Phishing and Malware Protection Comes to Camino

By | August 13, 2009 | 4 Comments

Phishing and Malware Protection Comes to CaminoStarting from August 11th, nightly builds of Camino web browser now includes integrated phishing and malware protection.

The following feature is based on Google Safe Browsing service which is being used by Firefox, Chrome and Safari web browsers as well.

As for their competitors, Opera is using Netcraft, PhishTank and Haute Secure services while Internet Explorer has its own SmartScreen Filter.

“Leaking” Opera 10 Beta 3

By | August 12, 2009 | 21 Comments

Surprisingly, here is another Beta for you to play with. Although official Opera 10 Beta 3 announcement and changelog should be released tomorrow, there’s no need to wait, grab it now.

Leaking Opera 10 Beta 3

Windows version
Mac OS X version
Linux version (built for x86, x86-x64, ppc)
Solaris version (built for Intel and Sparc)
FreeBSD version (built for amd64 and Intel)

Thanks to DinuX for sending this.

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Changelog

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Safari 4.0.3 Released

By | August 12, 2009 | 0 Comments

Safari 4.0.3 ReleasedApple has released an update for Safari 4 web browser, not only it fixes quite a few security vulnerabilities, but also includes stability for web pages with HTML 5 video tag.

Changelog
– Stability improvements for webpages that use the HTML 5 video tag
– Fixes an issue that prevented some users from logging into iWork.com
– Fixes an issue that could cause web content to be displayed in greyscale instead of color
more

Download.

Skyfire Alpha for BlackBerry is Back on Track

By | August 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

Skyfire Alpha for BlackBerry is Back on TrackDue to previously leaked builds, Skyfire team has temporary stooped private Alpha program for BlackBerry devices until everything gets fixed.

According to Boy Genius Report, with the release of Alpha 3.5, they are now testing browser again.

As for Skyfire Alpha 3.5 for BlackBerry, it has a ton of new features, such as: click-to-call, in-line text entry, files downloading, ability to set as default browser and also improvements in scrolling as well as reduced checkerboard occurrences.

Engineering POV: IE6

By | August 11, 2009 | 1 Comment

Engineering POV: IE6IEBlog Writes

The topic of site support for IE6 has had a lot of discussion on the web recently as a result of a post on the Digg blog. Why would anyone run an eight-year old browser? Should sites continue to support it? What more can anyone do to get IE6 users to upgrade?

For technology enthusiasts, this topic seems simple. Enthusiasts install new (often unfinished or “beta”) software all the time. Scores of posts on this site and others describe specific benefits of upgrading. As a browser supplier, we want people to switch to the latest version of IE for security, performance, interoperability, and more. So, if all of the “individual enthusiasts” want Windows XP machines upgraded from IE6, and the supplier of IE6 wants them upgraded, what’s the issue?

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Weekly Browsers Recap, August 10th

By | August 10, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 10th

Thanks to Nox for links.

Use Opera Unite this Weekend

By | August 8, 2009 | 0 Comments

Opera Software wants you to use Opera Unite this weekend to test their proxy server’s capabilities.

As they explain: “We need to test our systems under realistic conditions, and that means a lot of people downloading files, streaming music, sending messages, sharing photos.”

For more details, visit my.opera.com.

Download the latest snapshot.
Windows | Mac | UNIX

Firefox 3.6 Alpha 1 Released

By | August 8, 2009 | 21 Comments

Firefox 3.6 Alpha 1 Released
Mozilla has published a very first alpha of Firefox 3.6 (codenamed Namoroka) web browser.

As you might expect for every new release, Firefox 3.6 brings performance improvements in many areas. Not only it offers better sites loading time, but also improves overall responsiveness of web browser as well as quicker startup.

As for other features, Firefox 3.6 now includes tabs preview, improved autocomplete recommendations, new CSS3 properties, better session restore and many more. Continue Reading

Microsoft Joins HTML 5 Standard Fray in Earnest

By | August 8, 2009 | 0 Comments

Microsoft Joins HTML 5 Standard Fray in Earnest
cNET writes:

After leaving much of the creation of a new version of HTML to Apple, Google, Opera, and Mozilla, Microsoft has begun sinking its teeth into the Web standard.

The move adds clout to the effort to renovate HyperText Markup Language, the standard used to describe Web pages, which last was formally updated in 1999. In a mailing list posting on Friday, the software giant offered a host of questions and concerns with the present proposal.

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Opera Mobile for Google Android OS

By | August 7, 2009 | 1 Comment

Opera Mobile for Google Android OSOpera Software CEO Jon von Tetzchner has confirmed to PCMag that they are working on Opera Mobile web browser for Google Android OS.

“Yes, we are working on an Android version”

Unfortunately, there are no details on release date yet.

Via my.opera.com