Weekly Browsers Recap, Feb 16th

By | February 16, 2009 | 1 Comment

Moonlight 1.0 Released

By | February 14, 2009 | 11 Comments

Just a few days ago, Moonlight, the open source GNU/Linux and Unix framework that plays video and applications made on Silverlight has been released.

The way to install Moonlight is by a Firefox addon. It works on 32 and 64 bit operating systems. However, the following release is not compatible with Silverlight 2 yet.

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First Google Chrome for Mac Screenshots

By | February 13, 2009 | 1 Comment

Mike Pinkerton has just published the first 2 screenshots of Google Chrome running on Mac OS.

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Safari 3.2.2 for Windows Released

By | February 13, 2009 | 0 Comments

Apple has released an update to Safari web browser for Windows users which fixes RSS vulnerability reported back in 11 Jan 2009.

Twitlet: The Way to Twit in Any Browser

By | February 12, 2009 | 0 Comments

Twitlet, a free service that works on any JavaScript capable browser, comes very handy when trying to update twitter in a fast and very simple way to twit on Twitter.

To get it to work, click the create button, then type your Twitter user name and password then create. Now just drag the link to you bookmarks toolbar and you are ready to go.

It also supports posting which web page you are visiting, you only need to put #this or #link to the update textbox.

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Firefox is Not So Secure (Jeff Jones, Microsoft)

By | February 12, 2009 | 1 Comment

Once again, Microsoft’s security evangelist Jeff Jones has tried to substantiate his proposition that Internet Explorer is at least as secure as Firefox. However, the Washington Post’s Brian Krebs has clarified that the figures Jones used for making the comparison, are misleading.

Continue reading at Heise Online

Thanks again to Mabdul for sending this.

Skyfire 0.9 Beta Released, Time to Socialize

By | February 12, 2009 | 0 Comments

New version of Skyfire mobile browser has been released today for both, Windows Mobile and Symbian.

There are quite a lot of noticeable changes in this release. For instance, Skyfire startup page now includes feeds, Facebook and Twitter integration which will surely help you to get all the latest news as well as catch up with your friends.

Besides social integration, it has also received:
Improved text readability
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Small Dot in Google Search Bugs Firefox 3 Users

By | February 12, 2009 | 1 Comment

There appears to be a discussion on Google Help regarding small dots appearing in Google search results near the “Previous” and “Next” buttons. So far, those dots seem to appear only for Firefox 3 users. Continue Reading

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.