Google Plans To Ditch WebKit, Announces Blink

By | April 4, 2013 | 9 Comments

Google Plans To Ditch WebKit, Announces BlinkNo more vendor prefixes.

Now here is something that you won’t see very often. Yesterday, Google has announced its plans to “ditch” WebKit and develop their own rendering engine called Blink. Now, before developers get a heart attack, it should be noted that Blink (when it comes to standards) is pretty much a rebranded version of WebKit, at least for now.

So why do it at all? As explained by Adam Barth, the software engineer at Google, it’s all about reducing the complexity and simplifying your overall code base. In fact, it’s estimated that right off the bat they will be able to remove over 7,000 files with a total of 4.5 million lines in code, which says a lot.

Where all these complexities come from? According to Adam, “Chromium uses a different multi-process architecture than other WebKit-based browsers, and supporting multiple architectures over the years has led to increasing complexity for both the WebKit and Chromium projects.”
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March, 2013 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer – Up; Android Browser, Opera Mini – Down

By | April 3, 2013 | 3 Comments


It’s April already and you know the drill, it’s time to dive into the latest market share numbers from HitsLink.
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SPDY Coming To Internet Explorer 11 & Windows Blue

By | April 2, 2013 | 3 Comments

SPDY Coming To Internet Explorer 11 & Windows BlueFollows everyone else.

What could top the upcoming WebGL support? How about SPDY? Thanks to Rafael Rivera, we have learned that Microsoft is actively working on implementing an open networking protocol that was developed by the Google itself.

The good news? Not only will IE11 support it but it seems that the software giant is integrating SPDY to the Windows Blue itself, which means that all store apps can utilize it (and reap performance rewards) from the get go.
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Interview With Alexey Alyarov, WebRTC Advisory Board Member & Zingaya’s CEO

By | April 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Interview With Alexey Alyarov, WebRTC Advisory Board Member & Zingaya’s CEO

Last week, we asked to submit your questions to Alexey Alyarov, the CEO of Zingaya and one of the WebRTC advisory board members.

Well, you asked, he delivered. Enjoy.
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Immersive Internet Explorer 11 Includes Download List

By | April 1, 2013 | 1 Comment

Immersive Internet Explorer 11 Includes Download ListDo Not Track arrives as well.

Is it Metro? Modern? Immersive? No one knows yet but the fact is: IE10 Metro is pretty awful and has little to no functionality, just like the earlier Skype builds.

Now, according to WinBeta, IE11 will be at least partially usable as it includes a download list, which can be accessed by clicking on a wrench icon (see screenshot below).
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Internet Explorer 11 Features WebGL References & More

By | March 29, 2013 | 9 Comments

Internet Explorer 11 Features WebGL References & MoreA sign of what’s to come for both Windows 8.5 and Windows Phone 8.5.

Now here is a piece of good news to kick-start your weekend. According to the recent discovery by François Remy, who has Windows Blue installed on his machine, Internet Explorer 11 might support WebGL after all.

Now, before you get too excited, keep in mind that WebGL does not yet work, however, the interfaces are already defined, which implies that Microsoft at least put some effort into it. Whether or not they have abandoned the idea, we will have to wait and see.
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Internet Explorer 11 To Support Swiping

By | March 29, 2013 | 3 Comments

Internet Explorer 11 To Support Swiping

From Immersive to Desktop.

As more and more people get their hands on the recently leaked build of Windows 8 (codenamed Blue), Rafael Rivera from WithinWindows has discovered a neat hidden feature, which brings IE10 Immersive (aka Metro) swipe gesture to IE11 Desktop.
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Download Google Chrome 26 Final

By | March 28, 2013 | 2 Comments

Download Google Chrome 26 FinalBrings spell check improvements.

Just when you thought that spell check couldn’t get any better, it just did. Thanks to the recent Google Chrome update, the search giant not only added additional languages and improved dictionaries but also brought one important change: dictionary synchronization. No more will you have to re-add internet lingos and product names whenever you use Chrome on a new PC, the life is now headache free.

In addition to that, the “Ask Google for suggestions” feature now supports grammar checking, proper nouns, homonyms and more.
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Unreal Engine 3 Coming To The Web

By | March 28, 2013 | 4 Comments

Promotion comes as a 360p video.

Who knew that one day you would play amazing games directly from your browser? Thanks to Mozilla and their recent JavaScript optimizations, the open source organization is teaming up with Epic Games to bring Unreal Engine 3 titles to the web; no plugins required.
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Rumor: Opera 14 Desktop Coming Next Month

By | March 27, 2013 | 20 Comments

Rumor: Opera 14 Desktop Coming Next MonthNo version 13.

Now here is something that should be taken with a huge amounts of salt, in fact, so much salt that you can get kidney stones.

Recently, we have received an anonymous tip that the very first public build of Opera 14 (with WebKit rendering engine) will be revealed next month, April that is.

On a side note, it looks like at least one of the Opera employees is already playing with the latest build as he recently tweeted:
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