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December 10th, 2010

Yesterday, we posted a demo video with a secret challenge where the first clever person to crack the code would receive a Cr-48. Just 20 hours later, the puzzle was solved correctly by the team at Jamendo. Congratulations! Here’s how you can find the puzzle and the solution. First, around 2:24 in the video, you…

Keep calm and carry on: Chrome notebook

December 10th, 2010

At our Chrome event on Tuesday, we showed how Chrome notebooks can make computing simpler. Thanks to the cloud, your Chrome notebook might be how you do everything, but losing it means you lose nothing. No matter what crazy things happen to your laptop, your work stays safe online. Check out our demonstration video below….

Friday morning improvements

December 10th, 2010

It is Friday morning and most of my colleagues are not yet in the office (likely due to the fact that the Oslo office has a Christmas party this evening and they want to conserve their energy to party the night away later). However, I can’t help but think that we have all these great…

Address, Search, Extensions, and Installer

December 8th, 2010

It’s not Christmas yet, but we’re back with another excellent set of improvements to the address and search fields to correct faulty animations, more accurately display security information, and generally make things a lot more pretty. We have also fixed a bug that has appeared in the last half a dozen snapshots where secure negotiation…

IE9 and Privacy: Introducing Tracking Protection

December 7th, 2010

The feedback and conversation on IE9’s Platform Previews and Beta to date from many different communities has made the IE9 development process, and product, substantially better than previous releases. The discussions around hardware-accelerated HTML5 and same markup with the developer community, for example, have informed many changes to the product. Thank you for using it…

An update on Chrome, the Web Store and Chrome OS

December 7th, 2010

On the Chrome team, we’re constantly amazed by the speed of innovation on the web. We designed Chrome to make the web shine, and we hope our upcoming efforts will help support this vibrant ecosystem even more. By making the web faster, helping people discover great apps, and making computers more fun to use, the…

Building the Open Web App Ecosystem

December 7th, 2010

Editor’s Note: Today, Mozilla Labs posted an update on the Open Web App Ecosystem project. Included below is an excerpt from this post. You can read the full details from Director of Mozilla Labs, Pascal Finette here. The Web needs support for the co-existence of multiple Open Web App stores, and to enable users to…

New Drupal Book – Drupal Web Services

December 6th, 2010

Packt Publishing announces the publication of Drupal Web Services by Trevor James. This book covers efficient Drupal Web services that help you to speed up your connections to Web applications. It will compel you to learn more and more about Web services and use them to easily share data and content resources between different applications…

Extension improvements, updates to Core and some other nice fixes

December 6th, 2010

I heard on Twitter the other day that is was the time from another build, so here’s one for you. 😉 Our Extensions work is coming along nicely, so plenty of fixes there. See our change log below for full details. Related to this, here is something nice for Extensions developers who use Dragonfly. We…

Flash Player 10.2 Beta Supports IE9’s Hardware Acceleration

December 3rd, 2010

Earlier this week, Adobe announced a beta release of Flash Player 10.2 that includes Internet Explorer 9 hardware-accelerated rendering support, previously previewed in Flash Player “Square.” Adobe writes, “we’ve seen significant improvements in Flash Player graphics performance—exceeding 35% in Internet Explorer 9 Beta compared to Flash Player running in previous versions of IE.” Other features…