Browsers: BlackBerry 10 vs. Windows Phone 8 (HTC 8X) vs. iPhone 5

By | December 20, 2012 | 4 Comments

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.
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Internet Explorer 10 For Windows Phone 8 Updated

By | December 20, 2012 | 5 Comments

Internet Explorer 10 For Windows Phone 8 UpdatedNothing 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.

Opera 12.12 (32 & 64 Bit) Released

By | December 19, 2012 | 3 Comments

Opera 12.12 (32 & 64 Bit) ReleasedHey, 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.
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HTML5 And Canvas 2D Specs Finalized

By | December 18, 2012 | 5 Comments

HTML5 And Canvas 2D Specs FinalizedChristmas arrives early.

Now here is something to get done before the end of this year. According to the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C), they have just finalized and published the specifications for Canvas 2D and HTML5. While that does not make them W3C standards just yet, there won’t be any more additions meaning that such specs are now feature complete so developers know exactly what to except and avoid the headaches in the future.

However, you will have to wait till the year 2014 because that’s when W3C plans to finalize the HTML5 standard.

Infographic: Mozilla In 2012

By | December 17, 2012 | 3 Comments

Infographic: Mozilla In 2012What better way to end the year than to remember and remind you about the company’s progress in 2012.

This is exactly what Mozilla did and when you combine everything together, it does look impressive. For example: did you know that Firefox got over 100 new features in less than 12 months? How about close to 20,000 enhancements?

Well, you are about to.
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Download Google Chrome 23 For Iphone and Ipad

By | December 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Download Google Chrome 23 For Iphone and IpadWith audio fixes.

While the majority of news this week were mostly about Firefox and Mozilla, it’s time to end that with the news from Google Chrome.

Turns out, the search giant has just release an update for the iOS platform, which fixes one of the widely reported announces: inability to play audio files when web browser is minimized. Well, things are about to change as the latest build does just that: allows you to play audio while running in the background.
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Mozilla Developing A New Rendering Engine

By | December 13, 2012 | 17 Comments

Mozilla Developing A New Rendering EngineAimed at the multi core machines.

Year after year we keep hearing about the new ways and techniques to enhance the overall browser performance. However, while such tweaks are always welcome, the majority of them fall in the line of evolutionary rather than revolutionary changes.

Well, things are about to change as Mozilla has started the development of its new rendering engine called “Servo”.
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Firefox 18 Says Goodbye To The Animated Themes

By | December 12, 2012 | 10 Comments

Firefox 18 Says Goodbye To The Animated ThemesFor better or worse, the upcoming Firefox 18 release will no longer support distracting themes.

As of now, the current theme implementation requires loading massive images (300 x 200px for headers and 3000 x 100px for footers), resulting in slower startup times. Not only that but when you start animating data, things get even worse. Therefore, Mozilla has come up with a solution: disable animated themes and crop images during startup that match the screen resolution.
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Download Maxthon Cloud Browser 4.0

By | December 11, 2012 | 7 Comments

Download Maxthon Cloud Browser 4.0Maxthon reimagined.

Now here is something to get you excited, a major browser release from something other than Microsoft or Google. As the name implies, the following build is all about the cloud. In fact, that’s where the majority of new features come from.

In addition to a much needed user interface redesign (although it still needs some work) and a new logo, Maxthon 4 focuses on three new things:
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Download Firefox 19 Nightly With Australis UI

By | December 10, 2012 | 15 Comments

Download Firefox 19 Nightly With Australis UINot yet ready for the Windows 8.

Some time ago, we were promised that a final version of Firefox 19 will include a new user interface codenamed “Australis”. However, since the very first Firefox 19 builds used the now outdated UI, some users began to worry.

Well, worry no more as the first batch of nightly Firefox builds with the new user interface is here.
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