Category: Web Browsers

Silverlight 4 Now Available

By | April 19, 2010 | 8 Comments

Silverlight 4 Now AvailableRecently, Microsoft has released the final version of Silverlight 4. Not only this release includes Google Chrome support, but also offers features, such as:

Hardware-accelerated video with multi-codec digital rights management (DRM)
Camera and microphone support
Multicast streaming
Deep zoom support
Multi-touch support with Accelerometer
… and more

Download Silverlight 4.

[digg-reddit-me]

Maxthon 3.0 Receives GPU Rendering Support

By | April 15, 2010 | 3 Comments

Maxthon team has released a technical preview of Maxthon 3.0 web browser, which now includes a GPU rendering support for smoother text on Web pages.

Here’s an example:

Maxthon 3.0 Receives GPU Rendering Support

“The current implementation of GPU rendering is merely an initial step. The final version will be more powerful and will support more features”, Jeff Chen, CEO of Maxthon said.

As of today, Firefox 3.7 and Maxthon 3.0 are the only browsers to include GPU accelerator support, with Internet Explorer 9 soon to follow.

[digg-reddit-me]

Download Maxthon 3.0.

iTunes Store Top 10 Apps (Pic)

By | April 14, 2010 | 5 Comments

iTunes Store Top 10 Apps (Pic)

Via Haavard blog.

[digg-reddit-me]

All About the Browser, Baby (Video)

By | April 13, 2010 | 5 Comments

Thanks to mabdul for the news tip.

[digg-reddit-me]

Xbox 360 Web Browser, Not Anytime Soon

By | April 13, 2010 | 12 Comments

Xbox 360 Web Browser, Not Anytime SoonEven though Xbox 360 rivals, such as PlayStation 3 and Wii, offer some kind of web browsing experience, Microsoft has no plans to introduce the very same for its console, anytime soon.

Aaron Greenberg, the Xbox director of product management said: “We really believe that the web browsing experience on TV is a poor one, and the real magic is to take those web experiences and optimize them for the living room. That’s what we did with Netflix. So, sure, you can go on the PS3 and go to Facebook and and try to navigate, but it’s an absolute nightmare.”

[digg-reddit-me]

Opera Mini for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Approved

By | April 13, 2010 | 11 Comments

Opera Mini for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad Approved
This is it; Apple has just approved Opera Mini, world’s most popular mobile web browser. It appears that company is not as evil as some people have thought.

Furthermore, you can download it at no cost.

Congratulations to Opera Software.

Visit App Store.

Thanks to Michael Pürmayr for the news tip.

[digg-reddit-me]

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 12th

By | April 12, 2010 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 12th

WebKit2 is Coming, More Stable than Ever Before

By | April 12, 2010 | 14 Comments

WebKit2 is Coming, More Stable than Ever BeforeRecently, one of the Apple employers has announced a new WebKit framework, that they call WebKit2.

One of the main framework goals is to utilize a split process model, so the web content would be placed into a separate process. As a result, bad plugin, tab etc. won’t crash the whole web browser.

This behavior is very similar to Chrome’s; however, as split process module is directly integrated into WebKit2 framework, other clients will be able to use it as well.

As for today, initial versions are available for Windows and Mac platforms.

[digg-reddit-me]

Thanks to Blake for the news tip.

Internet Explorer 8 Keeps Crashing? Get Rid of Add-Ons

By | April 8, 2010 | 7 Comments

Internet Explorer 8 Keeps Crashing? Get Rid of Add-OnsSometime ago, Microsoft has published a paper called “Enhancing the performance of Windows Internet Explorer 8″ (download here), which states that add-ons are responsible for more than 70% of IE8 crashes and browser sluggishness.

In addition, company has also shared a list of 20 most popular IE8 extensions: Continue Reading

Hulu Now Works on Skyfire Browser

By | April 8, 2010 | 2 Comments

Although there is no announcement yet, it appears that Skyfire US users can now access Hulu content, which was previously blocked for an unknown reason.

[digg-reddit-me]