Archive for February, 2010

Opera 10.50 RC Released

By | February 28, 2010 | 22 Comments

Opera 10.50 RC ReleasedIt appears that Opera is really pushing for Opera 10.50 Final release (more on that in the upcoming article), as Opera 10.50 RC has been just released, few days after Beta 2; and just like Beta 2, this build is Windows only release.

Besides bug fixes and continuous stabilization, release candidate received a new feature, which allows to seek through video that is not yet completelly downloaded.

Windows MSI / Windows Classic

Thanks to MarkG for news tip.


Steam Replaces Internet Explorer with WebKit

By | February 26, 2010 | 3 Comments

Steam Replaces Internet Explorer with WebKit
Steam, one of the most popular content delivery platforms is ditching Internet Explorer rendering engine in favor of Webkit.

“We swapped out the Internet Explorer rendering engine with WebKit, which gives us a bunch of size, stability and performance benefits,” John Cook, Director of Steam Development at Valve said.

Who’s next?

If you would like to try a new version of Steam (beta), please visit the following page.


Opera 10.50 Beta 2 Released

By | February 25, 2010 | 47 Comments

Opera 10.50 Beta 2 ReleasedOne more Opera 10.50 Beta has been released by Opera Software, as company continues to stabilize and improve web browser.

Highlights (changelog)
Skin work, and tweaked styling of internal pages (opera:* and error pages)
Improved opera:config
Improved overlay authentication dialogs to avoid spoofing Continue Reading

Opera Software Q4 2009 Financial Results

By | February 24, 2010 | 7 Comments

Opera Software Q4 2009 Financial ResultsEarlier this week, Opera Software has revealed their Q4 2009 financial results. Some of the highlights are:

Opera Mobile: 47 new models in 2009, shipments of 4.2 million.
Opera Mini: 172 new models in 2009

Opera Desktop: Users up 37% since 4Q08 (up 11% vs3Q09)
• Revenue up 20% (up 37% on constant currency basis)
• Successful launch of Opera 10 and 10.10
• Users up 125% since 4Q07 to approximately 46 million in December 2009 Continue Reading

YouTube to Stop Supporting IE6 on March 13

By | February 23, 2010 | 9 Comments

Starting from March 13th, Internet Explorer 6 users will receive the following notification, when watching video:

YouTube to Stop Supporting IE6 on March 13

Google also added: “Stopped support essentially means that some future features on YouTube will be rolled out that won’t work in older browsers.”


Weekly Browsers Recap, February 22nd

By | February 22, 2010 | 3 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, February 22nd

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks, mabdul and Nox for links.


Opera Mini for iPhone Demo Video

By | February 21, 2010 | 6 Comments


Opera Product Analyst Talks iPhone App

By | February 21, 2010 | 0 Comments


Pwn2Own: Internet Explorer 8, 7 vs. Firefox 3 vs. Chrome 4 vs. Safari 4

By | February 18, 2010 | 21 Comments

Pwn2Own: Internet Explorer 8 vs. Firefox 3 vs. Chrome 4 vs. Safari 4In the upcoming Pwn2Own contest, hackers will be trying to “pwn” Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Apple Safari web browsers. Competition will be active for three days, with a total cash prize pool of $40 000, where each target is worth $10 000.

Contestants will be trying to exploit:

Day 1
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7 Continue Reading

Internet Explorer 9 Details to Emerge in March

By | February 18, 2010 | 2 Comments

Internet Explorer 9 Details to Emerge in MarchIn the upcoming MIX10 conference, which begins in March 15th, Microsoft will be revealing more Internet Explorer 9 details.

One of the MIX10 team members also noted: “As General Manager of the team, Dean Hachamovitch is responsible for the design, development, and release of Internet Explorer. We welcome Dean back to the stage as one of our MIX10 keynoters in Las Vegas next month. After all, what would our premier web conference be without a browser update!? Dean will talk about changes and improvements that have been made to Internet Explorer 9 since PDC09, and his talk is sure to include a couple of surprises.”

It is yet unknown, whether Microsoft will make release available to general public or not. Although that would certainly be a nice surprise.