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Chrome Closes In On Firefox In Global Web Usage
2011-12-02 05:47:58

Google´s Chrome web browser is now within 4 percentage points of Firefox´s No. 2 position in global usage, according to Net Applications' November browser usage measurements. Indeed, if just one in fifty Firefox users switch to Chrome, Google would be the world´s second most popular web browser, the firm said. The data showed that Firefox dropped 0.4 percentage points to 22.1 percent of usage in November, while Chrome gained 0.7 percent to 18.2 percent. If the trend...

2011-11-10 14:00:00

GeoSurf Plus, the toolbar that enables online media pros to both âœsurf locally . . . without being localâ and âœuncover display advertising . . . with a click,â announced today that its popular toolbar is now available for Mozilla Firefox 8. Furthermore, its proxy network access has been further enhanced by the addition of a gateway in Puerto Rico. The most exciting feature of the product is its interactive,...

Mozilla Releases Firefox 8
2011-11-08 13:53:50

Mozilla has officially released is new Firefox 8 web browser for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. The update introduces several new features, including a built-in Twitter search option, and a new management system for its add-ons and tabs. "This update includes new features that make Web browsing easier and give users and developers more control over how they customize their Web experience," Mozilla said in a blog post announcing the new browser. The new browser comes just...

Google's Chrome Browser Nipping At The Heels Of Firefox
2011-10-03 13:54:56

Google Inc.'s Chrome web browser has been gaining market share in the Internet users' choice for accessing content, according to industry tracker StatCounter. Chrome's market share since the beginning of 2011 has seen about a 7.6 percent increase in users, taking away market share from the top dog Internet Explorer and its second-place rival Firefox. Internet Explorer has seen its market share drop over 3 percent since the beginning of 2011, while Firefox has watched as it lost just 0.2...

Microsoft Antivirus Flags Google Chrome as Malware
2011-10-02 06:03:30

An estimated 3,000 PC owners who use Google Chrome to surf the Internet were unable to access (or in some cases, locate) the browser thanks to an error in Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) antivirus software that flagged Chrome as malware. On Friday afternoon, a post to the Microsoft Malware Protection Center Facebook page confirmed that "an incorrect detection for PWS:Win32/Zbot was identified and as a result, Google Chrome was inadvertently blocked and in some cases removed from...

Mozilla Releases Firefox 7 With Faster Web Browsing
2011-09-28 05:06:10

Mozilla released an update Tuesday to its Firefox Web browser for Windows, Mac and Linux, which the non-profit organization said offers improvements in performance and memory. Firefox 7 manages memory more efficiently, while delivering a nimble Web browsing experience, the organization said. “Users will notice Firefox is faster at opening new tabs, clicking on menu items and buttons on websites. Heavy Internet users will enjoy enhanced performance when lots of tabs are open and...

security
2011-09-10 04:19:45

  In the wake of the DigiNotar threat, Apple patched their Mac OS X software to remove the Dutch certificate issuer from their list of trusted providers, while Firefox developer Mozilla issued an ultimatum to certificate authorities to improve their security or face being blocked. According to BBC News, Mozilla sent a warning to certificate authorities (CAs), advising that they had until September 16 ensure that their security had not been compromised. If they cannot prove that...

2011-08-06 00:00:29

Web-Based Security Management Console Further Reduces Costs and Complexity by Providing Free Centralized Patch Management for Key Applications Phoenix, AZ and Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) August 05, 2011 eEye Digital Security, a provider of IT security and unified vulnerability management solutions, today announced availability of automated application patching available through its free Retina CS Community solution. Retina CS Community provides free patching for Microsoft applications,...

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2011-08-03 13:56:31

The study that claimed Internet Explorer users had a lower IQ than other web browser users was a hoax. Alleged research by AptiQuant, a Canadian company, showed that IE users had a below average intelligence than users of Firefox, Safari, Chrome and other Web browsers. The company claimed it had given free online IQ tests to 100,000 people, and then compared scores against different web browsers. It said it found that Internet Explorer users scored lower than average, while Chrome, Firefox...


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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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