Category: Web Browsers

Nov, 2010 – Google Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera – Down

By | December 5, 2010 | 7 Comments

Nov, 2010 - Google Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera - Down

All right, it’s the last month of 2010 and a good time to check the browser market share numbers from the previous month. Let’s begin, shall we?

While Microsoft is working on a new version of web browser, Internet Explorer continues to lose its market share, going down from 59.18% to 58.44% (0.74 point decrease).

With no Firefox 4 Final release this year, Mozilla’s browser continues the downtrend, spiking down from 22.83% to 22.76% (0.07 point decrease).
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Download Adobe Flash Player 10.2 Beta

By | December 2, 2010 | 7 Comments

Yesterday, Adobe has released a Beta version of Flash Player 10.2 bringing some nice enhancements, including: hardware acceleration support.

What’s New?

Stage Video hardware acceleration
A new method for video playback in Flash Player will allow developers to leverage complete hardware acceleration of the video rendering pipeline, enabling best-in-class playback performance. Stage Video can dramatically decrease processor usage and enables higher frame rates, reduced memory usage, and greater pixel fidelity and quality.
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Firefox 5 and Hardware Accelerated Canvas for Mac OS, Linux, XP

By | November 30, 2010 | 2 Comments

Firefox 5 and Hardware Accelerated Canvas for Mac OS, Linux, XPHardware acceleration is great if you are running Vista or Windows 7 machines. However, when it comes to XP or other operating systems, you won’t be able to experience the very best of it.

What’s the solution?

Joe Drew, the developer of Firefox web browser is considering writing a hardware accelerated backend to canvas, possibly in collaboration with other browser maker (you are welcome to join).

As he said:
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Weekly Browsers Recap, November 29th

By | November 29, 2010 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 29th

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Internet Explorer on Mac
Oh no.

Control Your Web Browser with Kinect
Reveals endless possibilities.

Are You Serious?
A picture.
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Unwanted Firefox Plug-Ins

By | November 29, 2010 | 9 Comments

Unwanted Firefox Plug-Ins

Asa Dotzler, the Director of Community Development at Mozilla Corp. has raised a fair question:

Why do I have these plug-ins in Firefox? I don’t think I ever asked for any of them

There are quite a few plug-ins that make little to no sense, for example:

Why would Firefox ever need a Google or RockMelt Update? Furthermore, why is it okay to install all this malware for the big guys like Apple or Google?

P.S. They are enabled by default.

Control Your Web Browser with Kinect

By | November 25, 2010 | 8 Comments

Reveals endless possibilities.

Now here is something to add in your Christmas shopping list. Guys at MIT Media Lab Fluid Interfaces Group are working on a new way to enhance your web browsing experience.

By using Microsoft Kinect and DepthJS system, they managed to do something neat and that is: control a web browser with bare hands (no mouse required). What do I mean by that? Just check the video above.

Via Engadget.

Forever Google Chrome

By | November 24, 2010 | 8 Comments

Forever Google Chrome

Via ShareNator.

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 22nd

By | November 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 22nd

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Microsoft Caught Cheating in the Sunspider Benchmark
Oh boy, here we go again.

Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 7 Released
Screams for more performance.
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Microsoft Caught Cheating in the Sunspider Benchmark

By | November 18, 2010 | 21 Comments

Microsoft Caught Cheating in the Sunspider BenchmarkOh boy, here we go again.

If rumors are proved to be true, then Internet Explorer 9 has got some dirty tricks up its sleeve and they were just debunked.

To put it simply: Microsoft may be cheating in the Sunspider benchmark.

Mozilla’s engineer Rob Sayre was testing different web browsers until he noticed something odd.
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Internet Explorer is Safer than Google Chrome and Firefox

By | November 17, 2010 | 7 Comments

Internet Explorer is Safer than Google Chrome and Firefox

Or so it seems.

According to the “Dirty Dozen” applications list (which is basically a collection/report of the most discovered software flaws that require security updates), when it comes to vulnerabilities, Google Chrome is the no. 1 application to get.

Furthermore, same report claims that Internet Explorer has far less security flaws than Safari or Firefox web browsers.
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