Browser News Roundup – December 2013

Browser News Roundup – December 2013

Posted by Rainey

Chrome and Firefox have received some decent updates in the last month. Mobile debugging and mobile inspect capabilities are getting the attention they need and deserve.

Chrome DevTools for Mobile: Screencast and Emulation

Chrome’s DevTools get some sweet new features and inspecting elements on mobile looks great.  The screencast functionality looks awesome and pushing computer input down to the device is a nice touch too. I wish this could work in iOS though.

 

 

By the way: Incase you don’t know, similar functionality does exist to remote debug with your iPhone using Safari – this can be accessed by enabling your “develop” menu item in Safari’s preferences.  Once this menu is enabled, plug your iPhone into your computer via USB. After firing up Safari on your iPhone, you can inspect it using the develop menu in Safari on your computer.

 

Firefox 26 Released

This release includes some new features and some security patches. Some of these include:

  • All Java plug-ins are defaulted to ‘click to play’
  • Password manager now supports script-generated password fields
  • Updates can now be performed by Windows users without write permissions to Firefox install directory
  • Support for the CSS image orientation property
  • New App Manager allows you to deploy and debug HTML5 webapps on Firefox OS phones and the Firefox OS Simulator
  • and more…

 

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