Category: Web Browsers

H.264 Is Now Free, Sort Of

By | August 27, 2010 | 6 Comments

H.264 Is Now Free, Sort OfMPEG-LA, the group behind H.264 codec licensing declared Internet Broadcast AVC free from royalties; as long as web site that provides video streaming service is free as well. Or put in other words: YouTube won’t have to pay for it

Originally, LLC was planning to charge companies that rely on H.264, starting from 2016.

Thanks to competition, such as: Google’s WebM video format, this is no longer the case, as long as end users are not paying for service.

Thanks to webtax for the news tip.
Source: Electronista

SkyFire for iPhone to be Submitted Soon

By | August 26, 2010 | 7 Comments

SkyFire for iPhone to be Submitted SoonAccording to MobileCrunch, a company behind SkyFire will be submitting its mobile web browser to Apple’s app store early next week.

If SkyFire for iPhone/iPad is anything like other platform versions, users will finally be able to watch Flash videos or other media content.

Skyfire Labs, Inc. did not comment on the story.

Facebook Chat to Stop Supporting IE6

By | August 26, 2010 | 4 Comments

Facebook Chat to Stop Supporting IE6According to Facebook blog post, company will be dropping Internet Explorer 6 support for its chat application on September 15th, 2010.

Rodrigo Schmidt explains that the older web browsers, such as 9 year old Internet Explorer 6, do not support various features that are essential for Facebook Chat improvements.

What about the rest of web site? No information yet, one step at a time.

The Joys of Private Browsing Mode

By | August 24, 2010 | 13 Comments

In case you haven’t heard yet, “private web browsing” is a feature that allows users to surf the web without leaving any trace of visited sites history.

Well, Mozilla has decided to run a study and publish such feature usage numbers.

The Joys of Private Browsing Mode
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Weekly Browsers Recap, August 23rd

By | August 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 23rd

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The History of Internet Explorer
As Microsoft celebrates the 15th birthday of Internet Explorer, lets dive into the past and see how it all started…

Is Internet Explorer the Modern Times Jesus?
Before we begin… If you are easily offended Christian, just skip this post.
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Steam Software Survey

By | August 23, 2010 | 1 Comment

It looks like Steam survey now also tracks software usage. While it’s just a minority of all Internet users (and all of them are gamers), you can still gather some interesting numbers.

Personally, I was curious about Microsoft Silverlight adoption. Turns out, 1 out of 2 people has actually Silverlight installed. Adobe Flash Player on the other hand dominates the market.

Stats:
Steam Software Survey

For a complete list, visit the following page.

Thanks to nobody and Nox for the news tip!

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6 of the Worst Web Browser Features

By | August 19, 2010 | 55 Comments

There comes a time when browser developers decide to implement a specific feature or do things in certain way that may cripple user experience.

So, lets dig into this mess and find out, what these things actually are.

Internet Explorer: Connecting

Internet Explorer: Connecting
Turns out, such simple task as opening new tab, can also become a headache. If you’ve been using Internet Explorer 7/8, then infamous “Connecting…” message is already wired into your brain.
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Weekly Browsers Recap, August 17th

By | August 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 17th

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Internet Explorer 9 Launching on September 15th
IE team has just announced the launch of Internet Explorer 9 Beta that will take place in San Francisco on September 15th.

Firefox 4 Beta 3, Now with Multi Touch
Mozilla has just released the Beta 3 of Firefox web browser that enables multi-touch…
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The History of Internet Explorer

By | August 16, 2010 | 8 Comments

As Microsoft celebrates the 15th birthday of Internet Explorer, lets dive into the past and see how it all started…

Internet Explorer 1

Internet Explorer 1 Logo
Internet Explorer 1 Screenshots
Back in August 16, 1995, Microsoft has released the very first version of Internet Explorer which was essentially just a reworked version of Mosaic web browser.
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Is Internet Explorer the Modern Times Jesus?

By | August 16, 2010 | 123 Comments

Before we begin… If you are easily offended Christian, just skip this post.
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