Always Providing You With Ongoing Information

Posts tagged ‘Browsers’

Browers; Which One Do You Like Better ?

knickers3_001

Firefox

Chrome

Vivaldi

Safari

Opera

Edge

Explorer 11

 

Windows 10 New Name

Snapshot_142

Previously called Spartan, Windows 10 has a new name Microsoft Edge. The web browser is designed to put websites in the frontline and eliminate everything else — including icons and menus that could potentially slow page loads.

Microsoft Edge is “a browser built for doing” with “built-in note taking and sharing” a slide stated. As proof, Edge will support extensions that are designed for Firefox and Chrome with just a few modifications.

Microsoft Edge also has its voice assistant Cortana directly integrated. While Cortana will be baked into Windows 10 at a system-wide level, it will work a little differently in Microsoft Edge. For starters, Cortana in Microsoft Edge doesn’t talk to you at all. When you type certain keywords into the address bar or select topics on a website, it’ll jump into action, serving up relevant information such as the weather, maps and other extras in a window pane. Microsoft Edge will replace Internet Explorer. With Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge, Microsoft finally has a clear strategy for winning back users who turned to Firefox & Chrome.

Tech Conglomerates Lobby Washington

Snapshotleatherpurple4_001

Ten of the largest technology companies in the US spent more than $61 million lobbying Washington in 2013, according to an analysis of records filed by Consumer Watchdog. Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Facebook, used the money in attempts to guide the government’s hand on issues such as privacy, data security, and advertising.

The $61 million used for lobbying between the ten companies is an increase of 16 percent since 2012, in which they spent a collective $52.78 million. 2013’s biggest spender remained Google, but the $14.06 million the search giant put towards Washington was actually a decrease in outlay of 14.7 percent from the previous year, when it was the target of an antitrust investigation. The firm’s lobbying costs looked to be trending upwards at the end of 2013: after a decrease in relative third quarter spending, Google’s fourth quarter expenses rose from $3.35 million to $3.98 million.  In November, the Facebook CEO took his political advocacy to ABC’s This Week, discussing NSA surveillance and directly criticizing the government’s Healthcare.gov.

Browser Stats –

Snapshot_077

Browser Statistics

2013 Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome Safari Opera
December 9.0 % 26.8 % 55.8 % 3.8 % 1.9 %
November 10.5 % 26.8 % 54.8 % 4.0 % 1.8 %
October 11.7 % 27.2 % 54.1 % 3.8 % 1.7 %
September 12.1 % 27.8 % 53.2 % 3.9 % 1.7 %
August 11.8 % 28.2 % 52.9 % 3.9 % 1.8 %
July 11.8 % 28.9 % 52.8 % 3.6 % 1.6 %
June 12.0 % 28.9 % 52.1 % 3.9 % 1.7 %
May 12.6 % 27.7 % 52.9 % 4.0 % 1.6 %
April 12.7 % 27.9 % 52.7 % 4.0 % 1.7 %
March 13.0 % 28.5 % 51.7 % 4.1 % 1.8 %
February 13.5 % 29.6 % 50.0 % 4.1 % 1.8 %
January 14.3 % 30.2 % 48.4 % 4.2 % 1.9 %

Google Chrome’s Upcoming Blink

Snapshotleatherskirt6_001

April of 2013, Google announced that its Chrome browser would move away from the then WebKit engine to a new, Google-backed (but still open-source) engine called Blink. Reasons included a desire to improve performance and reduce complexity. 

The team’s goals focus is on mobile device performance, “in part because Web engines (e.g. Blink) are not nearly as good on performance-constrained devices as they need to be.” Google considers smooth scrolling and animation, input responsiveness, and load time to be key factors on mobile devices. In addition, the company wants to improve on these while reducing memory usage and power consumption.

Other goals include “improving the mobile Web platform itself,” blurring the line between locally installed applications and apps run in the browser window. Google wants to enable “better-than-AppCache” offline modes for apps, Web apps that support push notifications, and apps that support hardware-specific features like screen orientation.

Google also moved away from WebKit so that it could deprecate code it wasn’t using, and that kind of cleanup will continue in 2014. Google wants to remove unspecified “large platform features,” but with “minimal breakage.” For the rest of the codebase, the team wants to “modularize and homogenize” it, making it easier to make changes to specific features without breaking other things. Finally, developers will be getting tools that will help them analyze “mobile design [and] performance” and some new mobile app guidelines from Google. The team wants to reduce the amount of time it takes for developers to begin using a feature once that feature ships.

What sorts of things can you expect from Chrome?

  • Deliver a speedier DOM and JS engine
  • Keep the platform secure

 Chrome and Blink  and All major browser engines now share the exact same parsing logic, which means things like broken markup, <a> tags wrapping block elements, and other edge cases are all handled consistently across browsers. This interoperability is important to Chrome and they want to defend it in the  next 12 months?

Short Term & long term Goal

Their main short-term aim is to improve performance, compatibility and stability for all the platforms where Chrome is shipped. In the long term they hope to significantly improve Chrome and inspire innovation among all the browser manufacturers. In addition, will be increasing their investment in conformance tests (shared with W3C working groups) as part of our commitment to being good citizens of the open web.

Tag Cloud

%d bloggers like this: