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To Web Developers: How to Get Rid of IE6

By | March 23, 2009 | 2 Comments

How to get rid of IE6Although a new version of Internet Explorer has been launched few days ago, many people are still unaware of it and keep using IE6. As a result, web developers are forced to use specific (IE only) stylesheets and hacks.

Staringispolite, a twitter user has created a Google code project called sevenup. Its code (1KB only) displays an informative message to IE6 users asking them to upgrade.

The following movement was originally started by Google and Norway, and as staringispolite said: My general hatred for that browser we all know so, so well”.

Via and project page

Internet Explorer 8 Review

By | March 20, 2009 | 7 Comments

Today has posted a complete review of the new IE8 features. For instance: tabs isolation (Chrome alike), address bar improvements, closer tabs re-opening, accelerators, web slices, new security, privacy features and much more as well as reviewer’s conclusion of browser itself.

Yahoo and Live Search Might Save Mozilla

By | March 16, 2009 | 2 Comments

Since the launch of Chrome, relations between Mozilla and Google were affected. And although contract between them expires on 2011, Michael Baker, the CEO of Mozilla considered the possibility of search contract end. As they are not completely sure about Google’s plans to renew it. As the result, they are started to look for alternatives.

Many analysts consider it as a good movement because during Chrome growth, Mozilla will depend on Google Inc. more than Google does on Firefox. Selling default search engine spot in Firefox would be both, beneficial and not. Search giants such as Yahoo or Live would pay much more than Google do. However, how many of Firefox users would actually use a new search provider?

Via (in Spanish)


If Browsers Were Women

By | March 10, 2009 | 6 Comments


Firefox – Buggier but Fixes Issues Faster

By | March 9, 2009 | 7 Comments

During 2008 Firefox reported 115 flaws. That’s more than Safari (32), Opera (30) and Internet Explorer (31) combined. However, Firefox fixes the issues way faster than any other company.

The research was made by Secunia. (see pdf)



New Tab Page Proposal for Firefox

By | March 6, 2009 | 15 Comments

After being introduced by Opera in the 2007, most of the other web browsers started to release their own modifications of speed dial. For example: Chrome’s Homepage or Safari’s Top Sites.

Firefox labs has decided to implement a speed dial like feature by default. No, not the on similar to Google’s Chrome home pages. Continue Reading

Safari Reaches 10% Marketshare Mark for a Day

By | March 5, 2009 | 4 Comments

Despite the deceptive marketing campaign, Safari has reached more than 10% of the browsers marketshare.

That was done with over 11 million downloads and reaching a peak share of 10.91% on February 28, on Net applications.

For te full article at

Moonlight 1.0 Released

By | February 14, 2009 | 11 Comments

Just a few days ago, Moonlight, the open source GNU/Linux and Unix framework that plays video and applications made on Silverlight has been released.

The way to install Moonlight is by a Firefox addon. It works on 32 and 64 bit operating systems. However, the following release is not compatible with Silverlight 2 yet.

Download Moonlight


Twitlet: The Way to Twit in Any Browser

By | February 12, 2009 | 0 Comments

Twitlet, a free service that works on any JavaScript capable browser, comes very handy when trying to update twitter in a fast and very simple way to twit on Twitter.

To get it to work, click the create button, then type your Twitter user name and password then create. Now just drag the link to you bookmarks toolbar and you are ready to go.

It also supports posting which web page you are visiting, you only need to put #this or #link to the update textbox.


Opera Mini 4.2 for Android Released

By | January 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

Opera has launched today the final version of Opera Mini 4.2 for Android, currently the only phone with it is the T-Mobile G1 phone.  Now we are waiting Opera Mini for iPhone…
Well, here is the change log since the beta version: Continue Reading