Category: Web Browsers

IE8 and Safari Fall on First Day of Pwn2own

By | March 11, 2011 | 13 Comments

Red Font Pwn

Pwn2Own, the yearly hacking contest held as part of the CanSecWest security conference, saw the successful hijacking of fully patched versions of Safari and Internet Explorer 8 this year. Ars Technica described Pwn2Own as the following:

If a researcher can pwn the browser—that is, make it run arbitrary code—then they get to own the hardware the browser runs on. This year, not only did they have to run arbitrary code, they also had to escape any sandboxes—restricted environments with reduced access to data and the operating system—that are imposed.

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How Would You Change Firefox?

By | March 10, 2011 | 30 Comments

How Would You Change Firefox?

The time has come yet again…

How would you change the Firefox web browser to make it better?

RockMelt Now Available To Everybody

By | March 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

RockMelt Now Available To EverybodyRockMelt, a Chromium based social browser, has been released to the public as an open beta after having been an invitation only deal for the past 122 days i.e. since November of 2010.

Delivering some quick history on the browser, RockMelt is built around the likes of Twitter, Facebook, and numerous other feeds that provide updates in the real-time.
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IE9 Coming in March 14th

By | March 9, 2011 | 6 Comments

IE9 Coming in March 19thThis is it, after lots of rumors and speculations, Microsoft has finally confirmed Internet Explorer 9 release date.

According to Ryan Gavin, senior director of IE, starting from next Monday, users will be able to download the Final version of Internet Explorer at 9 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time).

So here you have it, if Windows 8 is indeed stated for early 2012 release and company has changed its strategy, expect to see IE10 announcements later this year.

Forget Google Chrome! Hello, Baidu Web Browser

By | March 9, 2011 | 8 Comments

Forget Google Chrome! Hello, Baidu Web BrowserMicrosoft has it, Google has it so why shouldn’t Baidu build one too?

To strengthen its business, Baidu, China’s most popular search engine is already working on its own web browser (codenamed FlyFlow) and as it turns out, testing phase has already begun.

Not much is known yet, although it was revealed that FlyFlow will have its own application platform and considering Baidu popularity, we might even see IE6 glory days over.

Rendering engine remains unknown as well. However, users should expect to see the public Beta of this web browser in the very near future.

Thanks, Andrew!

Source: QQ.com

URL Hunter

By | March 9, 2011 | 1 Comment

URL Hunter

Your video card can’t handle video games on a big display? No worries! Here is a game where the URL bar is an actual screen.

Wait, what!

You are almighty letter O and have to kill as many a’s as possible. Use left and right arrow keys to control your character and space bar to kill.

Play.

Convert Flash to HTML5

By | March 8, 2011 | 4 Comments

Convert Flash to HTML5Adobe has released an experimental technology codenamed Wallaby which is designed to convert Flash (FLA) to HTML files.

Although not all features are yet supported, it’s a welcomed step forward.

Wallaby is free to use, so if you want to give it a try, here is a download link.

Weekly Questions Recap, March 7th

By | March 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Questions Recap, March 7th
Don’t forget that you can receive points for asking/answering questions and redeem them for cool prizes.

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Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, March 7th

By | March 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, March 7th

FavBrowser.com

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Onclick Javascript Does Not Work in Google Chrome and Firefox?

By | March 6, 2011 | 2 Comments

Onclick Javascript in Google Chrome and Firefox Does Not Work?If you have found that onclick event does not work on Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari web browsers, then here is quick way to fix it:

Replace onclick form id with its name

For example, let’s say you have the following:

id=”form1″ name=”checkform1″

Find JS event:

onclick=”document.form1.cSSld.value=””

Replace with:

onclick=”document.checkform1.cSSld.value=””

All set. It now works with all web browsers.