Rumor: Apple wanted Opera to be the iPhone browser
According to ValleyMag, unknown source reported that before the first iPhone was released, Apple wanted Opera to build the browser for the iPhone.
Negotiations dragged on for six months, the sticking point being exclusivity — Apple wanted it, but Opera was unwilling to commit, seeing a larger market for licensing its proprietary software to multiple handset manufacturers. Eventually, Apple walked away armed with ideas from the negotiations and built a version of its own Safari browser for the popular mobile device. Continue Reading
Yet another month passed by and it’s time to check how’s your favorite browser doing.
After previous 0.01% gain, Internet Explorer continues to lose its market share. It went down by 0.87%. From 73.02% to 72.15%
Firefox keeps growing. This time it grabbed quite big piece of the market share: 0.51% Increased from 19.22% to 19.73% Continue Reading
Firefox 3 (3.1) vs. Google Chrome vs. Safari 3 vs. Opera 9.5 vs. Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) vs. Internet Explorer 7 (IE7)
SquirrelFish: The engine used by Safari 4.0.
V8: The engine used by Google Chrome.
SpiderMonkey: The engine that powers Firefox (up to, and including, Firefox 3.0). Continue Reading
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Yet another month passed by and it’s time to check how’s your favorite browser doing. On June, Firefox 3 and Opera 9.5 final versions were released. Did release increased those browsers market share? Let’s find out.
Internet Explorer continues its tradition to lose market share. This time it decreased by 0.74%, from 73.75% to 73.01%. Continue Reading
Few weeks ago Apple released Safari 3.1.2 for Windows. Well, today you can download Safari 3.1.2 for Mac OS X as well. This release fixes the following security issue:
Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.
Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) Beta 1 vs. Safari 3.1 vs. Firefox 3.0 vs. Opera 9.5 vs Flock (Firefox 2.0) – Browsers Memory Battle #2
Safari on Windows shows extremely poor memory management, and I do not know whether it ever reaches a high water mark. If this is by design, it is certainly a design that looks inefficient and seems to contradict Apple’s marketing. Continue Reading
There is an article in ComputerWorld.com called “Firefox 3.0 wins memory battle, says tester“. Sam Allen was testing Firefox, Internet Explorer (IE), Flock, Opera and Safari web browsers to see who wins in the memory management. “Test” is quite funny. There are no graphs at all and basically nothing… I guess this is what quality article is all about.
Time for yet another web browsers security article. So there’s a test called “Browser Security Test” which I found today and decided to run it on the latest stable web browsers releases. What about results?
Firefox 2.0.14 – All Passed
Firefox 3.0 – All Passed Continue Reading
Safari 3.1.2 for Windows was just released which fixes few security issues.
Viewing a maliciously crafted BMP or GIF image may lead to information disclosure
Saving untrusted files to the Windows desktop may lead to the execution of arbitrary code
Visiting a malicious website which is in a trusted Internet Explorer zone may lead to the automatic execution of arbitrary code
Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution
It’s always recommended to use the latest stable version of any web browser, especially when we are talking about security updates.