Category: Google Chrome

Web Browser Performance: Windows 10 vs. Windows 8.1 vs. Windows 7

By | August 12, 2015 | 1 Comment

 Web Browser Performance: Windows 10 vs. Windows 8.1 vs. Windows 7If you are still delaying the (likely inevitable) Windows 10 upgrade until it becomes slightly more stable, then here is something that might make you feel better: web browser performance benchmarks on the three most popular operating systems (at least in the US): Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7.

Guys at TechSpot did a review and to sum up the non browser parts, Windows 10 performed slightly better when it came to gaming, booted slower and overall offered no significant advantages (or disadvantages) compared to its predecessors.
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Microsoft: Edge Is Blazing Fast

By | July 16, 2015 | 2 Comments

Microsoft: Edge Is Blazing FastWith the announcement of Windows 10 RTM, the software giant has also revealed more details about some of the OS specifics and their software.

One of such mentions was about Microsoft Edge, which has also been promoted to the stable build. If you were reading FavBrowser for quite some time, then you should remember that we also published early Edge benchmarks where it dominated everyone (including Google Chrome) on their own benchmarks.

In case you are wondering if these claims are still valid then good news, as Microsoft has now shared that Edge is still #1 on WebKit’s Sunspider, Google’s Octane and Apple’s JetStream benchmarks. By how much exactly?
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June, 2015 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Google Chrome – Up, Android Browser, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Down

By | July 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Just like every month, it’s time to reveal the mobile market share data for June from the NetApplications.

After quite a few months of drops, Safari is ready to fight back and is up by 1.99 point, from 39.67% to 41.66%.
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June, 2015 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Up, Internet Explorer – Down

By | July 7, 2015 | 2 Comments

It’s getting hot out there but the web browser news must go on, and today we look at the latest market share data from the NetApplications.
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Google Silently Downloaded Audio Listeners To User’s Computers

By | June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Google Silently Downloaded Audio Listeners To User’s ComputersWithout any consent.

If there is one thing that Google does not need is more negative press related to its user’s privacy invasion. However, this is exactly what they just got, thanks to a recently discovered “bug”.

According to a new report, after upgrading to Chromium 43, some users have noticed that it has silently started downloading the extension called “Chrome Hotword Shared Module”, which has a binary but no source code. While it is unknown what exactly does the black box do, the investigation has revealed that it grants itself permission to activate the microphone and start audio capture.
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Google Ditches Its Bookmark Manager

By | June 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Google Ditches Its Bookmark ManagerWelcomes back the old one.

Earlier this year, Google has revealed a new bookmark manager for Google Chrome, which wasn’t exactly something that many seemed to enjoy, with complains pouring about the confusing user interface and user experience.

Now, it looks like the search giant has decided to save its users from the frustration and bring back the “classic” bookmarks manager from the previous Chrome versions. While the ETA was not revealed it is supposedly coming “soon” and in case you did find the “improved” bookmark manager enjoyable, you will still be able to use it with this new extension.
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Google Chrome 44 Will Save Your Battery Life

By | June 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Google Chrome 44 Will Save Your Battery LifeIn a world where a lot of people want to have thin devices with a great battery life, it looks like Google has decided that it too want to contribute, but this time with software rather than hardware tweaks.

According to the announcement, the latest Beta version of Google Chrome will now “intelligently” pause Flash content that it will think is not necessary. For example: if you are browsing a page with heavy content, Chrome will pause Flash content on the sidebar but will still allow you to watch a video, play video game or do other activities that are central to the visited page.

As a result, laptop owners could see an improvement in battery life although here is a better solution for you: uninstall Flash.
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May, 2015 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera – Up; Internet Explorer, Safari – Down

By | June 4, 2015 | 1 Comment

Here comes the desktop.

After revealing the browser market share numbers on mobile, it’s time to finish it off with a fresh set of desktop data from the Net Applications.
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May, 2015 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Google Chrome, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Up, Android Browser – Down

By | June 1, 2015 | 2 Comments

It‘s the first day of the summer right here and what better way to start June than to publish fresh mobile market share data numbers.
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JavaScript Benchmarks: Microsoft Edge Vs. Firefox 40 Alpha Vs. Google Chrome 44 vs. IE11

By | May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

JavaScript Benchmarks: Microsoft Edge Vs. Firefox 40 Alpha Vs. Google Chrome 44 vs. IE11If you need further proof that Microsoft did indeed took some drastic steps cutting down all the Internet Explorer fat and legacy code that came with it, check the latest Jet Stream (owned by Apple) and Octane 2.0 (owned by Google) benchmarking suite results.

As seen in the chart below, Microsoft Edge is significantly faster absorbing JavaScript than its predecessor, Internet Explorer 11, as well as faster than both Firefox 40 and Google Chrome 44 and that says a lot.
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