Category: Safari

WebKit2 is Coming, More Stable than Ever Before

By | April 12, 2010 | 14 Comments

WebKit2 is Coming, More Stable than Ever BeforeRecently, one of the Apple employers has announced a new WebKit framework, that they call WebKit2.

One of the main framework goals is to utilize a split process model, so the web content would be placed into a separate process. As a result, bad plugin, tab etc. won’t crash the whole web browser.

This behavior is very similar to Chrome’s; however, as split process module is directly integrated into WebKit2 framework, other clients will be able to use it as well.

As for today, initial versions are available for Windows and Mac platforms.

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Thanks to Blake for the news tip.

SunSpider 0.9.1 Released

By | April 7, 2010 | 12 Comments

SunSpider 0.9.1 ReleasedToday WebKit team has released an updated version of world’s most popular JavaScript benchmark. The key point of this release is more accurate results, which is achieved through bug fixes and few improvements.

You can try SunSpider 0.9.1 in the following page and compare it to 0.9 results here.

Notice any difference?

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Pwn2Own: Internet Explorer 8, Firefox and Safari Hacked

By | March 25, 2010 | 20 Comments

Pwn2Own: Internet Explorer 8, Firefox and Safari HackedAs first day at Pwn2Own hacking contest nears its end, web browser results are in.

Just like last year, Apple’s Safari 4 on Snow Leopard 10.6 was hacked first, as Charlie Miller set up a remove exploit.

Interment Explorer 8 has fallen next, after a successful Peter Vreugdenhil four layer attack on Windows 7. Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, March 23rd

By | March 23, 2010 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, March 23rd

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks for links.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, March 15th

By | March 15, 2010 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, March 15th

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks, Dels, mabdul, nobody and Nox for links.

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February, 2010 – Google Chrome, Opera Mini Share Goes Up; Firefox, Safari, Opera – Down

By | March 15, 2010 | 4 Comments

February, 2010 - Google Chrome, Opera Mini Share Goes Up; Firefox, Safari, Opera - Down.Time to check February browser market share results.

Internet Explorer continues its downfall saga; as market share fell from 62.12% to 61.58% (0.54 points decrease).

For a fourth month in a row, Firefox is losing its market share as well. This time it has decreased by 0.2 points, moving down from 24.43% to 24.23%.

Another month, another gain for Chrome. In February, this browser market share increased by 0.39 points, as it went up from 5.22% to 5.61%. Continue Reading

The Difference Between Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera and Safari

By | March 15, 2010 | 56 Comments

What’s the difference between all those browsers? Take a look at CollegeHumor interpretation:
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Internet Explorer 6 Funeral Pictures

By | March 14, 2010 | 7 Comments

“On March 4, 2010 Aten Design Group held a funeral for one of the most amazing browsers ever, IE6.”
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Safari 4.0.5 Released

By | March 12, 2010 | 6 Comments

Safari 4.0.5 ReleasedOne more update was released for Apple Safari users, as company announced the availability of Safari 4.0.5 web browser, for Windows and Mac operating systems.

This is a recommended update, as it offers performance, security and stability improvements, such as:

- Performance improvements for Top Sites
- Stability improvements for 3rd-party plug-ins
- Stability improvements for websites with online forms and Scalable Vector Graphics
- Fixes an issue that prevented Safari from changing settings on some Linksys routers

Download.

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Microsoft Tweaks Browser Ballot Screen

By | March 10, 2010 | 2 Comments

Microsoft Tweaks Browser Ballot ScreenAs ballot screen was pushed at the beginning of March, various users started noticing anomalies behind random browser order.

For some reason, it would favor Google Chrome, increasing its chances to be first, second or third in the list.

As a result, Microsoft has tweaked random order algorithm, which solved this issue. Unfortunately, no more details were provided.

“We can confirm that we made a change to the random icon order algorithm in the browser choice screen for Europe. We are confident the algorithm change will be an improvement. As always, we are grateful for the feedback we get from developers, and we thank those who commented on the topic and suggested changes,” said Microsoft’s Kevin Kutz.

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