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Mozilla Releases Firefox 12 With Silent Updates, Enhanced Developer Tools
2012-04-25 05:17:30

Mozilla released the latest version of its open source browser on Tuesday, Firefox 12, which offers a streamlined update process, improved developer tools and includes patches to 14 known security bugs. While most Firefox users will likely see the release as a minor upgrade, since it introduces only few small changes, developers may find Firefox 12 more interesting given the 85 improvements to the browser´s built-in developer tools. "For example, developers no longer need to reload...

Microsoft Controls Web Browser Market Share For March
2012-04-04 04:59:50

New data released by Net Applications shows that Microsoft's Internet Explorer was able to fight off Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox in March from its share of the browser market. The latest data released by the firm shows that Internet Explorer held a total browser market share of 53.83 percent for the month, which was up from 52.84 percent in February. The market watcher said that Firefox held a share of 20.55 percent, down from 20.92 percent, and Google at 18.58 percent, down from...

Google's Chrome Overtakes Internet Explorer Over The Weekend
2012-03-22 04:29:41

Web analytics firm StatCounter said on Wednesday that Google's Chrome web browser overtook Microsoft's Internet Explorer to become market leader for the first time. The firm said Chrome was used for 32.7 percent of all browsing on March 18, while IE had 32.5 percent of the market share. "While it is only one day, this is a milestone," Aodhan Cullen, StatCounter's chief executive, said in a statement. "At weekends, when people are free to choose what browser to use, many of them are...

Internet Explorer Users Also Victims Of Google's Snooping
2012-02-21 12:30:50

Microsoft reports that Apple isn't the only company that has fallen victim to Google's sneaky way of getting past privacy protections. The company said that Google is exploiting the way Microsoft's Internet Explorer works, enabling the company to get past the browser's privacy policies. Dean Hachamovitch, corporate vice president for Internet Explorer, said in a blog post that the browser blocks third-party cookies by default, unless a site presents to the browser a P3P Compact Policy...

2012-02-15 13:45:00

NCH Software launches video contest for schools to win $10k of media lab software. Denver, CO (PRWEB) February 15, 2012 NCH Software, a leader in affordable, easy-to-use audio, video, business and other software utilities, today announced the beginning of the “What will computers do when I am 25?” PhotoStage Video Contest for K-12 schools. The winning school will receive over $10,000 of NCH Software for the school´s media lab. Products include audio, video and typing...

IE Market Share Tumbles As Chrome Reaches 20%
2012-01-03 05:23:58

Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) resumed its drop in desktop browser market share in December, falling to an all time low and trending to drop below 50% as soon as March, according to metrics firm Net Applications. IE lost 0.8% in December, falling to 51.9%, a loss of more than seven percentage points during 2011, the Net Applications data revealed. The move follows a one-month respite in November, the only month in 2011 when it did not lose market share. Google's Chrome benefited...

Firefox's Default Search Engine Position Costing $300 Million
2011-12-23 15:16:45

Google is paying Mozilla $300 million for it to remain the default search engine on the Firefox Web browser. The three-year agreement stretches beyond the previous agreement due to stiff competition provided by both Yahoo and Microsoft. The previous agreement expired in November 2011 and was originally signed in 2008. Microsoft's Bing search engine was provided as an option at the release of Firefox 4 earlier this year, and in October it was the default search option. Microsoft...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.