Category: Web Browsers
The 5th Pwn2Own contest is here and there are some special treats for all you exploiters.
In addition to already offered prizes by Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) (a total is $105,000), Google Inc. will also be giving away a CR-48 laptop running Google Chrome OS and $20,000 to one lucky hacker who will exploit a security hole in Google Chrome web browser.
Contestants are welcomed to hack the following browsers:
Microsoft Internet Explorer
All of them will be running on a 64-bit, Windows 7 or OS X machines.
As for Opera inclusion, it’s still the same “low market share” argument.
With a great year for web browsers that 2010 was, it’s time to dive in directly into 2011 and check the very first month market share stats.
Internet Explorer continues the downtrend with a 1.08 point drop, from 57.08% to 56.00%.
With the upcoming Firefox 4 release, Mozilla’s web browser is still struggling to gain any significant market share, this time it lost a 0.06 point, down from 22.81% to 22.75%.
• Microsoft to Reveal Internet Explorer Mobile Plans
During the CES, one of the audience members has asked Microsoft’s Dean…
It looks like Google’s WebM VP8 hardware decoder IP is now available for the chip makers. According to the recent announcement, they can now start working on a WebM playback support for their chipsets.
Same report also states that Oulu team is set to release a VP8 video encoder in the first quarter of 2011 as it’s currently ran in an FPGA (Field-programmable gate array) environment.
Just few weeks after the initial release of Maxthon for Android, here comes the second build of Maxthon Mobile.
According to the official announcement, the following versions introduces two new features:
- Synchronization of cross-platform information
- New finger gestures
The synchronization feature allows users to manipulate data, such as contacts and favorites, from any Maxthon platform on PC or an Android phone. A user, for example, can use Maxthon on his PC to sort a collection of contacts by phone area code. When he opens the same contacts using Maxthon Mobile on his phone, the contacts will be in the same order as on the computer.
The new mobile browser is the result of a vibrant, ongoing dialogue between Maxthon developers and users, which is how Maxthon discovered that users wanted a touch screen “undo” gesture to reopen a tab they had closed inadvertently. The new gesture is a reverse “c,” the opposite of the gesture to close a tab.
Don’t forget that you can receive points for asking/answering questions and redeem them for cool prizes.
Here is a quick and painless way to find out, who deleted you from the friends list, ignored your friend request, etc. You may also remove your friend sending request. The best part: no seamless Facebook app installation is required.
Zynga, a social game developer announced its plans to acquire somehow everyone’s forgotten, Flock web browser.
Although acquisition details were not revealed, according to some rumors, Google and Twitter were bidding for Flock as well.
Here is an excerpt from their blog post:
Our team will help Zynga in achieving their goal of building the most fun, social games available to anyone, anytime – on any platform.
We thank our users for their unwavering support and dedication, and we’re thrilled to be going to a platform that shares our passion for combining great user experience and technology. What an awesome way to kick off 2011!
RC coming in early 2011.
With the continuous web browser advertisements all over the web, Microsoft has announced that since the launch of Internet Explorer 9 Beta on the 15th of September, it has already been downloaded more than 20 million times.
Furthermore, according to the report, IE9 is already used by 0.46% of Internet users worldwide.