Articles about Internet Browser

An internet browser or web browser commonly referred to as a browser is a software application used for accessing the World Wide Web, commonly known as the Internet. A browser's role is to fetch a requested webpage from a website. Webpages themselves are hosted on servers associated with various domain names. Fundamentally, browsers can be called humankind's interface with the Internet. As of 2020, it is estimated that 4.9 billion people in the world use a web browser. Google's Chrome web browser is known to be the world's most popular browser. The world's first web browser was simply named WorldWideWeb. It was the brainchild of Sir Tim Berners-Lee who created it in 1990. By 1993, a browser called Mosaic provided users an innovative graphical interface with it for granted today. Browsers have undoubtedly played a key role in the Internet boom of the 1990s. The leader of the Mosaic team, Mark Andreessen eventually started his own company called Netscape. By 1994, Netscape Navigator had become the world's most popular browser. As of 2021, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Apple's Safari are the browsers most commonly found in use.

'Starlink service is now active': Musk responds to Ukraine's SOS

27 Feb 2022

World
'Starlink service is now active': Musk responds to Ukraine's SOS

Billionaire Elon Musk on Saturday said his company SpaceX's Starlink satellite broadband service had been activated in Ukraine.

Airtel down: Internet services restored after major outage across India

11 Feb 2022

Technology
Airtel down: Internet services restored after major outage across India

Hundreds of users of Airtel from various locations in India Friday took to social media to complain that both its broadband and mobile data services were down.

Nearly 200 malicious add-ons detected in Firefox, now removed

25 Jan 2020

Technology
Nearly 200 malicious add-ons detected in Firefox, now removed

Mozilla has been trying to make privacy its calling card to get people to ditch Google for Firefox.

Opera GX: What makes this 'gaming browser' different

13 Jun 2019

Technology
Opera GX: What makes this 'gaming browser' different

This year at Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), renowned internet company Opera unveiled a dedicated browser for gamers - Opera GX.

Want to be more productive on Chrome? Try these extensions

30 Oct 2018

Technology
Want to be more productive on Chrome? Try these extensions

Google Chrome is one of the most popular internet browsers in the world. It is widely used and regularly updated with interesting (sometimes annoying) features.

Google developing censored search for China; whatever happened to ethics?

02 Aug 2018

Business
Google developing censored search for China; whatever happened to ethics?

In a bid to enter China again, Google is reportedly planning to launch a censored version of its search engine that will blacklist websites and search results about democracy, human rights, religion, and peaceful protests, among other things.

#TechBytes: A guide to using Google Chrome extensions safely

16 Jul 2018

Technology
#TechBytes: A guide to using Google Chrome extensions safely

With nearly 60% of market share across all platforms as of June 2018, Google Chrome sits on the throne of internet browsers.

'Internet': Amazon's lite browser for Android released in India

18 Apr 2018

Technology
'Internet': Amazon's lite browser for Android released in India

Amazon has discreetly released an Android web browser app in India.