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Firefox 9 now available for download, offers 30% JavaScript performance boost

December 21st, 2011

Mozilla released Firefox 9 on Tuesday, the latest version of its popular web browser. Firefox 9 adds several enhancements, but perhaps the most notable is its improved JavaScript engine that reportedly offers up to a 30% performance boost (in Kraken and V8 benchmarks) on Javascript-heavy sites. The browser also adds OS X Lion optimizations that …

Apple calls foul on web browser speed test

March 17th, 2011

Earlier today, we told you about a study conducted by Blaze Software comparing the native browser speeds in Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. The results of over 45,000 tests were published, and the firm concluded that Android was roughly 52% faster than iOS in terms of browser performance. Not so fast, says Apple. In a statement to …

RIM pits Playbook against iPad in browser showdown video

November 16th, 2010

RIM just let us know that they have put together a three minute video pitting the unreleased and unfinished Playbook tablet against Apple’s iPad. The Canadian tech giant boasts of its device’s superior web-page rendering speed, super Flash performance, a perfect score on the Acid 3 browser test with no rendering artifacts, and JavaScript fluidity. But hey, don’t …

Twitter patches onMouseOver vulnerability

September 21st, 2010

Well that didn’t take long. Twitter hath just tweeted that they have identified and patched the JavaScript, onMouseOver, cross-site-scripting vulnerability that had been running amuck on its website this morning. It is once again safe to use twitter.com to let your fake friends know what you are eating, thinking, and doing. UPDATE: Bob Lord, Twitter’s security …

PSA: Twitter being ravaged by JavaScript flaw

September 21st, 2010

If you happen to be in your browser looking at twitter.com you may notice that the site is somewhat useless at the moment. Thanks to a JavaScript onMouseOver exploit, a nasty little bug is spreading through the micro-blogging site like wildfire. Simply mousing-over a carefully crafted tweet can redirect your browser to a website with …

Firefox 4 beta 3 is out

August 11th, 2010

If you like to be on the bleeding edge of browser releases you’ll be happy to know that Mozilla has released a third beta of its Firefox 4 browser. The update includes improvements to the JavaScript processing engine, built-in multitouch support for Windows 7, as well as a handful of bug fixes. Mozilla is due …

Carrypad: Meego "demolishes" Android 2.2 in JavaScript test

July 9th, 2010

Employing a play-on-words from Wednesday’s Ars Technica article — titled “Android 2.2 demolishes iOS4 in JavaScript benchmarks” — blog Carrypad has put MeeGo through the same Sunpsider JavaScript tests both iOS 4 and Android 2.2 were subjected to. The results? iOS 4 – 10.9 seconds, Android 2.2 – 5.8 second, MeeGo – 4.2 seconds. Now, to be …

Ars Technica: Android 2.2 JavaScript performance "destroys" that of iOS 4

July 7th, 2010

Ars Technica just pitted Google’s Android 2.2 against Apple’s iOS 4 in a JavaScript benchmark test…and Ars isn’t mincing words with their results. In a post titled ,”Android 2.2 demolishes iOS4 in JavaScript benchmarks,” Ars quipped: “The results show that the Android device delivers significantly faster JavaScript execution than the iPhone, scoring over three times …

Apple launches HTML5 advocacy site

June 4th, 2010

Did you think Apple was going to sit around and do nothing while Adobe runs its We <3 Flash ad campaign? Then clearly you don’t know Apple. A few moments ago the company launched a new website that touts the benefits of hopping aboard the HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript express as it barrels towards the …

Microsoft announces Internet Explorer 9

March 17th, 2010

MIX10 is going strong and this year, the Microsoft conference has been filled with big announcements. Yesterday, we learned about Windows Phone 7 Series development and today, we get a glimpse of what is coming in Internet Explorer 9. The latest web browser from Microsoft stays competitive by supporting several HTML 5 specifications including CSS3, …