Apple Hit With Bizarre, Poorly Scanned iPhone Browsing Patent Suit

Granted, there aren't that many original » 11/25/08 7:32am 11/25/08 7:32am to sue Apple anymore, but this one is just peculiar. , a successful commercial real estate developer, is suing the company because he claims to hold a patent for "the way the iPhone navigates the Internet." He was indeed granted an internet-ish patent in late October, but…

Mobile Browser Battlemodo: Which Phones Deliver The Real Web

Before 2007, using the internet on your phone would make you want to kill yourself, if you were dumb enough to believe the crap splattered across that tiny screen even was the "internet." But the combination of increased bandwidth and better mobile software means that more phones really are promising to deliver… » 11/19/08 11:00am 11/19/08 11:00am

Opera for iPhone Ready To Go, If Not For Apple's App Store Policies

Not surprising news, this, but sad nonetheless. According to Opera CEO Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner, an iPhone version of its popular mobile browser is developed and ready to go, but will likely never see the light of day due to Apple's infamous App Store policies, barring apps that compete with the phone's default… » 10/31/08 12:40pm 10/31/08 12:40pm

iPhone 2.2 Mobile Safari Redesign Is Subtle, Logical

From an alleged leaked shot of iPhone firmware 2.2 » 9/26/08 11:01am 9/26/08 11:01am, we see that Apple has tweaked the browser ever so slightly (old version left, new version right). The Google search magnifying glass icon is gone in favor of a separate Google search bar (similar to Safari desktop). Technically it won't save any button presses over…

Mobile Safari vs. Opera Mobile vs. Skyfire: Who's the Fastest?

Three of the best mobile browsers that act like grown up ones are Mobile Safari, Skyfire and Opera Mobile 9.5. Even though the latter two (both for Windows Mobile) are still betas, Laptop Mag decided to toss them all into a race anyway, seeing which could deliver piping hot content the fastest. They ran Opera and… » 7/23/08 9:00pm 7/23/08 9:00pm

Even on EDGE, Mobile Safari 2.0 Is Much Faster

The iPhone 2.0 software might be shakier than a true believer's legs in the presence of Steve himself, but there's at least one benefit (besides the app goodness): Mobile Safari 2.0 is much zoomier. John Gruber ran the benchmarks, comparing them against historical ones, and found that it runs at least 1.7 times faster… » 7/21/08 5:00pm 7/21/08 5:00pm