There are entities in the world of technology that are out to get us. They want our data. They want to know our whereabouts. They want to limit the amount of internet we can access and they want to control which websites we can visit. They have billions of dollars they think they can protect… Continue reading Are we due for a technological revolt?
It was only a matter of time. Google Chrome, the internet browser they introduced in 2008, has been growing like crazy, passing Firefox to become the 2nd-most popular browser worldwide in the last quarter of 2011. Last week, it took the top spot from Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, which has held that position for what seems… Continue reading Chrome overtakes IE to become world’s most popular browser
The most dominant we browser within a continent is Google Chrome in South America. It isn’t even close. With nearly half of the internet usage on full web browsers in South America going being served on Google Chrome, it’s even more dominant than the 40.4% number that Internet Explorer puts up in North America according… Continue reading In South America, Chrome rules
A few months back, website owners got extremely upset because Google Analytics stopped telling companies many of the keywords that people used to get to their website; specifically, they started marking all keywords used by people logged into Google accounts to be marked as (not provided), which is certainly frustrating. Officially they swear this is… Continue reading Does Google hate their users? The problems with Google Analytics
Apple vs PC. Facebook vs Google+. Digg vs Reddit. There are always going to be wars that happen as competition over our technology preferences polarizes the users. One such war that has been raging for over a decade is the browser war. This drawing by Shoze has the war heating up between the two bruisers,… Continue reading Browser Wars
As online privacy issues continue to pop up in the news, Firefox has officially joined the battle to make our browsing activities a secret from ad providers and malicious web trackers. “Technology that supports something like a ‘Do Not Track’ button is needed and we will deliver in the first part of next year,” Mozilla… Continue reading Firefox “Do Not Track” Feature Coming in 2011
On launch day Thursday, Opera 11 was downloaded 6.7 million times compared to 1.7 million a year ago with Opera 10.10. While these numbers are strong for the company that has put much of its focus on its mobile browser, one aspect of the numbers may catch many by surprise. 53% of the new downloads… Continue reading Most Opera 11 Downloads Converted from Firefox
Painfully unfunny Russian jokes aside, it’s also true – porn sharing site YouPorn is now under fire for having pulled a minor Google by sniffing users’ browser history. For those of you out of the loop, browser sniffing is not a website’s scanning of your internet activities for scent. A website, as you may have… Continue reading On The Internet, Porn Watches You – And Is Sued For It
I sat here for too long trying to come up with a headline about Firefox, and Chrome, and reflections. I got nothing. It’s the thought that counts. But it’s true – Firefox 4’s beta is out, and so far, it’s looking an awful lot like a certain other browser that’s been taking the Internet by… Continue reading Firefox 4 Beta Is Out – A Fanboy’s Fantasy?
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQRYNWbd5rI&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] Mozilla is attempting to make inputting URLs on your iPhone a thing of the past with its new application, Firefox Home. The app was confirmed this morning on Mozilla’s Official blog. The group has confirmed that they have been working on an application for the iPhone, basing it on the Firefox Sync (formerly Weave… Continue reading Firefox Comes to the iPhone