Category: Internet Explorer
Now here’s a reason for you to start celebrating weekend earlier, at least if you are a web developer and still care about IE6.
According to the latest data from NetApplications, Internet Explorer’s 6 market share is now sitting at the 4.76% mark. And as you will see from our upcoming report, IE’s market share is now the highest it has ever been this year: 57.79%.
Now here’s a non-news story for you.
If you are using Google Analytics and IE8, then you’re going to have a bad time as the search giant has recently announced its plans to drop the support for Microsoft’s web browser by the end of 2013.
As it says in the blog post, Google has “decided to do this to both accelerate the pace at which we can innovate new product features, and to facilitate adoption of newer web technologies in the design of the Google Analytics product.”
Windows users rejoice.
If you’ve been using Apple’s iCloud service on Windows but found a lack of Firefox and Chrome bookmarks support disappointing then good news because this is exactly what the recent update includes.
Yes, you can finally sync all major browser bookmarks (Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome) on your PC’s.
We are not sure how many more videos with the same message Microsoft can make but here’s the most recent one, in which the software giant asks you to rethink its relations with Internet Explorer and forget about all the horrible things it did in the past.
One thing Microsoft has shown again and again however is the fact that once they get ahead, they still stop innovating and start abusing you (horrible IE, ridiculous Xbox Live Gold prices for an ability to watch Netflix, etc). So let’s just say that we don’t want to rethink our relations.
Removes tab syncing options.
If you’ve been dreaming about a slightly dumbed down version of Internet Explorer 11 then Windows 7 compatible build might just be it.
According to IEBlog, Windows 8.1 Apps as well as IE11 will use GPU power to process data, resulting in up to 45% faster image load and 40% lower memory consumption. And yes, when it comes to rendering, we are talking milliseconds here.
August, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Up; Google Chrome – Down
Another month and another gain for Internet Explorer, up by 0.99 point, from 56.61% to 57.60%.
Good news for consumers and bad for advertisers, Adblock Plus for Internet Explorer has been recently released to the web, which is even compatible with Internet Explorer 6 (and above).
While Wladimir Palant, the lead developer of Adblock Plus said that there is still much room for improvement, the current version has reached a point where it provides a solid enough experience to justify the release.
However, it should be noted that due to various limitations imposed by Microsoft, the Metro version of Internet Explorer does not support AdBlock Plus.
Safari 6 hides its face in shame.
It’s been a while since the last browser test and when the latest versions from all vendors are already pretty fast, why not measure something useful instead?
Well, that’s what guys from Sauce Labs did. They took a bunch of web browsers and looked at their error rate. The results? Take a look for yourself.