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Flash video-capable Skyfire 2.0 for iPhone browser “sells out” in five hours

By - November 3, 2010 1 Picture
Looks like the legions of iPhone users are pretty keen to get Flash video on their device with news that Skyfire 2.0 mobile web browser has effectively “sold out.” Within five hours of being released on iTunes, the Skyfire Flash video solution shot to the head of the top grossing app list and third highest paid app overall and overloaded the Skyfire servers, leaving potential buyers staring at the “Please Upgrade Flash” message while the folks at Skyfire Labs scramble to increase capacity. Read More
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IE9 takes top place in W3C HTML5 test

By - November 3, 2010 1 Picture
The next revision to the web document creation language has generated a lot of excitement in web circles, the most headline-grabbing change of course being the option for creators to choose how audio and video are delivered to a user's computer. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has just announced the results of a browser test where all of the top players were pitted against each other to see how well they cope with HTML5. And the winner is... Read More
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Sencha about to unleash CSS3 Flash animation killer

By - October 29, 2010 3 Pictures
Adobe is not the only company preparing for the heralded death of Flash on the web. Sencha has announced the developer preview of a new CSS3-based animation tool for the creation of rich media animations in HTML5-enabled browsers. The new desktop application is said to allow developers to bring web animations to life without having to mess around with hundreds of lines of complicated code. Read More
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Firesheep session hijacking tool makes public Wi-Fi useless

By - October 25, 2010 3 Pictures
At the Toorcon 12 hacker conference in San Diego on Sunday, Seattle programmer Eric Butler introduced his Firesheep add-on for the Firefox Web browser in an effort to bring attention to the weakness of open Wi-Fi networks. In a practice known as HTTP session hijacking (or “sidejacking”) the add-on intercepts browser cookies used by many sites, including Facebook and Twitter, to identify users and allows anyone running the program to log in as the legitimate user and do anything that user can do on a particular website. Read More
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Unhappy with your browser interface? Create your own with Mozilla

By - October 25, 2010 2 Pictures
In the not-too-distant past most of those who wanted to get online would do so using Internet Explorer. These days though, we are somewhat spoilt by the number of different browsers on offer. But for some that's still not enough - we need to personalize our browser experience. Instead of just skinning a browser to fit in with a particular style or mood, Mozilla Labs is proposing stripping away the user interface (UI) layer altogether and replacing it with a flexible platform where a user can create a new UI using a little web technology savvy. Read More
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Kamra augmented reality mobile browser developer preview announced

By - August 3, 2010 4 Pictures
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have announced the availability of a developer preview of Kamra, a mobile browser based on open web standards. The first augmented reality browser for the KHARMA (KML/HTML Augmented Reality Mobile Architecture) development platform, Kamra offers users multiple simultaneous augmented content overlayed on top of a live video scene. Read More
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Latest Google Chrome browser is faster than... a potato gun

By - May 6, 2010 2 Pictures
Google has claimed 30% and 35% improvement using the V8 and SunSpider benchmarks with its latest Chrome beta release. Chrome launched in September 2008 and Google says the overall improvement since the first beta is as much as 213% and 305% using these benchmarks. The company has also come up with some novel (read thoroughly unscientific but a bit of fun) ways to test the latest release against some "real life" speed benchmarks. So is it faster than a potato gun? Read More
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The security myth exposed (again): Major browsers and iPhone fall at Pwn2Own 2010

By - April 1, 2010 1 Picture
The results are in. Only one major browser remained standing at the end of the Pwn2Own 2010 contest at this year's CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver, the rest fell with relative ease. On the operating table were the latest versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Apple Safari - but which one lived to tell the tale? Read More
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Hillcrest Labs launch Kylo – the TV-friendly browser

By - March 23, 2010 8 Pictures
The ease with which computers can be hooked up to a HDTV has seen many people doing just that - whether it be to enjoy media stored on a PC or to surf the web while kicking back on the couch. Doing the latter can often be less than ideal, however, with input devices that can be difficult to use while reclining and browsers that have been designed specifically for up close and personal use on a computer screen. Last year Hillcrest Labs released its Loop pointer to tackle the first problem, and have now unveiled the Kylo web browser to address the second. Read More
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iCab Mobile: powerful replacement for Safari on iPhone/iPod Touch

By - March 10, 2010 1 Picture
iCab Mobile is a web browser for the iPhone and iPod Touch with a great feature set and some unique and useful items not found in other iPhone browsers. One useful feature is scrolling via a scrollpad (tap the screen with three fingers to activate) that lets you go to any location within the web page instantly. iCab supports Tabs, Bookmarks and has a built-in filter that blocks many advertising banners. Read More
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