Category: Google Chrome

Firefox Shows Some Love to Other Web Browsers

By | June 5, 2009 | 4 Comments

Firefox Shows Some Love to Other Web BrowsersTo make the story short: Before downloading Google Chrome, as usual, I have opened web browser and started to type “Google Chrome” in the address bar, predicting that it will lead me to the Google search results.

To my surprise, once I have typed that into Firefox 3 address bar and hit enter, it has opened Chrome home page instead.

Same with other web browser names: Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera queries lead to their home pages as well.

Kind of nice gesture from Mozilla, I guess.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, June 2nd

By | June 2, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 2nd

Video Interview (Firefox): Mitchell Baker and John Lilly Highlights

By | June 2, 2009 | 1 Comment

Bit about IE, Chrome and Firefox on mobile devices.

June, 2009 – Internet Explorer Loses; Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome Gains

By | June 1, 2009 | 7 Comments

June, 2009 - Internet Explorer Loses; Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome GainsBy more than just a few requests, we are going to try something new this month, which is StatCounter instead of Net Applications. Let’s begin, shall we?

Internet Explorer continues its saga to the bottom, this time its market share fell by 1.46, from 62.09% to 60.6%

Firefox is likely to pass 30% mark this month. As for June, its market share increased by 0.93, from 28.75% to 29.68% Continue Reading

Google Chrome Extensions (Add-Ons) Are Here

By | June 1, 2009 | 1 Comment

Google Chrome Extensions (Add-Ons) Are HereUnderstanding the importance of extensions/add-ons, Google Chrome team did their job and finally released first developer builds, which adds an early alpha feature to support them. Geek Technica reports 4 Chrome extensions:

1. Cleeki: IE8 Accelerators for Google Chrome. “Cleeki can capture keyword(s) anywhere on a screen with as simple as one click, search it on the Internet, and preview the results immediately.”

2. Adsweep: The very first Google Chrome ad blocker. Continue Reading

Web Browsers: Windows 7 vs. Windows Vista

By | May 29, 2009 | 2 Comments

The latest BetaNews test shows that Windows 7 RC does actually increase web browsers performance for 12% or more except for Safari 4 Beta which was the only browser to have better index score in Windows Vista than Win 7. Continue Reading

First Google Chrome 3 Release Hits the Streets

By | May 28, 2009 | 3 Comments

It looks like Google Chrome team isn’t going to stop any time soon. Yesterday they have announced a very first 3.0.x branch release: 3.0.182.2.

The following version introduces a support of video tag, auto spell correct (which will fix common typos, such as: teh – the, etc.) as well as UI tweaks and crash fixes.

Google Chrome 3.0.182.2 Release Notes
Download (FileHippo)

Known issues:
The font in the browser’s user interface is very small in most non-English languages.

Thanks to djix for sending this.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, May 25th

By | May 25, 2009 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 25th

Google Chrome is Now Faster (Again)

By | May 21, 2009 | 10 Comments

Google Chrome is Now Faster (Again)With its latest Chrome release, Google claims that they have managed to increase JavaScript performance on heavy pages by another 30% which makes fast browser even faster.

Also, the following version now supports autofill, full screen mode (F11) and an useful feature to remove thumbnails from the new tab page. In addition, since the Chrome launch, they have fixed over 300 bugs which were causing crashes. Continue Reading

How to Add WolframAlpha to Your Web Browser Search Engines List

By | May 21, 2009 | 3 Comments

WolframAlpha has been getting a lot of buzz recently from all over the internet (no, it’s not a web search engine), so why not post about it here?

If you haven’t heard about it yet, it’s basically a “knowledge engine” with lots of valuable data. For instance: by typing “microsoft apple” you will see its stock price, dividend information, average returns and more:

How to Add WolframAlpha to Your Web Browser Search Engines List

Earth, Saturn, Sun results Continue Reading