Forget Google Chrome! Hello, Baidu Web Browser

By | March 9, 2011 | 8 Comments

Forget Google Chrome! Hello, Baidu Web BrowserMicrosoft has it, Google has it so why shouldn’t Baidu build one too?

To strengthen its business, Baidu, China’s most popular search engine is already working on its own web browser (codenamed FlyFlow) and as it turns out, testing phase has already begun.

Not much is known yet, although it was revealed that FlyFlow will have its own application platform and considering Baidu popularity, we might even see IE6 glory days over.

Rendering engine remains unknown as well. However, users should expect to see the public Beta of this web browser in the very near future.

Thanks, Andrew!

Source: QQ.com

Google Chrome 10 Arrives!

By | March 9, 2011 | 3 Comments

Google today released the newest iteration of the Chrome web browser, namely Google Chrome 10. This update brings along the aforementioned features, these include: a faster Javascript performance, password synchronization, and a search function when looking for a certain setting. A video on the latter can be seen above.
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URL Hunter

By | March 9, 2011 | 1 Comment

URL Hunter

Your video card can’t handle video games on a big display? No worries! Here is a game where the URL bar is an actual screen.

Wait, what!

You are almighty letter O and have to kill as many a’s as possible. Use left and right arrow keys to control your character and space bar to kill.

Play.

64 Bit Google Chrome (x86-64)

By | March 8, 2011 | 5 Comments

64 Bit Google Chrome (x86-64)

It looks like the 64 bit version of Google Chrome web browser might be coming in the near future as AreWeFastYet.com now lists both OS versions:
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Users Advised to Update Graphics Drivers for Firefox 4

By | March 8, 2011 | 5 Comments

Firefox 4According to Mozilla, users will need to make sure that their graphics cards’ drivers are up to date if they wish to utilize hardware acceleration present in Firefox 4.

Benoit Jacob of Mozilla’s platform engineering team explained

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Convert Flash to HTML5

By | March 8, 2011 | 4 Comments

Convert Flash to HTML5Adobe has released an experimental technology codenamed Wallaby which is designed to convert Flash (FLA) to HTML files.

Although not all features are yet supported, it’s a welcomed step forward.

Wallaby is free to use, so if you want to give it a try, here is a download link.

Weekly Questions Recap, March 7th

By | March 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Questions Recap, March 7th
Don’t forget that you can receive points for asking/answering questions and redeem them for cool prizes.

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Nintendo Ditches Opera

By | March 7, 2011 | 16 Comments

Nintendo Ditches OperaIt looks like Nintendo has decided to change the gears as its latest handheld console called Nintendo 3DS will no longer feature the Opera web browser that was previously announced for DS, DSi and Wii devices.

Instead, it will rely on NetFront which is also used by Sony’s PSP devices.

Access NetFront features high speed JavaScript engine, visual bookmarks, different rendering modes and even offers partial HTML5 support.

Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, March 7th

By | March 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, March 7th

FavBrowser.com

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Opera 11.10 to Include Password Synchronization

By | March 6, 2011 | 8 Comments

Opera 11.10 to Include Password SynchronizationOur reader Mark has noticed an interesting piece of code in the latest Opera snapshot.

opera:config#OperaSync|SyncPasswordManager

Although password manager synchronization is yet to be announced, it does not stop us from doing that now.

On the side note, recent Opera 11.10 builds also include: new internal pages styling, speed dial animation and zoom and more.