Category: Web Browsers

Watch Build 2015 Here (Live Stream)

By | April 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Watch Build 2015 Here (Live Stream)And take a look at the list of Spartan related sessions.

If you are eager to find out what’s new in Project Spartan (as well as in other, Microsoft related products), then good news, the software giant will be streaming its Build 2015 conference live and you can watch it here!

When does it start? In 8 hours, and the timer is also available on the very same page so you will know the exact time in your country.

As far as specific, Spartan sessions go:
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March, 2015 Mobile Market Share: Google Chrome – Up; Safari, Android Browser, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Down

By | April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

After reviewing the desktop numbers, let’s go ahead and switch to the desktop.
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March, 2015 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Up; Internet Explorer – Down

By | April 13, 2015 | 4 Comments


Another month, another report.

As Microsoft continues to work on the Project Spartan, Internet Explorer’s market share keeps sliding down, this time by 0.84 point, from 57.38% to 56.54%.
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Video: An Early Demo Of WebGL 2.0

By | March 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Video: An Early Demo Of WebKit 2.0No full backwards compatibility for you.

As Mozilla Foundation announced the availability of original WebGL (which was based on OpenGL ES 2.0) back in 2011 and then a 1.0.2 update two years later, the development has shifted to WebGL 2 (2013) and now it looks like all companies involved are ready to share some of the progress they have made in the last year or so.

So what exactly does the WebGL 2 have to offer? According to the recently revealed preview, the new graphics library is now based on the OpenGL ES 3.0 API and aims to raise many restrictions that were present in WebGL 1 (such as ability to use more render textures at the same time), developer controlled access to antialiasing, multiple render targets and other goodies.
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February, 2015 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome, Opera – Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari – Down

By | March 11, 2015 | 2 Comments


It’s time to do the desktop.

As Microsoft continues to work on Spartan, it’s predecessor is in a downtrend as last month Internet Explorer’s market share decreased again (by 0.8 point this time), down from 58.18% to 57.38%
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February, 2015 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Up, Google Chrome, Android Browser – Down

By | March 9, 2015 | 0 Comments


Another month, another report.
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Spartan To Remove The 300ms Delay, Pointer Events Become W3C Recommendation

By | February 25, 2015 | 1 Comment

Spartan To Temove 300ms Delay, Pointer Events Become W3C RecommenadtionRecently, Microsoft has announced a couple new things, first of all, their Pointer Events model has now been accepted by W3C and became a recommended standard, which means that other browser vendors should be implementing it in the near future, hopefully.

In addition to that, there have been changes in the new rendering engine that is set to power Spartan. Due to the double tap issue (where a browser must pause for 300ms to see if there will be another one (assuming users want to zoom)), there comes a delay. While there are many workarounds (even for IE10), they are not ideal.
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If You Bought A Lenovo, Be Worried

By | February 19, 2015 | 3 Comments

Firefox Users Remain Semi Safe In The Lenovo ScandalGreed 101.

If you have bought a Lenovo laptop this or last year and haven’t heard yet, one of the most successful PC makers has been caught installing adware on a number of machines with reports starting from mid-2014.

Basically, a software called Superfish is injecting third party ads on Google searches. Not only that, it also injects its own certificate, allowing to snoop on secure connections and decrypt them. Just take a look at this screenshot:
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Awesome: Microsoft To Implement Mozilla’s ASM.JS

By | February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Microsoft To Implement Mozilla’s ASM.JSShows that they do listen to the community.

If you visit Microsoft’s User Voice web site, on the very first page you will find a request to implement Mozilla’s asm.js, which is a strict subset of the JavaScript language that brings significant performance improvements. As a result, you can run heavy stuff like Unreal Engine 3 right in your web browser.

Now, it looks like the next version of Microsoft’s JavaScript engine (Chakra) on Windows 10 will also support asm.js.
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January, 2015 Mobile Market Share: Google Chrome – Up; Safari, Android Browser, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Down

By | February 9, 2015 | 0 Comments


After finding out the desktop market share numbers, let’s do the desktop!

Despite record iPhone sales, Safari continues to go the opposite direction, down from 43.76% to 43.20% (0.56 point decrease).
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