Back in early days, Firefox used to have a simple DOM Inspector, which was later removed in Firefox 3 and made available as add-on.
Well, for the upcoming Firefox 4 release, Mozilla is planning to bring such tool back and make it a part of web browser again.
While Web Inspector is not intended to replace Firebug, it can be used for basic tasks, such as: elements identification or site structure overview.
Earlier 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.
If UberGizmo rumor is true, Canonical, a company behind Ubuntu is planning to ditch Firefox web browser in favor of Google Chrome (or Chromium).
In fact, Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10 should be the very first version to do that.
How this version differs from the desktop release? It has a new interface, designed for restricted size machines that features a single menu bar design (more about it here).
It’s still unclear, whether same changes are planned for desktop version or not.
Last week, rumors were floating around about the upcoming Acer announcement at Computex regarding Chrome OS device.
Unfortunately, company has issued a press release stating that company has no “short-term plans for such a product”.
However, such device is still plausible in the future, as Acer said: “Acer believes that Google Chrome OS is without doubt an exciting product announcement and deserves it’s full attention as well as an in-depth study of its potential from a consumers perspective.”
- Internet Explorer History Monitor
- Install Firefox add-on without restarting, now in nightly builds
- Mozilla Plugin Check for All Browsers
- The Book of Mozilla
- Use Google Chrome to Drag Images into e-mails
- Verizon’s Tablet Bet Is on Google Chrome
- Why the Opera web browser is anti-Flash
- Opera’s Secrets Unlocked: 16 Tips and Tricks
- Apple Safari Browser Hit By Zero-day Vulnerability
- Is Your Browser HTML5 and CSS3 Ready?
- Android Browser Roundup
Thanks to Android, Ichann, Nox and Tiago Sá for links.
Here we go again. The sixth version of Google Chrome, labeled 6.0.401.1, has been just released and can be found at dev channel.
Just like with some previous “major” releases, it has neither significant improvements nor any under the hood changes.
- Don’t prepend scheme on copying an incomplete hostname. (Issue 43585)
- Much better display/eliding of RTL and mixed-direction strings in the omnibox dropdown. (Issue 41716)
Yet another campaign is floating around the web, and this time it’s from Microsoft Australia. Company has launched a new anti-IE6 site that urges users to upgrade their web browser.
“You wouldn’t drink 9 year old milk, so why use a 9-year-old web browser?”, it says.
In addition, page displays Internet Explorer 8 NSS Labs results (which might look shady to some of the internauts): “Internet Explorer 8 caught socially engineered malware 85% of the time compared to Firefox 3′s 29%, Safari 4′s 29% and Chrome’s 17%1.”
It appears that Acer is planning to launch Chrome OS devices at the Computex Taipei show, which is set to take place from June 1st to June 5th.
As Chrome OS was originally designed for Netbooks, we expect a Netbook of some kind. Although Google said many times that OS can run fine on other devices with ARM processors, such as Smartbooks, Tablets, etc.
Currently, Chrome OS is scheduled for 2010 Q2 launch which pairs fine with the upcoming Acer announcement.
It’s been barely two years since John Lilly became a CEO of Mozilla Corporation, and as it appears, he won’t be staying in this position any longer.
Mitchell Baker, the former CEO of Mozilla Corp has published the following announcement:
“Sometime this year John will step down from his role as CEO at Mozilla to join the venture firm Greylock Partners, returning to his original plan of investing. John will remain on the Board of the Mozilla Corporation. And he will also remain at Mozilla during the transition. The timing of this announcement — just as we begin a formal search for a new CEO — is to make this process more open than is generally the case and is a reflection of the uniqueness of Mozilla as a public benefit organization dedicated to openness and participation in Internet life.”
John Lilly has wrote a post about his decision as well.
Today Opera Software has released a preview build of Opera Mobile 10 for Nokia N900 and N800/N810 devices.
Just like Opera Mini or Opera Mobile for Windows/Symbian platforms, it supports Opera Turbo, bookmarks synch, tabbed browsing, speed dial and many more.