Archives for January, 2011

Chrome 9 beta to bring faster, fancy graphics
Friday, January 14th, 2011 by Chinh Do

Mozilla and Microsoft have been racing to see which will be the first to release a production-quality browser with hardware-accelerated graphics, but at the current rate, it could be Google's Chrome 9 that crosses the finish line first. Google likely will be issuing Chrome 9 in beta form soon. It had been planned for Tuesday,
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Opera goes to 11 with an extensions API
Friday, January 14th, 2011 by Chinh Do

Opera may be getting most of its attention these days from its mobile browsers, but that doesn't mean that the company is ignoring its desktop browser. The first beta for Opera 11 introduces a long-missing extensions API in a lightweight profile similar to those that run on WebKit-powered browsers like Chrome and Safari. Available for
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Firefox beta getting new database standard
Friday, January 14th, 2011 by Chinh Do

The ninth beta version of Firefox, due imminently, is set to get support for a standard called IndexedDB that provides a database interface useful for offline data storage and other tasks needing information on a browser's computer. "IndexedDB allows Web apps to store large amounts of data on your local system (with your explicit permission,
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