Web Browser Archive

  • 3D Modeling for the Masses Debuts with Autodesk 123D Design

    SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) introduced Autodesk 123D Design, a free* 3D modeling tool that allows users to create a digital model and...

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  • Vegas Tech Start Up Questionable LLC Launches Questionable Friends iPhone App

    LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Questionable™ today introduced Questionable Friends™ for iPhone®. Questionable Friends lets you send questions to your contacts and provides instant feedback as questions are answered. Answers can be ...

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  • Adobe Reader Adds Free eSignatures Capability

    SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) today announced it is making eSignatures available to hundreds of millions of Adobe® Reader® users, adding greater...

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  • Smith Micro Launches Free File Delivery App for iPhone and iPad Devices

    ALISO VIEJO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI), a leading developer and marketer of software solutions and services for the mobility market, today released SendStuffNow™ for Apple’s iPhone and iPad....

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  • Symbian^3 reviewed in exquisite and ruthless detail by Eldar Murtazin

    Symbian^3 reviewed in exquisite and ruthless detail by Eldar Murtazin

    No folks, those mythical N8 review units still aren't on our doorsteps, but we can offer you the next best thing: a thorough (we mean thorough) overview of the Symbian^3 environment that will be front and center on Nokia's next great phone. Eldar Murtazin of mobile-review reports on everything from the sophisticated handling of contacts and caller ID pictures, through the noticeable speed improvements, past the limited utility of online widgets that display only two lines at a time, beyond the "weak spot" web browser, and all the way to Symbian's unhealthy habit of "clinging to continuity." It's an enlightening read, which pulls no punches with its conclusion: Symbian^3 is an evolutionary step up from S60 5th edition, which brings nothing new to the market and offers no comparative advantages. Strong words from Eldar, paricularly when he doesn't disclose what build of the OS he's using; his rationale, however, is that his analysis relates to overarching design decisions and ignores software bugs and version-specific foibles. Make of that what you will.

    [Thanks, scotsboyuk]

    Symbian^3 reviewed in exquisite and ruthless detail by Eldar Murtazin originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 24 Jun 2010 06:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Boost goes Android with the Motorola i1

    Boost goes Android with the Motorola i1

    Man, I just might switch to Boost. For $50 a month you get unlimited text, talk, and web and you can run your business on an Android-powered Motorola i1.
    The i1 has an industry-leading 5MP camera, a vivid 3.1-inch HVGA display, and is one of the first devices to feature the new optimized Opera Mini 5 Web Browser. Combined with the Boost Mobile 'Monthly Unlimited' service, with unlimited nationwide talk, text and Web for $50 per month, staying connected has never been easier. The i1 also comes equipped with Wi-Fi and is one of the first Android phones to integrate new SWYPE® technology for quicker-than-ever messaging.

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  • Study: Wikipedia actually pretty accurate (so calm down)

    Study: Wikipedia actually pretty accurate (so calm down)

    What's the best site on the Web these days? Wikipedia, correct. Haters will hate, of course, pointing to this or that error, or highlighting high-profile compilations, but the spirit of the site endures: free and open information for all. Now a study has been published that says, you know what, on the whole, the information on Wikipedia isn't any less accurate than you'll find elsewhere. Does this mean, when writing a paper for you 12th grade history class, that you should ever have the site in your bibliography? No. No it does not. But to use the site as a stepping stone for further research? Absolutely, yes.

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  • BlackBerry Bold 9800 slides open, shows off promising WebKit-based browser

    BlackBerry Bold 9800 slides open, shows off promising WebKit-based browser

    We've known RIM has had a WebKit-based browser in its rear pocket since Mobile World Congress, and with confirmation that BlackBerry OS 6.0 would have traces of WebKit throughout, this discovery was simply inevitable. The BlackBerry Bold 9800 (polarizing design and all) has just made its most interesting appearance yet, this time showing off a purported WebKit-based web browser with a trio of tabs collected up top. Never mind the fact that whoever was using this clearly wishes he / she was browsing on an iPhone -- it's the 100/100 Acid3 test result that really titillates. 'Course, that could very well be a JPEG loaded up to fool us all, but we aren't losing the faith just yet. Head on down to the source for a few more teases.

