Big news from Opera: not only has it reached an astonishing 300 million users, but it's dumping its own Presto engine and moving to WebKit instead. That means future Opera browsers will use the same rendering engine as Safari, Chrome and many, many more. Opera for smartphones gets the new engine first, and the desktop browser and other products will follow shortly...
(3 months and 8 days ago)
When Opera announced in February that it would switch to the WebKit browser engine, the same basic technology that powers Chrome and Safari, critics wondered if this was a bad move for the open Web. The worry was that browser vendors were putting too much power in the hands of one rendering engine. Many, no doubt, were recalling the years when Internet Explorer dominated...
(1 month and 17 days ago)
Instead of relying on an army of servers, PeerCDN sends data directly from web browser to web browser. Site visitors don't even have to install any plugin to participate.
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Security researchers at Bitdefender have discovered a new phishing scam that installs a malicious extension in the Chrome web browser in order to turn Facebook 'likes' into cash for cyber crooks. The exploit begins with a malicious link embedded in spam email, says Bogdan Botezatu, a senior e-threat analyst at Bitdefender. The link ushers you to the Chrome Web Store, where...
(3 months and 2 days ago)
Bruce Lawson on interoperability, browser innovation and why 'WebKit is the kind of thing we dreamed of building'In February 2013, Opera Software announced that it had passed the 300m monthly users milestone across its web browsers for phones, tablets, TVs and computers.At the same time, it sprang a surprise by revealing that it was switching from its own Presto rendering...
(2 months and 4 days ago)
Surfing and searching the Internet wouldn't be possible without something else that often gets taken for granted: the humble Web browser. Many people have misconceptions about browsers. Let's clear them up.
(21 days ago)
Chances are you spend most of your time in apps on your phone, while the web browser takes a backseat. Mozilla, the maker of the popular Firefox browser, acknowledges that the industry has fallen short in improving mobile web browsers. “We haven’t done a...
(1 month and 6 days ago)
Competition among browsers is more fierce than ever. Chrome and Firefox release 72 new versions every week, Microsoft has redesigned Internet Explorer to make it finger-friendly, and as we all race to tablets and smartphones we're being tempted with all kinds of alternatives to systems' stock browsers.But which is the best browser for you and your hardware? Let's find out.We...
(2 months and 25 days ago)
Despite predictions that the PC is on a path toward extinction, the folks at Rockmelt, makers of a "social browser" of the same name, are betting those forecasts are overblown. While the company that's already had $40 million sunk into it by investors—including Marc Andreessen, multi-millionaire and co-author of the original Web browser, Mosaic—acknowledged last week it is...
(1 month and 7 days ago)
Microsoft plans to accelerate improvements in Office Web Apps, the browser-based version of the Office suite, adding features like real-time co-authoring of documents and the ability to run in Android tablets via mobile Chrome browser support. The planned enhancements, scheduled for release at some point in the next 12 months, are part of a shift in the way Microsoft views...
(14 days ago)
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