Maxthon 2.5.2 Beta 4 Released

By | June 2, 2009 | 0 Comments

Maxthon 2.5.2 Beta 4 ReleasedBeing the second most popular web browser in China, Maxthon has released a fourth beta of its 2.5.2 series.

The following release fixes various reported bugs and focuses on optimizing the anti-freeze window framework.

Changelog

Core
- Fixed some IME input problems and IME window position problems
- Fixed a flash full screen display problem Continue Reading

Fastest Firefox

By | June 2, 2009 | 0 Comments

Fastest Firefox

Yet another marketing campaign from Mozilla, this time it’s all about speed. With the upcoming launch of Firefox 3.5, which is twice as fast as Firefox 3.0, they are requesting users to submit their fastest talent video.

It’s all very simple. Just record a 30 second video of your fastest talent, upload and you are done. It can be anything, from brushing your teeth to clapping.

Home page: FastestFirefox.com

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Video Interview (Firefox): Mitchell Baker and John Lilly Highlights

By | June 2, 2009 | 1 Comment

Bit about IE, Chrome and Firefox on mobile devices.

Firefox 3.5 Commercial

By | June 1, 2009 | 6 Comments

I am not sure if this is the official promotional video or just a fan made one, but feel free to check it.

Thanks to mabdul for sending this.

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

By | June 1, 2009 | 7 Comments

June, 2009 - Internet Explorer Loses; Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome GainsBy more than just a few requests, we are going to try something new this month, which is StatCounter instead of Net Applications. Let’s begin, shall we?

Internet Explorer continues its saga to the bottom, this time its market share fell by 1.46, from 62.09% to 60.6%

Firefox is likely to pass 30% mark this month. As for June, its market share increased by 0.93, from 28.75% to 29.68% Continue Reading

Google Chrome Extensions (Add-Ons) Are Here

By | June 1, 2009 | 1 Comment

Google Chrome Extensions (Add-Ons) Are HereUnderstanding the importance of extensions/add-ons, Google Chrome team did their job and finally released first developer builds, which adds an early alpha feature to support them. Geek Technica reports 4 Chrome extensions:

1. Cleeki: IE8 Accelerators for Google Chrome. “Cleeki can capture keyword(s) anywhere on a screen with as simple as one click, search it on the Internet, and preview the results immediately.”

2. Adsweep: The very first Google Chrome ad blocker. Continue Reading

EU Plans Fresh Strike on Microsoft

By | May 30, 2009 | 1 Comment

EU Plans Fresh Strike on MicrosoftArs Technica writes:

The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that European Union antitrust regulators aren’t done with Microsoft yet. The EU is looking into more sanctions against the software giant for including Internet Explorer with Windows, according to WSJ’s sources, and will likely announce a final ruling in the next few weeks. An EU spokesperson said that if the regulator rules against Microsoft, any remedy “would be based on the fundamental principle of unbiased choice” while a Microsoft spokesman says the company is “committed” to “full compliance” with EU law.

Continue reading at Ars Technica

Opera Software Q1 2009 Financial Results

By | May 29, 2009 | 0 Comments

As reported earlier, Opera Software has released Q1 2009 financial results.

Some of the highlights:
Opera Desktop: User growth up 64% since Q1 2008
Opera Mini: User growth up 157% since Q1 2008, 23.4 million monthly users

Revenue:
Opera Desktop: up 103% since Q1 2008
Total: up 59% since Q1 2008 Continue Reading

Microsoft to Launch Silverlight 3 on July 10

By | May 29, 2009 | 4 Comments

Silverlight 3 Final
Picture Source: NeoWin

As per information from press invites, Microsoft is planning to launch Silverlight 3 and Expression Studio 3 on July 10.

Silverlight 3 introduces over 50 new features, such as: H.264 video support, MP4, ACC, 3D and GPU hardware acceleration support, major application development improvements and many more.

Although the following release was not expected to see the day of the light until later this year, apparently Microsoft has already finished what they had planned and is going to release it earlier than expected.

Web Browsers: Windows 7 vs. Windows Vista

By | May 29, 2009 | 2 Comments

The latest BetaNews test shows that Windows 7 RC does actually increase web browsers performance for 12% or more except for Safari 4 Beta which was the only browser to have better index score in Windows Vista than Win 7. Continue Reading