until sites are scrolled.

RockMelt can be downloaded from here.

Weekly Browsers Recap, July 25th

By | July 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, July 25th

[Thanks, Rafael Luik, RamaSubbu SK]

Browser Toolbar: Google Drops Firefox 5 Support

By | July 22, 2011 | 13 Comments

Remember the good old Google’s Firefox Toolbar? Turns out, the search giant has decided that today’s web browsers are way too advanced and such toolbar is no longer necessary.

As a result, Google will not be supporting Firefox 5 or any future versions of the web browser; and in case you miss the functionality, it prefers you to use the extensions instead.

However, if Firefox and Google’s Toolbar is a must have feature set for you, a solution would be to downgrade to Firefox 4, which is still supported by the company.

58 Safari Bugs Patched To Prevent Drive By Attacks

By | July 21, 2011 | 8 Comments

58 Safari Bugs Patched To Prevent Drive By AttacksApple updated Safari to version 5.1 yesterday, patching 58 security vulnerabilities and beefing up the browser with several new features, including sandboxing on Mac OS X 10.7.

Safari 5.1 is bundled with Lion, the operating system Apple released earlier yesterday. Good news is that it also runs on Mac OS X 10.6 i.e. Snow Leopard. A separate Safari update to version 5.0.6 was also issued today for users running Mac OS X 10.5, or Leopard.
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Mozilla To Implement Multiprocess Browsing

By | July 20, 2011 | 37 Comments

Mozilla To Implement Multiprocess BrowsingAccording to Christopher Blizzard, Mozilla’s Web platform director, via a blog post, Mozilla has renewed its efforts to bring multiprocess browsing to Firefox. The post stresses the key advantages that process isolation will transfer to Firefox and tackles some of the requirements for Mozilla’s implementation.

Although multiprocess browsing became a higher priority for Mozilla after the release of Firefox 4, it is still not clear when the feature might land. Current and upcoming versions of Firefox do not yet have the feature, so chances that the it might hit the public by the end of this year are slim.
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Google Snatches Firebug’s Core Developer

By | July 20, 2011 | 6 Comments

Google Snatches Firebug’s Core DeveloperOther web browser vendors to get jealous.

Good news for all the Google Chrome users, IBM’s John J. Barton, the core developer of Firebug, will be joining Google’s Chrome team to work on its next generation Web dev tools.

What made him to take such decision? According to John, working on the next gen Firebug is not practical as browsers change too fast for the size of its team to keep up and shift from desktop to mobile requires additional development time. Furthermore, he could not obtain another year of support from IBM to continue the contributions.

Here’s what he had to say:
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