Category: Web Browsers

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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Web Browser Books

By | July 30, 2009 | 1 Comment

Surfing Amazon today I came across something interesting. Believe it or not, there are actually books such as: “Opera for Dummies”, “Don’t Click on the Blue E!: Switching to Firefox” and couple more.

Not sure if they are any good and why people would actually buy them (when you can find all the info on-line), but anyway: Continue Reading

Skyfire Alpha for BlackBerry Program Halted

By | July 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

Due to Skyfire Alpha for BlackBerry leaks, team has decided to temporary halt Alpha program and focus on a new build which should be released within few weeks. Obviously, the next release will include some sort of protection against leaked builds.

European Vista and XP to Get Browser Ballot Screen Too

By | July 28, 2009 | 27 Comments

NeoWin.net writes:

Microsoft has confirmed that it will be distributing a ballot screen software update to users, in Europe, of Windows XP and Windows Vista.

According to TechFlash Opera’s chief technology officer, Hakon Wium Lie, suggested that displaying the IE logo could result in a natural bias toward Internet Explorer. “We’re not sure about the use of logos,” Lie said. “The blue ‘e’ has become so associated with the Internet in general, due to the bundling with Windows. We think using the blue “e” might not be such a good idea.”

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