Opus, a low-delay audio codec optimized for both voice and general-purpose audio, has been approved by the IETF. Originally developed by Xiph, Opus is a merger of Skype’s SILK’s and Xiph’s CELT codecs.
Xiph, which was originally made Opus/CELT for the low-latency audio, has become competitive in the general purpose audio codecs area.
Chrome Build 21.0.1180.15.
Here comes another build from the search giant, which brings a couple of new features that only a few will use.
First in the list is a support for the getUserMedia API, which allows web apps to access your camera and microphone.
Lastly, a neat Google Cloud Print integration, allowing you to print documents from your Google Drive, Google Chrome Mobile or even FedEx Offices.
Merges your phone with a web browser.
It looks like guys at the Fenrir Inc. were quite busy developing a set of new web browsers for both PC and the iOS devices, including:
Sleipnir 3 for Windows
Sleipnir 3.5 for Mac OS X
Sleipnir Mobile 2.0 for iPhone and iPad 2
As reported earlier, Google has bypassed the cookie settings in both Apple’s Safari and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer web browsers. Thankfully, it wasn’t left unnoticed by the Federal Trade Commission.
Reestablishes the trust.
Recently, Maxthon was accused of cheating its score in the HTML5Test but, as it turns out, it’s not all doom and gloom for the Chinese company.
As explained in their official blog post, they simply released a build that (partially) supports Web GL, ‘Get user media’ and ‘Subtitles’ attributes too quickly and that, as a result, caused quite a backlash.
Is it really that much better?
Thankfully, we have found a neat presentation made by Will Chan and Roberto Peon and to be fair, results surprised us, in a good way, of course.
SPDY vs. HTTP
Follows Google Chrome and Firefox.
If you’ve been craving for the Opera release that supports SPDY, you are up for a nice treat as this is exactly what has happened.
Although it’s not yet integrated into their weekly builds, it’s still better than nothing and offers a sneak peak of what could possibly become a part of the upcoming Opera 12.50 release.
Click here to learn more about SPDY and download the mentioned Opera Labs build.
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Just when Facebook decided to replace Google Chrome and recommend Opera instead, it looks like Blogger did the opposite.
As first noticed by Bob Leggitt on June 27th, not only have they ditched the support for Opera but will also keep you asking to download Google Chrome over and over again. Ed Bott, one of the ZDNet editors has summed it up like this, “This is how monopolies work. If you use Opera to create or edit posts on Google’s Blogger network, you’ll see a nagging message. And you’ll keep seeing those nags until you switch to Chrome.”
Continues with its fish codenames.
Now here is something to be excited about: the next release of the Opera web browser, codenamed “Marlin”.
Just today, Norwegian browser maker has revealed the very first build of Opera 12.50, which is still in the alpha/pre-alpha state. However, it does not mean that there are no new features for you to play with and although we expect to see more in the next few months, here is what you will see as of now: