The latest rumour to come from Apple is that Safari and iTunes are about to merge, with Safari – the fourth most popular browser after Internet Explorer, Firefox and WebKit-brother Chrome – piggybacking the success of iTunes to propel it to the top.
Microsoft’s dominance of the web may be coming to an end sometime soon, with new statistics from Stat Counter coming out that highlight that Microsoft’s massive share is now less than half of the entire market.
While Internet Explorer still reigns supreme, the browser only holds 49.87 percent, while rival Firefox holds 31.5 percent – steady from last month. However, the big success story is Google’s Chrome browser, increasing tremendously since last year, and now holds 11.54 percent.
Apple might be in trouble with its restrictions after all, and it took them this long? Reports coming from the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission are looking in beginning who will be taking on Apple on an antitrust complaint on developing applications for the iPhone – the main question, however, is who will it be?
I bet you, as readers on TECHGEEK.com.au, that you wish that you want to experience the magic of Android – a phone where you can run almost any application that you want, especially those “porn apps” that the CEO of Apple said that you aren’t going to get on the iPhone (unless you use Safari, almost any restriction is bypassed with Safari).
Well, now you can – without ever leaving the stylistic designs of the iPhone – with David Wang’s (or “planetbeing” on the Dev Team) hack that he announced on his blog that will let you run the rival OS on the device. It’s also simple to switch over, just reset and hold the home button when you see a dual-boot menu and then you’re done.
Not everything works, especially when the iPhone OS is built around one button (the home button), when Android uses many more, an drivers for Android phones do not exist for iPhone technology – and it’s very, very slow (granted, it is a debug version).
You can watch the video after the jump.
Yes folks, you heard right. As of right now, UK and Australian Appstore goers can officially download the Opera Mini web browser for iPhone. This app approval has come with a collective sigh of disbelief as Apple has approved an app that directly competes with one of it’s native apps – Safari Mobile Browser. Who knows what the future may hold for future approvals?
Yes, you have read that correctly. In an attempt to show off the power of HTML5 and its GWT engine, Google has created a port of Quake 2 – proving that a lot of people have a lot of time on their hands. Anyway, it is not an April Fools joke, and you can install it and battle your friends (because it is also multiplayer!). However, don’t expect to use Firefox or (the dreaded) Internet Explorer as they won’t work. You basically need Google Chrome/Chromium or Safari to play the game. Why? In a nutshell, they have a similar method of reading the HTML code.