April, 2014 Mobile Market Share: Google Chrome, Opera Mini – Up; Safari, Android Browser, Internet Explorer – Down
It’s the middle of May as we dig into the previous month’s mobile market share data.
Kicking things off with Safari, Apple’s web browser has seen a decrease of 2.14 points, from 53.91% to 51.77%.
Results are better than expected.
In its first release of statistics on the Acceptable Ads, AdBlock has revealed some interesting numbers that are worth mentioning.
According to a post by Ben Williams, they have rejected over 50% of all whitelist applicants (777) because their ads were not acceptable. In addition to that, they have only accepted 9.5% of all applicants, although the number is misleading due to the fake applications and/or communication breakdowns.
It’s finally happening, the day we’ve been all waiting for…
Remember the days when you went to your friend’s house to fix the computer only to see dozens of weird toolbars blocking the view? So does Yahoo.
Yesterday, the Internet giant has revealed a new version of its toolbar (for the US), which allows users to quickly access all the Yahoo services as well as connect other social networks, such as Facebook and Thumblr.
It seems like the release of PirateBrowser has made quite a splash in the tech community.
According to the recent report, the anti-censorship browser by ThePirateBay has been downloaded over 100,000 times and that’s just in the last 72 hours.
For those interested in the PirateBrowser, it should be noted that it only combats censorship and does not actually make the Internet experience fully anonymous.
No innovation, move along.
If you are using an ISP that blocks things that shouldn’t be blocked in the first place, then PirateBrowser might very well be one of the web browsers to consider.
What is PirateBrowser anyway? Basically, it’s nothing more than just a bundle (Firefox 23 and a Tor client), although The Pirate Bay also said to have included some proxy configuration to speed things up. That’s pretty much it. Also, at least for now it’s Windows only, with Mac and Linux versions coming later.
This is why you don’t give women your credit card.
It looks like Yahoo’s new CEO, Marissa Mayer, just can’t stop buying things. For what appears to be her 18th acquisition this year, a web giant has just announced that they are acquiring RockMelt, a social web browser that was later discontinued and turned into a news aggregator, which too will now be shut down following the purchase.
Ad free, at least for now.
Remember Rockmelt, a social web browser that was canned and then turned into a news aggregator? Well, half year after introducing the iOS version, guys at Rockmelt team have finally released the Android specific app, which targets bigger screens.
Another month, another loss.
Launched back in 2002, Camino (formerly known as Chimera) became a better and far faster alternative among Mac OS users, who previously had to rely on Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 5.
Well, all good things have to come to an end as Stuart Morgan, one of the project leaders at Camino, has announced that the browser is being discontinued. As simple as that. That’s the competition for you.