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.
Good news everyone, soon, you will be able to use Internet Explorer 6 on your Mac OS X!
On a more serious note, ie4mac is a soon to be released application that allows you to use IE6, IE7, IE8 and even IE9 web browser on your Mac.
According to the authors, you are invited to join the private beta test. All you have to do is enter your email in the following page.
Might make Opera jealous.
With all the “problems” that plagued Skyfire for the iOS launch, the numbers are in.
According to the MobileCrunch post, a company behind mobile web browser Skyfire has sold more than 300 000 copies for their first weekend.
If we do the math:
300,000++ * $2.99 = ~$900,000
Now, Skyfire will obviously not receive all that cash, as Apple wants their cut as well (30%, if no exclusive deals were made).
That still leaves the company with more than 600,000 USD to spend on candies and chocolate.
According to the blog post, it far exceeded their initial expectations and was too much for the servers to handle.
When can you expect it to re-appear?
As soon as they increase the capacity of servers. No ETA yet.
Well, what do you know; Apple has just approved the Skyfire mobile browser for the iOS.
According to CNNMoney.com, it shall be available on Thursday and is priced at $2.99.
Is it any good? Well, the main selling point is this: Skyfire has a built in Flash video to HTML5 converter. Therefore, iPhone, iPod or iPad users will be able to enjoy Flash content. However, don’t get to excited as it won’t convert games or other non-video related content.
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Now here is an interesting spin on a regular web browser. Basically, it’s a programmable web browser, designed with automation in mind. Think about it as a blend of Safari and OS X Apple Script utility.
According to Fake web page, you can use it to automate various web tasks, such as: filling forms and/or capturing screenshots. Developers may also find it beneficial, as they can use Fake to graphically configure automated tests for their web applications.
However, there are two downsides: Mac OS X only and a price of $29.95.