Mozilla Developer Center in a blog post on Thursday announced the availability of the new Firefox 3.6 beta 5 download for Mac OS X, and Windows - with automatic update to all Firefox 3.6 beta users in the next 24 to 48 hours. The first Firefox 3.6 beta arrived on October 30 and had been followed-up to beta 4 before now.

Built on the open source platform, Firefox runs a feature called Personas for customizing the browser's appearance, adds the File interface for better file management: placement of new tabs next to the ones that spawned them. Since the fourth beta, a total of 127 bugs had been fixed.

This latest update contains over 100 fixes from the last Firefox 3.6 beta, containing many improvements for web developers, Add-on developers, and users. Over 70% of the thousands of Firefox Add-ons have now been upgraded by their authors to be compatible with Firefox 3.6 Beta, according to the post.

However, analysts have predicted that this latest release may likely be the final beta version of the new browser, following Mozilla meeting notes that QA (quality assurance) might scrap Beta 5 and we'll release RC to the beta audience soon.

Firefox 3.6 Beta 5 Available - Mozilla

Google on Thursday launched Quick Scroll - an extension for its Chrome browser that is essentially Google's take-on on the Command-F basic search function available for OS X Apps.

Google's obsession with speed: highlighted in its newest trends on real-time search features debut earlier in the week remains insatiable. And the Quick Scroll feature on the-other-hand, provides a bit more horsepower to Google search.

Quick Scroll lets you jump directly to the relevant bits of a Google search result. It adds those types of results directly in the list of suggestions that appears below the search box on many queries. After you click on a Google search result, Quick Scroll may appear on the bottom-right corner of the page, showing one or more bits of text from the page that are relevant to your query.

In addition, Google has released Universal search features such as weather, time, and flight-tracking information in the Google Suggest drop-down list of possible results for relevant queries. Indeed, search speed junkies will have more ample time for research with these new features.

Google Quick Scroll On Chrome

A bundle of new search innovations were unveiled on Monday by Google at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, during it's 3rd annual review of Internet search technology, which it termed 'Searchology'.

Google has demonstrated the nature and scope of Internet search with the introduction of new features that bring search results to life with a dynamic stream of real-time content from across the web. Search results now comes with live updates from people on popular sites like Twitter and FriendFeed, as well as headlines from news and current blog posts which are relevant to users query, latest results are ranked to show the freshness of information right on the search results page.

Also, its new Google Goggles visual search tool for Android brings high-tech twist to accessing information. It allows users to submit pictures rather that keywords as queries. However, the service is being launched in Google Labs because it's experimental and can only recognize certain objects. And it currently supports photo-based searchings: on books, DVDs, landmarks, logos, contact info, artwork, businesses, products, barcodes, and plain text.

Google's VP of search products and user experience, Marissa Mayer, who moderated the event - described it as a look at the future of search and search innovations.

Also expected among trends for 2010 is Google's planned Mobile Search for Voice, Location and Sight. Indeed this possibilities are inspiring.

Mobile And Social Search - Google Goggles

Google's foray into new frontiers may spell trouble for iTune and other internet TV streaming website operators, as YouTube is already trying out movie rentals, and also wants to get into TV streaming services according to a report by All Things Digital on Tuesday.

The report has it that YouTube has been trying to convince the TV industry to let it stream individual shows for a fee. Meanwhile, YouTube already lets users watch a handful of TV shows for free, but only laced with adverts.

Google is well placed to be a network TV streaming powerhouse - given its dominance on internet services and strong followership. However, the biggest stumbling block may be consumers, in that Google is talking about streaming the shows instead of letting consumers download them to their computers - whereas the networks and studios, which control pricing, will want to sell the streamed shows at the same price as downloads.

YouTube, as viewed by analysts may skirt the issue by launching a TV rental business instead. How ever it proceeds, YouTube pay TV definitely fall into trends expected on the Web for 2010.

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