Category: Web Browsers

Unwanted Firefox Plug-Ins

By | November 29, 2010 | 9 Comments

Unwanted Firefox Plug-Ins

Asa Dotzler, the Director of Community Development at Mozilla Corp. has raised a fair question:

Why do I have these plug-ins in Firefox? I don’t think I ever asked for any of them

There are quite a few plug-ins that make little to no sense, for example:

Why would Firefox ever need a Google or RockMelt Update? Furthermore, why is it okay to install all this malware for the big guys like Apple or Google?

P.S. They are enabled by default.

Control Your Web Browser with Kinect

By | November 25, 2010 | 8 Comments

Reveals endless possibilities.

Now here is something to add in your Christmas shopping list. Guys at MIT Media Lab Fluid Interfaces Group are working on a new way to enhance your web browsing experience.

By using Microsoft Kinect and DepthJS system, they managed to do something neat and that is: control a web browser with bare hands (no mouse required). What do I mean by that? Just check the video above.

Via Engadget.

Forever Google Chrome

By | November 24, 2010 | 8 Comments

Forever Google Chrome

Via ShareNator.

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 22nd

By | November 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 22nd

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Microsoft Caught Cheating in the Sunspider Benchmark
Oh boy, here we go again.

Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 7 Released
Screams for more performance.
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Microsoft Caught Cheating in the Sunspider Benchmark

By | November 18, 2010 | 21 Comments

Microsoft Caught Cheating in the Sunspider BenchmarkOh boy, here we go again.

If rumors are proved to be true, then Internet Explorer 9 has got some dirty tricks up its sleeve and they were just debunked.

To put it simply: Microsoft may be cheating in the Sunspider benchmark.

Mozilla’s engineer Rob Sayre was testing different web browsers until he noticed something odd.
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Internet Explorer is Safer than Google Chrome and Firefox

By | November 17, 2010 | 7 Comments

Internet Explorer is Safer than Google Chrome and Firefox

Or so it seems.

According to the “Dirty Dozen” applications list (which is basically a collection/report of the most discovered software flaws that require security updates), when it comes to vulnerabilities, Google Chrome is the no. 1 application to get.

Furthermore, same report claims that Internet Explorer has far less security flaws than Safari or Firefox web browsers.
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Private Browsing Mode, Tabbed Browsing for Windows Phone 7 IE

By | November 16, 2010 | 4 Comments

Well, that did not take long.

Yesterday, a new app called Browser+ ($0.99) was included into the Windows Phone marketplace.

Basically, it’s a modified Internet Explorer Mobile shell with the enhanced functionality:

Tabbed browsing
Private (incognito) mode

On the downside, it does not yet support landscape mode.

Via: WPCentral

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 15th

By | November 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 15th

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Download Firefox 4 Beta 7
Here comes the seventh beta release of Firefox 4 web browser.

Firefox Celebrates 6th Birthday
With the upcoming Firefox 4 release, Mozilla has celebrated the…
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Netscape Navigator on the ACID3 Test

By | November 14, 2010 | 19 Comments

Netscape Navigator on the ACID3 Test

Via Reddit

Browser Adoption Rate Looks Good

By | November 5, 2010 | 17 Comments

Browser Adoption Rate Looks Good

Or does it?

Remember all those “upgrade your browser now” messages and claims that Opera had one of the worst browser adoption rates? Ever wondered if situation has changed after auto update? Let’s find out.

PingDom took 4 day stats from StatCounter and calculated how many users run the latest browser version.

Statistics
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