As browser wars continue to heat up, Google Chrome finds itself trailing IE9 in one of its most compelling attributes – viewable web and application space. It’s a “less is more” world as speed and ease are replacing components and functionality for many (thus, the reduced market share for Firefox). To combat this, Google is… Continue reading Google Chrome Concept Would Kill the URL Bar
We were planning on writing about Rockmelt, a new social browser that is the modern-day Flock of Chromium, here on Techi today, but it appears that the browser is having a rocky start. After installing it, giving it access to Facebook, and finally starting the browser, the social magic that should have been has turned… Continue reading Rockmelt Crashes and Burns: Nobody’s Extinguishing The Flames
It’s the year 1936. The first freely programmable computer — the Z1 — is being produced. With the ability to run programs from punched tape, the idea of desktop applications is forever solidified. This is now the stepping stone for all future computing, and nothing in the foreseeable future can stop it. Until now. It… Continue reading Desktop Applications Are On Life Support
Compared to Gmail, Chrome’s beta period seems like a blink of an eye. This morning Google’s Chrome browser obtained stable status on Windows, Mac and Linux, ending it’s beta run. Chrome has matured incredibly quickly, with Google pounding away at Firefox’s capability and share of the market. Speed has increased with each release, with rendering… Continue reading Google No Slouch With Chrome’s Beta Status
Mike Beltzner, Director of Firefox, presented a slide show to the Mozilla community, outlining possible new features planned for Firefox 4, although he was careful to warn that the feature set was far from final. The slide show, which can be viewed here on SlideShare, starts with groundbreaking research questions, such as “who uses Firefox?”… Continue reading Firefox 4 Looks To Be The Most Cunning Yet
Microsoft once dominated the world of internet browsing, but yesterday their market share dropped to below 60% for the first time. Internet Explorer became king of the browsers back in 1996 when Microsoft began bundling IE 2 with Windows 95, cutting off Netscape’s route to a viable market. Ironically, Internet Explorer began life beating out… Continue reading IE Quickly Becoming Why-E
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpTCS3g-cBY[/youtube] In a big surprise for iPhone users in search of choice, Apple has approved the third-party Opera Mini app for the iPhone. This version of Opera Mini has been developed specifically for the iPhone and is impressively fast. This is because it compresses data by up to 90 percent before fetching that data to… Continue reading Surprise: Apple Plays Opera Mini For iPhone (With Video)
There’s an iPhone browser break out beginning, with Opera Software submitting its Opera Mini 5 browser/app for the iPhone to the App Store. All that’s left is to wait and see if Apple will approve the Safari-competing browser.