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Articles tagged with: firefox4

Turn Your Older Powerbook Into A HTML5 Machine

If you are like many Mac owners that have older Powerbooks that run on PPC (Power PC) architecture, you’ve probably noticed that your laptop isn’t what it used to be for handling harder applications. What I mean is, that although your powerbook can still work pretty well for emailing and web browsing, it has a hard time handling HTML5 and CSS3 while many browsers have left PPC architecture behind. Even Mozilla’s Firefox 4 has dropped support for the PPC architecture.

If you haven’t already replaced your older computer, you might not have to. Now there’s a program called TenFourFox that takes Firefox 4 and works with OS X 10.4 and OS X 10.5.

Google Chrome’s New HTML5 Speech Input

Google adds yet another feature to their already popular Chrome web browser. Google mentioned that they would be updating their beta channel by bringing HTML5 speech input API, developed with the HTML Speech Incubator Group.

Google emphasizes this API (Application Programming Interface), because developers can now give apps the ability to transcribe voice to text. All it will take is a simple click of the mouse and speak into your computer’s microphone.

The company also mentioned that the recorded speech will be sent to transcription servers once…