Category: Web Browsers

Funny Internet Explorer 6 Cartoon

By | June 16, 2009 | 6 Comments

Funny IE6 Cartoon

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WebKit Vulnerabilities Fixed

By | June 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

WebKit Vulnerabilities FixedThe latest Chrome version 2.0.172.31 and Safari 4.0 has fixed one of the vulnerabilities which was exploited in WebKit earlier this month.

As H Online describes: A vulnerability in WebKit can be exploited by an attacker to crash a tab or execute arbitrary code in Google Chrome due to a memory corruption issue in WebKit’s handling of recursion in certain DOM event handlers. For an attack to be successful, a victim must first visit a maliciously crafted website. The malicious code, however, will be sandboxed, limiting the damage that an attacker can do when exploiting the vulnerability.

Thanks to mabdul for sending this.

Adobe Unveils BrowserLab

By | June 10, 2009 | 1 Comment

Adobe Unveils BrowserLabAdobe Browserlab is a Flash cloud based application that competes with Microsoft SuperPreview. Basically, it allows you to test your web site and see how well it works on most popular web browsers. At first, you will have to sign up for the preview (registrations are closed at this moment). Once signed in, you will be able to choose browsers, operating systems to test and see them side-by-side.

Of course, you can always BrowserShots.org if screenshot is more than enough.

Browsers vs. 6 Video Sharing Sites

By | June 10, 2009 | 5 Comments

Video Sharing Sites
Entertainment and informational video hosting services, such as YouTube, Blip.tv, etc. can play quite a huge role in today’s people life. As millions of visitors spend more and more time on those sites, it’s time to see, which web browser works and which doesn’t. Yes, we are talking about compatibility here, from the most visited and popular sites, to not so well known.

For traffic stats, we are going to use Compete.com, 04/2009 data. As per my personal experience, actual numbers can be more than 10x times higher than reported. At least, that’s the case of FavBrowsr.com Continue Reading

EU Is Said to Ask PC Makers About Microsoft Influence

By | June 9, 2009 | 0 Comments

bloomberg.comBloomberg writes:

European Union regulators asked personal computer makers whether Microsoft Corp. pressured them to oppose an EU plan to give consumers a choice between Internet browsers on new PCs, people familiar with the case said.

“We’re hearing from our computer manufacturer partners that they have serious concerns about the financial and operational impact of the ballot screen remedy, which is being promoted by some of our competitors,” Microsoft said in a statement. “We have encouraged them to share their concerns with the commission.”

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How to Increase Your Site Performance (Speed It Up)

By | June 5, 2009 | 3 Comments

This is some awesome stuff for web developers/site owners. Google today has released a Firefox add-on (requires Firebug) which analyzes your site and gives you ideas on how to optimize it for the fastest browsing experience possible and save some bandwidth.

How to Increase Your Site Performance (Speed It Up)

Getting started

Download Page Speed.
Run Page Speed against your web pages.
Read about the Page Speed performance best practices.

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Firefox Shows Some Love to Other Web Browsers

By | June 5, 2009 | 4 Comments

Firefox Shows Some Love to Other Web BrowsersTo make the story short: Before downloading Google Chrome, as usual, I have opened web browser and started to type “Google Chrome” in the address bar, predicting that it will lead me to the Google search results.

To my surprise, once I have typed that into Firefox 3 address bar and hit enter, it has opened Chrome home page instead.

Same with other web browser names: Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera queries lead to their home pages as well.

Kind of nice gesture from Mozilla, I guess.

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Opera 10 Beta Leaked Screenshot + Release Date?

By | June 2, 2009 | 14 Comments

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks, I have found this via my.opera.com (Posted by: YeOK).

Opera 10 Beta Leaked Screenshot + Release Date
Opera 10 Beta: Visual Tabs

As from Opera twitter:
Tomorrow.
about 9 hours ago from web

This could indicate the release of Opera 10 Beta.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, June 2nd

By | June 2, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 2nd

Maxthon 2.5.2 Beta 4 Released

By | June 2, 2009 | 0 Comments

Maxthon 2.5.2 Beta 4 ReleasedBeing the second most popular web browser in China, Maxthon has released a fourth beta of its 2.5.2 series.

The following release fixes various reported bugs and focuses on optimizing the anti-freeze window framework.

Changelog

Core
- Fixed some IME input problems and IME window position problems
- Fixed a flash full screen display problem Continue Reading