Opera Software Q2 2009 Financial Results

By | August 28, 2009 | 1 Comment

Opera Software Q1 2009 Financial ResultsToday Opera Software has revealed Q2 2009 financial results.

Some of the highlights:
Desktop users grew by 65% in 2Q vs 2Q08
29.1 million monthly users of Opera Mini in July 2009 (up 145% vs July 2008), which generated over 12 billion viewed pages (up over 223% vs July 2008)

Revenue (millions):
MNOK 172.4 (+53% vs 2Q08) Continue Reading

Speed Up Firefox by Vacuuming SQLite Database

By | August 27, 2009 | 4 Comments

Speed Up Firefox by Vacuuming SQLite DatabaseJeremy Orem has posted an interesting tip on how to speed up Firefox web browser.

All you have to do is paste the following command (as single line) to your console bar (can be accessed via tools > error console):

Components.classes[“@mozilla.org/browser/nav-history-service;1”].getService
(Components.interfaces.nsPIPlacesDatabase).DBConnection.executeSimpleSQL(“VACUUM”);

And hit enter (user interface might freeze for a moment).

As he says, it will vacuum Firefox’s sqllite database which will lead to better browser performance.

Via FirefoxFacts

YouTube Video Lags in Firefox?

By | August 26, 2009 | 11 Comments

YouTube Video Lags in Firefox?If you are experiencing video jumpiness while watching videos in Firefox web browser, then here is a possible solution (as from LifeHacker):

“The quick fix for this problem, at least for my own sake, is to increase the time between each of the saves performed by session restore. By opening about:config in your Firefox address bar, then typing browser.sessionstore.interval in the filter box, you’ll see a value of 10000, which is in milliseconds. (Meaning your session is saved every 10 seconds.) I changed this to 300000, or every 5 minutes, as I don’t have the urgent need for tab restoration. If you feel like being more on the safe side, try increasing it to something a bit lower, say 120000, or every 2 minutes.”

Opera 10 RC Released

By | August 25, 2009 | 47 Comments

Opera 10 RC ReleasedAfter 3 beta releases, Opera 10 has finally reached release candidate development stage. Although this is not a final version yet, it should be quite stable and might be ready for general use.

Opera 10 Final is set for September 1st release.

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RIM Buys Torch Mobile, Package Includes Iris Browser

By | August 24, 2009 | 1 Comment

Last week RIM has announced upcoming full Flash and Silverlight support for BlackBerry devices. To speed everything up, they have acquired a company specializing in WebKit based solutions: Torch Mobile.

One of the company’s key products is WebKit based, mobile web browser called “Iris Browser” (free), which supports touch screen control, widget rendering engine, advanced HTML, CSS support and more.

The Iris Browser is currently available for Windows Mobile and QTopia platforms.

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Cats and Firefox Support

By | August 24, 2009 | 1 Comment

Cats ButterWhat do cats and Firefox support (support.mozilla.com) have in common? Apparently, feedback suggests that almost 50% of users arrived to support page by a mistake. Who are those to blame? Cats, of course!

Here are some comments written by people, who’ve accidentally visited support page (as from blog.mozilla.com)

“actually the cat walked on the keyboard”

“bent over to pick something up and accidentally leaned on the f1 key”

“Cat jumped onto laptop”

“CHILD GOT A HOLD OF THE KEYBOARD AND STARTED PUSHING BUTTONS.”

“finger too big. finger hit f1 by mistake. stupid bigfinger.” Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 24th

By | August 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 24th

Thanks to Chrome, Nox and Opera for links.

Google Chrome 64 bit (x64)

By | August 22, 2009 | 0 Comments

Good news for Linux users. After quite a few changes, 64 bit version of Google Chrome (Chromium) 4 has been released for Ubuntu operating system.

You may download the latest build here and use the following instructions to compile it.

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Yahoo! Recommends Internet Explorer 8

By | August 21, 2009 | 4 Comments

Yahoo Interent Explorer 8

Back in August 2008, Yahoo recommended users to get Firefox 3 web browser. However, things do change as TechCrunch reports that Yahoo started to promote Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8.

As it ways said: “Apparently, Yahoo recommends browsers based on what their latest business alliances are”.

RIM Plans Full Flash and Silverlight Support

By | August 20, 2009 | 0 Comments

RIM Plans Full Flash and Silverlight SupportAccording to Boy Genius, RIM is planning to integrate full Flash and Silverlight support into their BlackBerry web browser.

Although there is no official ETA, you should not expect it up until next summer.