The web browser battle has been raging for decades. The feud between Internet Explorer and Netscape has long since passed, and now we’re dealing with a much larger field of competition. Today, there are at least four browsers vying for domination, and we’ve broken down each one by its pros and cons.
Filling out web forms often seems like an unbearably monotonous obstacle that gets in the way of online shopping, booking a plane ticket, and doing other types of online registration. With many of today’s transactions done online, people have become accustomed to relying on their browsers’ autofill function to save time.
You may have mixed feelings about ad blockers. On one hand, you may love that they create a smoother browsing experience. And on the other, you may cringe knowing that other Internet users are likely blocking ads your business is creating. So with the upcoming release of Opera’s native ad blocker, business owners are likely to have mixed feelings.
Unreliable browsers cause headaches. And in the case of the iPhone, the world’s most popular browser (Google Chrome) has been anything but reliable. With constant crashes, many Google Chrome fans have become frustrated and reluctantly switched to Safari.
Many companies take security very seriously. The security of a company’s technology has become major news in the past few years, with numerous companies having data exposed. Recently, the tides turned slightly — Google was caught bypassing the security settings of Safari, the default browser used by Apple’s products.
Ever surfed for the number of a pizza place on your iPhone and just wanted to dial the phone number straight from the webpage? If you are using the default browser on your iPhone, which is Safari, that’s no problem at all.
Safari automatically converts numbers that look like phone numbers into links.