Follows 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.
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.
Do 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.
A 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.
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.
Brings 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.
Promotion comes as a 360p video.
No 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.
With OdinMonkey (see benchmarks below).
Good news for all the Firefox enthusiasts out there, Mozilla has just released the very first alpha build of Firefox 22, which includes OdinMonkey module.
Will utilize Firefox tag instead.
Now here is a set of good news for everyone but the user agent sniffers. Thanks to the recently leaked build of Windows Blue, it was revealed that Internet Explorer 11 will replace its “MSIE” user agent string with “IE”, instantly disabling all the CSS hacks that target Microsoft’s web browser.
Not only that but Internet Explorer 11 will also include “Like Gecko” command, instructing web sites to send it the same code version as it would to Firefox.