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August, 2016

  • 10 August

    Google Chrome 53 Will Block Behind-the-Scenes Flash Content

    Back in May Google announced that future versions of Google Chrome will no longer support Flash, and yesterday Google delivered on its promise – announcing official plans for Flash content support in the next Chrome versions. Google’s Anthony LaForge, the engineer tasked with managing Flash in Chrome, has stated that, beginning with Chrome’s next version, Chrome 53, set for release in September, the ...

July, 2016

  • 22 July

    Mozilla Will Start Blocking Flash Content in Firefox in August 2016

    Mozilla has decided to join in on the stabbing death of Flash across the Internet as they announce that starting in August Mozilla will block non-essential Flash content within Firefox. Which content specifically will be blocked can be seen in the following blocklist published on Github. Mozilla will expand this list over time, before finally making all Flash content click-to-activate in 2017. ...

March, 2016

  • 17 March

    Opera Wants You To Have An Ad-Free Browsing Experience

    Opera is fed up with online advertising, and as such has announced a developer version of its browser, which comes with an ad-blocking technology which is turned on by default. For those totally against ad-blocking the technology can be turned off easily – however the ad blocking technology does offer a roughly 40% faster browsing experience when compared to third party ad-block plugins. ...

January, 2016

  • 21 January

    Microsoft Stops Support For Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10

    I am ridiculously happy to make this post – and I just wanted to get that out of the way immediately. Now then, 2016 marks the official end of life for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10. Official end of life. Microsoft will no longer offer security updates, non-security updates, or any assistance regarding IE versions 8 through 10. As ...

September, 2015

  • 18 September

    Do You Vivaldi?

    No, not the italian baroque composer from Venice, Italy; the new browser launched by Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner – one of the original developers behind Opera. See back in March 2014 the decision was made to shut down My Opera – the community that many would say helped build and establish Opera as the browser it is today. Jon had been gone ...

May, 2015

  • 1 May

    Mozilla Wants You To Go HTTPS Or Else

    Google kicked off the migration away from HTTP to HTTPS for most webmasters; and Mozilla aims to put the finishing fork into HTTP by announcing a new program which will essentially force webmasters onto HTTPS or else risk loosing various browser features. Removing features from the non-secure web will likely cause some sites to break. So we will have to monitor the ...

April, 2015

  • 29 April

    Microsoft Finally Gives Their New Browser An Official Name

    Earlier on this month Microsoft rolled out their Windows 10 preview which included Project Spartan – Microsoft’s replacement for Internet Explorer in Windows 10. Project Spartan however was never intended to be the official name for the browser – and so today at the Build 2015 conference Microsoft announced the new, official, name for their next generation browser. Everyone please ...

  • 13 April

    Mozilla Firefox Downloaded Over 1.5 Million Times From Google Play Store

    As I booted up my tablet this morning and browsed through the Google Play Store I noticed something pretty awesome. The download counter for Mozilla Firefox has surpassed 1.5 million downloads. Late last week Mozilla wrote on their blog that they have surpassed 100 million downloads – and it seems that number skyrocketed some-more over the weekend (with 1,688,753 downloads at ...

December, 2014

  • 5 December

    Yahoo Search Use Is Increasing

    Google has been the default search engine on a wide array of browsers for quiet a while – and surely this helped Google hold the number 1 spot in search engine popularity for quiet a while. However with the recent change by Mozilla to use the Yahoo search engine as the new default search tool for the Firefox browser – ...

  • 4 December

    Mozilla Firefox is Coming to iOS

    While I can run Safari, Chrome, Opera, and a plethora of other browsers on my iPhone – Mozillas Firefox has sadly always been missing from the iOS suite of devices. Android users got Firefox back in 2011, Apple users however have been waiting this whole time. In the past Mozilla never seemed to wish to handle the hurdles set forth ...

  • 3 December

    Yandex Releases New Browser Version

    Being based out of New York City here in the States it’s easy to overlook Yandex – Russia’s premier search giant. However the search giant is far from being forgotten as they announce the release of a new alpha version of its browser. Yes I know – They have a browser? Yep. Since 2012 Yandex has been producing their own browser based ...

November, 2014

  • 20 November

    Yahoo Becomes the New Default Search Engine for Firefox

    Google Chrome obviously defaults to their own Google search engine. Internet Explorer defaults to the Bing search engine. So it was only appropriate that Mozilla default to a search engine that wasn’t their direct competitor – i.e. Google. As of yesterday night Mozilla has made Yahoo the new default search engine for the Firefox browser. “Today, I’m thrilled to announce ...

  • 10 November

    Mozilla Launches Developer Edition of Firefox Browser

    As announced last week the Firefox Developer Edition browser has been released today by the Mozilla Foundation – and upon downloading it the first thing you’re bound to notice is how much more developer friendly things look. The browser boasts a new minimalistc, dark UI which matches well with whatever IDE you also have open. No worries – if you ...

  • 10 November

    Firefox Turns 10!

    10 years ago today Mozilla released the very first version of the Firefox browser – and as such may very well have started the open source browser revolution. While Google Chrome does hold the top spot in the browser popularity wars; Firefox is is on the forefront of fighting for an open web and user security. In-fact even on their birthday ...

  • 4 November

    Firefox Is Working On A Developers Browser

    Chances are if you live in the webmaster space you’ve made use of one of the ever-popular webmaster/developer tools built into most modern browsers. Developer tools have been significantly gaining in popularity between webmasters and Mozilla is well aware of this. As such on November 10, Mozilla plans to introduce the new project that they’ve been working on. The new ...

October, 2014

September, 2014

  • 18 September

    Opera Beta 25 Is Out – And It Feels Faster Than Google Chrome

    Way before Google Chrome was ever released I was a die-hard Opera Browser fan. At the time it was the fastest browser out there and had some pretty awesome features. Over these past few years ...

  • 3 September

    Google Rules The StatCounter Charts

    September brings about the last few weeks of summer, the start of the new school year, and the coming of the end of the year. As such it’s a good time to take a look at the StatCounter charts and graphs and see what’s happening with browser and search engine trends. Back in May 2014 when I first wrote about ...

  • 3 September

    Why Did My Google Homepage Downgrade?

    Did you notice lately that your Google homepage seems to have reverted back to the old black/grey navigation bar design? Google first changed to this design back in June of 2011 and since then has upgraded to a cleaner navigational design. The current Google look and functionality relies on the user having an up-to-date modern browser installed on their system ...

August, 2014

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