Google's Chrome browser has been chewing up market share on desktops and laptops for a while now, and now they're going mobile. If you've got an Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) phone or tablet you can download it now, and it's a BIG step forward.
The newest version of Firefox is now available for the PC and Mac. Its newest features include a Forward button that remains hidden until you actually need it, support for full-screen APIs, and better extensions management. [Mozilla via the Verge]
At last! Microsoft is killing the last vestiges of that dreadful, obsolete program known as Internet Explorer 6. They are going to force the upgrade and that's a good thing—the web needs to get rid of this crap.
Judging by our stats, over 32 per cent of you use Chrome to read Giz UK -- which means a good percentage of you should be interested in the news that Chrome will soon have plug-and-play gamepad support added. It'll work on any computer (or Chromebook) running the Chrome browser, and according to Google, will be a seamless experience.
Internet Explorer has long been declining in popularity, but it hit an abandonment milestone in October as its market share dropped below 50 per cent for the first time in more than a decade. What browsers are reaping the benefits?
Problem: because of forgivable ignorance and prominent icon placement, friend/roommate/loved one still uses Internet Explorer. Solution, as engineered by Redditor Permabla: make the more attractive alternatives extremely visible.
Internet Explorer, the old, fat, mad king of the online kingdom still reigns uncontested. But beneath him, a power struggle between Chrome and Firefox, the latter of which has clung to the number two spot. But that's about to change.