Internet Explorer 9 Overtakes Internet Explorer 6

By | May 18, 2011 | 9 Comments

Internet Explorer 9 Overtakes Internet Explorer 6

For many weeks the kingdom was full of joy as kings, sorcerers and even peasants, celebrated the victory on the Internets. Such was the feast that alchemists themselves revealed the Philosopher’s Stone secrets and flooded everyone with gold.

According to the StatCounter, IE6 market share (4.26%) has been surpassed by its superior brother, IE9, which is currently responsible for the 4.34% of Internet traffic. Still a long way to go…

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Google Chrome, Firefox: Block Specific Sites With LeechBlock And StayFocusd

By | May 18, 2011 | 1 Comment

If you are looking for a great way to boost your productivity by blocking certain sites and the specific time of the day, then Google Chrome or Firefox are the browsers to user.

LeechBlock

Google Chrome, Firefox: Blocks Specific Sites with LeechBlock and StayFocusd
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WebGL: iOS RAGE

By | May 17, 2011 | 4 Comments

WebGL: iOS RAGE

Earlier this year, RAGE, the upcoming 3rd person shooter from the id Software (set for September release) has received an iOS version of the game.

Now, Brandon Jones, the US based software developer took one step further and rendered it with WebGL. That’s right, RAGE running in your web browser!
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Download Opera 11.11

By | May 17, 2011 | 21 Comments

Although the release of Opera 11.11 has not yet been announced, it’s already available on the public Opera servers.

So, while you wait for the official changelog and further details, feel free to download it from here.

Update: it’s now official. Opera 11.11 includes user interface, display, scripting, mail and other fixes. For a complete list of changes, visit the following link.

Thanks, MarkG!

Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, May 16th

By | May 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 16th

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Firefox 3.5 To Be Killed Off Soon

By | May 16, 2011 | 7 Comments

Firefox 3.5 To Be Killed Off SoonFirefox 3.5, currently boasting 12 million users according to Mozilla, will be updated to a newer version next month through an automatic upgrade. Makes sense that Mozilla wants to upgrade its users, for Firefox 3.5 received its last security patch approximately three weeks ago.

Mozilla started offering an upgrade to Firefox 4 to people running Firefox 3.5 and Firefox 3.6 last week. According to Christian Legnitto, the Firefox release manager, Mozilla will force 3.6 on 3.5 stragglers not choosing to update to Firefox 4 or 3.6. However, Legnitto later said that his choice of the word “force” was poor, and noted that only Firefox 3.5 users who had left the default automatic updates setting enabled would be moved to Firefox 3.6 automatically.
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Who Here Is Getting A Chromebook?

By | May 16, 2011 | 10 Comments

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I am rather curious about this matter. Although Google Chrome OS is an operating system, it is an operating system that consists of only a web browser. It boots you into an enhanced version of Google Chrome and you do what you need to do from there. It has never been done before to my knowledge, and since major browser vendor Google is pushing this project with all that it’s got, Google Chrome OS may very well be here to stay. Who knows, perhaps Opera, Mozilla, or even Microsoft will follow?
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Firefox about:config Preferences Explained

By | May 15, 2011 | 7 Comments

Firefox - What's That Preference?Remember How To Save And Quit In Firefox 4 and How To Activate Autocomplete In Firefox 4? Neat, little instructions, no? You did notice all the other options that were available when browsing the about:config page in Firefox but don’t have a clue with regards to what they do, right? Neither do I! Firefox is full of customization options you won’t find in your browser options screens but it’s not always easy to know what effect changing an about:config setting will have on your browser.
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Chrome Hack Denied By Google Engineers

By | May 15, 2011 | 3 Comments

As reported previously by FavBrowser, Google Chrome’s sandbox has allegedly been hacked. Nevertheless, several security engineers over at Google have now denied this, countering claims that a security company discovered a vulnerability in Chrome that could let attackers hijack Windows PCs running the browser.

The bug that security company Vupen exploited to hack Chrome was in Adobe’s Flash which comes bundled with Chrome, not in Chrome itself, said the engineers. A Google spokesman said that investigation was still ongoing, but the engineers decided to make themselves heard.
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Firefox 4 Market Share Increases 30% After Upgrade Offer

By | May 15, 2011 | 8 Comments

Firefox 4 Market Share Increases 30% After Upgrade OfferFirefox 4′s market share went up by 11% after Mozilla initiated the upgrade offer last week. That was only on the first day, however, for the browser managed 30% market share growth in the four days since the offer began. This prompted Mozilla’s community coordinator for Firefox marketing¬†Asa Dotzler to compare the gains of Firefox and Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) as both of the browsers launched in March of this year.

IE9 will never catch up to Firefox. It will be a year or two before Microsoft can move the bulk of their IE7 and IE8 users forward.

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