Browsers

Cyberspace: Finally an iOS Browser That Stands Out

Making a truly good third-party browser for the iPhone or iPad is difficult because of Apple’s iOS development restrictions. You basically have to create a Safari clone, with some extras thrown in. Cyberspace is a new contender that manages to set itself apart from the crowd.

Supercharge Your iPad Browsing with iCab

iCab Mobile is the browser for the iPad I’ve been waiting for. Using the same WebKit rendering engine as Mobile Safari, iCab brings a true “desktop” class browser to the iPad, including tabs and more settings than you can shake a stick at.

BlackBerry Close To Overhauling Web Browser

Research In Motion is still playing catch-up when it comes to offering a good internet experience on the Blackberry, and today at Mobile Wor…

Beta Watch: SeaMonkey 2

I’ve been looking for an up-to-date, Gecko-based browser to replace the discontinued Netscape Navigator 9 on my old G4 Pismo PowerBook running…

Opera Mini Sees Usage Spike 157 Percent

Opera Mini has seen a surge in usage, with more than 23 million people using the mobile browser in March — a 12.1 percent increase from Feb…

The Latest On Adobe’s Flash For iPhone

The subject of getting Adobe’s Flash on Apple’s iPhone, just won’t go away, and now there’s new comments from Adobe (NSDQ: ADBE) Systems’ CE…

Microsoft Gears Up For New Mobile Browser

Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) took a step closer to releasing its new mobile browser today, after releasing technical information to developers at…

Google Sends Out Android Security Patch

Google (NSDQ: GOOG) has started sending out a patch for its Android operating system to fix a security problem with the browser, and address…

GameFly Launches Mobile Site For Customers

GameFly, which fancies itself a *Netflix* for video games, has developed a mobile version of its site to give customers a better user experi…

W3C Publishes Recommended Mobile Web Standards

You know the mobile web is getting serious, when the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) steps in with standards. The group has announced new st…

Mobile Browser Showdown

Mobile browsing is seen as the promise (and sometimes bane) of mobile content…while Apple’s (NSDQ: AAPL) Safari browser garnered a lot of…

Surf Canyon Raises $600k For Search Plugin

Surf Canyon, a maker of a browser plug-in for better search results, has raised $600,000 in seed money from unspecified investors. The servi…

Opera Tests Latest Mobile Browser

Opera has launched another beta version of its mobile browser…Opera Mini 3 beta 2 has secure browsing, so that passwords can be transmitte…

Carrier’s Bad Mobile Browsing Experience

This is an opinion piece by a mobile journo about his experience browsing the mobile web… His main point is that carriers still make it to…

The Mobile Internet: Are We There Yet?

A ZDNet commentary piece comes to the conclusion that no, we’re not yet at the mobile internet. Now sit down and be quiet or I’ll turn this…

Flock Browser Gets More Funding

Flock, a new browser with a lot of geek-love, has raised another round of funding, led by Shasta Ventures. techCrunch says the amount is rum…

Yahoo Launches Customized IE7 Browser

Not sure how significant this is, but worth noting: Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) is offering its own version of the upcoming Internet Explorer 7 brows…

Mobile Browsing Becoming Mainstream

That browsing the web on your mobile phone will eventually become mainstream is pretty much a no-brainer…the only question is when this is…

W3C Launches Mobile Web Best Practices

The W3C Mobile Web Initiative has released its best practices guidelines for mobile websites, and is calling on people to review the documen…

Opera Speeds Up Wireless Surfing

Mobile browsers using Opera will get a “speed boost” thanks to the companies agreement with Bytemobile to make the broswer compatible with “…

Browsing Accounts For Most Data Usage (PDF)

Russell Beattie has picked up on a study conducted by Nokia into how people use smartphones. There’s an interesting example of the “New Coke…

Browster Gets $3.4 Million Funding

Browser plug-in company Browster has received about $3.4 million in first round venture funding, according to an SEC filing picked up by PE…

The Buzz About Opera Platform

Everyone seems to be talking about Opera’s latest release, Opera Platform. The system allows the easy creation of widgets (in the words of C…

Opera Mini Moves Into Germany

Opera Mini — the browser that allows people to use the net from a Java-enabled phone — has expanded into Germany. Can something that’s ‘mi…

How Optimized Can Mobile Sites Be?

Carlo at MobHappy has put up a post about trying to access a new Fandango site with movie listings only to receive the message: “Your device…

W3C To Hold London Mobile Standards Event

Sir Tim Berners-Lee is to lend his support to a drive for mobile Web standards at a W3C event in London later this month…the W3C is holdin…

Opera Relies On Mobile Sales

Opera has made its web browser completely free — removing both the integrated banner ads used in the free version and the licensing fee. On…

Virgin Mobile USA Offers Mobile Web Browsing

Virgin Mobile USA has dropped its walls and is offering its customers access to the web via a Google-powered search.
“Virgin Mobile’s (NYSE:…

Opera Is Mobile Browsing Diva

The underdog Internet browser company Opera turns 10, asserting its staying power by specializing in mobile browsing…The company launched…

Mozilla Goes Mobile

The Mozilla Foundation has released a preview of MiniMo, a browser based on Firefox for the mobile phone, several months after Opera and Mic…

A Twist in the Mobile Browser Wars

Here’s a good story pointing out the coming trend in mobile content — at least until the carriers improve the mobile browsing experience. L…

Opera Puts Browser On Windows Mobile

Opera has released its latest web browser for the Windows Mobile platform, with a subtle dig at Microsoft…
“Originally, we had not planned…

T-Mobile Sheds Walled Garden; Starts With Google

This should create a good buzz in the industry…mobile operator T-Mobile has changed its ‘home page’ from T-Zones to Google (NSDQ: GOOG) on…

AOL Testing Mobile Browsing, Search

On the heels of Google (NSDQ: GOOG), Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) and Answers.com (NSDQ: ANSW) testing local mobile search and information, comes the…

The Sub-$50 phone

Despite a lot of attention being paid to high end smart phones and 3G handsets, the next big thing in wireless could…

Slipstream accelerates Opera browser

Slipstream Data has announced a deal with Opera to integrate its web and e-mail acceleration technology with the Opera browser. “The integra…

Opera To Develop A Windows Mobile Browser

A year and a half after browser maker Opera Software (OSL: OPERA) vowed never to produce a browser that worked with Microsoft’s (NSDQ: MSFT…