March, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome – Up; Safari, Opera – Down

By | April 8, 2013 | 0 Comments


Thanks to Net Applications, we have a fresh set of market share data for you, which doesn’t look that different from the last month, to be honest. Let’s check it out.
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Download Opera 12.15 Final (64 & 32 Bit)

By | April 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Download Opera 12.15 Final (64 & 32 Bit)Alive and still kicking.

While we wait for the very first build of Opera with Blink, here is something to distract you, at least for a little while.

The changelog itself is minor and includes a couple of bug fixes. However, it’s pretty understandable given the current sitaution.
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Mozilla And Samsung To Develop A New Rendering Engine

By | April 5, 2013 | 8 Comments

Mozilla And Samsung To Develop A New Rendering EngineHopefully, it’s not made out of cheap plastic.

It seems like a new generation of rendering engines are breeding, which means pretty exciting times ahead, at least for the web browser enthusiasts like ourselves. Developers on the other hand are likely to tremble in fear.

Earlier this week, Mozilla has officially announced a new rendering engine called “Servo”, which (as we wrote back in December) is built using Rust, Mozilla’s own programming language, targeting multi core hardware.
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Opera Changes Its Mind, Will Use Blink Instead Of WebKit

By | April 4, 2013 | 38 Comments

Opera Changes Its Mind, Will Use Blink Instead Of WebKitTune in tomorrow when Opera switches to Trident.

It looks like Apple is about to lose a yet another contributor, at least in the long term. After Google’s announcement that they will be moving away from WebKit, Opera Software announced that they too will contribute and use Blink to power their web browsers.
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Google Plans To Ditch WebKit, Announces Blink

By | April 4, 2013 | 9 Comments

Google Plans To Ditch WebKit, Announces BlinkNo more vendor prefixes.

Now here is something that you won’t see very often. Yesterday, Google has announced its plans to “ditch” WebKit and develop their own rendering engine called Blink. Now, before developers get a heart attack, it should be noted that Blink (when it comes to standards) is pretty much a rebranded version of WebKit, at least for now.

So why do it at all? As explained by Adam Barth, the software engineer at Google, it’s all about reducing the complexity and simplifying your overall code base. In fact, it’s estimated that right off the bat they will be able to remove over 7,000 files with a total of 4.5 million lines in code, which says a lot.

Where all these complexities come from? According to Adam, “Chromium uses a different multi-process architecture than other WebKit-based browsers, and supporting multiple architectures over the years has led to increasing complexity for both the WebKit and Chromium projects.”
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March, 2013 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer – Up; Android Browser, Opera Mini – Down

By | April 3, 2013 | 3 Comments


It’s April already and you know the drill, it’s time to dive into the latest market share numbers from HitsLink.
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SPDY Coming To Internet Explorer 11 & Windows Blue

By | April 2, 2013 | 3 Comments

SPDY Coming To Internet Explorer 11 & Windows BlueFollows everyone else.

What could top the upcoming WebGL support? How about SPDY? Thanks to Rafael Rivera, we have learned that Microsoft is actively working on implementing an open networking protocol that was developed by the Google itself.

The good news? Not only will IE11 support it but it seems that the software giant is integrating SPDY to the Windows Blue itself, which means that all store apps can utilize it (and reap performance rewards) from the get go.
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Interview With Alexey Alyarov, WebRTC Advisory Board Member & Zingaya’s CEO

By | April 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Interview With Alexey Alyarov, WebRTC Advisory Board Member & Zingaya’s CEO

Last week, we asked to submit your questions to Alexey Alyarov, the CEO of Zingaya and one of the WebRTC advisory board members.

Well, you asked, he delivered. Enjoy.
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Immersive Internet Explorer 11 Includes Download List

By | April 1, 2013 | 1 Comment

Immersive Internet Explorer 11 Includes Download ListDo Not Track arrives as well.

Is it Metro? Modern? Immersive? No one knows yet but the fact is: IE10 Metro is pretty awful and has little to no functionality, just like the earlier Skype builds.

Now, according to WinBeta, IE11 will be at least partially usable as it includes a download list, which can be accessed by clicking on a wrench icon (see screenshot below).
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Internet Explorer 11 Features WebGL References & More

By | March 29, 2013 | 9 Comments

Internet Explorer 11 Features WebGL References & MoreA sign of what’s to come for both Windows 8.5 and Windows Phone 8.5.

Now here is a piece of good news to kick-start your weekend. According to the recent discovery by François Remy, who has Windows Blue installed on his machine, Internet Explorer 11 might support WebGL after all.

Now, before you get too excited, keep in mind that WebGL does not yet work, however, the interfaces are already defined, which implies that Microsoft at least put some effort into it. Whether or not they have abandoned the idea, we will have to wait and see.
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