Well it’s been over 1 months since the last Geek Smack! It’s been a wild month as I went to drive a car, VMWorld and TechCrunch Disrupt. Now I am back and revitalized to bring you a Geek Smack! episode. Lots to talk about! Get 20% off with code “Geekazine” at Zagg Hotline – 608-205-4378 […]
These last few weeks have been pretty tough. Last week my back went out, so I did very limited work. This week, I had an anxiety attack – something I was told to expect with a Blood Pressure medication I have been taking. I am now at about 90%. I am hoping to re-start iPad365 […]
Firefox has passed Microsoft’s Internet Explorer in browser usage in Europe. From the San Jose Mercury-News’s Silicon Valley dot com: Breaking a decade of global dominance, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer in December lost its spot as the browser with the majority of page views in the United States and surrendered its long-held place to Mozilla’s Firefox […]
The BBC reports that Microsoft has announced the existence of a vulnerability in all versions of IE. From the article: The bug revolves around the way that IE manages a computer’s memory when processing Cascading Style Sheets – a widely used technology that defines the look and feel of pages on a website. Hi-tech criminals […]
The San Jose Mercury News visits Opera’s unpretentious North American headquarters and reports that the Opera browser, little noticed in the United States, is experiencing significant gains in popularity elsewhere. The story attempts to put the worldwide browser market into a worldwide perspective and is a worthwhile read for anyone interested in Browser Wars II: […]
The BBC reports that Internet Explorer’s share of the browser market is the lowest in a decade, have just dropped below 60% worldwide: Measurement firms tend to agree that IE is losing market share although the percentage share of rival browsers is more hotly contested. In the UK, research firm Nielsen suggests that IE still […]
Reuters is reporting that a security flaw in Twitter exposes users’ login credentials. It’s related to a known vulnerability in the Adobe Flash programming language. From the article: Adobe has told programmers how to address the vulnerability, which was first discovered in 2006, he added, but noted the operators of many websites have failed to […]
Google’s Chrome browser will be included on some Sony computers, according to Bloomberg. The story states that Internet Explorer had 67 percent of the market in February, and Chrome had 1.2 percent, according to Net Applications, a Web-tracking firm based in Aliso Viejo, California. Firefox claimed 22 percent, and Apple Inc.’s Safari had 8 percent. […]
Two words: Internet Explorer. I have been working on a website for a friend. It’s not quite ready for primetime, but It’s come a long way in 20 billable hours. So, after a nap because my brain was tired, I decided to test it in Internet Explorer. It didn’t render properly, either in regular mode […]
Brought to you by GotoAssist Express – Get your 30 Day free trial Mozilla broke free and created Firefox back in 2004. Since then, they have been growing in browser popularity. Being the major browser in Linux, but also downloadable for Windows and Mac helps a lot. The ability to install Add-ons also makes this […]
It’s almost impossible to look at any news site without seeing another puff piece for Microsoft’s newest attempt to become a player in internet search, Bing, which, according to the link, is coming soon. I unhesitatingly predict that it will be the Cuil of 2009. Remember Cuil?
MarketWatch reports that Microsoft is in trouble in Europe for Internet Explorer. Again. Or is that still? Read the full story here. Here’s an excerpt: It was a complaint from Opera that spurred the European Commission to issue an objection in January to Microsoft’s practice of tying its Internet Explorer browser to its dominant Windows […]
Bloomberg quotes Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft’s efforts to become a player in internet searches. Read the full story here: “Google does have to be all things to all people,” Ballmer said yesterday in an interview in New York. “Our search does not need to be all things to all people.” Google may be tentative […]
From MarketWatch, which reports that Microsoft “unveiled Internet Explorer 8, the newest version of its Web browser. The software will be available for download in 25 languages at noon Eastern Time on Thursday at Microsoft’s Website.” Here is a link to the IE 8 webpage.