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    Safari has 1 billion users, but it still can’t touch Chrome

    news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Tuesday, 31 May - 20:41

Safari on a Mac, displaying the Google Chrome website.

Enlarge / Safari on a Mac, displaying the Google Chrome website. (credit: Samuel Axon)

Apple's Safari web browser has more than 1 billion users, according to an estimate by atlasVPN. Only one other browser has more than a billion users, and that's Google's Chrome. But at nearly 3.4 billion, Chrome still leaves Safari in the dust.

It's important to note that these numbers include mobile users, not just desktop users. Likely, Safari's status as the default browser for both the iPhone and iPad plays a much bigger role than its usage on the Mac.

Still, it's impressive given that Safari is the only major web browser not available on Android, which is the world's most popular mobile operating system, or Windows, the most popular desktop OS.

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I'm using it to make most of my illustrations for Movim and at my job !

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    Excalidraw is a whiteboard tool that lets you easily sketch diagrams that have a hand-drawn feel to them.

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    Mozilla releases Firefox version 100 this week

    news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Wednesday, 4 May - 19:55

A special 100th-version splash page appears on the first launch of a new Firefox installation.

Enlarge / A special 100th-version splash page appears on the first launch of a new Firefox installation. (credit: Samuel Axon)

Firefox released its 100th update, and some fanfare accompanied the release on Mozilla's blog about the web browser. Firefox 100 is available this week for both desktop and mobile versions.

To celebrate, Mozilla says it will be regularly sharing fan art inspired by Firefox throughout May. But while that 100 number carries some symbolic weight, the update itself isn't particularly monumental.

On the desktop, subtitles and captions are now supported in Firefox's picture-in-picture mode for videos. Three key websites officially support subtitles and captions in PIP: YouTube, Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video. Plus, the feature works on websites that support the WebVTT standard, like Twitter.

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    Waterfox: A Firefox fork that could teach Mozilla a lesson

    Danie van der Merwe · news.movim.eu / gadgeteerza-tech-blog · Thursday, 4 November, 2021 - 13:22

As Firefox's share of the browser market continues to slide, the Waterfox Project shows some of the ways that Mozilla is failing to listen to its users – and it's far from the only example.

Waterfox, which has just released its fourth version, came to your correspondent's attention after the arrival of Firefox 57, codenamed Quantum, which represented a major change in the program, complete with parts of the browser engine written in Rust.

(The Rust language itself started out as a Mozilla project. Despite Rust's popularity, within three years, Mozilla would also lay off members of the Rust language team.)

The problem with Firefox Quantum is that it also dropped a very significant feature: Netscape's XUL-based extension engine, added way back in 1997. To quote the Classic Addons Archive, dropping XUL meant losing "19,450 Firefox add-ons created by 14,274 developers over the past 15 years." At a stroke this crippled one of Firefox's killer features: how users could extensively customise it – unlike, say, Google Chrome.

See https://www.theregister.com/2021/11/04/waterfox_firefox_fork/

#technology #opensource #waterfox #firefox #browser

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    Comment fonctionne le fingerprinting, cette méthode de pistage des internautes ?

    news.movim.eu / Numerama · Friday, 24 September, 2021 - 10:45

Vous connaissiez l’identification par cookies, mais avez-vous déjà entendu parler du fingerprinting ? Cette méthode d’identification des internautes a fait parler d’elle récemment, après la publication d’une enquête du Washington Post. Le média américain a révélé que plusieurs apps traquaient les internautes contre leur gré. [Lire la suite]

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    Google rediscovers RSS (Remember Google Reader?): tests new feature to ‘follow’ sites in Chrome on Android

    Danie van der Merwe · news.movim.eu / gadgeteerza-tech-blog · Thursday, 20 May, 2021 - 11:30 · 1 minute

Google is testing a new feature for its Chrome browser on Android that lets users “follow” sites to create an updating list of new content they publish. The feature is based on RSS, an open web standard that’s been the backbone of many popular web aggregation tools in the past. That includes Google’s own, much beloved (and now defunct) Google Reader.

The test is small-scale: following sites will only be an option for some US users of Chrome Canary (the bleeding-edge version of Chrome that lets enthusiasts access beta features).

There is no way I'd keep up with reading 500+ tech news articles per day if it was not for an RSS reader. It eliminates all the site algorithms and adverts etc whilst I'm scanning for topics of interest. It was a sad day when Google Reader closed down, but it turned out there were many excellent alternatives that have been going strong all this time. I really hope we see baked-in RSS functionality across all browsers. Brave Browser has Brave News and I recall Edge also has something like this where the RSS part is basically transparent to the user. The user must be able to start with a clean slate though and add just what they want to see.

See https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/20/22445284/google-rss-chrome-android-feature-test

#technology #RSS #news #googlereader #browser

If the French service Qwant.com is set as the #search provider in your web #browser (Firefox, Iridium...), it may occur that it shows a message telling it's not "available" in your region. This can happen if you're using TOR, a VPN, or for other reasons.

To circumvent this, you may :

  1. Go to the search bar (CTRL + L), edit qwant.com as ddg.gg and hit Enter, you'll go to #DuckDuckGo with the same request.
  2. Or for the next searches, write as following into the search bar: !ddg my keywords to perform the same search throught Duck Duck Go, instead of your original #request my keywords

If it happens too often, change the default search engine.

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    #Qwant as default search engine: here's what to do if it's unavailable in your country

    Mathias Poujol-Rost ✅ · Saturday, 1 May, 2021 - 15:55 edit

If the French service Qwant.com is set as the #search provider in your web #browser (Firefox, Iridium...), it may occur that it shows a message telling it's not "available" in your region. This can happen if you're using TOR, a VPN, or for other reasons.

To circumvent this, you may :

  1. Go to the search bar (CTRL + L), edit qwant.com as ddg.gg and hit Enter, you'll go to #DuckDuckGo with the same request.
  2. Or for the next searches, write as following into the search bar: !ddg my keywords to perform the same search throught Duck Duck Go, instead of your original #request my keywords

If it happens too often, change the default search engine.