Wednesday: November 9, 2011
- Adobe gives up on trying to get Flash to work on mobile devices.
Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores. We will no longer adapt Flash Player for mobile devices to new browser, OS version or device configurations. Some of our source code licensees may opt to continue working on and releasing their own implementations.
Thursday: August 11, 2011
- Begone memory leaks! Firefox 7 will reportedly use up to fifty percent less memory.
If you leave Firefox running for any length of time its memory footprint seems to keep increasing. This can escalate to the point where it stops responding and there’s nothing to do but restart the browser. Personally, I’ve seen this problem have less of an impact during my daily usage since moving to Firefox 5, but it’s still there. Mozilla knows this problem exists and aims to fix it. By the time we see Firefox 7 available for download it will use as much as 50% less memory than any version that has gone before, as well as having those problematic memory leaks fixed.
Monday: May 10, 2010
- Ten sites that every developer should have in their bookmarks file.
No matter what kind of development you do, at least three of these sites will be helpful to you in some kind of programming endeavor. I've just recently discovered the browser sandbox over at Spoon.net (though I'm a still little partial to IETester).
Thursday: April 15, 2010
- Opera Mini for iPhone shoots past one million downloads in the App Store.
Turns out that people really do like an alternative to mobile Safari on their beloved iPhones. The application is also currently in the number one position in all twenty-two flavors of the app store.
Tuesday: April 13, 2010
- Opera Mini browser app now available for your beloved iPhone.
Users of the iPhone now have an alternative to Safari when browsing the web thanks to Opera's latest and recently approved app offering. The Register has a thorough review of the app on the other side of the click. I'll admit it feels pretty snappy on my 3GS although sometimes page rendering is a bit wonky.
Thursday: March 18, 2010
- Want to run Internet Explorer 9 on your Windows XP machine? Tough luck.
Microsoft has decided to give Windows XP users the finger and not allow them to use their latest and greatest web browser until they upgrade their OS over to Vista or Windows 7. Yet another reason why I'll be sticking with Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari or any other superior browser. Good work, Microsoft.
Wednesday: March 17, 2010
- Microsoft pulls the curtain back on Internet Explorer 9.
Tuesday: March 9, 2010
- Amazon to start working on a better web browsing experience for the Kindle.
Engineers are hard at work, or will be hard at work once the position is filled, to bring you a richer web browsing experience on your beloved Kindle device. Maybe you'll even get to see some media (like images) when all is said and done. Images on the web, what a concept!
Wednesday: December 30, 2009
- Looks like you won't be seeing any further Firefox updates until 2010.
In addition, Firefox 4.0, which had been due in 2010, now is 'aimed at late 2010 or early 2011,' with a beta due in the summer of 2010, according to Mozilla.
Monday: November 30, 2009
- Thirty-three tips for optimizing your beloved copy of Firefox.
Covers a wide array of optimization tricks from blocking Flash to tweaking memory usage (of which I will take a deep look at as Firefox is a giant memory hog on my local machine).
Wednesday: October 28, 2009
- Firefox manages to gain thirty million new users in just eight weeks.
The folks at Mozilla are quite proud of their recent little growth spurt which was measured by tracking the amount of times that Firefox actually phones home to check for software updates (apparently it does this every 24 hours).
Monday: October 26, 2009
- Want to watch some classic cinema online? The Internet is here to help.
Enjoy some Halloween classics that you can watch right now in your beloved web browser of choice. The fun doesn't stop at Halloween, there are tons of movie classics ranging from horror to spaghetti western.
Tuesday: October 13, 2009
- A look back at fifteen years of web browsers.
Navigator was the first commercial Web browser to be wildly successful, rapidly achieving 90 percent market share before Microsoft entered the fray and took over the market. By 2000, Netscape's market share would fall under 1 percent...
Thursday: September 24, 2009
- Internet Explorer runs ten times faster with Google Chrome Frame plugin.
Something tells me that Microsoft won't be too happy about this little bit of news.
Wednesday: September 23, 2009
- Google offers up a solution for Internet Explorer users.
This free plugin from Google will allow you to turn your version of IE into Google Chrome complete with all of today's great open web technologies. Bravo Google, bravo.