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.
A little bit of everything.
We are not sure how many hundreds or thousands of different web browsers there are that use the WebKit rendering engine, but here is something slightly different: Torch.
So what’s so cool about it? Well, it builds on the foundation of the Chromium web browser and includes a couple of new features, such as:
After the tremendous amount of requests, it looks like Bada, the operating system from Samsung, fans got what they wanted as Opera Software has recently announced the availability of the Opera Mini for the Sammys platform.
Just like you would expect, Opera Mini 6.5.11 made no sacrifices as it includes same and well know features, such as: a Speed Dial, data savings report, visual tabs and more.
You can download it from the SamsungApps web page.
A small group of website and mobile app developers recently started off an “Occupy Flash” campaign in the hope of putting an end to Adobe’s popular browser plug-in.
The group, which launched a website earlier this week, said its goal was to “Get the world to uninstall the Flash Player plug-in from their desktop browsers.”
Flash Player is dead. Its time has passed. It’s buggy. It crashes a lot. It requires constant security updates. It’s a fossil, left over from the era of closed standards and unilateral corporate control of Web technology. - The Occupy Flash site
Joe Barton, a Texas Republican, voiced his discontent about the browser at a public hearing this week, while Ed Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, urged Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos for more clarity regarding the data collected from Silk users. The reason for the outrage had to do with how everything a user did in Silk, Amazon would know about. This isn’t the first time that Silk has caused privacy concerns to arise either.
Markey went into a bit more detail in a letter addressed to Amazon, stating that Silk is the only browser available for Silk and that Amazon could essentially keep track of each and every click its customers make. This includes knowing where people shop, what products they buy, when they buy them, and how much they pay.