Category: Web Browsers

Web Browsers Malware Benchmark 2011

By | July 18, 2011 | 37 Comments

Web Browsers Malware Benchmark 2011Internet Explorer 9 scores 99-100%.

NSS Labs, an independent network testing facility, has tested 5 most popular web browsers against the socially engineered malware, resulting in more controversy and flame wars all over the Internet.

Although some claim that results are sponsored by Microsoft, Rick Moy, the president of NSS Labs, said that while Microsoft did hire them to benchmark various web browsers few years ago, it was only to improve Internet Explorer’s security. However, after seeing some positive numbers, it was only then sent to the marketing department to do their thing.

Tested web browsers
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Download Adobe Flash Player 11 Beta 32, 64 Bit

By | July 14, 2011 | 2 Comments

Download Adobe Flash Player 11 Beta 32, 64 BitVersion: 11.0.1.60 Beta 1.

There is a new build of Adobe Flash Player floating around at adobe.labs.com, which brings one important feature: a native 64 bit support. All we have to do now is wait for companies other than Microsoft to release an official 64 bit build of their web browser.

However, this is not the only improvement.
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Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Google Chrome 12 vs. Firefox 5 vs. Opera 11.50 vs. Safari 5

By | July 14, 2011 | 31 Comments

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Google Chrome 12 vs. Firefox 5 vs. Opera 11.50 vs. Safari 5With the release of Firefox 5 and Opera 11.50, TomsHardware took 5 most popular web browsers and compared them against each other.

Internet Explorer 9
Google Chrome 12
Firefox 5
Opera 11.50
Safari 5

What are the results? Let’s check them out.
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Beware Of The Windows 8 UX Pack 2.0 Malware

By | July 7, 2011 | 7 Comments

Beware Of The Windows 8 UX Pack 2.0 MalwareRecently, an application called Windows 8 UX Pack 2.0 was released, designed to make your OS look like Windows 8.

If you are as excited as some people are, then downloading it is a no brainer. However, be warned:

After installing and uninstalling the software (did not work for me), I have noticed that it has hijacked my web browsers settings with no warning. Not just Microsoft’s Internet Explorer’s, but also Mozilla’s Firefox and Opera’s (Chrome was not touched).
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RockMelt Receives $30 Million

By | July 6, 2011 | 13 Comments

RockMelt Receives $30 MillionReadies for a heavy marketing.

RockMelt, the social web browser, which is yet to become a success, has received a $30 million funding from the new investors.

LA Times reports that the new investors, Accel Partners and Khosla Ventures, have teamed up with Andreessen Horowitz to lead a round of funding.

What makes it interesting is the fact that two of the RockMelt investors, Marc Andreessen and Jim Breyer, are already on the board of Facebook, creating a stronger bond between companies.

As far as the investment goes, RockMelt’s co-founder said that the money will be used to expand the 40 person team, push some new features and spread the word.

As of today, RockMelt has now raised a total of $40 million in funding.

June, 2011: Google Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera – Down

By | July 5, 2011 | 44 Comments

June, 2011: Google Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera - Down

As Internet Explorer is heading towards the 49% market share mark and Firefox continues its downtrend, we see interesting times are approaching indeed, but as for now, let’s focus on what had happened over the course of June.

No surprises here, Internet Explorer has lost some of its market share again, down from 54.27% to 53.68% (0.59 point decrease).
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Bad Web Browser UI Design Choices

By | July 4, 2011 | 12 Comments

Bad Web Browser UI Design Choices And How To Fix Them

Bad Web Browser UI Design Choices And How To Fix Them

And how to fix them. Part 1.

Although the web browser user interface keeps evolving, it looks like from time to time some random programmer (who has no design experience) decides to implement a feature and mess things up. And you know what the worst part is? It looks “fine” to him/her and change is approved by management who has no design experience as well. Or at least it looks this way.
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Weekly Browsers Recap, July 4th

By | July 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, July 4th

[Thanks, Sebastian]

IE10, 9 vs. Firefox 5 vs. Google Chrome 13, 12 vs. Opera 11.50 vs. Safari 5

By | July 1, 2011 | 89 Comments

IE10, 9 vs. Firefox 5 vs. Google Chrome 13, 12 vs. Opera 11.50 vs. Safari 5With the release of the Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 2, Microsoft has decided to post results of the JavaScript Standards Test, which scores are available below.

The following web browsers were tested:

Internet Explorer 10 (Platform Preview 2)
Internet Explorer 9
Firefox 5
Google Chrome 13 (13.0.782.41)
Google Chrome 12 (12.0.742.112)
Safari 5.0.5 (7533.21.1)
Opera 11.50
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Mobile Web Browsers Benchmark

By | June 29, 2011 | 2 Comments

Mobile Web Browsers Benchmark

In the age of HTML5 and GPU accelerated graphics, Microsoft has created a benchmark site aimed at the mobile web browsers.

Internet Explorer Test Drive Mobile offers a variety of tests, ranging from HTML5 and graphics demos to already popular, FishIE Tank, Speed Reading and similar benchmarks.

Up for some testing? Head over to the following page and try it out!

[Thanks, RamaSubbu SK]