In a move that has sent shockwaves across the tech world, Google announced on Tuesday that they plan to remove support for the widely used H.264 video playback from the Chrome browser to “enable open innovation” -- while continuing to support the extremely closed Adobe Flash.
Thanks to iOS, we all know how to use Mobile Safari to scroll a web page or zoom in and out using pinch gestures. But did you know that one of the third-party browsers for your iPad can do all of that and much more, complete with tabs and desktop browsing spoofing?
We were pretty bummed out to hear the news a few months ago that Xmarks was closing its doors -- but now, the free bookmark syncing tool lives on, thanks to cross-platform password manager LastPass acquiring the service.
RockMelt got a lot of attention in November for being a “social web browser,” a banner that the Flock browser has been proudly wearing well before RockMelt was a twinkle in its creators’ eyes. Now Flock is fighting back with a Chromium-based version 3.5.
It seems like an eternity ago that everyone was talking about RockMelt (including MacLife.com!), then the invitations arrived, folks poked around and the chatter subsided. That may change this week now that the social browser has received its first big update.
In an effort to make your viewing of our newly redesigned website all that it can be, Apple has released an update to Safari 5 for both OS X and Windows versions. The update repairs a problem that, in the past, has prevented some users from submitting web forms and corrects an issue that prevented some web surfers from viewing Google image results if Flash version 10.1 was installed on their system.
If you spend any appreciable amount of time browsing Facebook or Twitter on a web browser, you’re no doubt excited about the possibilities of the new kid in town, RockMelt. But why abandon Safari when you can bring the social to the browser installed with every Mac?
RockMelt blasted into our collective conscience this month to compete for web browsing dominance against Safari, Firefox, Opera, Chrome and Flock -- not to mention a handful of smaller competitors. So which one is right for you?
Chrome, our second third favorite browser (hello, Safari!), just keeps getting better with each update. The newest beta adds some significant features we've all been waiting for, including Autofill, a slightly updated user interface, an enhanced Omnibox, options condensed into a single menu, and, best of all, synchronization.
We're not here to judge you or anything--this is just a head's up. You know how you've been using your web browser's private browsing option to keep everyone in the dark about your facination with Hello Kitty? Yeah... um, you might want to come up with a new privacy plan, friend.
It seems that a recently published research paper, set to be released as part of a presentation at next week's at the Usenix Security Symposium, explores the failures of the private browsing feature of four major browsers to hide the digital footprints of users who surf the interwebz using Safari, Chrome, Explorer and Firefox.