Five tasks you can do really well with these specialty browsers

In case you haven't heard, the browser war is over. It's not that there aren't still competitors -- in fact, there's a bountiful landscape of Web browsers for OS X. Rather, the war

Published on: January 5th, 2010 Joe Kissell

Mozilla introduces Raindrop to enhance online conversations

Mozilla has launched a software project designed to let people better manage the increasingly massive stream of messages coming from sources such as Twitter and Facebook into their e-mail.While there's no official download

Published on: October 26th, 2009 Jeremy Kirk and Joaquim P. Menezes

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

iPhone anti-fraud feature sucks, experts say

The iPhone's new defense -- meant to prevent users from reaching phishing sites -- is inconsistent at best, a security researcher said today, with some users getting warnings about dangerous links, while others

Published on: September 15th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

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

Firefox 3.5 makes browsing a delight … and much faster

The just-released version 3.5 of Firefox is a winner, offering significantly faster Web browsing, better tab handling, a host of interface tweaks and, like just about every other browser on the planet, a

Published on: July 10th, 2009 Preston Gralla

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

The scoop on IE 8 – new browser helps you work better, faster, safer

Internet Explorer 8 has shipped in its final version and is ready to take on its rivals. This latest version of Microsoft's browser leapfrogs its closest competition, Firefox 3, for basic browsing and

Published on: March 23rd, 2009 Preston Gralla

Will Google and Microsoft Own the Web?

The deal gives Google top placement in Firefox's search engine bar. But now that Google is also shipping Chrome, its own branded browser, some critics are asking whether the search engine giant's deep

Published on: January 18th, 2009 Neil McAllister

Mozilla’s update to Firefox browser boosts speed and adds privacy

Firefox 3.1 may only be a point release - from 3.0 to 3.1 - but its just-released Beta 2 version is a good indication that the final release will be a must-have upgrade

Published on: December 12th, 2008 Preston Gralla

Browser showdown – IE8 vs. Google Chrome

They're back! Just when you thought the "browser wars" were over, with the two camps - Microsoft and Mozilla.org - settling in for a kind of intransigent d├ętente, along comes Google to stir

Published on: September 8th, 2008 Randall Kennedy

15 free Firefox add-ons that will transform your browsing experience

Firefox 3 was released just this June, and many Firefox fans believe the new version is clearly the best browser you can get. You can make it even better with free add-ons, which

Published on: September 5th, 2008 Preston Gralla

It’s time to hack Firefox 3 – and here are 12 quick ways to do it

Firefox 3 has been out for two weeks now, so get with the program: It's time to hack it. The newest version of Mozilla's browser has plenty of new features, including the site

Published on: July 3rd, 2008 Preston Gralla

Five biz-friendly must-have add-ons from Firefox 3

Mozilla has touted Firefox 3 as faster and more secure than earlier versions of the open-source web browser. But there's another reason to look at the browser upgrade: it is highly customizable for

Published on: June 25th, 2008 C.G. Lynch