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User Agent String Changes On WebKit Trunk

March 31st, 2011

Recently some changes to the User Agent (UA) string have landed. These changes are designed to add UA string detail, remove redundancy, and increase compatibility with Internet Explorer, and are happening in conjunction with similar changes in Firefox 4. Here are a few sample pre-change UA strings: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.27+…

Hotmail on the Taskbar

March 31st, 2011

Hotmail just got even better when run on IE9. Today, Hotmail added email notifications to its pinned site that displays the number of new messages directly in the taskbar. It’s an easy way to keep an eye on new updates with a glance. Pin Hotmail to your taskbar to start seeing this in action! Hotmail…

Google Cloud Print Ready printers now available

March 31st, 2011

Imagine printing an important email from your Chrome notebook on your train ride to work, then finding the completed printout in the printer tray when you reach the office. Or printing your airline boarding pass from your smartphone to your home printer, so you can grab the printout on your way out the door. Today,…

Advertisers and Publishers Adopt and Implement Do Not Track

March 31st, 2011

Mozilla’s Do Not Track privacy feature in Firefox provides users more control over online behavioral tracking. Two developments bring it closer to being respected by industry. Mozilla is a nonprofit organization committed to making the Web better and putting users in control of their Web experience. As part of this mission, we’re developing and implementing…

WordPress Summer of Code 2011

March 30th, 2011

For the past several years, WordPress has been a proud participant in the Google Summer of Code program (aka GSoC). We’ve been accepted as a mentoring organization again this year, and are looking forward to working with a select handful of talented college students who are interested in developing for WordPress. Student applications are currently…

The Google Summer of Code is Back for 2011!

March 30th, 2011

We are thrilled to announce that for the seventh year in a row, Drupal has been selected for the Google Summer of Code program! Drupal uses this great opportunity to expand its family with new talented contributors and award its existing long-term contributors. This fantastic program also gets Drupal some amazing new coding projects done!…

Mozilla Launches Firefox 4 for Android, Allowing Users to Take the Power and Customization of Firefox Everywhere

March 29th, 2011

Mozilla, a global, nonprofit organization dedicated to making the Web better, is excited to release Mozilla Firefox 4 for Android. Firefox delivers an intuitive interface, unparalleled customization and support for modern Web technologies. To make mobile browsing effortless and fun, Firefox provides seamless and secure access to personal data across desktop and mobile devices, including…

More crash fixes

March 29th, 2011

Speed Dial has gotten a lot of attention lately, but we haven’t forgotten about stability. The focus of this snapshot is fixing crashes, which should help as we move towards the final. As always we need your help in finding crashes and reporting them to us. Please add as much information as possible in the…

Browser Power Consumption—Leading the Industry with Internet Explorer 9

March 28th, 2011

Power consumption is an important consideration in building a modern browser and one objective of Internet Explorer 9 is to responsibly lead the industry in power requirements. The more efficiently a browser uses power the longer the battery will last in a mobile device, the lower the electricity costs, and the smaller the environment impact….

IT Dashboard

March 28th, 2011

The IT Dashboard is a management tool for the United States federal government CIOs to use in overseeing their IT spending. To support transparency and open government initiatives, Federal decision makers also chose to make the IT Dashboard available to the general public. In the IT Dashboard, members of the public can view the same data…

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