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Firefox 18: Mozilla Plans WebRTC Support

If you are spending most of the time on your computer using a web browser like Firefox, you may in the future spend even more time using the browser, and nothing but the browser. The idea behind Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC) is to add options to the web browser to share and stream audio, video and data. How that is different from today’s options to do so? WebRTC requires no plugins, extensions or third party software to provide you with those functionalities.

September 17, 2012 Author: Ivo Rangelov

Private Browsing Bug Fixed in Firefox 15.0.1

Browser maker Mozilla has patched a bug in the latest major version of Firefox that could have exposed the websites of those using the "Private Browsing" mode. Private Browsing, a feature implemented in most modern browsers, allows users to browse the Web without leaving any trace of the websites visited on the user's computer. But shortly after the latest Firefox release was dished out to end-users, a bug report was filed to claim that any site visited while in the privacy-conscious mode could be found through manual browser cache inspection.

September 10, 2012 Author: Ivo Rangelov

Opera Software Preparing Opera for Windows 8

Third party software developers who want their programs to function properly under Microsoft’s upcoming operating system Windows 8 need to focus their attention on two new areas. The start page is the first and without doubt the most difficulty to work with as it is restricting apps significantly that run here. The second area is touch, which is one of the improved features of Windows 8, and if you take the hardware announcements of this year’s IFA as an indicator, one of the main focuses of hardware manufacturers when it comes to Windows 8 powered devices.

September 4, 2012 Author: Ivo Rangelov

Retiring Firefox Home

From the early days, Mozilla has been focused on empowering users across platforms and devices. They released Firefox Home as an experiment in bringing a part of the Firefox experience to iOS, focusing on Firefox Sync.  This project provided valuable insight and experience with the platform, but they have decided to remove Firefox Home from the Apple App Store and focus our resources on other projects.

September 3, 2012 Author: Ivo Rangelov

Google Builds Stronger Flash Sandbox in Chrome

Google yesterday announced it had wrapped up work on a stronger Flash sandbox in the Windows version of Chrome, and would soon ship the same for its OS X browser. Chrome 21, which launched July 31, completed efforts to ditch the aged NPAPI (Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface) Flash plug-in for one built to Google's own PPAPI (Pepper Plugin Application Programming Interface) standard.

August 9, 2012 Author: Ivo Rangelov

Mozilla Ships Firefox 14, Patches 18 Bugs

Just days after a former employee blasted Mozilla for its frequent updates, the company on Tuesday shipped Firefox 14, patching 18 vulnerabilities and adding automatic encryption of searches passed to Google's search engine. The upgrade also lets users set an option that loads plug-ins - such as Adobe's Flash Player or Oracle's Java - only after approval, an additional security measure that may prevent stop some attacks.

July 19, 2012 Author: Ivo Rangelov

New Chrome Feature Frees Web Apps

Google has taken a new step to significantly expand what Web apps can do - and thus also lend new muscle to its Chrome browser, Chrome OS browser-based operating system, and Chrome Web Store for finding and buying Web apps. This week, Google released a new developer version of Chrome 22 that by default enables a technology called Chrome packaged apps.

July 19, 2012 Author: Ivo Rangelov

No Chrome 22 For Leopard Users

OS X Leopard users are about to have yet another reason to spring for an upgrade — especially if they're hooked on Google's Chrome browser. The Chrome team wrote on Monday that Chrome will soon drop support for OS X 10.5 and that future versions will only be available for Snow Leopard (10.6) or higher on the Mac. The version of Chrome that will do this will be Chrome 22, which has just been seeded into the dev channel for Mac, Windows, Linux, and Chrome Frame users.

July 11, 2012 Author: Ivo Rangelov

Google Annoys Opera Users

Opera users who are administrating a blog on Blogger, Google’s free blog hosting service, receive warning notifications as of lately that the browser is no longer supported by the service. Google notes that “parts of Blogger will not work” and that users may experience problems on the site because of the browser that they are using. A test in Firefox and Internet Explorer reveal no such notification on the site or the admin dashboard.

July 6, 2012 Author: Ivo Rangelov

Chrome - iOS WebKit wrapper

Google took the wraps off of Chrome for the iPhone and iPad, complete with the omnibar that allows for instant searches, pre-fetching pages, and swipe gestures to manage and close tabs, all on your iPhone or iPad. Hot on the heels of Chrome for Android coming out of beta, Chrome for the iPhone and iPad both sync bookmarks, history, open tabs, and even saved passwords for web pages with other instances of Chrome, including desktop and Android devices. Chrome for iOS also supports incognito mode for private browsing.

July 2, 2012 Author: Ivo Rangelov