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Apple releases Safari 5.0.1, extensions are live, address book bug patched

July 28th, 2010

This morning, Apple released an update to its Safari web browser. The biggest new feature that the update packs is the ability to customize Safari with third-party extensions which can be found at extensions.apple.com (welcome to 2010 Apple). Aside from being able to install AdBlock, the update also fixes that little address book bug that …

Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Preview

July 19th, 2010

Once at the top of the smartphone pack, Microsoft’s current mobile operating system, Windows Mobile, has quickly fallen from grace. Luckily the juggernaut in Redmond, WA decided finally to do something about that. You call it whatever you’d like — a restart, a do over — but Microsoft has entirely changed course with Windows Phone 7, …

Opera 5.1 for Android released

July 14th, 2010

Ah yes, pulled from the deep, cold fjords of Norway comes a fresh release of Opera for Android. The latest code out of Oslo — Opera 5.1 for Android — brings with it a slew of improvements, including: the ability to be set as the default browser, better kinetic scrolling, improved pinch-to-zoom functionality, and better overall rendering speed. …

Chrome grabs #3 spot in U.S. browser usage, ousts Safari

June 28th, 2010

For the first time since the browser’s inception, Google’s Chrome has overtaken Apple’s Safari in percentage of U.S. market share. Web analytics company StatCounter reports Chrome grabbed 8.97% of U.S. market share while Safari had 8.88% for the week beginning on June 21st. For some time now, Chrome (~ 9% globally) has bested Safari (~ 4% globally); however, …

HTC confirms Droid Incredible browser issue, plans fix

June 18th, 2010

HTC just let us know that their team has been able to replicate the browser privacy issue we posted about a couple of days ago. Here’s the official statement: HTC has identified the root cause of the DROID Incredible not deleting web page thumbnails after a factory reset, and is creating an update which will …

Browser privacy issue with DROID Incredible and HTC Sense UI widget?

June 16th, 2010

An astute reader stumbled upon an interesting bug with the HTC Incredible. The Incredible, with Sense UI, will periodically store screenshots of the contents of your web browser. The screen captures are a function of the HTC Sense UI bookmark widget and are not the main issue; temporary screen grabs are understandable. The problem is …

Apple releases Safari 5 into the wild

June 7th, 2010

Hot on the heels of 2010’s WWDC keynote, Apple has announced an update to its Safari web browser. The code update, simply titled Safari 5, boasts, “a 30 percent performance increase over Safari 4,” according to the company’s press release. At time of publishing, Apple had yet to update their official Safari page (www.apple.com/safari) with …

Safari 5 to debut at WWDC?

June 6th, 2010

According to French blog MacGeneration, Apple will unveil Safari 5 during Monday’s WWDC 2010 keynote. Not much is known about Safari 5, but according to a changelog that MacGeneration was able to get a hold of, the major new features brought forward will be Safari Reader, a 25% bump in JavaScript performance, option to make Bing …

Firefox Home coming to iPhone, brining Awesome Bar with it

May 27th, 2010

Yesterday, the good folks over at Mozilla announced that they will be releasing an iPhone app, based on Firefox Sync technology, called Firefox Home. Home will give iPhone users “instant access to their Firefox browsing history, bookmarks and the set of tabs from their most recent browser session.” Home will also bring the Awesome Bar …