Archive for June, 2010

Track Web Site Changes in IE, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari and More

By | June 14, 2010 | 7 Comments

Track Web Site Changes in IE, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari and More
Now, there are quite a few extensions to track web page changes. Unfortunately, they are made for certain web browsers only.

What’s the solution?
Try It is a simple bookmarking service that will do this for you. Therefore, you will be able to use it on any web browser.

Not ideal, but still, better than nothing.


64-bit Flash is No More

By | June 12, 2010 | 5 Comments

64-bit Flash is No MoreIt looks like with the recent Flash 10.1 Final release, Adobe has also removed 64-bit Flash Player (for Linux) from their web page.

While company failed to provide any real reason for such change and simply said:

The Flash Player 10.1 64-bit Linux beta is closed. We remain committed to delivering 64-bit support in a future release of Flash Player.

Recent page update has clarified that they are still working on 64-bit Flash Player for all major platforms and will deliver it in an upcoming major Flash Player release.

We have temporarily closed the Labs program of Flash Player 10 for 64-bit Linux, as we are making significant architectural changes to the 64-bit Linux Flash Player and additional security enhancements.


Adobe Flash 10.1 Now Available

By | June 11, 2010 | 2 Comments

Adobe Flash 10.1 Now AvailableIt appears that Adobe has finished working on a stable Flash 10.1 release and made it available for you to download.

Flash 10.1 includes quite a few great features, such as: multi touch, H.264 video hardware decoding (Linux and Windows only), graphics hardware acceleration (mobile only) and new platforms support.

For a complete list of features and enhancements, see release notes.


Thanks to Ichann and Jeff Vann for the news tip.


10 Artistic Web Browser Photos

By | June 11, 2010 | 8 Comments

Now here is something to freshen things up. A collection of artistic web browser (Firefox and Internet Explorer) photos/digital art, or just old “Internet Explorer vs. Firefox” argument, to be exact.

Firefox vs Internet Explorer (Good vs. Evil), by shlomit
Good vs. Evil
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Apple Fixes Few Google Chrome Bugs

By | June 10, 2010 | 4 Comments

Apple Fixes Few Google Chrome BugsFew days ago, Google has released a new stable version of Chrome: 5.0.375.70.

What’s interesting about this update is the fact that Apple has actually fixed 2 of Google Chrome security vulnerabilities:

[44740] High Memory corruption in font handling. Credit: Apple.
[44955] High Memory corruption in rendering of list markers. Credit: Apple.

It also appears that Google is occasionally rewarding people, who fix critical bugs, for instance:

[$2000] [39985] High Cross-origin bypass in DOM methods. Credit to Sergey Glazunov.
[$500] [42723] High Memory error in table layout. Credit to wushi of team509.

However, according to TechCrunch, Apple did not receive any cash. What a tremendous loss for a multi-billion company.

Thanks to Blake for this.


Proper Web Browser (Picture)

By | June 10, 2010 | 14 Comments

Now here is an interesting one. TaerkEX, a member of DeviantART has created a simple APNG (Animated PNG) animation.

What’s so great about that?
Well, picture contains two frames. Therefore, if your browser does not support APNG, you should only see the very first one.

Like this (.gif format):

Otherwise (.gif format):
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Internet Explorer 7.5 with AutoVanish (Picture)

By | June 10, 2010 | 16 Comments

Here’s how IE 7.5 should have been designed, according to =code2 from
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Internet Explorer 9 vs. Safari 5 (Hardware Acceleration)

By | June 9, 2010 | 6 Comments

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

To find out how it stacks up against Internet Explorer 9 hardware acceleration, Microsoft ran some tests (see video below (requires Silverlight)).

What about results?
In the very first demo, IE9 Preview versions had an average of 50fps while Safari struggled to reach even 10fps. During Flickr Explorer demo, Internet Explorer 9 kept around 20fps while Safari 5 was averaging about 7fps only. Continue Reading

Firefox Co-Founder is Skeptical about Firefox Growth

By | June 9, 2010 | 4 Comments

Firefox Co-Founder is Skeptical about Firefox GrowthBlake Ross, the co-founder of Firefox web browser appears to be skeptical about Firefox growth.

Answering to one of the Quora (questions/answers community) members questions (Will Firefox have double-digit market share in 3 to 5 years), he said:

I’m pretty skeptical. I think the Mozilla Organization has gradually reverted back to its old ways of being too timid, passive and consensus-driven to release breakthrough products quickly.

Mozilla’s CEO, John Lilly has also responded with the following comment:
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BOLT Renders Its Billionth Page

By | June 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Mobile web browser BOLT, which is now used by more than 7.3 million people worldwide, has rendered its billionth web page, Bitstream (company behind it) announced earlier this week.

“In July of last year Bitstream announced that BOLT climbed past 100 million Web pages rendered” … “The first 100 million pages are always the hardest.”

Said Anna Magliocco-Chagnon, CEO of Bitstream.

What’s so great about BOLT?
It works on pretty much any JM2ME mobile phone
Scores 100/100 in the ACID3 test (WebKit-based)
Allows video streaming
Has a password/download manager
Tabs support
… and more

You may download it in two flavors: BOLT and BOLT Lite.