Chrome 14 Beta adds Native Client support, embraces OS X Lion
August 12, 2011 – 12:54 | Comments Off on Chrome 14 Beta adds Native Client support, embraces OS X Lion
Chrome 14 Beta adds Native Client support, embraces OS X Lion

Google has released Google Chrome 14 Beta, a pre-release version of its open-source, cross-platform web browser. Version 14 will be of interest to developers and end users alike, with a number of new features as …

Google Chrome 14 Dev update fixes issue with multi-touch on Mac OS X Lion
July 27, 2011 – 11:32 | Comments Off on Google Chrome 14 Dev update fixes issue with multi-touch on Mac OS X Lion
Google Chrome 14 Dev update fixes issue with multi-touch on Mac OS X Lion

Google has updated the alpha “Dev” build of Google Chrome to 14.0.835.2. This minor update is notable largely for the amendment of one of its multi-touch features to avoid a conflict with Mac OS X …

Softwarecrew Browser Speed Tests 2011 – we reveal the fastest web browser
July 22, 2011 – 12:45 | 4 Comments
Softwarecrew Browser Speed Tests 2011 – we reveal the fastest web browser

The browser wars are back, not least due to hectic and ever shorter release schedules – just about every other week there seems to be some new build promising that it’s the faster way to …

Safari 5.1 released for Windows and Snow Leopard Macs
July 21, 2011 – 07:50 | Comments Off on Safari 5.1 released for Windows and Snow Leopard Macs
Safari 5.1 released for Windows and Snow Leopard Macs

Apple has updated its Safari browser for Windows and Snow Leopard Mac users to version 5.1, bringing it in line with the version of Safari bundled with the new Lion OS X release. Despite this, …

Pre-alpha build of Opera Next 12.00 released
July 8, 2011 – 07:46 | One Comment
Pre-alpha build of Opera Next 12.00 released

Opera has updated its Opera Next browser, which contains the latest developmental (and unstable) build of Opera to version 12.00. This is a pre-alpha release, and contains only a series of minor bug fixes and …

Mozilla updates test versions of Firefox to v6 (Beta), v7 (Aurora) and v8 (Nightly)
July 7, 2011 – 08:26 | 2 Comments
Mozilla updates test versions of Firefox to v6 (Beta), v7 (Aurora) and v8 (Nightly)

Mozilla has started the Firefox development merry-go-round again, updating its Beta, Aurora and Nightly 32-bit and 64-bit builds to versions 6, 7, and 8 respectively. Unlike the recent Firefox 5 release, version 6 introduces some …

Opera 11.50 released, offers improved Speed Dial and redesigned user interface
June 28, 2011 – 06:46 | 2 Comments
Opera 11.50 released, offers improved Speed Dial and redesigned user interface

Opera has released the final version of its popular alternative web browser for Windows, Mac and Linux, Opera 11.50. Codenamed “Swordfish”, this latest release actually debuted yesterday as Release Candidate 5, but was quickly updated …

Pale Moon 5. It’s just like Firefox 5 – only faster
June 25, 2011 – 14:50 | One Comment
Pale Moon 5. It’s just like Firefox 5 – only faster

Firefox 5 may be short on visible new features, but look under the hood and you’ll find plenty of useful tweaks that both cut resource use and improve performance.
If you like the browser but would …

Preview any tab quickly and easily in Firefox with Tab Scope
June 24, 2011 – 10:36 | Comments Off on Preview any tab quickly and easily in Firefox with Tab Scope
Preview any tab quickly and easily in Firefox with Tab Scope

If you’re the kind of person who regularly runs Firefox with multiple tabs open, you might find keeping track of which website is where challenging. In those circumstances, Tab Scope for Firefox is the perfect …

Opera’s project Featherweight brings a new look to the browser interface
June 22, 2011 – 13:49 | One Comment
Opera’s project Featherweight brings a new look to the browser interface

The pace of browser development is quickening, with Firefox now being on a quarterly schedule. Software companies are now also much willing to release beta projects on an eager public and we have become used …

Webian Shell is a cross-platform full-screen browser that gives prominence to web apps
June 19, 2011 – 12:50 | Comments Off on Webian Shell is a cross-platform full-screen browser that gives prominence to web apps
Webian Shell is a cross-platform full-screen browser that gives prominence to web apps

The much prophesised life in the cloud is now all but upon us. Software in its traditional form is still popular, but it is losing ground to web-based apps. Sites such as Google Docs and …