    BlackBerry Bold 9800 slides open, shows off promising WebKit-based browser originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 21 May 2010 12:54:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Pac-Man greets Google visitors

    Pac-Man greets Google visitors

    An exciting thing happened to people who actually visit the Google homepage (rather than just using their Web browser’s built-in search box) today. They found Pac-Man, celebrating his 30th anniversary! The Penny-Arcade guys must be freaking out. Update – Guess what? It works on the iPad. You click “Insert Coin” and are thrown into a classic game [...]

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  • Google claims Froyo has the world’s fastest mobile browser

    Google claims Froyo has the world’s fastest mobile browser

    You heard it here first, folks. Google has just come out with the strident claim that the web browser that comes as part of Android 2.2, aka Froyo, is the world's fastest for mobile devices. Google's implemented the V8 JavaScript engine that's already made an appearance in its desktop Chrome browser, and the result has been somewhere in the vicinity of two to three times better JS performance relative to previous Android versions. We'll give this geek cabal bonus points for the double equals sign up top and look forward to putting their bold assertion to the test in the near future.

    It's all going on live right now, so make sure to go hit our I/O liveblog!

    Google claims Froyo has the world's fastest mobile browser originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 20 May 2010 11:56:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Android 2.2 Froyo officially announced

    Android 2.2 Froyo officially announced

    digg_url = 'http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/20/android-2-2-froyo-officially-announced/'; No huge surprises here, but Google just announced Android 2.2 "Froyo" at I/O, and the big addition is a just-in-time compiler, which brings a 2-5x speed boost to the system. There are also 20 new enterprise features, including better Exchange integration and device administration APIs, as well as a new device backup app that'll let you transfer personal data to a new device. Android 2.2 also features a new cloud-to-device messaging API that Google called "much more than a push notification service designed to make up for a lack of basic features like multitasking," and of course, WiFi tethering -- which was used to get a WiFi iPad online during the demo to great cheers. Google also demoed a new JavaScript engine in the Android browser, which is billed as "the world's fastest web browser," and a Chrome browser plugin that allows you to send directions from Maps on your desktop directly to your phone.

    It's all going on live right now, so make sure to go hit our I/O liveblog!

    Android 2.2 Froyo officially announced originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 20 May 2010 11:48:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Not everyone wants their hand held when PC gaming

    Not everyone wants their hand held when PC gaming

    One of the bigger stories this past week was OnLive heading to the UK. The service promises to make PC gaming more accessible by hosting all of the hardware—you simply supply a broadband connection and a Web browser, and you'll be playing the likes of Mass Effect 2 in no time. If it works as described, great. There's nothing wrong with exposing PC gaming to more people.

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  • Video: LittleBigPlanet 2 debut trailer

    Video: LittleBigPlanet 2 debut trailer

    Here's my advice: watch the following trailer then close your Web browser because the Internet won't get any better today. It's the debut trailer for Little Big Planet 2.

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  • ComScore: Samsung edges out Motorola in US mobile market share

    ComScore: Samsung edges out Motorola in US mobile market share

    Well, it doesn't look like the news is getting any better for Motorola these days --- ComScore's latest report finds that the company has slipped from its top spot in US market share among mobile OEMs into a virtual tie with Samsung and LG, with Samsung edging out Motorola by just "a fraction of a percent." They're followed by RIM and Nokia, who are now in a tie for a distant fourth place at 8.3%, and Apple, which is said to have a five percent share. Of course, these stats are just part of a broader report, but the rest of the results are a bit less surprising -- Verizon and AT&T are virtually unchanged in their position as the number one and two carriers at 31.1% and 25.2%, respectively, and the total number of subscribers in the country now stands at 234 million, of which 63.7% send text messages, 30.1% use a web browser, and 28.6% use downloaded apps.

    ComScore: Samsung edges out Motorola in US mobile market share originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 07 May 2010 15:22:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Nook passes Kindle sales in March

    Nook passes Kindle sales in March

    Well look at this: new kid on the book, Barnes & Noble's Nook ereader, just surpassed Amazon Kindle sales in March. Obviously the Nook is a bit newer than the Kindle and those who were going to buy a Kindle probably have already, but it also looks like B&N's retail network is also driving sales. Digitimes reports that 53% of e-book readers shipped were Nooks while 1.43 million ereaders were sold in Q1 2010. They're estimating that total ereader sales will reach 11 million by year's end.

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