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WebGL found to be too dangerous

WebGL found to be too dangerous

The royalty free cross platform API for browser based 3D graphics known as WebGL has been found to be insecure and potentially harmful to machines. Apparently WebGL allows other web pages to exploit the browser. WebGL utilizes hardware acceleration and because of more of the user system can be exposed. The reason for that is that WebGL access is the graphics card drivers. So,...

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Twitter wins bid war for re-tweet.com

Twitter has become the owner of the domain name re-tweet.com. The article says Twitter bought the domain from an individual named David Quinlan on June 13, 2011. The domain Re-tweet.com was sold through a Flippa auction a few months ago, but Twitter finally got it for only $150. Twitter has long been trying to acquire a U.S. trademark for ‘retweet’, which is a way...

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Firefox Profile Manager soon to be removed

A unique feature of Mozilla Firefox and its Gecko-based browser cousins is the Profile Manager, which allows each user to have multiple Firefox profiles (where bookmarks, add-ons, and other user data are stored). This is very useful to developers and testers – they can use separate profiles to try new browser versions or add-ons without risk of corrupting their regular profile. A user can...

Adobe, Skype and CCleaner top Hall of Shame list

Recently Ed Bott released his list of Foistware Hall of Shame programs. It’s a bit hard to say what foistware is since there is no official definition for this term. But the basics of it is that it is software installers that also try to install potentially unwanted software onto the users computer. These are things like toolbars, browsers and other things that some...

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Why Firefox is my primary choice for a web browser

While there are many browsers available such as Chrome, Opera, and obviously Firefox and Internet Explorer; to me, few are really worth using. I’ve used every popular browser and despite them all having their strong points, Firefox has been my primary choice but I’ll elaborate my reasons for this. Based on the W3CSchool’s Usage Statistics I’m not alone in feeling this way. Internet Explorer...

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YouTube founders save Delicious service

YouTube’s co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen bought the popular social bookmarking site Delicious from Yahoo, saving the service from being shut down. It’s said that this acquisition for the two entrepreneurs is because they are returning to tech under their new venture called AVOS. In 2005 Yahoo acquired Delicious to integrate the service’s social aspects into their own web offerings. Yahoo began to...

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Firefox 4 passes 125 million downloads

With just a quick look at the Firefox 4 download statistics page it shows that Firefox 4 has been downloaded over 125 million times and that number is still climbing quite rapidly. Within the first 24 hours, Firefox 4 had a total of more than six million downloads. Keep in mind that when Internet Explorer 9 launched a week earlier that there were just...

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Windows 7 sales speed up in 2011

A year and a half after it’s debut on the market Windows 7 has sold more than 350 million licenses. Microsoft has said that Windows 7 is the “fastest selling Operating System in history.” Windows 7 had an amazing launch when it debuted in October of 2009. But the momentum has picked up here in 2011. According to analysts, Windows 7 launch sales were...

Flock project comes to an end

Flock project comes to an end

Earlier today an announcement was posted on the Flock website stating that on April 26th, 2011 that the project and servers would be shutting down. There is no reason specified as to why the project is suddenly discontinuing. However, there is some speculation that it may be because of Zynga – makers of Farmville, Cityville and other browser Flash games – acquiring Flock Inc....

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Internet Explorer 9 released

Earlier today, Microsoft released the next version of their web browser. Numerous improvements come with this release, along with a redesigned UI, support for HTML5, a new “Do Not track” feature and much more. After having used it since the release, I can say one thing for sure. You will definitely notice the pages loading faster and performing better. It’s great to see that...