October, 2014 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari – Up; Firefox, Opera – Down
Starting with the Internet Explorer, it looks like Microsoft’s web browser is in the consolidation range, now up by 0.12 point, from 58.37% to 58.49%.
Another month, another report.
Kicking things off with Apple’s Safari, its market share grew by 0.41 point, from 44.63% to 45.04%.
If you were happy with the data savings when using Opera Mini on your iPad or iPhone then you will be happy to know that the latest build will help you to save even more megabytes.
Thanks to the new Video Boost feature (which can be enabled via O Menu > Savings Enabled > Opera Turbo: Video Boost toggle), Opera Mini will now provide you with the video optimization service at no additional charge.
What does that mean? More data savings and less video buffering!
And the bookmark improvements continue.
Here comes a pretty neat update for all the developer preview and Android users out there. Thanks to the latest changes, you can now synchronize your Opera bookmarks across PC and Android devices.
These are not the only bookmark improvements though as the latest build also brings an option to rename or delete top level folders. Hey, every bit helps. Hopefully, next build will also allow you to hide “Shared by me” and “Bookmarks bar” folders as well as Search Box in the speed dial.
And it’s pretty useless.
Recently, Microsoft has announced a new and free tool that aims to help web developers to test their code on Internet Explorer, especially those running Mac OS X, iOS or Android.
While it might sound cool on the first sight, there is one problem: it allows you to test the latest version of Internet Explorer on the Windows 10 Technical Preview, which means that pretty much no one is using this browser right now and it’s useless since developers need access to older builds like IE8 and IE9.
Posts a teaser.
In a pretty stale web browsers world where today’s innovations seem to be tied to the social integration, it looks like Mozilla is (almost) ready to unveil a web browser created specifically for web developers.
While the open source organization is short on details, they did reveal few things: the new web browser is said to include tools like WebIDE and Firefox Tools Adapter, and lastly, it’s coming in 7 days, on November 10th, 2014. Check the teaser below.
Opera’s Q3 2014 financial results are in.
If you are wondering how exactly is Opera Desktop doing after ditching the old rendering engine and having some time to “make the things right” then we have some pretty bleak news.
According to the latest report, the monthly desktop users figure has shown absolutely no growth in the last 5 quarters, in addition to that, the revenue has been declining quarter over quarter (while 3Q13 vs. 3Q14 show identical income).
15 years since the last update.
A very long time ago (December 24th, 1999), the World Wide Web Consortium has published the finalized specs of HTML 4.01 (HTML 4 has been standardised in 1997). Now, 15 years later, the very same organization has finally W3C Recommendation for HTML5, which means it’s a final version.
And other features.
If more social features is what you’ve been waiting for then smile because this is exactly what you will get with the latest Opera 26 Beta build. Thanks to a new share icon, you can now share your awesome sites with all kinds of people, even if they don’t use Opera.
However, that’s not the only new thing. There is also a way to import bookmarks and settings from other web browsers (Opera 12.x included, although for some reason it did not work and gave an error). Also, a built in print preview and better OS X Yosemite integration!
But is it worth the investment?
In the effort to expand its Firefox OS platform, it looks like Mozilla is looking to ports the very same software to Raspberry PI, a small single board computer that can be bought for as low as $25.
According to the open source organization, there will also be a 2015 FX OS Challenge where developers will be able show what have they been working on, more details to follow. As far as the development phases go, no specific timelines and all we have is a 2015 date.