Category: Google Chrome

What’s The Most Vulnerable Web Browser? Internet Explorer

By | February 23, 2015 | 3 Comments

Most Vulnerable Web Browser Is Internet ExplorerApple tops the OS chart.

In the recently published study by GFI, which took a database of vulnerabilities that were published in 2014 and created a chart that makes sense, it looks like Microsoft‘s Internet Explorer still has a long way to go until it‘s no longer the most vulnerable web browser out there.

As you can see in the chart below, the top application by vulnerabilities reported in 2014 was indeed Internet Explorer (242), followed by Google Chrome (124) and Firefox (117).
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If You Bought A Lenovo, Be Worried

By | February 19, 2015 | 3 Comments

Firefox Users Remain Semi Safe In The Lenovo ScandalGreed 101.

If you have bought a Lenovo laptop this or last year and haven’t heard yet, one of the most successful PC makers has been caught installing adware on a number of machines with reports starting from mid-2014.

Basically, a software called Superfish is injecting third party ads on Google searches. Not only that, it also injects its own certificate, allowing to snoop on secure connections and decrypt them. Just take a look at this screenshot:
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January, 2015 Mobile Market Share: Google Chrome – Up; Safari, Android Browser, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Down

By | February 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

After finding out the desktop market share numbers, let’s do the desktop!

Despite record iPhone sales, Safari continues to go the opposite direction, down from 43.76% to 43.20% (0.56 point decrease).
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Benchmarks: Internet Explorer 11 vs. Spartan vs. Google Chrome 40 vs. Firefox 35

By | February 6, 2015 | 2 Comments

Benchmarks: Internet Explorer 11 vs. Spartan vs. Google Chrome 40 vs. Firefox 35If you haven’t experienced or tested the Spartan yet (and by that we mean IE’s new rendering engine) then here’s something that I am sure a lot are curious about: a set of tests that compare Spartan versus other web browsers, including IE.

Thanks to guys at AnandTech, that’s exactly what they did with Windows 10 build 9926 running on Core i7-860.

Here are the results:
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January, 2015 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome, Safari, Opera – Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox – Down

By | February 5, 2015 | 1 Comment

It’s the first report of 2015 so let’s get things going.

Starting with Internet Explorer, Microsoft’s web browsers starts 2015 with a decreased market share, down from 59.11% to 58.18% (0.93 point decrease).
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Grab Chrome 40 For IOS With Material Design

By | January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Grab Chrome 40 For IOS With Material DesignAfter announcing Android Lollipop (5.0) and a new design language called Material Design, Google has finally released Chrome for Ios, which too got the new UI treatment.

Despite the fact that Chrome has already been optimized for iPhone 6 and its giant brother, the new release now fully supports Apple’s Handoff feature, allowing you to switch between Mac OS X and iOS.

Unfortunately, Google is yet to use (if ever) Apple’s Nitro engine, which Apple opened up to the third party developers last year.
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Spartan Might Support Chrome Extensions

By | January 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Spartan Might Support Chrome ExtensionsYour eyes are not deceiving you.

As Microsoft plans to reveal Windows 10 and likely Spartan to the world tomorrow, another leak has spoiled more fun.

According to the new report, Microsoft’s Spartan will be able to support Chrome extensions (whether natively or not it’s unknown). As a result, it should be able to quickly grow its extensions gallery without requiring developers to start coding from scratch.
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December, 2014 Desktop Market Share: Netscape Replaces Opera

By | January 16, 2015 | 4 Comments

Now here is something weird to kick start your day.

It looks like Net Applications have stopped reporting Opera in its “Desktop Top Browser Share Trend” and have replaced it with Netscape, which for some weird reason have also managed to increase its market share by 0.05 point in December.
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December, 2014 Mobile Market Share: Google Chrome, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Up; Safari, Android Browser – Down

By | January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

So how did the mobile browsers do in the last month of 2014? Let’s find out.

As always, Safari is first in our list, down from 45.40% to 43.76% (1.64 point decrease).
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Chromecast Becomes The #2 Streaming Device In US

By | December 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chromecast Becomes The #2 Streaming Device In USBy market share.

Despite the fact that it was launched less than 1 and a half year ago, It looks like Google’s Chromecast has made quite an impact in the market share, for the US at least.
According to the latest data, it has overtook Apple TV to become the #2 streaming device in the US and now holds a total of 20% market share vs. Apple’s 17%.
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