Category: Web Browsers

Microsoft Starts Abusing Windows 10 Users to Gain Market Share

By | October 19, 2015 | 2 Comments

Microsoft Starts Abusing Windows 10 Users to Gain Market ShareWhen Opera complained about bundling Internet Explorer with Windows 7 to the EU and asked to include the famous browser ballot screen, we thought it wasn’t the best decision for the consumers as most have no idea what they are doing on their machines and an extra pop-up could have confused them even more.

Then, Mozilla complained that setting Firefox as default web browser in Windows 10 is not exactly as straightforward as it should be, and then we too did not understand what was the fuss all about. It was easy, at least for us.

Well, third time is the charm, as it looks like Microsoft has started nagging Windows 10 users to give their (incomplete and broken) Edge browser another go. According to the latest report, this is what happens in the latest Windows 10 preview (build 10568) when you switch to Chrome, Firefox or any other (better) web browser:
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Recent Flash Vulnerability Leaves Everyone at Risk

By | October 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Recent Flash Vulnerability Leaves Everyone at RiskAnother day, another headache.

Now here is something to cheer you up before the weekend. As it turns out, a critical security vulnerability (CVE-2015-7645), affecting all Flash versions on all operating systems (Windows, Linux and OS X), has been recently discovered and is already exploited by various web sites.

The only way to protect yourself? Uninstall Adobe Flash, as the company is said to be releasing patch only sometime next week.

The sense of adventure never ends with Adobe.
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September, 2015 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome, Safari, Opera – Up, Internet Explorer, Firefox – Down

By | October 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

After focusing on the Microsoft Edge specifically in our last post, it’s time to pick up the pace and reveal the rest of the desktop market share numbers.
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September, 2015 Mobile Market Share: Google Chrome, Android Browser – Up, Safari, Internet Explorer – Down

By | October 6, 2015 | 1 Comment

Another month, another report.
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A Mysterious Company Buys AdBlock

By | October 5, 2015 | 3 Comments

A Mysterious Company Buys AdBlockFor an undisclosed amount of cash.

AdBlock, the extension that has over 40 million active users, has been acquired by the anonymous company that was asked not to be named. Following the deal, AdBlock will begin using the Acceptable Ads List that is controlled by the AdBlock Plus, for his reason alone, many speculate that the buyer was Eyeo GmbH, the company behind AdBlock Plus.

However, AdBlock Plus has since denied the rumor.

Any guesses?
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Adobe Flash: The End is Near as BBC Joins the Party

By | October 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Adobe Flash: The End is Near as BBC Joins the Party A death by the thousand sites.

BBC, one of the major content providers in the world, has announced its plans to fully ditch Adobe’s Flash in its iPlayer and replace it with none other than the HTML5.

As of this week, there is now a new opt-in beta program, which invites pretty much everyone to try the new iPlayer, which features a much more mobile and desktop friendly user interface and MPEG-DASH streaming standard.

According to BBC, the HTML5 player will be gaining feature parity with the Flash player in the coming months. Oh, but before you start your celebration dance, keep in mind that these browsers won’t be able to join the Beta program:
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Google Chrome May Soon Become The Most Popular Mobile Web Browser

By | September 18, 2015 | 2 Comments

Now here is an interesting prediction that could become true before we enter into the 2016. We have been doing browser market share reports for more than 8 years’ now and it looks like the most recent data from NetApplications indicates that Google Chrome could soon overtake Safari and become the #1 web browser.

Assuming the trend continues (with a minor bump for Safari’s market share due to the new hardware release), we are looking at the November – December timeframe.
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FYI: AVG Sells Your Browsing History To The Third Parties

By | September 17, 2015 | 1 Comment

FYI: AVG Sells Your Browsing History To The Third PartiesYou are the product.

If you are on Windows 8 or 10 and for some reason decided not to use Security Essentials / Windows Defender and have switched to AVG anti-virus instead, then good news for advertisers: they now have your browsing and search history as well meta data, your ISP and apps that are installed on your computer.

As stated in AVG’s privacy policy:
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Microsoft Edge Will Be Coming To The Xbox One, Extensions Is A Priority

By | September 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Microsoft Edge Will Be Coming To Xbox One, Extensions Is A PriorityAnd few other bits…

Today, Microsoft’s Edge team has hosted another AMA on Twitter, resulting in some new (yet expect) information.

For example: a long time ago the software giant has confirmed that Xbox One will receive Windows 10 later this year and unsurprisingly, today they have also confirmed that Microsoft Edge will be included as well.

When asked about extensions, it was revealed that it is a priority for Microsoft and that they are still working on it, no ETA yet though.
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Worldwide Web Browsers Market Share (Animation)

By | September 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Worldwide Web Browsers Market Share (Animation)Recently, Business Insider has posted an article, which includes a bunch of browsers market share data from 2008 all the way to 2015.

While it looks cool and interesting, we have decided to go one step further and blend all these images into a simple animation, giving you a better look on how exactly did the browsers battled for the dominance since 2008 and how was Internet Explorer (and then Firefox) overtaken by Google Chrome.

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