Today Apple made an interesting announcement for developers regarding Safari. Safari is Apple's browser across all of their iOS and OS X devices, and the layout engine at its core is WebKit. WebKit was originally started as a project within Apple as a fork of KHTML, a layout engine developed by the KDE project. Today it's widely employed in many browsers on many platforms, with Google and Opera formerly using it and now utilizing a fork of WebKit called Blink. Traditionally developers who want to use the latest improvements to WebKit have had to download WebKit nightly builds, which as their name implies, are builds that reflect the latest changes to the WebKit code base and are released on 24 hour intervals. This allows developers...
Browser Face-Off: Battery Life Explored 2014
It has been five years since we did a benchmark of the various web browsers and their effect on battery life, and a lot has changed. Our testing then...112 by Stephen Barrett on 8/12/2014