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Firefox 8 available now, we go hands-on

Firefox 8 available now, we go hands-on

It's time for the next big version of one of the most popular web browsers on earth, Firefox 8, and though the drop in OFF setting for ad-ons are certainly the most talked-about feature for the system thus far, we'll be going through the whole big couple of handfuls of new features one by one. What it appears Mozilla is trying to do here is make the web browser as friendly, interactive, and involving as possible to make sure you use it and nothing else to watch the web. Tabs up, apps down!

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New Opera Mini 6.5 and Mobile 11.5 browsers launch

New Opera Mini 6.5 and Mobile 11.5 browsers launch

If you are looking for a new browser for your smartphone, the latest version of Opera Mini is now available. The new version for the iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, and Java-enabled phones is Opera Mini 6.5. If you are using a Symbian S60 smartphone, the browser for you is Opera Mobile 11.5. The big upgrade in these browsers is the ability for the user to track data use.

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Wikipedia pulls Italian site to protest Bungasconi censorship

Wikipedia pulls Italian site to protest Bungasconi censorship

In what can only be described as a futuristic show of internet-based dissent, Wikipedia has taken down the entirety of its Italy-based site in protest of a gag-law currently awaiting full passage. This law would, if passed, allow ease in censorship of any webpage showing up inside the country via a requirement for any and all websites to publish "corrections" at the request of ANY PERSON inside 48 hours, this without any sort of impartial 3rd party judge. I think you can see the problems this might incur right away, right?

Firefox 7 released with improved memory usage

Firefox 7 released with improved memory usage

Mozilla released Firefox 7 today that promises to deliver a faster web browsing experience largely thanks to a much improved memory management system. The browser has always been more of a hog in that aspect and slow to boot in comparison to rivals, but that's starting to change. This new release should be noticeably speedier in several areas, including startup time, tab opening, and HTML5 content.

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Firefox to finally hit Android Honeycomb tablets

Firefox to finally hit Android Honeycomb tablets

Mozilla is finally going to launch its popular Firefox web browser on the Android Honeycomb platform. Although Firefox has been available to Android, it has thus far only supported phones and not tablets. This new Firefox for Honeycomb will be an evolution of the phone version with added features that take advantage of the larger screen size.

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Box.net Now Available as Fully Web-Based Cloud Storage Solution

Box.net Now Available as Fully Web-Based Cloud Storage Solution

The folks at Box.net have today noted that they'll be launching a fully web-based HTML5 version of their very popular cloud storage app. This new version will allow any mobile device, for example, running an HTML5-powered mobile web browser to run this now much more universally accessible platform. This new HTML5 app will have the same (or eventually more) functions as the mobile apps that are available on smartphones and tablets today, this app then allowing those apps to perhaps expire should the user want to simply work with the web-based solution.

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Skyfire VideoQ iOS App To Queue Flash Videos

Skyfire VideoQ iOS App To Queue Flash Videos

Skyfire, popular for their mobile browser that enables viewing of Flash videos on the iOS platform, has just released a new iOS app called VideoQ. The app has similar functionality to its browser in allowing users to watch Flash videos on iOS after the files have been converted remotely, but focuses on the playback element.

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Luminate Aims to Turn Web-Based Images to Interactive Apps

Luminate Aims to Turn Web-Based Images to Interactive Apps

The folks at the company formerly known as Pixazza, if you've ever heard of them of course, have rebranded themselves as "Luminate", launching today a brand new platform that'll allow web-based images to act as mini-applications. What this will do, essentially, is if you take a look at the image below this paragraph, you'll see several elements that, if you were looking at them in a real-world setting, you'd be able to touch and get a reaction out of. What Luminate intends to do is make that situation a reality inside the web browser with minimal effort on the part of the developer or webmaster who wishes to have said functionality.

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