WolframAlpha has been getting a lot of buzz recently from all over the internet (no, it’s not a web search engine), so why not post about it here?
If you haven’t heard about it yet, it’s basically a “knowledge engine” with lots of valuable data. For instance: by typing “microsoft apple” you will see its stock price, dividend information, average returns and more:
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- WordPress users may want to avoid Microsoft’s new Internet Explorer 8
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- Chrome-on-Mac precursor rough but workable
- Opera Employee Blogging Policies
- Your browser talks too much: How surfers can protect private info
Here is handy tool for anyone who is downloading files using Opera web browser and would like PC to shutdown/hibernate automatically, once all downloads are finished.
Opera Shutdown does what it was designed to do. Once transfers are finished, the following message will appear: Continue Reading
Despite the fact that it gives you an “unsupported browser” error message when trying to download it, ignore that. Just download and install, it will work (there are issues though).
Joe Stegman however, listed a few of them which you might want to consider before installing it:
1. The MS AJAX issue.
2. Silverlight does not work in Opera when using windowless mode (
). This will show a blank page with the Opera status area saying “Click to activate and use this control”. This is being investigated by the Silverlight team and has also been reported to the Opera development team. The only work-around is to not use windowless mode.
3. The Silverlight TextBox cannot receive focus (and therefore you cannot select/change text in the TextBox). There is no current workaround to this issue.
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- Mozilla ‘Prism’ Brings Web Apps to Desktop
- Safari, Opera Users Lag Behind in Security Updates
- Are Mobile Web Browsers Even Necessary?
- Mach5 Windows Mobile web browser gives Skyfire some competition
Firefox continues healthy market share growth, this time it increased by 0.43, from 22.05% to 22.48%.
After some hype over Safari 4 Beta, previous month its market share fell by 0.02, from 8.23% to 8.21%.
With more aggressive Chrome promotions all over the web (and soon TV), this browser increased its market share by 0.19, from 1.23% to 1.42%.
Third time in a row, Opera‘s market share keeps falling. This time it fell by 0.02, from 0.70% to 0.68%.
Opera Mini still got 0.07% of the market share.
Yahoo Tech Writes:
Microsoft says EU regulators will hand Google more dominance of the Internet search business if they go ahead with planned regulations on Microsoft’s Windows operating system, the Financial Times reported.
The FT said on Saturday that the move by Microsoft was contained in a confidential last-minute submission to the European Commission aimed at heading off antitrust action. Continue Reading
Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system is already drawing complaints from rivals that the OS gives the company’s Internet Explorer browser an unfair advantage. Mozilla and Opera have raised new concerns about Windows 7.
Opera Investor Relations:
Oslo, Norway – May 6, 2009 – Opera Software today announced that it has signed an agreement with SK Telecom, the leading mobile operator in Korea. Under the terms of the agreement, SK Telecom will deploy a customized version of the Opera Mini mobile browser.
SK Telecom is Korea’s leading telecoms provider, with over 23 million mobile subscribers. Since its establishment in 1984, SK Telecom has grown into a major player in the global information communications industry. SK Telecom is reaching out beyond Korea into markets such as the U.S. and Asia.
The agreement between Opera Software and SK Telecom includes license, development, support & maintenance and server-hosting fees.