WebKit Vulnerabilities Fixed

By | June 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

WebKit Vulnerabilities FixedThe latest Chrome version and Safari 4.0 has fixed one of the vulnerabilities which was exploited in WebKit earlier this month.

As H Online describes: A vulnerability in WebKit can be exploited by an attacker to crash a tab or execute arbitrary code in Google Chrome due to a memory corruption issue in WebKit’s handling of recursion in certain DOM event handlers. For an attack to be successful, a victim must first visit a maliciously crafted website. The malicious code, however, will be sandboxed, limiting the damage that an attacker can do when exploiting the vulnerability.

Thanks to mabdul for sending this.

Firefox Add-Ons Page Receives a Face Lift

By | June 11, 2009 | 2 Comments

Firefox Addons

In case you haven’t seen it already, Mozilla has updated their addons.mozilla.org web page design which now includes add-ons count in each category, few animations and other tweaks for a faster navigation.

Opera: We will Reinvent the Web

By | June 11, 2009 | 44 Comments

No more info (yet), expect for the “hidden” comment in opera.com/freedom source

“We start our little story with the invention of the modern day computer.
Over the years, the computers grew in numbers, and the next natural step in the evolution was to connect them together. To share things … “

Also, the following tweet: “We are! We’ve put the internet on a USB stick so that you can always have a connection wherever you are!” (Thanks to Cqoicebordel for pointing that out).

Update: But as these little networks grew, some computers gained more power than the rest and called themselves servers…

Update 2: Today, millions of people are connected together in a great web …

Adobe Unveils BrowserLab

By | June 10, 2009 | 1 Comment

Adobe Unveils BrowserLabAdobe Browserlab is a Flash cloud based application that competes with Microsoft SuperPreview. Basically, it allows you to test your web site and see how well it works on most popular web browsers. At first, you will have to sign up for the preview (registrations are closed at this moment). Once signed in, you will be able to choose browsers, operating systems to test and see them side-by-side.

Of course, you can always BrowserShots.org if screenshot is more than enough.

Browsers vs. 6 Video Sharing Sites

By | June 10, 2009 | 5 Comments

Video Sharing Sites
Entertainment and informational video hosting services, such as YouTube, Blip.tv, etc. can play quite a huge role in today’s people life. As millions of visitors spend more and more time on those sites, it’s time to see, which web browser works and which doesn’t. Yes, we are talking about compatibility here, from the most visited and popular sites, to not so well known.

For traffic stats, we are going to use Compete.com, 04/2009 data. As per my personal experience, actual numbers can be more than 10x times higher than reported. At least, that’s the case of FavBrowsr.com Continue Reading

EU Is Said to Ask PC Makers About Microsoft Influence

By | June 9, 2009 | 0 Comments

bloomberg.comBloomberg writes:

European Union regulators asked personal computer makers whether Microsoft Corp. pressured them to oppose an EU plan to give consumers a choice between Internet browsers on new PCs, people familiar with the case said.

“We’re hearing from our computer manufacturer partners that they have serious concerns about the financial and operational impact of the ballot screen remedy, which is being promoted by some of our competitors,” Microsoft said in a statement. “We have encouraged them to share their concerns with the commission.”


Microsoft to Launch Internet Explorer 8 Ads

By | June 9, 2009 | 1 Comment

PCMag reports that Microsoft is planning to start IE8 marketing campaign as early as this week. Starting with 30 second video ads airing tomorrow, Microsoft will also consider wider broadcasting in case of their positive reviews.

Few shots from ads (no video yet)
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Opera Mini Server Upgrade to 4.10.404

By | June 9, 2009 | 1 Comment

Opera Mini Server Upgrade to 4.10.404Good news for millions of Opera Mini users. Gsenarcl from Opera Mini blog announced that they have upgraded servers to 4.10.404. The best part of this: you don’t have to modify anything in order to enjoy improvements.


Fixes for font sizes on some sites
Optimization of bitmap fonts on low-memory phones
Faster JavaScript dialogs
Some download fixes
Fixes for lots of “clicking just reloads” problems
Improved the layout of feeds in mobile view
Site-specific fixes

Mozilla to Let Enterprises Build Custom Firefox Browsers

By | June 9, 2009 | 2 Comments

MacWorld.com writes:

Mozilla is readying a program that will allow companies to build their own customized browsers based on the next version of Firefox, which will be out in a few weeks.

The Build Your Own Browser program is a good fit for enterprises that want to create a customized browser that can be easily installed across multiple corporate desktops, said Mike Beltzner, director of Firefox at Mozilla.


Safari 4 Final Released

By | June 9, 2009 | 5 Comments

Safari 4 Final
Picture Source: cNet

At the WWDC today Apple has announced the final version of Safari 4 web browser for both, Windows and Mac OS X. As I am kind of getting bored with all the lies from them, won’t even comment their latest statement: “world’s fastest and most innovative web browser.” (according to AppleInsider) Good for them, I guess.

Few new features in the final release are:
– Top Sites, offering a visual preview of frequently visited and favorite pages
– Full History Search, to search through titles, web addresses and the complete text of recently viewed pages
– Cover Flow, to easily flip through web history or bookmarks.
– Smart Address Fields for automatically completing web addresses from an easy to read list of suggestions
– Search Fields, to fine tune searches with recommendations from Google Suggest or a list of recent searches
– Full Page Zoom, for a closer look at any website without degrading the quality of the site’s layout and text.