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Briefly: Safari hits 5% share, Nokia ads poke fun

updated 05:30 pm EDT, Mon October 1, 2007

Nokia mocks iPhone

In brief: Safari has broken the 5 percent marketshare threshold, Nokia is making fun of the iPhone lock-down situation, A Cocoa Open Xdrive framework has debuted, Daystar Technology is offering an "anydrive" to USB 2.0 adapter ... Apple's Web browser, Safari, has achieved 5 percent marketshare according to a new chart based on data from NetApplications. That makes Safari the third most popular Web browser behind Microsoft's Internet Explorer with 78 percent of the market and Firefox with 15 percent of the market. Opera is pegged at a distant fourth with less than 1 percent of the market. A recent study pegged global Mac marketshare at 6.6 percent.

Nokia pokes fun at iPhone lock-down

A new series of Nokia ads poke fun at the iPhone's recent lock-down, with the tag-lines "Phones should be open to anything," and "The best devices have no limits." The ads apparently refer to the crippling v1.1.1 update. It is now reported, however, that a number of iPhone owners may at last be able to return hacked units to partial or full functionality

Cocoa Open Xdrive framework debuts

Cocoa Open Xdrive is a new framework that allows developers to take advantage of and explore AOL's Open Xdrive, which provides users with 5GB of free online storage. The framework allows Mac developers to integrate access within their Cocoa applications. The developer says "Last week, I began my exploration of the Open Xdrive platform on Mac OS X, with the development of the Open Xdrive Usage Meter Dashboard widget. In the coming weeks I will continue to add functionality to that widget - however this week I begin development of a Cocoa Framework to access Open Xdrive natively in Mac applications."

AnyDrive to USB 2.0 Adapter

Daystar Technology has announced the XLR8 AnyDrive USB Adapter, a elf-contained unit supports up to 480 MBits/sec throughput, for full size or half-size IDE and SATA drives. It supports connections to any IDE 2.5" or 3.5 inch drive and all sizes of SATA drives. Users can connect the AnyDrive USB Adatper to any drive, then backup, copy or recover to their Mac or Windows based system. Any loose drive can be connected. The power supply is auto switching from 100v - 240v. The device is priced at $25.

by MacNN Staff




  1. psdenno

    Joined: Dec 1969


    For those....

    "Opera is pegged at a distant fourth with less than 1 percent of the market."

    ...who understand numerical relationships, it appears Safari is a distant 3rd and Opera is a close 4th. There's much less distance between Opera and Safari than between Safari and the two spots above it.

  1. Jonathan-Tanya

    Joined: Dec 1969



    theories are great, except when they don't fit the facts.

    When its time to make a website, I have to test against IE, Firefox and Safari....I can ignore Opera and smaller browsers. That's the difference between having a significant market share, and being a minor less than 1% browser.

    And the consequence for a user of a browser, is they can be sure if they have a major browser, its supported by my website, and if they have a minor one, that it may or may not work.

    Those are the facts on the ground, that your math game was unable to shed any light upon.

  1. psdenno

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I think....... missed the intent of my message. Calling Safari the 3rd most popular with 5% and Opera a distant 4th with 1% ignores the fact that Safari is 73 points behind IE and Opera is onlt 4 points lower than that on the scale. How the relationships are posed in the article is a word game and that was the point. Can we still be friends?

  1. palane

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Put another way

    Safari is Mike Huckabee and Opera is Ron Paul.

    For Dems, Safari is Dennis Kucinich and Opera is Mike Gravel.

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