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Posts Tagged ‘browser’

real user monitoringWith Pingdom’s Real User Monitoring (RUM) service, you can know exactly how your visitors experience your website. It gives you insight into your website’s performance and helps you answer questions like, how does your website really perform from a specific country, device, or web browser.

Today we’re releasing a simple tool with which you can display the real user performance of any website, not just the ones you monitor. Think of it as a sample of what the full Real User Monitoring service can do.

The Real User Monitoring bookmarklet is free and easy to install. Here’s what it does and how to get started.

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Browser wars revisited

web browsers

The “Browser Wars” is an ongoing struggle between three, maybe four actors.

Last year, Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer each dominated two regions of the world.

Now, Internet Explorer and Safari keep losing ground, and one browser strengthens its claim to the web browsing throne. Which browser that is comes as no surprise, but some other developments may.

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Shamoon and UDIDs (Pingdom Podcast #27)

security podcast

In this show, we talk to Nicolai Solling, Director of Technology Services at help AG, about various security topics. We briefly cover the Shamoon virus that recently attacked companies in the Middle East, but the focus is the millions of iPhone and iPad UDIDs that supposedly leaked from an FBI agent’s laptop.

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Passwords and SSH (Pingdom Podcast #26)

security podcast

In this show, we talk to Nicolai Solling, Director of Technology Services at help AG, about various security topics. Since the podcast has been off the air for a number of weeks, we’re catching up with some recent developments, including the top 3 passwords in recent account breaches, companies failing to control bandwidth usage, and the father of SSH saying he thinks the world’s security is getting worse.

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According to the latest global web browser statistics, Safari accounts for 7.1% of desktop browsing traffic. That puts Safari in fourth place, after Chrome, IE, and Firefox.

But where around the world is Safari really popular? There must be places where it can claim much higher figures than 7.1%, surely. Of course there are, and, as it turns out, many of them are places you go if you don’t really want to pay taxes.

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FirefoxYesterday Mozilla released version 14 of the Firefox web browser. With a range of new functionality and fixes, including HTTPS support for Google searches and full screen support for Mac OS X Lion, there’s a lot to like about the latest Firefox version.

It’s no secret that Firefox has fallen behind Google Chrome in the usage statistics. We took a close look at the browser wars recently, and according to the latest figures for July, Chrome gets 33.8% worldwide, Internet Explorer 31.83%, and Firefox 23.9%.

But that’s worldwide. Could it be that Firefox is still in a leading position in parts of the world?

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Practical wifi security (Pingdom Podcast #25)

Wifi security

In this show, we talk to Nicolai Solling, Director of Technology Services at help AG, about what you should think about when setting up and using a wifi network in your home office or small business. We also discuss whether “good enough” is good enough when it comes to security, if technology makes us work too much, and that software in credit card payment terminals can be vulnerable.

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Do you use Lynx? If so, you’re one of a rather small minority that use the text-only web browser, which predates even the world wide web. Although it is still perfectly usable for most websites, the lack of graphics makes Lynx less than desirable for most users today.

But our curiosity got the better of us, and we wanted to find out how useful Lynx would be to browse some of today’s top websites. This is the sort of exercise that gives you a warm geeky feeling inside.

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In this show, we talk to Nicolai Solling, Director of Technology Services at help AG, about security in general and your personal password policy, in particular. Not that long ago, social networking site lost around 6.5 million hashed passwords. We talk about how this could have happened, what it means to you, and what you should think about in terms of your personal password policy.

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MozillaToday, we want to highlight that it was 10 years ago, on June 5 in 2002, that version 1.0 of the open source Mozilla web browser suite was releasedblazing a path to the most recent Firefox.

The simple significance of this is that without Mozilla 1.0, Firefox may never have existed.

That makes today an important day in the history of the Internet in general, and the web in particular. In what seems like a lucky coincidence, Firefox 13 is officially released today, something that is no doubt welcome news for scores of users.

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