For most of us, Apple’s default iPad browser is perfectly adequate for our Web needs. There’s nothing particularly great about it -- tabbed browsing only just showed up last fall -- but it does its job with enough style and speed to not give much thought to a replacement. But just because we didn’t know what we were missing doesn’t mean we weren’t missing anything. From the moment it’s launched, Dolphin has a clear advantage.
With all of the new features now available in Safari for iOS 5, there's almost no other reason to call upon third-party mobile browsers. Here's a look at four new features Apple bundled into Safari in iOS 5, and how you can take full advantage of them.
With many sites using small fonts, online browsing can sometimes leave you squinting. Because of this, you may need the ability to enlarge the text on the page so you can see it better. What many people may not know is that most modern browsers include the ability to resize the page’s text size with relative ease. In this post, we’ll show you how to resize the text in Safari, Firefox, and Google’s Chrome.
Mozilla is officially releasing Firefox 4 on Tuesday, but we managed to get our mitts on a copy a day early and poked around to see what you can expect from the latest and greatest version. Will version 4 manage to top the eight million downloads in only 24 hours from the last major release?
Search engines help us navigate the web, but Google and Bing aren't the only helpers that exist out there. There are also a myriad of specific search engines, like Creative Commons or Answers.com. Sometimes, one other search engine is more helpful than the other. If you're an avid user of Firefox, the search engine bar is actually more useful than you think, and includes all of these helpful services. Read on to find out how to utilize these search engines in the Firefox browser.
One time, a long, long time ago, in a binary world far, far away, one of the most commonly used web browsers was called Lynx. This command line-based web browser enabled users to surf the web without the added headache of flashy graphics and blinkie text. For those of you nostalgic about the text-only internet days (before lolcats were mainstream and Caturday was a holiday) and aching to return to a time when things were simpler, here's an easy way to do so in Terminal.
Chrome is a worthy competitor to Safari. Not only do they run the same rendering engine underneath the hood--WebKit--but Chrome extensions are far more developed and can oftentimes provide a richer experience to the user. With Chrome becoming a major player in the browser wars, we cherry picked the ten best extensions for this powerful browser from Google.
You’ve probably already got Amazon’s Kindle app on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, or maybe your Android or Blackberry device or even your Mac or Windows computer. Heck, maybe you even have a real, live hardware Kindle! But Amazon isn’t content with stopping there, and now they’ve introduced (drum roll, please) Kindle for the Web -- well, sort of.
If you thought Apple had exhausted its goody bag for the week with new hardware on Tuesday, think again. Wednesday morning, Apple made available a Safari 5.0.1 update, with the major new addition being a Safari Extensions Gallery and a whole lotta third-party extensions from major players like Twitter, Bing, eBay and more.
Mozilla announced the release of Firefox 4.0 public beta today. The beta of 4.0 has been out for a while, but only the techiest people dared to try it because of bugs and other various problems that goes along with beta software. However, this new beta includes plenty of new features that makes one of our favorite little browsers even better.