Ever wanted to zoom in that tiny text in Facebook Comments Box? Ctrl-+ doesn't work in this case, at least in Google Chrome browser. But here is a solution - a nifty bookmarklet, which you can drag to your bookmarks bar and click whenever needed. It uses CSS Transforms and it works in Chrome, Safari, Firefox, IE9+ and Opera.
Google has closed its free Google Translate API, Google Finance API and the unofficial Google Weather API, which many websites were dependent on. Fortunately, the Yahoo Query Language comes to their rescue. It takes SQL-like statements and provides data from many web services (like SQL tables) in JSON or XML format. You can use the following alternatives for Google APIs:
Chinese company Baidu has launched a new web browser for Android, called Baidu Browser (or Explorer). It claims to be 20% faster than others thanks to the new T5 Engine. I didn't believe it, so I downloaded and tested it on my Android 2.3.
The home page is clean, but in Chinese. The default search engine is of course Baidu. There is a voice search as well. The user agent contains FlyFlow/2.2, which is a codename of Baidu Browser.
T5 Engine is indeed a king of HTML5, it scores 467 points and 8 bonus points out of 500 in the HTML5 Test - far more than current mobile and desktop browsers!
As to performance of Baidu Browser (right), it's beats Dolphin Browser (left) in BrowserMark by 19950 to 22322 points, which is 11%!
As you might already know, Google Chrome browser is available only for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich devices and newer. However, on the Android.net forum somebody has posted the Chrome browser for Android 2.3 Gingerbread and lower. After downloading and installing the APK file, I could see a very nice UI and feel a blazing fast WebKit engine.
Here I will post some interesting discoveries while I'm browsing the internet. It will be websites, web apps, open source apps, OS-es, developer tools, frameworks and stuff like that. Have a nice time!