Category: Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer 9 vs. Safari 5 (Hardware Acceleration)

By | June 9, 2010 | 6 Comments

Internet Explorer 9 vs. Safari 5 (Hardware Acceleration)With the recent Safari 5 announcement, Apple has also introduced hardware acceleration support for Windows machines.

To find out how it stacks up against Internet Explorer 9 hardware acceleration, Microsoft ran some tests (see video below (requires Silverlight)).

What about results?
In the very first demo, IE9 Preview versions had an average of 50fps while Safari struggled to reach even 10fps. During Flickr Explorer demo, Internet Explorer 9 kept around 20fps while Safari 5 was averaging about 7fps only. Continue Reading

New Internet Explorer 8 Ad Campaign Begins

By | June 8, 2010 | 6 Comments

In effort to strengthen Internet Explorer 8 position in the market and raise people awareness, Microsoft has launched a new ad campaign.

Here’s what Microsoft had to say about it:

To prove just how vulnerable your personal information is, Internet Explorer 8 re-recreated notorious internet scams–live, off the web– in the most street-smart city in world: New York. We used hidden cameras to film reactions of real people. In the first spot we asked people to provide very personal information in order to open a new bank account which would give them a cash reward of $500. We learned that, just as it is online, it can be hard to tell the difference between the scammer and the real thing. We filmed a lot of people and nearly all of them were convinced our “bank” was the real deal.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, June 7th

By | June 7, 2010 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 7th

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Microsoft Pushes Hard with Internet Explorer 9
It looks like Microsoft IE team tries to do its best to make you forget about Internet Explorer 6/7 mess.

Internet Explorer 6 Market Share to Reach 10% in 2010
If we analyze Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 market share trend, the following conclusion can be made.

Mozilla to Add Weave Sync for the Next Firefox Release
It appears that Mozilla has decided to integrate data synch feature into the upcoming major Firefox release.
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Internet Explorer 6 Market Share to Reach 10% in 2010

By | June 3, 2010 | 2 Comments

If we analyze Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 market share trend, the following conclusion can be made:

Internet Explorer 6 Market Share to Reach 10% in 2010 Continue Reading

Microsoft Pushes Hard with Internet Explorer 9

By | June 3, 2010 | 22 Comments

It looks like Microsoft IE team tries to do its best to make you forget about Internet Explorer 6/7 mess.

In the recent update (May 2010 IE Platform Preview), it was announced that Internet Explorer 9 is now fully HTML5 and CSS3 compliant, or that’s what MS wants you to think.

According to test results, IE9 was the only browser to pass all HTML5, SVG 1.1 2nd edition, CSS3 media queries, CSS3 borders & backgrounds, CSS3 selectors, DOM level 3 core, DOM level 3 events and DOM level 2 style tests.

Firefox 3.6.3 managed to score 100% in the DOM level 2 style test as well.

Microsoft Pushes Hard with Internet Explorer 9

Either Microsoft “forgot” to include Google Chrome 5 Final or it was not released by the time browsers were tested.

Download IE9 Preview.

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May, 2010 – Internet Explorer, Firefox Share Goes Down; Chrome, Opera and Safari – Up

By | June 1, 2010 | 5 Comments

May, 2010 - Internet Explorer, Firefox Share Goes Down; Chrome, Opera and Safari - UpAnother month, another market report. Let’s begin.

Internet Explorer market share fell down by 0.26 point, from 59.95% to 59.69%.

Firefox still struggles to reach 25% market share, this time it went down from 24.59% to 24.35% (0.24 point decrease).

Not a big surprise here, Chrome managed to increase its market share by another 0.32 point, up from 6.73% to 7.05%. Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 31st

By | May 31, 2010 | 10 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 31st

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Windows Phone 7 to Feature Upgradeable Internet Explorer
With many mobile web browser choices floating around, Internet Explorer is certainly not one of them.

Synchronize Between Firefox and iPhone with Firefox Home
Mozilla has recently announced an upcoming project that is “Firefox Home”.

Google Releases Chrome 5 Stable
Few days ago, Google has released the final version of Google Chrome 5 web browser, tagged as version 5.0.375.55, for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. Continue Reading

Windows Phone 7 to Feature Upgradeable Internet Explorer

By | May 28, 2010 | 2 Comments

Windows Phone 7 to Feature Upgradable Internet ExplorerWith many mobile web browser choices floating around, Internet Explorer is certainly not one of them.

Furthermore, it is being upgraded only within new Windows Mobile release (and that does not happen very often).

However, things are about to change. One of the IE Mobile team members has revealed that Internet Explorer will receive updates independently of Windows Phone 7 itself. Continue Reading

Internet Explorer 9 to Support VP8

By | May 19, 2010 | 20 Comments

Internet Explorer 9 to Support VP8Earlier today, Google has announced a developer preview of WebM, which is essentially an open source media format, designed for World Wide Web, that uses VP8 codec.

In response to such announcement, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer General Manager, Dean Hachamovitch said: “In its HTML5 support, IE9 will support playback of H.264 video as well as VP8 video when the user has installed a VP8 codec on Windows” … “We want to be clear about our intent to support the same markup in the open and interoperable web, and to do so in a manner consistent with our view broad view of safety and security”

The WebM is already supported by 40+ companies, such as: Mozilla, Opera, Google, Logitech and many more.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, May 17th

By | May 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 17th

Thanks to Android, Ichann, Nox and Tiago Sá for links.

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