Microsoft to Launch Internet Explorer 8 Ads

By | June 9, 2009 | 1 Comment

PCMag reports that Microsoft is planning to start IE8 marketing campaign as early as this week. Starting with 30 second video ads airing tomorrow, Microsoft will also consider wider broadcasting in case of their positive reviews.

Few shots from ads (no video yet)
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Opera Mini Server Upgrade to 4.10.404

By | June 9, 2009 | 1 Comment

Opera Mini Server Upgrade to 4.10.404Good news for millions of Opera Mini users. Gsenarcl from Opera Mini blog announced that they have upgraded servers to 4.10.404. The best part of this: you don’t have to modify anything in order to enjoy improvements.

Changes

Fixes for font sizes on some sites
Optimization of bitmap fonts on low-memory phones
Faster JavaScript dialogs
Some download fixes
Fixes for lots of “clicking just reloads” problems
Improved the layout of feeds in mobile view
Site-specific fixes

Mozilla to Let Enterprises Build Custom Firefox Browsers

By | June 9, 2009 | 2 Comments

MacWorld.com writes:

Mozilla is readying a program that will allow companies to build their own customized browsers based on the next version of Firefox, which will be out in a few weeks.

The Build Your Own Browser program is a good fit for enterprises that want to create a customized browser that can be easily installed across multiple corporate desktops, said Mike Beltzner, director of Firefox at Mozilla.

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Safari 4 Final Released

By | June 9, 2009 | 5 Comments

Safari 4 Final
Picture Source: cNet

At the WWDC today Apple has announced the final version of Safari 4 web browser for both, Windows and Mac OS X. As I am kind of getting bored with all the lies from them, won’t even comment their latest statement: “world’s fastest and most innovative web browser.” (according to AppleInsider) Good for them, I guess.

Few new features in the final release are:
– Top Sites, offering a visual preview of frequently visited and favorite pages
– Full History Search, to search through titles, web addresses and the complete text of recently viewed pages
– Cover Flow, to easily flip through web history or bookmarks.
– Smart Address Fields for automatically completing web addresses from an easy to read list of suggestions
– Search Fields, to fine tune searches with recommendations from Google Suggest or a list of recent searches
– Full Page Zoom, for a closer look at any website without degrading the quality of the site’s layout and text.

Download

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Google.com to Work on Opera (Soon)

By | June 8, 2009 | 8 Comments

Few Opera 9.6.x users reported a nasty bug in Google.com. If search suggestion feature is enabled, apparently, “enter” button no longer works. The good news is however that a) you can turn this feature off and b) the fix is on its way.

Opera Mobile 9.7 Beta Released

By | June 8, 2009 | 1 Comment

Opera Mobile 9.7
Oh, wow, the waiting is finally over. Opera Mobile 9.7 Beta has been just released by Opera Software and can be downloaded here.

There are many great new features in this baby, for instance: Opera Turbo which needs no introduction, long promised Widgets, tweaked user interface, Dragonfly (yep), full AJAX support and so much more.

For a complete list, feel free to check “Opera Mobile 9.7 beta” page.

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New Firefox Video Ad

By | June 7, 2009 | 2 Comments

One more fan made Firefox ad, using stop-motion animation. Straight from Japan and kind of creative.

Via Digital Inspiration and Mozilla Links.

Firefox 3.5 RC Gets Delayed

By | June 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

It seems that developers are having a hard time with Firefox 3.5 release. With more than few Beta delays already, it was announced that the 1st release candidate (RC) is also going to be delayed. As there are still 10 blockers left to fix, we are not going to see release unlit next week.

Google Releases Chrome for Mac OS X and Linux

By | June 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

Google Releases Chrome for Mac OS X and LinuxMonths after development, Google has finally released the very first builds of Chrome for both, Linux and Mac OS X. As it’s available in dev channel, product managers have warned users not to download any of those builds, unless you are a developer or just like to use incomplete and crashing software.

Download Chrome for:
Mac OS X
Linux

How to Increase Your Site Performance (Speed It Up)

By | June 5, 2009 | 3 Comments

This is some awesome stuff for web developers/site owners. Google today has released a Firefox add-on (requires Firebug) which analyzes your site and gives you ideas on how to optimize it for the fastest browsing experience possible and save some bandwidth.

How to Increase Your Site Performance (Speed It Up)

Getting started

Download Page Speed.
Run Page Speed against your web pages.
Read about the Page Speed performance best practices.

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