Category: Web Browsers

ZoneAlarm ForceField Beta Released

By | September 26, 2007 | 0 Comments

ZoneAlarmZoneAlarm Forcefield beta has just been released for Windows XP and Windows Vista. It should be working with Internet Explorer 6-7 and Firefox 1.x-2.x versions. So what is it all about? It can protect you from various “bad things”. And as they say: “Protect yourself by creating a virtual “You” on any PC…”

ForceField lets you connect and communicate the way you already do online, only with a combination of protective measures that makes you impervious. It uses a virtualization engine that shields your computer and personal data from Internet and computer-based threats. It also includes numerous protection layers to combat phishing, spyware and dangerous file downloads.

Isn’t that a good idea?

More details.

It’s a Beta only, still many issues needs to be fixed. However, feel free to try it if you are interested.

Known issues:

  • Virtualized surfing – Creates a “bubble of security” around your browsing session that works two ways: it protects your PC from Web site threats such as drive-by downloads; and protects your browsing session from threats on your PC
  • Seamless use – surf as you always do without any special knowledge required and no interruptions
  • Keylogger jamming – protects your browsing, banking and shopping by disabling keyloggers/screengrabbers that may reside on your PC
  • Anti-spyware scanning during your browsing session to protect you as you bank and shop
  • Phishing and fraudulent Web site warning and protection
  • Dangerous download scanning and protection
  • Private browsing to completely erase your surfing tracks from your PC (not yet in the beta)
  • Svelte proportions – ForceField can be deployed to any PC within about 30 seconds in its Instant ForceField form (not available in current beta), making it convenient for on-the-go use on shared public computers.
  • Full known issues list.

    Learn more.

    Download ForceField 1.0.158 Beta.

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    Netscape Navigator 9 Splash Screen Design Contest Entries

    By | September 24, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Netscape NavigatorNetscape Navigator team are running a Netscape Navigator 9 splash screen design contest for a while. While you can’t submit your entries anymore, you may write a comment in their blog regarding your favorite splash screen design. I would go for #2 myself.

    Click here to see all the entries.

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    Have You Found Your Favorite Skin?

    By | September 18, 2007 | 10 Comments

    Web BrowsersToday I was looking for some cool skins. It took me less than to find great looking skin for Firefox web browser, it’s “Blue Ice“.
    However, I haven’t found any great looking skin for Opera and don’t know why. Am I too picky? Or just used default skin for a very long time? I’ve tried some of the Editor’s picks but… Most of them there very old ones or just didn’t fit “my style”. Would you like to share us your favorite skins for your favorite web browser?

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    Animated Favicons, Firefox Only?

    By | September 12, 2007 | 3 Comments

    Web BrowsersIs there anything wrong with the code itself or only Firefox (and Firefox based browsers) can handle animated favicons?

    [link href="ico.gif" TYPE="image/gif" REL="icon"]
    Changed <> with the [] so code would be visible.

    http://www.pokelondon.com

    I’ve checked this site with Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 2.0.0.6, Opera 9.23, Opera 9.5 Alpha, Safari 3.0.3 Beta, and only in Firefox I’ve seen animated favicon. Any ideas?

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    New BlackBerry Browser Or Opera Mini?

    By | September 7, 2007 | 0 Comments

    New BlackBerry Browser Or Opera Mini? Take your time and vote. Current results:

    What would be your preferred BlackBerry browser?

    Opera Mini, of course! (61%)
    I need to know more: comparison test would be good but I haven’t got the time (18%)
    The bundled-in browser already on my BlackBerry (9%)
    I love this new BlackBerry browser we’re talking about-can’t wait (8%)
    Couldn’t care less- rarely browse Web on my BB (3%)

    Web Browsers Speed Tests – How Fast Opera 9.5 Is?

    By | September 5, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Want to know more about web browsers speed? Which one of them is the fastest one? Nontroppo.org was testing Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 2.0.0.6, Firefox 3 Alpha 7, Safari Beta 3.0.2, Opera 9.23 and Opera 9.5 Alpha.

    See results here.

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    Maxthon 2.0.3 Final Released

    By | September 4, 2007 | 0 Comments

    MaxthonOne more web browser release today, it’s Maxthon 2.0.3 Final. This new build introduces few new features and fixes various bugs.

    New Features

  • Added Link to Online Favorites Recovery
  • Added Prompt dialog when switching user
  • Groups Menu’s show/hide states will not be determined by whether user has Groups Data
  • Fixed

  • Press ESC to Stop Loading Page
  • Last Page can not be closed in v2.0.3-rc
  • Increased the priority of website white list, now it’s above global black list
  • Slow Language Menu when have a lots of languages installed
  • Modified Table display in Setup Center
  • Shortcut Key Text duplicate when set Shortcut Keys
  • Feed Discovery mistakes
  • Can not unblock content under Block Page Content mode
  • URL Display error in Up One Level feature
  • Fixed display problem with default Utilities, Added Regedit
  • Improve several dialog’s presentation
  • Download now.

