It seems like the release of PirateBrowser has made quite a splash in the tech community.
According to the recent report, the anti-censorship browser by ThePirateBay has been downloaded over 100,000 times and that’s just in the last 72 hours.
For those interested in the PirateBrowser, it should be noted that it only combats censorship and does not actually make the Internet experience fully anonymous.
No innovation, move along.
If you are using an ISP that blocks things that shouldn’t be blocked in the first place, then PirateBrowser might very well be one of the web browsers to consider.
What is PirateBrowser anyway? Basically, it’s nothing more than just a bundle (Firefox 23 and a Tor client), although The Pirate Bay also said to have included some proxy configuration to speed things up. That’s pretty much it. Also, at least for now it’s Windows only, with Mac and Linux versions coming later.
This is why you don’t give women your credit card.
It looks like Yahoo’s new CEO, Marissa Mayer, just can’t stop buying things. For what appears to be her 18th acquisition this year, a web giant has just announced that they are acquiring RockMelt, a social web browser that was later discontinued and turned into a news aggregator, which too will now be shut down following the purchase.
Ad free, at least for now.
Remember Rockmelt, a social web browser that was canned and then turned into a news aggregator? Well, half year after introducing the iOS version, guys at Rockmelt team have finally released the Android specific app, which targets bigger screens.
Another month, another loss.
Launched back in 2002, Camino (formerly known as Chimera) became a better and far faster alternative among Mac OS users, who previously had to rely on Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 5.
Well, all good things have to come to an end as Stuart Morgan, one of the project leaders at Camino, has announced that the browser is being discontinued. As simple as that. That’s the competition for you.
Just another drop in the sea.
Rockmelt, a social web browser that tried to reimagine itself (and failed), is no more. Trying to justify their incompetent approach in marketing and lack of innovation, the company semi-blamed Google and Microsoft while keeping quiet when it came to Firefox.
As it says, “distributing a desktop browser is hard and expensive (especially if you don’t have an operating system or the world’s most trafficked website to promote it)”.
Sleipnir, an interestingly different web browser for the Mac OS X, has been recently bumped to the version 4.1, which brings an interesting take on your frequently visited sites.
What is it all about? Sleipnir team implemented a new search function called “Portal Field”, which allows users to find pages they want to open by typing just 4 characters. While it sounds like a minor tweak, PF will also prioritize your bookmarks and highlight them in a displayed list (along with suggestions). Furthermore, when suggestions are already open, Sleipnir will take your to that tab to avoid increasing unnecessary tabs.