Mozilla Won’t Ditch Firefox Version Numbers After All

By | August 26, 2011 | 3 Comments

Mozilla Won't Ditch Firefox Version Numbers After AllMozilla will not get rid of the version number present in Firefox’s “About” box after all, putting an end to a  rather heated debate that first surfaced a few weeks ago.

There are no plans to adjust the version number. It will remain in its current place in the About window, and we are going to continue with the current numbering scheme. - Alex Faaborg, a principal designer at Mozilla

In another message in the mozilla.dev.usability discussion list, Faaborg blamed “miscommunication inside of the user experience team” for the commotion about the departing version number.
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Firefox 9 To Feature Speed Dial

By | August 25, 2011 | 20 Comments

Firefox 9 To Feature Speed DialWelcome to the 4 years ago.

According to the latest article on wiki.mozilla.org, Firefox 9 will be borrowing various Opera Speed Dial elements (introduced in Opera 9.2 on April, 2007) for its own good.

The following post covers some of the upcoming Firefox 9 new tab page features and mentions:
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F1 Online: The Game

By | August 25, 2011 | 4 Comments

F1 Online: The Game

You just lost it.

Codemasters, a British game developer, has announced an upcoming Formula 1 title that is set to be playable in a web browser.

According to the press release, a free-to-play game will use the Unity game engine and feature some of the well know tracks, including: Monaco and Silverstone.

When is is coming? In the first quarter of 2012

Via Digitalspy.

Coming Soon: New Internet Explorer 10 Features

By | August 24, 2011 | 3 Comments

Coming Soon: New Internet Explorer 10 Features As you might know, Microsoft is planning a major conference in the upcoming month, where it will share new and exciting things about its products, including Windows 8, which is rumored to receive a Beta release.

While some might expect Internet Explorer 10 announcements as well, it was not officially confirmed, up until now.

According to the comment on IEBlog, Microsoft is set to reveal more IE10 features on September 13th, at the //BUILD/ Windows conference.

Download Opera 11.51 RC

By | August 24, 2011 | 1 Comment

Download Opera 11.51 RCEven though the Opera team is working heavily on the upcoming Opera 12 release, it does not mean that previous version users were forgotten.

In fact, Opera 11.51 Release Candidate 1 is already published on the Opera servers and can be downloaded from the following page.

While it does not offer any new features or drastic performance improvements, Opera 11.50 users will certainly welcome various stability fixes, improving their browsing experience for sure.

Google Chrome Receives New Tab Page, Bookmark Manager

By | August 24, 2011 | 8 Comments

Google Chrome Receives New Tab Page, Bookmark ManagerAvailable in the latest Dev builds.

With all the upcoming changes, it looks like Google Chrome users will soon enjoy a new tab page, borrowing elements from Opera and Maxthon web browsers.

As you can see from the screenshots below, updated Tab Page groups data into the following categories: Most Visited, Apps, Bookmarks and Recently Closed.
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Save The Internet Explorer 6

By | August 23, 2011 | 5 Comments

Save The Internet Explorer 6

In the world full of IE6 haters, one of the companies has created a web page dedicated to save the aging Internet Explorer 6 we browser.

The SaveIE6 campaign has a few goals in mind:

Get everyone to use IE6
Port it into as many platforms as possible
Get the W3C standards changed to fit IE6

Dreams come true for all the web developers!

Via my.opera.com.

Malware Protection: IE9 Smashes Other Web Browsers

By | August 22, 2011 | 14 Comments

Malware Protection: IE9 Smashes Other Web Browsers

Google responds.

Once again, NSS Labs, an independent security research organization, has tested top 5 five web browsers to find out, how good they are at blocking the socially engineered malware.

Has anything changed? In terms of ranking, not rally. However, Google Chrome saw a 340% or 10.2 percentage points improvement when compared to the previous report, which is definably a good news for all its users.
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Weekly Browsers Recap, August 22nd

By | August 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 22nd

Adobe Promotes Google Chrome

By | August 18, 2011 | 19 Comments

Adobe Promotes Google Chrome

Now here is something interesting I noticed today.

When downloading the latest stable version of the Adobe Flash Player, a checkbox appeared, offering me to install Google Chrome as well.

However, if you hit F5 several times, it will suggest you a different kind of software, making us wonder, how much such promotion cost for the Google (if any?).