Category: Web Browsers

Microsoft Introduces BrowserSwarm

By | September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Microsoft Introduces BrowserSwarm

A non restricted version of Mozilla’s TestSwarm.

Recently, Microsoft has introduced a pretty cool (and open source) tool called BrowserSwarm, which will use the magical powers of cloud to test your code on Internet Explorer, Google, Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera.
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Browser Reliability: Internet Explorer 10 vs. Chrome 27 vs. Firefox 22 vs. Safari 6

By | August 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Browser Reliability: Internet Explorer 10 vs. Chrome 27 vs. Firefox 22 vs. Safari 6Safari 6 hides its face in shame.

It’s been a while since the last browser test and when the latest versions from all vendors are already pretty fast, why not measure something useful instead?

Well, that’s what guys from Sauce Labs did. They took a bunch of web browsers and looked at their error rate. The results? Take a look for yourself.
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PirateBrowser Reaches 100,000 Downloads In 3 Days

By | August 13, 2013 | 1 Comment

PirateBrowser Reaches 100,000 Downloads In 3 DaysIt seems like the release of PirateBrowser has made quite a splash in the tech community.

According to the recent report, the anti-censorship browser by ThePirateBay has been downloaded over 100,000 times and that’s just in the last 72 hours.

For those interested in the PirateBrowser, it should be noted that it only combats censorship and does not actually make the Internet experience fully anonymous.

Yahoo Buys RockMelt For $60-70 Million

By | August 4, 2013 | 8 Comments

Yahoo Buys RockMelt For $60-70 MillionThis is why you don’t give women your credit card.

It looks like Yahoo’s new CEO, Marissa Mayer, just can’t stop buying things. For what appears to be her 18th acquisition this year, a web giant has just announced that they are acquiring RockMelt, a social web browser that was later discontinued and turned into a news aggregator, which too will now be shut down following the purchase.
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Volumental Seeks Funding For Its Browser Based 3D Scanning Tech

By | August 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you’ve been wondering whether or not you should spend last $10 on a pizza and enjoy the weekend, here’s another consideration for you: a browser based 3D scanning / model sharing project that is looking to raise $20,000 via KickStarter.
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July, 2013 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Android Browser, Google Chrome – Up; Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Down

By | August 1, 2013 | 2 Comments


In the least eventful time of the year (summer that is), we got a fresh set of data from Net Applications, which, depending on your browser of choice and fanboyism levels, will either make or break your day.
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Privacy Protection: Internet Explorer & Safari Lead The Way

By | July 30, 2013 | 9 Comments

Privacy Protection: Internet Explorer & Safari Leads The WayTime to switch or is it?

It’s been a while since the last NSS Labs report and as it turns out, instead of comparing malware block rates like they always do, the guys have decided to do something different: find out which browser has the best built in privacy protection.

As it turns out, Safari and Internet Explorer users are protected better than those of Chrome and Firefox (if we ignore 3rd party extensions and NSA) and here is why:
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Benchmarks: H.264 VS. H.265 (Image Quality & Size)

By | July 26, 2013 | 5 Comments

Benchmarks: H.264 VS. H.265 (Image Quality & Size)Lower image quality in a smaller package.

Earlier this year, we posted a handpicked benchmark from Google’s conference, which displayed the advantages of VP9 versus H.264.

Now, the guys at ExtremeTech decided to compare H.265 to H.264 and see what the next generation video is all about. Not only that, but they were kind enough to provide with original PNG images (instead of JPG files that were posted in the article) and here are the results:
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Watch Live Stream: Google’s Nexus / Android 4.3 Event

By | July 24, 2013 | 1 Comment

In case you have some time to burn or are simply interested in the technology, then in two hours Google will be streaming their Android / Nexus announcement event, which is rumored to have a new set of Nexus devices as well as Android 4.3.

How is this browsers related? Well, assuming it’s a new version of Android, you can always expect some browser related changes too. Not to mention that the guy running Android team is also behind Chromium. So, grab your popcorn and sit tight, the event is about to begin.

June, 2013 Mobile Market Share: Opera Mini, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer – Up; Safari, Android Browser – Down

By | July 8, 2013 | 1 Comment


New month, new report.

First in the list is Apple’s Safari web browser, which saw a decrease in its market share by 1.94 point, down from 59.98% to 58.04%.
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