Category: Safari

IE6 is “Safer” than Chrome or Opera

By | June 29, 2010 | 13 Comments

IE6 is US Bank Chase has decided to stop supporting Opera and Chrome web browsers, implying security issues and low popularity.

Therefore, people who use browsers other than: Internet Explorer 6.0 and higher, Firefox 2.0 and higher or Safari 3.0 and higher (for Mac systems only), may not be able to access Chase web site.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, June 21st

By | June 21, 2010 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 21st

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The Difference between Google Chrome and Chromium
Softpedia has published a great article on Google Chrome and Chromium differences.

Flock Ditches Firefox in Favor of Chromium
Flock Inc., company behind well known social web browser has released the very first Beta of Flock 3.0.
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Track Web Site Changes in IE, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari and More

By | June 14, 2010 | 6 Comments

Track Web Site Changes in IE, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari and More
Now, there are quite a few extensions to track web page changes. Unfortunately, they are made for certain web browsers only.

What’s the solution?
Try Diphur.com. It is a simple bookmarking service that will do this for you. Therefore, you will be able to use it on any web browser.

Not ideal, but still, better than nothing.

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Proper Web Browser (Picture)

By | June 10, 2010 | 14 Comments

Now here is an interesting one. TaerkEX, a member of DeviantART has created a simple APNG (Animated PNG) animation.

What’s so great about that?
Well, picture contains two frames. Therefore, if your browser does not support APNG, you should only see the very first one.

Like this (.gif format):

Otherwise (.gif format):
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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

Apple Releases Safari 5

By | June 8, 2010 | 6 Comments

Apple Releases Safari 5

Just as everyone expected, Apple has recently announced the availability of Safari 5 web browser.

If you haven’t yet read “Safari 5 Plausible Features” post (which turned out to be true), here’s what’s new:
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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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Safari 5 Plausible Features

By | June 6, 2010 | 19 Comments

Safari 5 Plausible FeaturesIf MacGeneration rumors are true, Apple will unveil Safari 5 web browser tomorrow at WWDC 2010.

Some key features of Safari 5 include:

  • Improved Performance: Safari 5 executes JavaScript up to 25% faster than Safari 4. Better page caching and DNS prefetching speed up browsing.
  • Improved HTML5 support: Safari supports over a dozen new HTML5 features including Geolocation, full screen for HTML5 video, closed caption for HTML5 video, new sectioning elements (article, aside footer, header, hgroup, nav and section), HTML5, AJAX History, EventSource, WebSocket, HTML 5 draggable attribute, HTML 5 forms validation, and HTML 5 Ruby.
  • Hardware Acceleration for Windows: Use the power of the computer’s graphics processor to smoothly display media and effects on PC, as well as Mac.
  • Safari Developer Tools: A new Timeline Panel in the Web Inspector shows how Safari interacts with a web site and identifies areas for optimization. New keyboard shortcuts make it aster to switch between panels.
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Apple HTML5 Demos

By | June 4, 2010 | 21 Comments

Today Apple has launched a web site to demonstrate HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript capabilities.

In case you don’t feel like downloading Safari web browser + QuickTime, here are all the demos.

Video Effects
Control media playback and apply a variety of CSS effects to video delivered with HTML5.
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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