April 30, 2015

Microsoft reveals new web browser Edge

Microsoft Edge: the company unveiled the new browser's logo at its annual Build conference
Microsoft's newest web browser will be called Microsoft Edge, providing a definitive name for the codenamed Project Spartan, the company has confirmed.

Speaking at Microsoft's annual Build developers conference, Microsoft's corporate vice president of operating systems Joe Belfiore explained that all Windows 10 devices will ship with the new browser, replacing Internet Explorer for good.

Edge is significantly faster than its predecessor and includes a built-in notation tool, further integration with digital assistant Cortana to offer more personalised results and actions, and a reading mode, Belfiore said.

"For us, the name refers to the idea of being on the edge of consuming and creating," he added. "It refers to the developer notion of being closest to the modern capabilities of the web."
Edge will also be capable of supporting Chrome and Firefox extensions, allowing developers to carry their favourite plug-ins to the new browser.

[Source: Telegraph]

April 21, 2015

Chrome 42 for Android let websites send notifications to the notification bar

Last week Chrome 42 arrived bringing support for push notifications. At the time, we didn’t get into too many details about this feature, but starting today, a number of websites are now turning on support.

So what exactly are Chrome push notifications? Basically, desktop and Android Chrome users can now opt-in to receive notifications from their favorite websites including Facebook, eBay, Pinterest, Vice News, and Product Hunt. For Android users, the feature sends notifications in the exact same way a native app would — placing them right in the notifications bar.

What if Chrome isn’t open, or even your primary browser? As long as the feature was turned on with Chrome, it’ll work anyway. Once turned on, you’ll be able to manage these notifications from a special setting within the Chrome browser.

Of course, not every site will support Chrome push notifications, and it will be up to web developers to implement the code needed for the feature. It’s also worth mentioning this isn’t just some ultra-easy plugin that anyone can put into place, it uses an HTML5 feature called a Service Worker that requires a fair level of knowledge to utilize. Bottom-line, websites will need to determine if it’s worth the effort to add the functionality.

Websites that do have notification support will automatically detect Chrome when you visit them and will ask you whether or not you wish to turn notifications on.

[Source: Android Authority]

April 7, 2015

Chrome Theme: Danganronpa

Here is another Google Chrome theme from a request to create a Danganronpa theme! Well so, here it is! The background wallpaper features all characters from the first game/anime of Danganronpa. Enjoy!

April 1, 2015

[Life] When you are single on April Fools Day

The joke hurts even more.

Google announces the Chromebit, an easy way to bring Chrome OS to your TV

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Google has just announced a new and affordable way to bring Chrome OS to your television. The Chromebit, which is essentially a Chromebook packed into an HDMI dongle, will turn your TV into a fully-functional computer for a pretty low cost.

The first Chromebit device is manufactured by Asus and actually packs quite the punch. It has a Rockchip 3288 ARM Cortex-A17 processor, 2GB of RAM, a Mali 760 GPU, 16GB of internal storage, one USB port, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11ac. The device is a bit bigger than a Chromecast, but the Chromebit actually swivels around allowing you to hide the device from sticking out of the side of your television. Google says the device will become available sometime later this summer for less than $100 in silver, blue and orange variants. This first generation device is still in testing, so the company couldn't comment on its battery life quite yet.

The dongle made by Asus is just the first of many that will eventually make their way to market, though. Google says its hoping other manufacturers will jump on board, so we’ll likely see a few more of these devices launch with varying price points and different features sometime in the next few months.

[Source: Android Authority]