Category: Safari

July, 2012 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Android Browser – Up; Symbian, Opera Mini – Down

By | August 6, 2012 | 15 Comments


With the rise of handheld devices and rising competition, we are starting a new section, which will focus on the mobile web browsers only. Let’s get going.

Currently in the lead, Apple’s Safari web browser has climbed up by 0.43 point, up from 66.22% to 65.79%.
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Download Apple Safari 6 Final

By | July 25, 2012 | 8 Comments

Download Apple Safari 6No Windows version yet.

With the release of Mac OS X 10.8, Apple has also published the final build of its Safari web browser and unfortunately for some of the fans out there, it’s Mac only.

As we reported earlier, the latest release of Safari 6 includes a pack of new features but most importantly, it does boost the overall performance of the web browser as well. How?
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Benchmarks: IE9 vs. Firefox 13 vs. Google Chrome 20 vs. Opera 12 vs. Safari 5.1

By | July 16, 2012 | 19 Comments

Benchmarks: IE9 vs. Firefox 13 vs. Google Chrome 20 vs. Opera 12 vs. Safari 5.1Yes, we will finally post this.

With a release of new web browser builds, including Chrome 20 and Firefox 13, guys at the TomsHardware have yet again dome a good job ad benchmarking all of them.

Who will win? Check the results below to find out.

Tested Browsers
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Google To Pay $22.5 Million For Users Tracking

By | July 10, 2012 | 2 Comments

Google To Pay $22.5 Million For Users TrackingAs reported earlier, Google has bypassed the cookie settings in both Apple’s Safari and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer web browsers. Thankfully, it wasn’t left unnoticed by the Federal Trade Commission.

Now, according to the WSJ, Google is close to a settlement, which would require them to pay a total of $22.5 million to the FTC.
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June, 2012 Market Share: Firefox, Safari, Opera – Up; IE, Google Chrome – Down

By | July 4, 2012 | 6 Comments


Well, here is an interesting turn of events, a somewhat inverted market share data.

Instead of focusing on the user experience and eliminating the useless 2 year release cycle, IE team has decided to fire more ads instead. Certainly, even great ads have their limits and as shown above, Internet Explorer continues to lose its market share, down from 54.05% to 54.02% (0.03 point decrease).
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Meet Apple Safari 6, World’s Fastest Web Browser?

By | June 13, 2012 | 76 Comments

Meet Apple Safari 6, World’s Fastest Web Browser?Probably not.

During the WWDC keynote, Craig Federighi, Apple’s vice president of Mac Software Engineering, has made some bold statements regarding web browsers.

According to Craig, in addition to a new, Core Animation based scrolling architecture, which will deliver a silky smooth scrolling, Safari 6 will also have the “fastest JavaScript engine of any browser on the planet” and “lightning fast page loading,”
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May, 2012: Google’s Chrome Share Up; Everyone’s Else – Down

By | June 8, 2012 | 24 Comments


After reaching the 50% market share mark, Internet Explorer reverted some of its gains and is back to 49.87%, 0.13 point decrease.

Only few more points remain as Google Chrome slowly climbs towards the 20% mark, up from 17.41% to 18.05%, 0.64 point increase.
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Mozilla Blames Microsoft, Says They Block Other Browsers

By | May 10, 2012 | 31 Comments

Mozilla Blames Microsoft, Says They Block Other Browsers

Forgets about the iPad.

Here is some drama for a Thursday night. In the tablet market where Apple pretty much dominates it with a healthy 90% market share mark (in terms of shipments), Mozilla decided to complain about no other than Microsoft, which, according to them, will not allow other browsers than IE to run in the Windows Classic mode on an ARM based, Windows RT OS.
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Internet Explorer Crosses The 50% Market Share Mark, Again

By | May 1, 2012 | 25 Comments


Back in November, 2011, we have reported that the Internet Explorer web browser has fallen below the 50% market share mark.

Now, it looks like the software giant has something to celebrate as according to the latest numbers, it’s back at 50%, up from 49.82% (0.18 point increase).
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Opera, Firefox And Internet Explorer To Implement WebKit Prefixes

By | April 26, 2012 | 12 Comments

Developers to blame.

In an interesting turn of events, which we view as positive news for its users, Opera Software will soon be releasing an experimental build of Opera Mobile Emulator, which will use WebKit prefixes to combat ignorant web developers. In addition to that, since it will be integrated into Opera’s core, you can expect to see same prefixes across all Opera web browsers in the near future.
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