Category: Web Browsers

Firefox 4 and Opera Dropping Websockets

By | December 9, 2010 | 8 Comments

Firefox 4 and Opera Dropping WebsocketsFrom useful to dangerous.

It looks like Websockets aren’t so great after all (at least in the short term). According to Mozilla and Opera posts, both companies will be disabling support for such technology until serious security flaws are fixed.

Mozilla said that Firefox 4 Beta 8 will be the very first release to do so, while Opera has not yet commented on version specifics.

Recently, Adam Barth has shared a security study findings that raised a red flag for the current state of Websockets protocol.
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Today I Actually Used Chrome’s Incognito Browsing…

By | December 8, 2010 | 7 Comments

First, US announces world press freedom day and now this:

Today I Actually Used Chrome's Incognito Browsing…

Must be one of those “weird” days…

Via: Reddit

Your Browsing Habits Revealed

By | December 7, 2010 | 6 Comments

Your Browsing Habits RevealedExposes all sorts of weird data.

Mozilla team has conducted a survey that aims to learn more about the user browsing habits.

About the survey

Test duration: 7 days
Test type: Global
Versions covered: Firefox 3.5 and Firefox 3.6, Firefox 4 Beta
Data submission: 527,817 test sets submitted in November 2010.

Results
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Silverlight 5 Beta (64 bit) in H1 2011

By | December 7, 2010 | 3 Comments

Silverlight 5 Beta (64 bit) in H1 2011Brings more goodies to the table.

Earlier this month, Microsoft has revealed the very first information about the upcoming Silverlight 5 release.

According to “The Future of Microsoft Silverlight” web site, Silverlight 5 will introduce more than 40 new features, including developer productivity improvements as well as huge boost in the video quality and performance.

Key new features:
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HTML5 Awesome: Tron Trailer

By | December 7, 2010 | 1 Comment

Ah, the joys of HTML5.

Franz Enzenhofer has created a Tron trailer demo to demonstrate the possibilities of HTML5 canvas tag.

So what can you do with it? Add effects, change size, scale, rotation and skew.

It’s pretty neat, check it out.

Watch.

Via Geek.com

If Web Browsers Were Celebrities

By | December 7, 2010 | 4 Comments

If Web Browsers Were Celebrities

Thanks, spicykappella.

Chrome, Firefox, Opera, IE and Safari to Windows Phone 7

By | December 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

Chrome, Firefox, Opera, IE and Safari to Windows Phone 7

Good news for Windows Phone 7 users.

The application called Chrome to WP7 can now not only send links from Google Chrome, but also Internet Explorer 8 and 9, Firefox, Opera and Safari web browsers.

A neat little app to save your time.

Download.

Points Increase for ask.FavBrowser.com

By | December 5, 2010 | 2 Comments

Points Increase for ask.FavBrowser.com

Just a minor update here, until the end of 2010, you will earn more activity points on the ask.favbrowser.com web site.

100 points for registration
10 points for asking a question
15 points for the best answer
3 points for selecting the best answer
3 points for answering a question
1 point for a daily visit

Don’t forget. You can redeem points for a bunch of cool prizes, so head over to ask.favbrowser.com and pick your Christmas gift right now.

Nov, 2010 – Google Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera – Down

By | December 5, 2010 | 7 Comments

Nov, 2010 - Google Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera - Down

All right, it’s the last month of 2010 and a good time to check the browser market share numbers from the previous month. Let’s begin, shall we?

While Microsoft is working on a new version of web browser, Internet Explorer continues to lose its market share, going down from 59.18% to 58.44% (0.74 point decrease).

With no Firefox 4 Final release this year, Mozilla’s browser continues the downtrend, spiking down from 22.83% to 22.76% (0.07 point decrease).
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Download Adobe Flash Player 10.2 Beta

By | December 2, 2010 | 7 Comments

Yesterday, Adobe has released a Beta version of Flash Player 10.2 bringing some nice enhancements, including: hardware acceleration support.

What’s New?

Stage Video hardware acceleration
A new method for video playback in Flash Player will allow developers to leverage complete hardware acceleration of the video rendering pipeline, enabling best-in-class playback performance. Stage Video can dramatically decrease processor usage and enables higher frame rates, reduced memory usage, and greater pixel fidelity and quality.
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