Google Chrome: Dear Sophie

By | May 5, 2011 | 1 Comment

As Google begins its biggest off-line TV campaign called “the Web is what you make of it”, here comes another ad for you to check out.

April, 2011: Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera – Down

By | May 4, 2011 | 16 Comments

April, 2011: Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera - Down

It’s May already as we look at the browsers market share results for the last month, April that is. Were there any drastic changes? Let’s find out.

It looks like Internet Explorer 9 is not yet good enough to prevent users from switching to other browsers as Microsoft lost market share yet again, down from 55.92% to 55.11% (0.81 point decrease).

Mozilla is facing similar situation as Firefox web browser market share decreased by 0.17 point, from 21.80% to 21.63%.
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Google Chrome: It Gets Better

By | May 4, 2011 | 2 Comments

Sheriff Woody is gay.

Last evening, Google has aired a new commercial on TV which promotes Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” project and Chrome web browser, obviously. Pretty neat, if you ask us.

Check it out.

Creator Of jQuery Leaves Mozilla

By | May 4, 2011 | 6 Comments

Creator Of jQuery Leaves MozillaAfter more than 4 years, John Resig, a JavaScript Evangelist is leaving Mozilla Corporation and will be joining Khan Academy, a nonprofit educational organization.

Thanks to Mozilla, John was able to work on jQuery full-time which resulted in a great deal of new releases.

If you would like to know more about Khan Academy, feel free to check the following TED talk or visit their web site below.

Home page.

Google Chrome 14, 15 And 16 Planned This Year

By | May 3, 2011 | 13 Comments

Google Chrome 14, 15, 16 Planned This Year

How many new major builds of Google Chrome browser can be pushed in one year? A lot.

If the Chromium development calendar is to be believed, then we should see the following versions later this year:

Google Chrome 13 – (Chromium on May 30, 2011)
Google Chrome 14 – (Chromium on July 25, 2011)
Google Chrome 15 – (Chromium on September 5, 2011)
Google Chrome 16 – (Chromium on October 17, 2011)

So here you have it, a plenty of releases this year with Google Chrome 13 just around the corner.

How To Save And Quit In Firefox 4

By | May 3, 2011 | 9 Comments
How To Save And Quit In Firefox 4

Firefox 4 without Save and Quit.

Browsing some forums recently, I discovered that people miss the Firefox 3 feature that allowed you to save a session for next time upon quitting Firefox. Knowing that Mozilla couldn’t have possibly removed it, I had to investigate the matter and found an answer. Save and Quit is still here, but hidden!
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Download Opera 11.50 Alpha

By | May 3, 2011 | 10 Comments

Download Opera 11.50 Alpha

The very first Alpha build of the next generation Opera browser codenamed Swordfish has been just released.

One of the new features in the following version is an interactive Speed Dial. Users can now enhance its functionality by adding extensions, such as: weather, live news feeds, email notifications and more.

In addition to that, Opera 11.50 includes password synchronization and with the help of Opera Next, you can now play with dev builds without affecting your main browser installation.

If you are curious enough to try Opera 11.50, here is a download link. Bear in mind that this is the development snapshot and is not intended for daily use.

Speed Dial extensions.

Thanks, Mark G!

Internet Explorer 9 Overtakes Opera

By | May 3, 2011 | 7 Comments

Internet Explorer 9 Overtakes Opera

According to the Net Applications report, Internet Explorer 9 market share is now greater then Opera’s two branches combined, 11.x and 10.x.

It took IE9 a month to double its usage share on Windows 7 machines as it went up from 3.5% to 7.46%.

As for Opera browser, it now claims 2.18% of the market share for 11.x and 0.34% for 10.x branches.

Thanks, Ichann!

Via: MaximumPC

Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, May 2nd

By | May 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 2nd

FavBrowser.com

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Give Away: How to Create Web Browser Theme

By | May 2, 2011 | 1 Comment

Give Away: How to Create Web Browser Theme

Today we are giving away 50 invites to BT Engage from Brand thunder, which allows you to make your own web browser theme.

Visit the following page
Click “Create an account”
Enter FavBrowser
Done.

Thanks to Mark for the give away!