Download Maxthon 3.1.8.1000

By | September 22, 2011 | 8 Comments

Download Maxthon 3.1.8.1000The newest version of Maxthon has been released! Find below some of the new features and improvements that come with this update:

  • Maxthon Option syncing.
  • Smart Address Bar syncing.
  • Lock Tab.
  • New style of Last Session, History, Favorites Manager pages.
  • Optimized the memory usage in Ultra Mode.
  • Updated flash player to Version 10.3.183.7 in Ultra Mode.
  • Thunder Downloader supported adding tasks in bulk.
  • Improved the page compatibility of Webkit Core.
  • Syncing of AdHunter Blocking Rules was enabled by default.

Maxthon 3.1.8.1000 can be downloaded here. The changelog can be found here.

These Maxthon folk sure are speedy with their releases!

Mozilla Rejects Faster Firefox Release Schedule

By | September 22, 2011 | 10 Comments

Mozilla Rejects Faster Firefox Release ScheduleA pitch to accelerate Firefox’s rapid release schedule even further i.e. shipping a new version every five weeks, was rejected by Mozilla. The proposal, made by Mozilla engineering manager Josh Aas last week, would have cut weeks from the current scheme.

Moving to a five week cycle would mean a fix going into mozilla central would get to users three weeks faster. That’s a big deal. It’s an upgrade in responsiveness that we can’t afford to pass on if we can pull it off. - Josh Aas, Mozilla engineering manager, on the mozilla.dev.planning forum

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Hate New Facebook Features And Layout?

By | September 22, 2011 | 8 Comments

Hate New Facebook Features And Layout?

There is a solution for you. Try Google Chrome… Wait, what?

Acid3 Test Updated

By | September 21, 2011 | 22 Comments

ACID3 Test Updated

Makes life easier for the browser programmers.

Earlier this week, Ian Hickson, author of the Acid3 test has informed community about the update. According to the source, specific implementation checks of features have been disabled as they are likely to be heavily modified in the future or completely removed.

As a result, Firefox 6 and Internet Explorer 9 web browsers now achieves a perfect 100/100 score.

[Thanks, Blake, RamaSubbu SK]

Web Sockets: We Are The First (Hilarious Video)

By | September 21, 2011 | 2 Comments

[Thanks, Rafael Luik]

Mozilla’s Co-founder Leaves The Company

By | September 20, 2011 | 25 Comments

Mozilla's Co-founder Leaves The CompanyMike Shaver, the founding member of Mozilla in 1998, has decided to leave everyone’s beloved organization.

While it comes as a surprise, it’s nothing new to Mozilla. Earlier this year, Mike Beltzner, the director of Firefox has departed from the company as well, followed by John Resig, a JavaScript evangelist, who left Mozilla just few months ago.

As far as the future holds, Mike has not yet though about that, as he wrote: “I haven’t yet decided what’s next, though I have some exciting opportunities to explore. I am still truly, madly, deeply in love with Mozilla and the web it is building, and grateful for the opportunities that it’s created for me,”

Opera Buys Handster

By | September 19, 2011 | 2 Comments

Opera Buys HandsterToday, Opera Software has announced the acquisition of Handster, an independent Android content library, which also offers developer tools, services to mobile operators as well as device manufacturers and other app stores.

According to the press release, Handster supports a variety of platforms, including: Google Android, Java, Symbian, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, netbook, tablet applications and has customers from such device manufacturers as MTS, Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei and LG.
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Weekly Browsers Recap, September 19th

By | September 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, September 19th

Build Windows 2011 Video (Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10)

By | September 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

A demo of Microsoft’s Windows 8 and the new Internet Explorer 10 using Metro UI.

Steve Ballmer: Build Windows 2011 Conference (Video)

By | September 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Developers, developers, developers.