Weekly Browsers Recap, April 14th

By | April 14, 2009 | 1 Comment

Some great articles over the last week.

Microsoft Prepares for Internet Explorer 8 Push

By | April 13, 2009 | 4 Comments

IE Blog reports that Microsoft will start pushing Internet Explorer 8 via automatic update to IE6 and IE7 users on about third week of April.

As you might guess, this will result in Internet Explorer 8 market share increase and hopefully IE6 decrease.

It should be also noted that IE8 won’t be installed automatically, users will do have a choice, indeed.

March, 2009 – Internet Explorer, Opera Loses; Firefox, Safari, Chrome Gains

By | April 8, 2009 | 26 Comments

Despite Internet Explorer 8 launch, IE continues to lose its market share and this time fell by 0.62, from 67.44% to 66.82%.

Firefox market share trend is quite clear: up, from 21.77% to 22.05% (0.28 increase).

After previous loss, Safari managed to increase its market share by 0.21, from 8.02% to 8.23%. Continue Reading

Opera’s Site Patching

By | April 8, 2009 | 2 Comments

Here is a really great post on developing (compatibility) by Hallvors from Opera’s Core blog.

And just to sum it up, the following quote will do that perfectly:

“Treating every site differently? That sounds insane. It’s clearly impossible. For starters, there are billions of websites, all different. And they keep changing with millions of lines of code being added or changed every day. Who can possibly keep up with that? Besides, aren’t standards supposed to be the answer?”

Phishing with Images Containing Hidden Code

By | April 7, 2009 | 2 Comments

H-Online writes:

“Arbor Networks, which specialises in combating distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, reports on it’s blog that a named web site is actively exploiting Internet Explorer’s MIME-sniffing problem to create phishing attacks. The perpetrators send email containing a supposedly harmless link that seemingly leads to a JPEG image, but the photo contains hidden HTML and JavaScript code that displays a fake eBay login page. While Firefox and Safari return an error message when loading the image, Internet Explorer executes the code.”

Continue reading at h online

Thanks to mabdul for a link.

Opera 10 Builds Now Include Opera Turbo

By | April 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

The latest Friday weekly build of Opera 10 now includes Opera Turbo. Could this mean that they are going to ship Final version with it already integrated?

The following build also includes “automatic” setting for Opera Turbo (which will enable Opera Turbo if your network is slow), improved performance, new spelling checker (with hunspell library (same as Firefox)) and more.

More info and download links can be found here.

Firefox 3.6 (Namoroka) Details Emerge

By | April 6, 2009 | 1 Comment

Although Firefox 3.5 Final has not been released yet, Mozilla already looking forward to cook Firefox 3.6 (codename Namaroka).

Some of the prioritized features were already revealed; they include: performance improvements for startup and new tabs opening times, responsiveness, also, one of the *must have* features: light themes and extensions activation without requiring to restart Firefox!

… and many more. For a complete list, feel free to check this post.

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Google Chrome Offline (Standalone) Installer

By | April 3, 2009 | 1 Comment

In case you haven’t heard yet, Google now provides a standalone installer for its Chrome web browser.

You can download it here.

Ford Shows Some Love to Opera Browser

By | April 3, 2009 | 0 Comments

As the technologies advance, car maker Ford decided to include Opera Browser into their new F-150, Super Duty, E-Series and Transit Connect trucks and vans to attract more buyers.

“Opera’s vision has always been about giving people access to the full Web anytime, anywhere,” explains Rod Hamlin, Senior Vice President Americas for Opera Software. “No example showcases this better than delivering a fast, feature-rich Web browser to a vehicle. This solution will allow Ford truck and van owners to maintain a virtual work environment with access to all of the important files, information and applications they need on a daily basis.”

Opera Software Signs Deal with Virgin Mobile USA

By | April 2, 2009 | 1 Comment

Opera Software has announced that they’ve signed an agreement with Virgin Mobile USA to bundle Opera Mini 4.2 with Virgin Mobile phones.