Category: Internet Explorer
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.
July, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome – Up; Firefox, Safari, Opera – Down
It’s hot as hell out there but the posts must flow (there’s a Dune reference somewhere), especially when it comes to tech news.
Kicking things of with Internet Explorer, Microsoft’s big blue browser just keeps edging higher, up from 56.15% to 56.61% (0.46 point increase).
July, 2013 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Android Browser, Google Chrome – Up; Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Down
In the least eventful time of the year (summer that is), we got a fresh set of data from Net Applications, which, depending on your browser of choice and fanboyism levels, will either make or break your day.
Time to switch or is it?
It’s been a while since the last NSS Labs report and as it turns out, instead of comparing malware block rates like they always do, the guys have decided to do something different: find out which browser has the best built in privacy protection.
As it turns out, Safari and Internet Explorer users are protected better than those of Chrome and Firefox (if we ignore 3rd party extensions and NSA) and here is why:
Windows 8 users will have to wait.
If you’ve been dying to test drive IE11 but are using Windows 7, then today is your lucky day as Microsoft has just announced the availability of Internet Explorer 11 Developer Preview for Win7.
Just like in Windows 8.1, IE11 offers a variety of new capabilities including natively decoded JPG images in real time (using GPU), which means your laptop’s battery will last longer, pages could load faster and you will have more free memory available for other tasks.
One of the most annoying things about the Metro version of Internet Explorer on a larger screen devices is the always hidden address / tab bar, which you constantly have to trigger with a swipe gesture. Now, it looks like Microsoft has realized how incredibly frustrating this can be and decided to include an option to keep the bar always visible.
In case you missed it, here is a yet another video from Microsoft, which promotes their “Browser You Loved to Hate” campaign.
Considering that the average consumer will never see this video in the first place and enthusiasts have already made their choice, I’d say this ad as effective as the snake oil.