All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘browsers’

Internet Explorer Is Pretty Much Dead

Yes, this is a headline from 2015. You might think that Microsoft’s much-maligned web browser has been dying for years – and you’d be right. But now it’s seemingly official. Microsoft is abandoning the Internet Explorer brand. Microsoft has already announced its brand new web browser, codenamed Project Spartan. And we’ve had more than subtle hints that IE was on …

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Shareaholic Browser Report: Safari Is On The Rise

Shareaholic has released its latest Browser Share Report, which indicates that Safari is creeping up in market share. The data comes from 250 million web users visiting over 200,000 publishers in Shareaholic’s network. Here’s how it shook out over the past eight months: “As someone responsible for a website, you should make it a point to know which the most …

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Chrome Is Now the Most Popular Browser in the U.S.

Back in May of 2012, Google’s Chrome browser overtook Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser and became the most popular browser in the world. Now, just a little over a year later, Chrome has finally topped Internet Explorer in the United States. As of June, 2013, Chrome is the most used browser in the U.S. The news comes to us from StatCounter, …

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Internet Explorer 10 Adoption Slow Going, Still Strong Overall

In a perfect world, everybody who uses Internet Explorer would be on the latest version so all the problems affecting IE8 wouldn’t be happening. Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on who you ask, IE10 is only available on Windows 8. That means Microsoft’s latest browser isn’t doing super well in its second month on the market since Windows 8 isn’t doing …

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Internet Explorer Use and Murder Rates Have an Interesting Relationship

Correlation (n.) – the state or relation of being correlated; specifically : a relation existing between phenomena or things or between mathematical or statistical variables which tend to vary, be associated, or occur together in a way not expected on the basis of chance alone (Merriam-Webster) Causation (n.) – a.) the act or process of causing b.) the act or …

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‘Safari’ Wasn’t Named ‘Freedom’ Because That Sounded Like a Feminine Hygiene Product

Steve Jobs apparently liked the name “Freedom” for a web browser. Makes sense – Apple’s foray into the browser world could have been seen as “freedom” from the oppressive rule of Internet Explorer. But “Freedom” was nixed, in part to concerns that Apple’s yet-to-be-released browser should not be named after a feminne hygiene product. At least that’s how the story …

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Google Updates WhatBrowser.org; 43 Languages, Mobile Support

Google says that no matter which browser you choose, you should at least be informed on whether or not it’s updated and what the other options are. Three years ago, they created a site that answers those questions and more. Although WhatBrowser.org is a Google creation, they don’t simply recommend that everyone switches to the newest version of Chrome. For …

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Both iOS & Android Users Pretty Content with Default Browsers

Safari is a perfectly acceptable browser to most iOS users, and the default Android browser is perfectly acceptable to most Android users. That’s that takeaway from a new study from ad network Chitika, who analyzed recent mobile browser usage in the U.S. and Canada. Chitika looked at hundreds of millions of online impressions from their ad network during a week-long …

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New Kindle Fire Devices Point Users To Trending Web Content

It looks like Amazon has gone with Microsoft’s Bing as its default search engine on the new Kindle Fire devices’ Silk browser, but the browser also has some other new things in store, compared to the previous version. The latest version of Silk has improved page load speeds, improved HTML5 support, and some UI changes. Here’s what it looks like: …

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Chrome For iPhone, iPad Gets First Update

Google announced its first update for Chrome on iPhone and iPad in version 21 / 21.0.1180.77. The update adds the ability to share directly from Chrome to social networks and email. Other features include: “more actionable” sync sign in error messages, improved detection for the welcome tour, and fixes for pages loading blank in Incognito mode. Not a huge update, …

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Ex-Mozilla Employee Knows Why Firefox Is Losing To Chrome

It’s no secret that Firefox is losing the browser wars to Google Chrome. Everybody loves the simplicity and ease of use that Chrome brings with it. I would use Chrome if I didn’t have Waterfox and its wonderful 64-bit version of Firefox. It turns out that even a former Mozilla employee, Jono DiCarlo, recognizes this and lays out what he …

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Take A Journey Through Four Years Of The Browser Wars

Oh how things have changed since 2008, when most of the world was browsing the web via Internet Explorer. It’s no secret that IE has been leaking market share over the past few years, but now we have a pretty visualization that shows exactly how the globe became a little less reliant on Microsoft’s revolutionary web browser. Ok, “a little …

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Chitika Insights: June Market Share Reports [Infographic]

Yesterday, the Chitika Online Advertising Network released their June Insights Reports and there are a number of findings which may catch your attention. While the reports are packed with great information on everything from who the top search engine provider is, to who the top cellphone manufacturers are, one thing stands out in all the reports. Not much has changed. …

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This Is How Many People Use Chrome [Google I/O]

Google I/O day 2 has kicked off, and Chrome is one of the big points of focus today. Google just announced that there are now 310 million active Chrome users, making Chrome the most popular browser in the world, globally. According to the company, those 310 million users combined are typing 60 billion words, downloading a terabyte of data, and …

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Google Just Fixed A Bunch Of Bugs In Chrome

Google released a big stable channel update for Chrome: Chrome 20 (20.0.1132.43). Along with it comes over 20 bug fixes and rewards. Many of the bugs, Google says, were detected using AddressSanitizer. Google lists them as follows: [118633] Low CVE-2012-2815: Leak of iframe fragment id. Credit to Elie Bursztein of Google. [Windows only] [119150] [119250] High CVE-2012-2816: Prevent sandboxed processes …

