Category: Web Browsers

Yahoo To Ignore The “DNT” Setting

By | October 30, 2012 | 6 Comments

Yahoo To Ignore The "DNT" SettingNo surprises here.

As Microsoft continues to push its implementation of the Do Not Track feature, more and more companies shove it back.

Following Apache, Yahoo has also issued a statement saying that they will not honor the IE10’s default DNT setting because it doesn’t express user intent.
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EU: Windows RT Restrictions Are Fine

By | October 25, 2012 | 1 Comment

EU: Windows RT Restrictions Are FineMozilla responds.

Well, here is an interesting piece of news for you today, earlier this year, Mozilla has complained about the possible restrictions for web browsers running on the Windows RT, which wasn’t left unnoticed by the EU itself.

Now, according to a new report, European Union regulators gave Microsoft a green light and will not continue the investigation.
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Nokia Releases A Data Compression / Web Browser App

By | October 16, 2012 | 3 Comments

Windows Phone only.

Interestingly enough, the struggling handset manufacturer has released the Xpress Beta app, which not only uses its own rendering engine (unlike other Windows Phone browsers) but also compresses data, just like Opera Mobile.
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Concept: Google Chrome For Windows Phone 8

By | October 12, 2012 | 2 Comments

Concept: Google Chrome For Windows Phone 8Opera Mobile concept coming up next week.

With the approaching launch of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, it appears that some Google Chrome fans have decided to create a mockup on how the favorite web browser would look like running on a WP8 hardware.

The result? See the pictures below.
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HTML5: Play Contre Jour Game Via Web Browser And Windows 8

By | October 10, 2012 | 2 Comments

If you were hungry for some HTML5 action, here comes a popular iOS game, which has been ported to Windows 8 and the web.
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September, 2012 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Up; Google Chrome – Down

By | October 9, 2012 | 2 Comments


After publishing the market share report for the mobile web browsers, it’s time to reveal a real thing: desktop.

As we are weeks before the launch of the Windows 8, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer managed to increase its market share by 0.03 point, up from 53.60% to 53.63%.
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Yandex.ru Launches Its Own Web Browser

By | October 2, 2012 | 3 Comments

Yandex.ru Launches Its Own Web Browser

Another Chrome clone.

Well, with everyone launching their own implementation of the Chromium web browser (aka the name and logo change), here comes another one and this time it’s from, Yandex, a Russian search company.
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Opera Promises Opera Mini / Opera Mobile For The Windows Phone 8

By | October 1, 2012 | 5 Comments

Opera Promises Opera Mini / Opera Mobile For The Windows Phone 8

If SDK supports it.

Back in May, we wrote about the possibility of the Opera Mobile web browser for both Windows Phone and Windows 8 tablets.
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Microsoft Creates Its Own Version Of RoboHornet

By | September 27, 2012 | 5 Comments

Microsoft Creates Its Own Version Of RoboHornetCalls it RoboHornet Pro.

After topping the search giant’s benchmark chart, Microsoft was quick to note that while they are happy with the result, RoboHornet does not actually represent a real word browser usage, instead, it focuses in a specific aspects of browser performance.

Therefore, the software giant has decided to take the existing code and add CSS3 Animations, CSS3 Transforms, CSS3 Text Shadows, custom WOFF fonts, Unicode, Touch and other, “real world” aspects, resulting in a Matrix like looking benchmark, which can be seen in the video below:
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HTML5 To Be Finalized in 2014, HTML 5.1 Coming Shortly Afterwards

By | September 24, 2012 | 2 Comments

HTML5 To Be Finalized in 2014, HTML 5.1 Coming Shortly AfterwardsAhead of its 2022 schedule.

Believe it or not but the original timeline to finalize HTML5 was ridiculous. Thankfully, the World Wide Web Consortium has changed its mind and is now targeting year 2014, which is far more reasonable.

As far as the schedule goes, W3C plans to release a HTML 5.0 Candidate Recommendation in late 2012 and HTML 5.1 in late 2016.
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