The first public beta build for Android.
It looks like Google has decided to turbo charge the competition as they just announced the availability of the very first Google Chrome Beta build for Android.
This isn’t just a minor release though, especially since previous build was based on the Google Chrome 18. That’s a pretty significant bump. As far as features go, Google Chrome 25 Beta for Android includes major performance improvements (think 25-30% increase), new HTML5 features (such as CSS Filters) and as you can expect from all Beta builds, some bugs that are yet to be ironed out (see list here).
Devices SDK as well.
To kick off the CES 2013, Opera Software has revealed a new TV app store and framework, allowing users to enjoy a great new selection of HTML5 apps. In an effort to integrate web with TV, Opera has also included a new side by side feature, which enables you to use apps in the context of what you are watching.
What else is new? In addition to the eliminated animations for themes, Firefox 18 also includes tab switchin performance improvements, a support for Retina Display on OS X 10.7, initial support for WebRTC and a new HTML scaling algorithm, which is set to improve the overall image quality.
With all kinds of news flooding the channels, thanks to the CES 2013, TheVerge had a chance to play with a demo unit running what presumably is the latest build of the Firefox OS.
As far as hardware goes, it’s a low end phone with ARMv6 CPU and 256MB of RAM. Interestingly enough, it looks like FF OS will be restricted to the single core 800MHz processors at launch.
And here is the video:
Just the tip.
If you find yourself stuck with tons of open tabs but don’t really want to check them one by one, here is a simple extension, which allows you to mark the important sites and close everything else.
That’s pretty much it, really. One the add-on is installed, you can start tagging them with a simple click or a keyboard shortcut.
If you like missing out feature(s).
Up until Firefox 19, users were able to stop GIF animations from loading (and looping) with a simple tap of the Esc button.
December, 2012 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera – Up; Firefox, Safari – Down
When you look back, in 2011 a lot of people thought that Internet Explorer was pretty much doomed and that Google Chrome and Firefox will dominate the desktop space for an indefinite amount of time. Well, look how things have change… or did they?
Ever wanted to know what happened to web browsers before (and after) the world has come to an end? Well, now you can, we have the technology.
Free of charge.
If you had a PC in the 90s, there is a high probability that hearing someone say “Westwood Studios” will send shivers down your spine. Unfortunately, all good things come to an end. The studios were later bought out by the EA Games, a lot of people left to join Petroglyph Games, Command & Conquer franchise was turned into a joke and your childhood memories were pushed down the drain.
With disabled silent extensions.
After abusing the silent extensions feature for some time now, the 3rd parties are about to get smacked.
According to Peter Ludwig, the Product Manager of Google Chrome, the recently released version of Google Chrome (25) will disable the silent extension installation feature. Not only that but the add-ons that were previously installed using this method will be automatically disabled as well. However, it will be done in a respectful manner thanks to a one time prompt, which will offer an option to re-enable some or all of the installed extensions.