Posts Tagged ‘web apps’

Mozilla Also Experimenting with URL Bar-less Designs

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

I like the URL bar myself; for one thing, it’s a quick way to navigate to sites when you already know the URL, and for another, it’s kind of nice to know when you’ve been redirected to another URL.

Mike recently wrote a piece on Google’s idea to kill the Google Chrome url bar in order to save up more space for websites and web applications (see Will Google Kill the URL Bar in Chrome?).

It appears that Google is not the only company that experiments in that direction. Mozilla’s Paul Rouget published a screencast today that demonstrated some of his HTML5 and native control experiments.


The Difference Between Google Chrome Extensions and Web Apps

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Well, this certainly clears a few things up …

Google Chrome has supported extensions, sometimes called add-ons, for some time now. Recently the Google Chrome Web Store was added to the browser which has added web apps to the picture. The terminology can be confusing and this article tries to explain the differences.


Chrome Dev Ships with Two Chrome Web Store Games

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

I hope this isn’t the beginning of a troubling trend for Chrome …

Us tech folks do not like bloat. Not when it comes to the operating system we use, but also not in the software that we use on the computer. Google Chrome up until now was a slim fast web browser. Sure, it lacked a few features but the rapid development pace of the Chrome development team added new ones all the time.


“One App to Rule Them All” Move by Europe

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

It’s inevitable that some sort of standardization will eventually come to the world of Apps …

A new European project, kick-started by 22 European companies and organizations aims to develop an application development environment that will work across all platforms by providing a web-based approach, according to the BBC.

The move which is backed by €10M in funding, aims to create apps that would work on any device from Internet TVs to smartphones and tablets.


IBM Fingers Web Apps As Culprit Behind 36 Percent Rise In Enterprise Security Threats

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

I wonder if this means that we’ll return to the former habit of routinely disabling Javascript for security purposes?

IBM put out a new report (embedded below) on security threats to enterprise computer networks today from its X-Force security research group. It found a 36 percent increase in security vulnerabilities, with Web applications being the main culprit. Web apps with security exploits accounted for 55 percent of all disclosed vulnerabilities.