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For those who love Firefox, there is a whole new version now available for beta – it’s 4.0 with a whole new look, feel and some new features as well. If you don’t want to hear my description of the new features and capabilities, just head over to the Mozilla website to download the Firefox [...]
California-based Mozilla Foundation recently announced the release of their latest web browser, Firefox 3 Beta 3, which is now available for download. The release is in its eleventh iteration under the Firefox 3 development also known as "Grand Paradisoâ€. The current version made significant improvements over its previous builds most notably on the user interface aspect. With the current build, Firefox now has the option that allows the user to save all the tabs upon exit. The previous version does not have this option; it instead asks the user to continue exiting the browser. One of the favorite features in Firefox is that it allows you to download plug-ins and add-ons. One popular plug-in is the â€œDownload Statusbarâ€ wherein you can view the download via a progress bar indicator. With beta 3, this is now a built-in feature of the download manager option. More Â»
Internet Explorer is upgrading again – this time to become more Internet standards compliant. Huh? Well, let me try to explain it simply – Microsoft tends to break the rules of the standards committees and replace them with their own. Every since the Open Office XML file standard was approved ahead of Microsoft and the International Regulating organizations didn’t want to modify it for Microsoft – they seem to have been singing a different tune. Realizing they truly don’t control the internet and all software development.
If you are a developer ready to test a whole new compliant internet with Internet Explorer, why not try out the new Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 from Microsoft.
Skyfire, a start-up company, has spent the last 18 months to develop a new proprietary technology that now delivers web content to mobile phones at a speed that matches computer browsing. This revelation was made at the DEMO 08 conference. Skyfire’s CEO Bhandari claims that Skyfireâ€™s success can be attributed to the development of a unique efficient protocol that their servers transcode every web page into on the fly. It is these pages, transcoded into a phone format, that allow users to view and transact online like they do on their broadband PCs.
Until the development of special browsers, mobile browsing has brought substandard WAP pages, second-rate versions of websites, persistent error messages, slow rendering of of images, and very unreliable transactions. The release of Skyfire not only addresses these pain points in the mobile online experience, but is certain to catapult mobile usage into mainstream in one step.
Itâ€™s always nice to get a shot at technology that we ordinarily donâ€™t get to use. Thatâ€™s one of the best things about working in the TigerTV Labs; getting the hands on with a lot of different technologyâ€”some of it very cool, some of it that definitely requires a bit of pondering to figure out [...]