Skyfire 1.0 is Out

By | May 27, 2009 | 4 Comments

Skyfire, the fastest growing downloadable mobile web browser in North America has just received an upgrade. Apparently, 1 million users milestone was one of the reasons behind 1.0 launch. With a solid version number, the following release focuses on user control over the content. As a result, Skyfire 1.0 brings improved navigation, faster launch, zooming and interaction, also a new search functionality.

Skyfire 1.0 Mobile Browser Demo Video Continue Reading

Opera 10 New Skin is Here

By | May 27, 2009 | 9 Comments

Today Opera Desktop Team has released a new weekly build (not a beta/alpha 2) which features new Opera 10 skin. Please note: this is not a final skin version, so don’t take it too seriously.

Few screenshots: Continue Reading

Opera 10 Beta to Feature New Skin

By | May 26, 2009 | 9 Comments

Here is another piece of information for you. The upcoming Opera 10 Beta release will have a new/refined skin. Hicksdesign (guy, who is working on it) said earlier this month on his Twitter:

“New Opera skin will be in the v10 beta, so response is internal so far. Dreading the day the public sees it!

Trying to achieve a standard Opera look, that’s tweaked for Mac. This is more of a clean up for 10 though.” Continue Reading

Opera Software to Present 1Q 2009 Results

By | May 25, 2009 | 2 Comments

Opera Software to Present 1Q 2009 ResultsOn Friday May 29, 2009 (08:00 AM CET) Opera Software will be presenting its 1Q 2009 financial results.

The presentation will be held ad:
Thon Hotel Vika Atrium Munkedamsveien 45, Oslo, Norway

Live webcast will be also available at the following page.

Opera 9.70 and Presto 2.3.0

By | May 25, 2009 | 11 Comments

Surfing across the web I came over the User Agent Database web site which basically lists many of the user agent strings from all over the internet.

As you might guess from the name of this article, there are Opera 9.7 and Presto 2.3 strings: Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 25th

By | May 25, 2009 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 25th

Firefox and Windows 7 Jumplist Feature

By | May 23, 2009 | 19 Comments

Firefox, Windows 7 JumplistIf you enjoy Interent Explorer 8 on Windows 7 due to all the quick access buttons (Open New Tab, Frequenst Visited Pages, etc.) and would like to have something similar Firefox, then we have a solution for you. Although upcoming 3.5 release won’t support Windows 7 Jumplist feature (maybe in Firefox 3.6..?), you can still “enable” it in your Firefox web browser.

How to do that? It’s actually very simple. Just install Winfox utility and you are almost ready to go.

As author explains: Winfox must be running to update your top fifteen visited sites. Currently has to be killed by using task manager.

The following software works on 32 and 64 bit machines and requires Firefox 3.0 or later.

Download:
Winfox – 32 bit (x86)
Winfox – 64 bit (x64)

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Quantity or Quality?

By | May 22, 2009 | 15 Comments

As for today, we usually don’t publish articles which have a small inpact in web browsers market. Latest example would be: Opera reaches 20% market share in Antarctica.

However, as this web site is all about the news and information, I am considering to increase a number of articles per day (quantity over quality). If you have few minutes of your spare time, please vote and let me know what you think.

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Why Hold a Hearing in the EU if Key Decision Makers are Unable to Attend?

By | May 21, 2009 | 5 Comments

Why Hold a Hearing in the EU if Key Decision Makers are Unable to Attend?Dave Heiner writes:

For as long as I’ve been at Microsoft (since 1994), there has always been keen interest in the antitrust issues raised by the success of Windows.

Interest peaked after we included a Web browser in Windows 95. That design choice led to the U.S. government case against Microsoft, which was resolved in 2002 with a consent decree and court rulings designed to promote competitive opportunities for browser vendors. Today Microsoft’s integration of the browser into Windows is regulated by these rulings, and computer users can choose Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Opera or other browsers that run on Windows.

Continue reading at Microsofontheissues.com

Google Chrome is Now Faster (Again)

By | May 21, 2009 | 10 Comments

Google Chrome is Now Faster (Again)With its latest Chrome release, Google claims that they have managed to increase JavaScript performance on heavy pages by another 30% which makes fast browser even faster.

Also, the following version now supports autofill, full screen mode (F11) and an useful feature to remove thumbnails from the new tab page. In addition, since the Chrome launch, they have fixed over 300 bugs which were causing crashes. Continue Reading