Use Google To Test Your Browser’s IPv6 Readiness

IPv6? You would have seen this term everywhere, almost anywhere. Why? What’s so special? Web Analysts says World IPv6 Day is nearing, and what I would say is Internet is running out of addresses. Almost 4 billion IP addresses have now been assigned to various institutions and now that leads to the crisis we are facing right now.

IPv6 is the new version of the Internet Protocol which allows a lot more devices to connect to the Internet, easily.

Technically speaking, IPv6 is the sixth revision to the Internet Protocol and the successor to IPv4. Mostly similar to IPv4 and this one provides unique and numerical IP addresses necessary for Internet-enabled devices to communicate. IPv6 is capable of solving the crisis since it utilizes 128-bit Internet addresses, whereas IPv4 uses 32 bits for its Internet addresses.

Using Google To Check IPv6 Readiness

Google has a simple test page to allow users to check whether or not their current browsers, systems, and networks are capable of handling the impending changeover.

Google IPv6 Test

You can use this simple test page for testing your browser’s IPv6 Readiness.

Apple Approves Opera Mini For The iPhone

Opera Mini On iPhoneIt is officially announced that the Opera Mini app will be live on the App Store within 24 hours.

Post excerpts from Opera Software,

Opera today announced its popular mobile browser, Opera Mini has been approved for iPhone and iPod touch on the App Store. Opera Mini will be available as a free download within 24 hours, depending on market.

Opera actually submitted the app on March 23rd and it was really a billion dollar question whether Apple will approve it or not. But luckily Opera Mini won the game. Now the app is available on the iTunes App Store. You can download the App for free for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. However there is no dedicated iPad version of the app.

Opera chief executive Lars Boilesen said in the press release,

We are delighted to offer iPhone and iPod touch users a great browsing experience with the Opera Mini app. This app is another step toward Opera’s goal of bringing the Web to more people in more places.

So do you own an iPhone and have you tried this app on it? 😉

Mozilla FireFox 3.6 Final Version Released

Finally, the much awaited killer browser Mozilla Firefox 3.6 released and it is available for download at the Official Mozilla Firefox page. I’m wondering how many downloads are taking place right now. Firefox 3.6 has more than 70 fixes from last beta to improve performance, stability, security and features. The final version of Firefox 3.6 released on 21’st January 2010 at 0930 Hrs PST (Pacific Standard Time), which means 11:00 PM (IST) on 21’st January in India.

Features Of Mozilla Firefox 3.6 :

1. Using Personas you can easily change the theme in single click.

2. You will get alerts for out-of-the-date plugins. You can be aware about the expiry date.

3. You can watch Full Screen videos.

4. Supports Web Open Font Format (WOFF).

5. Supports New CSS, DOM, and HTML 5.

6. Supports CSS Gradients.

7. You can monitor HTTP Transactions to observe requests and responses in real time.

8. Customize appearance of Windows in taskbar (in Windows 7 or later).

9. Improved JavaScript Performance.

10. Good Browser Responsiveness and Start-up time.

Happy Browsing.. ! 😀