In a patent application filed in November 2007 and released today, Apple reveals that it is researching methods for providing customized audio control for Internet browser content. The research is targeting the inability for a single system volume setting to address multiple simultaneous audio-generating applications, a common inconvenience for computer users. For example, a user may have audio content playing in the background through iTunes and may wish to mute only browser-based audio content coming from websites.
Earlier this month developers were looking for a few testers which would be able to play with Skyfire Alpha on Blackberry.
TBGR has posted a couple of leaked Skyfire for BlackBerry screenshots for you to check.
As the post reports: Our ninja described the very early alpha software as “already being the best BlackBerry browser ever.”
Google Code Blog writes:
Most content on the web today is in 2D, but a lot of information is more fun and useful in 3D. Projects like Google Earth and SketchUp demonstrate our passion and commitment to enabling users to create and interact with 3D content. We’d like to see the web offering the same type of 3D experiences that can be found on the desktop. That’s why, a few weeks ago, we announced our plans to contribute our technology and web development expertise to the discussions about 3D for the web within Khronos and the broader developer community.
O3D Beach Demo Continue Reading
Firefox team has released an update to its Firefox 3 series. The following release fixes 9 security vulnerabilities as well as couple of bugs which include several stability fixes.
For a complete list of changes, feel free to check what’s new section in the following page.
Download Firefox 3.0.9
- Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for April 2009
- Best Internet Explorer Add-Ons
- Firefox Update May Not Support Older Windows
- Nine more Firefox add-ons to try
- Best Firefox Add-Ons
- iPhone 3.0 details leaked about Mobile Safari, battery status
- Drag Tabs from Google Chrome to Firefox
- Chrome update offers tab micromanagement options
- Google Chooses Zooppa to Advertise Google Chrome
- Exclusive Interview: Google Chrome’s Chromium Core Explored : Introduction
- Nintendo DSi’s camera wows, but browser disappoints
- Cooliris Version 1.10 Now Available
Now this is something useful. If you were ever confused/overwhelmed with all the modifications made using Firebug then worry no more.
A new extension called Firediff (requires Firebug 1.4) tracks all the changes made by firebug and the application itself to CSS and DOM.
The latest Firediff release can be downloaded here.
Webkit Blog writes:
WWDC is upon us, and we hope to see you all there! Our party is open to anyone who is interested, free of charge. So if you will be in town or you are already in town, come and meet some cool web developers, WebKit hackers, browser developers, and lots of folks with an interest in cool technology.
ComputerWeekly reports that European Committee for Interoperable Systems (ECIS) group has joined EU and MS case (as complainant).
ECIS group includes large and small companies, such as:
Adobe Systems, Corel Corporation, IBM, Linspire, Nokia, Opera Software, Oracle Corporation, RealNetworks, Red Hat, and Sun Microsystems
Still no sign of Apple which is developing Safari web browser.
As previously reported, other participants are Google and Mozilla.