Category: Google Chrome
Oh boy, here we go again.
If rumors are proved to be true, then Internet Explorer 9 has got some dirty tricks up its sleeve and they were just debunked.
To put it simply: Microsoft may be cheating in the Sunspider benchmark.
Mozilla’s engineer Rob Sayre was testing different web browsers until he noticed something odd.
Or so it seems.
According to the “Dirty Dozen” applications list (which is basically a collection/report of the most discovered software flaws that require security updates), when it comes to vulnerabilities, Google Chrome is the no. 1 application to get.
Furthermore, same report claims that Internet Explorer has far less security flaws than Safari or Firefox web browsers.
It’s been a good year for Google Chrome and company is giving something back.
Starting from November 20, 2010 through January 2, 2011, Google will offer a free inflight wi-fi for every passenger of domestic AirTran, Delta and Virgin America flights.
“Just bring a Wi-Fi enabled laptop or mobile device and stay connected to family and friends while you travel,” Google says.
Or does it?
Remember all those “upgrade your browser now” messages and claims that Opera had one of the worst browser adoption rates? Ever wondered if situation has changed after auto update? Let’s find out.
PingDom took 4 day stats from StatCounter and calculated how many users run the latest browser version.
Apparently, Flash is not enough.
Google has recently announced that the latest version of Google Chrome Beta now includes an integrated PDF viewer.
This is good news for everyone, who prefers their computers to be as clean as possible. No more additional software or plugin downloads for you.
According to blog post, Google has also added an additional layer of security around the PDF viewer, which is always a welcomed step.
As we enter November, it’s time to yet again, check the browser market share numbers.
It looks like Internet Explorer 9 Beta release did not help at all, as IE market share went down from 59.65% to 59.18% (0.47 point decrease).
Firefox market share is also on the chopping block. It has decreased by 0.1 point, going down from 22.96% to 22.86%. That’s the lowest number this year.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) compared HTML5 test suite conformance results among different web browsers.
According to the summary, recently released Internet Explorer Platform Preview 6 achieves better results than its competitors.
However, as per our unofficial HTML5 test, IE9 is far from being a leader.
Full results may be found here.