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Weekly Browsers Recap, March 15th

By | March 15, 2010 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, March 15th

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks, Dels, mabdul, nobody and Nox for links.

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Microsoft Tweaks Browser Ballot Screen

By | March 10, 2010 | 2 Comments

Microsoft Tweaks Browser Ballot ScreenAs ballot screen was pushed at the beginning of March, various users started noticing anomalies behind random browser order.

For some reason, it would favor Google Chrome, increasing its chances to be first, second or third in the list.

As a result, Microsoft has tweaked random order algorithm, which solved this issue. Unfortunately, no more details were provided.

“We can confirm that we made a change to the random icon order algorithm in the browser choice screen for Europe. We are confident the algorithm change will be an improvement. As always, we are grateful for the feedback we get from developers, and we thank those who commented on the topic and suggested changes,” said Microsoft’s Kevin Kutz.

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Google Will Benefit from Internet Explorer 9, Says Microsoft

By | March 8, 2010 | 3 Comments

Google Will Benefit from Internet Explorer 9, Says MicrosoftFew months ago, it was announced that Internet Explorer 9 will be the first browser to use hardware accelerated graphics and text.

According to Microsoft’s senior product manager for Internet Explorer, Pete LePage, Google shall benefit from the upcoming Internet Explorer 9 release. When navigating sluggish sites, such as Google Maps, there will be a noticeable difference.

“That is, hardware graphics acceleration is going to give you better reading experiences – better fonts and an improved ability to see images and scroll through them.”

“Because we are moving all of the graphics processing to the part of the computer that is designed for it, you will get a smooth, wonderful experience.”

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YouTube to Stop Supporting IE6 on March 13

By | February 23, 2010 | 9 Comments

Starting from March 13th, Internet Explorer 6 users will receive the following notification, when watching video:

YouTube to Stop Supporting IE6 on March 13

Google also added: “Stopped support essentially means that some future features on YouTube will be rolled out that won’t work in older browsers.”

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Weekly Browsers Recap, February 22nd

By | February 22, 2010 | 3 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, February 22nd

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks, mabdul and Nox for links.

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Chrome for Mac Receives Extensions and Bookmark Sync

By | February 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

Google has just rolled out a new beta of Chrome web browser for Mac OS, featuring extensions and bookmark sync support.

With over 2500 extensions already available, everyone shall find tools to improve their daily browsing experience.

Download.

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Google to Kill IE6 Gmail Support in 2010

By | February 5, 2010 | 3 Comments

Google to Kill IE6 Gmail Support in 2010Just recently, search engine giant halted older browsers support for few of their apps. Turns out, it’s only the beginning, as Google spokesman said: “We plan to stop supporting older browsers for the rest of the Google Apps suite, including Gmail, later in 2010″.

This move is slightly unexpected, as IE6 still owns 20% of browser market share. As for older browsers quote, Firefox 2.0, Safari 2.0 and Chrome 3.0 won’t be supported as well.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, February 1st

By | February 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, February 1st

Thansk to Gala and mabdul for links.

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Google Pulls the Trigger, Halts IE6 Support

By | February 1, 2010 | 4 Comments

Google Pulls the Trigger, Halts IE6 SupportIt’s finally happening. After years of waiting, Google has pulled off Internet Explorer 6 support from 2 of their apps: Google Sites and Docs.

Last year, company asked IE6 users to upgrade their browsers, when such visited popular video sharing site YouTube.com

Here’s what Google said in their official statement: Continue Reading

Bye, Google, Yahoo! to Become Default Search Engine in Firefox (Ubuntu)

By | January 27, 2010 | 1 Comment

Bye, Google. Yahoo! to Become Default Search Engine in Firefox (Ubuntu)Starting from Ubuntu 10.04 (Ubuntu Lucid), the default search provider in new OS installations will be set to Yahoo! rather than Google.

The following announcement comes after Canonical Ltd. (company behind Ubuntu) struck a revenue sharing deal with Yahoo! Inc.

As for stats, Yahoo! search market share in US slipped down from 8.5% (November) to 8.28% (December), according to Stat Counter.

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