Category: Web Browsers

Flock Ditches Firefox in Favor of Chromium

By | June 17, 2010 | 8 Comments

Now here is a real bummer. Flock Inc., company behind well known social web browser has released the very first Beta of Flock 3.0.

What’s so special about that?
It appears that the latest version of Flock is now based on Chromium instead of Mozilla’s Firefox.

According to developers, this will help them to offer a much faster and better product for all the users.

There is also a bunch of new features, you may read more about them here.

Download Flock 3.0 (Windows only).

What do you guys think about this change?

Thanks to Blake, Sebastian Kraus and Shane Bundy for the news tip.

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Browser Privacy Issue with Few HTC Devices

By | June 16, 2010 | 1 Comment

Browser Privacy Issue with Few HTC Devices

There appears to be an issue with HTC Droid Incredible, HTC Droid Eris, HTC Evo and maybe other devices that run Sense UI.

BGR reports browser privacy bug, where phone would periodically make a screenshot of the contents of your web browser and never delete it.

Furthermore, deleting browser history or even hard-resetting device will still leave those JPEG files in place.

If you want to get rid of them now, navigate to emmc folder and seek for .bookmark_thumb1, that’s where those files are placed.

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Track Web Site Changes in IE, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari and More

By | June 14, 2010 | 6 Comments

Track Web Site Changes in IE, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari and More
Now, there are quite a few extensions to track web page changes. Unfortunately, they are made for certain web browsers only.

What’s the solution?
Try Diphur.com. It is a simple bookmarking service that will do this for you. Therefore, you will be able to use it on any web browser.

Not ideal, but still, better than nothing.

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64-bit Flash is No More

By | June 12, 2010 | 5 Comments

64-bit Flash is No MoreIt looks like with the recent Flash 10.1 Final release, Adobe has also removed 64-bit Flash Player (for Linux) from their web page.

While company failed to provide any real reason for such change and simply said:

The Flash Player 10.1 64-bit Linux beta is closed. We remain committed to delivering 64-bit support in a future release of Flash Player.

Recent page update has clarified that they are still working on 64-bit Flash Player for all major platforms and will deliver it in an upcoming major Flash Player release.

We have temporarily closed the Labs program of Flash Player 10 for 64-bit Linux, as we are making significant architectural changes to the 64-bit Linux Flash Player and additional security enhancements.

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Adobe Flash 10.1 Now Available

By | June 11, 2010 | 2 Comments

Adobe Flash 10.1 Now AvailableIt appears that Adobe has finished working on a stable Flash 10.1 release and made it available for you to download.

Flash 10.1 includes quite a few great features, such as: multi touch, H.264 video hardware decoding (Linux and Windows only), graphics hardware acceleration (mobile only) and new platforms support.

For a complete list of features and enhancements, see release notes.

Download.

Thanks to Ichann and Jeff Vann for the news tip.

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10 Artistic Web Browser Photos

By | June 11, 2010 | 8 Comments

Now here is something to freshen things up. A collection of artistic web browser (Firefox and Internet Explorer) photos/digital art, or just old “Internet Explorer vs. Firefox” argument, to be exact.

Firefox vs Internet Explorer (Good vs. Evil), by shlomit
Good vs. Evil
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Proper Web Browser (Picture)

By | June 10, 2010 | 14 Comments

Now here is an interesting one. TaerkEX, a member of DeviantART has created a simple APNG (Animated PNG) animation.

What’s so great about that?
Well, picture contains two frames. Therefore, if your browser does not support APNG, you should only see the very first one.

Like this (.gif format):

Otherwise (.gif format):
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Weekly Browsers Recap, June 7th

By | June 7, 2010 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 7th

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Microsoft Pushes Hard with Internet Explorer 9
It looks like Microsoft IE team tries to do its best to make you forget about Internet Explorer 6/7 mess.

Internet Explorer 6 Market Share to Reach 10% in 2010
If we analyze Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 market share trend, the following conclusion can be made.

Mozilla to Add Weave Sync for the Next Firefox Release
It appears that Mozilla has decided to integrate data synch feature into the upcoming major Firefox release.
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Apple HTML5 Demos

By | June 4, 2010 | 21 Comments

Today Apple has launched a web site to demonstrate HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript capabilities.

In case you don’t feel like downloading Safari web browser + QuickTime, here are all the demos.

Video Effects
Control media playback and apply a variety of CSS effects to video delivered with HTML5.
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May, 2010 – Internet Explorer, Firefox Share Goes Down; Chrome, Opera and Safari – Up

By | June 1, 2010 | 5 Comments

May, 2010 - Internet Explorer, Firefox Share Goes Down; Chrome, Opera and Safari - UpAnother month, another market report. Let’s begin.

Internet Explorer market share fell down by 0.26 point, from 59.95% to 59.69%.

Firefox still struggles to reach 25% market share, this time it went down from 24.59% to 24.35% (0.24 point decrease).

Not a big surprise here, Chrome managed to increase its market share by another 0.32 point, up from 6.73% to 7.05%. Continue Reading