Category: Google Chrome

Google Chrome Overtakes Internet Explorer

By | March 23, 2012 | 26 Comments

Google Chrome Overtakes Internet Explorer

For one day only.

Just after Microsoft’s post about the inaccurate market share reports from StatCounter, the company behind one of the most popular monitoring sites has published a report of their own.

However, it has nothing to do with the HitsLink vs. StatCounter, in fact what they did is revealed that Microsoft’s Internet Explorer has been overtaken by Google Chrome for the first time in history on Sunday 18 March.
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Firefox Mobile Will Support H.264

By | March 20, 2012 | 1 Comment

Firefox Mobile Will Support H.264Surely Chrome will drop H.264. Let’s just wait.

Although Google has announced plans to phase out the support for H.264 on its Chrome web browser, those are still just plans.

Now, according to Mozilla’s CTO, Brendan Eich, the open source organization has also no plans for such drastic change and will continue supporting H.264 on its mobile web browser.
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Microsoft Compares: Net Applications vs. StatCounter

By | March 19, 2012 | 8 Comments

Microsoft Compares: Net Applications vs. StatCounter

In the new blog post titled “Understanding Browser Usage Share Data”, Microsoft’s Roger Capriotti has revealed why Net Applications and StatCounter stats seem to differ.
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Google Chrome, Firefox To Have A Metro Version For Windows 8

By | March 14, 2012 | 12 Comments

Google Chrome, Firefox To Have A Metro Version For Windows 8

Opera looking into it.

Although it was previously known that Firefox will include a Metro like UI, the team behind Mozilla’s web browser only recently started the development. However, turns out, Google is also developing a Google Chrome Metro version, which will be available for the Windows 8 consumers.
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Maxthon Browser 3.3.6.600 Beta Is Here

By | March 14, 2012 | 14 Comments

Maxthon Browser 3.3.6.600 Beta Is Here

Overtakes Google Chrome in the HTML5 race.

The latest Beta version of Maxthon 3.3 web browser has been recently released and as it turns out, when it comes to HTML5, guys at Maxthon did a really good job as it beats the latest Chromium build by a slight margin.

According to the report, Maxthon 3.3.6.600 scored 380+15 in the HTML5Test while Chromium reached “only” 379+9.
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IE9 Hacked, Chrome Pwned (Again)

By | March 12, 2012 | 11 Comments

IE9 Hacked, Chrome Pwned Again

Security flaws everywhere.

After Google Chrome has been hacked twice, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 was the second browser to fail the security challenge.

By exploiting two unknown vulnerabilities, Vupen Security was able to remotely open a calculator running on a Windows 7 SP1 machine. While no additional details were revealed, both IE and Google Chrome exploits were a combination of at least a couple of previously unknown flaws.
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Google Chrome Pwn2Own Vulnerability Patched

By | March 9, 2012 | 2 Comments
Google Chrome Pwn2Own Vulnerability Patched

From left to right Jim Hebert, Cris Necker, Justin Schuh

Just 24 hours after reporting the critical vulnerability in Google’s Chrome web browser, the search giant has already released a patch to address the issue.

Identified as a bug CVE-2011-3046, discovered vulnerability is described as “UXSS and bad history navigation”, with no additional details revealed.
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Hackers Rejoice, Google Chrome Fails Twice

By | March 8, 2012 | 13 Comments

Hackers Rejoice, Google Chrome Fails TwiceSecurity contests prove to be useful.

Just as some might have thought that Google’s Chrome sandboxing feature is bullet proof, Sergey Glazunov, a security researcher who have found quite a few vulnerabilities in the fast, has enriched his life with a $60k reward, received for a “Full Chrome” exploit, which bypassed the sandbox feature. Although Google Chrome was previously known to withstand various attacks in Pwn2Own and similar contests, this time it was the first to fail.

Justin Schuh, Chrome’s security team member said, “It was an impressive exploit. It required a deep understanding of how Chrome works. This is not a trivial thing to do. It’s a very difficult and that’s why we’re paying $60,000.”
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February, 2012: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera, Safari Share Up; Firefox – Down

By | March 7, 2012 | 10 Comments


After last month’s interesting results, it’s time to see how did the February turned out for your favorite web browser.

For the second month in a row, Internet Explorer continues to increase its market share and is now up by 0.76 point, from 48.16% to 48.92%.
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Benchmarks: Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) vs. Google Chrome 18 vs. Firefox 11 vs. Opera 12

By | March 5, 2012 | 28 Comments

Benchmarks: Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) vs. Google Chrome 18 vs. Firefox 11 vs. Opera 12After the previous benchmark results that tested the latest stable versions of web browsers, people expressed their interest in the beta or alpha build results as well. Well, today is your lucky day, folks.

Tested web browsers

Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) Platform Preview
Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) Metro Platform Preview
Google Chrome 18 Beta
Firefox 11 Beta 5
Opera 12 Alpha
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