October, 2013 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Android Browser, Google Chrome – Up; Opera Mini – Down

By | November 4, 2013 | 1 Comment


Another month, another report.

Kicking things off with Apple’s Safari, which tries to recover some of its lost market share, up from 54.19% to 55.88% (1.69 point increase).
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Chrome Canary Now Blocks Malware Downloads By Default

By | November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Chrome Canary Now Blocks Malware Downloads By DefaultCan’t have too much security.

If you’ve been recommending Google Chrome to your non tech-savvy friends then you’ll be happy to know that the latest Canary build will make things even better.

Starting with the bleeding edge, Chrome will now block suspicious downloads by default, which will not only protect consumers but also save your time when they ask you to fix their computer.
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My Opera & Email Is Shutting Down

By | October 31, 2013 | 9 Comments

My Opera & Email Is Shutting DownNow here’s a Halloween surprise for you.

Today, Opera has announced that they will be shutting down My Opera platform on March 1, 2014, which means that you have 4 months to export your blog and / or save all the data.

In addition to that, My Opera Email will too be discontinued so you should start looking for a new (and reliable) provider as soon as possible, such as Gmail or Outlook.
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Download Firefox 25 Final

By | October 30, 2013 | 2 Comments

Download Firefox 25 FinalThe wait is over.

Today, Mozilla has announced the availability of Firefox 25 Final, which appears to be a pretty minor release, considering the changes.

The only two new things are: Web Audio support and readjusted find bar that is no longer shared between tabs. That’s pretty much it. Obviously, Firefox 25 also includes some security and other fixes as well as few things for developers but these are not exactly exciting changes.
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Chrome’s And Opera’s Auto Complete Feature Could Leak Your Credit Card Data

By | October 29, 2013 | 1 Comment

Chrome's And Opera's Auto Complete Feature Could Leak Your Credit Card DataThe power of automation.

When it comes to filling online forms, nothing comes close to auto complete. Now, it looks like Google’s implementation is something you should be concerned about, especially if Chrome (or Opera 15+) has your credit card data.

So what’s the big deal? By selecting one of the available auto complete data sets, users can have their forms filled automatically. However, assuming Chrome or Opera has your personal data, a sneaky web site could very well use hidden forms to retrieve your email address, credit card numbers and so on.
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Mozilla To Continue Supporting Windows XP

By | October 28, 2013 | 6 Comments

Mozilla To Continue Supporting Windows XP Just let it die already.

Earlier this month, Google has announced that they will go an extra mile and support Windows XP for a longer period than the Microsoft itself.

Now, it looks like Mozilla will do the very same thing and continue supporting a decade old operating system. Why? Because there are still millions of XP users out there and both companies see value in providing users with the support that they need. And as long as users will get what they want, there will be little to no initiative to finally migrate to something else, like Windows 7.

First Opera 19 Build Released

By | October 25, 2013 | 7 Comments

First Opera 19 Build ReleasedBrings very little to the table.

If you’ve been expecting some major changes in the very first build of Opera 19, then you are up for quite a disappointment. Yesterday, Norwegian browser maker has announced the availability of Opera 19 Developer, which, besides known issues and some bug fixes, now includes an option for ‘Advanced Settings’.

What is it for? By navigating to opera:settings, you can now enable / disable hardware acceleration and ‘Disable tab bar’s top spacing when browser window is maximized’. That’s pretty much it, although Opera promised to bring more options in the future, so at least we have that.
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Adobe Flash Player Gets Sandboxed On OS X Mavericks

By | October 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Adobe Flash Player Gets Sandboxed On OS X MavericksFollows everyone else.

It looks like OS X Safari users will finally get a breath of fresh air. According to the latest post by Adobe, Flash Player is now sandboxed in the latest version of Safari running on OS X Mavericks.

As explained by Peleus Uhley, “Flash Player’s capabilities to read and write files will be limited to only those locations it needs to function properly. The sandbox also limits Flash Player’s local connections to device resources and inter-process communication (IPC) channels. Finally, the sandbox limits Flash Player’s networking privileges to prevent unnecessary connection capabilities.”
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New Chrome OS Build Brings Supervised Users Feature

By | October 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

New Chrome OS Build Brings Supervised Users Feature

Can you feel the teenager excitement in the air?

Now here’s something for the Chromebook crowd. Today, Google has announced a new beta build of Chrome OS, which includes a new, family friendly feature called “Supervised users”.
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Microsoft Proposes CSS Scrolling Snap Points Standard

By | October 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

Microsoft Proposes CSS Scrolling Snap Points StandardTwo lines of code make all the difference in the world.

It looks like Microsoft is trying to solve one of the more painful experiences for developers: creating paginated content and scrolling photo galleries that work on all the devices and different input mechanisms (touch, mouse wheel or a keyboard).

Instead of writing hundreds of lines of JavaScript code, Microsoft’s implementation only requires two. According to the software giant, “this code works with touch swipe in IE10 and IE11; new in IE11, this same markup automatically works with mouse wheels, arrow keys, and trackpads—allowing users to access these experience no matter the device they happen to be browsing with at the moment. Enabling a similar experience by writing JavaScript can take hundreds of lines of code, often doesn’t offer stick-to-your-finger manipulation, and typically stutters in performance on low-end hardware.”
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