Category: Web Browsers

2 Years Later, People Notice That The Ballot Screen Is Gone

By | July 23, 2012 | 4 Comments

2 Years Later, People Notice That The Ballot Screen Is GoneEU begins investigation.

Well, what do you know, for a feature that was widely requested by a lot of web browser makers, it looks like 1 out of more than 1 billion PC users has actually noticed that his bellowed ballot screen has since disappeared.

Apparently, with the release of Windows 7 SP1, the software giant has accidentally removed web browser choice screen and surprisingly, no one has ever noticed. Not until now, at least.
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Today, Bing.com Is Awesome

By | July 18, 2012 | 4 Comments

Today, Bing.com Is Awesome

As you might know, from time to time we talk about the amazing sites that bring some of the best web browser capabilities.

Well, today it’s one of those days as Bing.com now has a spectacular (and animated) wallpaper.

Just head over to the following site and see what we are talking about. In case you missed it (they change wallpapers every 24 hours), here is a video:
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Benchmarks: IE9 vs. Firefox 13 vs. Google Chrome 20 vs. Opera 12 vs. Safari 5.1

By | July 16, 2012 | 19 Comments

Benchmarks: IE9 vs. Firefox 13 vs. Google Chrome 20 vs. Opera 12 vs. Safari 5.1Yes, we will finally post this.

With a release of new web browser builds, including Chrome 20 and Firefox 13, guys at the TomsHardware have yet again dome a good job ad benchmarking all of them.

Who will win? Check the results below to find out.

Tested Browsers
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Sleipnir 3, 3.5 For PC And Sleipnir Mobile 2 For Iphone, Ipad Released

By | July 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sleipnir 3,3.5 For PC And Sleipnir Mobile 2 For Iphone, Ipad ReleasedMerges your phone with a web browser.

It looks like guys at the Fenrir Inc. were quite busy developing a set of new web browsers for both PC and the iOS devices, including:

Sleipnir 3 for Windows
Sleipnir 3.5 for Mac OS X
Sleipnir Mobile 2.0 for iPhone and iPad 2
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Maxthon Issues Official Response Regarding The HTML5Test

By | July 10, 2012 | 18 Comments

Maxthon Issues Official Response Regarding The HTML5TestReestablishes the trust.

Recently, Maxthon was accused of cheating its score in the HTML5Test but, as it turns out, it’s not all doom and gloom for the Chinese company.

As explained in their official blog post, they simply released a build that (partially) supports Web GL, ‘Get user media’ and ‘Subtitles’ attributes too quickly and that, as a result, caused quite a backlash.
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SPDY vs. HTTP Benchmarks

By | July 9, 2012 | 8 Comments

SPDY vs. HTTP BenchmarksIs it really that much better?

As more and more web browsers support SPDY, the experimental network protocol, which was developed by Google, we have decided to find out, how much better is it when compared to the good old HTTP.

Thankfully, we have found a neat presentation made by Will Chan and Roberto Peon and to be fair, results surprised us, in a good way, of course.

SPDY vs. HTTP
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Maxthon Scams Its Score In The HTML5Test.com

By | July 5, 2012 | 28 Comments

Maxthon Scams Its Score In HTML5Test.comThinks that they can outsmart everyone else.

When you start bundling crap with your web browser, you know that there is something fundamentally wrong with your priorities. So, what do you do when you have already lost your dignity and suck at pretty much everything you do? You cheat, obviously.

After claiming that Maxthon scores a total of 467 points in the HTML5Test, Niels Leenheer has found out that this is not exactly the case. In fact, they enabled features that do not actually work, just to boost the meaningless score.
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June, 2012 Market Share: Firefox, Safari, Opera – Up; IE, Google Chrome – Down

By | July 4, 2012 | 6 Comments


Well, here is an interesting turn of events, a somewhat inverted market share data.

Instead of focusing on the user experience and eliminating the useless 2 year release cycle, IE team has decided to fire more ads instead. Certainly, even great ads have their limits and as shown above, Internet Explorer continues to lose its market share, down from 54.05% to 54.02% (0.03 point decrease).
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Torch Browser: WebKit With Torrent Support And Download Accelerator

By | July 3, 2012 | 7 Comments

Torch Browser: WebKit With Torrent Support And Download AcceleratorA little bit of everything.

We are not sure how many hundreds or thousands of different web browsers there are that use the WebKit rendering engine, but here is something slightly different: Torch.

So what’s so cool about it? Well, it builds on the foundation of the Chromium web browser and includes a couple of new features, such as:
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EU Joins Microsoft To Protect Users Privacy

By | June 26, 2012 | 4 Comments

EU Joins Microsoft To Protect Users PrivacyEven though EU and Microsoft aren’t exactly the best friends, it looks like both of them have found a common enemy: users tracking.

Recently, the software giant has informed that the upcoming release of the Internet Explorer 10 will have a “Do Not Track” feature enabled by default, which made advertising agencies unhappy. As a result, W3C has updated the DNT draft and asked web browser makers to disable such feature during the initial software launch.
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