Category: Google Chrome

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.

Tested web browsers
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Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Google Chrome 12 vs. Firefox 5 vs. Opera 11.50 vs. Safari 5

By | July 14, 2011 | 31 Comments

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Google Chrome 12 vs. Firefox 5 vs. Opera 11.50 vs. Safari 5With the release of Firefox 5 and Opera 11.50, TomsHardware took 5 most popular web browsers and compared them against each other.

Internet Explorer 9
Google Chrome 12
Firefox 5
Opera 11.50
Safari 5

What are the results? Let’s check them out.
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Firefox 8 Performance Will Blow You Away

By | July 13, 2011 | 18 Comments

Firefox 8 Performance Will Blow You AwayDespite the fact that Firefox 8 has appeared on the Nightly channel just days ago, Mozilla reports that it is already 20% faster than Firefox 5 in pretty much all the tests, including:

Startup times
First paint
Session restore
JavaScript performance
2D canvas
3D WebGL rendering
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Google Chrome To Receive Multiple Profiles Feature

By | July 12, 2011 | 10 Comments

Google Chrome To Receive Multiple Profiles FeatureGood news, the future Google Chrome release will receive a feature that some people wanted for ages: multi-profiles.

According to the Revision 91573 post at chromium.org (which was spotted by one of our readers, Shane Bundy), when creating a new profile, not only will the user be able to name it (obviously) but also assign a different icon for every single one of them.

If you are curious enough to try this feature now, it already available in the latest version of Chromium.

Beware Of The Windows 8 UX Pack 2.0 Malware

By | July 7, 2011 | 7 Comments

Beware Of The Windows 8 UX Pack 2.0 MalwareRecently, an application called Windows 8 UX Pack 2.0 was released, designed to make your OS look like Windows 8.

If you are as excited as some people are, then downloading it is a no brainer. However, be warned:

After installing and uninstalling the software (did not work for me), I have noticed that it has hijacked my web browsers settings with no warning. Not just Microsoft’s Internet Explorer’s, but also Mozilla’s Firefox and Opera’s (Chrome was not touched).
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June, 2011: Google Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera – Down

By | July 5, 2011 | 44 Comments

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

As Internet Explorer is heading towards the 49% market share mark and Firefox continues its downtrend, we see interesting times are approaching indeed, but as for now, let’s focus on what had happened over the course of June.

No surprises here, Internet Explorer has lost some of its market share again, down from 54.27% to 53.68% (0.59 point decrease).
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Import Facebook Friends To Google+

By | July 5, 2011 | 9 Comments

Even though the plus.google.com service is not yet publicly available and some people feel like the guy above, it does not stop developers from jumping into the Google+ boat early.

One of such people has already created a Google Chrome extension (Facebook Friend Exporter), which will export your Facebook contact data to Google Contacts or CSV.

What should be noted is this: according to the developer, as of the 5th of July, Facebook is working hard to prevent you from exporting your friends data and has already removed their emails from your profile.

However, the guy behind Facebook Friend Exporter is already working on a new version that is set to use the different approach to bypass Facebook trickery.