Speed kills and the race is on to cook up the most stable and fastest browser around. That situation means innovation abounds. Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Mozilla's Firefox are No. 1 and No. 2 in market share, but Apple's Safari and Google's Chrome are also pushing the field. Toss in smaller players like Opera, which does better on mobile platforms than the PC, and these are interesting times.
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Mozilla has released version 24 of Firefox and Thunderbird. Firefox 24, which fixes 10 critical and 10 lesser vulnerabilities, becomes the new Extended Support Release. This version also removes support for Certificate Revocation Lists (CRLs).
Opera's new Coast browser for the iPad ditches tabs and buttons in favour of swipes.
September's roundup of Patch Tuesday updates includes 14 bulletins in total, fixing issues in Windows, and Internet Explorer, but also Microsoft Office.
Cupertino recently updated a security component for OS X. However, company's recommended best practice is still to disable Java in Safari.
The latest monthly NetMarketShare reports contain a few eyebrow-raising numbers. Windows 8 is up sharply, XP usage has plummeted, and Google's Chrome browser seems to be falling out of favor. But this month's report might need a big asterisk to account for a key methodology change.
The short, snappy answer is: "All too easily." Here's how it appears to have happened.
Kaspersky Lab has observed in increase in the use of malicious Chrome extensions to compromise users. The latest pose as a Facebook video.
Opera 16 brings few new major features, but fleshes out Chromium extension APIs for developers.
Google has done a good job with the Chrome browser on mobile platforms. The beta version rivals the desktop experience on Android and is lightning fast, which is shown on video.
Indian users will find it easier to search with Google's Hindi handwriting feature which allows entries via the writing of letters with fingers or stylus anywhere on their device screen.
The latest version of Google's browser is out for download, and now includes a bevy of updates including a reset button, and a new omnibox algorithm that will result in more "relevant" suggestions.
When it comes to crashing, just like with speed, Sauce Labs finds that not all Web browsers are created equally.
A group of over 10 volunteers have completed a near full translation of the free opensource Internet browser after more than a year's work.
After more than a year and a half of development, Mozilla has reached the home stretch in its plan to release a version of Firefox that's compatible with both personalities of Windows 8: the plugin-free, touch-friendly Metro side and the traditional desktop.
Almost 1 in 3 in mobile users in India are now using the software developed by Chinese firm UCWeb, with Opera browser in second place.