Opera Coast: a Stripped-Down Browser Built Just for iPad

Web browsing on the iPad—or any tablet for that matter—is far too frustrating of an experience for what's really one of the device's most basic uses. Safari for iOS was designed with an iPhone in mind, so anything larger becomes an awkward mix of sweeping gestures and pointed tapping. Opera's newly launched iPad-only… » 9/09/13 9:45am 9/09/13 9:45am

What The Most Popular Web Browser Is in Each Country in the World

The green is Chrome. The blue is Internet Explorer. The orange-ish color is Firefox. If you can see any red or grey that would be Opera and Safari, respectively. And though I personally believe all browsers have become horrible in their own ways, having Chrome at the top of most country's usage list according to… » 7/01/13 10:00pm 7/01/13 10:00pm

Apple Decides to Limit Its One-to-One Service to Safari Users Only

Gizmodo reader Paula E. B. wrote in with a screenshot, telling us that when she tried to renew with Apple's One-to-One customer bootcamp/training program, a notice popped up saying that One-to-One is now only supported by Safari—Apple's own web browser. » 8/27/12 10:20pm 8/27/12 10:20pm

Paula is regularly a Firefox user and so found this latest…

Google Faces FTC's Largest Ever Fine Over Safari Cookie Debacle

Five months on from the Wall Street Journal spotting that Google was circumventing cookie privacy settings in Safari, the big G is now close to settling the matter with the FTC. There's one bitter pill that still remains to be swallowed, though: the WSJ reports that Google is set to pony up $22.5 million, the FTC's… » 7/10/12 7:02am 7/10/12 7:02am

OS X Isn't as Secure as Everyone Claims It Is

For the past decade or so, many have been quick to argue about how much more secure, stable and virus-free OS X is than Windows. But in light of the Flashback malware, many are reconsidering that stance. Trend Micro, a long time developer of anti-virus and anti-malware software, put together a report of virus trends,… » 4/19/12 3:48pm 4/19/12 3:48pm

Google Investigated by the FTC Over Safari Privacy Debacle

Last month it came to light that Google had been bypassing privacy settings in Safari, by installing cookies to track the browsing habits of millions of users who didn't know what was happening. Now, the FTC is examining whether the incident violates a legal settlement in which Google pledged not to "misrepresent" its… » 3/16/12 4:41am 3/16/12 4:41am