Browsers

The best browser against Malware, is…

May 21, 2013
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… Microsoft Internet Explorer! That’s what NSS Labs claims. In a test, they fired malware against five popular browsers to see which browser holds up the most. The five browsers in the test were: Internet Explorer 10, Google Chrome 25/26, Apple Safari 5, Mozilla Firefox 19 and Opera 12. In the test, Internet Explorer managed […]

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Cinema Mode for your browser

May 13, 2013
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Internet is the most used tool for all computer users, but one of the problems with online videos sites such as YouTube is there is a lot of distraction right and under the video player. And that in addition you want to watch only the video on that page. Turn Off the Lights is a […]

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Fix: Safari 5.7.1 jerky YouTube playback?

June 6, 2012
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Since Apple’s latest Safari update recently, which took Safari to version 5.7.1, I have personally had huge problems with many YouTube videos. When playing them, they would take a while to load, then playback would be jerky, skipping frames etc. Overall, making entire Safari run slow and unstable. What fixed the problem for me, was […]

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New Firefox with improved security: Mozilla

November 15, 2011
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The new version of Firefox, the Firefox 8.0 released on November 8, 2011, has been with released with much fanfare and some changes such as improved security and some minor updates. Firefox is a free and open source web browser from Mozilla that is fast easy and rewarding. The latest version, Firefox 8,0 comes with […]

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Which one is the best adblocker for Google Chrome?

June 13, 2011
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All advertisements on every website can easily be disabled in Google Chrome with the help of adblock-extensions that are available for free in the Chrome Webstore. But which one of them is the most efficient in blocking ads on our favorite websites like Facebook and Youtube? The Google Chrome browser is becoming increasingly popular and […]

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Firefox takes the browser lead in Europe

January 4, 2011
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For the first time, Firefox is now the most used browser in Europe. Firefox reached a market share of 38.11% in December, leaving behind Internet Explorer in 2nd place with 37.52%. Firefox doesn’t have themselves to thank though, as the reason for being number one is mostly because of Internet Explorer losing market shares due […]

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iOS surpasses Linux as browsing platform – also on TechPatio

September 9, 2010
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Apple’s operating system for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad known as iOS, is now the third-most popular platform on the Internet, Computerworld reports. The three above-mentioned devices accounts for 1.1% of all hardware on the Internet during August, more than the 0.85% by Linux and only 0.2% by Android devices. Yes I know we’re mixing […]

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Flash Coming to iPhone in Skyfire Web Browser?

August 31, 2010
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Apple is usually rather strict about which apps to let into their App Store, especially if they duplicate features of built-in iPhone apps. Nevertheless, Opera Mini was (surprisingly) approved some time ago and also Atomic Web Browser has been approved. Now there’s a new browser just around the corner, called Skyfire. According to MobileCrunch, it’s […]

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H.264 Already Won vs Flash – Microsoft Picks H.264 for Internet Explorer 9

May 14, 2010
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past, oh I don’t know, few months, you would already know that there’s quite a battle going on between Apple and Adobe over the use of Flash on iPhone and iPad. Few weeks ago, Apple posted a letter on their site called “Thoughts on Flash” by […]

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Apple Surprisingly Approves Opera Mini for iPhone

April 13, 2010
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It took Apple 20 days, 8 hours and 31 minutes to approve Opera Mini in the App Store for iPhone, iPad Touch (and maybe iPad, in the future?), according to a countup timer on Opera’s website. I don’t think anybody – except Opera themselves – expected their browser to be approved, as Apple has previously […]

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Opera Mini 5 for iPhone Submitted to App Store – Don’t Hold Your Breath!

