Arguably, the most overlooked application in your computer or your mobile device (whether it be a tablet or a smartphone) is the browser. A browser has become so ubiquitous and such an integral part of surfing the internet that it is usually overlooked. It’s that app that is there, but is not there. I bet you just mindlessly open the browser of your choice, use it, then then close it without thinking about the browser itself and how it is the vehicle towards accessing the world wide web. [Read more…]
So this is how Microsoft responds to Google making Internet Explorer better with Google Chrome Frame: vague mumblings about security. Says a Microsoft spokesperson:
“Given the security issues with plugins in general and Google Chrome in particular, Google Chrome Frame running as a plugin has doubled the attach area for malware and malicious scripts. This is not a risk we would recommend our friends and families take.”
Love how he sticks in your family to tug at your heartstrings. Good luck making people believe such FUD. Chrome was the only browser left standing after a recent hacking contest. If anything, Chrome is more secure than IE.
Even to people who don’t follow browser hacking contests, Google is the most trusted brand in America. It’ll take a lot more than Microsoft’s blatantly anticompetitive mumblings about security to break that trust.
(Photo via Odyssey Consulting. I actually do have a migraine right now; I’m allergic to bullshit.)
Opera has always touted itself as the world’s fastest browser, so it comes as no surprise that Opera 10’s biggest new feature will be a Turbo mode for slow connections. Turbo mode works by connecting to Opera Software’s servers, which compress Web pages before sending them to the browser.
After a full year of private beta testing, Yoono is finally ready to roll out their interactive, widget-driven browser sidebar. According to the site:
“Bored of watching others’ lives and showing yours when nothing really happens? Want a true digital social life with live feedbacks and real sharing experience with your friends? Get a Life!”
While I’m not convinced Yoono with give me (or you) ‘a life,’ the free download does keep you tuned in and in control of your communication experience. At the very least, it’ll give your browser a high-tech look that will have your co-workers asking ‘what’s that?’
You can add Yoono to Firefox as an add-on.
The Website recently secured $4 million and is looking for more financing.