Mozilla declared that it will not agree to a US Department of Homeland Security request to get rid of a Firefox extension yesterday. The extension in question is MAFIAA Fire.
What this particular extension does is redirect users to working sites set up to replace domains seized by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a division of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It is believed that an antipiracy campaign by the DHS has seen reduced effectiveness due to this.
Good news, the very first stable build of Opera Dragonfly has been just released and can be tested on your Opera web browser (desktop, mobile or even TV).
Just hit CTRL+Shift+I if you running Windows or Linux machine and ⌘ + ⌥ + if you are on Mac.
Opera Dragonfly offers a variety of features, including:
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Thanks, Mark G!