300 million users is a milestone worth bragging about for any software developer, but when you're a web browser underdog like Opera, that number comes with at least one forward-thinking change on the way.
It's not quite the full-featured iOS app many of us have been hoping for, but Google has flipped the switch on its Street View feature for the mobile web app version of its own Maps solution, which now works on iOS.
For most of us, Apple’s default iPad browser is perfectly adequate for our Web needs. There’s nothing particularly great about it -- tabbed browsing only just showed up last fall -- but it does its job with enough style and speed to not give much thought to a replacement. But just because we didn’t know what we were missing doesn’t mean we weren’t missing anything. From the moment it’s launched, Dolphin has a clear advantage.
Just as Lightroom 4 leaves beta and is unleashed to users, Adobe Labs has something new up their sleeves, this time aimed at web developers and designers. Adobe Shadow is an impressive new offering being introduced at SXSW Interactive this week that promises to optimize web experiences across all mobile browsers.
Well despite some sad pandas in the financial prediction racket, Apple is hot hot hot. Sure, their last quarter sales were a wee bit lower than expected, but that was merely the collective intake of breath before the new model iPhone debuted. Naturally you wait until the new handset is out and with the iOS device line driving Apple's profitability, who didn't predict this? Apparently Wall Street. Anyway, Apple's hot whether they like it or not and here's some more weekly hotness.
We doubt you could have missed this week's release of Lion, even if you aren't a early adopter who likes to jump in at the get-go. Oh, no, we're sure you didn't miss that. And who could have missed Netflix and the backlash? Well, we've got a few suggestions for users of both, plus a few other tasty treats just in case you missed it.
As much of a mobile revolution as Safari on the iPhone was, the browser isn’t for everyone. Just as there are choices on the desktop, there are now plenty of options on iOS for a different mobile browser -- and one of the latest for the iPad has hit the App Store with a slick new update.
Remember RockMelt, the Chrome-based “social browser” that aims to bring your Facebook and Twitter life into your web browsing all the time? The company is now aiming for your iPhone, with a new app expected to debut later this week.
Android users got a treat this week with the release of Mobile Firefox, only a week after Mozilla unleashed the desktop version of Firefox 4 to the world. Available now on Android Marketplace, Mobile Firefox curiously skips Adobe Flash support in favor of HTML5.