Download Opera 10 Beta 2

By | July 15, 2009 | 8 Comments

Download Opera 10 Beta 2Although Opera 10 Beta 2 is set for a release later this week, you may download it already from Opera Software FTP servers.

Unfortunately, changelog is not yet available.

Windows version
Mac OS X version
Linux version (built for x86, x86-x64, ppc)
Solaris version (built for Intel and Sparc)
FreeBSD version (built for amd64 and Intel)

Thanks to Daniel Hendryck for this.

Google to Stop Supporting IE6 on YouTube

By | July 15, 2009 | 5 Comments

Good news, Google Inc. has decided to stop supporting Internet Explorer 6 web browser on YouTube.

The following screenshot was taken by IE6 user

YouTube IE6
Picture Source: Neowin

As you can see, Google recommends upgrading web browser to Firefox 3.5, Internet Explorer 8 or Google Chrome.

Speaking of IE6 support, I no longer code for it and neither should you. Otherwise, we may end up supporting it for many years to come as sites works fine with Internet Explorer 6.

Mozilla to Patch Critical Firefox 3.5 Vulnerability

By | July 15, 2009 | 1 Comment

Mozilla to Patch Critical Firefox 3.5 VulnerabilitySoon enough we will see Firefox 3.5.1 release as Mozilla is working hard to fix the critical security flaw.

Meanwhile, you may temporary mitigate it by disabling JIT in the JavaScript engine, to do so:

Type about:config in the location bar
Search for javascript.options.jit.content, double click it to set it to false.

Chrome Experiments

By | July 14, 2009 | 2 Comments

Here comes a project from Google to demonstrate the possibilities of JavaScript in Chrome web browser. If you are not using Chrome already and don’t feel like installing it, you may run those examples on other web browsers as well. However, due to Google’s superior JavaScript engine, it would be wise to run them on Chrome.

Via Peacekeeper’s Twitter.

Weekly Browsers Recap, July 13th

By | July 13, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 13th

New Skyfire Beta Released

By | July 12, 2009 | 0 Comments

Skyfire team has released a new beta version of its mobile web browser for BlackBerry devices (private testers only). The following release introduces faster zooming, “Switch to Skyfire” function in original BlackBerry browser which should help users click on links in email, etc., new keyboard shortcuts and more.

Some screenshots: Continue Reading

Microsoft Releases Silverlight 3 and it Looks Pretty

By | July 10, 2009 | 18 Comments

Introducing more than 50 new features, Microsoft Silverlight 3 Final has been released. With lots of improvements in many areas, H.264 video support, MP4, ACC, 3D and GPU hardware acceleration support and many more, Adobe should be really worried.

Flash vs Silverlight

In the recent benchmark between Silverlight 3 and Flash, Ryan Rea said: “Silverlight not only had lower CPU usage, but it also used the four cores more uniformly.”

To answer Opera users question: no, Opera is still listed under “not supported” browsers.

If you would like to experience the awesomeness of this release, head over to the following page for the 720P+ video.


Opera Mini Strikes US Carrier Deals

By | July 9, 2009 | 0 Comments

Opera MiniJon von Tetzchner (Opera Software CEO) has confirmed that Opera Mini would soon be widespread in the US through a deal with Motricity, a mobile content delivery platform in partnership with AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile.

According to the StatCounter, last month Opera Mini had 2.4% US mobile market share. These numbers are much higher outside the US. Jon von Tetzchner added: “I do believe things are about to change in the U.S.”.

Opera Refreshes “About” Page Looks, Adds New Icon

By | July 9, 2009 | 17 Comments

The upcoming Opera 10 Final release will feature a refreshed opera:about page which will replace gray and dull looking one.

Opera 9 About
Continue Reading

Google For Your PC (Video)

By | July 9, 2009 | 0 Comments

With all the buzz building around Google Chrome OS, Kevin Pereira discusses the fundamentals of this OS and how it can affect Apple as well as Microsoft.