Category: Web Browsers

Surfy Browser For Windows Phone Updated

By | May 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Surfy Browser 4.3Version 4.3

Good news for all you alternative Windows Phone browser users out there as the guys behind Surfy has just released an update.

Bringing it to version 4.3, the following build introduces a Launch Pad, allowing you to quickly open pinned web pages. There is also a separate HTML5 Game section pinned in the launch pad, with web based games that can be played offline.
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April, 2014 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome – Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Down

By | May 18, 2014 | 2 Comments


And now the desktop numbers…

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer market share has since reached its peak and is down by 0.08 point, from 57.96% to 57.88%.
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Learning English Is Now Super Fun

By | May 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Learning English Is Now Super FunThanks to Google.

If you ever wanted to improve English skills, now is your chance to shine. Thanks to the latest Google Chrome experiment called Spell Up, learning English is now more fun than it has ever been.

Basically, you talk into a microphone and spell / guess / pronounce various English words that are stacked on top of each another, building a tower that can collapse after you made a mistake. Fortunately, there are achievements and various bonuses that will encourage you to keep stacking and stacking till your eyes bleed out.
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April, 2014 Mobile Market Share: Google Chrome, Opera Mini – Up; Safari, Android Browser, Internet Explorer – Down

By | May 11, 2014 | 1 Comment


It’s the middle of May as we dig into the previous month’s mobile market share data.

Kicking things off with Safari, Apple’s web browser has seen a decrease of 2.14 points, from 53.91% to 51.77%.
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Surfy For Windows Phone Updated

By | April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Surfy For Windows Phone UpdatedMicrosoft grants Outcoder restricted capabilities in order to allow SD card support.

Recently, a new version of popular web browser for Windows Phone has been released, bringing a couple of new features as well as expected bug fixes and various enhancements.

So what else is new? Well, according to the changelog, Surfy 3.9 now allows you to export downloaded files to your SD Card and phone’s Media Library. Also, you can expect some sort of improvements to password and form cache (whatever that means).
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March, 2014 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer – Up; Android Browser, Opera Mini – Down

By | April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments


Another month, another report.

Starting with Safari, Apple’s web browser seen an increase of 0.39 point, up from 53.52% to 53.91%.
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Pwn2Own 2014: All Browsers Defeated

By | March 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pwn2Own 2014: All Browsers DefeatedIt looks like this year’s Pwn2Own hacking contest was pretty eventful and all web browsers got their asses kicked.

On the first day, a team from France has successfully hacked Internet Explorer 11, Firefox and Adobe Flash Player. The very same research firm also managed to find a vulnerability in Google Chrome, which affects both WebKit and Blink rendering engines.

Next day Sebastian Apelt and Andreas Schmidt have demonstrated a browser based exploit against Microsoft’s web browser, followed by a Chinese team that managed to bypass Safari’s sandbox and run remote code execution through it.
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UC Browser Receives A Significant Update

By | March 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

UC Browser Receives A Significant UpdateWindows Phone users rejoice.

Recently, UC Browser has been updated to version 3.4, which brings a couple of new features that are worth mentioning.

First in the list is ability to export downloaded files to SD card or public folder, next is a convenient way to share downloaded files through Bluetooth or QR Code.
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Meet Mozjpeg, Mozilla’s JPEG Encoder Project

By | March 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

Meet Mozjpeg, Mozilla's JPEG Encoder ProjectFinally, something other than JavaScript.

Recently, Mozilla has announced a new project called “mozjpeg’”, which aims to improve the overall compression of JPEG images, hence also enhancing web page load times.

So what they did so far was to take a fork of libjpeg-turbo (a JPEG image codec that uses SIMD instructions (MMX, SSE2, NEON) to accelerate baseline JPEG compression and decompression) and combine it with ‘jpgcrush’, which, according to Mozilla, reduced the overall sample size of 1500 JPEG images from Wikipedia by 10%.
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February, 2014 Mobile Market Share: Android Browser, Google Chrome, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Up; Safari – Down

By | March 3, 2014 | 1 Comment


Another month, another report.

Kicking things off with Safari, Apple’s web browser saw a decrease in its market share numbers, down from 54.97% to 53.52% (1.45 decrease).
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