August 13, 2010

Google unleashes Chrome v6 beta

by Darren Allan

Google has released a new Chrome beta this week, which brings with it a number of new features and tweaks. The primary one being trumpeted is autofill which, as the name suggests, provides a facility to automatically fill in forms on the web. When you start to fill your name in at the top of […]

August 9, 2010

Auto-updates For Firefox 4

by Jan Harris

Mozilla has announced that auto-updates will be available for the latest version of its Firefox browser, which was released in beta last month Users of the Windows version of Firefox 4 will be able to switch the auto-update feature off if they wish, but Mozilla will then inform them when a vital patch is necessary. […]

June 25, 2010

Microsoft previews Internet Explorer 9

by Jan Harris

The latest version of Internet Explorer offers HTML5 support and hardware acceleration, allowing it to use the GPU to give it a performance advantage when loading pages or rendering graphics effects. IE9 offers support for the Web Open Font Format (WOFF) standard and JavaScript ES5, which was released at the end of last year. The […]

May 27, 2010

New release of Google Chrome browser

by Darren Allan

The Google team has announced this week that it has rolled out a new stable version of the Chrome browser. And not just for Windows, but also for Linux and the Mac. The new Chrome features a host of improvements, not the least of which is speed. Google claims that with this latest incarnation, the […]

March 26, 2010

Browsers hacked at Pwn2Own challenge

by Darren Allan

A number of major browsers were owned, “pwned”, or generally beaten by hackers at a security contest this week. Internet Explorer 8, Safari, Firefox and indeed the iPhone were all successfully exploited during the contest at the CanSecWest security conference in Canada. The (non jailbroken) iPhone was the first to be schooled, with Vincenzo Iozzo […]

March 23, 2010

Browser ballot costs Microsoft European market share

by Darren Allan

It would appear that Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is losing ground in Europe, thanks to the company’s browser ballot screen. The browser choice screen, which was introduced as a move to appease the EU, gives Windows users a chance to select the browser they’d like to use, as opposed to having IE imposed on them by […]

March 11, 2010

Opera Mini 5 beta out on Android

by Darren Allan

A new beta version of the mobile Opera browser has been made available for Google’s Android operating system. The Opera Mini 5 beta is up and ready for grabbing in the Android Market. Opera stresses its speed, which is of course particularly relevant to browsing on a mobile, especially when on an older phone or […]

March 10, 2010

Minor browsers complain about Microsoft’s ballot screen

by Darren Allan

Microsoft’s browser choice screen has recently been made available to users in Europe as a Windows update. Odds are you’ve heard about it, but if not, this measure is Microsoft’s concession to the EU regarding its past practice of supplying Internet Explorer as the default choice for Windows. Now everyone can pick from a selection […]