Now here is an interesting prediction that could become true before we enter into the 2016. We have been doing browser market share reports for more than 8 years’ now and it looks like the most recent data from NetApplications indicates that Google Chrome could soon overtake Safari and become the #1 web browser.
Assuming the trend continues (with a minor bump for Safari’s market share due to the new hardware release), we are looking at the November – December timeframe.
Might be bit too late.
After announcing AdBlock Browser some time ago, it looks like it has finally been released (prior the Apple’s event) on iPads, iPhones and iPods.
However, with the release of iOS 9, its main selling point is no longer that great as the latest Safari version supports content blocking extensions.
As far as AdBlock Browser itself goes, just like with extensions, you can whitelist particular sites to keep web owners from becoming homeless. In addition to that, it claims to save data and up to 20% of battery life when you block tracking cookies and social media sharing buttons.
Will co-develop a new binary format.
It’s nice to see tech giants that are usually competing with one another coming together to work on something that will benefit users all over the globe. The most recent example comes from a new announcement, which details the forthcoming partnership between Mozilla, Microsoft, WebKit engineers and others.
Well, that did not take that long.
Back in December, we have reported that Mozilla has finally recognized the importance of iOS and began working on a Firefox web browser for iPhone and iPad.
Now, it looks like the open source organization is ready to share it with the rest of the world. According to a new job listing (where Mozilla is looking for a talented product manager for Firefox Mobile), “a new Firefox for iOS application arriving soon”.
The months of declining Firefox market share might soon come to an end or at least a slow down, as according to Mozilla’s Release Manager, Lukas Blakk, has announced that after years of refusal, the open source organization is finally bringing Firefox to iOS.
He wrote, “We need to be where our users are so we’re going to get Firefox on iOS #mozlandia”
Why the sudden change? While we may never know all the possible reasons, one of the key elements could be a shift in Apple’s strategy itself, where the tech giant (since the WWDC 2014) announced the availability of WKWebView for all the developers:
BlackBerry and Windows Phone get no “love” at all.
Following the 10th birthday and search deal negotiations with Google, Mozilla is using the momentum to blast Google and Apple mobile operating systems for their lack of openness.
According to Mozilla’s chief technology officer, Andreas Gal, both dominant OS’es lack transparency as users are not informed on what happens with their data.
Improved WebKit engine soon to be available on all apps.
Now, it looks like Apple has finally reversed this decision and is allowing third parties to access this very engine. What does that mean? All apps will now be able to use the improved engine, offering a boost in performance for apps like Facebook, Twitter and more.
Windows users rejoice.
If you’ve been using Apple’s iCloud service on Windows but found a lack of Firefox and Chrome bookmarks support disappointing then good news because this is exactly what the recent update includes.
Yes, you can finally sync all major browser bookmarks (Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome) on your PC’s.
I don’t want to live on this planet anymore.
The situation itself is so moronic that I am not sure where to begin with. Basically, some guy watched porn using Safari web browser and now is suing Apple because it lead to an unfair competition between his wife and pornstars, resulting in damaged marriage.
That’s pretty much it, if you are curious enough to read an official statement (he argues that Apple should have a “safe mode” on by default), check the following page.
Shows how far behind Apple really is.
Recently, Apple has revealed the seventh version of its Safari web browser, that (like Internet Explorer) gets rarely updated, so it should be a pretty big deal, at least for them.
What kind of crazy features did they add this time? Unfortunately, most of these are just catching up with competition, for example: