To Our Old Subscribers

By | March 31, 2009 | 5 Comments

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What Does IE7 Think? (Pic)

By | March 31, 2009 | 5 Comments

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Via siliconcreek.net

Browser Battle: Startup and Page Load Times

By | March 31, 2009 | 4 Comments

David Naylor has compared Internet Explorer 8, Safari 4 Beta, Firefox 3.1 Beta 3, Chrome 2 Beta and Opera 10 Alpha web browsers to see which of them performs the best.

Results (less is better) Continue Reading

Weave 0.3 Released

By | March 30, 2009 | 4 Comments

Mozilla’s Wave 0.3 (aka Opera Link) for Firefox has been released. The following technology allows you to sync your bookmarks, history, customizations, passwords and preferences between few web browsers (as well as Fennec). Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, March 30th

By | March 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

Opera API Geolocation Support

By | March 29, 2009 | 3 Comments

Opera has released the first build with geolocation API support that can be used such as in maps and web applications.

You can download windows build here (no need to install).
And the SVCsetup application, so it can work on XP.


Here is a demo used to try it out.
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Firefox 3.0.8 Released

By | March 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

Although Firefox 3.0.8 was planned for release next week, Mozilla managed to rush it and has already fixed 2 critical security issues.

This is a recommended security update for all Firefox 3 users.

Download Firefox 3.0.8

Firefox 3.0.8 – Next Week

By | March 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

Mozilla will be releasing Firefox 3.0.8 next week which should fix exploitable crash in bug (marked as critical) discovered earlier this week.

The current release date is set to March 30 – April 1.

Opera Mobile 9.7 Details Emerge

By | March 26, 2009 | 0 Comments

The first details on the upcoming Opera Mobile 9.7 release have been revealed. One of the key features in the following version will be Opera Turbo support. In the demo video a complex page with Opera Turbo enabled managed to load site 3x times faster than the one without it.

Opera Mobile 9.7 will also speed up browsing experience due to rendering engine improvements. Actually, it will use Presto 2.2 engine (same as in Opera 10).

For more information (and improvements), please visit the following post.

Demo Video: Continue Reading

Web Browsers Protection against Socially Engineered Malware

By | March 26, 2009 | 14 Comments

Now this is something new. According to NSSLabs, over 50% of malware infections occur via internet download. In the recent study they have tested 6 most popular web browsers to see how well they protect surfer against web based malware.

Effectiveness results (more is better)

Internet Explorer 8 (RC1) – 69%
Firefox 3.07 – 30% Continue Reading