Archive for February, 2010

The Life and Times of Internet Explorer 6 (Comic)

By | February 12, 2010 | 12 Comments

The life and times of Internet Explorer 6, by Brad Colbow.
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Chrome for Mac Receives Extensions and Bookmark Sync

By | February 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

Google has just rolled out a new beta of Chrome web browser for Mac OS, featuring extensions and bookmark sync support.

With over 2500 extensions already available, everyone shall find tools to improve their daily browsing experience.



Opera Dragonfly Goes Open Source

By | February 11, 2010 | 6 Comments

Opera Dragonfly Goes Open SourceOne of the Opera Dragonfly developers, David Storey, has recently announced that Opera’s debugging tool has gone open-source and can already be viewed at the following BitBucket page.

As company has never launched a true open source project before, there will be a learning curve.

It was also said, that current Opera Dragonfly development is focused on JavaScript debugger improvements.

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks for news tip.


Opera 10.50, Now in Beta

By | February 11, 2010 | 13 Comments

Opera 10.50, Now in Beta
Today, Opera Software has released Beta quality build of Opera 10.50 web browser. Bringing speedy Carakan JavaScript engine, Presto 2.5 rendering engine, new features and updated look.

At this moment, first Beta is available for Windows only, although UNIX and Mac OS users can still try some of the weekly builds.

New features
Better integration with the Windows operating system
Opera Carakan JavaScript engine
Opera “O” tab and menu
Opera Presto 2.5 rendering engine
Opera Vega graphics library
Opera Widgets for Desktop
… and more!

Visit Opera 10.50 page.


Opera Mini for iPhone

By | February 10, 2010 | 16 Comments

Opera Mini for iPhoneOpera Software announced its plans to unveil Opera Mini for iPhone during 2010 Mobile World Congress conference, which will be held from 15th to 18th of February.

Although Apple App terms clearly states, that such applications won’t be approved, Opera Software co-founder Jon von Tetzchner said: “we hope that Apple will not deny their users a choice in Web browsing experience.”

As for today, Opera Mini for iPhone is not publicly available.

Thanks to Daf for news tip.


Kids Friendly Internet Explorer 8

By | February 9, 2010 | 5 Comments

Kids Friendly Internet Explorer 8In association with the CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre), Microsoft has released Internet Explorer 8 for children.

The most important tool in this version is CEOP Button, which behavior is similar to web slices. Once it is clicked, youngster can report inappropriate site or even seek out for help for the given topics: cyberbullying, viruses, harmful content, hacking, mobile problems, and sexual behavior.

In addition, there is also a special search add-on, which shall filter harmful content and do not expose it to your children.


Picture Source: ArsTechnica.


Weekly Browsers Recap, February 8th

By | February 8, 2010 | 3 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, February 8th

Thanks to Demir, mabdul and Sebastian for links.


Open Firefox 3.6 Tabs in Far Right

By | February 7, 2010 | 1 Comment

Open Firefox 3.6 Tabs in Far RightInstead of opening new tabs in far right (right after the last tab), Firefox 3.6 uses bit different approach, which might not be appreciated by some of the users.

If you would like to change this behavior, here is a quick to follow tutorial:

Enter about:config in the address bar
Find tabs.insertRelatedAfterCurrent
Right-click on it and select “Toggle”

That’s it. Enjoy.


Google to Kill IE6 Gmail Support in 2010

By | February 5, 2010 | 3 Comments

Google to Kill IE6 Gmail Support in 2010Just recently, search engine giant halted older browsers support for few of their apps. Turns out, it’s only the beginning, as Google spokesman said: “We plan to stop supporting older browsers for the rest of the Google Apps suite, including Gmail, later in 2010”.

This move is slightly unexpected, as IE6 still owns 20% of browser market share. As for older browsers quote, Firefox 2.0, Safari 2.0 and Chrome 3.0 won’t be supported as well.


Chrome Grabs 5% Market Share as Internet Explorer, Firefox and Opera Share Goes Down

By | February 3, 2010 | 89 Comments

Chrome Grabs 5% Market Share as Internet Explorer, Firefox and Opera Share Goes Down Microsoft Internet Explorer lost yet another chunk of market share, and went down from 62.69% to 62.12% (0.57 point decrease).

For a third time in a row, Mozilla Firefox lost more market share, as it fell from 24.61% to 24.43% (0.18 point decrease).

Yet another huge gain for Chrome web browser; moving up, from 4.63% to 5.22%, making it a 0.59 point increase.

Slowly but surely, Safari increased its market share by 0.07 point, up from 4.46% to 4.53% Continue Reading