Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, February 7th

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Firefox 5 with Windows 64 Bit Support Coming

By | February 7, 2011 | 13 Comments

Firefox 5 with Windows 64 Bit Support ComingBest news in a decade.

With the release of 64 Bit Adobe Flash Player, there are no more excuses not to develop a native 64 Bit web browser build.

Good news, the upcoming Firefox 5 will indeed offer a 64 Bit flavor on Windows.

In addition, Mozilla’s next generation web browser is also set to introduce the following improvements:

Account Manager
Simple Sharing UI
UI Animation

ETA: 2011.

What are the advantages? See the following post.

Source: Mozilla

Fix Different Color in Internet Explorer (IE), Firefox, Chrome Issue

By | February 6, 2011 | 2 Comments

Fix Different Color in Internet Explorer (IE), Firefox, Chrome IssueIf you see a color difference in Internet Explorer (when compared to other browsers, such as: Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera, etc.), then here your reason:

In case those are PNG images, Adobe Photoshop stores gamma data inside them which is causing image colors to differ in IE7.

How to solve it?

Download PngCrush, PNGOut or similar tools and optimize images.

Google Chrome: How to Enable/Disable Google Instant

By | February 3, 2011 | 5 Comments

Google Chrome: How to Enable/Disable Google InstantHere is a quick and painless to turn on Google Instant in your Chrome web browser.

Click on the Preferences (wrench) icon.
Go to Options > Basics
In the “Search” section, check “Enable Instant for faster searching and browsing” checkbox and hit “Close”.

All set.

Google Chrome Stable Receives WebGL, Google Instant

By | February 3, 2011 | 4 Comments

Good news,

Google has just announced the availability of stable Google Chrome 9.0.597.84 build that includes a couple of great features:

WebGL: hardware accelerated 3D graphics in your web browser.

Google Instant (disabled by default): web pages that you frequently visit will start loading instantly after you begin typing in the url. If enabled, search results will also be displayed as you type.

The following release also introduces the Chrome Web Store to all United States users.

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Pwn2Own: Google to Give Away CR-48 Laptop and $20,000

By | February 3, 2011 | 7 Comments

Pwn2Own: Google to Give Away CR-48 Laptop and $20,000The 5th Pwn2Own contest is here and there are some special treats for all you exploiters.

In addition to already offered prizes by Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) (a total is $105,000), Google Inc. will also be giving away a CR-48 laptop running Google Chrome OS and $20,000 to one lucky hacker who will exploit a security hole in Google Chrome web browser.

Contestants are welcomed to hack the following browsers:

Microsoft Internet Explorer
Apple Safari
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

All of them will be running on a 64-bit, Windows 7 or OS X machines.

As for Opera inclusion, it’s still the same “low market share” argument.

January, 2011 – Google Chrome Breaks Above 10% Market Share Barrier

By | February 3, 2011 | 4 Comments

January, 2011 - Google Chrome Breaks Above 10% Market Share Barrier

With a great year for web browsers that 2010 was, it’s time to dive in directly into 2011 and check the very first month market share stats.

Internet Explorer continues the downtrend with a 1.08 point drop, from 57.08% to 56.00%.

With the upcoming Firefox 4 release, Mozilla’s web browser is still struggling to gain any significant market share, this time it lost a 0.06 point, down from 22.81% to 22.75%.
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Microsoft Releases H.264 plug-in for Chrome

By | February 2, 2011 | 4 Comments

Microsoft Releases H.264 plug-in for ChromeBack in January, Google has announced its plans to remove H.264 codec from the Chrome web browser.

Well, Microsoft has decided to spice some things up and announced the availability of “Windows Media Player HTML5 Extension for Chrome” (Windows 7 only).

In addition, Dean Hachamovitch the Corporate Vice President of Internet Explorer has posted a a lengthy, explaining the current industry situation and expressing his concerns about WebM (just like Google did with H.264).

To sum it up: Microsoft is fully behind H.264 and sees no reason to drop it.

IE9: 23 Million Downloads and Counting

By | February 1, 2011 | 6 Comments

With the approaching Internet Explorer 9 RC1 release date, IE team has recently revealed that Microsoft’s browser has been already downloaded more than 23 million times.

Furthermore, it looks like with a total 1.82% of Windows 7 users already using IE9, it has now reached 0.5% of the worldwide market share.

Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, January 31st

By | January 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, January 31st

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