Posts Tagged ‘browser’

Tor Browser 4.5 Introduces Security Slider and Improvements

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

I’ve never checked out the Tor browser before, but it does sound kind of interesting.

The Tor Browser Team has released Tor version 4.5 for all supported operating systems. The update is considered significant which is why automatic updates have been delayed for a week. Tor users running an older version of the browser can download the most recent build from the official project page.

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Is Microsoft’s Spartan Browser Really Becoming a Contender?

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Early reviews of Spartan sound pretty good … but it also sounds like Microsoft still has a bit of work to do on Spartan before it can be considered to be a serious contender.

Project Spartan is the codename of the new web browser that ships with Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 10 operating system. It is one of the major changes of the system, considering that it will replace Internet Explorer as the default browser on the system. Still, for compatibility’s sake, Internet Explorer ships with Windows 10 as well but won’t be default.

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How to Clear Web Storage in your Browser of Choice

Friday, February 6th, 2015

OK, so we already know how to clear cookies and clear the browser cache … but now we need to know how to clear web storage too.

Web Storage, also known as HTML5 Storage, Local Storage or DOM Storage, offers a way for web applications and pages to store data locally in web browsers. The data that is stored is persistent meaning that it does not expire with a session. If you browse away from the site that saved the data or close the browser, you will notice that the data is still there when you open it again or check for it locally.

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Microsoft to Only Support Most Recent IE Version from 2016 On

Friday, August 8th, 2014

It’s helpful that they’re giving us about 16 months worth of advance notice. I guess I’ll keep my fingers crossed and hope that by 2016, Windows 7 will still support the latest version of IE … so I’m not forced to upgrade to the buggy and supremely annoying Windows 8.

When it comes to supporting web browsers, most companies have made the decision to only support the most recent version of it and maybe in addition to that an extended support release version. Microsoft on the other hand has not done so up until now. This means that all four major versions of Internet Explorer available for Windows 7 are supported by the company. The operating system shipped with Internet Explorer 8 back in 2009 and users of it can install IE9, IE10 or IE11 on it as well either via automatic updates or manually.

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Opera for Linux Release Imminent?

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

A Linux based version of Opera is on the way (but don’t hold your breath.)

When Norwegian company Opera Software announced that it would switch its trusted Presto engine to Chromium, it caused quite the stir among users. Some congratulated Opera Software for the move as it improved web standards compatibility and speed among other things. Others were skeptical, and when the first version of the new Opera browser was launched, it became clear that it would take a long time until it would offer the same functionality as the old version of the Internet browser.

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Opera 19 Stable is Out: Find Out what’s New

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Opera has never quite managed to get the market share that it deserves.

Opera Software has released Opera 19 Stable today, or more precisely, Opera 19.0.1326.56. The company maintains three different versions of the Chromium-based version of Opera currently, with Next and Dev the other two ones. Opera 19 is the fifth major stable version of the new Opera web browser; justification enough to take a look at this new version to see what has been changed since our last review.

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Hacker Vision for Chrome Turns too Bright Sites into Eye-Pleasing Ones

Friday, October 25th, 2013

I guess the philosophy on ergonomic web sites has changed; a few years back, they were telling us that the bright sites were easier on our eyes …

Starring at a computer screen for hours each day can be quite strenuous regardless of activity.  If you do this day in and out, you have probably experienced your fair share of too bright websites or programs, especially at night or in darker environments. While it helps to reduce the screen brightness, it does not take care of the underlying issue itself. And if you have a monitor that starts to make irritating noises when you change the brightness, you may not even be able to make that change at all.

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Easiest Way to Show Windows Side by Side in Windows

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Here’s a very helpful-yet-obvious Windows trick that many of us have probably overlooked …

When I’m working on a computer that is connected to a single monitor, I often like to display two windows side by side, especially when writing a new blog post. I usually display the WordPress admin interface where I write the post in one window, and the developer web page or another source in the second window. This allows me to access information directly and without having to juggle around with open windows or tabs in a single browser window.

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Microsoft Launches Browser Security Website

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

This sounds like it could either be a very effective sales tool for security services, or a very handy resource for internet users … or maybe both.

Microsoft have launched a new website aimed at helping people identify how secure their web browser really is.  www.YourBrowserMatters.org will tell visitors in a simple score from 0 to 4 just how secure they are when they go online.

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Will Google Kill the URL Bar in Chrome?

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

I guess this makes sense, but it also seems like a lot of wasted effort, just to change something that wasn’t all that much of a problem in the first place.

All web browsers are getting serious overhauls with the most recent being Internet Explorer 9 with its new one box. This is a unified address and search box and it makes sense as you could always search from the URL box in browsers anyway.

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