I'm a big Chrome user and saw that there's yet another "channel" (Canary) out for us Mac users to try. I've always been a little bit unsure about which one of these I should be running; could you give me some advice? More »
Mac OS X: Google's released the "Canary" version of their popular Chrome browser for OS X, giving Mac users earlier access to advanced features.More »
Back in December, Google has announced that Google Chrome has more than 120 million active users, which is good.
However, during the Q1 2011 earnings call, company has stated that Google Chrome sees about 30% growth every quarter and now has 120 million active users.
Confused yet? Turns out, 120 million active users milestone that was hit in December was not using DAU (Daily Active Users) metric. Instead, it relied on more “generic” active users calculations.
Makes you wonder what parameters do other web browser companies use to count their users…
Windows: If you've ever wanted to work with multiple tabs at a time (like moving or pinning them), Chrome's Dev channel has just added a feature that lets you select multiple tabs by domain, from where you opened them. More »
Some time ago, TomsHardware has published a nice list of benchmark results for the top 5 web browsers. Unfortunately, they did not test the final version of Firefox 4.
Well, this is no longer the case as the most recent tests now include the following:
Internet Explorer 9
Google Chrome 10
Windows/Mac: RockMelt, the new Chromium-based social networking browser, updated today to add improved Facebook chat, real-time Twitter updates, a bookmark-and-read-later function, and support for Chromium 10. More »
Now here is a new benchmark for you to talk about: power consumption.
Turns out, Microsoft optimized Internet Explorer 9 not only for the performance but also for your wallet and productivity.
According to IE Blog, when it comes to power consumption, IE9 and Firefox 4 are the browsers to die for.
Want some good news? Just by using Internet Explorer 9 over Opera 11 you can have an extra hour of the battery life on your laptop!
What do you think about the results? For even more details, visit the original post.
TomsHardware has posted a nice benchmark and compared some of the most popular web browsers. Unfortunately, Firefox 4 was not included.
Google Chrome 10.0.648.134
Internet Explorer 9
Opera 11.01 (build 1190) 51
Safari 5.04 (7533.20.27)
Page Load Times
Every now and then, we like to take the temperature of Lifehacker readers to see where their loyalties lie in the browser wars, and the competition is as fierce as it's ever been.
Microsoft has it, Google has it so why shouldn’t Baidu build one too?
To strengthen its business, Baidu, China’s most popular search engine is already working on its own web browser (codenamed FlyFlow) and as it turns out, testing phase has already begun.
Not much is known yet, although it was revealed that FlyFlow will have its own application platform and considering Baidu popularity, we might even see IE6 glory days over.
Rendering engine remains unknown as well. However, users should expect to see the public Beta of this web browser in the very near future.
If you have found that onclick event does not work on Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari web browsers, then here is quick way to fix it:
Replace onclick form id with its name
For example, let’s say you have the following:
Find JS event:
All set. It now works with all web browsers.
Chrome: Adblock Plus—the ad-blocking browser extension that does exactly what the name implies—has just updated on Google Chrome with significant improvements, and is now basically on par with the quality of the Firefox version. More »
It’s the 1st of March already, so let’s dive into February market share data.
With the release of Internet Explorer 9 RC, Microsoft has taken some share back, up from 56.00% to 56.77% (0.77 point increase).
While everyone awaits the final version of Firefox 4, an open source web browser continues the downtrend, from 22.75% to 21.74% (1.01 point decrease).
Google Chrome does not seem to be stopping anytime soon as we see a yet another increase, up from 10.70% to 10.93% (0.23 point increase).
Things look good in the Safari camp as well, this time its market share has increased by 0.06 point, up from 6.30% to 6.36%.
After some recover, Opera has lost 0.13 point of the market share in February, down from 2.15% to 2.28%.
With a great year for web browsers that 2010 was, it’s time to dive in directly into 2011 and check the very first month market share stats.
Internet Explorer continues the downtrend with a 1.08 point drop, from 57.08% to 56.00%.
With the upcoming Firefox 4 release, Mozilla’s web browser is still struggling to gain any significant market share, this time it lost a 0.06 point, down from 22.81% to 22.75%.
As stated in the title, Google Chrome has now more than 10% of the market share, up from 9.98% to 10.70% (0.72 point increase).
Just as iPhone and iPad popularity grows, so does Safari’s market share, its market share has now increased by a 0.41 point, from 5.89% to 6.30%.
With the release of Opera 11 Final, Norwegian web browser gained 0.05 point of the market share and went up from 2.23% to 2.28%.