Category: Web Browsers

Google to Stop Supporting IE6 on YouTube

By | July 15, 2009 | 5 Comments

Good news, Google Inc. has decided to stop supporting Internet Explorer 6 web browser on YouTube.

The following screenshot was taken by IE6 user

YouTube IE6
Picture Source: Neowin

As you can see, Google recommends upgrading web browser to Firefox 3.5, Internet Explorer 8 or Google Chrome.

Speaking of IE6 support, I no longer code for it and neither should you. Otherwise, we may end up supporting it for many years to come as sites works fine with Internet Explorer 6.

Chrome Experiments

By | July 14, 2009 | 2 Comments

Here comes a project from Google to demonstrate the possibilities of JavaScript in Chrome web browser. If you are not using Chrome already and don’t feel like installing it, you may run those examples on other web browsers as well. However, due to Google’s superior JavaScript engine, it would be wise to run them on Chrome.

Via Peacekeeper’s Twitter.

New Skyfire Beta Released

By | July 12, 2009 | 0 Comments

Skyfire team has released a new beta version of its mobile web browser for BlackBerry devices (private testers only). The following release introduces faster zooming, “Switch to Skyfire” function in original BlackBerry browser which should help users click on links in email, etc., new keyboard shortcuts and more.

Some screenshots: Continue Reading

Microsoft Releases Silverlight 3 and it Looks Pretty

By | July 10, 2009 | 18 Comments

Introducing more than 50 new features, Microsoft Silverlight 3 Final has been released. With lots of improvements in many areas, H.264 video support, MP4, ACC, 3D and GPU hardware acceleration support and many more, Adobe should be really worried.

Flash vs Silverlight

In the recent benchmark between Silverlight 3 and Flash, Ryan Rea said: “Silverlight not only had lower CPU usage, but it also used the four cores more uniformly.”

To answer Opera users question: no, Opera is still listed under “not supported” browsers.

If you would like to experience the awesomeness of this release, head over to the following page for the 720P+ video.

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Google For Your PC (Video)

By | July 9, 2009 | 0 Comments

With all the buzz building around Google Chrome OS, Kevin Pereira discusses the fundamentals of this OS and how it can affect Apple as well as Microsoft.

Chromium Receives Native Skins Support

By | July 8, 2009 | 1 Comment

Ars Technica reports that Chromium web browser for Linux OS has received native themes support. Users will have an option to enable (or disable) the following feature in preferences dialog. It should be also noted that screenshots were taken using latest nightly build and this is not a final version yet.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, July 7th

By | July 7, 2009 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 7th

Microsoft’s Gazelle Browser: A Layperson’s Explanation

By | July 5, 2009 | 1 Comment

ZDNet Writes:

Microsoft Research has published a new article that explains in more layperson-like terms exactly what its “Gazelle” Web browser is and why the company’s researchers believe it’s needed.

Microsoft is slated to present a paper on Gazelle at the Usenix Security Symposium in August. At that event, the Gazelle team will describe “the design and construction of a browser that is actually a multi-principal operating system.”

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Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks for sending this.

June, 2009 – IE Falls Below 60%, Firefox Surpasses 30% Market Share, Opera, Chrome, Safari

By | July 3, 2009 | 20 Comments

June, 2009 - IE Falls Below 60%, Firefox Reaches 30% Market Share, Opera, Chrome, SafariYet again, it’s time to check how your favorite web browser market share changed in a month.

For the very first time, Internet Explorer has fallen below 60% market share mark, from 62.09% to 59.49%

Good news for Firefox fans as well, it has finally surpassed 30% market share mark, went up from 28.75% to 30.33% Continue Reading

Maxthon 2.5.2 Hits the Scene

By | July 2, 2009 | 0 Comments

Maxthon 2.5.2 Hits the SceneAfter a total of 5 beta releases, today Maxthon International has released a final version of its web browser: Maxthon 2.5.2.7058. Besides performance improvements and bug fixes, team has also added a support for online favorites with http protocol, enhanced tabbed browsing feature and other optimizations.

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