March 24, 2010
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Norwegian software company, Opera, now has a Opera Mini 5 version ready for the iPhone. It has already been submitted to Apple for approval in the App Store, but I wouldn’t hold my breath to see it being approved anytime soon. I seem to remember having read that Apple doesn’t want applications that duplicates functions […]

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YouTube Parts With Internet Explorer 6

February 24, 2010
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Google means business and soon end support for old browsers on YouTube, despite millions of users still surfing the ‘net with Internet Explorer 6 or other outdated browsers. Back in 2009, Google announced how they intend to end support for old browsers because it slows down evolution (is that even the right word to use […]

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Internet Explorer 8 Now The Most Used Browser

February 2, 2010
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Google recently announced how they plan to stop supporting Internet Explorer 6 as well as other older browsers from Firefox and Safari when it comes to Google products like Gmail, Calendar etc., during 2010. Now, updated numbers from Net Applications show that IE 6, which was released 9 years ago, no longer is the most […]

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Internet Explorer Turns Your PC Into A Public File Server

January 30, 2010
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In the beginning of February, the Black Hat Technical Security Conference is held in the US, where Jorge Luis Alvarez Medina will be speaking on a topic that might interest you, it will certainly interest Microsoft. The topic is “Internet Explorer turns your personal computer into a public file server”. In this presentation we will […]

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France Joins Germany In I.E. Warning – Opera Downloads Increases

January 20, 2010
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BBC News reports that France has now joined Germany in their warning against web users browsing with Internet Explorer and also recommends users to find an alternative Internet browser until Microsoft has issued a patch to fix the security hole in the three Internet Explorer browsers. While a switch to an alternative browser, such as […]

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Germany Warns Against MS Internet Explorer

January 18, 2010
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After Microsoft admitted it’s Internet Explorer was the weak link in the recent attack on Google’s systems, Germany has responded by warning web users to use an alternative browser than Internet Explorer. Even though spokesman Thomas Baumsgaertner, Microsoft Germany, said that the attacks were by “highly motivated people with a very specific agenda” and that […]

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Firefox 3.6 Beta 1 Available After Two Week Delay

November 2, 2009
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Firefox 3.6 beta was supposed to be released around mid-October, but it took until now to have the first beta available for the public. The new beta is based on the Gecko 1.9.2 web rendering engine, coming to you with several new features and enhancements: One-click change of browser appearance. Now warns user if a […]

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Firefox 3.6 Will Support Accelerometers – Beta Release Tomorrow?

October 14, 2009
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Firefox 3.6 beta was supposed to be made available for download today or yesterday, but so far I haven’t been able to find a download link for it – I can only assume that it might come out tomorrow instead? Firefox 3.6 comes with bug fixes as well as some interesting improvements such as a […]

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Choosy – A Smarter Default Browser … And Almost Snow Leopard Compatible

September 22, 2009
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With the words by Choosy developer George Brocklehurst, let’s see what Choosy is all about: Forget the default browser, Choosy opens links in the right browser. When you click on a link Choosy will do the right thing, whether that’s something simple (like using whatever browser is already running) or something complex (like prompting you […]

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Quick Tip: Safari 4 Switch Tab Touchpad Gesture

July 11, 2009
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I noticed a few users came visiting my blog searching for how to switch tabs in Safari 4 using gestures, so here’s a quick tip for them (and you too, of course). I used to have this functionality in my own Safari 4 (and Firefox before 3.5 supported multi touchpad gestures), but since it’s controlled […]

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Vulnerability in Microsoft ActiveX Control Could Allow Remote Code Execution

July 8, 2009

Yesterday Microsoft announced that they are investigating a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Video ActiveX Control. If an attacker success in exploiting this vulnerability, he could gain the same rights as the local user. And now to the “sad” (and some what expected) part: When using Internet Explorer it could all happen without you knowing […]

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So Long, Safari 4, It’s Been Fun. Welcome, Firefox 3.5!

July 2, 2009

It’s been a nice few weeks with Safari 4.0 and 4.0.1, when I first switched from Firefox to the new Safari. At first I missed all my Firefox add-ons, but I learned to surf without them, thanks to the speed and “ease of use” in Safari, plus it was very reliable and didn’tget amazingly slow […]

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Useful Firefox add-ons (extensions) you cannot live without

June 30, 2009

There’s a 22% chance you’re using Firefox, and since you’re actually reading this, you’re probably a bit more tech savvy than the average Internet user, so you’re most likely using Firefox (or Safari, but sometimes Firefox, am I right?). Let’s get on with it – here’s some Firefox add-ons, or extensions if you will, that […]

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