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.
Rumor: Apple wanted Opera to be the iPhone browser
According to ValleyMag, unknown source reported that before the first iPhone was released, Apple wanted Opera to build the browser for the iPhone.
Negotiations dragged on for six months, the sticking point being exclusivity — Apple wanted it, but Opera was unwilling to commit, seeing a larger market for licensing its proprietary software to multiple handset manufacturers. Eventually, Apple walked away armed with ideas from the negotiations and built a version of its own Safari browser for the popular mobile device. Continue Reading
After yesterdays Adrian Kingsley benchmark test (Firefox 3.0 Beta 5 vs. Safari 3.1 on Mac OS X), I’ve decided to add Opera 9.5 Beta and run them on Windows machine.
Used latest browsers builds (nightly or weekly, all released on April 8th. So how were the results? They’ve actually shocked me a bit, so here you go:
Apparently I did that after installing Safari on my Windows machine as Apple’s Software License Agreement says:
“2. Permitted License Uses and Restrictions. A. This License allows you to install and use one copy of the Apple Software on a single Apple-labeled computer at a time.”