Category: Web Browsers
Softpedia has published a great article on Google Chrome and Chromium differences. Worth a read if you are confused.
- the open-source project on which Google Chrome is based;
- bleeding-edge features;
- several binary builds for Windows, Linux and Mac made available each day, sometimes 20 or more;
- not considered stable, don’t blame the developers if it crashes your computer or eats your cat;
Although FIFA world cup has already started, it’s not yet too late to tweak your browser accordingly and get into soccer mood.
Here are few useful extensions for Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Opera users.
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.
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.
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.
It 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.
It 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.
Thanks to Ichann and Jeff Vann for the news tip.
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.
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):
• 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.