Archive for August, 2010

The Joys of Private Browsing Mode

By | August 24, 2010 | 13 Comments

In case you haven’t heard yet, “private web browsing” is a feature that allows users to surf the web without leaving any trace of visited sites history.

Well, Mozilla has decided to run a study and publish such feature usage numbers.

The Joys of Private Browsing Mode
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Windows Phone 7 Browser Comparison

By | August 24, 2010 | 2 Comments

Guys at compared Windows Phone 7, iPhone and Android browsing experience.


Weekly Browsers Recap, August 23rd

By | August 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 23rd

The History of Internet Explorer
As Microsoft celebrates the 15th birthday of Internet Explorer, lets dive into the past and see how it all started…

Is Internet Explorer the Modern Times Jesus?
Before we begin… If you are easily offended Christian, just skip this post.
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Steam Software Survey

By | August 23, 2010 | 1 Comment

It looks like Steam survey now also tracks software usage. While it’s just a minority of all Internet users (and all of them are gamers), you can still gather some interesting numbers.

Personally, I was curious about Microsoft Silverlight adoption. Turns out, 1 out of 2 people has actually Silverlight installed. Adobe Flash Player on the other hand dominates the market.

Steam Software Survey

For a complete list, visit the following page.

Thanks to nobody and Nox for the news tip!


Firefox 4 Beta 4 to Include Sync, Hardware Acceleration

By | August 20, 2010 | 11 Comments

Firefox 4 Beta 4 to Include Sync, Hardware AccelerationIt looks like the upcoming Firefox 4 Beta 4 release is set to include Firefox Sync; a feature that allows users to synchronize bookmarks, tabs, history, preferences, etc. among Firefox desktop and mobile platforms.

Furthermore, Beta 4 will have hardware acceleration enabled by default on Windows machines.

If everything goes as expected, we shall see the availability of Firefox 4 Beta 4 next Monday (August 23rd).


Opera 10.70 Expands Sync Capabilities

By | August 20, 2010 | 9 Comments

Opera 10.70 Expands Sync CapabilitiesThe latest weekly build of Opera 10.70 web browser (please note: this is not the final version) now includes ability to synchronize content blocker settings.

With Opera Link technology, users can use same speed dials, bookmarks, personal bar settings*, search engines, notes* and history* across different computers or even mobile phones.

* not available on mobile phones

Want to know more about Opera Link? Check the following post.

Thanks to Mark Gillespie for the news tip.


Even Google Knows It (Pic)

By | August 19, 2010 | 11 Comments

Worst Browser

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Why Should You Use Opera Mini? (Pic)

By | August 19, 2010 | 6 Comments

Why Should You Use Opera Mini?

Download Opera Mini.

Via Dilbert and Choose Opera.


6 of the Worst Web Browser Features

By | August 19, 2010 | 55 Comments

There comes a time when browser developers decide to implement a specific feature or do things in certain way that may cripple user experience.

So, lets dig into this mess and find out, what these things actually are.

Internet Explorer: Connecting

Internet Explorer: Connecting
Turns out, such simple task as opening new tab, can also become a headache. If you’ve been using Internet Explorer 7/8, then infamous “Connecting…” message is already wired into your brain.
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Enable Google Search Suggestions in Opera

By | August 18, 2010 | 26 Comments

Enable Google Search Suggestions in OperaAs you might know, Opera 10.60 brings support for search suggestions. However, it currently works for Bing and Wikipedia only.

Fortunately, you can now enable such suggestions for Google as well. Here is how:

1. Open search.ini file from your profile directory (if you have issues finding such file, type opera:about for some file paths).
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