Opera has released Opera Coast for iPhone, the smartphone version of its iPad browser that aims to reshape the web for touch and gesture navigation. Reworking the interface and controls so that they're within the reach of a thumb when the iPhone is held one-handed, and updating search and content suggestion, Coast for iPhone also synchronizes with its iPad cousin for favorites and shortcut tiles.
It’s been suggested this week that Google may be in talks to boost search results for websites that correctly implement encryption. This was hinted by the engineer at Google in charge of fighting spam in search results, Matt Cutts. Cutts is also a liaison between Google’s search engine team and web developers letting them know how each change is being made to the algorithms in place as they are made.
Google has rolled out the latest Chrome Beta update for Android, and with it comes some new features, perhaps most notable among them being an option to undo a tab close. As with previous updates, there are a couple bugs in tow, but those who are willing to deal with them can update now.
It seemed like only a matter of time. When you donate money to an anti-gay marriage proposition in California, your employees are almost certainly going to have something to say about it. That’s what happened with Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, resigning after a relatively massive outcry from employees after he donated $1,000 to an anti-gay marriage ballot.
As attempts at getting people to pay attention to your crowd-funding venture go, aiming for a world record with the Guinness book of world records isn’t the worst idea you could have. The team at Illyriao Games are attempting to break the world record for "World’s Largest Videogame PvP Battle" today starting at 7pm GMT / 3pm Eastern / noon Pacific - at the time of this article’s writing, they’ve got 376 players online with a peak of 993.
One year ago - minus one day - Facebook held an event in which they suggested a "personalized newspaper" redesign of the social network was coming. Fast forward 364 days later and we’ve got it! Today the redesign has launched, bringing on grays, hard lines, and what Facebook suggests is a change in which "Stories have a streamlined look with bigger photos."
This afternoon the folks responsible for pushing Titanfall on the world have released a web-based set of games - one so far - with Titanfall themes. The first is Asteroid, the second will be Missile Command, and the third will be Centipede. Needless to say, playing with a Titan instead of the 1970’s ships these games originally came with is a vast improvement.
Mozilla just recently made an announcement that made everybody's heads spin. Firefox was going to have ads. Naturally, as with anything related to unwanted advertisements, users were in an uproar. Now the Mozilla Foundation is clarifying its position and the situation isn't really as dire as some may paint it.
The Flappy Bird obsession continues this week as the creator of the original game has completely shut down his app and - in the wake of this event - clones have arisen. This isn't the first time we've covered the Flappy Bird alternatives, as it were, but they've prevailed to such an extent that we had to return for a double-dip! Today we're having a look at several in-browser solutions as well as one rather well-made app.
Mozilla has revealed an upcoming change to Firefox that may not sit well with all its users: advertisements. Specifically, according to details given at the Interactive Advertising Bureau's recent meeting, the company plans to point newly-installed browsers to websites and generate some revenue all the while using New Tab ads.