Apple introduced developer focused Safari Technology Preview, a nightly build of shiny Safari. We put it on a test spin, and find out some quite funny things about this new browser. Keep reading.
For long, Microsoft's Internet Explorer enjoyed the leading position in the browser market, being among the oldest in the arena. But with the new and stuff competition, IE has been losing market share. Now, the browser has declined to single-digit market share.
It is strange to note that in the ongoing war of anti-competition lawsuits, Apple hasn't been targeted on its strange policy towards third-party browsers for iOS devices. The Mozilla team has cited that until Apple lets it use its own rendering engine, it wouldn't be releasing any Firefox for iOS.
Third-party cookies are often placed on different websites by advertisers to keep track of the users' activity online. This is done to help the advertisers dish out targeted ads. Thankfully, Firefox 22 will be blocking all such third-party cookies.
At the iOS developer conference of Google held in last month, Google launched Chrome for iOS. Within a very short time, that became a very popular web browser among iPhone and iPad users. Recently, advertising company Chitika has released some fresh statistics showing the market position of different iOS browsers. The new data shows that 1.4 percent of iPhone & iPad users have adopted Google's iOS version Chrome.
Google had been taken to court over allegations that it intentionally bypassed the privacy settings of Safari browser to track Mac users and to let different advertisers use the information. Google allegedly bypassed the settings with the help of a tiny code. Naturally, as soon as it was discovered, criticism heaped on the search giant and lawsuits were filed against it.
'Do Not Track' or DNT feature is not new for browsers. Mozilla is heavily promoting the DNT movement along with Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Google has agreed to add DNT feature in Chrome browsers. But, nobody has set the DNT feature on by default. But Microsoft's Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 will switch on DNT by default. Internet Explorer 10 will also have a Flash component, on both x86/x64, and ARM. Flash will support on any site in the desktop browser, and on a select set of white listed sites such as YouTube, Netflix, and CNN.
Google Chrome has been trailing Internet Explorer for a long time. It was expected that it will soon overtake IE and now, this has happened. According to the latest set of data from Statcounter, Google Chrome is now the most used web browser online, beating Internet Explorer to secure the top spot.
The battle of browsers are getting more intensive. Internet Explorer (IE) was the top browser of 2011. Firefox has been the first browser to challenge IE's dominance. Chrome has also gained market share over the last quarters. A new development in this war is Microsoft's decision to ban Firefox and other browsers on its new ARM-based Windows RT systems. Aren't you eager to know the real reason behind this drastic decision?
In February, it was revealed that Google was bypassing Safari web browser’s privacy settings and was tracking users without their consent. Google quickly disabled its code responsible for the tracking and Apple then claimed it was “working to put a stop” to the issue. Now, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is preparing to fine Google for its activities and efforts to circumvent privacy restrictions in Apple's Safari web browser to stop user tracking through ads on numerous sites across the web.