Everyone loves holidays.
If you’ve marked January 21, 2014 on your calendar as a day for the next Firefox release then you’ll have some adjustments to make. Thanks to Christmas, New Year and all that jazz, Mozilla has decided to give their employees almost two weeks off.
As a result, the next Firefox release has been pushed by two weeks, which means that the new date is: February 4, 2014.
As soon as June 2014.
In a world where the majority of toolbars are pretty useless, Google has announced a policy change for its Chrome Web Store, which marks the end of such junk.
According to Google, “toolbars that provide a broad array of functionality or entry points into services are better delivered as separate extensions, so that users can select the services they want.”, and while such policy change won’t be enforced for current extensions until June 2014, the search giant will no longer approve new toolbar submissions, as simple as that.
Meet Web Beta.
The $35 PC that could has just got even better. According to Raspberry Pi blog, they’ve been working together with guys from Collabora to bring you a web browser that is optimized for the Pi.
Not only does it offer a good multi tab experience but also supports accelerated image and HTML5 video decoding.
As notified just few days ago, UCweb has released now released the final version of UC Browser 3.3, which brings a couple of new features.
First in the list is ability to pin not only your favorite web sites but also UC Browser sections (such as downloads) right on your home screen.
Before the slow holiday season begins, it looks like Maxthon team has been working on something neat for the Windows Phone users and it’s supposed to come out really soon.
So what exactly are we talking about?
- Tab Recovery: With just one click of a button, easily access and restore the last page visited
- Progress Bar: Conveniently monitor Maxthon’s impressively fast page load speeds
- Smooth Scrolling: Scroll through pages with ease for natural transitions
- Customizable UI Color: Choose a customized UI color for more personalization
- Optimized Memory Usage: The best for Windows Phone web browsers. Use multiple tabs at once without being impacted by slower speeds or the fear of crashing
If you live in the US, have an Android phone and want to save more data then you are up for a new and pretty awesome app by Opera called Opera Max.
What is Opera Max?
Think of it as Opera Turbo (data compression service) v2, which now not only compresses browser but also any other data requests that are sent throughout your phone. Still doesn’t make any sense? Just take a look at the picture and everything should become pretty clear:
Who needs encryption anyway?
If you’re still using Safari 6.0.5 on Mac OSX 10.8.5 or 10.7.5, then it’s a good time to ditch it.
According to the recent discovery by Kaspersky Labs, there is a serious issue with the way Safari handles last session data. Basically, to gain access to your passwords and IDs, all you have to do is open LastSession.plist file and that’s it.
If you’ve ever used Android and then switched to iPhone or Windows Phone, then droid’s touch responsiveness and scrolling performance is not something you will ever miss or dream about experiencing again.
Now, it looks like Google has managed to pull something neat out of its magic hat as the latest beta version of Google Chrome for Android offers significant responsiveness improvements. According to the latest report, a 300ms delay that takes place every time someone taps a portion of the screen has been since removed, which was demonstrated in the video below.
With much improved security.
The world breathes easier as Mozilla has recently pushed Firefox 26 to the stable channel and it includes one important change: Java plugins are now disabled by default, yay! And speaking about security, Firefox’s password manager now also supports script generated password fields.
As far as other important changes go, there aren’t many. So here’s a complete Firefox 26 Final Changelog:
Basic and useless.
Despite the fact that main Firefox competitors (Internet Explorer 8 and Google Chrome) have implemented multi-process strategies long time ago, it looks like Mozilla was unable to figure out a right way to do so, or the priorities were not set right.
Now, according to the recent post by Mozilla’s Bill McCloskey, they have reached a point where users can try the very first Firefox Nightly multi process build. However, it’s so basic right now (one process for browser window and one process for all the tabs (instead of one per tab)) that it’s pretty sad, considering the fact that it’s been 4 years since Mozilla announced Electrolysis project.