The release of Firefox 21 adds support for new services via its Social API and fixes a number of security flaws, while the Android version of the browser gets new fonts and better HTML5 performance.
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An iWatch could help Apple cement iCloud services with its current iOS and OS X offerings, but it's more likely that any iWatch will be more of an iPod nano than an iPhone or iPad.
The web services firm says the browser, due for release later on Monday, will offer users fast loading and enhanced security. It has also unveiled an alternative Android app store, which it is offering to operators and manufacturers as part of a suite of non-Google web services.
Microsoft has taken its cloud services, Office desktop programs, and browser-based Office Web Apps and fused them into a product that feels unified and natural. And they've done so without altering the fundamental character of Office.
Dell has released an Android app that lets users print to network-connected Dell printers, giving the manufacturer a rival to similar cloud-based services from the likes of HP.The company announced the Dell Mobile Print app on Thursday, explaining that it can print directly from other productivity, email, browser, photo and PDF apps.
Google Plus is now plugged into YouTube and Chrome, continuing Google's quest to integrate all of its services with the new social network.Google engineering chief Vic Gundotra announced the moves on Thursday, saying a YouTube 'slider' had been integrated into Google+ streams, and two extensions for the social platform were available for the Chrome browser.
Google has teamed up with three major airlines to make Chrome and the Internet available free on flights through the holidays.On Monday, the web services giant's browser team said it has deals in place with AirTran, Delta and Virgin American to provide Gogo inflight Internet access at no cost to passengers from Nov.
One of the major hassles for the peripatetic Web user is - or used to be - bookmarks. When you live in your browser, you accumulate a whole set of must-have services as favourites in your bookmark list: if you find yourself on another computer, or installing a browser on a new system, it's like waking up with amnesia.
Google has announced two new services for Android handsets that allow users to control their phones with voice commands and send links and other information from the Chrome browser directly to their device.Launched on Thursday, the Voice Actions for Android app builds on the functionality of the existing Google Voice Search and is available to download from the Android Market.
According to Apple's advisory accompanying the patch, the actual vulnerability was not in the Safari browser but in the way ATS (Apple Type Services) handles certain fonts.
Opera said Tuesday that its Mini browser has been approved for the iPhone and iPod touch. Will Opera get traction on the iPhone?
The Opera Mini has been approved for the iPhone and iPod touch and is now available for download from Apple's App Store. I've taken the browser for a test drive, and so far I have to say that it's good!
Google Buzz was the big tech news of the week so Kevin, James, and I kicked off MobileTechRoundup show #197 giving our thoughts and experiences with the new service. Kevin also talked about the Swype text input system on Android that is launching on the myTouch 3G. James received news that Skyfire bought the Steel browser for Android so we may soon see Skyfire moving from Windows Mobile and S60 to Android. Quickoffice also added a few web services for document support and Kevin was pretty pleased to hear this. I am very interested in seeing how well Quickoffice and Documents To Go look on the iPad in comparison to the iWork apps. Virtualization on the iPad was also discussed and may be swaying iPad purchase decisions.
Google's browser has a design error that keeps anonymisation services such as Tor from working properly, according to researchers
I have had a Nokia N900 for about a month now (see my in-depth coverage) and have concluded that it is a great compact mobile computer, but needs some more work to be a really good cell phone. If mobile data is your focus, then the N900 is a device to consider and one question I have received quite a bit is whether or not Google Docs and other Google services were supported on the N900. The web browser on the N900 is the BEST of any mobile device when it comes to giving you a full desktop experience and as you can see in my video below Google Documents, Calendar, Google Wave, and more all work just fine on the Nokia N900.
What’s the future of the web?On one side there’s Flash and Silverlight and the rich internet applications world, which is working on ways of taking the web outside the browser and onto the desktop, where it “lights up” applications and plugs them into a connected world of APIs and services.
Google continues to provide expanded services for mobile devices and today they announced that Gmail support is now added to Google Sync for iPhone, iPod touch, and Windows Mobile devices. While the Google Android platform offers you the best Google sync/services solution, tools like Google Sync help make other devices more compelling for using Google services.
I understand the core of the Zune HD browser is not webkit, but some kind of Internet Explorer base. That said, it was natural to want to compare the Zune HD web browser to the latest mobile browser from Microsoft, IE 6 Mobile, that is found in the T-Mobile Touch Pro2 and will be present in Windows Mobile 6.5 when it is released in October. I don't expect my media player to browse the web, but since Apple supports this with the iPod touch it is expected that other high end models do the same. Unfortunately, the Zune HD browser is not going to compete with the iPod touch Safari browser or even the latest Windows Mobile default browser, but at least it is very quick.
Developers have been asking Apple for a way to run multiple applications at once -- giving applications like Google Latitude the ability to run services in the background. Unfortunately, Apple has refused to do such, and has forced companies like Google to release sub-par applications that are forced to run in the mobile browser.
We knew it was only a matter of time before Google launched their own competing operating system and with all of the applications and services they have it was a fairly natural progression. Tonight, Google announced the upcoming Google Chrome OS is an open source operating system primarily intended to be rolled out on netbooks. Google stated that netbooks running Google Chrome OS will be available the second half of 2010 so we still have about a year before we see it in action. I have a MSI Wind netbook and enjoy running Windows XP on it, but since I also thoroughly enjoy the Google Chrome browser and many of their services I am very interested in seeing Google Chrome OS running on this device.
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