Category: Opera

Web Browsers IQ Study Is A Hoax

By | August 3, 2011 | 7 Comments

Web Browsers IQ Study Is A Hoax

IE users rejoice.

Earlier this week, we reported about the recent study which claims that IE users tend to have a lower IQ when compared to other web browser users. Turns out, it was a hoax all along.

According to BBC, the web site that published results was set up just weeks before official announcement and used staff images copied from Central Test, a French company specializing in research.

Although ApTiquant has already changed some of its staff member names, they did that few days too late.

[Thanks, RamaSubbu SK]

July, 2011: Google Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera – Down

By | August 2, 2011 | 48 Comments

July, 2011: Google Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera - Down

It’s August already as we look at the July’s web browser market share numbers. As you will see from the stats below, this month was awful for everyone but WebKit.

Internet Explorer is first in our list and there are no surprises here. It has lost some of its market share again, down from 53.68% to 52.71% (0.97 point decrease).

Firefox 5 did not change the situation for Mozilla as its browser market share continues to grind lower, down from 21.67% to 21.47% (0.2 point decrease).
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Weekly Browsers Recap, August 1st

By | August 1, 2011 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 1st

[Thanks, RamaSubbu SK, Shane Bundy]

If You Use IE6, Chances Are, You Are Not An Einstein

By | August 1, 2011 | 15 Comments

If You Use IE6, Chances Are, You Are Not An Einstein

Science agrees: geeks use other web browsers.

By collecting data from more than 100,000 users, a research firm has revealed that the majority of Internet Explorer users tend to have a lower IQ than Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera or Camino users. No one cares about the EQ anyway.

However, if you use the Internet Explorer with Google Chrome frame, there is a hope for you too.
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Browsers Backup: FavBackup 2.1.0 Released

By | July 31, 2011 | 11 Comments

Browsers Backup: FavBackup 2.1.0 Released

After quite some time, I am happy to announce the availability of FavBackup 2.1.0, which now supports the latest versions of Firefox (4, 5), Google Chrome (7-14) and Opera (11, 11.50) web browsers.

Download.
Donate.
Changelog.

Weekly Browsers Recap, July 25th

By | July 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, July 25th

[Thanks, Rafael Luik, RamaSubbu SK]

Weekly Browsers Recap, July 18th

By | July 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, July 18th

Web Browsers Malware Benchmark 2011

By | July 18, 2011 | 37 Comments

Web Browsers Malware Benchmark 2011Internet Explorer 9 scores 99-100%.

NSS Labs, an independent network testing facility, has tested 5 most popular web browsers against the socially engineered malware, resulting in more controversy and flame wars all over the Internet.

Although some claim that results are sponsored by Microsoft, Rick Moy, the president of NSS Labs, said that while Microsoft did hire them to benchmark various web browsers few years ago, it was only to improve Internet Explorer’s security. However, after seeing some positive numbers, it was only then sent to the marketing department to do their thing.

Tested web browsers
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Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Google Chrome 12 vs. Firefox 5 vs. Opera 11.50 vs. Safari 5

By | July 14, 2011 | 31 Comments

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Google Chrome 12 vs. Firefox 5 vs. Opera 11.50 vs. Safari 5With the release of Firefox 5 and Opera 11.50, TomsHardware took 5 most popular web browsers and compared them against each other.

Internet Explorer 9
Google Chrome 12
Firefox 5
Opera 11.50
Safari 5

What are the results? Let’s check them out.
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Opera Working To Fix Facebook Video Calling

By | July 11, 2011 | 25 Comments

Opera Working To Fix Facebook Video CallingFacebook unveiled its new video calling feature this week right after Google+ came out and boasted with Hangouts (video chats with up to ten people). Unfortunately, Opera is not supported by Facebook for this feature at present. An Opera employee had the following to say about the matter:

The reason for Facebook’s block seems to be a problem with our version of Opera on OS X. Facebook’s plug-in installs itself as FacebookVideoCalling.webplugin on Mac, but our browser only recognises plug-ins with a .plugin extension. This causes their plug-in detection scripts to think the installation failed, triggering a renewed installation process. Our fearless engineers are working to fix this issue in Opera code as soon as possible, and we’re also in talks with Facebook to find a quick resolution to the problem. - Patrick H. Lauke, Web Evangelist in the Developer Relations Team at Opera

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