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HTML5 Roundup: Mozilla Demos Standards-Based Video Chat in Firefox

Mozilla recently published a demo of standards-based video chat in an experimental build of Firefox. The functionality is built with the Web Real Time Communication (WebRTC) standard, which aims to support streaming audio and video communication on the Web without relying on plugins. The WebRTC standard is currently in the draft stage, but it has been endorsed by most of the major browser vendors. Some initial components are already available in several browsers.

April 9, 2012 Author: Ivo Rangelov

Chrome Web Store Gets Trending, Offline Filters

As a webmaster who is always looking for the latest and greatest, Caschy has to admit that he dislike the Chrome web store. The core reason for this is that it does not allow him to sort by new extensions, or updated extensions. When you open it, you always see the same old extensions and apps at the top, with little room for changing what is displayed on the page. While it is possible to sort by popular, recommended and rating, it does not change the fact that you won’t see a lot of new extensions at the top of those pages.

April 5, 2012 Author: Ivo Rangelov

Mozilla Shows off a Metro Style Firefox Prototype for Windows 8

Mozilla has moved one step closer to its goal of delivering a  “Metro style enabled browser.” In a status update earlier yesterday, Mozilla’s Brian R. Bondy announced that his team had produced a “working Firefox Windows 8 Metro prototype”: As of last week, we have a working browser in Metro. It currently looks and feels the same as the Android browser. You can navigate the web, create tabs, bookmark pages, build history, retain cache, adjust preferences, and more.

April 3, 2012 Author: Ivo Rangelov

Microsoft's IE Reclaims Lost Ground in Browser Battle

Microsoft's Internet Explorer regained some of the browser usage it's lost in recent years, holding Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Safari at bay in March. IE rose from 52.8 percent of worldwide browser usage in February to 53.8 percent in March, a relatively large monthly jump in the statistics.

April 2, 2012 Author: Ivo Rangelov

Faster Graphics for older PCs in Chrome 18

Google Chrome 18 brings two methods of improved graphics support to both newer and older computers. Released yesterday, Google Chrome 18 stable for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome Frame improves both WebGL and Canvas2D.

March 29, 2012 Author: Lubov Cholakova

Opera Mini 7 for Android

Opera ports its WebGL hardware acceleration from Opera Mobile to the Android version of Opera Mini 7, which first debuted last month at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Opera Mini 7 for Android improves the lightweight browser's compressed browsing feature called Turbo with hardware acceleration, and expands the Speed Dial landing page beyond nine Web sites.

March 28, 2012 Author: Lubov Cholakova

Safari 5.1.5 Update Improves 32-bit Stability

Following closely after the release of Safari 5.1.4, Apple released version 5.1.5 of its Web browser to address difficulties a number of users have had opening the program in 32-bit mode. Apple's latest hardware and software support has been for 64-bit code, but in order to support older plug-ins and for other compatibility reasons Apple includes a 32-bit binary for its Safari Web browser.

March 27, 2012 Author: Lubov Cholakova

Firefox is about to get SPDY

Google's SPDY protocol for simultaneously faster and more secure Web site loading is turned on by default in the first Firefox 13 Aurora build. Faster and more secure browsing is coming to Firefox in a big way, as the first Aurora build of Firefox 13 gets the SPDY protocol activated by default, capping off more than four months of work putting SPDY into Firefox.

March 20, 2012 Author: Lubov Cholakova

Web Browser Measurements Changed

Net Applications implemented new measurement rules that does not include the traffic which comes from the Chrome pre-rendering technique in the usage share and revised the Web browser numbers. According to the results Chrome has the third place with 18.90% market share following Internet Explorer which is still first with 52.84% and Firefox that keeps the second place with 20.92%.
March 5, 2012 Author: Daniela Vaseva

Mozilla Ready to Reveal App Store

Mozilla Marketplace will open its doors to developers at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona next week according to a statement made by the company. The news was announced along with details regarding the Mozilla Web Apps platform, which is supposed to level the playing field for building apps. At the event is expected also to be unveiled the upcoming mobile operating system of Mozilla, called Boot to Gecko.

February 24, 2012 Author: Daniela Vaseva