Playing with beta software is never the wisest of choices, especially if the developer in question has a release schedule which is completely out of whack with what most typical end-users would expect. And if you currently happen to be testing out the beta builds of Mozilla's browser, you'd better prepare to start hitting the
It is probably an open secret that Microsoft and Google do not always see eye to eye on many aspects about the Internet. Unlike the free and open Internet ecosystem championed by Google, Microsoft typically favors 'tried-and-tested' standards that are readily available for users, regardless of their origins. And this philosophy extends to both companies'
Google has recently introduced some new features to the Chrome web browser such as the WebGL hardware-accelerated 3D graphics, Chrome Instant and Chrome Web Store.
Mozilla has released the Firefox 4 Beta just few days before Christmas. The new browser claims to offer easier device setup for Firefox Sync as well as expanded support for 3D graphics in the browser. Have you downloaded the new Beta yet?
Google has announced the launch of Chrome 8.0.552.215. This update brings more than 800 bug fixes and stability improvements, as well as a built-in PDF viewer, and full support for the upcoming Chrome Web Store.
A long time ago in an announcement far, far away, former Netscape founder Marc Andreesen made waves when he expressed his intention to fund development of a completely new browser known as RockMelt. Now that a year has passed, it seems that the browser is finally ready (well, almost) to hit end-users. And from the
Here’s some data to chew on: Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 Beta ranked second in an early HTML5 performance benchmarking, just right behind Firefox, and well ahead of the rest of the pack. IE9 Beta then went on to score 95/100 on the Acid3 test. And now, according to initial official HTML5 conformance tests, IE9 tops
While it is usually easy to download and install an alternative web browser on a desktop or notebook PC, the same usually cannot be said for smartphones, due to the smaller variety of browsers available for the mobile platform. But that is set to change though: the popular Firefox browser is now available for both the Maemo
While Microsoft’s Windows may have a good portion of the world’s desktop and notebook PC users under its belt, the same cannot be said for its web browser business. In what must be the first time in almost a decade, the software giant’s global browser share has managed to dip below the 50% mark, while
Android users are definitely spoilt for choice when it comes to phone browsers – Opera Mini, Dolphin HD, Skyfire 2.0, or Mozilla Fennec? Or perhaps the stock Android browser? PCWorld has pitted a total of six Android browsers against each other.
Barely a week ago, we posted an update about Internet Explorer 9 requiring the presence of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 before it can be installed into a PC. And now, it seems that Microsoft has reversed its stand: this time, there will be no need for SP1 to be pre-installed. Users, however, will still
Microsoft has released the beta of the new Windows Internet Explorer 9 web browser that promises speed and performance. On top of that, the software maker has also incorporated SmartScreen Filter into Download Manager to protect users from malicious websites.
Apparently feeling the threat which Google’s royalty-free WebM video format and VP8 codec could do to usher in an age of royalty-free video decoding, the MPEG-LA has thrown down the gauntlet. Instead of offering free H.264 decoding up till 2015 for online videos, the consortium has announced that encoding free-to-view online videos with the H.264
In spite of the progress HTML5 has made in trying to wean the internet off proprietary standards, it seems that Flash is not going to disappear anytime soon. At least, not when Google has started integrating the Adobe Flash plugin with its Chrome browser. Read on for more information.
Opera Mini goes native on Windows Mobile phones. Opera Software today launched a native version of Opera Mini 5 beta for Windows Mobile 5- and 6-based handsets. By integrating Opera Mini with the Windows Mobile platform, Opera is able to deliver an optimized version of the popular Opera Mini browser that dramatically improves performance and
With yet another web browser rising up to claim the esteemed title of ‘the world’s faster browser’, what features does the new Opera 10.50 have over its predecessor? VR-Zone takes a quick look. For more information, read on.