Archive for June, 2010

HTC Confirms Browser Privacy Issue, Plans to Fix It

By | June 19, 2010 | 1 Comment

HTC Confirms Browser Privacy Issue, Plans to Fix ItHTC Corporation has confirmed earlier reported browser privacy issue and is working already to fix it. Company has also released an official statement that suggest phone storage formatting. Here it is:
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The Difference between Google Chrome and Chromium

By | June 19, 2010 | 5 Comments

The Difference between Google Chrome and ChromiumSoftpedia has published a great article on Google Chrome and Chromium differences. Worth a read if you are confused.

Chromium:
- the open-source project on which Google Chrome is based;
- bleeding-edge features;
- several binary builds for Windows, Linux and Mac made available each day, sometimes 20 or more;
- not considered stable, don’t blame the developers if it crashes your computer or eats your cat;
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Web Browser Add-Ons and Themes for World Cup Fans

By | June 18, 2010 | 3 Comments

Web Browser Add-Ons and Themes for World Cup FansAlthough FIFA world cup has already started, it’s not yet too late to tweak your browser accordingly and get into soccer mood.

Here are few useful extensions for Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Opera users.

Internet Explorer

World Cup Coverage 2010
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Flock Ditches Firefox in Favor of Chromium

By | June 17, 2010 | 8 Comments

Now here is a real bummer. Flock Inc., company behind well known social web browser has released the very first Beta of Flock 3.0.

What’s so special about that?
It appears that the latest version of Flock is now based on Chromium instead of Mozilla’s Firefox.

According to developers, this will help them to offer a much faster and better product for all the users.

There is also a bunch of new features, you may read more about them here.

Download Flock 3.0 (Windows only).

What do you guys think about this change?

Thanks to Blake, Sebastian Kraus and Shane Bundy for the news tip.

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Browser Privacy Issue with Few HTC Devices

By | June 16, 2010 | 1 Comment

Browser Privacy Issue with Few HTC Devices

There appears to be an issue with HTC Droid Incredible, HTC Droid Eris, HTC Evo and maybe other devices that run Sense UI.

BGR reports browser privacy bug, where phone would periodically make a screenshot of the contents of your web browser and never delete it.

Furthermore, deleting browser history or even hard-resetting device will still leave those JPEG files in place.

If you want to get rid of them now, navigate to emmc folder and seek for .bookmark_thumb1, that’s where those files are placed.

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Opera 10.60 Beta Hits the Streets

By | June 16, 2010 | 16 Comments

Opera 10.60 Beta Hits the Streets

Just few days after the recent Opera build, with improved HTML5 features support, Opera Software has released the very first beta of Opera 10.60 web browser.

Version 10.60 introduces speed improvements and few new features, such as:

Smarter Searching
More efficient search with new search suggestions feature (did not work).

HTML5 Features Support
Opera now supports WebM in HTML5 video: a high quality, free and open video format.
You can add location awareness to your web applications to expand the possibilities of what you can offer.
… and more

Download Opera 10.60 Beta.

Thanks to Ichann for the news tip.

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Google and its “Don’t be Evil” Slogan

By | June 15, 2010 | 3 Comments

Google and its Don't be Evill Slogan
There appears to be a great story behind the latest IE 0-day exploit (worth a read).
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WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe Give Away

By | June 15, 2010 | 11 Comments

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe Give AwaySophia from Digiarty Software is giving away 20 WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe licenses to FavBrowser readers.

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License code: WINHCD-8712-2671-2446
The license code works on 20 copies

Mac users may download it for free until June 30th.

Enjoy.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, June 14th

By | June 14, 2010 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 14th

FavBrowser.com

Internet Explorer 9 vs. Safari 5 (Hardware Acceleration)
With the recent Safari 5 announcement, Apple has also introduced hardware acceleration support for Windows machines.

New Internet Explorer 8 Ad Campaign Begins
In effort to strengthen Internet Explorer 8 position in the market and raise people awareness, Microsoft has launched a new ad campaign. Continue Reading

Latest Opera Snapshot Receives More HTML5 Features Support

By | June 14, 2010 | 11 Comments

Latest Opera Snapshot Receives More HTML5 Features SupportToday’s Opera browser snapshot (non-stable) has introduced a support of four HTML5 related features, as well as Cross-Document Messaging update.

Those features are:
WebM support for HTML5 video (demo)
HTML5 Offline Web Applications (demo)
Geolocation (not fully implemented in FreeBSD/Linux builds yet) (demo)
Web Workers (demo)

On a side note, Bing is now set as a default Speed Dial search engine. For a complete list of changes, visit the following post.

Download: (use it on your own risk)

Thanks to “narzędzia pneumatyczne” for the news tip.

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