Category: Web Browsers

Web Browser Performance: Windows 10 vs. Windows 8.1 vs. Windows 7

By | August 12, 2015 | 1 Comment

 Web Browser Performance: Windows 10 vs. Windows 8.1 vs. Windows 7If you are still delaying the (likely inevitable) Windows 10 upgrade until it becomes slightly more stable, then here is something that might make you feel better: web browser performance benchmarks on the three most popular operating systems (at least in the US): Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7.

Guys at TechSpot did a review and to sum up the non browser parts, Windows 10 performed slightly better when it came to gaming, booted slower and overall offered no significant advantages (or disadvantages) compared to its predecessors.
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WhatsApp Web Will Work On Microsoft Edge

By | August 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

WhatsApp Web Will Work On Microsoft EdgeComing sometime in the future.

Earlier this year, WhatsApp has released a web version of its popular messaging client, which enabled Google Chrome users to chat on the web, with Firefox, Opera and Safari users joining the party slightly later. Unfortunately for Internet Explorer or Edge users, their browsers were never compatible.

Well, things are about to change as Microsoft Program Managers have confirmed that the companies are talking (and likely) working on a solution, which will finally enable Edge users (and there are not too many of them yet) to enjoy WhatsApp online web platform.
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Firefox OS Spinoff With 40+ Mozilla Employees Receives A $100 Million Boost

By | July 20, 2015 | 4 Comments

Firefox OS Spinoff With 40+ Mozilla Employees Receives A $100 Million BoostMozilla must be kicking themselves in the foot.

Back in May, Chris Beard, the CEO of Mozilla, has announced plans to drop the $25 version of Firefox OS and overhaul the overall plans for the mobile operating system.

Shortly afterwards, a couple of execs have left the company, including the president, Li Gong, who have since formed a new startup codenamed “Gone Fishing”, to create a new mobile solution, which is partially based on the Firefox OS itself. Since then, more than 40 former Mozilla employees have also joined the company as well as people from other sources.

Now, it looks like the very same startup (Acadine Techologies), has received a $100 million investment from China’s Tsinghua Unigroup, with a goal to create a better mobile operating system called H5OS, which is set to target tablets, smartphones and wearable devices.
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Microsoft: Edge Is Blazing Fast

By | July 16, 2015 | 2 Comments

Microsoft: Edge Is Blazing FastWith the announcement of Windows 10 RTM, the software giant has also revealed more details about some of the OS specifics and their software.

One of such mentions was about Microsoft Edge, which has also been promoted to the stable build. If you were reading FavBrowser for quite some time, then you should remember that we also published early Edge benchmarks where it dominated everyone (including Google Chrome) on their own benchmarks.

In case you are wondering if these claims are still valid then good news, as Microsoft has now shared that Edge is still #1 on WebKit’s Sunspider, Google’s Octane and Apple’s JetStream benchmarks. By how much exactly?
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June, 2015 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Google Chrome – Up, Android Browser, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Down

By | July 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Just like every month, it’s time to reveal the mobile market share data for June from the NetApplications.

After quite a few months of drops, Safari is ready to fight back and is up by 1.99 point, from 39.67% to 41.66%.
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Palemoon To “Dump” Gecko

By | July 13, 2015 | 4 Comments

Palemoon To “Dump” GeckoWhile press screams doom and gloom for Firefox, here’s a real explanation.

Not so long time ago developers behind Palemoon, a web browser based on Firefox’s Gecko rendering engine, have announced that they will be switching away from Mozilla’s to their own rendering engine called Goanna.
Now, before you start thinking about the PR disaster for Mozilla, it does not take rocket science to figure out that nothing actually changes. How so? Here’s a story in 60 seconds or less:
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Recent Leak Reveals New Adobe Flash Exploit

By | July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Recent Leak Reveals New Adobe Flash ExploitAnd everyone was vulnerable.

It seems like Flash has more security holes than the Swiss cheese and thanks to a recent leak, every single one of computers running it were vulnerable to a new attack.

The news come after the breach of the “Hacking Team”, an Italian spyware manufacturer, which have had clients (mostly governments) from all over the world. As it turns out, in more than 400 gigabytes of published data, there was a yet unknown Flash vulnerability, which too got revealed and allowed anyone (with some tech knowledge) to exploit computers running Adobe Flash or earlier.
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June, 2015 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Up, Internet Explorer – Down

By | July 7, 2015 | 2 Comments

It’s getting hot out there but the web browser news must go on, and today we look at the latest market share data from the NetApplications.
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CyanogenMod Developing Their Own Web Browser

By | July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

CyanogenMod Developing Their Own Web BrowserAnd it’s called “Gello”.

CyanogenMod, the team that has brought you the popular Android ROM, which has since been used not only by the enthusiasts but also OEMs, has posted a teaser video on their Google+ page, indicating that there are working on their own web browser.

If you don’t feel like watching a video (which can’t be embed), here is what was teased: flexible downloader manager, granular privacy controls as well as offline reading mode.
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Emergency Flash Update Is Rolling Out Now

By | June 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Emergency Flash Update Is Rolling Out NowAdobe Flash Player

Ah, Adobe Flash, the plugin that every single one of us loves to death, thanks to a never ending streak of security vulnerabilities and all kinds of issues. One might wonder, how many more are there left.

However, while most are routinely fixed and rolled out in batches, earlier this week Adobe was forced to release a critical update to machines running Windows, Mac and Linux as the latest vulnerability is extremely serious and has been already exploited by various hackers worldwide.
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