    2007 August Browsers Market Share Results

    By | September 2, 2007 | 1 Comment

    Browsers Market ShareAugust is over and we have August browsers market share results. See July results here.

    Last 4 months Internet Explorer managed to increase its market share, however, this month it lost some market share and slipped from 78.98 to 78.68% (0.27% decrease).

    This month is good for Firefox fans, this browser increased its market share from 14.37% to 14.67% (0.3% increase).

    Safari keeps increasing its market share as well, this time from 4.56% to 4.68% (0.12% increase).

    Last month Opera lost some market share as well as this one, from 0.89% to 0.88% (0.01% decrease).

    Netscape keeps losing its market share, this time from 0.75% to 0.71% (0.04% decrease).

    Not a big surprise, Opera Mini gains more and more market share every month, this time from 0.24% to 0.27% (0.03% increase).

    Here’s a graph of current browsers market share. Thanks to HitsLink.

    Market Share 2007 August

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    Maxthon 2.0.3 RC Released

    By | August 23, 2007 | 0 Comments

    It’s about time for some news from not so big guys. Maxthon team just released Maxthon 2.0.3 RC.

    I’ve just downloaded this version as really haven’t ever tried Maxthon 2 (only MyIE long time ago) and I like it so far. Interface is really cute as well. Here’s a screenshot of Maxthon 2.0.3 RC:

    Maxthon 2 Screenshot
    Click to enlarge.

    This new build includes lots of bug fixes as well as some new features. Here’s a complete list of changes:

    • New Security Guardian
    • New Screen Capture
    • Sniffer bug for wma file format
    • Active tab for undo and URL Key
    • Super Drag&Drop may use external download mananger
    • Scrollbar can be clicked in block page content mode
    • Drawing bug in Security Guardian dialog
    • Added Clean Feed History and Search History in Clean Browser History
    • Use Enter key to open the Favorites item wich has the focus
    • Close Resume List tab when all links in Resume List are clicked (The “Auto Close” option must be checked)
    • Delete Search History in History page
    • Enter in Address Bar will not open new tab if the url hasn’t changed
    • Added site range selection in Block Page Content
    • Click on Links will have no effect while in Block Page Content mode
    • Automatically upload modified Favorites when exit
    • Re-organized Right-click menu on Favorites
    • Resume List lost when program crash
    • Super Drag&Drop can not download file problem on some websites
    • Several issues that might cause crash
    • Blank images not remove with Ad Hunter
    • Issues that prevent set Maxthon as default browser (including issues on Windows Vista)
    • Referer error with Flashget while multi-thread tab is on
    • Not show start page when opened by external call
    • Improved download method of Favicons
    • File Sniffer won’t sniff WMA format
    • Issues that occur with invalid file format settings
    • Issues that affect website filtre range
    • “Dont’ remind me for 1 week” won’t work in Update Notification dialog
    • Crash when delete blank website item in Content Filter black list.
    • “Check Links” in Favorites sidebar might cause all links in sidebar disappear
    • Initialization failure when start Maxthon with invalid URLs
    • Click Cancel in Screen Capture Options might cause capture page fail
    • Clean Profile Data flaw in Login dialog
    • Can not select buttons in Add/Remove Button menu on Single-line Favorites Bar, and Hot Items’ name is aa
    • Press Esc key in Ad Hunter > Edit Filter List dialog causes dialog turns gray
    • Redirect in current page might cause Address Bar refresh
    • Strange behavior of the Close button of Check Updates dialog
    • Resize Check Updates dialog cause strange lines
    • Maximum Open Tabs number is not correct
    • Favicons display problem in several circumstance
    • Display problem after selecting search engine
    • Delete selected Proxy might cause display error on Proxy status
    • Edit Content Filter Black List & White list will only save displayed one
    • Repeat “Capture Current Page” might cause file name error
    • Clean Browser History in Safety Menu can not clean Feed history
    • Issues when operate Favorites bar with keyboard
    • Fixed a bug when overwrite Favorites
    • Super Drag&Drop might cause Open Favorites Items in Background fail when Activate New Tab is checked
    • Combobox is not resizable in “Lock Toolbar” mode
    • Can not use Ctrl+Arraw to change tabs
    • Resume List not saved at crash

    This is not a final version. Use it on your own risk.

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    Why Firefox Is Blocked?

    By | August 21, 2007 | 2 Comments

    It’s all about ads blocker…

    You’ve reached this page because the site you were trying to visit now blocks the FireFox browser.

    whyfirefoxisblocked.com

    And here’s why:

    Software that blocks all advertisement is an infringement of the rights of web site owners and developers. Numerous web sites exist in order to provide quality content in exchange for displaying ads. Accessing the content while blocking the ads, therefore would be no less than stealing. Millions of hard working people are being robbed of their time and effort by this type of software.

    This is interesting but it won’t change anything.

    P.S. Not only Firefox can block ads. Will it block those too?