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#1 +V-Tech

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 04:04

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Like it or not, thinking about every megabyte is essential for smartphone owners hoping to keep their monthly usage from topping whatever tier they've purchased. The nasty, unbecoming world of data caps isn't changing in the near-term, and Google knows it. Following in the footsteps of Opera, the outfit's Chrome browser for iOS is evidently equipped with a data compression feature that's engineered to save precious bytes when browsing via mobile. This technology has existed for some time, but it's just now being rolled out en masse to those with an iPhone. We're told that it "compresses and minimizes HTML, JavaScript and CSS resources, removing unnecessary whitespace, comments and other metadata not essential to rendering the pages," which can reduce data usage by up to 50 percent on certain sites. So, Apple -- thinking about tossing something similar under the hood of Mobile Safari?

 

 

http://www.engadget....ta-compression/




#2 The_Decryptor

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 04:58

I find it funny how Google says sending every web page you visit through their servers is "more secure"

Edit: I assume it uses TLS between the Chrome client and Google server, but still.

#3 Torolol

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 05:02

isn't scripts minimizer already a common practices?

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 05:21

I find it funny how Google says sending every web page you visit through their servers is "more secure"

Edit: I assume it uses TLS between the Chrome client and Google server, but still.

 

I thought the same thing. Then, I looked at your choice OS and spit water on my keyboard. Perhaps I found it funnier than I should have but regardless I'm now typing on a new keyboard.



#5 Growled

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 14:05

I find it funny how Google says sending every web page you visit through their servers is "more secure"
 

 

Doesn't Opera do the same thing on their Opera mini?



#6 ChuckFinley

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 14:07

I got this last week, I thought why not even though I am truly unlimited data lol!



#7 The_Decryptor

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 21:48

I thought the same thing. Then, I looked at your choice OS and spit water on my keyboard. Perhaps I found it funnier than I should have but regardless I'm now typing on a new keyboard.

 
I ain't liable for that :shifty:
 

Doesn't Opera do the same thing on their Opera mini?


Yep, recompresses images as well. Wouldn't surprise me if Google was recompressing images to WebP as well.

#8 threetonesun

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 22:10

isn't scripts minimizer already a common practices?

 

Yes. We're also talking kbs at that level. Compressing images, video, and audio for phone usage would be a big deal. 



#9 Dinggus

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 22:24

I haven't seen an invite yet?

#10 DarkNet

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 22:27

I had this invitation on my Nexus 7 back in July.





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