Tag Archives: Browsers
Amazon Internet Browser: What is it?
April 26, 2018, by Ruadhán O'Donoghue
The latest web browser to hit your phone comes from Amazon, and it’s called Internet. It follows the recent trend of “lite” versions of products aimed at emerging markets and patchy networks—India in this case—and joins other “lite” products like Google Maps Go, and Facebook Lite, that offer slimmed down versions for these markets. With... Read More
Safari and PWAs: Reaching critical mass
February 13, 2018, by Ruadhán O'Donoghue
PWAs are here, or are arriving very soon, depending on which web browser you use. This isn’t really news if you’ve been following along with the PWA story. However, with WebKit’s implementation of Service Workers and Web App Manifest, one major lingering question over the future of PWAs has been answered: Will PWAs ever come... Read More
Cryptomining digs deep into our batteries
December 19, 2017, by Mike Eichler
Many websites have recently started using their visitors’ browsers to mine cryptocurrency. A lot of these are of the shadier persuasion, but there are advocates who claim that website mining is the future of monetization. “Your users run the miner directly in their Browser and mine XMR [Monero cryptocurrency] for you in turn for an... Read More
User Agent parsing: how it works and how it can be used
July 20, 2017, by Martin Clancy
The User-Agent is a central piece of web architecture and plays an important role in content negotiation. It was created with the express intention of building the ability to address users making requests with different clients or ‘agents’ differently, depending on capabilities or context. This article will answer many of questions you may have around... Read More
Let them block ads!
June 20, 2017, by Ruadhán O'Donoghue
A lot has happened since we last took a look at the ad blocking landscape—time to come up for some air. Although ad blockers have been used in desktop browsers for years, it all really kicked off in September 2015 when Apple opened up iOS for ad blocker plugins, and since then there’s been a... Read More