Category: Web Browsers

CyanogenMod Developing Their Own Web Browser

By | July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

CyanogenMod Developing Their Own Web BrowserAnd it’s called “Gello”.

CyanogenMod, the team that has brought you the popular Android ROM, which has since been used not only by the enthusiasts but also OEMs, has posted a teaser video on their Google+ page, indicating that there are working on their own web browser.

If you don’t feel like watching a video (which can’t be embed), here is what was teased: flexible downloader manager, granular privacy controls as well as offline reading mode.
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Emergency Flash Update Is Rolling Out Now

By | June 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Emergency Flash Update Is Rolling Out NowAdobe Flash Player 18.0.0.194.

Ah, Adobe Flash, the plugin that every single one of us loves to death, thanks to a never ending streak of security vulnerabilities and all kinds of issues. One might wonder, how many more are there left.

However, while most are routinely fixed and rolled out in batches, earlier this week Adobe was forced to release a critical update to machines running Windows, Mac and Linux as the latest vulnerability is extremely serious and has been already exploited by various hackers worldwide.
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Adobe Flash Player 18 Could Be Less Annoying

By | June 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Adobe Flash Player 18 Beta Could Be Less AnnoyingAssuming it’s not bundled with the web browser already.

If you haven’t heard already, Adobe Flash Player 18 will be the first release that might not be as terrible as some expect, mainly because of the one feature: it will no longer require you to restart / close web browser when updating to a newer build, if the web browser vendor has made that possible. Firefox for example will only require you to refresh the web page that has Flash content.

As far as other changes go, the latest build fixes dozens of Microsoft Edge related bugs, brings video texture support for Android, adds audio APIS to Flash Player NPAPI and more.
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23 X Times More Performance: Google, Microsoft, Mozilla & Others Join Forces

By | June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

23 X Times More Performance: Google, Microsoft, Mozilla & Others Join ForcesWill co-develop a new binary format.

It’s nice to see tech giants that are usually competing with one another coming together to work on something that will benefit users all over the globe. The most recent example comes from a new announcement, which details the forthcoming partnership between Mozilla, Microsoft, WebKit engineers and others.

What is it all about? As you might know, when it comes to executing JavaScript files, browsers simply download them from a server, compile them using their own JavaScript engine and then execute. How exactly is this a problem? It is not but there is a ton of improvements that developers can make to speed everything up (such as Mozilla’s ASM.JS, Google’s NativeClient or Microsoft’s TypeScript). However, a newly joined “alliance” aims to make a new binary format called WebAssembly, which should merge all vendor’s efforts into a single compilation target.
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Microsoft Details Edge Site Compatibility Improvements

By | June 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Microsoft Details Edge Site Compatibility ImprovementsIf you are a web developer, then dealing with multiple web browsers and rendering engines is something that you have been accustomed to. However, sometimes supporting legacy web browser versions might not only slow down your site but also impact other user’s experience (assuming you decide not to implement something because it does not work on the older versions of IE).

In any case, today Microsoft has shared more details about the different implementations that Edge utilizes to render everything properly.

In one example it was shown how using an incorrect charset or malformed refresh equiv (assuming it was a mistake by the developer) will ruin the web site, at least in some way.
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Microsoft Edge Final Release Date & New Features

By | June 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Microsoft Edge Final Release Date & New FeaturesWindows 10 Build 10134 leaks, screenshots below.

Over the weekend, we’ve seen a freshly leaked build of Windows 10, which has revealed at least two new features that were added to Microsoft’s Edge web browser.

The first is a small but welcome UI tweak: a home button in the address bar, which will quickly bring you to the home page of your choice. What if you are a power user and don’t need such thing? The good news is that it can be hidden via settings so everybody wins,

Next feature however is a must for any modern web browser: ability to import favorites from other web browsers.
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May, 2015 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera – Up; Internet Explorer, Safari – Down

By | June 4, 2015 | 1 Comment


Here comes the desktop.

After revealing the browser market share numbers on mobile, it’s time to finish it off with a fresh set of desktop data from the Net Applications.
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May, 2015 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Google Chrome, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Up, Android Browser – Down

By | June 1, 2015 | 2 Comments


It‘s the first day of the summer right here and what better way to start June than to publish fresh mobile market share data numbers.
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Mozilla Weaves Goodbye To Its $25 Smartphone Dream

By | May 25, 2015 | 1 Comment

Mozilla Weaves Goodbye To Its $25 Smartphone DreamAs well as future v2.2 updates.

It looks like Mozilla’s plan to conquer the world with a $25 Firefox OS smartphone did not exactly went as planned. According to the recently revealed internal email that was sent by the Chris Beard himself (the CEO of Mozilla), the open source organization has failed to gain any sufficient traction to justify the further significant investments as far as the ultra-low cost smartphone program goes.

“We have not seen sufficient traction for a $25 phone, and we will not pursue all parts of the program. We will focus on efforts that provide a better user experience, rather than focusing on cost alone.”
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AdBlock Browser For Android Is Here

By | May 21, 2015 | 1 Comment

AdBlock Browser For Android Is HereIOS version coming soon.

As revealed exclusively by FavBrowse last week, AdBlock Plus did indeed release their own web browser for Android.

So is it any better than you average web browser? Well, unlike the majority of Android brewers, AdBlock Plus have decided to use Firefox code base rather than Chromium, however, it won‘t sync with Firefox nor will it be able to use any of their extensions. So is it worth it? Well, the only positive thing about AdBlock Browser is that it blocks annoying ads by default, take a look at this:
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