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Firefox 13 Home and New Tab Pages Get Redesigns

If it works for another browser, why not incorporate it into your own, right? Much like Internet Explorer introduced tabbed browsing based off of the success of Firefox, Firefox is taking at least one page from Google Chrome’s playbook; the one regarding what to display when a user clicks a the “new tab” button. With that in mind, two of …

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Facebook Boots Chrome, Adds Opera To Supported Browser Page

This is not as much of a big story as it is fuel to a previous rumor. According to a screencap courtesy FavBrowser, Facebook has ditched Chrome on its recommended browser landing page and opted to suggest users download the latest version of Opera instead. You can’t check out that page though, as it no longer exists – you’ll be …

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Facebook May Be Looking to Purchase Opera [RUMOR]

According to a source close with Pocket-lint, Facebook is said to be on the prowl to acquire Opera Software, maker of the Opera web browser. There are a few reasons for why this sounds plausible and one or two for why it doesn’t. The most obvious reason that lends any validity to this rumor is the fact that Facebook’s money …

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Yahoo Axis: How It Works With iOS

Yahoo revealed its new browser called Axis today. Well, it’s a browser for mobile, at least. On the desktop, it’s more of a browser extension. While it’s noteworthy that Yahoo would even put out a browser, it’s also noteworthy that Yahoo has loaded the browser with a huge emphasis on search, and a different take on search. While there have …

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Yahoo Axis Private Certificate Key Leaked at Launch

Though the security issue has been resolved, Yahoo slightly botched the launch of Axis, its new mobile browser and desktop extension, by leaking its private certificate file in the source code of the Chrome extension. The private certificate was used to sign the extension, and could have been used to create a false extension that would be authenticated as officially …

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Are Google Chrome’s Stats Inflated?

Earlier this week, it was announced that Google Chrome had overtaken Internet Explorer as the number one browser in use, and the world rejoiced. However, thanks to the grey area surrounding prerendered web pages, these results may be somewhat dubious. As pointed out by PC Mag, via the Windows Internet Explorer blog, the site responsible for the Google Chrome claim …

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Chrome Extension Lets You Study Smarter By Blocking Distracting Sites

The internet is both the best and worst thing to ever happen to productivity. Anyone trying to get any work done in any capacity can attest to that. It’s a world of knowledge at your fingertips – an incredible network of anything and everything you need to succeed. The problem with using the internet to complete work is that to …

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Google Chrome Becomes Number One Browser… For a Day

While there’s no denying the increase in popularity alternative browsers are experiencing in relation to Internet Explorer, none have unseated Microsoft’s ubiquitous tool as the top browser in use. In fact, while these other browsers have taken chunks out of IE’s marketshare, they haven’t been able to unseat the king, until recently that is. That’s right, Internet Explorer was knocked …

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Mozilla Wants To Make Firefox More Socialable

Is Mozilla trying to turn Firefox into a social media browser? Not exactly, but the developers understand that if more social platform features were built into their browser, it would make their flagship product much more desirable to a generation that uses social media platforms the way older generations used food for sustenance. To facilitate the process of making Firefox …

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Chrome For Android Beta Gets An Update

Earlier this month, Google announced the beta version of Chrome for Android Though it’s only available for select countries and languages for devices running Ice Cream Sandwich. Today, Google announced an update to the beta channel for Chrome for Android. Google’s Srikanth Rajagopalan writes: Chrome for Android has been updated to Beta 1.1 (0.16.4215.215), picking up changes that have gone …

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Chrome Gets Faster, Safer With New Stable Release

Earlier this month, Google announced a beta release of their Chrome browser that they said would improve its speed and security. Today, they’ve announced the stable release. With this update, Chrome will begin loading your most frequented pages even before you finish typing the URL in the omnibox (the URL bar within Chrome that also serves as a Google search). …

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No SOPA Chrome Extension Notifies You When You Visit Sites That Hate The Internet

Worried that your average, everyday interweb browsing could be inadvertently supporting the Stop Online Piracy Act? Well, you’re in luck. Now there’s an extension for your Chrome browser that will notify you when you visit a website of any company or organization that is known to support SOPA. It’s called No SOPA and was created by Andy Baird (@ajbaird) and …

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Microsoft Says Sayonara To Internet Explorer 6

In news that is sure to excite some, possibly upset others, and leave everyone else feeling an emotion that is somewhere between nostalgia and relief, Microsoft is officially saying goodbye to Internet Explorer 6. According to data from Net Applications, IE6’s market share in the United States has just dropped under the 1% mark, a milestone that is enough reason …

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The Browser Trends Continue

Which browser is the most popular in terms of users? Well, that title remains in the Internet Explorer camp, but, continuing a trend that began when Firefox introduced tabbed browsing to the world, IE is continuing to fall, while Google Chrome continues to rise, even at the expense of Mozilla’s quite capable browser. Thanks to a NetMarketshare, we have an …

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Firefox Infographic Has over 200,000 Hours of Cuteness

In terms of browsers, 2011 may be best known as the year Chrome overtook Firefox as the browser of choice, er, the second-place browser of choice, Mozilla is not going to allow us to forget their accomplishments. Seeing how the web is Mozilla’s conduit for its message, there are, of course, many ways to inform the masses. One of the …

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