Guys at Driphter.com got their hands on the upcoming BlackBerry browser that utilizes Webkit rendering engine.
Although it’s still in early development stages, browser does look promising and we are looking forward to the final version capabilities.
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
In effort to strengthen Internet Explorer 8 position in the market and raise people awareness, Microsoft has launched a new ad campaign.
Here’s what Microsoft had to say about it:
To prove just how vulnerable your personal information is, Internet Explorer 8 re-recreated notorious internet scams–live, off the web– in the most street-smart city in world: New York. We used hidden cameras to film reactions of real people. In the first spot we asked people to provide very personal information in order to open a new bank account which would give them a cash reward of $500. We learned that, just as it is online, it can be hard to tell the difference between the scammer and the real thing. We filmed a lot of people and nearly all of them were convinced our “bank” was the real deal.
Here is a nifty extension for Android 2.2 and Google Chrome users.
You can now send links from your web browser directly to your Android device using Cloud to Device Messaging service.
As for other platform users, there is always a mail.
Couple weeks ago, Google came up with Chrome speed test video. Well, today Opera Software has released their own version of it, featuring Norwegian potatoes and Opera web browser itself.
Thanks to Garen, RamaSubbu SK and zoori for the news tip.
- Internet Explorer History Monitor
- Install Firefox add-on without restarting, now in nightly builds
- Mozilla Plugin Check for All Browsers
- The Book of Mozilla
- Use Google Chrome to Drag Images into e-mails
- Verizon’s Tablet Bet Is on Google Chrome
- Why the Opera web browser is anti-Flash
- Opera’s Secrets Unlocked: 16 Tips and Tricks
- Apple Safari Browser Hit By Zero-day Vulnerability
- Is Your Browser HTML5 and CSS3 Ready?
- Android Browser Roundup
Thanks to Android, Ichann, Nox and Tiago Sá for links.
An interesting video, in which Microsoft employee demonstrates the difference between GPU (Internet Explorer 9) and non-GPU (Firefox, Chrome) powered web browsers.
Recently Google has released a Beta version of Chrome 5 web browser. Now, not only it includes browser preferences synchronization (in addition bookmarks sync), but also offers HTML5 goodies like: Geolocation APIs, App Cache, web sockets, and file drag-and-drop support. Continue Reading