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2012-08-22 18:51:24

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Google´s Chrome team has just launched a new JavaScript tool for web developers which can accurately measure real-world performance of their applications. Called Google Octane, the JavaScript benchmark suite tests web apps based on tried and true web apps and libraries. Other benchmark suites rely on artificial measures to stress tests these web apps, which may lead to less-than-true performance results. According to the...

2012-07-30 02:29:24

LOS ANGELES, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the release of Firefox 14 and Chrome 20, Avant Browser 2012 build 177 tri-core version has released in quick succession, having kept its engines (trident, gecko and webkit) up-to-date and optimized the switch between multi-engines. Regardless who wins the browser war, standing on the shoulders of giants, Avant Browser has not only perfectly integrated all advantages of the most popular browsers (IE, Firefox, Chrome), continuous improvements...

Mozilla Firefox 14 Comes With Google Search Encryption
2012-07-18 09:24:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Mozilla released on Tuesday an updated version of Firefox 14, adding automatic encryption of Google searches to protect users´ data from “potentially prying eyes, like network administrators when you use public or shared WiFi networks," the company said in a blog post. Although Google is currently the only search engine that supports encrypted searches, "we look forward to supporting additional search engines with this...

2012-07-16 02:25:49

SHANGHAI, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Spreadtrum Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPRD; "Spreadtrum" or the "Company"), a leading fabless semiconductor provider in China with advanced technology in 2G, 3G and 4G wireless communications standards, today announced that Spreadtrum's SC8810 smartphone platform was selected by Mozilla to showcase its HTML5 operating system, Firefox OS, running on low-cost smartphone devices. Mozilla demonstrated the handset, based on Spreadtrum's...

Two Reports Show Two Winners in Browser Race
2012-07-02 13:32:09

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Both Microsoft Internet Explorer and Google Chrome can claim the lead in browser market share for the month of June. Each browser emerged in the lead in one of two separate reports. StatCounter Global Stats puts Chrome just above Internet Explorer while data from NetMarketShare puts Internet Explorer in a clear lead. Microsoft Internet Explorer holds 54 percent of the market, according to data on the NetMarketShare website. Google...

Mozilla Aims To Take On Apple In Mobile OS Wars
2012-07-02 12:13:16

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Google and Apple are quickly making the smartphone wars a two-faction battle with their Android and iOS offerings. Sure, RIM still has a few companies using their BlackBerry smartphones, while Microsoft is trying to ramp up their offerings with their new Windows Phone options, but the majority of new smartphone purchasers are opting to side with Apple or the green robot of envy. Therefore, announcing a new major mobile OS...

2012-07-02 02:23:15

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Industry support is growing behind Mozilla's plans to launch a new fully open mobile ecosystem based on HTML5. The operating system, which Mozilla today confirmed will use its Firefox brand, will power the launch of smartphones built entirely to open Web standards, where all of the device's capabilities can be developed as HTML5 applications. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120702/SF33873) Mapping to key Firefox footprints...

2012-06-29 02:25:21

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Multiple web browser choices are great for users, but they can be a nightmare for developers, who have traditionally had to create extensions in various code languages to fit each browser's unique requirements. Fast-growing startup Crossrider aims to change that with a unique development platform that lets developers create cross-browser extensions in just minutes with a single JavaScript code and publish to end-users from day one....

Mozilla Updates Firefox for Android App
2012-06-27 05:41:12

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com With the limited real estate on the screen of a cell phone, it's important to make each feature count. Mozilla just released a new version of its Firefox browser specifically for the Android market. The new browser has new tabs, add-ons and sync with a user's desktop and other devices. The new version of the Firefox for Android has been available for several months in beta, but version 14 was just officially released, and is a stable version of what's been...

Google Flags 9,500 Malicious Websites Per Day
2012-06-20 05:47:58

Google published some startling statistics on Tuesday, revealing that it uncovers some 9,500 new malicious websites every day through its ℠Safe Browsing´ program. “These are either innocent websites that have been compromised by malware authors, or others that are built specifically for malware distribution or phishing,” wrote Google Security Team blogger Niels Provos in a blog posting. “While we flag many sites daily, we strive for high quality and have had...