Six weeks after Mozilla released the open-source Firefox 3 browser comes the alpha version of Firefox 3.1.The browser, code-named Shiretoko, is built on top of the Gecko 1.9.1 rendering engine, which displays Web content and forms the core of the Web browser application. New features include filmstrip-like visual tabbed browsing using the Ctrl-Tab shortcut, the ability to restrict results that appear in the Smart Location Bar, Web standards improvement within Gecko, and a few aesthetic touches.
Shiretoko is aimed at developers and testers to help spot bugs and participate in the next Firefox's development, though anyone can give it a try.PC Pro, ChannelWeb
InformationWeek Elite 100Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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