Category: Safari

IE8 vs. Google Chrome 18 vs. Firefox 11 vs. Opera 11.6 vs. Safari 5.1

By | April 23, 2012 | 14 Comments

IE8 vs. Google Chrome 18 vs. Firefox 11 vs. Opera 11.6 vs. Safari 5.1

Windows XP edition.

Despite very positive Windows 7 reviews, it still remains the #2 operating system, right behind everyone’s beloved Windows XP. And although trend favors Windows 7, it does not mean that the XP users should be left behind. Since Internet Explorer 9 won’t run on this OS, guys at TomsHardware have decided to test IE8 against the top 4 web browsers.
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Maxthon, A New King Of HTML5

By | April 16, 2012 | 19 Comments

Maxthon 3.3

If you’ve ever thought that Maxthon is just a peace of UI on top of a rendering engine, then you were wrong.

Thanks to their continuous effort to drive web standards, Maxthon has been recently added to the HTML5Test and as you might have guessed from the title, they took the lead.
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If Web Browsers Were Guns

By | April 11, 2012 | 20 Comments

For people who are allergic to Internet cats, here is another take: if web browsers were guns.
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If Web Browsers Were Cats

By | April 11, 2012 | 9 Comments

Surprisingly, with dozens of “if” takes around the blogosphere, no one has ever though about comparing web browsers to cats, up until now… Your dreams have finally come true, guys.
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March, 2012: Internet Explorer’s Share Up; Everyone’s Else – Down

By | April 2, 2012 | 6 Comments


Although there were no mind blowing browser releases last month, it does not mean that the user base will remain the same and as the title says, it’s all about Microsoft this time.

Whether it’s a result of clever ads or Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Internet Explorer has regained 0.9 point of its market share, up from 48.92% to 49.82%.
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Windows Phone 8 Web Browser Pops Up In HTML5 Benchmarks

By | March 26, 2012 | 5 Comments

Windows Phone 8 Web Browser Pops Up In HTML5 Benchmarks

Can’t beat Opera or Firefox Mobile.

Continuing the development of Internet Explorer 10 for the Windows Phone 8, (which is set to be a very different game) Microsoft’s web browsers has popped up in the recent HTML5 test results and as of now, they are not that impressive.
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IE9 Hacked, Chrome Pwned (Again)

By | March 12, 2012 | 11 Comments

IE9 Hacked, Chrome Pwned Again

Security flaws everywhere.

After Google Chrome has been hacked twice, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 was the second browser to fail the security challenge.

By exploiting two unknown vulnerabilities, Vupen Security was able to remotely open a calculator running on a Windows 7 SP1 machine. While no additional details were revealed, both IE and Google Chrome exploits were a combination of at least a couple of previously unknown flaws.
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Android, iOS, BlackBerry Affected By A Serious WebKit Vulnerability

By | February 29, 2012 | 4 Comments

Android, iOS, BlackBerry Affected By A Serious WebKit VulnerabilityWebKit, a rendering engine used by a variety of mobile web browsers, including Google Chrome and Safari, appears to have a very serious flaw, which allows attackers to take a complete control over your smartphone.

According to George Kurtz, the former CTO of McAffee, who have co-founded a new security startup CrowdStrike and discovered the vulnerability, this means that pretty much every smartphone and tablet has this flaw. He has also confirmed that Windows Phone users were not affected.

No further details were revealed.

[Via Zunited]

Pwn2Own 2012 Is Coming

By | February 20, 2012 | 23 Comments

Pwn2Own 2012 Is ComingPwn2Own, a computer hacking contest, which will begin on March 7th in Vancouver, British Columbia, has slightly modified its concept, according to sources.

First of all, smartphone hacks have been dropped completely in favor of the web browser exploits against Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari running on both Windows and Mac operating systems.
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Google Tracks Safari Users Through A Loophole

By | February 17, 2012 | 11 Comments

Google Tracks Safari Users Through A LoopholeIf you are a sort of person who is very sensitive about privacy, then Safari is not exactly the perfect browser to use, at least was.

While Safari prevents the third party cookies to be stored on devices or computers, a recently discovered loophole, which Google did use, allowed the search giant to store cookies for up to 24 hours.

How did it work? Turns out, if user was signed in to Google+ social network and agreed to see +1 on ads (a feature, which allows people to indicate that they liked the ad), Safari would store the cookie, enabling easy tracking for the search giant.
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