Firefox Security? Here We Go Again

By | May 8, 2008 | 4 Comments

Firefox SecurityIt looks like there are some issues with the Firefox 2 Vietnamese Language Pack 2.0. According to bugzilla.mozilla.org, file contains malicious code. Language pack author PC was infected with the virus so it can’t directly affect you. However, you will still see banner ads.

I wonder if anyone from Mozilla is *really* running some checks before releasing add-ons and/or language packs to public…

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Opera Dragonfly Hits the Streets

By | May 6, 2008 | 7 Comments

Opera DragonflyAfter a lot of waiting, Opera Dragonfly Alpha, Firebug competitor is finally released. You can try it by downloading Opera 9.5 Beta 2 (after installation is completed, go to Tools > Advanced > Developer Tools).

How is it different from Firebug? Continue Reading

Opera Mobile 9.5 Browser on HTC Touch Diamond

By | May 6, 2008 | 1 Comment

Oslo, Norway – May 6, 2008 – Opera Software today announced that HTC will be shipping a new mobile handset – HTC Touch Diamond – with Opera Mobile 9.5 browser pre-installed.
The HTC Touch Diamond handsets run the Windows Mobile operating system.
With the Opera Mobile browser, the HTC Touch Diamond will offer a rich online experience with access to the full Web.The handsets are expected to ship in 2Q 2008.
Opera Software is paid per unit sold in accordance with the software licensing agreement between Opera and HTC.

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Skyfire 0.6 Beta Released

By | May 1, 2008 | 3 Comments

Skyfire 0.6 BetaMobile web browser Skyfire 0.6 Beta was just released. Although Skyfire is not accessible to everyone (check this post for more details), it still looks promising. New release introduces the following changes and new features:

Multi-line text entry (2,000 character limit)
Auto-complete text entry Continue Reading

Readers’ Choice Awards 2008 (Linux)

By | May 1, 2008 | 0 Comments

Readers' Choice Awards 2008 (Linux)Time for some awards. This time it’s “The Readers’ Choice Awards 2008 (Linux)”.

Of course, there was the favorite web browser category as well. So who’ve won? It’s Firefox. As you can see from the results below, it received a total of 86% votes. Opera and Konqueror received less than 5% of Linux community votes. Continue Reading

Pretty Colors – Firefox 3 Color Profile Support

By | April 30, 2008 | 1 Comment

FirefoxThis one is really interesting find. Deb Richardson always wondered why photos (colors to be exact) do look different in Photoshop and Firefox 2. As it turns out, this is due color profile support which Firefox 2 doesn’t support. The good news is that Firefox 3 supports color profiles, although it’s disabled by default. To see what it is all about, check the picture below: Continue Reading

BlackBerry Browser Update Coming Soon (OS 4.6)

By | April 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

BlackBerry Browser OS 4.6The upcoming BlackBerry 9000 (OS 4.6) will be released soon. Along with the various improvements, OS 4.6 also introduces updated BlackBerry web browser. What’s new in it? Now you will be able to download attachments (Internet or Intranet web sites) using your browser. Also, they’ve managed to add support for inline video streaming (full screen supported as well).

Skyfire – Free Mobile Web Browser

By | April 26, 2008 | 10 Comments

SkyfireHere’s a new app for you to try: Skyfire. It’s a free mobile web browser (currently works on Windows Mobile 5 and 6 only, Symbian support coming soon). As they’ve said in the demo video: “Skyfire is the only product that brings you the pc experience into your mobile phone”. And in case you thought about Opera Mobile… No, they haven’t included it on that video. If you are interested in it, feel free to sign up for Beta 2 (U.S. mobile phone number is required) or check more details here.

Firefox 3 Beta 5 vs. Opera 9.5 Beta 2 (Memory Usage)

By | April 26, 2008 | 9 Comments

Just after Opera 9.5 Beta 2 release, Avencius.nl decided to test Firefox 3 Beta 5 and Opera 9.5 Beta 2 Memory Usage. Who’ve won this race? I don’t know, you tell me :-)

Opera Dragonfly, 10 Days Remaining

By | April 26, 2008 | 0 Comments

Opera DragonflyOpera Dragonfly… The big secret was finally revealed. As it was expected, Opera Dragonfly is developer tools. Firefox had Firebug for a long time so it’s not a big surprise that Opera decided to create something like that as well… As David Storey said: “Opera has been lacking real developer tools far too long”. Alpha version will be released on May 6th, 2008. There aren’t many known details yet, we’re waiting.