Weekly Browsers Recap, June 21st

By | June 21, 2011 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 21st

[Thanks, Ichan]

ICANN Votes For New Web Domain Suffixes

By | June 20, 2011 | 2 Comments

ICANN Votes For New Web Domain Suffixes

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has voted in favor of severely enlarging the number of acceptable domain name suffixes to a number considerably above the current number of 22. Government bodies, cities, companies, or even individuals will now be able to apply for any ending they desire, in any language they want.
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Google Chrome and Firefox Enhances Your Search Experience

By | June 17, 2011 | 7 Comments

Recently, Google has announced a couple of interesting new features for its search engine designed to enrich the overall experience.

The first one is called “Search by Image” which allows Google Chrome and Firefox (extension is required) users to search by using an image.

All you have to do is drag and drop the picture into the search box and that’s it, Google will figure out the rest (including location) and display somewhat relevant search results.
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Firefox: Render .PDF With HTML5 And JavaScript

By | June 16, 2011 | 4 Comments

Firefox: Render .PDF With HTML5 And JavaScriptThe future looks good.

There is some good news floating around about the future of web browsers. As of today, web browsers rely on native code plugins to display PDF files, like Adobe’s PDF reader or Foxit reader. However, this is about to change.

Fortunately for all of us, the web is quickly embracing the new technologies, and thanks to that, guys at pdf.js team plan to create a Firefox extension aka a built in PDF reader which uses HTML5 to render the documents.
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Google Instant Now Works In Opera

By | June 15, 2011 | 16 Comments

Google Instant Now Works In Opera

According to Opera, Google Instant, a search enhancement in the Google search engine that offers faster searches, smarter predictions, and instant results, now works in Opera as well. No tricks such as masking are required to make it work as was previously the case.

To test it, simply go to Google and begin searching. Opera asks any users who were masking as Firefox to remove the masking so as to attain as much feedback as possible on this new implementation.

Bill Gates – How A Geek Changed The World

By | June 15, 2011 | 9 Comments

Here is a neat documentary for you to check out, which not only covers the success of the Microsoft but also web browser wars and how it affected the company.

Internet Explorer 9.0.1: Microsoft Revises IE Version Numbering

By | June 15, 2011 | 1 Comment

Internet Explorer 9.0.1: Microsoft Revises IE Version Numbering

Today, Microsoft has released the June 2011 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer, which fixes a total of 7 security vulnerabilities for IE6-9.

However, what is more interesting is this:

If users install the following update, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 will now show the version number of 9.0.1, instead of just IE9, which was always the case for the company.

Although user agent remains the same, it’s a very welcomed step nonetheless.

Chrome Almost Replaced Firefox In Ubuntu

By | June 14, 2011 | 7 Comments

Chrome Almost Replaced Firefox In UbuntuGoing by what Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical, has to say, his company “looked very closely” at replacing Firefox, the longtime default web browser in Ubuntu, with Chrome this time around.
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RockMelt Beta 3 Is Out!

By | June 14, 2011 | 1 Comment

RockMelt Beta 3RockMelt adds over 30 features, including better Facebook chat, more Facebook integration, and a streamlined Facebook experience on RockMelt with the release of the third beta for the upcoming Chromium based social web browser. To see a condensed list of some of the new additions as well as bug fixes, simply look below.
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Google’s Fast Web Protocol Makes Chrome Even Faster

By | June 14, 2011 | 5 Comments

Google's Fast Web Protocol Makes Chrome Even FasterAccording to acceleration company Strangeloop, utilizing Google Chrome reduces webpage download times by 10% to 20% if the sites use Google’s fast Web protocol.

Support for Google’s SPDY has been added to Strangeloop’s Site Optimizer appliances as well as its Web acceleration service, making download times even faster than they are with Site Optimizer alone. – Strangeloop President Joshua Bixby.

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