Weekly Browsers Recap, October 17th

By | October 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, October 17th

Amazon’s Silk Criticized By US Congress

By | October 17, 2011 | 5 Comments

Amazon's Silk Criticized By US CongressJoe Barton, a Texas Republican, voiced his discontent about the browser at a public hearing this week, while Ed Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, urged Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos for more clarity regarding the data collected from Silk users. The reason for the outrage had to do with how everything a user did in Silk, Amazon would know about. This isn’t the first time that Silk has caused privacy concerns to arise either.

Markey went into a bit more detail in a letter addressed to Amazon, stating that Silk is the only browser available for Silk and that Amazon could essentially keep track of each and every click its customers make. This includes knowing where people shop, what products they buy, when they buy them, and how much they pay.
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Opera Mini 6.5 And Opera Mobile 11.5 Hits The Streets

By | October 17, 2011 | 2 Comments

Opera Mini 6.5 And Opera Mobile 11.5 Hits The StreetsBrings data usage reports and other goodies.

Opera Software, the Norwegian browser maker, has recently released an update for both Opera Mini and Opera Mobile web browsers.

According to the company report, Android only updates now include a “Data Usage” view, which (when Opera Turbo, a web page compression technology, is enabled) allows users to see their bandwidth savings.
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Nokia Adds Compression Technology To Mobile Browser

By | October 15, 2011 | 10 Comments

Nokia Adds Compression Technology To Mobile Browser

The latest additions to Nokia’s phone portfolio, the C2-05 and the X2-05, come with a new browser that uses Nokia’s own compression technology to deliver content faster, the company said in a blog post on Tuesday.
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Microsoft Says Your Web Browser Matters

By | October 15, 2011 | 15 Comments

Microsoft Says Your Web Browser Matters

Says Internet Explorer is superior.

Here comes another marketing round from Microsoft, as it has launched a YourBrowserMatters.org web site, designed to inform everyday consumer (who rarely visits such pages anyway) about the dangers of the Internet.

Basically, it goes like this:
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98% Of Mozilla’s Revenues Come From Search Deals

By | October 14, 2011 | 17 Comments

98% Of Mozilla's Revenues Come From Search DealsAccording to the audited financial statement (download PDF) released Monday, total revenues for 2010 were $121.1 million, up 18.1% from 2009′s $104.3 million.

Revenue growth last year was just over half that of the 34% increase Mozilla touted for 2009. This was the second annual report in a row that Mozilla did not disclose the individual amounts it received from its search partners.

Instead, in a FAQ tied to the report, Mozilla repeated nearly word for word a line it used last year: “The majority of Mozilla’s revenue continues to be generated from the search functionality included in our Mozilla’s Firefox product through all major search partners including Google, Bing, Yahoo, Yandex, Amazon, eBay and others.”
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Add Vertical Firefox Toolbar

By | October 13, 2011 | 8 Comments

Add Vertical Firefox Toolbar

In case you use a widescreen display and prefer to have a vertical toolbar instead the horizontal one, here is a simple Firefox add-on to enable such functionality for you every day needs.
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RockMelt Update Brings Incredible Sharing And More

By | October 13, 2011 | 1 Comment

The newest edition of the RockMelt beta includes new features like thinner Edges and easier App adding. That is not all, however, as the latest update also brings with it a redesigned Share button that lets you share to multiple people and services at same time, this being what RockMelt calls Incredible Sharing. Nevertheless, Social Reading has yet to come.

Incredible Sharing

RockMelt Update Brings Incredible Sharing And More
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Run Ubuntu In Your Browser With HTML5

By | October 13, 2011 | 42 Comments

Run Ubuntu In Your Browser With HTML5

A whole desktop experience recreated using HTML5 to demo what Ubuntu looks like.

Check it out.

The Maxthon 3.1 Story (Or How I Slayed The Dragon)

By | October 13, 2011 | 9 Comments

The Maxthon 3.1 Story (Or How I Slayed The Dragon)  During my Chinese web browser “Maxthon 3.1 Beta”, review (which is yet to come), I saw an innocent looking button, which suggested me to download some themes, little did I know that this would turn into a nightmare

The story goes like this… I click on the button to check some themes and strange thing happens: it redirects me to a forum. No problem, I thought, it’s just a Beta, maybe there are no official skins yet.
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