Category: Web Browsers

Google To Discontinue Firefox 3.5, Internet Explorer 7 and Safari 3 Support

By | June 2, 2011 | 17 Comments

Google To Discontinue Firefox 3.5, Internet Explorer 7 and Safari 3 SupportDevelopers rejoice.

If dropping the 10 year old web browser support was not enough, IE6 that is, starting from August 1st, Google plans to discontinue Firefox 3.5, Internet Explorer 7 and Safari 3 web browsers support.

According to the official blog post, company will only support current and prior major releases of the web browsers.

We are pretty excited about the change as there is little to no reason not to upgrade your web browser.

No word about Opera yet.

May, 2011: Firefox, Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer, Opera – Down

By | June 1, 2011 | 10 Comments

May, 2011: Firefox, Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer, Opera – Down

It’s getting hot out there as the first month of summer starts and it’s time to yet again, report the top 5 web browsers market share numbers.

Internet Explorer moves closer and closer to the 50% share mark, this time it went down by 0.84 point, from 55.11% to 54.27%.

After previous month’s drop, this time Firefox has recovered some of its market share and went up by 0.08 point, from 21.63% to 21.71%.
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China Web Boycott

By | May 31, 2011 | 3 Comments

China Web Boycott

As drama surrounding Ai Weiwei, the guy who was detained by Chinese authorities for tax evading, builds up, one of the programmers has created a web browser extension called “China Blocker”, which does exactly as described: blocks Chinese sites.

Why people are protesting? Ai Weiwei was a frequent spokesmen against the Chinese government and some people believe that this is the exact reason why Al was arrested.

China Blocker works with Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari web browsers and can be downloaded here.

Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, May 30th

By | May 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 30th

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View YouTube 3D Videos With Firefox And GeForce

By | May 27, 2011 | 3 Comments

View YouTube 3D Videos With Firefox And GeForce

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Google, Mozilla and NVIDIA have teamed up to offer its users a unique 3D experience. By combining the power of a HTML5 based 3D playback (available in Firefox 4) and NVIDIA’s 3D Vision hardware, people from the Internets can now view stereoscopic 3D videos on YouTube.

According to Jonathan Huang, 3D Product Manager at YouTube, there are currently thousands of 3D videos available on YouTube and thanks to open standards, NVIDIA 3D Vision users will benefit.
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Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, May 23rd

By | May 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 23rd

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Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari And Possibly Opera Affected By Memory Leak

By | May 19, 2011 | 13 Comments

Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari And Possibly Opera, Affected By Memory Leak

According to TNW, Internet Explorer is the only modern web browser (Opera was not tested due to temporary issue with the test page) that is not affected by the recently found memory leak.

One of the developers has created a test site with the Google’s App Engine to demonstrate the issue.

Once the site is back online, users can reproduce the bug by following these steps:
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TermKit: A WebKit Based, Modern Command Line Interface

By | May 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

TermKit: A WebKit Based Command Line Interface

Brings terminal into 21st century.

If you’ve been playing with the terminal for many years, like this guy, then 80s like command line interface is probably already wired into your brain.

Why does it have to be like that? Good question.

Steven Wittens had the same issue and came up with a solution: he took WebKit and built a rich command line interface called TermKit.

Want to know more? For all the details and thought process, check the original blog post.

Test Linux In Your Web Browser

By | May 18, 2011 | 3 Comments

Test Linux In Your Web Browser

Yes, you can now run Linux in your Linux while you Linux.

Fabrice Bellard, the author of QEMU, an open source machine emulator and virtualizer, has created a PC emulator in JavaScript.

How is this news? Thanks to various advancements in the web browsers, curious Google Chrome 11 and Firefox 4 users can now play with the actual Linux terminal in just under few minutes!

All you have to do is open the following page. That’s it.

WebGL: iOS RAGE

By | May 17, 2011 | 4 Comments

WebGL: iOS RAGE

Earlier this year, RAGE, the upcoming 3rd person shooter from the id Software (set for September release) has received an iOS version of the game.

Now, Brandon Jones, the US based software developer took one step further and rendered it with WebGL. That’s right, RAGE running in your web browser!
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