Amazon’s New Silk Redefines Browser Tech

By | September 29, 2011 | 11 Comments

Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet recently launched in New York. What’s more interesting to us is that the company also showed off a bit of potentially radical software technology as well, namely the new browser for the Fire, called Silk.
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Download Google Chrome 15 Beta

By | September 28, 2011 | 3 Comments

Download Google Chrome 15 BetaIncludes updated “New Tab” page.

As reported earlier by FavBrowser, the latest Google Chrome 15 Beta release now includes an updated tab page, featuring the following categories:

Most Visited
Apps
Bookmarks
Recently Closed
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Download Firefox 7 Final

By | September 27, 2011 | 32 Comments

Download Firefox 7 FinalAfter several Beta builds, Mozilla has announced everyone’s anticipated, Firefox 7.0 Final release.

To address recent (and not so) complaints, Firefox 7 has drastically reduced its memory usage and fixed several stability issues. In addition to that, Mozilla’s open source web browser also includes a few new features:
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Google Chrome: The Johnny Cash Project

By | September 27, 2011 | 2 Comments

Makes web a beautiful place.

Google Chrome has recently unveiled a recent project of their own, called “Johnny Cash Project”.

What is it all about? The search giant has asked Johnny Cash fans from all over the world to come together and create a memorial music video for his last recording.

The final result is amazing and can be viewed in the following page.

RockMelt Beta 4 Coming Soon, New Reading Experience

By | September 26, 2011 | 5 Comments

RockMelt Beta 4 is to be released sometime in the next few weeks and will bring with it several new features, one of which being called Social Reading.
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Weekly Browsers Recap, September 26th

By | September 26, 2011 | 4 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, September 26th

[Thanks, Mikah]

Opera: Increase Default Text Size (Web Page Zoom Level)

By | September 26, 2011 | 14 Comments

Opera: Increase Default Text Size (Web Page Zoom Level)

If you don’t feel like reading small font size words in various web pages and can’t really be bothered to zoom in all the time, we have a simple solution: set a default page zoom level. Here is how:
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Consumers Can Go For Fewer Firefox Releases

By | September 26, 2011 | 5 Comments

Consumers Can Go For Fewer Firefox ReleasesUsers and developers cited a number of reasons why consumers might want to use the less frequent Extended Support Release (ESR) builds that were announced recently. These include problems with extensions unable to keep up with the six week cadence, and a desire for fewer updates on machines they support for family and friends.

The ESR Firefox may also be just “good enough” for many users, one Mozilla developer argued.

The reason I expect a lot of users to switch to these ESR builds is not because they want extensions to work or because of any one issue that we can fix in the future. It’s simply because Firefox works ‘good enough’ right now and they don’t want to have to deal with change. – Cheng Wang on the mozilla.planning.dev discussion group

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Only In Opera…

By | September 24, 2011 | 47 Comments

Only In Opera…

Crashes while loading a crash page due to previous crash that was also caused by a yet another crash page. There is a “Yo dawg” joke floating around. Version: 11.51 “Stable”.

Mozilla Suggests Slower Firefox Release Pace For Enterprises

By | September 23, 2011 | 7 Comments

Mozilla Suggests Slower Firefox Release Pace For EnterprisesRemember how Mozilla rejected the faster Firefox release schedule (it was posted yesterday)? Well, here’s a new proposal and it goes like this: the Firefox release pace for enterprises is to be significantly slowed down. This should make corporate IT quite a bit happier.

If the proposal is adopted, Mozilla will deliver a new version of Firefox to enterprises every 30 weeks. That is five times slower than to consumers. During each 30 week stretch, Mozilla would issue only security updates for the browser. In addition, each enterprise edition would be supported for an additional 12 weeks after the release of its successor, assuring companies 42 weeks of support for each version. Continue Reading