Posts Tagged ‘safari’

Browser Editions Overview

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

I knew that there were a lot of companies out there that make browsers, but a couple of these are news to me.

The browser editions overview lists companies that produce web browsers, the different versions of these browsers, supported operating systems, and download links for each. Most companies that work on web browsers, be it Mozilla with Firefox or Google with Chrome, offer multiple editions of said browser to the community. Most of the time, a stable version is offered and then one or multiple beta or development versions.


Pwn2Own 2016 – Windows, OS X, Chrome, Edge, Safari All Hacked

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Well, here’s some unsettling news …

The results of this year’s Pwn2Own security contest are in and things are not looking good for Windows and Apple OS X, the browsers Safari, Edge and Chrome, and Adobe Flash as they have all been pwned by participating security teams. Firefox was not part of the 2016 contest because it has not “made serious security improvements in the last year” according to Brian Gorenc, manager of Vulnerability Research at HPE, which sponsored the 2016 event together with TrendMicro.


Firefox Tools Adapter Enables Developer Tools for Chrome and Safari

Monday, September 15th, 2014

So far, only an alpha version of the program is available, but it sounds like this will eventually be a pretty useful tool for developers …

Most developers have preferences when it comes to Developer Tools. Some swear on the ones built-in Chrome, others prefer Firefox’s or add-ons such as Firebug. The problem here is that these tools are limited to a single browser. If you have to switch to another, for instance to test how services and sites look in that browser natively, then you switch to that browser and use the tools provided by that browser or in that environment for the time being.


Camino Browser Finally Calls It Quits

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

This is the first (and probably the last) I’ve heard of the Camino browser … I wonder if brand recognition was part of the problem?

Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari seem to own the web browser market, but that does not mean they are the only choices — Torch, for instance, is up and coming and many smaller businesses continue to claw for market share. Now the browser front has become just a bit smaller as Camino has bowed out.


Buggy HTML5 Storage Implementation Fills Up Your Hard Drive in Minutes

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Here’s a browser glitch that you might want to be aware of … unless you’re a Firefox user, and in that case, there’s no problem …

HTML5 localStorage was designed to allow websites and services to store larger amounts of data on a computer system. It is supported by all modern web browsers and used frequently by sites to save larger amounts of data on a system. All browsers have fixed limits in regards to the data that a domain can save on the local system. Google Chrome limits it to 2.5 Megabyte, Firefox and Opera to 5 Megabyte and Internet Explorer to 10.


Vendor inaction leads researcher to disclose Safari, IE flaw

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

This sounds like a serious vulnerability … and since credit information can be involved, probably something to take care of ASAP.

If you use the autocomplete features in Safari, certain versions of IE, Firefox, or Chrome, you could be making yourself vulnerable to identity theft and other attacks, according to one security researcher scheduled to speak at the Black Hat conference next week. White Hat Security CTO Jeremiah Grossman says that the four major browsers have critical weaknesses that have yet to be addressed by their respective companies, and could expose users’ passwords, e-mail addresses, and more to attackers.


Google Keeps Riding the HTML5 Train–Adds Support for Safari

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

With people like Google, Safari and Firefox behind it, HTML5 is probably going to give Flash a good run for its money …

Google’s been busy recently adding HTML5-powered features to Gmail, such as the ability to drag files onto emails to attach them and to drag and drop images into messages to insert them into the message body, but they’ve only been offered to users running the latest versions of Firefox and Chrome. Those features are becoming more widely available, with the news that Google has now extended support to Safari 5.


This Just In – Firefox is Still Slow

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

It’s interesting that they didn’t include IE in the speed survey …

Mozilla released the first beta of Firefox 4 yesterday. In addition to offering a spiffy, new interface and a whole host of new features, including enhanced HTML5 and WebM video support, the latest version should be faster. As there have been a few new browser releases recently, with Opera, Chrome and Safari all making great leaps forward, I though it was time to do a comprehensive head-to-head test to see how the new Firefox stacks up against them.


25 Safari Extensions You Can Install Now

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Here’s a pretty good pile of useful tools for Safari users …

Apple’s new Safari 5 brings support for browser extensions, which the company plans to showcase on its own gallery in a few months. In the meantime, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorites.

To learn more about using Safari, check out our Safari 101 screencast on TechUniversity (subscription required).