Category: Apple

Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, April 11th

By | April 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 11th

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The European Commission, Browser Choice, and Fair Play

By | April 11, 2011 | 9 Comments

The European Commission, Browser Choice, and Fair PlayThe company behind Maxthon has filed a petition, asking the European Commission to change the way it counts web browser market share on Windows PCs.

According to the official blog post, when it comes to the browser ballot screen, the EC should only count the number of Apple Safari users on Windows and not Mac OS machines, as it gives an unfair advantage to Apple and hurts smaller parties.

As you might know, market share determines the top 5 positions of the browser ballot screen and for the company that claims to be the world’s 5th largest web browser maker on Windows PCs, it’s kind of a big deal.

Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, March 28th

By | March 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, March 28th

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Convert Flash to HTML5

By | March 8, 2011 | 4 Comments

Convert Flash to HTML5Adobe has released an experimental technology codenamed Wallaby which is designed to convert Flash (FLA) to HTML files.

Although not all features are yet supported, it’s a welcomed step forward.

Wallaby is free to use, so if you want to give it a try, here is a download link.

Safari Adopts WebKit2

By | February 28, 2011 | 5 Comments

Safari Adopts WebKit2Back in April of 2010, Apple has announced a new version of WebKit framework which is essentially called WebKit2

Well, it looks like the upcoming Mac OS X Lion release will feature an improved Safari web browser that finally utilizes Webkit2.

One of the main framework goals is to utilize a split process model, so the web content would be placed into a separate process. As a result, bad plugin, tab etc. won’t crash the whole web browser.

This behavior is very similar to Chrome’s; however, as split process module is directly integrated into WebKit2 framework, other clients will be able to use it as well.

Via: MacRumors

Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, February 21st

By | February 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, February 21st

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Weekly Browsers Recap, December 20th

By | December 20, 2010 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 20th

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Free Xbox Slim
We are giving away Microsoft’s new Xbox 360 console…

Internet Explorer 9 RC
Latest build is 9.0.8048.6000 (101209-2300).
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Firefox 5 and Hardware Accelerated Canvas for Mac OS, Linux, XP

By | November 30, 2010 | 2 Comments

Firefox 5 and Hardware Accelerated Canvas for Mac OS, Linux, XPHardware acceleration is great if you are running Vista or Windows 7 machines. However, when it comes to XP or other operating systems, you won’t be able to experience the very best of it.

What’s the solution?

Joe Drew, the developer of Firefox web browser is considering writing a hardware accelerated backend to canvas, possibly in collaboration with other browser maker (you are welcome to join).

As he said:
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Weekly Browsers Recap, November 29th

By | November 29, 2010 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 29th

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Internet Explorer on Mac
Oh no.

Control Your Web Browser with Kinect
Reveals endless possibilities.

Are You Serious?
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Unwanted Firefox Plug-Ins

By | November 29, 2010 | 9 Comments

Unwanted Firefox Plug-Ins

Asa Dotzler, the Director of Community Development at Mozilla Corp. has raised a fair question:

Why do I have these plug-ins in Firefox? I don’t think I ever asked for any of them

There are quite a few plug-ins that make little to no sense, for example:

Why would Firefox ever need a Google or RockMelt Update? Furthermore, why is it okay to install all this malware for the big guys like Apple or Google?

P.S. They are enabled by default.