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Foxconn investors look to bright side with stock surge

Employees work at a Foxconn factory in Wuhan, Hubei province. Photo: Reuters

One negative for Foxconn is that Apple is shifting orders for its cheaper iPhones from Hon Hai to another Taiwanese manufacturer, Pegatron. Hon Hai now makes nearly all the iPads and iPhones.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Mozilla jumps into smartphone OS fray

ZTE will release smartphones running the Firefox OS. Photo: Bloomberg

Mozilla, the maker of the Firefox internet browser, will today launch its first smartphone operating platform and the handsets on which it will run in an attempt to shake up the way the mobile world does business.

24 Feb 2013 - 5:35am

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

Six appeal

I'm a compulsive collector of computer programs. The problem is, I find it hard to ditch any software that might be handy some day.

23 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

six appeal

I'm a compulsive collector of computer programs. The problem is, I find it hard to ditch any software that might be handy some day. Perhaps I've contracted the digital equivalent of Collier brothers syndrome.

22 Apr 2007 - 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

Web browsing made easier

There are usually annoying pop-ups when we browse through different Web sites, especially freeware or audio download sites where pop- up banners are used to support the site.

The more frequently the adverts are shown, the more money a Web site will get. If a user clicks on the adverts, the site will get additional money for the hit rates it produces.

7 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Alternatives stop you getting caught with browsers down

Seemingly back in the mists of time, though actually only a couple of years ago, Internet industry observers were obsessed with the Microsoft/Netscape Web browser race, scrutinising the stats every day to see who was up a percentage point and who was down in the race for market share.

9 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

It's lose, lose in the battle of the browsers

It's round four of the most expensive, vicious and uncompromising fight in the cyber-universe - the battle of the browsers.

In one corner, in the black, is muscle-bound Microsoft. In the other, in the red, is underdog Netscape. Who will prevail? The tension mounts, the bell sounds and both contenders rush out to 'beta' the other one up.

16 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Browser wars heat up

The browser wars are about to heat up again. This time, things could get ugly.

Both Netscape and Microsoft have beefed up what they have to offer, with Microsoft still trying desperately to make up lost ground.

With the latest release of its browser, Internet Explorer 4, Microsoft is trying something that could backfire.

7 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Bedside manner shows common touch

Like many of us, Martyn Minns of Panimex International was hit by the dreaded cold bug earlier this month.

After spending two days in bed, he found his normal remedies for a cold (Panadol, Lemsip, honey and a bottle of Scotch) had no effect. So he trudged off to his doctor in Kennedy Town for a cure.

17 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Let someone else do all the work for once

This month I thought I would try something completely different. Instead of looking at a group of varied sites that I have found useful and/or interesting, I thought I would try to show you the benefits of letting someone else do the work for you.

29 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Battle of the browsers hots up

The most closely watched race in the Internet business is the market for World-Wide Web browsing software. In this battle, Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Explorer are the only competitors that matter.

25 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

AmiPro converter on-line

I HAVE long been a user of Lotus AmiPro 3.0 and have just bought a machine with Microsoft Word 7.0 bundled. I noticed that there is no filter for converting my old files to the newer software. Can you help? NAME AND ADDRESS SUPPLIED Microsoft has indeed slipped up on this one, according Michael Aldridge of the firm's local office. Your copy of Word 7.0 is just fine.

23 Jan 1996 - 12:00am