Category: Apple

Critical Safari Vulnerability Discovered

By | July 23, 2010 | 3 Comments

Critical Safari Vulnerability DiscoveredThere appears to be a major security hole in Safari 4 and 5 web browsers. A simple JavaScript code can scan autofill data and easily steal your contacts names (first and last), work place, city, state and even email addresses.

The good news:

1. It’s not possible to scan numbers; therefore, phone numbers and street addresses will not be obtained.
2. This trick does not work in Windows machines (not confirmed).
3. Vulnerability was reported to Apple more than a month ago.
4. You can prevent this from happening.
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Firefox Home App Approved by Apple

By | July 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

Firefox Home App Approved by Apple

Few weeks ago, Mozilla has submitted Firefox Home to Apple’s App Store and today, it was finally approved.

Here is how to get started (as from

– Install Firefox Sync, a free add-on for Firefox, on your desktop.
– Restart Firefox and follow prompts to create an account with both a password and a secret phrase.
– Go the App Store on your iPhone and search for “Firefox Home” or install it directly from iTunes.
– Launch Firefox Home on your iPhone. You’ll be prompted to enter your Firefox Sync account info. Enter your username, password and Secret Phrase and tap “Done.”
– Enjoy!



Weekly Browsers Recap, July 5th

By | July 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, July 5th

IE6 is “Safer” than Chrome or Opera
US Bank Chase has decided to stop supporting Opera and Chrome web browsers, implying security issues and low popularity.

June, 2010 – Internet Explorer Gains Market Share; Firefox, Opera – Loses
As yet another month has passed by, it’s time to find out, how browsers market share has evolved over past 30 days.
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Firefox Home Submitted to Apple App Store

By | July 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Firefox Home Submitted to Apple App Store
It looks like Mozilla has finally finished Firefox Home application and submitted it to Apple’s App Store. Pricing was revealed as well: it’s totally free.

As we wrote earlier, Firefox Home is a simple iPhone application (based on Weave Sync), that allows iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad users to access their Firefox browsing history, bookmarks and tabs from their most recent browsing session.
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Weekly Browsers Recap, June 21st

By | June 21, 2010 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 21st

The Difference between Google Chrome and Chromium
Softpedia has published a great article on Google Chrome and Chromium differences.

Flock Ditches Firefox in Favor of Chromium
Flock Inc., company behind well known social web browser has released the very first Beta of Flock 3.0.
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Apple Fixes Few Google Chrome Bugs

By | June 10, 2010 | 4 Comments

Apple Fixes Few Google Chrome BugsFew days ago, Google has released a new stable version of Chrome: 5.0.375.70.

What’s interesting about this update is the fact that Apple has actually fixed 2 of Google Chrome security vulnerabilities:

[44740] High Memory corruption in font handling. Credit: Apple.
[44955] High Memory corruption in rendering of list markers. Credit: Apple.

It also appears that Google is occasionally rewarding people, who fix critical bugs, for instance:

[$2000] [39985] High Cross-origin bypass in DOM methods. Credit to Sergey Glazunov.
[$500] [42723] High Memory error in table layout. Credit to wushi of team509.

However, according to TechCrunch, Apple did not receive any cash. What a tremendous loss for a multi-billion company.

Thanks to Blake for this.


Weekly Browsers Recap, June 7th

By | June 7, 2010 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 7th

Microsoft Pushes Hard with Internet Explorer 9
It looks like Microsoft IE team tries to do its best to make you forget about Internet Explorer 6/7 mess.

Internet Explorer 6 Market Share to Reach 10% in 2010
If we analyze Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 market share trend, the following conclusion can be made.

Mozilla to Add Weave Sync for the Next Firefox Release
It appears that Mozilla has decided to integrate data synch feature into the upcoming major Firefox release.
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Safari 5 Plausible Features

By | June 6, 2010 | 19 Comments

Safari 5 Plausible FeaturesIf MacGeneration rumors are true, Apple will unveil Safari 5 web browser tomorrow at WWDC 2010.

Some key features of Safari 5 include:

  • Improved Performance: Safari 5 executes JavaScript up to 25% faster than Safari 4. Better page caching and DNS prefetching speed up browsing.
  • Improved HTML5 support: Safari supports over a dozen new HTML5 features including Geolocation, full screen for HTML5 video, closed caption for HTML5 video, new sectioning elements (article, aside footer, header, hgroup, nav and section), HTML5, AJAX History, EventSource, WebSocket, HTML 5 draggable attribute, HTML 5 forms validation, and HTML 5 Ruby.
  • Hardware Acceleration for Windows: Use the power of the computer’s graphics processor to smoothly display media and effects on PC, as well as Mac.
  • Safari Developer Tools: A new Timeline Panel in the Web Inspector shows how Safari interacts with a web site and identifies areas for optimization. New keyboard shortcuts make it aster to switch between panels.
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Apple HTML5 Demos

By | June 4, 2010 | 21 Comments

Today Apple has launched a web site to demonstrate HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript capabilities.

In case you don’t feel like downloading Safari web browser + QuickTime, here are all the demos.

Video Effects
Control media playback and apply a variety of CSS effects to video delivered with HTML5.
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Opera Mini for iPhone: 2.6 Million Users

By | May 28, 2010 | 2 Comments

Opera Mini for iPhone: 2.6 Million UsersIt appears that Opera Mini for the iPhone is doing really well.

According to the Opera’s most recent “State of the Mobile Web” report, browser is already more than 2.6 million unique users.

That makes Apple iPhone the 3rd most popular device running Opera Mini.

1. Nokia 5130 XpressMusic
2. Nokia 6300
3. Apple iPhone

Additionally, company has reported a 6.6% users increase from March 2010, with a total user count of over 58.9 million.