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Opera to announce deals with US wireless carriers?

March 21st, 2009

Forbes is reporting that Opera is bypassing handset manufacturers and striking deals with US wireless carriers in an attempt to further the distribution of its popular mobile web browser. Opera currently has agreements with European carriers Vodafone and T-Mobile that places the Opera browser on the carrier’s mobile phones. A loose-lipped Opera spokesman revealed that …

Microsoft to release Internet Explorer 8 today

March 19th, 2009

Microsoft announced the availability of Internet Explorer 8 today and the preliminary reactions around the net have been pretty good. While betas and RC versions have been floating around for quite a while, the final version of IE8 will be available for your download at Noon EST. With its promised security enhancements, color-coded tabbed browsing …

Omni Group sees the light, frees up four OS X apps

February 25th, 2009

In the age of the internet, it seems like the surest way to prevent people from trying out your browser would be to charge for it. Charge for a web browser? Why would anyone pay for a browser when the big boys such as Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera and Chrome — and even the …

Apple releases Safari 4 beta

February 24th, 2009

Apple has finally released its much anticipated Safari update this morning along with a host of performance upgrades and feature additions. Tagged Safari 4 beta, the new version is available as a download from the Apple site only for the time being and will not update automatically via the Apple Software Update system. In terms …

Sprint makes OTA firmware update available for the Samsung Instinct

February 13th, 2009

According to Sprint, the Samsung Instinct is one of the carrier’s most popular handsets ever – having broken a variety of sales records shortly after its release. With all those Instincts floating around out there, it stands to reason that a fair number of BGR readers are packing this sexy little handset and today we’ve …

Google Chrome for Mac gets pictured

February 13th, 2009

Mac users have long felt shafted when it comes to Google’s increasingly popular web browser. Sure, Google made it known that Chrome would be arriving on Macs at some point but the time frame is a bit of a mystery. While the when is still anyone’s guess, Google has at least provided confirmation that it …

Skyfire updated to 0.9; even more PC-like web goodness

February 12th, 2009

In the age of streaming everything, mobile browsers are definitely not having an easy time keeping up. At best, streaming a video to an OEM smartphone browser is a complete mess; at worst, it’s impossible. Enter Skyfire, a third-party browser we’ve covered here on BGR before and the best way to describe it might be …

Firefox Mobile coming to HTC Touch Pro as soon as next week

January 27th, 2009

Windows Mobile users have a lot going for them lately but truth be told, most of the good news still falls in the rumor category for the time being. Windows Mobile 6.5 might be introduced at MWC but we don’t know for sure. We also don’t even know if it will be worth the wait. …

A handful of Firefox tweaks that will double your browser speed

January 25th, 2009

Firefox users take note: You need to do this. Now. As in, this instant. More savvy users are probably already familiar with editing Firefox’s configuration file but whether you’re a computer rookie or a seasoned veteran, Gnoted has issued a handful of tweaks that really get Firefox cooking. As much as we all love the …

Internet Explorer market share continues to slide, Firefox still climbing

January 2nd, 2009

According to data from market research firm Net Applications, Microsoft’s web browser market share has dropped below 70 percent in the month of November. Yes, 70 percent is still an overwhelming majority but considering Internet Explorer is said to have peaked with close to 95 percent of the market, this new data represents yet another …