Category: Web Browsers
You would think that installing extension that is bundled with your anti-virus software will make you more secure but as it turns out, at least in this case, it’s the opposite.
What are we talking about? The extension called WebTuneUp, which flags search results that might appear suspicious, although Google already does the very same thing, it looks like AVG did a pretty decent job at convincing that you need more protection.
On or off.
While not as fun as controlling fireworks, one family has decided to share their Christmas spirit with others and created a simple website, where you can control holiday decorations from your web browser.
As it turns out, this is not their first time either, the couple has been doing this since 2010. Hopefully, next year they will think of something better than just on and off switches.
Yesterday, we have reported that Microsoft has accidentally revealed the Edge extensions page, which listed a couple of upcoming extensions and hinted that the support for the long awaited add-ons will soon be launched.
Now, it looks like one of the most popular extensions will also be joining the party: Adblock Plus. While there is no ETA yet, I know more than few people that will be extremely happy to give Edge another try, just without annoying popups and other ads.
When Opera complained about bundling Internet Explorer with Windows 7 to the EU and asked to include the famous browser ballot screen, we thought it wasn’t the best decision for the consumers as most have no idea what they are doing on their machines and an extra pop-up could have confused them even more.
Then, Mozilla complained that setting Firefox as default web browser in Windows 10 is not exactly as straightforward as it should be, and then we too did not understand what was the fuss all about. It was easy, at least for us.
Well, third time is the charm, as it looks like Microsoft has started nagging Windows 10 users to give their (incomplete and broken) Edge browser another go. According to the latest report, this is what happens in the latest Windows 10 preview (build 10568) when you switch to Chrome, Firefox or any other (better) web browser:
Another day, another headache.
Now here is something to cheer you up before the weekend. As it turns out, a critical security vulnerability (CVE-2015-7645), affecting all Flash versions on all operating systems (Windows, Linux and OS X), has been recently discovered and is already exploited by various web sites.
The only way to protect yourself? Uninstall Adobe Flash, as the company is said to be releasing patch only sometime next week.
The sense of adventure never ends with Adobe.
September, 2015 Mobile Market Share: Google Chrome, Android Browser – Up, Safari, Internet Explorer – Down
Another month, another report.
For an undisclosed amount of cash.
AdBlock, the extension that has over 40 million active users, has been acquired by the anonymous company that was asked not to be named. Following the deal, AdBlock will begin using the Acceptable Ads List that is controlled by the AdBlock Plus, for his reason alone, many speculate that the buyer was Eyeo GmbH, the company behind AdBlock Plus.
However, AdBlock Plus has since denied the rumor.
A death by the thousand sites.
BBC, one of the major content providers in the world, has announced its plans to fully ditch Adobe’s Flash in its iPlayer and replace it with none other than the HTML5.
As of this week, there is now a new opt-in beta program, which invites pretty much everyone to try the new iPlayer, which features a much more mobile and desktop friendly user interface and MPEG-DASH streaming standard.
According to BBC, the HTML5 player will be gaining feature parity with the Flash player in the coming months. Oh, but before you start your celebration dance, keep in mind that these browsers won’t be able to join the Beta program: