Qualcomm’s Mobile Web Browsing Benchmark

By | July 15, 2011 | 1 Comment

Recently, Qualcomm has revealed Vellamo, a mobile web browsing benchmark for Android devices.

Combining 11 different tests (including Sunspider and Google’s V8), Vellamo will check: JavaScript, networking and user experience performance.

Here is a complete list of all the benchmarks:
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Download Adobe Flash Player 11 Beta 32, 64 Bit

By | July 14, 2011 | 2 Comments

Download Adobe Flash Player 11 Beta 32, 64 BitVersion: 11.0.1.60 Beta 1.

There is a new build of Adobe Flash Player floating around at adobe.labs.com, which brings one important feature: a native 64 bit support. All we have to do now is wait for companies other than Microsoft to release an official 64 bit build of their web browser.

However, this is not the only improvement.
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Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Google Chrome 12 vs. Firefox 5 vs. Opera 11.50 vs. Safari 5

By | July 14, 2011 | 31 Comments

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Google Chrome 12 vs. Firefox 5 vs. Opera 11.50 vs. Safari 5With the release of Firefox 5 and Opera 11.50, TomsHardware took 5 most popular web browsers and compared them against each other.

Internet Explorer 9
Google Chrome 12
Firefox 5
Opera 11.50
Safari 5

What are the results? Let’s check them out.
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Download Firefox 5.0.1

By | July 13, 2011 | 8 Comments

Download Firefox 5.0.1Lots of Firefox news this week so here is another report for you.

Mozilla has recently published the two new builds of Firefox 5 and Firefox 3 web browser branches.

As reported earlier by FavBrowser, Firefox 5.0.1 fixes few issues in Mac OS X 10.7 and Mac OS X 10.6 operating systems:
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Firefox 8 Performance Will Blow You Away

By | July 13, 2011 | 18 Comments

Firefox 8 Performance Will Blow You AwayDespite the fact that Firefox 8 has appeared on the Nightly channel just days ago, Mozilla reports that it is already 20% faster than Firefox 5 in pretty much all the tests, including:

Startup times
First paint
Session restore
JavaScript performance
2D canvas
3D WebGL rendering
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Download Firefox 6 Beta 1 For PC, Android

By | July 12, 2011 | 6 Comments

Download Firefox 6 Beta 1 For PC, AndroidDespite the fact that Firefox releases are getting slightly overwhelming, Mozilla continues to push forward and has now released the first Beta build of Firefox 6 web browser for both PC and Android.

According to the changelog below, Firefox 6 improves the usability of Web Console, startup times when using Panorama, Web Developer menu and more. As for Firefox Beta for Android, it also offers a variety of new features and improvements that can be found here.

What’s New?
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Google Chrome To Receive Multiple Profiles Feature

By | July 12, 2011 | 10 Comments

Google Chrome To Receive Multiple Profiles FeatureGood news, the future Google Chrome release will receive a feature that some people wanted for ages: multi-profiles.

According to the Revision 91573 post at chromium.org (which was spotted by one of our readers, Shane Bundy), when creating a new profile, not only will the user be able to name it (obviously) but also assign a different icon for every single one of them.

If you are curious enough to try this feature now, it already available in the latest version of Chromium.

Weekly Browsers Recap, July 11th

By | July 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, July 11th

Opera Working To Fix Facebook Video Calling

By | July 11, 2011 | 25 Comments

Opera Working To Fix Facebook Video CallingFacebook unveiled its new video calling feature this week right after Google+ came out and boasted with Hangouts (video chats with up to ten people). Unfortunately, Opera is not supported by Facebook for this feature at present. An Opera employee had the following to say about the matter:

The reason for Facebook’s block seems to be a problem with our version of Opera on OS X. Facebook’s plug-in installs itself as FacebookVideoCalling.webplugin on Mac, but our browser only recognises plug-ins with a .plugin extension. This causes their plug-in detection scripts to think the installation failed, triggering a renewed installation process. Our fearless engineers are working to fix this issue in Opera code as soon as possible, and we’re also in talks with Facebook to find a quick resolution to the problem.¬†- Patrick H. Lauke, Web Evangelist in the Developer Relations Team at Opera

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Firefox 5 Update To Fix Mac OS X Crash Bug

By | July 11, 2011 | 3 Comments

Firefox 5 Update To Fix OS X Crash BugFirefox 5.0.1 will arrive shortly going by an announcement made by Mozilla. No release date was given, however. The update isn’t for Windows or Linux operating systems either, just for Mac OS X. This is because Lion i.e. Mac OS X 10.7 possesses a bug that makes Firefox 5 crash when showing websites that utilize downloadable fonts.

We alerted Apple to the problem before the release of 10.7 but they did not fix the problem before 10.7 went to final release. We’ve changed the font APIs that we’re using to newer versions which appear to fix the problem. The bug in Lion will cause severe crash problems for Firefox 5 users if it’s not fixed. -¬†Christopher Blizzard, Mozilla’s Web platform director

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