Category: Web Browsers

Opera Enters Advertising Market

By | October 6, 2010 | 21 Comments

Opera Enters Advertising MarketBack in January of 2010, Opera Software has acquired a mobile advertising company “AdMarvel”.

Ever wondered what could possibly come out of this? Today, company has announced its plans to join mobile advertising market with its cloud-based, “Open Mobile Ad Exchange” platform.

By using JavaScript technology, company pushes advertiser ads directly into Opera Mini served web pages.

As Opera Software co-founder Jon von Tetzchner said, “there will be ads where you’re used to seeing ads,”.

Although there are almost 70 million Opera Mini users worldwide, it’s still unclear how exactly the company will attract potential advertisers and whether or not this product becomes a huge success.

Browser Comics

By | October 5, 2010 | 3 Comments

Browser Comics

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Weekly Browsers Recap, October 4th

By | October 4, 2010 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, October 4th

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IE9 Beta: 6 Million Downloads in Two Weeks
Following 2 million downloads milestone on September 21st, Microsoft has…

Mozilla: No Firefox Browser for the iPhone
If you’ve been expecting to see Firefox for the iPhone anytime soon, then…
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September, 2010 – Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera Share Up; Internet Explorer – Down

By | October 4, 2010 | 9 Comments

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

October, commonly associated with autumn. Was it any good for web browsers? What about IE9? Let’s find out!

Internet Explorer 9 release made no significant difference, as IE market share fell from 60.40% to 59.65% (0.75 point decrease).
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FavBackup 2.0.2 Released

By | October 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Here is a minor update that should fix Chrome 6 and Opera 10.60 compatibility issues:

Changelog
- Backups Google Chrome Login Data
- Backups Opera Typed Links Data

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Android Browsers: Skyfire vs. Dolphin HD vs. Opera Mini vs. Mozilla Fennec

By | September 30, 2010 | 13 Comments

Android Browsers: Skyfire vs. Dolphin HD vs. Opera Mini vs. Mozilla Fennec

Guys at PCWorld benchmarked Skyfire 2.0, Dolphin HD, Opera Mini, Mozilla Fennec, Android 2.1 and Android 2.2 stock mobile web browsers.

As you can see from the results above, Opera Mini and Skyfire 2.0 took the lead, followed by Android 2.2, Android 2.1, Dolphin HD and lastly, Mozilla’s Fennec (Alpha) browser.

Interestingly enough, Skyfire 2.0 beats Opera Mini when loading pages directly from the web (they both compress content), while Opera Mini performed better during cached pages load test.

XMarks Shutting Down

By | September 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

http://www.favbrowser.com/images/news.gifFormerly known as FoxMarks, a popular bookmark synchronization service XMarks will shut down on January 10, 2011.

Apparently, over 2 million users were not enough for a company to monetize them. As stated by XMarks co-founder, premium services were also not an option, especially when such features are already available (free of charge) from both, Firefox and Google Chrome developers.

Synchronization services will

Thanks to Geek and Nox for the news tip.

FavBackup 2.0.1 Released

By | September 19, 2010 | 6 Comments

While we are working on a new version of FavBackup, here is a minor update for you.

Changelog:
User interface:
- Startup glitch fixed
- Minor tweaks and optimizations

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64-Bit Flash Player for Windows, Mac and Linux

By | September 16, 2010 | 2 Comments

64-Bit Flash Player for Windows, Mac and LinuxGood news, everyone, Adobe has just released a preview build of 64-bit Flash Player for Windows, Mac and Linux platforms.

Known issues:
- Video playback issues may appear on certain websites such as Hulu.com, Audi.co.uk, and nbc.com.
- Mouse interactivity in the Settings UI dialog does not work using Internet Explorer 9. Keyboard navigation works as expected. Please pardon our dust.
- Internet Explorer 9 is not yet final. As such, Adobe is continuing to work with Microsoft to resolve critical issues before the final release of Internet Explorer 9.
- This release will not receive automatic update notifications, and users will need to manually uninstall this preview before installing a standard shipping release of Flash Player

We are one step closer to 64-bit mainstream web browsers!

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No Firefox 4 64 Bit for You

By | September 10, 2010 | 21 Comments

No Firefox 4 64 Bit for YouEven though 64 bit operating systems are becoming a standard in today’s computing world, Mozilla’s Director of Firefox (Mike Beltzner) revealed that company has no plans to release 64 bit Firefox 4 final build in the near future.

Early in the summer we decided to not yet provide supported 64-bit builds on Windows, and will instead work on delivering those in some future release.

If only we had a 64-bit Flash Player build for all the platforms…