Just because your site is fast and functional in the top five browsers in the West, doesn't mean it'll load the same way worldwide. Other regions have different names filling their pantheon of top browsers, and it might be worth a little bit of effort to make sure you're presenting well there, too.
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Apple's Safari web browser tends to get a bum rap because it's a pretty boring and comes with every Mac, but over the years Apple has quietly made it pretty useful. Plus, Safari is much more popular than you'd think. If you're reading this in Safari right now, here's how to get the most out of your experience.
This year’s Pwn2Own competition resulted in Microsoft Edge being hacked five times with Google Chrome remaining pristine. The hacks on Edge used new zero-day exploits, delivering tens of thousands of dollars to the competition winners.
Though its decline has been a long time coming, 2016 was the year that the iconic Internet Explorer (IE) ceased to be the most popular way to browse the web on desktops. Though IE was the most popular desktop browser in the world at this time last year, 2017 has heralded a new king in the form of Google Chrome. The king, it seems, is finally dead.
Chrome might be the default browser for the internet at large, but it's not the only one. And it's also not without its frustrations. Chrome - at least until the most recent update - had a habit for using a metric ton of RAM. It wasn't the de facto king of speed. And the odd tab crashing was enough to cause many a pegged stress ball.
In my fury, I did the unthinkable: I switched to the devil himself, Microsoft Edge. And I persisted for a whole week, migrating my whole workflow to the world of Microsoft. It only lasted a week, and came to a swift end when I'd finally had my fill of the things Edge couldn't do.
Google has already committed to blocking almost all Adobe Flash content from its Chrome browser by the end of the year. Now Mozilla has said it stop certain non-essential Flash content from being displayed in the Firefox browser starting from August. Here's what you need to know.
I love Pokémon GO, but I can understand why all the news about it might be a little overwhelming if it's not your cup of tea. Here's a couple of tools that will pull your head above water if you're drowning under the poké-wave.
Windows/Mac/Linux: Opera has rolled out another update to its browser, this time introducing a power saver mode that supposedly gives you a 50 per cent boost in battery run time.
Whether it's a music clip on YouTube, a Flash ad on a news site or the latest viral sensation on Facebook, most videos you come across on today's web want to get going without any input from you — and that can cause problems with bandwidth as well as audio output you weren't expecting. Here's how to tackle the issue in your browser of choice.
Mac: If you care about privacy, then you might prefer to use more than one browser. Perhaps you have use something like Firefox for all your social media, Chrome for anything that requires Flash, and Safari for general browsing. Browser Fairy is an app that allows you to set rules so links are always opened in your browser of choice.