Category: Google Chrome
September, 2012 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Up; Google Chrome – Down
After publishing the market share report for the mobile web browsers, it’s time to reveal a real thing: desktop.
As we are weeks before the launch of the Windows 8, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer managed to increase its market share by 0.03 point, up from 53.60% to 53.63%.
New month, new report.
After continuously gaining market share for quite some time, Apple’s Safari took a small dip and is now sitting at the 64.01% market share, down from 66.43% to 64.01% (2.42 point decrease).
RoboHornet Alpha 1.
Just yesterday, Google has launched an open source benchmark tool called RoboHornet, which according to the search giant itself, “encompasses all aspects of browser performance and everything that matters to web developers, like performance of layout and localStorage”.
Now, before you get all cranky and claim that it’s just another useless test to demonstrate Chrome’s superiority, you might want to check the results first.
With Windows 8 mode.
If you’ve been playing with Google Chrome and Windows 8 Metro mode for quite some time now, then we have some good news to share.
Starting from build 23.0.1270.0, the search giant has added a new feature in one of its dev builds, which allow users to seamlessly switch between Metro and Desktop modes, mostly because from now on, Chrome on Windows 8 will use same user profile for both instances.
According to the recent report by Strangeloop, a company that specializes in website performance, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer was 8% faster in loading the majority of web pages when compares to the Google’s Chrome.
As stated in the document, IE10 average load time was 6.392 seconds, beating Firefox (6.395 seconds) and Google Chrome 20 (6.906).
Interestingly enough, overall pages loading performance was 9% slower when compared to the previous year’s report, which is blamed on heavier and heavier web sites.
Recently, Google has released a new stable build of its desktop web browser, which includes a new sandbox architecture.
Now, the search giant has shared some good news with its Android users as they too will be receiving a new build that strengthens web browser’s security.
According to the recent blog post, Chrome for Android sandbox was improved due to the multi-process architecture and Android’s User ID isolation technology.
Following the competitors, Google has finally started implementing a much requested and widely anticipated, “Do Not Track” feature.
According to one of the Google’s spokesmen, the search giant has “undertook to honor an agreement on DNT that the industry reached with the White House early this year. To that end we’re making this setting visible in our Chromium developer channel, so that it will be available in upcoming versions of Chrome by year’s end.”
Suggests you to ditch the Internet Explorer.
Well, here is something to kick start your morning. According to one of the redditors, the New York Public Library suggests its uses to ditch IE and use Google Chrome instead.
Little by little one walks far.
Phishing by the data URI.
According to a report from TheRegister, Henning Klevjer, a student from Norway, has modified a somewhat old phishing technique (documented by Billy Rios and Nathan McFeters), which allows phishers to hide the entire malicious web page and transform it into a clickable link.