All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘browsers’

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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