Category: Web Browsers

Skyfire 1.0 is Out

By | May 27, 2009 | 4 Comments

Skyfire, the fastest growing downloadable mobile web browser in North America has just received an upgrade. Apparently, 1 million users milestone was one of the reasons behind 1.0 launch. With a solid version number, the following release focuses on user control over the content. As a result, Skyfire 1.0 brings improved navigation, faster launch, zooming and interaction, also a new search functionality.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, May 25th

By | May 25, 2009 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 25th

Webware 100 Winners Announced

By | May 20, 2009 | 5 Comments

Webware 100 Winners AnnouncedThe final list of Webware 100 winners has been finally published on cNET.com.

So who won in browsing category?

Diigo
Firefox
Flock
Google Chrome
iGoogle
Internet Explorer 8
Maxthon
Opera
Safari
XMarks

Flock 2.5 Released, Improves Facebook, Twitter Experience and More

By | May 19, 2009 | 0 Comments

The social web browser has received a pleasant and long awaited upgrade which is a must have for all Flock users. The following release includes few new features such as: FlockCast and Facebook chat as well as various enchantments.

Flock team has also made a couple of videos to demonstrate these improvements.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, May 18th

By | May 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 18th

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 11th

By | May 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 11th

April, 2009 – Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera Loses; Firefox, Chrome Gains

By | May 11, 2009 | 17 Comments

Despite Internet Explorer 8 release, it continues to lose its market share, this time it fell by 0.72, from 66.82% to 66.10%.

Firefox continues healthy market share growth, this time it increased by 0.43, from 22.05% to 22.48%.

After some hype over Safari 4 Beta, previous month its market share fell by 0.02, from 8.23% to 8.21%.

With more aggressive Chrome promotions all over the web (and soon TV), this browser increased its market share by 0.19, from 1.23% to 1.42%.

Third time in a row, Opera‘s market share keeps falling. This time it fell by 0.02, from 0.70% to 0.68%.

Opera Mini still got 0.07% of the market share.

Source: HitsLink

Microsoft’s Last Minute Submission (IE Case)

By | May 9, 2009 | 1 Comment

Microsoft's Last Minute Submission (IE Case)Yahoo Tech Writes:

Microsoft says EU regulators will hand Google more dominance of the Internet search business if they go ahead with planned regulations on Microsoft’s Windows operating system, the Financial Times reported.

The FT said on Saturday that the move by Microsoft was contained in a confidential last-minute submission to the European Commission aimed at heading off antitrust action. Continue Reading

Moonlight 2.0 Preview Release now Available

By | May 8, 2009 | 0 Comments

Moonlight 2.0 Preview Release now AvailableMoonlight 2.0, a Linux alternative to Microsoft Silverlight has been released. Preview 1 can be downloaded from Go-Mono.com site for both, 32 and 64 bit systems. As for now, you can install it on Firefox only.

Moonlight 2.0 Alpha should be available somewhere in the next month, beta in summer and final release is set to be launched in September, 2009.

According to one of the developers, Moonlight 2.0 also includes some of the Silverlight 3.0 features, you can read more about it here.

Download Moonlight 2.0 Preview 1 (8.9 MB)

Top Ranking Applications (Wakoopa)

By | April 28, 2009 | 8 Comments

TechCrunch Writes

“As a service whose sole purpose is the track the applications that people actually use on their systems, it should be no surprise that Wakoopa has a lot of interesting usage data. On a day to day level, Wakoopa’s data is good, but it’s the aggregate data over long periods of time that can be really meaningful to show how we are using our computers. Today, Wakoopa has released the first such aggregate data with its inaugural State of the Apps report.”

Also not a good sign for Microsoft: The older you are, the more likely you are to use IE. In the youngest age group, 11 to 20 year olds, even smaller browsers like Opera beat it. IE has been losing market share at a steady pace for the past several years.

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