After the recent announcement, guys at the Silicon Valley have released the very first build of the Google Chrome Metro web browser.
As you might guess, it was designed for the upcoming Windows 8 OS, which should shake up the tablet market.
Overall, Google Chrome looks bland, does not follow any Metro design guidelines and borrows its UI from the desktop version rather than the Firefox or IE Metro implementations.
Just after enabling the “Do Not Track” attribute by default on IE10, guys at W3C have updated their DNT specifications as they now require web browsers to have this feature disabled during initial software launch.
Here is what they have to say:
Today we reaffirmed the group consensus that a user agent MUST NOT set a default of DNT:1 or DNT:0, unless the act of selecting that user agent is itself a choice that expresses the user’s preference for privacy. In all cases, a DNT signal MUST be an expression of a user’s preference.
After reaching the 50% market share mark, Internet Explorer reverted some of its gains and is back to 49.87%, 0.13 point decrease.
Only few more points remain as Google Chrome slowly climbs towards the 20% mark, up from 17.41% to 18.05%, 0.64 point increase.
Well, there is not much to say here, really, other than the fact that Google has published the very first screenshot of its Google Chrome Metro web browser and boy does it look bland.
According to Google, they started working on a Metro browser since March and the very first build (coming soon) will support some of the Windows 8 features, such as: charms and snap view.
Meet the Internet Explorer.
As previously reported, Microsoft has given us a small sneak peak at the upcoming Xbox web browser, which not only utilizes Kinect, but also a new technology called SmartGlass.
So what is SmartGlass? A nightmare for the WiiU and a game changer for the software giant.
Says they do things differently.
We hope you got used to the Mozilla’s fat release cycles already as the open source organization has just published the final version of the Firefox 13.
If you think that it’s another minor release, don’t be fooled as FF 13 does include a couple of great features worth mentioning.
Something from the past.
Back in 2011, Jon S. von Tetzchner, the founder of Opera Software has left the company. Although not a lot of details were revealed, Jon stated that he, the Board and Management no longer shared the same values.
Advertising agencies moan.
In an effort to protect its users and their privacy, the upcoming Internet Explorer 10 will be the very first web browser to have a “Do Not Track” feature enabled by default. Although it’s certainly a very welcome change, some of the advertising agencies have already expressed their dissatisfaction on this matter.
Here is what Digital Advertising Alliance had to say:
Whether you are a professional web developer looking for inspiration or just a curious individual, here is something for your weekend:
A collection of some of the best WebGL experiments out there, ranging from cool particle tricks to water physics simulation.
So, grab your popcorn and enjoy the show.