Category: Web Browsers

Block Visitors That Block Ads?

By | April 19, 2011 | 18 Comments

Block Visitors That Block Ads

As webmasters try to do their best to achieve the profit targets they desire, thanks to ad blockers in pretty much every web browser, it’s not as easy as some might think.

Well, it looks like at least one web site has found a so called “solution”: block visitors that bring no revenue.

See the picture above? That’s what happens when you visit dollarade.com partners web site and have NoScript/AdBlock installed.

While it does not look like a good idea to me, I am not the one paying that site’s server bills.

Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, April 18th

By | April 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 18th

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Google Chrome Has 120 Million Users

By | April 18, 2011 | 5 Comments

Google Chrome Has 120 Million UsersBack in December, Google has announced that Google Chrome has more than 120 million active users, which is good.

However, during the Q1 2011 earnings call, company has stated that Google Chrome sees about 30% growth every quarter and now has 120 million active users.

Confused yet? Turns out, 120 million active users milestone that was hit in December was not using DAU (Daily Active Users) metric. Instead, it relied on more “generic” active users calculations.

Makes you wonder what parameters do other web browser companies use to count their users…

Download Silverlight 5 Beta

By | April 14, 2011 | 7 Comments

Followed by the very first release of Internet Explorer 10, Microsoft has also announced the availability of the Silverlight 5 Beta.

According to the press release, Silverlight 5 aims to bring a lot of new features improvements to the table, from 64 bit operating systems support to hardware acceleration and text enhancements.

Some of the changes
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Flock Is Dead

By | April 12, 2011 | 14 Comments

Flock Is DeadFlock, the social web browser that was acquired by Zynga back in January, 2011, is now shutting down.

April 26th, 2011 is the day when Flock support will be discontinued and company already suggests users to download an alternative web browser, such as: Firefox or Google Chrome.

Support for Flock browsers will be discontinued as of April 26th, 2011. We would like to thank our loyal users around the world for their support, and we encourage the Flock community to migrate in the coming weeks to one of the recommended web browsers listed below.

Why is Flock shutting down?
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Download Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 1

By | April 12, 2011 | 3 Comments

I am really excited to let you know that Microsoft has learned its lesson and is already working on the next version of Internet Explorer.

In fact, you can already download IE10 Platform Preview from the following page.

What’s New?
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Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, April 11th

By | April 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 11th

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Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 4 vs. Google Chrome 10 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5

By | April 6, 2011 | 16 Comments

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 4 vs. Google Chrome 10 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5

Some time ago, TomsHardware has published a nice list of benchmark results for the top 5 web browsers. Unfortunately, they did not test the final version of Firefox 4.

Well, this is no longer the case as the most recent tests now include the following:

Internet Explorer 9
Firefox 4
Google Chrome 10
Opera 11
Safari 5
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March, 2011: Firefox, Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer – Down

By | April 5, 2011 | 5 Comments

March, 2011: Firefox, Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer - Down

With the release of Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox 4, it’s time to find out, how those releases affected major web browsers market share for the month of March.

Despite the launch of IE9, Microsoft’s web browser continues the downtrend. This time it has decreased by 0.85 point, from 56.77% to 55.92%.
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CycleBlob: WebGL Lightcycle Game

By | April 5, 2011 | 1 Comment

Here comes another WebGL game and this time it’s all about light cycles.

Play.