Category: Web Browsers

Opera Chief Warns on Equal Access to Windows Services

By | August 14, 2009 | 25 Comments

Opera Software: We Want Access to Windows UpdateThe Register writes:

Microsoft might be closer to a compromise with browser rival regarding Internet Explorer on Windows, but access to key online services for PCs could be the next hurdle.

Opera Software chief executive told The Reg he welcomed Microsoft’s offer last month to give European PC users a choice of browsers on Windows, but he warned of “problems” if rival browsers don’t get equal access to crucial sites that help keep users’ PCs secure and updated.

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Security: Internet Explorer is King of the Hill, According to NSS Labs

By | August 14, 2009 | 7 Comments

Security: Internet Explorer is King of the Hill, According to NSS LabsBack in March, NSS Labs has revealed shocking statistics which suggested that Internet Explorer 8 had best effectiveness results against malware.

As of today, Neowin reports that NSS Labs has yet again tested all web browsers to find out which one has best built-in protection against phishing.

Tested web browsers:

Safari 4
Chrome 2
Internet Explorer 8
Firefox 3
Opera 10 Beta Continue Reading

Boom! Netscape Founder to Rejoin Browser Wars with RockMelt

By | August 14, 2009 | 9 Comments

Netscape Founder to Rejoin Browser Wars with RockMeltMarc Andreessen, founder of Netscape Communications has formed a startup called RockMelt which is supposed to develop a brand new web browser.

One interesting aspect is site’s privacy policy (now removed); it has suggested that users could use Facebook ID to log into RockMelt. Do they, or do they not develop a social web browser, remains unclear. Continue Reading

Phishing and Malware Protection Comes to Camino

By | August 13, 2009 | 4 Comments

Phishing and Malware Protection Comes to CaminoStarting from August 11th, nightly builds of Camino web browser now includes integrated phishing and malware protection.

The following feature is based on Google Safe Browsing service which is being used by Firefox, Chrome and Safari web browsers as well.

As for their competitors, Opera is using Netcraft, PhishTank and Haute Secure services while Internet Explorer has its own SmartScreen Filter.

Skyfire Alpha for BlackBerry is Back on Track

By | August 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

Skyfire Alpha for BlackBerry is Back on TrackDue to previously leaked builds, Skyfire team has temporary stooped private Alpha program for BlackBerry devices until everything gets fixed.

According to Boy Genius Report, with the release of Alpha 3.5, they are now testing browser again.

As for Skyfire Alpha 3.5 for BlackBerry, it has a ton of new features, such as: click-to-call, in-line text entry, files downloading, ability to set as default browser and also improvements in scrolling as well as reduced checkerboard occurrences.

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 10th

By | August 10, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 10th

Thanks to Nox for links.

IE6 No More

By | August 5, 2009 | 20 Comments

IE6 No More
Here comes another campaign to kill Internet Explorer 6 and urge its user to upgrade their browser.

As always, web masters are asked to add a special code into their site (which is ridiculous long) and hope for the best. Continue Reading

July, 2009 – IE Continues to Fall, Chrome Surpasses Opera, Safari Market Share

By | August 3, 2009 | 12 Comments

New month and new market share data. Lets get it going.

Breaking through 60% barrier, Internet Explorer lost more market share, this time by 1.02 point, from 59.49% to 58.47%

Celebrating 1 billion downloads last week; Firefox increased its market share by 1.32, from 30.33% to 31.65%

Due to unknown reasons, Opera took a massive dive and fell by 0.66, from 3.36% to 2.7%

Just like Firefox, Chrome is also doing well. After increasing its market share by 0.41, from 2.82% to 3.23%, it has surpassed both, Opera and Safari web browsers market share.

Safari popularity is growing. This time its market share went up from 2.93% to 2.98% (0.09 point increase).

July, 2009 – IE continues to fall, Chrome surpasses Opera Market Share

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Weekly Browsers Recap, August 3rd

By | August 3, 2009 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 3rd

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks, Nox and somebody for links.

Microsoft: No Browserless Windows 7 After All

By | August 1, 2009 | 11 Comments

Microsoft: No Browserless Windows 7 After AllcNET Writes:

It looks like there won’t be a browserless version of Windows 7, after all.

Microsoft said late Friday that it won’t ship the Windows 7 “E” version of Windows even though Europe has yet to sign off on its revised plan. The plan calls for the company to ship Windows 7 with Internet Explorer, but present a ballot screen in which users in Europe can decide whether they want Internet Explorer or another browser.

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