Rumor: Apple wanted Opera to be the iPhone browser
According to ValleyMag, unknown source reported that before the first iPhone was released, Apple wanted Opera to build the browser for the iPhone.
Negotiations dragged on for six months, the sticking point being exclusivity — Apple wanted it, but Opera was unwilling to commit, seeing a larger market for licensing its proprietary software to multiple handset manufacturers. Eventually, Apple walked away armed with ideas from the negotiations and built a version of its own Safari browser for the popular mobile device. Continue Reading
Here’s a nice post by Christian Zibreg called “10 things we would like to see in Firefox and Chrome”. He lists 5 must have features for each of those web browsers. The funny thing however is one of the comments:
1. Already done in Opera.
2. Has been done in Opera for quite a while.
3. Opera already does a large portion of this. Continue Reading
Opera desktop team has finished the 1st beta of its upcoming Opera 9.6 browser.
The following release received some nice improvements such as: feed preview which will allow you to preview feed before subscribing. Opera Link was also updated and now can synchronize search engines and typed history. Besides that, Opera Mail got a low bandwidth mode which will help users to use as little bandwidth as possible. Continue Reading
Things like that don’t happen very often. It looks like 3 months data of broken sites reports is officially gone. You might reconsider to report those issues again. This data is being used “to find the top sites that are “broken” to help prioritize fixes to the browser.”
As it says: Continue Reading
Want to download some Google Chrome themes? Fortunately, there are more than 30 of them already made and listed here.
It even got Firefox Chrome and Opera Chrome themes.
How to install new theme?
Download the “default.dll” from desired Theme in the ChromeSpot Themes Forum and replace Chrome’s existing default.dll located here: Continue Reading
Google + Microsoft? Yes. Looks like two giants co-operated (which is great). Apparently, Google and Microsoft IE engineers were working together in order to make Gmail more IE6 compatible.
Germany’s oldest and perhaps biggest prime time news Tagesschau announced the following under the headline “Warning against internet browser”*:
The Federal Office for Information Security warned internet users of the new browser Chrome. The application by the company Google should not be used for surfing the internet, as a spokesperson for the office told the Berliner Zeitung. It was said to be problematic that Chrome was distributed as an unfinished advance version. Continue Reading
Some time ago I’ve received an invitation to try Pogo Web Browser so downloaded Pogo 1.1 Beta and started to play with it.
First thing I noticed during the download process was its size. Pogo is a heavy browser and its installation uses more than 50 megabytes (54.5 MB) of disk space.
It took some time to install it but installation went smooth and without any errors. Continue Reading