Good news for consumers and bad for Android developers.
If you’ve been annoyed by a boatload of ads on your applications and a possible battery drain, then your life is about to get easier. Thanks to the recently released Adblock Plus application for Android, it will block both web site and in-app ads.
The best part? Adblock Plus is free and requires no rooting.
According to Mozilla’s Dave Mandelin, E4X is deprecated and “will be disabled by default for content in Firefox 16, disabled by default for chrome in Firefox 17, and removed in Firefox 18”.
As an alternative, Mozilla suggests using DOMParser / DOMSerializer or a non-native JXON algorithm instead.
And few other features.
As the never ending release cycle continues, Mozilla has released a new beta version of its Firefox web browser for Android.
Thanks to a list of bad sites provided by Google, the following build will now warn users about the potentially harmful websites. In addition to that, you will get search suggestions (over a secure HTTPS connection) when typing.
No surprises here.
Despite the uproar from various ad agencies and such, it looks like when it came to rethinking its decision to enable the “Do Not Track” header by default, Microsoft did not flinch for a second.
According to the official Internet Explorer blog post, customers launching IE10 for the first time will be greeted with a welcome page that includes instructions on how to disable the “Do Not Track” signal.
With social integration and more.
Prior to dropping the 64 bit support, Mozilla has also released the final build of the Firefox 17 web browser.
Focusing on the social aspect, the following build includes a revised Social API and support for Facebook Messenger (see screenshot below). In addition to that, Firefox 17 now has a click to play blocklist, which will protect unsuspecting consumers from running the vulnerable plugin version.
OS X and Linux builds development to continue.
If you’ve been anxiously waiting for the official 64 bit Firefox release for Windows then grab some pills as Mozilla has just announced the plans to halt its development.
Why would they do that? According to Mozilla’s Benjamin Smedberg, they got things to do. As stated in the mozilla.dev.planning discussion board, crashes submitted by those using the 64 bit version of Firefox are treated as a second class citizens and are not actually tagged as a high priority reports. Why? Well, as he says, “because we are working on other things.”.
With Microsoft publishing a developer preview version of Windows 8 back in 2011, it’s time to find out, which (if any) of the web browser companies actually did their homework and optimized the software for the latest OS.
Internet Explorer 10
Google Chrome 23
Now here is something for the developers.
During Microsoft’s BUILD 2012 conference, Jatinder Mann the Program Manager for Internet Explorer, has shared an impressive amount of tips and tricks to speed up your applications and web sites.
The video below will tell you how to:
If you can find a working mirror.
What’s better than Opera 12.10? Opera 12.11, of course.
Focusing on stability and security improvements, the following build improves the overall Gmail experience, patches SPDY support and fixes a total of two security related vulnerabilities.
That’s pretty much it.
For Windows Phone, Android and iOS (limited functionality).
Now here is something interesting to kickstart your day. In Russia, a country where Opera is especially loved, Norwegian company is launching an unlimited music service.
Priced at 150 rubles per month ($4.75), Windows Phone and Android users will be able to stream and download music from a selection of over 2 million tracks (Russian and non-Russian) while the iPhone and iPad users will be limited to streaming service only. Why? Limited iOS functionality and restrictions are blamed.