Category: Web Browsers
With few major browser releases just around the corner, let’s find out how market share has changed over the past month.
After surprising 2 months market share increase in a row, this time Internet Explorer lost 0.34 of it, down from 60.74% to 60.40%.
Ever wondered what else can you do with HTML5? Recently Google has launched yet another HTML5 demo page that incorporates canvas, audio and video elements with a track “We Used To Wait” from the rock band “Arcade Fire”.
Just type in your address and get ready for a unique trip.
• Internet Explorer 9 UI Screenshot, Features
Out of all potential IE9 “leaks” and concepts, this one is definitely the most plausible.
Furthermore, it now includes features such as: Speed Dial, Sync, Mouse Gestures, Maxthon Multi Search and more.
Review is coming soon.
Thanks to Ichann for the news tip.
MPEG-LA, the group behind H.264 codec licensing declared Internet Broadcast AVC free from royalties; as long as web site that provides video streaming service is free as well. Or put in other words: YouTube won’t have to pay for it
Originally, LLC was planning to charge companies that rely on H.264, starting from 2016.
Thanks to competition, such as: Google’s WebM video format, this is no longer the case, as long as end users are not paying for service.
Thanks to webtax for the news tip.
According to MobileCrunch, a company behind SkyFire will be submitting its mobile web browser to Apple’s app store early next week.
If SkyFire for iPhone/iPad is anything like other platform versions, users will finally be able to watch Flash videos or other media content.
Skyfire Labs, Inc. did not comment on the story.
According to Facebook blog post, company will be dropping Internet Explorer 6 support for its chat application on September 15th, 2010.
Rodrigo Schmidt explains that the older web browsers, such as 9 year old Internet Explorer 6, do not support various features that are essential for Facebook Chat improvements.
What about the rest of web site? No information yet, one step at a time.
• The History of Internet Explorer
As Microsoft celebrates the 15th birthday of Internet Explorer, lets dive into the past and see how it all started…
It looks like Steam survey now also tracks software usage. While it’s just a minority of all Internet users (and all of them are gamers), you can still gather some interesting numbers.
Personally, I was curious about Microsoft Silverlight adoption. Turns out, 1 out of 2 people has actually Silverlight installed. Adobe Flash Player on the other hand dominates the market.
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Thanks to nobody and Nox for the news tip!