Category: Web Browsers

HTML5 To Be Finalized in 2014, HTML 5.1 Coming Shortly Afterwards

By | September 24, 2012 | 2 Comments

HTML5 To Be Finalized in 2014, HTML 5.1 Coming Shortly AfterwardsAhead of its 2022 schedule.

Believe it or not but the original timeline to finalize HTML5 was ridiculous. Thankfully, the World Wide Web Consortium has changed its mind and is now targeting year 2014, which is far more reasonable.

As far as the schedule goes, W3C plans to release a HTML 5.0 Candidate Recommendation in late 2012 and HTML 5.1 in late 2016.
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Google Chrome Receives The “DNT” Feature

By | September 14, 2012 | 4 Comments

Google Chrome Receives “DNT” FeatureFollowing the competitors, Google has finally started implementing a much requested and widely anticipated, “Do Not Track” feature.

According to one of the Google’s spokesmen, the search giant has “undertook to honor an agreement on DNT that the industry reached with the White House early this year. To that end we’re making this setting visible in our Chromium developer channel, so that it will be available in upcoming versions of Chrome by year’s end.”
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Maxthon Replaces Safari In The Browser Ballot Screen

By | September 7, 2012 | 3 Comments

Maxthon Replaces Safari In The Browser Ballot ScreenFollowing the release of the Safari 6 web browser, which targets only Apple’s own operating system, the browser ballot screen has been updated as well.

As it turns out, Maxthon has since replaced Safari and now appears in the top 5 list.

On a related note, Windows 8 browser ballot screen has just arrived via Windows Update.

[Thanks, Blake]

Firefox And Opera Security: Phisher Life Just Got Easier

By | September 5, 2012 | 5 Comments

Firefox And Opera Security: Phisher Life Just Got EasierPhishing by the data URI.

According to a report from TheRegister, Henning Klevjer, a student from Norway, has modified a somewhat old phishing technique (documented by Billy Rios and Nathan McFeters), which allows phishers to hide the entire malicious web page and transform it into a clickable link.
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August, 2012 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome, Safari – Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera – Down

By | September 3, 2012 | 2 Comments


As the summer passes by, it’s time to find out, how exactly did your favorite web browser perform in the month of August.

Starting with the Internet Explorer, we resume the long and unsurprising downtrend, down from 53.93% to 53.60% (0.33 point decrease).
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Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) vs. Firefox 15, 14 vs. Google Chrome 23 vs. Opera 12.5

By | August 28, 2012 | 8 Comments

Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) vs. Firefox 15, 14 vs. Google Chrome 23 vs. Opera 12.5As we have reported earlier, Google has decided to create a yet another JavaScript benchmark and after publishing some preliminary browser results from other sources, we have decided to do a test of our own.

Web Browsers

Internet Explorer 10 Release Preview (Build 10.0.8400.0)
Firefox 14 (Version 14.0.1)
Firefox 15 Beta 5
Google Chrome 23 Dev (Build 23.0.1246.0)
Opera 12.5 Pre-Alpha (Build 1546)
Opera 12.5 Pre-Alpha (Build 1538)
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Pulse.me Comes Alive With Internet Explorer 10

By | August 13, 2012 | 1 Comment

Pulse.me Comes Alive With Internet Explorer 10Thanks to various advancements in web standards and web browsers, developers are able to execute ideas that were never meant to be viewed as simple internet pages.

As more and more programmers try to convert their apps into a full browsing experience, IE blog has shared one of such applications: Pulse.me
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Microsoft “Ignores” Web Standards, IE10 RTM Features “Do Not Track” By Default

By | August 8, 2012 | 8 Comments

Microsoft Ignores Web Standards, IE10 RTM Features “Do Not Track” By DefaultGoogle loosens its tie.

Back in June, the software giant has enabled the “Do Not Track” attribute by default on its IE10 web browser, then, following a huge uproar from the advertising agencies, W3C have decided to update their DNT specifications and asked web browser makers to have DNT disabled during initial software launch.
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Microsoft Proposes Different WebRTC Standard

By | August 7, 2012 | 3 Comments

Microsoft Proposes Different WebRTC StandardWants more flexibility, a support for legacy devices.

Even though Google has proposed their own version of the WebRTC standard, it looks like the software giant has different ideas for the real time communication and they call it “Customizable, Ubiquitous Real Time Communication over the Web” or CU-RTC-Web.

So how exactly does it differ?
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July, 2012 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Android Browser – Up; Symbian, Opera Mini – Down

By | August 6, 2012 | 15 Comments


With the rise of handheld devices and rising competition, we are starting a new section, which will focus on the mobile web browsers only. Let’s get going.

Currently in the lead, Apple’s Safari web browser has climbed up by 0.43 point, up from 66.22% to 65.79%.
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