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“It’s been a while since we looked at the sky and actually saw real birds. It seems like all winged creatures have been reduced to a blue chubby digital one. Similarly, telling a joke these days consists of sending friends a link to a hilarious YouTube video, and our new concept of “mayor” is even more unstable than in real politics. We are so glued to our screens that without anyone realizing it, web browsers have become our new celebrities. We hate them. We love them. We define ourselves by them. We read about their shenanigans in the press. And mostly, we can’t stop staring at them.”
http://www.theblogismine.com/2010/12/09/if-web-browsers-were-celebrities-infographic/“It’s been a while since we looked at the sky and actually saw real birds.... more
Epic,the browser has been created by a team of Indian engineers on the open source Mozilla platform.Hidden reflexes, the company which developed it says that Epic provides a uniquely Indian browsing experience.
http://hoowstuffworks.blogspot.com/2010/07/epic-web-browser-made-in-india.htmlEpic,the browser has been created by a team of Indian engineers on the open source... more
Steve Jobs hasn't minced words when defending Apple's decision to not support Flash on iPad and iPhone. But you won't see Ben Hoffman's iPad demonstration on a big screen anytime soon. For this week's infoMania Tech Report, Ben tests out his favorite websites, from Hulu to the New York Times -- all of which look completely awful.
The infoMania Tech Report is a weekly segment where technology guru Ben Hoffman takes a look at the newest tech products, gadgets and video games. It has been called "the funniest tech show on the web." (No source for that quote is available at this time. In fact, there's a good chance it was made up.) For more Ben visit http://current.com/techreport/ and Current TV.
infoMania is a half-hour satirical news show that airs on Current TV. The show puts a comedic spin on the 24-hour chaos and information overload brought about by the constant bombardment of the media. Hosted by Conor Knighton and co-starring Brett Erlich, Sarah Haskins, Ben Hoffman, Bryan Safi and Sergio Cilli, the show airs on Thursdays at 10 pm Eastern and Pacific Times and can be found online at http://current.com/infomania/ or on Current TV. And make sure to check out our facebook profile for special features at http://facebook.com/infomania.Steve Jobs hasn't minced words when defending Apple's decision to not... more
new options pop up for microsoft users soon that give them the option of an alternate browser to IE. google chrome and mozilla firefox being the best two, will probably like this. however, most people probably won't know the difference anyway. but for us nerds, we will be glad to see less people using the virus that is IEnew options pop up for microsoft users soon that give them the option of an alternate... more
Millions of European Internet Explorer (IE) users will have the option to choose an alternative browser from 1 March, Microsoft has announced.
Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8524019.stmMillions of European Internet Explorer (IE) users will have the option to choose an... more
Vista’s market share dipped by 0.18 percent in September, which isn’t earth shattering, but it is the first time the OS has back tracked since...Vista’s market share dipped by 0.18 percent in September, which isn’t... more
It all started in 1991 when the worldwideweb browser was released...
http://images.sixrevisions.com/2009/09/29-02_history_web_browser_infographic.jpgIt all started in 1991 when the worldwideweb browser was released...... more
In the Web browser wars, Opera is Switzerland: dependably neutral and obsessed with design. The venerable browser’s latest version introduces several innovative interface ideas, some more useful than others.In the Web browser wars, Opera is Switzerland: dependably neutral and obsessed with... more
Mobile browser Opera Mini has clocked up more than 25 million downloads via GetJar, the mobile app market backed by Accel Partners.Mobile browser Opera Mini has clocked up more than 25 million downloads via GetJar,... more
In our era of immediate gratification, creating a quick and responsive web experience is often as important as the product or service you’re trying to sellIn our era of immediate gratification, creating a quick and responsive web experience... more
The open-source browser Firefox passed its billionth download on Friday, ahead of the release of itsThe milestone includes downloads of all versions of the web software since its first release in 2004The milestone includes downloads of all versions of the web software since its first... more
Having been a die-hard fan of Firefox I recently updated to the new version (3.5.1) and found it be a Headache of a mess. What does the Current Community think?
Here is the intro to a helpful article linked above that rates Firefox's new look:
"Mozilla Firefox, the No. 2 browser in market share, but No. 1 in the hearts of many of the most knowledgeable computer users.
This new edition of Firefox is the third big new browser release this year, following new editions of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Apple’s Safari. Unlike Firefox, these two browsers come bundled with the two major computer platforms, Windows and Mac. By contrast, Mozilla must convince users to download Firefox, which comes in essentially identical versions for both systems. And it has done a reasonably good job, garnering by most estimates around 23% market share, versus between 60% and 70% for IE, which is by far the leader. Meanwhile, Google—a former Firefox supporter—has joined the battle with its nascent Chrome browser, which so far runs only on Windows, but is due on the Mac one day and is to morph into a whole new operating system next year. And there are other very capable browsers with small user bases, the most notable of which is Opera."
