Browzar on the back foot

At last, BBC News have removed that effusive story about the highly dodgy Browzar software. I almost complained to the BBC about it yesterday, but luckily I didn’t need to. Today they’ve replaced it with a new, much more probing story. It’s clear that Browzar is on the back foot now. I particularly like this […]

Block Flash

I have never blocked adverts in my life. I accept that this web malarkey has to be paid for somehow, so I don’t mind websites with adverts on them. As long as they don’t get in the way of what I’m trying to read! Adverts are getting more and more annoying, and it’s all down […]

I love Firefox

No real news there, except that I’ve just found out about a nifty Firefox plugin for smelly students like me who use the Athens authentication system, via Spontaneous Monotony. It is an official Athens toolbar which lets you log in and log out easily, which is a godsend really because there have been many times […]

Firefox 1.5 is out

Firefox 1.5 is out — don’t miss it! It’s good, although I’ve been using one of the release candidates for a couple of months now so most of what’s there isn’t a surprise. Isn’t the ability to drag and drop tabs fantastic though? I wish the Windows taskbar would do that.

RSS decisions

This is quite big because whatever Microsoft decide on will become the standard for many. They’re deciding on how to signify RSS feeds. They’re right to use an icon. The problem with RSS is that it’s got a silly name. ‘RSS’ or ‘feed’ means nothing to most people. Incidentally, I’d go for #4 just because […]

Opera free for today!

Nice! Apparently, today is Opera’s 10th birthday, and to celebrate they’re giving away free registration codes. Free publicity ahoy! At the moment, I’m firmly planted in the Firefox corner. I’m not too familiar with Opera though. Years ago, when I was on a crumbling steam-driven iMac, I downloaded Opera for it and didn’t find it […]

10% of UK websites are inaccessible

After all this time, one in ten websites are still not supporting Firefox. Luckily, I don’t use any of them. “Surprisingly, after all these years, users of standard-compliant browsers are still faced with sites that do not support their browser or with a link suggesting they download Internet Explorer,” said Deri Jones, chief executive of […]