Measuring power consumption on phones

Hacks - Tue, 2014-04-08 09:12

While learning about and measuring what happens on phones, we’re learned a great deal around power consumption. Therefore we want to share some learnings and what have resulted in the FxOS Powertool!

Introducing the FxOS Powertool!

With the FxOS Powertool!, we can optimize apps for power consumption, but also verify and fix bugs related to that. It is a command line utility with a number of options:

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App Indexing updates

Google Webmasters - Thu, 2014-04-03 21:41
Webmaster Level: Advanced
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This week's sponsor: GraphicStock

A List Apart - Thu, 2014-04-03 17:48

Thanks to our sponsor, GraphicStock.

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Coordinate Conversion Made Easy – the power of GeometryUtils

Hacks - Thu, 2014-04-03 13:14

In a previous post we introduced the GeometryUtils interface and the getBoxQuads() API for retrieving the CSS box geometry of a DOM node. GeometryUtils also takes care of another important problem: converting coordinates reliably from one DOM node to another. Read more

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Laura Kalbag on Freelance Design: Me and My Big Fat Ego

A List Apart - Thu, 2014-04-03 12:30

Designers are renowned for having egos. But we’re really not all big-headed prima donnas. It’s just that we can devote so much of our time and care to our work that it becomes entangled with our self-esteem.

We’d all love our work to be perfect at the first draft. If we could solve all the potential problems in the project in one pass, without anybody else’s intervention, wouldn’t that make us perfect designers?

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Opera TV Store tailor-made for Swisscom

Opera press releases - Thu, 2014-04-03 10:35
Opera Software and Switzerland’s leading telecom provider Swisscom today announced that the Opera TV Store application platform is set to land on Swisscom set-top boxes. It is the first European pay-TV operator to bring the Opera TV Store on board, as operators embrace over-the-top content to satisfy viewers’ hunger for on-demand services. The partnership also marks the Opera TV Store’s first fully customized and co-branded deployment. Read more
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Opera Developer 22.0.1460.0, now easier to update than ever

Opera desktop team - Thu, 2014-04-03 08:39

There comes the first Opera 22 update that will benefit from the new silent update process on windows. You should be upgraded to it automatically, without even a UAC prompt.

In addition, to make the autoupdating even smoother, the autoupdate packages will now be sent to you in the form of a patch instead of a full package, whenever possible. This will hopefully help those of you who pay per Mb downloaded or those who have a strict monthly download quota,

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Enabling Communities: Iterating on the Get Involved Page

Mozilla Webdev - Wed, 2014-04-02 23:18

The Get Involved page on is one of the primary ways future community members reach out to join Mozilla and work with us to build a better Internet.

In March 2013, we turned the Get Involved page into an animated slideshow celebrating Mozilla’s 15th anniversary.

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Stay up to date with Enterprise Mode for Internet Explorer 11

IE Blog - Wed, 2014-04-02 23:03

Microsoft is taking an important step towards helping businesses stay up to date with the latest software, services, and devices. Enterprise Mode for Internet Explorer 11, announced today as an update for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, provides better compatibility for older versions of Internet Explorer and tools to manage which Web apps use it.

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Announcing an updated version of Internet Explorer 11 - available on Windows 8.1, Windows 7, and Windows Phone 8.1

IE Blog - Wed, 2014-04-02 23:01

Today we’re excited to announce an updated version of Internet Explorer 11 available with the Windows 8.1 Update and for our Windows 7 customers as well as the debut of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Phone 8.1. The Windows 8.1 Update will be available for download today on MSDN and TechNet, with automatic updates beginning April 8th for both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 customers. Read more

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Rormix – Discover Emerging Music Videos with Firefox OS

Hacks - Wed, 2014-04-02 12:54

Rormix is a platform for discovering emerging music videos. Music videos are tagged by genre and similar commercial artists, making it easy to discover new music videos.

The Rormix app was made using PhoneGap and released on iOS and Android. Development took just over a month from the first line of code, to the app submissions in the app stores. The Firefox OS port took one developer just one day!

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Opera stable 20.0.1387.91

Opera desktop team - Wed, 2014-04-02 08:23

Hi everyone,

We are rolling out another 20 version with some new critical bug fixes.
This build fixes an auto update problem on Mac where the auto update process prompts for user credentials and then exits immediately if run as an unprivileged user.
We have also fixed a problem with Off-Road mode not working on some ISPs.

Get the new build here: Opera Stable stream.

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Inside the Party Bus: Building a Web App with Multiple Live Video Streams + Interactive Graphics

Hacks - Tue, 2014-04-01 07:17

Gearcloud Labs is exploring the use of open technologies to build new kinds of shared video experiences. Party Bus is a demo app that mixes multiple live video streams together with interactive graphics and synchronized audio. We built it using a combination of node.js, WebSockets, WebRTC, WebGL, and Web Audio. This article shares a few things we learned along the way.

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Opera Software launches Cats by Opera browser project

Opera press releases - Tue, 2014-04-01 05:56
Norwegian browser company introduces the feline-first web browser concept. Read more
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A faster, mobile(r) web with Emoji

Chrome - Tue, 2014-04-01 04:26
Today we’re announcing Google Translate support for Emoji, built directly into Chrome for Android and iOS. You can now read all your favorite web content using efficient and emotive illustrations, instead of cumbersome text. Our translation algorithm interprets not just the definition of the words on a webpage, but also their context, tone and if appropriate, facial expression. It then distills text into articulate, meaningful symbols so you can get more out of every screen. Read more
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Building Better Input Experience for East Asian Users with the IME API in IE11

IE Blog - Mon, 2014-03-31 20:09

During the development of Internet Explorer 11, we proposed and implemented a new set of IME APIs to the Web Applications Working Group for a better input experience for East Asian users. These discussions resulted in changes to the Editor’s Draft of the W3C IME API. Read more

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More Precise Index Status Data for Your Site Variations

Google Webmasters - Mon, 2014-03-31 14:30
Webmaster Level: Intermediate
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Opera Developer 22!

Opera desktop team - Mon, 2014-03-31 13:01

Today marks the first release of Opera Developer 22. For this initial developer release our primary focus has been on backend changes to ready ourselves for future improvements in the UI and elsewhere.

Nonetheless, 22 is a major update and includes hundreds of bug fixes, crash fixes and site rendering improvements (see our changelog for the full list).

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The top ten African websites map

Opera press releases - Mon, 2014-03-31 06:59
What are the differences in surfing habits across the African continent? As more and more Africans pick up their mobile phones and head onto the web, patterns in their surfing habits start to emerge. In this State of the Mobile Web report, Opera Software provides an overview of the most popular websites and the mobile devices used to access them, across the whole of Africa. Read more
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Google’s Public DNS intercepted in Turkey

Google online security - Sat, 2014-03-29 23:45
Posted by Steven Carstensen, Software Engineer

We have received several credible reports and confirmed with our own research that Google’s Domain Name System (DNS) service has been intercepted by most Turkish ISPs (Internet Service Providers).
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