• July, 2010 – Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari Share Up; Firefox, Chrome – Down
As we enter August, it is time to yet again, check the latest market share numbers.
• Leaked IE9 Screenshots: Download Manager, Speed Dial
Earlier this week, Microsoft has confirmed Internet Explorer 9 Public Beta launch for September.
Today, Apple has released two web browser updates: Safari 5.0.1 and 4.1.1 that fix AutoFill security vulnerability reported back in June.
In addition to stability improvements and other bug fixes, version numbered 5.0.1 activates extensions that were reveled within the first Safari 5 release.
• Internet Explorer 9 to be the Fastest and Safest Web Browser
Microsoft’s Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Turner has made a bold statement, saying that Internet Explorer 9 will not only be the safest…
• Firefox 3.6.8 Released
Recently Mozilla has released one more update for Firefox 3.6.x branch web browser that fixes 1 bug.
• Mozilla Bumps Cash Rewards for Security Vulnerabilities Reports
In what appears to be a great benefit for Firefox users, Mozilla has recently bumped its cash rewards salary from mere $500 to $3000.
The good news:
1. It’s not possible to scan numbers; therefore, phone numbers and street addresses will not be obtained.
2. This trick does not work in Windows machines (not confirmed).
3. Vulnerability was reported to Apple more than a month ago.
4. You can prevent this from happening.
Few weeks ago, Mozilla has submitted Firefox Home to Apple’s App Store and today, it was finally approved.
Here is how to get started (as from blog.mozilla.com):
- Install Firefox Sync, a free add-on for Firefox, on your desktop.
- Restart Firefox and follow prompts to create an account with both a password and a secret phrase.
- Go the App Store on your iPhone and search for “Firefox Home” or install it directly from iTunes.
- Launch Firefox Home on your iPhone. You’ll be prompted to enter your Firefox Sync account info. Enter your username, password and Secret Phrase and tap “Done.”
• IE6 is “Safer” than Chrome or Opera
US Bank Chase has decided to stop supporting Opera and Chrome web browsers, implying security issues and low popularity.
• June, 2010 – Internet Explorer Gains Market Share; Firefox, Opera – Loses
As yet another month has passed by, it’s time to find out, how browsers market share has evolved over past 30 days.
It looks like Mozilla has finally finished Firefox Home application and submitted it to Apple’s App Store. Pricing was revealed as well: it’s totally free.
As we wrote earlier, Firefox Home is a simple iPhone application (based on Weave Sync), that allows iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad users to access their Firefox browsing history, bookmarks and tabs from their most recent browsing session.
• The Difference between Google Chrome and Chromium
Softpedia has published a great article on Google Chrome and Chromium differences.
Few days ago, Google has released a new stable version of Chrome: 5.0.375.70.
What’s interesting about this update is the fact that Apple has actually fixed 2 of Google Chrome security vulnerabilities:
 High Memory corruption in font handling. Credit: Apple.
 High Memory corruption in rendering of list markers. Credit: Apple.
It also appears that Google is occasionally rewarding people, who fix critical bugs, for instance:
[$2000]  High Cross-origin bypass in DOM methods. Credit to Sergey Glazunov.
[$500]  High Memory error in table layout. Credit to wushi of team509.
However, according to TechCrunch, Apple did not receive any cash. What a tremendous loss for a multi-billion company.
Thanks to Blake for this.