Archive for January, 2010

Opera 10.50: Disable UI Animations (Slide/Fade in Effects)

By | January 24, 2010 | 5 Comments

If you are kind of person who does not like tabs and forms slide in/out, fade in/out animations, here is a quick way to disable them.

In the address bar type:

Uncheck “Enable UI Animations”
Save settings and you’re done.

Opera 10.50: Disable UI Animations (Slide/Fade in Effects)


Run Flash on iPhone, iPod Safari Browser

By | January 24, 2010 | 6 Comments

Run Flash on iPhone, iPod Safari BrowserNow here is something handy. A JavaScript runtime called Gordon (written by Tobias Schneider) allows you to run .swf files on your iPhone or iPod.

While you won’t be able to view just about any page using Flash (sites need to add this runtime first), there are still some great things left to do; for instance: playing .swf games.

If you are curious enough, here are some of the flash demos already made.

Project home page.


Microsoft Fixes Critical IE Security Vulnerability

By | January 22, 2010 | 1 Comment

Microsoft Fixes Critical IE Security VulnerabilityAfter promising to fix Internet Explorer „Aurora“ security vunlerability as soon as possible, Microsoft kept its promises and released patch earlier today.

You may download it from the following page for IE5, 6, 7 and 8.

Here is an interesting thing: Maxthon browser (IE based) has „fixed“ the very same vunlerability yesterday with the following claim: „Maxthon Beats Microsoft to the Punch Creating Barrier to Zero-day Attacks“. Which prevented uses to get tricked into Aurora trap.

Microsoft Fixes Critical IE Security Vulnerability
Picture Source: Maxthon


Firefox 3.6 Released

By | January 21, 2010 | 3 Comments

Firefox 3.6 ReleasedIt’s here! The final version of Firefox 3.6 web browser is now officially released. Designed to be a minor upgrade, not only it brings performance improvements, but also some of the new features:

Plugin update checker
Native videos full screen support
Downloadable web fonts
… and more.

Download Firefox 3.6.


Firefox 3.6 Coming Tomorrow

By | January 20, 2010 | 1 Comment

The wait is almost over. The final version of Firefox 3.6 web browser is set to be released on Thursday, January 21 at 9:30 (PST).


Wait, What? Opera Buys AdMarvel

By | January 20, 2010 | 8 Comments

Wait, What? Opera Buys AdMarvelNow here is something totally fresh. Just few weeks ago, Opera Software Received a new CEO and it looks like he is pushing for something new.

What’s that? Well, today, in press release, company announced that they have acquired mobile advertising company AdMarvel for an undisclosed amount of money.

“In our fast-growing industry, mobile advertising represents an interesting long-term revenue opportunity. Every month, nearly 50 million people access the Web using Opera on their mobile phones and together with AdMarvel, we think we can play an important role in the evolution of mobile advertising,” said Lars Boilesen, CEO of Opera Software.

Wait, What? Opera Buys AdMarvel

Update: “The agreed acquisition price is approximately USD 8 million in cash. The acquisition structure also envisages up to an additional USD 15 million in cash consideration, paid only if certain aggressive financial targets are met over the next 24 months.”

I am really excited to see the outcome of this acquisition. Do you?


Microsoft to Release IE Patch As Soon as Possible

By | January 19, 2010 | 1 Comment

Microsoft to Release IE Patch As Soon as PossibleAs anticipation for Internet Explorer 6 security fix grows, Microsoft has decided to go “out of band” and release it as a standalone patch.

Here’s what company had to say about this:

“Given the significant level of attention this issue has generated, confusion about what customers can do to protect themselves and the escalating threat environment Microsoft will release a security update out-of-band for this vulnerability.

We take the decision to go out-of-band very seriously given the impact to customers, but we believe releasing an update out-of-band update is the right decision at this time. We will provide the specific timing of the release tomorrow.”

Microsoft also recommended customers upgrade to Internet Explorer 8 and benefit from improved security protection.


Weekly Browsers Recap, January 18th

By | January 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, January 18th


World Against Internet Explorer

By | January 18, 2010 | 4 Comments

World Against Internet ExplorerAfter German Federal Office for Information Security warned users to use browser other than Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, 7 or 8, the French Computer Emergency Response Team is now advising the same.

In statement, it says: “pending a patch from the publisher, CERT recommends using an alternative browser.”

Microsoft’s spokesman in Germany said: “there is no threat to the general user, consequently we do not support this warning,”

Warnings come after recent IE vulnerability, which was one of the key factors, in the recent attacks on Google’s systems.


How to Backup Opera Mobile 10 Bookmarks?

By | January 18, 2010 | 1 Comment

How to Backup Opera Mobile 10 Bookmarks?If, for one reason or another, you don’t use Opera Link, here is a simple way on how you can backup your Opera Mobile 10 bookmarks (Windows phones).

Go to:
Program Files\Opera Mobile 10\profile\datastorage\2\

Search for all.dat file and copy it into a safe place.