Internet Explorer 9 beta signals browser industry shift

One of the best ways to see what's changed with the ninth and newest version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer is to tune into beautyoftheweb.com and watch the words, images, and DIVs bounce around,

Published on: September 21st, 2010 Peter Wayner

Seven browser tweaks to reach Web productivity nirvana

With ubiquity comes a measure of uniformity -- such is the plight of the modern Web browser. True, subtle differences in features, flexibility, and performance set some browsers ahead of the pack for

Published on: August 24th, 2010 Peter Wayner

Incredible things your browser will do in 5 years

What will your Web browser look like in 2015? Five years doesn't always bring dramatic change to some technologies--today's desktop PC, for instance, isn't that different from its 2005 predecessor--but browsers are undergoing

Published on: June 18th, 2010 Jeff Bertolucci

5 fantastic new or updated Apple Safari 5 features

Although it wasn't mentioned during Apple CEO Steve Jobs' keynote address Monday at WWDC, Apple launched an updated version of its Safari Web browser for Mac OS X 10.5.8 and 10.6.2 or higher,

Published on: June 15th, 2010 Ryan Faas

Tabnapping cons users into giving out their passwords

A Mozilla employee yesterday outlined a sly new attack tactic dubbed "tabnapping" that can dupe users into giving up passwords by secretly changing already-open browser tabs.All of the major browsers on Windowsand Mac

Published on: May 27th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

10 fabulous extensions to fire up your Firefox browser

Since its launch to the public in 2004, Mozilla Firefox has steadily spread across the Internet, becoming the second-most-popular Web browser, behind only Microsoft's Internet Explorer. Although early versions of Firefox incorporated lots

Published on: April 15th, 2010 Logan Kugler

Speed — the hallmark of Windows Internet Explorer 9

If the final version is as fast as or faster than the preview, Internet Explorer 9 will no longer be a laggard in the browser race and will most likely beat out Mozilla

Published on: March 23rd, 2010 IDG News Service

How to select the Windows 7 version that’s best for you

If you haven't got your hands on Microsoft's latest OS, Windows 7, already, you're probably very close to heading down to your local retailer to pick up a copy. But before you do,

Published on: November 30th, 2009 Ian Paul

Seneca students’ 3D triumph — open source creation a bonanza for digital games, movie production

When it comes to motion capture technology, the leg bone isn't always connected to the hip bone – sometimes it gets connected to the elbow or the face bone. That's not quite how

Published on: September 30th, 2009 Brian Jackson

New Google Chrome is a speed demon

Google launched Chrome 3.0 today as the browser's engineering director set ambitious goals to double its market share within 12 months, then double it again within 24.Chrome 3.0, which is available only for

Published on: September 17th, 2009 Gregg Keizer and Preston Gralla

Total browser makeover – how to fire up Firefox

Thanks to online video, Web apps, social networking, and so on, the humble Web browser is being pushed to do more and to do it faster. With a few simple tweaks and tools,

Published on: September 8th, 2009 Chris Brandrick

10 must-have free, open source software downloads for Windows

To many, free open source software and Microsoft Windows seem to be mutually exclusive. After all, the open source development model is most closely associated with the Linux OS and, to a lesser

Published on: August 17th, 2009 Randall Kennedy

Google Chrome browser beats Firefox 3.5 in speed test

When Mozilla released a new version of Firefox a couple of weeks ago, its developers promised a faster browser, and Firefox 3.5 delivers, racing past IE and Safari in our latest set of

Published on: July 22nd, 2009 Nick Mediati

Toronto students behind Firefox browser’s amazing overhaul

Before Armen Gasparnian took an open source coding course at Toronto's Seneca College, it had never even occurred to him to use a Web browser other than Internet Explorer. “I didn't understand why

Published on: June 8th, 2009 Brian Jackson