Every modern browser lets you save and sync user names and passwords for your favorite websites. Maybe that's not such a good idea.
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Opera said Tuesday that its Mini browser has been approved for the iPhone and iPod touch. Will Opera get traction on the iPhone?
The Opera Mini has been approved for the iPhone and iPod touch and is now available for download from Apple's App Store. I've taken the browser for a test drive, and so far I have to say that it's good!
I understand the core of the Zune HD browser is not webkit, but some kind of Internet Explorer base. That said, it was natural to want to compare the Zune HD web browser to the latest mobile browser from Microsoft, IE 6 Mobile, that is found in the T-Mobile Touch Pro2 and will be present in Windows Mobile 6.5 when it is released in October. I don't expect my media player to browse the web, but since Apple supports this with the iPod touch it is expected that other high end models do the same. Unfortunately, the Zune HD browser is not going to compete with the iPod touch Safari browser or even the latest Windows Mobile default browser, but at least it is very quick.
The Opera Unite alpha lets people invite others to use a browser to see content on their PC, but security experts have called its reliance on simple passwords an 'avenue to disaster'
Pound for pound the best value for a machine running Mac OS X right now is the Dell Vostro A90 netbook -- which is on sale for $199. That's right, for less than the price of an iPod touch you can buy a machine that runs desktop-class Mac OS applications and a Web-browser with Flash.
Skilled identity thieves can pilfer user names, passwords and other sensitive data for banking sites without using e-mail lures and other other social engineering tactics.According to a security advisory from Trusteer, hackers can launch what is described as "in-session phishing attacks" using pop-up messages during an active browser session.
Rumor has it over at TechCrunch that Apple is working on some type of search engine.If you think about it, the idea is not so far-fetched: Apple's Safari browser has 6-7% market share and currently uses Google exclusively as the search engine for both the standard and mobile versions on the iPhone and iPod.
It seems that the engineers at Opera developed a version of Opera Mini that would run on the iPhone (and the iPod touch), but this browser will never see light of day because Apple rejected it from the App Store.
There was a lot of Intel MID (Mobile Internet Device) news and demos at CES back in January, but we are just now starting to see them become available. Jenn from Pocketables posted that the Aigo P8860D/Gigabyte M528 MID is now shipping from Japan for US$699 with free worldwide shipping. The device has been on ebay, but this is the first official reseller carrying the device. I haven't read anywhere that other MID devices are coming soon with most speculation showing 2009 availability. With devices like the iPhone/iPod Touch and Nokia N810 I am not sure there is a real need for a device like these, but then again with Linux or Windows XP your browser experience should not be limited like it is on all of these existing handheld devices.
On this week's EIC squared podcast Dan and I talk Google's Chrome browser, Apple's iPod event next week and my theory that Dell and Salesforce.com should merge.
I recently mentioned that Pocket Express released an iPhone-optimized site for traveler information. I guess it really does pour when it rains as Travelocity also just announced the availability of their iPhone and iPod Touch optimized mobile travel site. Simply point your Safari mobile browser to iphone.travelocity.com to access this new site.
Who says that iPhones are not for the business person? Certainly not Handmark as they just announced Pocket Express Travel for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Simply point your iPhone/iPod Touch Safari browser to www.pocketexpress.com and you will get FREE access to the Handmark travel services. I have used Pocket Express on Windows Mobile and Palm devices in the past and it is great to see an iPhone-optimized site with services for the traveler.
Vulnerabilities discovered in Mozilla's Firefox browser last week could be exploited to steal usernames and passwords.
Mozilla is expanding its browser platform into new realms, creating APIs and a portable storehouse for bookmarks, customizations, passwords, histories, preferences and other metadata. Just like Microsoft, Google, Yahoo and others, Mozilla wants its platform, called Weave, to serve as a kind of a Web operating system, managing basic services for users (more on Techmeme).
Last night I took in the latest Jobstravaganza, aka the iPod refresh conference, via some deft liveblogging by Engadget. Watching the unveiling of the iPod Touch, aka the iPhone with no cellular connectivity, something occurred to me: this is an MP3 player with Wi-Fi, a browser and a virtual keyboard built-in.
The iPhone is a grand step forward in computing by all reports, including from some of those who were skeptics. It's an elegant combination of Mac, iPod, camera, video player, browser, text messenger, cell phone that fits in your pocket.
So Apple finally realized that most of the world doesn't have a Mac and are probably using Windows even if they have an iPod or plan to buy an iPhone. As a result, they released the first public beta of their web browser, Safari, for Windows.
Microsoft says a glitch in its Java Virtual Machine could let hackers hijack a browser and redirect traffic, capturing sensitive data such as a person's passwords.
Gator, a popular application that fills in Web site passwords and forms, contains a security flaw that puts users' computer files at risk, security experts said. According to a security warning issued this week from Eyeonsecurity.com, the ActiveX plug-in used to download Gator can be manipulated by a malicious programmer to install back-door software, including a Trojan horse virus. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company said it became aware of the security vulnerability this morning and that it plans to issue a patch on its Web site late Friday. Gator, which has been downloaded by more than 10 million people, runs in the backdrop of a Web browser and is often bundled with popular file-sharing programs such as AudioGalaxy. The free software is supported by advertising revenue from its own bundled program, OfferCompanion, which delivers promotions to browsers as consumers surf the Web. --Stefanie Olsen, Special to ZDNet News
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