Mozilla Introduce Firefox 9, with Speed and less memory improvements

Mozilla has released Firefox 9, which brings speed improvements and uses less memory than previous releases. In fact, this release effectively puts Firefox back on a level playing field with Google Chrome when it comes to speed.

If you’d like to try out Firefox 9, head on over to the Mozilla downloads page. If you’re already using Firefox you’ll be automatically updated to version 9.

The big news in this release is under the hood where Firefox now supports what’s known as Type Inference. Type Inference is a new feature for Firefox’s SpiderMonkey JavaScript engine and means that complex JavaScript websites — which, let’s face it, is pretty much every website these days — should run faster. According to Mozilla, Firefox 9’s Type Inference should make the browser between 20 and 30 percent faster. Continue reading

Watch Out For Google Wave – Collaboration + Communication Tool

Announced at Google I/O conference, Google Wave will be released later this year. In just couple of days hundreds of reviews have been written about Google Wave and it seems like it will be a massive success. As web developers we need to prepare ourselves for what’s heading our way.

Google Wave is a real time communication platform that provides powerful mix of email, instant messaging, wiki, chat, project management, document management, social interaction, etc. It also offers unlimited options for integrations, functionality and features by allowing developers to create extensions, gadgets and robots. On top of all this Google Wave uses an open protocol, so anyone can build their own wave system.

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Opera Unite – Web Server Inside Web Browser

Opera, with version 10, is announcing a new feature named Opera Unite which converts any device running this browser into a web server. It is an open platform where, using its API, developers can create new services/products (with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SVG and AJAX) which will be served from user’s computers. Opera Unite It already comes with various ready-to-use services like:

  • file sharing
  • media player (reach your media from anywhere)
  • web server (host websites, currently static pages but won’t be surprising to see new ones supporting PHP, ASP.NET & others)
  • the lounge (for hosting a chat room)
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IE 8 New Feature, Multiple Session.

Good news for Gmail users, Internet Explorer 8 lets you to access multiple Gmail accounts. It provide users to access multiple Gmail accounts simultaneously and independently.

This is accomplished via the New Session option, which makes it possible to log onto Web sites that track your identity across different tabs–like Gmail.

Access Multiple Gmail AccountsIf you use Firefox, for instance, you can’t access multiple Gmail accounts open in multiple tabs or Windows. If you sign into a second one, you’ll get signed out of the first one when you try to do anything or If you sign in and you want to sign in with different account in new tab you can’t do this.

Though IE8 has removed this hurdle by adding New Session feature.

Here’s how to utilize this IE8 feature:

1. Open Internet Explorer 8 and login to your Gmail account. Make sure the Remember Me option is unchecked when you sign in.
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Chrome extensions draw near, but advanced HTML 5 features recede

A new developer version of Chrome takes some significant strides to adding the top-requested feature–the ability to accommodate extensions that customize what Google’s browser can do–but programmers also pushed back support for a collection of significant advanced Web features.

Google Chrome emerged Tuesday night for people willing to try the developer preview version. The new version installs some of the plumbing necessary to support the feature, according to the release notes.

A lightweight sample Chrome extension shows how many Gmail messages you have.

“The extensions posse would like to point out that as of today’s dev channel release, extensions are starting to be a bit more useful. We can now put little bits of UI (user interface) in the chrome of Chrome, and some of the APIs (application programming interfaces) are starting to come together,” said Google programmer Aaron Boodman in a mailing list post Tuesday. “There is still quite a ways to go, but if you’re interested in building extensions for Chrome, this might be a good time to start taking a look.”

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