Don't use IE: Government issues major warning over Internet Explorer bug
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has advised computer users to abandon Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser until the company fixes a security flaw that hackers have used to launch attacks.
Mark Prigg @
Apr 28 2014 7:58PM
Private browsing modes leak data
The private browsing modes on modern browsers leak information about where people have visited, suggests a study. Available in many browsers, the private modes are not supposed to log information about sites visited. However, the study found that in many cases the privacy mode was compromised by additions to the browser or extra security on websites. Many extras that people add to browsers can "completely undermine" the anonymity of private browsing. Computer scientist Dan Boneh from Stanford University led the study of private browsing modes on the Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome and Safari browsers.
Mark Ward @
Aug 7 2010 11:23AM
Web browser alternatives: 6 of the best
Fed up of following the norm and sticking to the tried and tested big companies? Then be more adventurous, angle your mouse away from the conventional choices and towards six specialist alternatives to Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari.
Jul 8 2010 7:26PM
Google Rekindles Browser War
Several years ago the Firefox Web browser brought serious competition back to Web browsers, a market then overwhelmingly dominated by Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer. Now Google Inc. is shaking up the browser market again.
Jul 8 2010 7:21PM
Mozilla stokes Firefox 4 with first beta build
Mozilla has released a first beta of Firefox 4, which comes loaded with lots of fresh features and a distinctive new look. In January the open source browser maker nixed Firefox 3.7 and jumped instead to Firefox 4 in a move to reflect the number of changes it was making to the popular surfing tool.
Kelly Fiveash @
Jul 7 2010 8:53PM
7 Reasons to Use the Opera Web Browser on Linux
Firefox is a great open source web browser for Linux and other OSes, but have you checked out Opera?
Eric Geier @
Jul 7 2010 6:47PM
Apple's iPad passes Google Android in total browser usage share
More people are browsing the Web via an iPad than on an Android-powered device, according to new monthly browser usage data from one analytics firm.
Slash Lane @
Jul 2 2010 9:55PM
Saying it out loud: IBM is moving to Firefox as its default browser
I talk a lot about software in this blog but most of the discussion is at the personal level: I tried this, I experimented with that. I hardly ever talk about what I use for doing my IBM business and more rarely still do I talk about IBM's internal policies about software use. This entry is different, and gives you a bit of a view inside the company.
Bob Sutor @
Jul 2 2010 9:33PM
Savor the Moment, Microsoft, Your Browser Just Inched Upwards
Perhaps inconceivable just a few short years ago, it now seems inevitable that Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser won't hold onto its market share lead forever, and could fall to Firefox within the next 24 months or so. We say this because IE has been trending backwards in market share numbers, at least up until now.
Paul Lilly @
Jul 2 2010 9:24PM
Firefox 4.0: Browser Tabs on Top or Bottom?
While Firefox 3.7 will bring with it some really cool hardware acceleration features, the next big, big build will be Firefox 4.0. Right now the designers are debating whether to keep the tabs on the bottom of the address bar, like it's done for Internet Explorer and Safari, or move tabs on top of the address bar, like Chrome and Opera do it.
Marcus Yam @
Jul 2 2010 9:16PM