Finally, it happened…at least as per the data from StatCounter.com. The market share of Internet Explorer has fallen below the 50% mark. Although it still retains its position as the most used web browser, at 49.87% (and decreasing), the future doesn’t look too good for Microsoft. Mozilla’s Firefox continues to get better at 31.5% while the newest kid on the block, Chrome, accounts for a rather surprising 11.54% of the market, up from 3.69% in September 2009.
Autodesk has now introduced AutoCAD WS for the iPad and iPhone. You can now view, edit and share your DWG files from anywhere, anytime, using this new app. Make the pending changes, add a few polylines, rectangles and any other shapes, to your existing drawings right from your iPhone or iPad. The app takes full advantage of multi-touch gestures, zoom and pan, while also allow working with other people on the same DWG file simultaneously.
Kindle has been Amazon’s most successful venture. After a huge success the company has decided to try something “experimental”. It is called ‘Kindle for the Web’. This allows any web user to read samples of ebooks from Amazon.com directly, without leaving the browser. The best part…no installations or downloads are required. You can even share the samples with your friends/contacts via emails and social networks.
Adobe Flash has come a long way. Today, the company has launched the 64-bit edition of its Flash player named ‘Square’. And with the public release of Microsoft’s IE 9 Beta, the timing for ‘Sqaure’ couldn’t have been better. As per Adobe, the player takes full advantage of IE 9 when running on Windows 7 64-bit edition, and runs graphics at least 35% faster when compared to older versions of Internet Explorer (32-bit editions).
We are not sure whether you are keeping track of all the releases made by Mozilla regarding Firefox 4. The latest beta was launched recently on September 7th. Beta 5 now comes with even more features. Now hardware acceleration is switched “on” by default while there is also the addition of HTML 5 Audio Data API. Another important feature that has been added called the HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS), allows any website to enforce SSL-encrypted connections.
The world’s most popular social bookmarking website, digg.com, has now a completely revamped outlook.The website now includes quite a few new features. An important addition is a personalized news stream, called “My News”. This shows all the news feeds from your friends and the people you are following, something similar to Twitter.