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Chrome incompatible with mainland sites

Google says the newly launched browser, Chrome, may not work for many online banking sites on the mainland due to compatibility problems.

A lot of mainland online banking sites used Active X, a proprietary Microsoft feature for login validation, which did not work on the new Google browser, said Linus Upson, director of engineering for Google.

9 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Airfoil allows music to wing its way to AirPort Express

You have run two interesting articles in the past two weeks on downloading music. You may well be interested in this product (www.rogueamoeba.com/airfoil/).

It seems to do what Ian Johnston sought. I have yet to try it, but plan to.

Alan Wright

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28 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

How to net information

Last week, we looked at how you might write advice. The example used was a column in a newspaper that responded to questions sent in by readers. But there are many different ways to offer advice by writing. One method is to ask general questions to which many people will want to know the answer. If you do not know what these might be, you could ask your friends or even your relatives.

18 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Outfoxed by Mozilla's new cute cub browser

Once a year, the boredom my bundled blue browser provokes in me peaks. So I dump it and hunt for something sexier, then regret the decision. The last version of Netscape that I tested seemed to centre on shopping rather than research. I have also learned that Opera may run like lightning, but it crashes like thunder.

14 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Foxy browser reignites the competition

Received opinion has it that Microsoft not only controls 90 per cent of the desktop, its Internet Explorer (IE) won the browser war years ago and the competition there is dead.

Just when you thought it was all over, however, along comes Firefox, trying to throw a spanner in the works. This is not a bad Clint Eastwood film but a renamed browser.

8 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Giant Windows leap a small step for mankind

By the time you read this, the Windows 98 hoopla will be in full swing. The glorious new step in the evolution of the Windows platform will have swept to most parts of the globe.

18 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Internet Explorer 3.0

Internet users have posted do-it-yourself instructions on how to remove Microsoft's Internet Explorer 3.0 browser from Windows 95, according to on-line news service CNET.

6 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Bug fixes for Explorer 4.01

Microsoft has released its Internet Explorer 4.01 with new features which are bug fixes, said Internet news service Cnet. Without improvement in speed, the new version of Internet browser has incorporated solutions for previously found bugs.

9 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Time to get connected to browsing off-line

Browsing the Web can be a time-consuming and often expensive process. This is true even if your Internet service provider offers a fast proxy server, you still have to be on-line to access the information.

16 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

FTP guide for grab-happy software hunters

Since this column is about finding shareware and freeware on the Net, this instalment is dedicated to the crucial subject of tools for downloading from the Web and FTP servers around the Internet.

15 May 1997 - 12:00am

Bug-ridden browsers put Net enthusiasts at mercy of hackers

The latest news is that those testing advanced versions of Microsoft's Web browser, Internet Explorer 4, are pleasantly surprised by its new features.

At the same time, though, they complain about several drawbacks and bugs, specifically the fancy new Active Setup feature which makes installation difficult.

11 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Victims of our own desire to test the limits

Security seems to be the pervasive issue on the Internet. It keeps rearing its ugly head.

Web sites get hacked into and their home pages changed. Credit card numbers might be stolen. Military secrets are pried into. Rogue code attacks a user's system.

4 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Spyglass filter licensed

HKNet has become the first Hong Kong Internet service provider to license Spyglass' SurfWatch software to filter out pornography on the Net.

Spyglass claims SurfWatch filters or blocks access to more than 13,000 sexually explicit sites on the Net.The company licensed its World-Wide Web browser technology to Microsoft to form the basis of Internet Explorer.

15 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

FastFind promises to keep it simple

California-based software company Symantech has created a product under the motto 'No Nerds Allowed!'. FastFind software eases Internet searches, takes care of software upgrades and uses an integrated and simple interface.

The software features WebFind, which searches seven of the top search engines simultaneously and outlines results according to user specified commands.

17 Sep 1996 - 12:00am