Mozilla Defies the Department of Homeland Security

By | May 6, 2011 | 4 Comments

Mozilla Defies the Department of Homeland SecurityMozilla 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.
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How To Activate Autocomplete In Firefox 4

By | May 5, 2011 | 20 Comments
How to Activate Autocomplete in Firefox 4

Firefox 4 without Autocomplete.

Both Opera and Chrome have autocomplete as standard in the address field so surely a browser as customizable as Firefox 4 would have a feature as simple as autocomplete as well, no? Turns out that it does!
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Opera Dragonfly 1.0 Released

By | May 5, 2011 | 7 Comments

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:
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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.

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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!