Category: Web Browsers

June, 2009 – Internet Explorer Loses; Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome Gains

By | June 1, 2009 | 7 Comments

June, 2009 - Internet Explorer Loses; Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome GainsBy more than just a few requests, we are going to try something new this month, which is StatCounter instead of Net Applications. Let’s begin, shall we?

Internet Explorer continues its saga to the bottom, this time its market share fell by 1.46, from 62.09% to 60.6%

Firefox is likely to pass 30% mark this month. As for June, its market share increased by 0.93, from 28.75% to 29.68% Continue Reading

Google Chrome Extensions (Add-Ons) Are Here

By | June 1, 2009 | 1 Comment

Google Chrome Extensions (Add-Ons) Are HereUnderstanding the importance of extensions/add-ons, Google Chrome team did their job and finally released first developer builds, which adds an early alpha feature to support them. Geek Technica reports 4 Chrome extensions:

1. Cleeki: IE8 Accelerators for Google Chrome. “Cleeki can capture keyword(s) anywhere on a screen with as simple as one click, search it on the Internet, and preview the results immediately.”

2. Adsweep: The very first Google Chrome ad blocker. Continue Reading

EU Plans Fresh Strike on Microsoft

By | May 30, 2009 | 1 Comment

EU Plans Fresh Strike on MicrosoftArs Technica writes:

The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that European Union antitrust regulators aren’t done with Microsoft yet. The EU is looking into more sanctions against the software giant for including Internet Explorer with Windows, according to WSJ’s sources, and will likely announce a final ruling in the next few weeks. An EU spokesperson said that if the regulator rules against Microsoft, any remedy “would be based on the fundamental principle of unbiased choice” while a Microsoft spokesman says the company is “committed” to “full compliance” with EU law.

Continue reading at Ars Technica

Microsoft to Launch Silverlight 3 on July 10

By | May 29, 2009 | 4 Comments

Silverlight 3 Final
Picture Source: NeoWin

As per information from press invites, Microsoft is planning to launch Silverlight 3 and Expression Studio 3 on July 10.

Silverlight 3 introduces over 50 new features, such as: H.264 video support, MP4, ACC, 3D and GPU hardware acceleration support, major application development improvements and many more.

Although the following release was not expected to see the day of the light until later this year, apparently Microsoft has already finished what they had planned and is going to release it earlier than expected.

Web Browsers: Windows 7 vs. Windows Vista

By | May 29, 2009 | 2 Comments

The latest BetaNews test shows that Windows 7 RC does actually increase web browsers performance for 12% or more except for Safari 4 Beta which was the only browser to have better index score in Windows Vista than Win 7. Continue Reading

Skyfire 1.0 is Out

By | May 27, 2009 | 4 Comments

Skyfire, the fastest growing downloadable mobile web browser in North America has just received an upgrade. Apparently, 1 million users milestone was one of the reasons behind 1.0 launch. With a solid version number, the following release focuses on user control over the content. As a result, Skyfire 1.0 brings improved navigation, faster launch, zooming and interaction, also a new search functionality.

Skyfire 1.0 Mobile Browser Demo Video Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 25th

By | May 25, 2009 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 25th

Webware 100 Winners Announced

By | May 20, 2009 | 5 Comments

Webware 100 Winners AnnouncedThe final list of Webware 100 winners has been finally published on cNET.com.

So who won in browsing category?

Diigo
Firefox
Flock
Google Chrome
iGoogle
Internet Explorer 8
Maxthon
Opera
Safari
XMarks

Flock 2.5 Released, Improves Facebook, Twitter Experience and More

By | May 19, 2009 | 0 Comments

The social web browser has received a pleasant and long awaited upgrade which is a must have for all Flock users. The following release includes few new features such as: FlockCast and Facebook chat as well as various enchantments.

Flock team has also made a couple of videos to demonstrate these improvements.

Twitter
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Weekly Browsers Recap, May 18th

By | May 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 18th