Category: Google Chrome

July, 2011: Google Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera – Down

By | August 2, 2011 | 48 Comments

July, 2011: Google Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera - Down

It’s August already as we look at the July’s web browser market share numbers. As you will see from the stats below, this month was awful for everyone but WebKit.

Internet Explorer is first in our list and there are no surprises here. It has lost some of its market share again, down from 53.68% to 52.71% (0.97 point decrease).

Firefox 5 did not change the situation for Mozilla as its browser market share continues to grind lower, down from 21.67% to 21.47% (0.2 point decrease).
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Firefox Overtaken By Chrome In The UK

By | August 1, 2011 | 31 Comments

Firefox Overtaken By Chrome In The UKGoogle’s first product that has been advertised on TV in the UK, Google Chrome, has become more popular than Firefox. Seems like advertising works!

Yes, that’s right. Chrome is now the second most used web browser in the UK after having overtaken Firefox. That is, according to StatCounter. Being only just ahead of Firefox, Chrome currently possesses 22 percent of UK users. Internet Explorer, however, still has more market share than both of them combined, lying at 45 percent.
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Weekly Browsers Recap, August 1st

By | August 1, 2011 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 1st

[Thanks, RamaSubbu SK, Shane Bundy]

If You Use IE6, Chances Are, You Are Not An Einstein

By | August 1, 2011 | 15 Comments

If You Use IE6, Chances Are, You Are Not An Einstein

Science agrees: geeks use other web browsers.

By collecting data from more than 100,000 users, a research firm has revealed that the majority of Internet Explorer users tend to have a lower IQ than Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera or Camino users. No one cares about the EQ anyway.

However, if you use the Internet Explorer with Google Chrome frame, there is a hope for you too.
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Browsers Backup: FavBackup 2.1.0 Released

By | July 31, 2011 | 11 Comments

Browsers Backup: FavBackup 2.1.0 Released

After quite some time, I am happy to announce the availability of FavBackup 2.1.0, which now supports the latest versions of Firefox (4, 5), Google Chrome (7-14) and Opera (11, 11.50) web browsers.

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How To Create Internet Explorer, Firefox or Google Chrome Theme?

By | July 29, 2011 | 9 Comments

Ever wanted to create a simple theme for the web browser of your choice? Then BT Engage, an interactive skin creator by Brand Thunder is a tool you’ve been waiting for.

The process is pretty straight forward. Upon starting, user is presented with a web browser screen that can be customized according to your individual needs, from backgrounds and logos to widgets.

However, if you are not keen on trying such activity, feel free to check ThunderThemes, which includes over 40,000 already created skins.

Weekly Browsers Recap, July 25th

By | July 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, July 25th

[Thanks, Rafael Luik, RamaSubbu SK]

Google Snatches Firebug’s Core Developer

By | July 20, 2011 | 6 Comments

Google Snatches Firebug’s Core DeveloperOther web browser vendors to get jealous.

Good news for all the Google Chrome users, IBM’s John J. Barton, the core developer of Firebug, will be joining Google’s Chrome team to work on its next generation Web dev tools.

What made him to take such decision? According to John, working on the next gen Firebug is not practical as browsers change too fast for the size of its team to keep up and shift from desktop to mobile requires additional development time. Furthermore, he could not obtain another year of support from IBM to continue the contributions.

Here’s what he had to say:
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Weekly Browsers Recap, July 18th

By | July 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, July 18th

Web Browsers Malware Benchmark 2011

By | July 18, 2011 | 37 Comments

Web Browsers Malware Benchmark 2011Internet Explorer 9 scores 99-100%.

NSS Labs, an independent network testing facility, has tested 5 most popular web browsers against the socially engineered malware, resulting in more controversy and flame wars all over the Internet.

Although some claim that results are sponsored by Microsoft, Rick Moy, the president of NSS Labs, said that while Microsoft did hire them to benchmark various web browsers few years ago, it was only to improve Internet Explorer’s security. However, after seeing some positive numbers, it was only then sent to the marketing department to do their thing.

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