Also, the telegraph (old article) on Alternatives to IE can be found here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/technology/3794213/Web-browsers-five-alternatives-to-Internet-Explorer.htmlHaving been a die-hard fan of Firefox I recently updated to the new version (3.5.1)... more
Youtube is planning on phasing out support for this so called "Unmodern" browser and suggest that you Upgrade to a "Modern" browser such as Google Chrome or the newly released Firefox 3.5. Chrome is not surprisingly mentioned not once but twice on the page.
Youtube seems to be following in the footsteps of the social bookmarking site Digg, who has hinted at wanting to cut support for this browser as well.
Youtube has not officially announced the reasoning behind wanting to drop support for IE6, but it seems logical that a social media giant such as Youtube wants to push for support of more modern browers such as Firefox and Google Chrome as well as Internet Explorer 6's grandson, IE8. Seriously, if your still using IE6, get on the boat people.Youtube is planning on phasing out support for this so called "Unmodern"... more
Typography on the Web is basic and dull. A startup called Typekit will fix it.
For typography geeks, the Web is a depressingly drab place. Just look around the page you're reading now: There are only a couple of fonts, Arial and Verdana, used to display most of the text. That would be fine, except that they're the same two fonts you find everywhere else on the Web. Don't blame Slate's design team for the shortfall; blame the people who build Web browsers, the Web's standards bodies, and the companies that sell fonts. The strange reality of the Web is that it's harder to display a novel font than it is to embed a video. In this realm, at least, print media are still way ahead. Flip open your favorite glossy magazine and behold the typographic bounty—the text sizes that range from the microscopic to the gargantuan, the huge variety of font weights and styles, and the thrillingly large universe of different typefaces. Compared with the typical issue of Cosmo, Slate and every other online magazine look like something out of the 1800s.
Typeface designers and font fanciers have new reason for optimism though. The past year has seen a surge of Web-browser innovation. Now, most major browsers—including the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and Opera—recognize a CSS rule known as @font-face. What that means, in brief, is that Web developers can now easily embed downloadable fonts in their pages. To see an example, load up Firefox 3.5 or Safari 4 and check out this site. You'll see three new typefaces—Liza, Auto, and Dolly—used in the body text and headlines.Typography on the Web is basic and dull. A startup called Typekit will fix it. For... more
Opera Unite: a Web server on the Web browser
With Opera 10, we are introducing a new technology called Opera Unite, radically extending what you are able to do online. Opera Unite harnesses the power of today's fast connections and hardware, allowing all of us to help define the future landscape of the Web, one computer at a time. Read about how Opera Unite is going to change the way we interact on the Web on labs.opera.com.
A really interesting new service from the makers of Opera Desktop & Mini. In short, Opera Unite adds a compact web server into the desktop browser and makes sharing and connecting with others (not necessarily with other Opera users only) much simpler, more secure.
Ever wanted just to share a folder on your computer to share pictures with family? Well now you can, and what's more, you don't need to upload them anywhere - you can give your family the URL of your Opera Unite service and bam-bam-bam you are away!
Twitter has been alight with the #operaunite hashtag this morning, and many are calling this a stroke of genius- what do you think about it?Opera Unite: a Web server on the Web browser With Opera 10, we are introducing a... more
Microsoft has announced that they'll make a separate version of Windows 7 for EU members without the browser Internet Explorer, because of an European Union investigation for anti-trust.
Internet Explorer is the most used web browser worldwide, but others like Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera are chatching up. The EU has yet to issue a conclution on the investigation.Microsoft has announced that they'll make a separate version of Windows 7 for EU... more
Arguably the best feature of Google Chrome isn’t a feature at all, but rather the fact that it’s simply a faster Web browser than the competition. Today, the Chrome team has pushed live some new updates that they claim make the browser up to an additional 30 percent faster when it comes to loading web pages.
Additionally, a few new features are being released with this update, which, continue to make Chrome a more viable alternative to the likes of IE and Firefox. There is now form auto-fill, an option to customize the website thumbnails you see when you open a new tab, and a new full-screen mode, which, as the name suggests, eliminates all of the browser features except for the actual page you’re viewing so you can see the largest version possible.Arguably the best feature of Google Chrome isn’t a feature at all, but rather... more
The Firefox sidebar tool Juice could change the very way you browse the web, especially if you’re an information junkie or a multitasker.
Linkool Labs, the makers of Juice, released the 1.0 version of its extension today. The updated interface brings a whole slew of features to the table. The core is the same: Juice allows you to identify, store, and track content in a useful sidebar that becomes addicting for its usefulness.The Firefox sidebar tool Juice could change the very way you browse the web,... more
Probably the best browser for social media whores such as myself - Flock - has announced some new features of the forthcoming build.
Check out the flock blog, posted by Shawn Hardin for more details.Probably the best browser for social media whores such as myself - Flock - has... more