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Nov 26, 2014 - It's almost 2015. Should you still test and make sure your new website functions properly all the way back to Internet Explorer 8? Or should you forgo older browsers and not care if your site is unusable on them?
Nov 25, 2014 - In Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google introduced a white background to the app drawer screens. This follows their material design philosophy, but might be too bright for some of us. You can change it by installing a different launcher app.
Nov 25, 2014 - The new default keyboard in Android 5.0 Lollipop has a light/white background, which is a departure from previous versions of Android that had a dark background. If you want to change it to a dark background, or revert to the previous Holo keyboard style, follow these steps.
Nov 21, 2014 - Google has done away with the stock email app in Android 5.0 Lollipop. You're now forced to use the new and improved Gmail. If you try to open the stock email app, you'll get this message:
YouTube Audio Quality Bitrate Used For 360p, 480p, 720p, 1080p, 1440p, & Up
Nov 20, 2014 - YouTube streams video and audio separately and the website player combines them on the fly. Due to this, the audio bitrate is no longer affected by the video quality selected. In most cases, the audio you hear while watching a YouTube video is approximately 126 kbps AAC (MPEG-4 audio in an M4A container). Changing the video quality will not impact the audio stream that is playing.
How YouTube Streams Video & Audio
Nov 20, 2014 - This is a technical post on how the YouTube player works, including the kinds of http requests it makes and how it streams video and audio. This information was researched with the HTML5 player, but may be applicable to the Flash player as well. The HTML5 player uses JavaScript and is the default player for Chrome and newer Internet Explorer.
Nov 19, 2014 - In the latest version of Chrome released with Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google is trying out a new feature where Chrome tabs are now merged with recent tasks in the app switcher. The tab menu is gone from the browser and you now switch between browser window tabs using the system-wide app switcher.
Nov 16, 2014 - Lately, Chrome has been saving my session logins even though I have Keep local data only until you quit your browser checked in the settings. I've noticed this on Google sites, where I'm still logged in even after exiting, and on Facebook, where it remembers my email address.
Nov 14, 2014 - With Chrome version 38, there is a regression bug that causes a strange behavior with the caret position in HTML input fields. The caret sits at the top of the input until text is typed in:
Nov 13, 2014 - There are a number of different ways to detect if the user has an ad blocker. It can be useful information if you want to hide stray elements when ads are blocked, such as ad containers, or display a message to your users.
Nov 11, 2014 - As of Firefox 33, if you type a single-word host name that you're defined in your hosts file, Firefox will search for it instead of treating it as an address. It will then have a little menu pop down with the message "Did you mean to go to XYZ?", which is very similar to what Chrome does.
Nov 6, 2014 - I created a simple Chrome extension that replaces any Google Doodle on Google's US homepage (www.google.com) with the regular default Google logo:
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