Fennec Reaches Beta 1, Improves Performance, Enables Plug-Ins

By | March 19, 2009 | 2 Comments

The first beta version of Fennec (Firefox Mobile) has been released some time ago. During the Fennec Beta 1 development, team focused on performance and responsiveness improvements. New Firefox JavaScript engine which is called TraceMonkey is now a part of Fennec as well. As a result, browsing performance improved a lot.

For a complete list of changes, feel free to check “What’s New“ section in the following page. Here you will also find information on how to download Fennec Beta 1

Internet Explorer 8 Release

By | March 19, 2009 | 2 Comments

Microsoft today announced the availability of Internet Explorer 8. The following release can be downloaded in 25 languages from IE8 home page at noon today (EDT).

Latest Microsoft web browser introduces features like web slices, instant search, inprivate browsing, automatic crash recovery and more as well as improved security and performance.

Pwn2Own: Hacker Exploits IE8, Firefox, Safari

By | March 19, 2009 | 8 Comments

From ZDNet

“He won a cash prize and got to keep the hardware. Details of the vulnerability, which was described by contest sponsor TippingPoint ZDI as a “brilliant IE8 bug!” are being kept under wraps.

“Nils” also scored a clean hit against Apple’s Safari (he was the second hacker to exploit Safari) and, later in the afternoon, he exploited a Firefox zero-day flaw to claim the trifecta.”

In case you are interested, Mac was hacked in 10 seconds.

Nothing about Opera or Chrome yet.

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Silverlight 3 Beta Overview

By | March 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

Guys from Neowin have published a great article which overviews Silverlight 3 Beta release released earlier today.

There are some really great improvements, for instance: higher quality audio and video support (true HD), improved performance and much more.

For a complete overview, please check the following article.

Download Silverlight | MAC Version

40+ Add-Ons for Managing Firefox Tabs

By | March 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

Sean P. Aune writes:

“Firefox users love their tabbed browsing capability, but if you leave tabs unchecked they can get completely out of control. For those of you who feel lost in a sea of tabs, there are numerous ways to manage them; Here are over 40 of the best extensions.”

Continue reading at Mashable

New Google Chrome Beta – 25-35% Faster

By | March 17, 2009 | 4 Comments

Here is some great news from Google Chrome team. The latest Chrome beta release was just released and it’s 25% faster on V8 benchmark and 35% faster on SunSpider.

Of course, it also includes some of the new features, for example: form autofill, full page zoom, autoscroll and drag tabs (see video and benchmark results below).
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Internet Explorer Collection + Screenshots

By | March 17, 2009 | 3 Comments

If you have ever wanted to remember older times or just try some of the old IE versions such as 1, 2 or 4, then this package is for you.

Internet Explorer Collection is basically a setup which contains standalone versions of various Internet Explorer versions, ranging from 1.0 to 8.0.

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Random Thoughts on EU and MS Case

By | March 17, 2009 | 9 Comments

Just some random thoughts of mine. Some people might even call it troll-o-rama…

1. Where the line should be drawn? Should Windows include alternative browsers only? Or also alternatives to WordPad, Paint, Calculator, etc. as long as those are free?

2. If it happens that Microsoft will be forced to ship Windows with other web browsers, how many of the alternatives should it have? 5, 50, 500 or 5000?

3. If other people are not aware of other web browsers, such as Firefox, Safari, Chrome or Opera, what makes you think that they will actually select and trust “unknown” one during setup?

Rumor: Opera 10 to Include Web Slices

By | March 17, 2009 | 19 Comments

Tim (the guy who sent us “leaked” Opera 10 release dates (haven’t been confirmed as real yet)) today reported that the upcoming Opera 10 Beta release will include a feature similar to web slices.

If you haven’t heard about it yet, it allows you to track a specific part of page for changes. As a result, you won’t have to keep visiting it over and over again.

For a live demo, feel free to check “How To: Internet Explorer 8 Web Slices” video below.

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Site Compatibility and Internet Explorer 8

By | March 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

Quite informative post has been published recently on IE’s Blog which includes some of the IE7 and IE8 compatibility differences/issues as well as solutions on how to fix them.