Category: Web Browsers

Benchmarks: Internet Explorer 11 vs. Spartan vs. Google Chrome 40 vs. Firefox 35

By | February 6, 2015 | 2 Comments

Benchmarks: Internet Explorer 11 vs. Spartan vs. Google Chrome 40 vs. Firefox 35If you haven’t experienced or tested the Spartan yet (and by that we mean IE’s new rendering engine) then here’s something that I am sure a lot are curious about: a set of tests that compare Spartan versus other web browsers, including IE.

Thanks to guys at AnandTech, that’s exactly what they did with Windows 10 build 9926 running on Core i7-860.

Here are the results:
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January, 2015 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome, Safari, Opera – Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox – Down

By | February 5, 2015 | 1 Comment


It’s the first report of 2015 so let’s get things going.

Starting with Internet Explorer, Microsoft’s web browsers starts 2015 with a decreased market share, down from 59.11% to 58.18% (0.93 point decrease).
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December, 2014 Desktop Market Share: Netscape Replaces Opera

By | January 16, 2015 | 4 Comments


Now here is something weird to kick start your day.

It looks like Net Applications have stopped reporting Opera in its “Desktop Top Browser Share Trend” and have replaced it with Netscape, which for some weird reason have also managed to increase its market share by 0.05 point in December.
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December, 2014 Mobile Market Share: Google Chrome, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Up; Safari, Android Browser – Down

By | January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments


So how did the mobile browsers do in the last month of 2014? Let’s find out.

As always, Safari is first in our list, down from 45.40% to 43.76% (1.64 point decrease).
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RIP Browser Ballot Screen

By | December 20, 2014 | 2 Comments

RIP Browser Ballot Screen Proves to be utterly pointless.

Remember the infamous browser ballot screen? The one that was initiated by the Opera Software in 2009 when it complained to the EU? Then the $731 million fine when Microsoft messed up?

Well, the agreement between both sides has now expired and Microsoft will no longer ask users to pick their web browser.
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November, 2014 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Android Browser, Opera Mini – Up; Google Chrome, Internet Explorer – Down

By | December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments


Another month, another report.
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November, 2014 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome – Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Down

By | December 2, 2014 | 2 Comments


After a small blip last time, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer has lost some of its market share since, down from 58.36% to 57.91% (0.45 point decrease).
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Surfy For Windows Phone Receives Gesture Support

By | November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Surfy For Windows Phone Receives Gesture SupportIf you are kind of a gestures guy (or a girl) then behold as a new Surfy update will bring some joy to your life.

Starting with Surfy 5.5, you will now be able to swipe between tabs, as simple as that. In addition to that, there is a new context menu, which can be activated by long pressing on the top title section of the tab, allowing you to swipe the tab away without using the X button.
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Mozilla Partners With Tor & CDT

By | November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mozilla Partners With Tor & CDTForms a new privacy initiative called Polaris.

In an effort to protect its user’s privacy, Mozilla has announced a new strategic initiative with the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) and the Tor Project, which they hope will support and advise Polaris projects that should benefit everyone.

As a result, two new experiments have been announced as well (under Polaris belt), focusing on anti-censorship technology, cross site tracking protection and anonymity. In addition to that, Mozilla will also start hosting Tor middle relays, which will make the whole Tor network more responsive.
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BrowserStack Gets Compromised

By | November 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

BrowserStack Gets CompromisedTough luck.

BrowserStack, a paid service with over 25,000 customers (including eBay, Adobe and other giants) that allows you to test your web sites on more than 700 different web browser configurations, has been compromised.

The customers has since received the following email:
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