Firefox 6 introduces new Permissions Manager and promises improved performance
August 15, 2011 – 06:44 | Comments Off on Firefox 6 introduces new Permissions Manager and promises improved performance
Firefox 6 introduces new Permissions Manager and promises improved performance

Although not due to be officially released until tomorrow, Mozilla has placed Firefox 6 FINAL on to its download servers. The latest version of Mozilla’s open-source browser – the third major release in five months …

19 important tools and updates you may have missed this week
July 29, 2011 – 13:45 | Comments Off on 19 important tools and updates you may have missed this week
19 important tools and updates you may have missed this week

CyberLink released YouCam 5 this week. Although it’s not an application that may be on everyone’s radar, the new version does have a couple of interesting new features for serious users, one of these being …

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 …

Downloads roundup: 18 important tools or updates you may have missed in the last week
July 8, 2011 – 13:28 | Comments Off on Downloads roundup: 18 important tools or updates you may have missed in the last week
Downloads roundup: 18 important tools or updates you may have missed in the last week

Never fails to amaze us how much effort web browser development teams are investing to bring us the latest and best browser. Where’s the end goal? You can understand Google pushing significant resources in to Chrome, as …

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 …

Manage Firefox’s memory leak and improve performance with Memory Restart
July 6, 2011 – 11:25 | 2 Comments
Manage Firefox’s memory leak and improve performance with Memory Restart

When Mozilla released Firefox 4 (now Firefox 5), it appeared to have finally fixed some of the performance-related gripes of earlier releases. Compared to Firefox 3.6, Firefox 5 is lightning fast, but sadly behind the …

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 …

Downloads roundup: 17 of the most important releases from the last week
June 24, 2011 – 13:27 | Comments Off on Downloads roundup: 17 of the most important releases from the last week
Downloads roundup: 17 of the most important releases from the last week

Font managers are not so readily available on the Windows platform. Possibly because the Mac was the de facto choice for DTP back in the 90s and that’s remained to this day. There are times where you …

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 …

Firefox 5 stable released, with significant performance improvements
June 20, 2011 – 07:48 | Comments Off on Firefox 5 stable released, with significant performance improvements
Firefox 5 stable released, with significant performance improvements

It’s not officially released until tomorrow, but if you’d like to have an early look at Firefox 5 then the final build is actually available now.
And although the “new features” list is a little on …

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 …