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"Bad advice" to publishers and developers of games from localizers

2 years, 11 months ago
Author of councils of Epoha3004

If you cool publisher
Or megadeveloper
Also you want the games
To sell around the world,
You need a localizer,
You will not do without it,
Below we will give advice,
How it is necessary to work with it.

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Safety — above all. The last practices for Google Chrome

2 years, 12 months ago
Hi, GT! Not so long ago we told (the truth, on Habré) about so-called "Red cards" — to system which helps to protect users of our search from dangerous content. Today we continue a subject of a safe brauzing. To filter results of search issue rather easily, but not always you pass to the new website with Google. The hyperlink conducting on the website with dangerous content can be met anywhere, so the browser has to protect users.



In Google Chrome today we will also talk about technologies of protection.

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Automobile configurators as mirror of revolution of web technologies

3 years ago
In the recent article I considered the interesting WebGL projects. Among them there was a presentation of the Porsche 911 car. Beautiful, technically competent application, of course, attracts buyers, but as far as it is effective?

Vendors of a car are very rational. Traditionally their official sites serve the main thing — increase in sales. It is no wonder that such automobile resources hold a nose "downwind" and very quickly react to any technology trends in the field of a saytostroyeniye. The most sensitive to it part is, so-called, a configurator. It is present at the websites of all known brands and allows to select the machine under the requirements: to decide on a series, color of a body, an upholstery of salon, power of the propulsion system, type of wheels, etc. Thus, the potential buyer "sees" that it is necessary for him, and also obtains information on the final cost of a collected car and even the sentence on crediting. It is clear, that the automobile configurator has to be fast, convenient, visual, the most useful and modern. This some kind of "mirror" of present web technologies.

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WebTorrent: torrents via the browser. Without plug-ins, pure JavaScript

3 years ago


Now for downloading and viewing of movies from torrents the separate torrent client is not necessary. Also as well as for distribution of files under the BitTorrent protocol the certain client is not necessary too. Rather normal browser, Chrome, Firefox and Opera (a desktop and Android) are supported.

All this thanks to WebTorrent — a hybrid of BitTorrent and WebRTC. Downloading and distribution happen directly via the website. The built-in player begins demonstration of the movie as soon as several percent are downloaded.

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There was FuckFuckAdblock.user.js script for FuckAdblock.js bypass

3 years ago
War of disablers and anti-disablers of advertizing gains steam. It is known that more and more popular are expansions to the browser like AdBlock which hide advertizing on the websites.

Against such expansions for the aid to webmasters FuckAdBlock.js script is created. It detects numerous disablers of advertizing, supports the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer (8+), Safari and Opera browsers. Work demonstration — on fuckadblock.sitexw.fr.

There now, and means for FuckAdBlock.js bypass appeared now: the user script of FuckFuckAdBlock.user.js which needs to be installed in the browser by means of Greasemonkey or other addition for yuzerskript. Demonstration on the same fuckadblock.sitexw.fr.

As they say, stock up with popcorn, misters.

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Developers of mobile Chrome thought up a method considerably to save a traffic

3 years ago
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In the official blog of the mobile Chrome browser for Android the announcement of almost radical method of reduction of amount of a traffic appeared: developers offer the Data Saver mode at which pictures on the website will be loaded only "on demand". Images on the website will look as a set of the multi-colored rectangles which are not breaking imposition. After the page will be shown, it will be possible to load all not loaded images or only the necessary picture. Developers claim that this method will considerably reduce a traffic and estimate this indicator at 70%. As the new Data Saver mode is oriented generally to developing countries, at first it will appear only in India and Indonesia.

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Tender on search of vulnerabilities in Yandex. The browser the director of service of testing of Mail.ru won

3 years ago


Corporate "war game" between the Russian Internet companies reached hacker level. On October 26 "Yandex" announced competition of hackers "Month of search of vulnerabilities in Yandex. Browser". To three winners who will find the most serious bugs in the browser, promised prizes: 500 thousand rub, 300 thousand and 150 thousand, respectively.

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The Chrome developers consider the possibility to put to the websites reputation characteristics

3 years ago
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The famous evangelist of Chrome Francois Beaufort (François Beaufort) on the page in Google + paid attention on tikt design teams of the browser according to which the possibility to measure extent of interaction of the user with a certain website is considered. This reputation characteristic which is called Site Engagement has to show how this resource is popular with the specific user and depending on it to put down it a mark in the form of some number of points. Depending on this characteristic the browser will define how many to select resources, such as battery power and amount on a disk, to a certain website.

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Attack on time for HSTS Sniffly shows to what websites the user went

3 years, 1 month ago
Modern browsers support the HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) function. The flag of HSTS shows that from a certain domain it is necessary to request the encoded HTTPS version — even if transition is performed on HTTP, but not HTTPS. The mechanism is necessary for providing the additional security level: the browser could request the HTTP version of the page which is easy for listening or changing. It is so possible to avoid some attacks with lowering of the level of protection and interception of cookies.

Data that the specific domain had a set HSTS flag, remain in the user's browser. It is logic variable (true/false). These are not cookies files, but information on safety therefore browsers concern to her differently. About tracking by means of cookies it is well known. The user can come into settings of the browser and delete those cookies which are not pleasant to it. There are separate additions which prohibit acceptance of cookies from domains of the marketing companies. Cleaning of the HSTS settings is not so transparent — in browsers it is possible to delete only all flags for all websites at once. In January Sam Greenhalgh showed that by means of HSTS it is possible to create supercookies which are not so easy for deleting.

Last month Yen Zhu showed at the ToorCon conference in San Diego Sniffly. The project uses HSTS and Content Security Policy to define what sites from the list the user already visited.

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Firefox and iOS — unless it is compatible? It turned out that yes

3 years, 1 month ago
All problem long since was that the manual of Apple wanted to see browsers in iOS with a number of restrictions on the engine (the browser engine — Webkit, rendering — UIWebView). Firefox never did browsers on Webkit, but inconvenience was also that Apple used faster Nitro engine. In 2013 for this reason the manual Mozilla was not going to release the browser in iOS. From the iOS 8 version of the politician it was a little mitigated — third-party developers are allowed to Nitro. All last year we received messages on development of Firefox for iOS. 2 months ago it appeared in AppStore shop for New Zealand. Now the test period passed, and Firefox for iOS version not less than 8.2 is available to installations worldwide.

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