No Opera 10 yet, Introducing Opera 9.6

By | August 26, 2008 | 0 Comments

No Opera 10 yet, Introducing Opera 9.6I bet some of you were expecting to see Opera 10 first preview releases after Opera 9.5 was introduced. This won’t be happening any time soon because few days ago Opera Team introduced 1st snapshot of Opera 9.6.

What’s new?

As from “First 9.60 Snapshot!” post:

Opera Link
Custom search engines and typed history* are now joining bookmarks, speed dials, personal bar, and notes in Opera Link. Continue Reading

Firefox 3.1 to Receive a JavaScript Performance Upgrade

By | August 25, 2008 | 7 Comments

Firefox 3.1 to Receive a JavaScript Performance UpgradeGuys from Mozilla Firefox team aren’t sleeping. Few days ago they’ve launched a JavaScript engine called TraceMonkey which will be ported in the upcoming Firefox 3.1 release.

So to make it short: in some benchmarks, new engine is almost 40 times faster than the old one! Can you imagine that?

Just take a look at those benchmarks: Continue Reading

Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) and Private Browsing

By | August 20, 2008 | 6 Comments

Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) and Private BrowsingRumors are all over the net that the upcoming release of Microsoft’s next generation web browser IE will feature a private browsing feature (Mozilla Firefox decided to drop this one and haven’t or won’t include in Firefox 3.0/3.1).

So what is this all about?

Private browsing enables user to surf the web without leaving any “logs “about its activity. There will be no caching, cookies, history or neither the form data.

Why would you need this feature anyway? As most people notice, it’s for adult site users. Of course, this is not the only use. Some of the IE users requested this feature for ages. Maybe Microsoft is finally listening to its users?

Opera 9.52 Released

By | August 20, 2008 | 0 Comments

http://www.favbrowser.com/images/opera.gifOpera Team today released an update for its Opera 9.5 series web browser which is 9.52. The following release fixes quite a lot of issues in the following areas: user interface, mail, news, chat, display and scripting, security and more.

Changes since Opera 9.51

User Interface
Added several improvements to the icons and skin
Added a bookmark path to autocompleted bookmarks in the address bar to better distinguish them from visited pages
Added a Help button to “Engine Init() Failed” error message on start-up to inform users about a problem Continue Reading

Press Releases – Opera

By | August 19, 2008 | 1 Comment

Press Releases - OperaI always wanted to share all the news about web browsers. However, there are plenty of those which are just “too small” to be posted.

So from now on, every few days (or a week) we will have a short brief of some of them.

Jamba and Opera Software integrate premier content into mobile browsers
(Opera links Jamba bookmark to enable faster Web browsing).

15+ Tools to Turn Firefox 3 into a Social Hub

By | August 14, 2008 | 4 Comments

Do you like social sites but just don’t want to try Flock? Miss any it’s features in Firefox? Here’s a solution:

Sean P. Aune published an article on how you can use 15+ tools to turn Firefox 3 into a social hub. Feel free to check it out.

How to Speed Up Firefox?

By | August 11, 2008 | 14 Comments

How to Speed Up Firefox?Here is a great tip from shashank on how to make Firefox 10 times faster.

1. Type “about:config” into the address bar and hit enter. Scroll down and look for the following entries:

2. Alter the entries as follows:

Set “network.http.pipelining” to “true”
Set “network.http.proxy.pipelining” to “true” Continue Reading

Camino 1.6.3 Released

By | August 8, 2008 | 0 Comments

Camino 1.6.3 ReleasedCamino 1.6.3 web browser for Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later is now released. This release contains the following improvements over the version 1.6.2:

Upgraded to version 1.8.1.16 of the Mozilla Gecko rendering engine, which includes several critical security and stability fixes.

Download Camino 1.6.3: English or Multilingual

Opera is Working on Something Special?

By | August 8, 2008 | 12 Comments

Opera is Working on Something Special?It looks like Opera Software will be launching something quite interesting this year (probably).

As it was said in their latest post:

We are now putting together a crack team of software experts in Linköping, Sweden, that will work on some very exciting new stuff indeed. Of course I can’t tell you exactly what’s being developed in this top-secret Opera base, but its technology that’s able to transform the browser as we know it, using the latest computer hardware to our advantage. Continue Reading

50 Must-Have Firefox Extensions for Writers

By | August 8, 2008 | 0 Comments

50 Must-Have Firefox Extensions for WritersHere is a great article by Laura Milligan for Firefox users.
It covers various writing related aspects such as: Quick Reference, Staying Connected, Saving, Bookmarking and Organizing, Files, Privacy and much more…

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