Category: Web Browsers

February, 2012: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera, Safari Share Up; Firefox – Down

By | March 7, 2012 | 10 Comments


After last month’s interesting results, it’s time to see how did the February turned out for your favorite web browser.

For the second month in a row, Internet Explorer continues to increase its market share and is now up by 0.76 point, from 48.16% to 48.92%.
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Benchmarks: Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) vs. Google Chrome 18 vs. Firefox 11 vs. Opera 12

By | March 5, 2012 | 28 Comments

Benchmarks: Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) vs. Google Chrome 18 vs. Firefox 11 vs. Opera 12After the previous benchmark results that tested the latest stable versions of web browsers, people expressed their interest in the beta or alpha build results as well. Well, today is your lucky day, folks.

Tested web browsers

Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) Platform Preview
Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) Metro Platform Preview
Google Chrome 18 Beta
Firefox 11 Beta 5
Opera 12 Alpha
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Adobe’s Flash Player 2012-2013 Roadmap Revealed

By | March 1, 2012 | 6 Comments

Adobe Flash Player 2012-2013 Roadmap RevealedAs some predict doom and gloom days for the Flash Player, it looks like Adobe has other plans and has now revealed its future plans for its widely used plugin.

Adobe Flash Player 11.2

Coming in Q1 2012, Flash Player 11.2 will expand hardware acceleration support for the older video cards, multi-threaded video decoding pipeline on the PC, right and left mouse clicks support and few other features
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Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) vs. Google Chrome 17 vs. Firefox 10 vs. Opera 11.60

By | March 1, 2012 | 20 Comments

Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) vs. Google Chrome 17 vs. Firefox 10 vs. Opera 11.60

With the release of Windows 8 Consumer Preview, guys at Neowin have managed to benchmark the latest version of IE10, which is Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 5, running in both desktop and Metro modes.

What’s the difference between IE10 Metro and Desktop? IE Metro (aka Immersive web browser) uses the 64 bit libraries by default.

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Android, iOS, BlackBerry Affected By A Serious WebKit Vulnerability

By | February 29, 2012 | 4 Comments

Android, iOS, BlackBerry Affected By A Serious WebKit VulnerabilityWebKit, a rendering engine used by a variety of mobile web browsers, including Google Chrome and Safari, appears to have a very serious flaw, which allows attackers to take a complete control over your smartphone.

According to George Kurtz, the former CTO of McAffee, who have co-founded a new security startup CrowdStrike and discovered the vulnerability, this means that pretty much every smartphone and tablet has this flaw. He has also confirmed that Windows Phone users were not affected.

No further details were revealed.

[Via Zunited]

Industry Proposes DRM Like HTML5 Encryption

By | February 24, 2012 | 14 Comments

Industry Proposes DRM Like HTML5 Encryption

People freak out.

Just a few days ago, everyone was a huge fan of the HTML5. Now, it looks like at least a small amount of fans are freaking out over the industry’s DRM like protection proposal.

However, what they fail to realize is the fact that this is a necessary step, which would somewhat protect content providers, who actually spend money to produce such thing.
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Pwn2Own 2012 Is Coming

By | February 20, 2012 | 23 Comments

Pwn2Own 2012 Is ComingPwn2Own, a computer hacking contest, which will begin on March 7th in Vancouver, British Columbia, has slightly modified its concept, according to sources.

First of all, smartphone hacks have been dropped completely in favor of the web browser exploits against Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari running on both Windows and Mac operating systems.
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Opera Buys 2 Additional Ad Networks

By | February 16, 2012 | 11 Comments

Opera Buys 2 Additional Ad NetworksBack in January of 2010, Opera Software has acquired“AdMarvel”, a mobile advertising startup valued at around $8 million.

Fast forward to this year and it looks like Opera has decided to expand its mobile advertising portfolio by buying two additional mobile ad networks.
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Maxthon 3, Now With Crapware

By | February 10, 2012 | 46 Comments

Maxthon 3, Now With Crapware

At least it’s not a malware.

You know that time when you’ve slept with a gorgeous woman only in the morning to find out that she is actually a man? Neither do I.

Anyway, upon trying the Maxthon 3.3.4.2000 Final, which has recently been released, there was a suspicious checkbox that, for the entertainment purposes alone, I’ve left unchanged; it said something along the lines of:
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Brand Thunder Buys Its Rival

By | February 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

Brand Thunder Buys Its Rival

Brand Thunder, a free theme creator for various web browsers, has announced an acquisition of its competitor’s, BrowserNation, Firefox clients, according to a press report.

Although no pricing details were revealed, it looks like their brand client base that currently sits at 200 will be boosted by 25% or 50.
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