Firefox’s blazing speed with huge numbers of tabs leaves Chrome in the dust

Computer Hardware

As you may be aware, Chrome has something of a reputation for being a resource hog, and rival Firefox is aiming to hit Google’s browser in this potential Achilles heel with news that it has hugely streamlined memory usage when lots of tabs are open.

And we mean lots of tabs. As Mozilla developer Dietrich Ayala explains, he did some testing with Firefox having 1,691 tabs open – yes, 1,691 – and found that while the current version of the browser (54) was very sluggish to start up and used a lot of system memory (unsurprisingly), Firefox 55 (currently in beta testing) and 56 make massive strides on both these fronts.

According to Ayala’s benc…
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The Galaxy S8 Reviews Are In and They’re Good, But Its Camera Leaves Opening for Apple and Google

The Galaxy S8 Reviews Are In and They’re Good, But Its Camera Leaves Opening for Apple and Google

As much as smartphone makers like to trumpet a plethora of new features every time they launch a new flagship phone, it’s primarily only improvements to two features — a phone’s display and rear camera — that have had much success in recent years at …
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Samsung Galaxy S8 Factory Unlocked Smart Phone 64GB Single SIM – International Version (Black)
Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy S8 on March 29, 2017. As the brand’s new flagship, the smartphone will surely pack a va…

Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB Unlocked Phone – International Version (Midnight Black)
Latest Galaxy phone with Infinity Display, Duel Pixel Camera, iris scanning and Ip68-rated water and dust resistance. The phone co…

Samsung Galaxy S8+ Factory Unlocked Smart Phone 64GB Dual SIM – International Version (Silver)
Along with the Galaxy S8, Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy S8+ at its Unpacked event scheduled for March 29. While these…

Samsung Galaxy S8 Keyboard Cover , Black
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Keyboard Cover provides the protection of a standard protective cover with the convenience and functionality…

Apple Mail manager leaves to work on third-party email app

Apple

One of the most important engineers behind Apple’s own Mail app has decided to leave the company and lend his skills to another email app creator. Readdle, makers of the popular Spark email app for iOS, has hired away former Apple Mail engineering manager Terry Blanchard to work on ‘the future of email’ after he […]

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VMware user group fight leaves community diminished

Software

VMware user group fight leaves community diminished

Ongoing tension between Nutanix and VMware’s has spilled over into Virtzilla’s user groups, which have decided to exclude volunteers who work for rivals. That decision has left both vendors somewhat diminished and the user groups’ governing body facing …
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