July, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome – Up; Firefox, Safari, Opera – Down
It’s hot as hell out there but the posts must flow (there’s a Dune reference somewhere), especially when it comes to tech news.
Kicking things of with Internet Explorer, Microsoft’s big blue browser just keeps edging higher, up from 56.15% to 56.61% (0.46 point increase).
Among other touch friendly features.
Despite revealing a touch capable Chromebook Pixel laptop six months ago, it looks like only now is Google starting to implement some of the features that would actually make it usable. According to the report by TheVerge, the latest version of Google Chrome Canary includes ability to navigate forwards or backwards by swiping left or right as well as ability to zoom in with a pinch to zoom gesture.
This is why you don’t give women your credit card.
It looks like Yahoo’s new CEO, Marissa Mayer, just can’t stop buying things. For what appears to be her 18th acquisition this year, a web giant has just announced that they are acquiring RockMelt, a social web browser that was later discontinued and turned into a news aggregator, which too will now be shut down following the purchase.
If you’ve been wondering whether or not you should spend last $10 on a pizza and enjoy the weekend, here’s another consideration for you: a browser based 3D scanning / model sharing project that is looking to raise $20,000 via KickStarter.
July, 2013 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Android Browser, Google Chrome – Up; Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Down
In the least eventful time of the year (summer that is), we got a fresh set of data from Net Applications, which, depending on your browser of choice and fanboyism levels, will either make or break your day.
Makes it Google Chrome exclusive.
It looks like not everyone inside Microsoft hates Google with passion (and vice versa). In fact, someone has decided to favor Chrome over its own Internet Explorer web browser and release an exclusive Yammer app. That Is Yammer anyway? Think of it as a Facebook clone but for corporations, which Microsoft bought last year.
Time to switch or is it?
It’s been a while since the last NSS Labs report and as it turns out, instead of comparing malware block rates like they always do, the guys have decided to do something different: find out which browser has the best built in privacy protection.
As it turns out, Safari and Internet Explorer users are protected better than those of Chrome and Firefox (if we ignore 3rd party extensions and NSA) and here is why:
Lower image quality in a smaller package.
Earlier this year, we posted a handpicked benchmark from Google’s conference, which displayed the advantages of VP9 versus H.264.
Now, the guys at ExtremeTech decided to compare H.265 to H.264 and see what the next generation video is all about. Not only that, but they were kind enough to provide with original PNG images (instead of JPG files that were posted in the article) and here are the results: