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March 5, 2013  10:09 AM

Is Opera for Android an ‘off-road’ champion?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
browser, compression, Opera, server-side

The Opera browser for Android is now out in beta version. The download is described as shipping with "sleeker and easier to use than ever" descriptive padding, which most of us can arguably take as read. What might set this mobile browser apart though is its off-road mode. The off-road mode is...

July 29, 2012  9:32 AM

12 ways web browsers differentiate themselves

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
add-ons, browser, Open source

Everybody uses a browser to surf the Internet right? So it's simply a matter of choosing your preferred application for this task... and this is a decision often influenced by pre-installed options on a user's preferred choice of hardware and therefore platform. If you don't get on with Internet...


September 28, 2011  11:36 AM

New Firefox for Android: helping developers first, THEN users

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
browser, Firefox, mozilla, Open source

Open source browser Firefox has been updated for Windows, Mac, Linux and (for the purposes of this short communiqué) the Android mobile operating system. Before we take a quick look at some of the new features, it is worth noting that Mozilla is if anything extremely software developer focused...


August 15, 2011  8:09 AM

Firefox 6 arrives August 16, but downloads are now open

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
browser, Firefox, Open source

Tuesday 16 August 2011 is slated as the official date for Mozilla to release the version 6.0 iteration of its Firefox open source browser. With adoption figures hovering at somewhere around 30 per cent of the total market (although figures are notoriously inaccurate), Firefox adoption remains...


March 27, 2011  12:50 PM

Camino web browser, for Mac open source purists only?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
browser, Open source, Tabs

Camino is an open source web browser for Mac OS X users that requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later. If you've never heard of it, then you should at least know that it has been around since 2002 and it has a special 'Safari migration' area on its website to encourage users to make the switch. So what,...


March 22, 2011  8:16 PM

The fox is out of the box, a Firefox 4 screenshot selection

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
browser, Firefox, Internet, Open source, Tabs

As readers of Computer Weekly's Open Source Insider blog stream may well already know, the new version of Mozilla's free and open source browser Firebox 4 has...


August 25, 2010  4:31 PM

Firefox 4 Beta updates tabbing and syncing functions

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Beta, browser, mozilla, Open source, Tabs

The Firefox 4 Beta has today been updated with new features focused on allowing users to sync data across devices as well as tab improvements. The open source browser's new...


June 24, 2010  11:33 AM

Icelandic data centre allays fears of environmental concerns

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
browser, Cross Platform, Data centres, Opera, PUE

Following the unveiling of its Icelandic data centre, Opera Software is aiming to slash power consumption and provide a more


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