Category: Web Browsers

WebKit2 is Coming, More Stable than Ever Before

By | April 12, 2010 | 14 Comments

WebKit2 is Coming, More Stable than Ever BeforeRecently, one of the Apple employers has announced a new WebKit framework, that they call WebKit2.

One of the main framework goals is to utilize a split process model, so the web content would be placed into a separate process. As a result, bad plugin, tab etc. won’t crash the whole web browser.

This behavior is very similar to Chrome’s; however, as split process module is directly integrated into WebKit2 framework, other clients will be able to use it as well.

As for today, initial versions are available for Windows and Mac platforms.

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Thanks to Blake for the news tip.

Internet Explorer 8 Keeps Crashing? Get Rid of Add-Ons

By | April 8, 2010 | 7 Comments

Internet Explorer 8 Keeps Crashing? Get Rid of Add-OnsSometime ago, Microsoft has published a paper called “Enhancing the performance of Windows Internet Explorer 8″ (download here), which states that add-ons are responsible for more than 70% of IE8 crashes and browser sluggishness.

In addition, company has also shared a list of 20 most popular IE8 extensions: Continue Reading

Hulu Now Works on Skyfire Browser

By | April 8, 2010 | 2 Comments

Although there is no announcement yet, it appears that Skyfire US users can now access Hulu content, which was previously blocked for an unknown reason.

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SunSpider 0.9.1 Released

By | April 7, 2010 | 12 Comments

SunSpider 0.9.1 ReleasedToday WebKit team has released an updated version of world’s most popular JavaScript benchmark. The key point of this release is more accurate results, which is achieved through bug fixes and few improvements.

You can try SunSpider 0.9.1 in the following page and compare it to 0.9 results here.

Notice any difference?

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Opera Not Happy with Ballot Screen

By | April 6, 2010 | 63 Comments

Opera Software has reported a possible problem to European Union and Microsoft, where in rare cases; ballot screen would be hidden by Internet Explorer configuration windows.

Opera Not Happy with Ballot Screen Continue Reading

Google Bundles Flash to Chrome

By | March 30, 2010 | 5 Comments

Google Bundles Flash to ChromeAfter some rumors floating around, it’s now official. Google has announced its partnership with Adobe and its plans to integrate Flash player into Chrome browser. In fact, latest dev build already offers that.

Adobe, Google and Mozilla are also working closely together on the next generation browser plug-in API, which is set to address “the shortcomings of the current browser plug-in model”. Continue Reading

SRWare Iron Web Browser

By | March 30, 2010 | 19 Comments

What happens when you remove all the user tracking and background services from Google Chrome? You get SRWare Iron, a Chromium source based web browser that is concerned to protect your privacy. Furthermore, it includes an integrated ad-blocker and “easy to change” User Agent.

What’s the difference between Google Chrome and SRWare Iron? Continue Reading

Pwn2Own: Internet Explorer 8, Firefox and Safari Hacked

By | March 25, 2010 | 20 Comments

Pwn2Own: Internet Explorer 8, Firefox and Safari HackedAs first day at Pwn2Own hacking contest nears its end, web browser results are in.

Just like last year, Apple’s Safari 4 on Snow Leopard 10.6 was hacked first, as Charlie Miller set up a remove exploit.

Interment Explorer 8 has fallen next, after a successful Peter Vreugdenhil four layer attack on Windows 7. Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, March 23rd

By | March 23, 2010 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, March 23rd

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks for links.

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Mozilla Halts Fennec for Windows Mobile Development

By | March 23, 2010 | 2 Comments

Mozilla Halts Fennec for Windows Mobile DevelopmentIt’s been few years since Fennec (Firefox Mobile) was announced. As so much time has passed, it still is a disappointing web browser when compared to its rivals. Well, today Mozilla announced that due to various WinMo7 restrictions, they are stopping development for Windows Mobile 6.5 and 7.0:

“While we think Windows Phone 7 looks interesting and has the potential to do well in the market, Microsoft has unfortunately decided to close off development to native applications. Because of this, we won’t be able to provide Firefox for Windows Phone 7 at this time. Given that Microsoft is staking their future in mobile on Windows Mobile 7 (not 6.5) and because we don’t know if or when Microsoft will release a native development kit, we are putting our Windows Mobile development on hold.”

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