Category: Mobile Browsers
Plain text is not a way to go.
Just over a year ago, Alibaba has acquired UCWeb, a company behind UC Browser, which has a mind boggling user base of 500 million and more than 100 million active daily users.
However, as it turns out, there is a pretty serious “flaw” (or lazy design), which would allow anyone to identify your phone number, search queries, location and the device itself. What do we mean by saying lazy design? Well, it’s not exactly a security vulnerability as the only issue with UC Browser is that it does not encrypt traffic, which could allow your network operator or in-path actor on the network to access your data.
Good news for anyone rocking one of the Windows Phones as two highly popular web browsers have just received updates!
While Opera Mini Beta changelog is less than impressive (just bug fixes and minor improvements), Surfy Browser tells a different story. In fact, the latest build got a complete user interface overhaul with:
Well, that did not take that long.
Back in December, we have reported that Mozilla has finally recognized the importance of iOS and began working on a Firefox web browser for iPhone and iPad.
Now, it looks like the open source organization is ready to share it with the rest of the world. According to a new job listing (where Mozilla is looking for a talented product manager for Firefox Mobile), “a new Firefox for iOS application arriving soon”.
IOS version coming soon.
As revealed exclusively by FavBrowse last week, AdBlock Plus did indeed release their own web browser for Android.
So is it any better than you average web browser? Well, unlike the majority of Android brewers, AdBlock Plus have decided to use Firefox code base rather than Chromium, however, it won‘t sync with Firefox nor will it be able to use any of their extensions. So is it worth it? Well, the only positive thing about AdBlock Browser is that it blocks annoying ads by default, take a look at this:
While both OS and phone hardware providers do their best to reduce the eye strain when it comes to unavoidable night reading, not all of them succeed. And as you might know, eye strain is really one of the more uncomfortable things one can experience, especially when you use eyes for pretty much everything.
Well, it looks like at least Opera Mini users will get a pleasant surprise as today’s update includes a night reading mode, which works like this: instead of just reducing the overall screen brightness (which you can adjust via Opera Mini), user may also check the “reduce eye strain” box, which will change your screen light tone from blueish to a warm orange, which is said to be better for your eyes.
In addition to that, Opera Mini will now also sync your opened tabs and speed dial data so a pretty awesome update, if you ask us, which you should grab right now!
Yesterday was desktop and today is the mobile Firefox day.
What’s interesting when it comes to Android releases for both phones and PCs is that changelogs are always different, which, assuming you use both, doubles the amount of goodies.
So what exactly is so great about the Firefox 38 for Android? The most welcome and most noticeable change is the updated user interface, which features a fresh welcome screen, new “Synced Tabs” panel layout, and ability to share stuff to Firefox via “Add to Firefox” feature.
In addition to that, Firefox 38 for Android brings support for the L theme, ability to send a tab to another device or add it to the reading list as well as few developer related features.
Just recently, we have revealed that Google Chrome has crossed the 25% market share mark on the desktop and now it looks like the search giant has even more things to celebrate. As it turns out, over the course of last month, Google Chrome on mobile has too reached a new milestone and surpassed the 30% mark, up by 2.28 points, from 27.78% to 30.06% and is as close to overtaking Safari as ever.
Russian language knowledge is not required.
If you’ve had hard time falling asleep because the “what does the browser rap sound like?” question kept running through your head then good news, it has finally been answered by Fl1cker, a Russian rapper who decided to write some lyrics about Opera Coast.
Check it out:
Now here is a pretty fantastic update for anyone that is running Opera on their Android phones or tablets and as it turns out, not only did it add new features, but also removed one of them: Opera Mini server side compression.
The good news? It was replaced with Opera Turbo, a much better and more compatible version of the site compression technology.
In addition to that, Opera for Android now also supports tab sync across all other Opera instances, meaning that you will always be able to continue reading or browsing the web without thinking what device to use.
And last but definitely not least? Automatic text wrap (yay)!
And other awesome tweaks.
One of the cool things that Project Spartan has brought to the table is Cortana (Bing) integration into the URL bar, which allows users to quickly check weather and get other data without entering any web page.
Well, it looks like those using iOS devices can now achieve the very same thing, all thanks to the new Google Chrome update. We are talking about weather, stock data and event math equations.