This is Penguin Mark.
As if we haven’t seen enough holiday themed web sites and haven’t heard enough Christmas songs, Microsoft has decided to combine all of these into a web browser benchmark.
According to the IE Team, this test utilizes “hardware-accelerated HTML5 capabilities like canvas, CSS3 animations and transitions, audio, WOFF, power and performance APIs, and more.”
Recently, Mozilla has published a list of the top 12 Firefox extensions of 2012. Unlike the majority of such recommendations, the following post actually includes a couple of new and less known extensions. Mostly because it’s one add-on per month rather than the top 12 extensions by downloads. So, grab that mouse of yours and start clicking.
Here is a list of the more useful ones:
If you are addicted to both Opera and Instagram then here is something to distract you even more: a Speed Dial extension, which displays photos from your album.
Sounds interesting? Then head over to the following page and download the “Speedie-gram” add-on.
This is it! As we are nearing the end of this year, we’d like to wish you a very happy Holidays and amazing upcoming year. Thank you for your support, tips, suggestions, comments, everything. Sometimes I wonder if anyone is actually reading these kinds of posts. Oh well, Happy Holidays!
Due to the ignorance, stupidity or both, Mozilla has decided to abandon the 64 bit version of Firefox for Windows and focus on 32 it builds. Now, it looks like they have changed their tune as Win64 nightly channel will not be completely abandoned.
On a downside, since win64 and win32 builds are not separated, Mozilla has decided to sit back and do nothing (as in “disable crash reports for the x86-64 builds”) instead of solving the underlying issue, at least for now.
With a new tab page.
It looks like Google continues to aggressively promote its services. Starting with Google Chrome 25 Dev, users will have an opportunity to see the upcoming tag page, which puts Google search right at your face. While disabled by default, it can be turned on by typing chrome://flags in the address bar and enabling “Enable Instant extended API”.
So what exactly does it do?
With both platforms fighting for the third position in the mobile operating system wars, guys from the GadgetMasters made a brief comparison of Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry 10 web browsers.
If you don’t feel like watching the video, BB10 won in pretty much everything, including the HTML5 test as it scored 485 points compared to Internet Explorer’s 320.
Nothing too exciting.
With releasing the very first update for its WP8 platform (Build 8.0.10211.204), Microsoft has also included a couple of minor new features for the IE10.
First in the list is an ability to delete specific sites from your web browsing history. Lastly, Internet Explorer 10 users can now prevent pictures from downloading automatically, which will surely help them to squeeze more days out of their data plan.
If you are curious to learn about other changes, see the following post.
Hey, the year is not over yet as here comes what will probably be the last stable Opera 12 update in 2012.
Bringing the usual stability and performance improvements, the following build also includes a total of 3 security fixes, including a patch for the malformed GIFs.
As far as other tweaks go, there is nothing else worth mentioning.