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Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Mozilla Firefox 4

Mozilla Firefox 4 is available to download now for PC, Mac and Android devices. The Sync feature keeps all your bookmarks, settings, open tabs and history in sync across multiple devices. The new sleek look brings Firefox up to date with Safari and Chrome. The speed is improved by up to 6 times, and I can speak from a Web Warp Blog test that it is genuinely quicker.

Firefox Download Button

The V8 Browser test scores have been updated. Chrome 10 is the best result by far.

Original post (Web Warp Blog V8 Benchmark Suite Results)

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Radio 1's Longest Show

This is an unusual post for a technology blog, but everyone likes good music, charity and record breaking, so I thought why not!

Congratulations to Chris Moyles and Dave Vitty for becoming Record Breakers for Comic Relief with the Longest Ever Radio Show! More information from the BBC Radio 1 website here. They have raised over £2 million!

Whilst one air they were introduced to TUNE by Mista Jam.

Bass Cannon - Flux Pavilion
Bass Cannon - Bass Cannon - Single

Monday, 14 March 2011

Blogger Update

Google's Blogger service is undergoing a major update for 2011. Blogger powers millions of blog's around the globe, including Web Warp Blog, and this update should bring a better experience for both content creators and blog readers. Web Warp Blog will be refreshed to keep up with the latest features in 2011. Here is a Blogger promotional video highlighting these changes.

More information: Click Here

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

iOS 4.3

Apple have released iOS 4.3 for the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch (3rd & 4th generation), iPad & iPad 2. Note that iPhone 3G has been dropped from the updates now, this leaves iPhone 3G owners a bit put out as their software seems increasingly slow and buggy since updating to iOS 4. The new update includes better AirPlay options, iTunes Home Sharing and Personal Hotspot.

iTunes Home Sharing lets you listen to content from your iTunes library anywhere around the house through the Wi-Fi connection on your device, similar to streaming on an Apple TV.

Personal Hotpost is similar to the existing Internet Tethering option only it allows the sharing to happen over Wi-Fi and to up to 5 devices in total (3 through the Wi-Fi connection).

iOS 4.3 also offers a significant boost in speed for javascript handling on these mobile devices.

For more information: http://www.apple.com/ios/

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Discovery Launch video from Aeroplane

This incredible video was taken by a passenger on an aircraft lucky enough to be passing the launch site of Discovery final launch.