Opera Mini and Parental Control

By | February 12, 2009 | 0 Comments

Yesterday Opera Software and BrightCloud, Inc. have announced a partnership which would increase security as well as allow web operators to filter content viewed by Opera Mini users.

As press release explains:

With this technology, operators across the globe will be able to implement parental control mechanisms, block access to adult content or other sites, block services that are deemed inappropriate, and add in an extra level of security, especially for enterprise networks.

Q&A on Mozilla and the European Commission

By | February 12, 2009 | 0 Comments

To avoid confusion on this case, Mozilla has published a Q&A which should answer most of your questions.

Opera 10 Release Dates “Leaked”?

By | February 11, 2009 | 25 Comments

Okay, I can’t confirm or deny the following information. It was sent by one of our readers earlier today.

According to the message, Opera 10 Beta should hit the streets on April while final release is set to be released on September.

Opera 10 Beta, April 2009
Opera 10 Beta 2, June 2009
Opera 10 RC 1, August 2009
Opera 10 Final, September 2009

I am sure we will be able to confirm or deny that later this year.

Thanks to Tim.

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Opera to Unveil a “Very Aggressive” Advertising Campaign

By | February 11, 2009 | 7 Comments

It looks like Opera Software has finally started to focus more on its products advertising. Opera will unveil a “very aggressive” advertising campaign designed to promote Opera for mobile phones. “Over our history, we’ve spent zero [on advertising], so it’s a huge shift” Opera’s Software SVP Rod Hamlin said.

And if that’s not enough, Opera has also placed the following message on a billboard near Microsoft Redmond campus: “Be a Real Internet explorer…Opera.com.” Sadly, there are no pictures yet.

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Fennec Milestone for Windows Mobile Released

By | February 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

The very first public milestone of Fennec (Firefox Mobile) for Windows Mobile has been released.

Brad explains installation process:

You can install this on your HTC Touch Pro by navigating to the cab installer with your existing browser. This will download the cab file and kick off the installation process. Continue Reading

Mozilla: The European Commission and Microsoft

By | February 10, 2009 | 4 Comments

Mitchell Baker from Mozilla has published an article on EC vs. MS case. For those who are not interested to read all what was said there, here is a quote which sums up her view:

Third, the damage caused by Microsoft’s activities is ongoing.

Some great comments though.

Weekly Browsers Recap, Feb 10th

By | February 10, 2009 | 3 Comments

Mozilla to Opera on EU Case

By | February 9, 2009 | 6 Comments

PCPro has published a mini interview with Firefox architect Mike Connor regarding the whole EU case against Microsoft.

What he mentioned was the fact the they don’t want Firefox to be bundled with Windows.

Some of the highlights from that story: Continue Reading

Mozilla to Join EU Suit Against Microsoft

By | February 9, 2009 | 3 Comments

The European Commission (EC) has granted Mozilla, the open-source collaboration behind the Firefox Web browser, the right to join its antitrust case against Microsoft, a spokesman said Monday.

The Commission, Europe’s top antitrust authority, charged Microsoft last month with distorting competition in the market for Web browsers by bundling in its Internet Explorer (IE) browser with the Windows operating system.

If the charges stick, then Microsoft could be forced to change the way it distributes IE, as well as pay a fine for monopoly abuse.

Read story.

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Firebug 1.3.2 Released

By | February 8, 2009 | 0 Comments

One of the best debugging tools for web developers has received an update.

This version includes fixes for the Firebug’s activation, several fixes for the command line, as well as file locking and net panel fixes.

Download Firebug 1.3.2