Web browsers

  • Will Google Chrome supplant Firefox as the power user's browser of choice?

    Will Google Chrome signal the end of Firefox’s “geek” domination? That is, will Chrome one day replace Firefox as the computer savvy user’s browser of choice? Maybe, friends. Maybe. Reasons? Chrome is faster, it’s newer (who doesn’t love a shiny, new toy?) and it’s architecturally better—a YouTube tab crash doesn’t bring down the entire… Read More

  • Internet Explorer 8 available today

    You’ll be able to download Microsoft’s newest web browser, Internet Explorer 8, at 12PM Eastern time today (link here). Microsoft promises that IE8 “is one of the fastest browsers on the market today” and features new goodies like Web Slices, Instant search, and Accelerators – basically right-clicking on highlighted text to bring up a list of routine tasks… Read More

  • Now there are third-party Web browsers for iPhone

    Hey, iPhone owners! You can now download third-party Web browsers from iTunes. So, if you’re not too keen on Mobile Safari, well, why not give these browsers a shot? Read More

  • Apple blocking Opera for iPhone

    The Bits blog is running a small profile of Opera right now. For the most part it’s fairly boring: Opera is a bit player (we know) that is making inroads in the mobile space with Opera Mini (again, we know). Here’s something you may not know: Apple is blocking Opera from releasing the iPhone version of Opera Mini. So claims Opera’s CEO, Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner. While that… Read More

  • Usage of Google Chrome drops ‘like whoa’ in recent weeks

    Using Google Chrome? Pat yourself on the back, since you’re one of the few. There here chart shows the downward trend of Chrome usage. As you might guess, the browser peaked within a few days of its launch; it’s been steady to slightly downhill ever since then in early September. As I said before, for many of the benefits of Google Chrome, save multi-threading, you may want to pick… Read More

  • Firefox Mobile to be tested first on Nokia N810

    Next week should mark the alpha release of Mozilla’s Firefox Mobile web browser. Interestingly, it’ll first be available on the Nokia N810 Internet Tablet, according to PC Advisor. The alpha will be available for Windows Mobile devices over the next few months, as well. Mozilla’s interested in testing out the touchscreen interface and the plugin development, so it’s a… Read More

  • Want a faster-than-Google Chrome Web browser? Try the nightly WebKit builds

    Are you a Mac user with Google Chrome envy? You really shouldn’t be, especially now that the latest builds of WebKit use a ridiculously fast Javascript engine called SquirrelFish Extreme. The new engine, conveniently shortened to SFE, is actually faster than Chrome Javascript engine, V8. (It’s actually faster than the version of V8 currently floating around SVN, which is faster… Read More

  • Google Chrome: It’s really, really fast

    Just fired up Google Chrome, Google’s new web browser. I haven’t had a chance to really dig into it yet, but I’ve noticed that it feels really, really fast. Almost like I’m loading up cached pages offline. Google Reader, especially, feels super quick. I’ve noticed a couple of little CSS oddities here and there (YouTube videos are centered in our posts when… Read More

  • Chrome: Google's new Web browser

    While not totally a surprise, Google announced (somewhat accidentally) not too long ago that it will launch an open source Web browser later today, named Chrome. (Screenshots have also leaked.) Quite literally, every site on the Web is talking about it, because when Google jumps, we all need to say “how high?” Google’s rationale for launching a new Web browser is that… Read More

  • Correction: Firefox vulnerability update

    Just a quick update on something we posted yesterday concerning a security vulnerability found in Mozilla’s Firefox web browser (see the original post here). First, this incident was NOT a zero day attack, as was originally reported. The exploit was discovered by a group called “The Zero Day Initiative” but was not actually a zero day exploit. According to the Mozilla… Read More

  • Firefox 3 downloaded more than 8 million times, record waiting to be officialized

    There was more than 8 million downloads of Firefox 3.0 during a 24-hour period yesterday, making “Download Day” an unqualified success. As I type this, the total number of downloads is 8,846,784. The Mozilla team is currently talking to the Guinness World Record officials about to what degree Firefox set a record. Hickey says the unofficial record for downloads in a 24-hour period is… Read More

  • Mozilla’s Firefox 3 is now available

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  • Happy Firefox 3 Day, everybody

    Today’s the big day. You’ll be able to download Mozilla’s latest web browser at 1PM EDT, 10AM PDT. If you’re the type that likes to open presents early, you can already find direct links to the final browser floating about the web. Me, I like to wait. Hit this link when it’s go-time: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/ Photo by Labnol.org Read More

  • Mozilla keeps promise, Firefox 3 here on June 17th

    Next Tuesday is Firefox 3 Day, according to Mozilla’s developer news web site. The most recent release candidate was made available on June 5th yesterday, so that’s a pretty quick turnaround – a sign to me that the browser’s definitely stable. I’ve spoken to a number of people who have been using the various Firefox 3 betas and release candidates without very… Read More

  • Firefox 3 Release Candidate 2 available

    Head on over to Mozilla.com to grab the latest release of the almost-finished Firefox 3 if you’ve been keeping up with the various betas and release candidates. The second release candidate should probably be the last one before the browser makes the leap to the final version and word on the street is that this latest iteration is definitely stable enough to use full-time. Firefox… Read More

  • Firefox 3 will be finalized in June, says Mozilla

    Ah, springtime; when a man’s fancy turns to newer, younger, more nimble versions of popular web browsers. Take Firefox 3, for example. It’ll be here “sometime in June,” Mozilla’s VP of engineering, Mike Schroepfer told CNET. Apparently everything’s running relatively smoothly… “We’re in a phase where we’re letting add-ons get a chance… Read More

  • Internet Explorer 8 Beta download available

    http://on10.net/blogs/larry/21442/player/ There’s a beta version of Microsoft’s forthcoming Internet Explorer 8 web browser now available for download over on Microsoft.com if you’re interested. Most of the new stuff seems to center around right-click context menus. One such feature is called “Activities” which allows you to right-click on something to look up… Read More

  • PayPal warns against using Safari because of its lack of anti-phishing technology

    [photopress:paypalsafari.jpg,full,right] PayPal, darling of the Internet, has warned its users to steer clear of Apple’s Safari Web browser because it doesn’t support anti-phishing technologies. (IE 7 and the upcoming Firefox 3.0 do, however.) Specifically, PayPal says Safari’s lack of support for Extended Validation Certificate, a technology that turns the address bar green… Read More

  • iPhone getting Flash support soon?

    According to a Gear Live report, Apple iPhone users — and presumably iPod Touch users — will soon be able to enjoy Flash content on their respective devices. Gear Live speculates “that it would be pretty convenient for Flash support to be introduced alongside the iPhone SDK,” so that’s when we might expect to see it introduced. According to the article, Flash… Read More

  • IE more secure than Firefox (according to MS)


    Look, a chart! A chart with numbers on it! There’s a division of Microsoft known as the "Trustworthy Computing Group". That sounds nice. The head of the aforementioned group is Jeff Jones. He says that Internet Explorer has historically needed fewer security fixes than the competition and, as such, IE is the more secure browser. Jones says that Mozilla has had to fix almost… Read More