New Data Center For America

By | October 4, 2011 | 2 Comments

New Data Center For AmericaOpera Software has announced that it will be opening a new data center for Americans to better serve almost 130 million Opera Mini users. Why? Apparently serious hardware is needed to accommodate the close to 80 billion web pages, or 11.4 petabytes, served through Opera Mini each month. Users of Opera Turbo will surely benefit as well.

What Opera Software evidently intends to do with this new data center is provide American users with even faster browsing. In addition to that, the new data center, located at the Fortress Colocation Centers, follows Opera Software’s commitment to the environment, for it uses 80% renewable energy. Sounds great for American users!

Silent Updates Coming To Firefox After All

By | October 4, 2011 | 4 Comments

Silent Updates Coming To Firefox After AllA year after it pulled the plug on silent updates in Firefox 4, Mozilla said it will debut most of the behind-the-scenes feature by early next year. Assuming Mozilla pulls off silent upgrading this time around, it would make Firefox only the second browser to take that route. Google’s Chrome has been the poster boy for automatic updates that remove the user from the equation and can’t be switched off.
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Google Updates Chrome After Microsoft Blunder

By | October 4, 2011 | 2 Comments

Google Updates Chrome After Microsoft BlunderRemember how Microsoft Security Essentials “mistakenly” classified Google Chrome as malware? Well, Google released new versions of Chrome for both the “stable” and “beta” channels to fix the Microsoft mess.

Although Microsoft released an antivirus definition file within hours of the Friday fiasco, scores of Chrome users reported that they were unable to reinstall the browser or that if they had, they had lost their browser bookmarks.
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Google Opens A Chrome Store

By | October 4, 2011 | 2 Comments

Google Opens A Chrome Store

If you are in London and got some time to waste, check the very first retail store from the search giant itself.

Dubbed “The Chrome Zone”, Google hopes to help users understand the concept of a cloud based computing and push some Chromebooks, such as Samsung’s Series 5 along the way.
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Play Mozilla’s 3D Browser Game: RescueFox

By | October 4, 2011 | 6 Comments

RescueFox

Fully compatible with Firefox only.

If you are keen on trying Gladius, Mozilla’s 3D browser engine, then today is that day.

In the official blog announcement, an open source organization has revealed its ambition to push the 3D gaming into the web, and that’s exactly what latest project of Mozilla (codenamed Paladin) does.
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Weekly Browsers Recap, October 3rd

By | October 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, October 3rd

[Thanks, Ichan, RamaSubbu SK, Shane Bundy]

Opera Prepares For The Hardware Accelerated WebGL Release

By | October 3, 2011 | 23 Comments

WebGL: iOS RAGE

A long time ago, Opera has released an experimental browser build that supports everyone’s loved hardware acceleration.

However, ever since then, there was little to no talk regarding estimated release date of the public build.
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Google Chrome Is Malware, According To Microsoft

By | October 3, 2011 | 4 Comments

Chrome Receives Bad Malware Signature From MicrosoftChrome users began reporting the specious detection of the browser early Friday in a quickly growing thread on a Google support forum.

Numerous users complained in Google Forums about the warnings they received in Microsoft Security Essentials, a free, consumer grade anti virus software from Microsoft. According to various reports, WSE identified a problem with Google Chrome web browser and has tagged it as: PWS:Win32/Zbot.

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Amazon’s Silk Raises Privacy, Security Concerns

By | October 3, 2011 | 2 Comments

Amazon's Silk Raises Privacy, Security ConcernsRemember Amazon’s new web browser Silk that is being included with the Kindle Fire? Well, it’s gotten some security and privacy experts to start thinking!

In a short FAQ about Silk, Amazon conveyed that it will handle the encrypted traffic between consumers and websites secured with SSL (secure socket layer), such as log in pages, other shopping sites, and online banking sessions.
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Download Firefox 8 Beta

By | October 2, 2011 | 5 Comments

Download Firefox 8 BetaIncludes Twitter search and more.

Despite the last week’s Firefox 7 Final announcement, Mozilla has been working hard and already finished the Firefox 8 Beta build for you to play with.

Although you might expect just some minor changes, don’t be fooled, it includes more than that:

- Twitter Search is now in the default search engines list.
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