Mozilla has recently put out a call for those willing and able to test a preview build of Firefox. This build is designed for Windows 8 tablets and is touch-friendly and sporting what is described as being a tile-based Firefox Start Experience. And in addition, this build of Firefox is offering support for Windows 8 touch and swipe gestures as well as Snapped and Fill views.
Earlier this year Google enhanced the voice recognition search system embedded in the Chrome web browser for desktop machines so that it'd understand pronouns - then this ability came to Android, and now it heads to iOS. What this means for this week's update of Chrome (version 29, that is), is that you'll be able to tap the microphone icon and ask one question, then ask a question immediately following the first assuming Google remembers what you've just asked.
Supposing you're a heavy Chrome web browser user and you've loaded your fair share of settings, extensions, and web apps: Chrome 29 can help you with that. Chrome 29 is an update to the Chrome web browser that'll be appearing available to you and yours this week. This update includes - perhaps most importantly - a reset button.
The public beta iteration of iCloud for iOS device of all sorts has been given a reboot today, bringing with it a full user interface redesign to match iOS 7. This is the first time the public - most of the public, that is - will get a hands-on experience with the look and feel of iOS 7, not to mention the relatively sizable move in UI elements to a more flat-faced layout.
In its latest in a long line of acquisitions this year, Yahoo has acquired the web browser technology group Rockmelt. While this news does not affect the way that Rockmelt works right this minute as a web browser up for download on multiple platforms, it does spell trouble for those hoping for Rockmelt-centric development in the near future. Instead you'll see technological advancements from this team entering Yahoo environments.
If you see a webpage with ".NYC" at the end of it in the future, you'll know good and well that the city itself approved. That is to say that New York City will indeed, once the domain name launches, be the first geographically-based group to have their own top-level address. And it's not just limited to government sites, mind you.
This week Google Reader says its final goodbye, sending itself off in a wave of suggestions for replacements from the news media. It would appear at first that groups like Feedly and Digg have taken early leads in the war of potential, but what else is out there to work with? And what bits and pieces of Google Reader do you think you'll need to move forward with an alternative?
This month is Pride month here in the United States, a time when Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered folks across the nation celebrate their existence in parties, parades, and events galore. Google has once again come forth with a little gem of an easter egg for the masses with a rainbow-flavored search bar surrounding all related queries. This appearance also comes right on top of the official strike-down of DOMA.
This week the team at Kibits have launched "Collaborate.com", a full mobile and web browser-based environment for teamwork, aiming to bring together groups of associates that aren't always working in the same zip code. This platform works at launch on iPhone, iPod touch, Android, and inside web browsers and integrates the content of services such as Box, Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive, and Apple's iCloud in a single workroom environment, and they're launching this week.
The web browser Safari has been given an unforseen boost this week during WWDC 2013 from Apple in their presentation of OS X Mavericks. This system's name comes from surfers down on the west coast - so too does the web surfing app at the head of Apple's efforts make with the updates.
Microsoft loves talking about its Internet Explorer 10 web browser, but who can blame them? This time around, however, the company was proud to proclaim that the new browser is the most energy efficient browser out of the bunch, according to the Center for Sustainable Energy Systems at Fraunhofer USA.