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Articles tagged with: chrome browser

Firefox 5 Arrives Ahead Of Schedule

Even though I am personally not a fan of the Firefox browser (the 32-bit version crashes a lot on my 64-bit OS), Firefox 5 is now available for download, three days prior to its initial June 21st release. The version ready for download is considered stable, and users can download it for Windows, Mac, or Linux.

Believe it or not, development on the next version of Firefox, Firefox 6, is currently in alpha testing (the phase before beta testing) and will probably hit sometime by the end of this summer. Now what about for all you 64-bit operating systems with over 3GB of system RAM? Well, you’re still stuck with using 32-bit browsers since Adobe has not yet released a stable version of Flash for 64-bit.

Google Introduces Image-Search, Voice Recognition, + Instant Pages

Google is introducing new features, engineered within mobile devices, such as voice and image search to its traditional Google search box. The company claimed that they will roll out a speech-recognition tool displayed as a microphone button on the right side of Google’s search box for a select number of visitors on Tuesday.

For now, it will only be available on Google’s Chrome Web Browser, a browser that claims 12.5% of the web browsing market share. The new speech recognition tool was programmed to take input both from standard English as well as varying accents to help create a platform for everyone to use.

Google Releases Chrome V.12 (Stable)

Google has recently announced the final stable release of its Google Chrome browser version 12.0.742.91. The browser is now available for all three major operating systems; Windows, Linux, and Mac. The announcement of the latest version included the roll out of the hardware accelerated 3D CSS and a new Safe Browsing feature.

The stable version of Google has removed the antiquated Google Gears support and we are now able to see many behind-the-scene changes. For one, the development team has enabled binary packages for supported Linux distributions such as Ubuntu and Fedora.

Google Tells Users To Use Outdated Browsers

Google told Chrome users earlier in the week to switch to outdated versions of Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox if they want to access Gmail when they are not connected to the web. On Tuesday, Google dropped offline support for Chrome, IE9, Firefox 4, Safari, and Opera. What’s the big reason? Google’s conversion to HTML5 this summer.

Google currently uses an old plug-in called Gears and the company feels it is time to keep up with technology (especially considering they are a seen as a founding father of technology). The current version of Chrome 11 is considered stable and doesn’t run Gmail in offline mode either.

Full Scoop On Acer + Samsung Chrome Notebooks

Google and Acer have come forth with full specs, pricing, and a release date for the two popular Chrome notebooks. We covered the story just last week when we heard news about the leak and are happy to finally offer you real photos this time. Both models will go on sale on June 15th through Amazon and Best Buy. Similarly, both notebooks boast an eight second boot-time since they both boot to a browser from a solid-state drive.

Google Works On Addiction To Adobe Flash

Google announced yesterday that it has added Flash support to its Instant Previews feature even though it is cautioned against using Adobe’s plugin too heavily. With support for Flash, users will be able to use a regular web browser to see a Flash-heavy, website’s animations, layout, and videos in the quick view sidebar instead of having plugin errors. The method would implement whenever a website’s details were scraped by Google’s bots but would also be turned off when the preview had to be generated on-demand.