Archive for May, 2010

uZard – Windows Mobile, BlackBerry Web Browser with Flash & Silverlight Support

By | May 27, 2010 | 5 Comments

uZard Web P is yet another web browser for Windows Mobile and BlackBerry platforms. Just like its competitors, this browser has its strengths and weaknesses.

uZard uses approach similar to Opera Mini, which is beneficial in many ways: lower memory footprint, easy updating and more (does not mention compression).
uZard - Windows Mobile, BlackBerry Web Browser with Flash & Silverlight Support

It does indeed support Flash and Silverlight (also other audio/video formats), however, when it comes to actual browsing, you might want to look somewhere else.

What about browsing? Continue Reading

Poll: Weekly Browsers Recap

By | May 26, 2010 | 20 Comments

I’d like to hear your opinions about weekly browsers recap. Here’s what I think: instead of linking to all the news articles, I would cover them in this blog.

Pros: wouldn’t have to wait whole week to read about something, what had happened 5 days ago or so.
Cons: ?

Replace weekly recap with news articles instead?

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And we are back…

By | May 25, 2010 | 18 Comments

And we are back…In case you were wondering about the decreased amount of news, etc…

Basically, I was balancing between studying/trading Forex and my studies at the University. As you have noticed, this lead into the “late/no news” situation.

Anyhow, it’s time to move on. Therefore, I have decided to quit studies (at the University) and focus on things I enjoy doing. As George Shinn said: “Growth means change and change involves risk, stepping from the known to the unknown.”

P.S. I will continue studying English to improve my writing :-)

So, give me a day or two to sort everything out and we are ready to go.

Firefox 4 to Have Updated Web Inspector

By | May 20, 2010 | 10 Comments

Firefox 4 to Have Updated Web Inspector

Back in early days, Firefox used to have a simple DOM Inspector, which was later removed in Firefox 3 and made available as add-on.

Well, for the upcoming Firefox 4 release, Mozilla is planning to bring such tool back and make it a part of web browser again.

While Web Inspector is not intended to replace Firebug, it can be used for basic tasks, such as: elements identification or site structure overview.


Internet Explorer 9 to Support VP8

By | May 19, 2010 | 20 Comments

Internet Explorer 9 to Support VP8Earlier today, Google has announced a developer preview of WebM, which is essentially an open source media format, designed for World Wide Web, that uses VP8 codec.

In response to such announcement, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer General Manager, Dean Hachamovitch said: “In its HTML5 support, IE9 will support playback of H.264 video as well as VP8 video when the user has installed a VP8 codec on Windows” … “We want to be clear about our intent to support the same markup in the open and interoperable web, and to do so in a manner consistent with our view broad view of safety and security”

The WebM is already supported by 40+ companies, such as: Mozilla, Opera, Google, Logitech and many more.


Chrome to Replace Firefox in Ubuntu?

By | May 18, 2010 | 21 Comments

Chrome to Replace Firefox in Ubuntu?If UberGizmo rumor is true, Canonical, a company behind Ubuntu is planning to ditch Firefox web browser in favor of Google Chrome (or Chromium).

In fact, Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10 should be the very first version to do that.

How this version differs from the desktop release? It has a new interface, designed for restricted size machines that features a single menu bar design (more about it here).

It’s still unclear, whether same changes are planned for desktop version or not.


Acer Bursts Chrome OS Device Bubble

By | May 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Acer Bursts Chrome OS Device BubbleLast week, rumors were floating around about the upcoming Acer announcement at Computex regarding Chrome OS device.

Unfortunately, company has issued a press release stating that company has no “short-term plans for such a product”.

However, such device is still plausible in the future, as Acer said: “Acer believes that Google Chrome OS is without doubt an exciting product announcement and deserves it’s full attention as well as an in-depth study of its potential from a consumers perspective.”


Weekly Browsers Recap, May 17th

By | May 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 17th

Thanks to Android, Ichann, Nox and Tiago Sá for links.


Google Chrome 6 Dev Is Here

By | May 16, 2010 | 30 Comments

Google Chrome 6 Beta Is HereHere we go again. The sixth version of Google Chrome, labeled 6.0.401.1, has been just released and can be found at dev channel.

Just like with some previous “major” releases, it has neither significant improvements nor any under the hood changes.

– Don’t prepend scheme on copying an incomplete hostname. (Issue 43585)
– Much better display/eliding of RTL and mixed-direction strings in the omnibox dropdown. (Issue 41716)



Moo, One More “Drop IE6” Campaign

By | May 15, 2010 | 2 Comments

Moo, One More Yet another campaign is floating around the web, and this time it’s from Microsoft Australia. Company has launched a new anti-IE6 site that urges users to upgrade their web browser.

“You wouldn’t drink 9 year old milk, so why use a 9-year-old web browser?”, it says.

In addition, page displays Internet Explorer 8 NSS Labs results (which might look shady to some of the internauts): “Internet Explorer 8 caught socially engineered malware 85% of the time compared to Firefox 3’s 29%, Safari 4’s 29% and Chrome’s 17%1.”