Category: Internet Explorer
March, 2013 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer – Up; Android Browser, Opera Mini – Down
It’s April already and you know the drill, it’s time to dive into the latest market share numbers from HitsLink.
Follows everyone else.
What could top the upcoming WebGL support? How about SPDY? Thanks to Rafael Rivera, we have learned that Microsoft is actively working on implementing an open networking protocol that was developed by the Google itself.
The good news? Not only will IE11 support it but it seems that the software giant is integrating SPDY to the Windows Blue itself, which means that all store apps can utilize it (and reap performance rewards) from the get go.
Do Not Track arrives as well.
Is it Metro? Modern? Immersive? No one knows yet but the fact is: IE10 Metro is pretty awful and has little to no functionality, just like the earlier Skype builds.
A sign of what’s to come for both Windows 8.5 and Windows Phone 8.5.
Now here is a piece of good news to kick-start your weekend. According to the recent discovery by François Remy, who has Windows Blue installed on his machine, Internet Explorer 11 might support WebGL after all.
Now, before you get too excited, keep in mind that WebGL does not yet work, however, the interfaces are already defined, which implies that Microsoft at least put some effort into it. Whether or not they have abandoned the idea, we will have to wait and see.
From Immersive to Desktop.
As more and more people get their hands on the recently leaked build of Windows 8 (codenamed Blue), Rafael Rivera from WithinWindows has discovered a neat hidden feature, which brings IE10 Immersive (aka Metro) swipe gesture to IE11 Desktop.
Will utilize Firefox tag instead.
Now here is a set of good news for everyone but the user agent sniffers. Thanks to the recently leaked build of Windows Blue, it was revealed that Internet Explorer 11 will replace its “MSIE” user agent string with “IE”, instantly disabling all the CSS hacks that target Microsoft’s web browser.
Not only that but Internet Explorer 11 will also include “Like Gecko” command, instructing web sites to send it the same code version as it would to Firefox.
Synced tabs are finally coming.
Thanks to the leaked Windows Blue build 9364, guys at WinForum have managed to post quite a few OS and IE11 screenshots; and while we wait for someone to run HTML5Test or any other benchmarks, this is what we got now:
Another stone in the garden.
Recently, we have reported about the changes in Microsoft’s IE for Modern UI blacklists where only specific sites won’t run Flash by default.
Well, it looks like HBO.com, one of the best known content providers around, is one of such sites that won’t run on Windows RT. As it turns out, IE10 for Windows 8 blacklist has 3 sites: briggs-riley.com, webassign.net and webinato.com while the RT version includes a total of 12, HBO and Twit being two of them.
However, while Twit.tv will work on their HTML5 based site, users browsing HBO on Windows RT will see the following message:
Includes benchmarking capabilities too.
As you might know, we love HTML5 games and all kinds of crazy demos and in case you haven’t upgraded to Windows 8 yet, which has a spectacular Minesweeper client, here is a cross platform option for you.
What if you aren’t into games at all? Well, assuming that you are a librarian who is building a list of all known web browser tests for the future generations to come, here is another addition for you, straight from the Microsoft itself. After you run the test, it will measure how long will it take for your web browser to solve the minesweeper board, that’s as simple as it gets.