Top Ranking Applications (Wakoopa)

By | April 28, 2009 | 8 Comments

TechCrunch Writes

“As a service whose sole purpose is the track the applications that people actually use on their systems, it should be no surprise that Wakoopa has a lot of interesting usage data. On a day to day level, Wakoopa’s data is good, but it’s the aggregate data over long periods of time that can be really meaningful to show how we are using our computers. Today, Wakoopa has released the first such aggregate data with its inaugural State of the Apps report.”

Also not a good sign for Microsoft: The older you are, the more likely you are to use IE. In the youngest age group, 11 to 20 year olds, even smaller browsers like Opera beat it. IE has been losing market share at a steady pace for the past several years.

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Firefox 3.5 Beta 4 is Here

By | April 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

Long awaited, the next beta of Firefox 3.5 (aka Firefox 3.1) series has been released in 70 languages.

The following release contains a new TraceMonkey JavaScript engine, private browsing mode, the ability to provide location aware browsing and many more!

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Web Grows Without Profit

By | April 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

New York times has published an interesting article about online companies profits.

Since web browser makers biggest revenue source is search, this will give you an insight on how important certain countries are, or to put it simply: is market share really important?

Although article talks on bandwidth costs for fast developing countries, it also provides some details on ad rates. As you might guess, browser makers gets paid for clicks on ads in search results page.

“Facebook is booming in Turkey and Indonesia. YouTube’s audience has nearly doubled in India and Brazil.

That may seem like good news. But it is also a major reason these and other Web companies with big global audiences and renowned brands struggle to turn even a tiny profit.”

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Firefox 3.0.10 Released

By | April 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

One tiny update for Firefox 3 has been released recently which fixes security and major stability issue .

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Firefox 3.6 vs. Google Chrome 2 vs. Safari 4 vs. Opera 10

By | April 27, 2009 | 29 Comments

Firefox 3.6 vs. Google Chrome 2 vs. Safari 4 vs. Opera 10While companies are working on their next-generation web browsers, Betanews has managed to test the performance of the upcoming ones, such as:

Firefox 3.5, Firefox 3.6, Google Chrome, Google Chrome 2, Safari 4, Opera 10. Test also includes Internet Explorer 7 and 8.

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As it says: “Tests combine the Acid3 standards test with three trusted performance tests for CSS rendering and JavaScript speed.” Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 27th

By | April 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 27th

Firefox 3.5 to Receive Tabs Restore Feature Upgrade

By | April 27, 2009 | 4 Comments

Starting with the upcoming Firefox 3.5 Beta 4, new public releases will feature an upgraded window restore feature.

Besides the regular one, where you can open recently closed tabs, an improvement allows users to reopen few tabs at the same time which will be a great time saver in a certain situations.

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Interent Explorer 8, Wave 1 Released

By | April 25, 2009 | 0 Comments

Internet Explorer 8As a part of Internet Explorer 8 release schedule, Microsoft has released IE8 in additional 18 languages (Wave 1).

Bosnia (Cyrillic), Bosnian (Latin), Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Estonian, Hindi, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Romanian, Serbian (Cyrillic), Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Thai, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.

Windows Vista/Windows Server 2008 Language Packs for these languages can be downloaded from here.

Ask Opera’s CEO a Question

By | April 24, 2009 | 2 Comments

Here is your last chance to ask John (Opera Software CEO) a question.

“This thread will be open over the weekend and will be your last chance to submit a question the community will vote for Jon to answer on Tuesday!”

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Apple Researching Methods to Offer Customized Control of Browser Based Audio Content

By | April 23, 2009 | 5 Comments

MacRumors writes:

In a patent application filed in November 2007 and released today, Apple reveals that it is researching methods for providing customized audio control for Internet browser content. The research is targeting the inability for a single system volume setting to address multiple simultaneous audio-generating applications, a common inconvenience for computer users. For example, a user may have audio content playing in the background through iTunes and may wish to mute only browser-based audio content coming from websites.

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