Browsers

Today, Vivaldi has gone from a beta project to a production web browser with the official launch of version 1.0. After more than a year in public development, the team led by Opera Software co-founder Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner is ready to release their take on the modern browser with this first release. They are calling it a new browser for the web’s most demanding users, and they are trying to build an approach that focuses on the tasks that people want to do on the web. The company has looked at the approaches by the other major browser makers, and seen a move towards simplification of their interfaces. With Vivaldi, the team wants to bring back features that have been dropped over the years...

Microsoft Edge Gains Extension Support And Pinned Tabs In Latest Preview Build

This, well, this has been a long time coming. Windows 10 launched officially on July 29, 2015, and with it came the new web browser to replace Internet Explorer...

44 by Brett Howse on 3/17/2016

Examining Microsoft Edge Browser Performance

In what seems like forever ago, Microsoft’s Project Spartan was announced at the January 21st event in Redmond. This project kept the same rendering engine, Trident, and ECMAScript (JavaScript...

86 by Brett Howse on 7/21/2015

Microsoft Edge Gains SIMD Support, Dolby Audio, And More

Microsoft is pushing their new Edge browser (formerly Project Spartan) as the replacement for Internet Explorer 11. Back on May 5th, Microsoft opened up the Microsoft Edge Dev Blog...

29 by Brett Howse on 5/26/2015

Internet Explorer Project Spartan Shows Large Performance Gains

With the release of build 9926 of Windows 10, I have had some time to get to know the new build. One of the things discussed at the Windows...

49 by Brett Howse on 1/25/2015

Browser Face-Off: Chrome 37 Beta Battery Life Revisited

Last week we posted our Browser Face-Off: Battery Life Explored 2014, where the battery run down times of Firefox 31, IE11 Desktop, IE11 Modern, Chrome 36, and Chrome 37...

22 by Stephen Barrett on 8/18/2014

Browser Face-Off: Battery Life Explored 2014

It has been five years since we did a benchmark of the various web browsers and their effect on battery life, and a lot has changed. Our testing then...

112 by Stephen Barrett on 8/12/2014

Mobile IE Updates For Windows Phone

Only yesterday Microsoft officially announced the Windows Phone 8.1 Update and today some more details emerged about what is coming as part of the update. Internet Explorer was bumped...

17 by Brett Howse on 7/31/2014

Firefox 12 Released with Updated Updater

Mozilla has just released Firefox 12 to the release channel, six weeks after Firefox 11. Version 12's chief addition to the browser is a new auto-updater for Windows users...

25 by Andrew Cunningham on 4/24/2012

Chrome 18 Released to Stable Channel

Google Chrome 18 is working its way out to users' computers today after its release to the stable channel. As usual, the update brings a number of small feature...

12 by Andrew Cunningham on 3/30/2012

Google and Mozilla Working on Metro-Enabled Browsers, Opera May Follow Suit

Both Mozilla and Google have confirmed to various sources that they have begun (or are planning to begin) work on Metro-style versions of their Firefox and Chrome browsers for...

11 by Andrew Cunningham on 3/13/2012

Firefox 11 Due Today, Features Chrome Migration, Add-on Sync

Mozilla is due to release Firefox 11 to the stable channel today, and like every Firefox release since 4.0 the new version adds a handful of new features and...

25 by Andrew Cunningham on 3/13/2012

Google Chrome 17 Hits Stable Channel

It's been a busy week for Google Chrome - Google today posted Chrome 17 to the stable channel, two days after releasing the first Chrome beta for Android 4.0...

15 by Andrew Cunningham on 2/8/2012

Apple Releases OS X 10.7.3, Safari 5.1.3

Apple today released the OS X 10.7.3 update for the client and server versions of Lion - unlike 10.7.2, which introduced a major feature in iCloud, the 10.7.3 update...

9 by Andrew Cunningham on 2/1/2012

Firefox 10 Releases Today, Fixes Add-On Compatibility Issues

Firefox 10 is due to release today, continuing Mozilla's commitment to the six-week release cycle it switched to last year. As usual with these rapid-release browsers, Firefox 10 brings...

28 by Andrew Cunningham on 1/31/2012

Firefox 9 Released, Brings JavaScript Speed Improvements

Mozilla is in the process of pushing Firefox 9 out to users on its release channel, about six weeks after the release of Firefox 8. The major stated improvement...

34 by Andrew Cunningham on 12/21/2011

Microsoft To Begin Automatic IE Upgrades For Users

Microsoft announced today that for the first time it would automatically begin updating Windows users to the most recent browser version supported by their OS (IE8 for XP, IE...

23 by Andrew Cunningham on 12/15/2011

Google Chrome 16 Released

We've done this a couple of times before, so here's the short version: a new stable version of Chrome is out. As usual, it adds a notable feature and...

13 by Andrew Cunningham on 12/14/2011

Firefox 8.0 Released

Another six weeks have gone by, which means that it's time for a new Firefox release: Firefox 8.0 was moved to the stable release channel today, and it features...

38 by Andrew Cunningham on 11/8/2011

Chrome 15 Released to Stable Channel

Six weeks after the release of Chrome 14, Google today released Chrome 15.0.874.102 to the stable channel - current Chrome users should be getting it now or soon, and...

27 by Andrew Cunningham on 10/25/2011

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