Avant Browser To Use 4 Rendering Engines

By | November 29, 2011 | 22 Comments

Avant Browser To Use 4 Rendering Engines

It looks like web browsers with dual or triple rendering engines are becoming more and more popular (thanks to Maxthon and Lunascape).

Earlier this month, the Avant team has a released a dual engine web browser, which as it turns out, wasn’t good enough.
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Download Firefox 8.0.1

By | November 28, 2011 | 30 Comments

Download Firefox 8.0.1

Mozilla has officially released Firefox 8.0.1. What this minor release does is fix a couple of bugs, nothing major, hence why it’s a minor update.
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Update Your Parents’ Browser Day

By | November 25, 2011 | 15 Comments

Update Your Parents' Browser Day

The Atlantic’s Alexis Madrigal came up with it as a practical avocation for the day after Thanksgiving, when many people are paying their folks at home a visit.

Madrigal proposes that if you cannot dissuade your parents from keeping Internet Explorer 6 because YouTube will stop working, “wait until they slip into a tryptophan induced coma and then sneak into the den.”
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Google Chrome: Now With Ads!

By | November 25, 2011 | 32 Comments

Google Chrome: Now With Ads!

In the world where most people block ads and want to get everything for free, Google has decided to try a different approach: in-browser advertising.

Technology blog Ghacks has found an interesting screenshot in the Google’s Plus group, which shows and ad in the Google Chrome web browser, which says: “Get a Chromebook for the holidays: the computer powered by Chrome.“
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“Occupy Occupy Movement” Tries To Occupy “Occupy Movements”

By | November 24, 2011 | 8 Comments

Occupy Occupy Movement Tries To Occupy Occupy Movements

Wait, what?

With the increasing amount of occupy movements all over the world, it looks like a movement to stop other movements has already begun.

Not a fan of Thanksgiving? No worries, just create the “Occupy Thanksgiving” movement and watch it explode. What about peanut butter or wild mushrooms? You got it, champ.

What will the future hold and what kind of movement can we expect tomorrow? Only time will tell…

[Thanks, Andy]

“Occupy HTML Movement” Tries To Occupy HTML5

By | November 24, 2011 | 2 Comments

Occupy HTML Movement Tries To Occupy HTML5

Another day, another movement.

It looks like some folks are not happy with the Occupy Flash movement that has been going on and decided to create one of their own.

What is it all about?
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Mozilla Progresses On Silent Updates

By | November 23, 2011 | 6 Comments

Mozilla Progresses On Silent UpdatesMozilla is making progress on adding a silent update mechanism to Firefox, with plans to integrate the new service in Firefox 10 early next year. One of the developers working on the feature cautioned that silent update might slip, however.

At this point, we’re not quite sure which version of Firefox this will land in…We’re working to land it as soon as is safely possible. -  Ehsan Akhgari, a Firefox engineer in charge of one of the silent update components, said in a blog post last weekend.

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“Occupy Flash” Movement Desires Death Of Flash

By | November 23, 2011 | 24 Comments

"Occupy Flash" Movement Desires Death Of Flash

A small group of website and mobile app developers recently started off an “Occupy Flash” campaign in the hope of putting an end to Adobe’s popular browser plug-in.

The group, which launched a website earlier this week, said its goal was to “Get the world to uninstall the Flash Player plug-in from their desktop browsers.”

Flash Player is dead. Its time has passed. It’s buggy. It crashes a lot. It requires constant security updates. It’s a fossil, left over from the era of closed standards and unilateral corporate control of Web technology. - The Occupy Flash site

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Google Chrome: Disable Facebook News Ticker

By | November 23, 2011 | 1 Comment

Google Chrome: Disable Facebook News Ticker

If you are not a big fan of recently introduced Facebook News Ticker feature, then here is a simple way to remove it.

Arik Fraimovich has created a Google Chrome extension which does exactly that: removes the Facebook news ticker.

Go ahead, try it.

Google Chromebook Holiday Deals

By | November 22, 2011 | 14 Comments

Here come the price cuts and updates.

With the introduction of Chrome OS back in 2009, Google has unveiled the very first Chromebooks a year later.
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