Category: Web Browsers
IE users rejoice.
Earlier this week, we reported about the recent study which claims that IE users tend to have a lower IQ when compared to other web browser users. Turns out, it was a hoax all along.
According to BBC, the web site that published results was set up just weeks before official announcement and used staff images copied from Central Test, a French company specializing in research.
Although ApTiquant has already changed some of its staff member names, they did that few days too late.
[Thanks, RamaSubbu SK]
It’s August already as we look at the July’s web browser market share numbers. As you will see from the stats below, this month was awful for everyone but WebKit.
Internet Explorer is first in our list and there are no surprises here. It has lost some of its market share again, down from 53.68% to 52.71% (0.97 point decrease).
Firefox 5 did not change the situation for Mozilla as its browser market share continues to grind lower, down from 21.67% to 21.47% (0.2 point decrease).
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- HTML5 Drag and Drop in IE10 PPB2
- Mozilla fires up mobile OS for smartphones, web
- Update: Google Chrome cupcake is gone, along with multiple profiles
- Chromebook security: browsing more securely
- Chrome Gets OS X Lion Two-Finger Gestures. They’re Backwards
- Beta Channel Update for Chromebooks
- Google Chrome Dev Channel Update
- Opera Network latency improvements, Microdata and QRESYNC
- IndiaGames Partners Opera Mini Browser For Mobile Gaming
- Facebook Will Bring Credits To Mobile Browsers
- There’s a web browser hiding inside the iriver Story HD, but it’s pretty shy
[Thanks, RamaSubbu SK, Shane Bundy]
Science agrees: geeks use other web browsers.
By collecting data from more than 100,000 users, a research firm has revealed that the majority of Internet Explorer users tend to have a lower IQ than Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera or Camino users. No one cares about the EQ anyway.
However, if you use the Internet Explorer with Google Chrome frame, there is a hope for you too.
Ever wanted to create a simple theme for the web browser of your choice? Then BT Engage, an interactive skin creator by Brand Thunder is a tool you’ve been waiting for.
The process is pretty straight forward. Upon starting, user is presented with a web browser screen that can be customized according to your individual needs, from backgrounds and logos to widgets.
However, if you are not keen on trying such activity, feel free to check ThunderThemes, which includes over 40,000 already created skins.
The future of web browsers is here.
If you are one of those 2 people who would like to surf web pages via a calculator, then worry no more as Gossamer is here to save you.
Gossamer, a web browser for Texas Instruments graphing calculators allows its users to view web pages using CALCnet and globalCALCnet protocols. Although the direct URL input is yet to be implementing, features such as scrolling is already available in the 1.0 version.
Nintendo Wii is not required.
The HTML5 fun fest continues as more and more developers try its capabilities. The latest example comes from Robert Kleffner, a guy who took Notch’s Mario port and pushed it into the HTML5 space for you to try.
Jump/Enter Level: S
Click here and play now.
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- Google Chrome Beta Channel Update
- Google Chrome Beta Channel Update for Chromebooks
- Opera: Updated Ragnarök (HTML5 parser) Labs Build
- Vungle on Opera
- Why I don’t use Google Chrome or other browsers besides Opera
- iCab Web Browser
- Visualize your Web page in 3D
[Thanks, Rafael Luik, RamaSubbu SK]
Other web browser vendors to get jealous.
Good news for all the Google Chrome users, IBM’s John J. Barton, the core developer of Firebug, will be joining Google’s Chrome team to work on its next generation Web dev tools.
What made him to take such decision? According to John, working on the next gen Firebug is not practical as browsers change too fast for the size of its team to keep up and shift from desktop to mobile requires additional development time. Furthermore, he could not obtain another year of support from IBM to continue the contributions.