Nov, 2010 – Google Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera – Down

By | December 5, 2010 | 7 Comments

Nov, 2010 - Google Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera - Down

All right, it’s the last month of 2010 and a good time to check the browser market share numbers from the previous month. Let’s begin, shall we?

While Microsoft is working on a new version of web browser, Internet Explorer continues to lose its market share, going down from 59.18% to 58.44% (0.74 point decrease).

With no Firefox 4 Final release this year, Mozilla’s browser continues the downtrend, spiking down from 22.83% to 22.76% (0.07 point decrease).
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Download Opera Mobile 10.1 and Opera Mini 5.1 for Symbian/S60

By | December 3, 2010 | 4 Comments

Download Opera Mobile 10.1 and Opera Mini 5.1 for Symbian/S60

Good news, this week Opera Software has finished and released the Final version of Opera Mobile 10.1 for Symbian/S60 devices.

The following version brings a lot of goodies to the table, including: new JavaScript engine, VEGA graphics library, better HTML5 support, Geolocation and more.

However, before downloading, be sure to check a list of known issues here.

Furthermore, company has also announced the availability of Opera Mini 5.1 Beta 2 for Series 60 platform, offering lots if improvements and bug fixes.


Download Adobe Flash Player 10.2 Beta

By | December 2, 2010 | 7 Comments

Yesterday, Adobe has released a Beta version of Flash Player 10.2 bringing some nice enhancements, including: hardware acceleration support.

What’s New?

Stage Video hardware acceleration
A new method for video playback in Flash Player will allow developers to leverage complete hardware acceleration of the video rendering pipeline, enabling best-in-class playback performance. Stage Video can dramatically decrease processor usage and enables higher frame rates, reduced memory usage, and greater pixel fidelity and quality.
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Out of Office Auto Reply: 150 Million Opera Users Worldwide

By | December 1, 2010 | 11 Comments

Out of Office Auto Reply: 150 Million Opera Users Worldwide

The creative way.

It looks like Opera Software is having a party as company has announced the milestone of 150 million Opera users worldwide.

If you visit, it will display an actual inbox of Jon S. von Tetzchner, the co-founder of Opera Software.

Furthermore, visitors can actually read all the messages, for example: an invoice for Mitsubishi Colt Owners Club membership OR “We were thinking of re-doing this stunt. What do you think?

Happy browsing and congratulations to Opera Software!

No Awesome Christmas Gifts for You

By | November 30, 2010 | 18 Comments

No Awesome Christmas Gifts for You, Sir

Now here is an interesting bug (Opera 11 Beta).

Type in the address bar:
awesome christmas gifts

Press Enter. Boom. Error.

christmas gifts

Works fine. Either it’s a bug or I was a bad boy this year and Santa actually exists.

Firefox 5 and Hardware Accelerated Canvas for Mac OS, Linux, XP

By | November 30, 2010 | 2 Comments

Firefox 5 and Hardware Accelerated Canvas for Mac OS, Linux, XPHardware acceleration is great if you are running Vista or Windows 7 machines. However, when it comes to XP or other operating systems, you won’t be able to experience the very best of it.

What’s the solution?

Joe Drew, the developer of Firefox web browser is considering writing a hardware accelerated backend to canvas, possibly in collaboration with other browser maker (you are welcome to join).

As he said:
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Optimized Firefox for Windows

By | November 30, 2010 | 11 Comments

Optimized Firefox for WindowsNow here is something to try for a speed fanatics.

The Pale Moon Project is a highly optimized version of Firefox web browser made specifically for Windows OS.

According to the project authors, it outperforms Mozilla Firefox by up to 25% in the synthetic benchmarks. In addition, it disables ActiveX, ActiveX scripting, accessibility and parental control features. Therefore, if you require such things, The Pale Moon Project is not for you.
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Weekly Browsers Recap, November 29th

By | November 29, 2010 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 29th

Internet Explorer on Mac
Oh no.

Control Your Web Browser with Kinect
Reveals endless possibilities.

Are You Serious?
A picture.
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Unwanted Firefox Plug-Ins

By | November 29, 2010 | 9 Comments

Unwanted Firefox Plug-Ins

Asa Dotzler, the Director of Community Development at Mozilla Corp. has raised a fair question:

Why do I have these plug-ins in Firefox? I don’t think I ever asked for any of them

There are quite a few plug-ins that make little to no sense, for example:

Why would Firefox ever need a Google or RockMelt Update? Furthermore, why is it okay to install all this malware for the big guys like Apple or Google?

P.S. They are enabled by default.

Control Your Web Browser with Kinect

By | November 25, 2010 | 8 Comments

Reveals endless possibilities.

Now here is something to add in your Christmas shopping list. Guys at MIT Media Lab Fluid Interfaces Group are working on a new way to enhance your web browsing experience.

By using Microsoft Kinect and DepthJS system, they managed to do something neat and that is: control a web browser with bare hands (no mouse required). What do I mean by that? Just check the video above.

Via Engadget.