Opera – Jon Von Tetzchner (Interview), Part 1

By | March 24, 2009 | 0 Comments


“In the first of our three part interview, Jon Von Tetzchner, chief executive of Opera, explains the difference between its Opera mini and mobile browsers, highlights the benefits of Opera Turbo technology and reveals why its browser is so suited for use on embedded devices, such as the Nintendo Wii.”

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Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks for sending this.

Convert YouTube Videos to MP3

By | March 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

In case you want to convert YouTube videos to MP3, here is a simple Firefox add-on to do that.

Basically, it adds a “Convert & Download as MP3″ link in video page. Just click on it and download starts.

Vist YouTube 2 MP3 page (addons.mozilla.org).

Back to Basics: IE8 Users Downgrade to IE7

By | March 24, 2009 | 6 Comments

While Internet Explorer 8 mostly receives mixed reviews due to sites compatibility issues, InformationWeek reports that IE8 market share already slipped to 1.86% (Monday data) from 2.59% which was reported on Sunday.

Although this might sound like a bad news, there is also an upside. Because Internet Explorer 8 is not very popular yet, web developers will be able to polish and prepare their websites for IE8 without a big rush, which usually leads to various issues.

As for Internet Explorer 8 market share gain, my best guess is that it will start significantly increase only after Windows 7 release, IE8 is a default browser there.


Mozilla Plays with Firefox New Tab Page

By | March 24, 2009 | 1 Comment

Firefox New Tab PageFrom MozillaLabs:

We’ve been iterating quickly over the last couple of weeks to define a potential new tab screen for Firefox.

We believe that the new tab screen should have two main functions: (A) To show you the sites you are most likely to be interested in going to, and (B) to not distract you. That’s the paradox: by design success is when the pages we show are maximally interesting/distracting, but an explicit goal is to not interrupt your flow. Continue Reading

5 Best Web Browsers

By | March 23, 2009 | 1 Comment

LifeHacker has published a nice sum up of 5 most popular web browsers: Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari. Feel free to check it.

Thanks to Daniel for sending this.

Weekly Browsers Recap, March 23rd

By | March 23, 2009 | 0 Comments

To Web Developers: How to Get Rid of IE6

By | March 23, 2009 | 2 Comments

How to get rid of IE6Although a new version of Internet Explorer has been launched few days ago, many people are still unaware of it and keep using IE6. As a result, web developers are forced to use specific (IE only) stylesheets and hacks.

Staringispolite, a twitter user has created a Google code project called sevenup. Its code (1KB only) displays an informative message to IE6 users asking them to upgrade.

The following movement was originally started by Google and Norway, and as staringispolite said: My general hatred for that browser we all know so, so well”.

Via DownloadSquad.com and project page

Opera Media Clarification

By | March 23, 2009 | 0 Comments

From Newsweb

“Opera is aware of statements in the media that Opera will announce one
or more agreements with US operators in early April.

Opera would like to clarify that it has no plans to announce any US
operator agreements to the OSE in early April as mentioned in the media.”

Opera to Announce Deals with US Mobile Operators

By | March 21, 2009 | 4 Comments

Opera Software is polishing its mobile web browser strategy. While they are making deals with mobile phone manufacturers such as Nokia, HTC, Samsung and Sony Erickson to place their mobile web browser into various handsets, recently they started to skip them and partnership directly with the operators.

As a result, Opera will be announcing deals with US mobile operators at the CTIA Wireless in early April. While they refuse to tell with whom those deals will be made, Opera Software usually works with big operators only. And in the US, those are: AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Spring Nextel and T-Mobile (European T-Mobile is already in the partnership with Opera).

If everything goes as planned, Opera will strengthen their positions in the US market as well as increase their revenues.

Internet Explorer 8 Review

By | March 20, 2009 | 7 Comments

Today ComputerWorld.com has posted a complete review of the new IE8 features. For instance: tabs isolation (Chrome alike), address bar improvements, closer tabs re-opening, accelerators, web slices, new security, privacy features and much more as well as reviewer’s conclusion of browser itself.