In a patent application filed in November 2007 and released today, Apple reveals that it is researching methods for providing customized audio control for Internet browser content. The research is targeting the inability for a single system volume setting to address multiple simultaneous audio-generating applications, a common inconvenience for computer users. For example, a user may have audio content playing in the background through iTunes and may wish to mute only browser-based audio content coming from websites.
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 tgdaily.com
Well, it seems like Apple’s new web browser “marketing campaign” is most of the time based on lies. Remember old and inaccurate Safari vs. Internet Explorer vs. Firefox vs. Opera graph on their page?
So what about Safari 4? Has anything changed? Well, let’s take a look:
Safari is the first – and only – web browser to pass Acid 3
Wrong. Continue Reading
Back in 2006 Google sued Microsoft for including its Live Search as a default search engine provider in Internet Explorer. Claiming that users should be able to “make choices” (even if that was few seconds job to change it). What I am more concerned is the fact that Microsoft is being sued all over when there is actually “a choice”.
But what about other companies? Well, let’s take a look to Apple and Opera Software this time. Continue Reading
If you are using Safari, Opera or any other web browser which doesn’t support official StumbeUpon toolbar, don’t worry yet. There are few tools with less, same and even more functionalities that are officially supported in the toolbar.
Here are some tips on how to get use the toolbar. They will work independently of the OS:
Remember Opera for iPhone? Well, something good is happening at Apple App Store. As MacRumors says:
Over the past 24 hours, Apple has begun to approve 3rd party web browsing applications for the iPhone. A number of new web browsing apps have suddenly appeared with original submission dates ranging as far back as October. Continue Reading
Guy Brian has discovered a new Safari vulnerability which affects Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) users who haven’t changed default feed reader preferences.
This vulnerability allows phishing sites to silently read all the user data from hard drive without him knowing that.
There is however a workaround for Safari users on Windows OS. Continue Reading
A month after being granted U.S. patent No. 7,441,196, a company in Los Angeles called EMG Technology is suing Apple for “the way the iPhone navigates the Internet,” according to a press release. The suit did not specify the damages EMG is seeking, but the company has hired a serious gun: Stanley Gibson, one of the lead trial attorneys who won the $1.35 billion patent infringement lawsuit against Medtronic.
Read more on TechCrunch
And it won’t be released (yet). As in the interview with one of the Opera guys it was said:
Opera’s engineers have developed a version of Opera Mini that can run on an Apple iPhone, but Apple won’t let the company release it because it competes with Apple’s own Safari browser.
Oh Come On!
Thanks to haavard for the source.