Category: Web Browsers

Spartan To Remove The 300ms Delay, Pointer Events Become W3C Recommendation

By | February 25, 2015 | 1 Comment

Spartan To Temove 300ms Delay, Pointer Events Become W3C RecommenadtionRecently, Microsoft has announced a couple new things, first of all, their Pointer Events model has now been accepted by W3C and became a recommended standard, which means that other browser vendors should be implementing it in the near future, hopefully.

In addition to that, there have been changes in the new rendering engine that is set to power Spartan. Due to the double tap issue (where a browser must pause for 300ms to see if there will be another one (assuming users want to zoom)), there comes a delay. While there are many workarounds (even for IE10), they are not ideal.
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If You Bought A Lenovo, Be Worried

By | February 19, 2015 | 3 Comments

Firefox Users Remain Semi Safe In The Lenovo ScandalGreed 101.

If you have bought a Lenovo laptop this or last year and haven’t heard yet, one of the most successful PC makers has been caught installing adware on a number of machines with reports starting from mid-2014.

Basically, a software called Superfish is injecting third party ads on Google searches. Not only that, it also injects its own certificate, allowing to snoop on secure connections and decrypt them. Just take a look at this screenshot:
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Awesome: Microsoft To Implement Mozilla’s ASM.JS

By | February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Microsoft To Implement Mozilla’s ASM.JSShows that they do listen to the community.

If you visit Microsoft’s User Voice web site, on the very first page you will find a request to implement Mozilla’s asm.js, which is a strict subset of the JavaScript language that brings significant performance improvements. As a result, you can run heavy stuff like Unreal Engine 3 right in your web browser.

Now, it looks like the next version of Microsoft’s JavaScript engine (Chakra) on Windows 10 will also support asm.js.
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January, 2014 Mobile Market Share: Google Chrome – Up; Safari, Android Browser, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Down

By | February 9, 2015 | 0 Comments


After finding out the desktop market share numbers, let’s do the desktop!

Despite record iPhone sales, Safari continues to go the opposite direction, down from 43.76% to 43.20% (0.56 point decrease).
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Benchmarks: Internet Explorer 11 vs. Spartan vs. Google Chrome 40 vs. Firefox 35

By | February 6, 2015 | 2 Comments

Benchmarks: Internet Explorer 11 vs. Spartan vs. Google Chrome 40 vs. Firefox 35If you haven’t experienced or tested the Spartan yet (and by that we mean IE’s new rendering engine) then here’s something that I am sure a lot are curious about: a set of tests that compare Spartan versus other web browsers, including IE.

Thanks to guys at AnandTech, that’s exactly what they did with Windows 10 build 9926 running on Core i7-860.

Here are the results:
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January, 2015 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome, Safari, Opera – Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox – Down

By | February 5, 2015 | 1 Comment


It’s the first report of 2015 so let’s get things going.

Starting with Internet Explorer, Microsoft’s web browsers starts 2015 with a decreased market share, down from 59.11% to 58.18% (0.93 point decrease).
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December, 2014 Desktop Market Share: Netscape Replaces Opera

By | January 16, 2015 | 4 Comments


Now here is something weird to kick start your day.

It looks like Net Applications have stopped reporting Opera in its “Desktop Top Browser Share Trend” and have replaced it with Netscape, which for some weird reason have also managed to increase its market share by 0.05 point in December.
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December, 2014 Mobile Market Share: Google Chrome, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Up; Safari, Android Browser – Down

By | January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments


So how did the mobile browsers do in the last month of 2014? Let’s find out.

As always, Safari is first in our list, down from 45.40% to 43.76% (1.64 point decrease).
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RIP Browser Ballot Screen

By | December 20, 2014 | 2 Comments

RIP Browser Ballot Screen Proves to be utterly pointless.

Remember the infamous browser ballot screen? The one that was initiated by the Opera Software in 2009 when it complained to the EU? Then the $731 million fine when Microsoft messed up?

Well, the agreement between both sides has now expired and Microsoft will no longer ask users to pick their web browser.
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November, 2014 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Android Browser, Opera Mini – Up; Google Chrome, Internet Explorer – Down

By | December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments


Another month, another report.
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