I’m a bit of an Apple fan and believed they could do no wrong, but their battle with Adobe over Flash is killing them slowly and by a thousand small steps.
I don’t want Flash on my iPhone as I agree it may well slow it down even further, but I do want a browser that works.
I have had so many hanging pages in the last few weeks from Safari that I have completely switched to Google Chrome as my default Browser.
There have been a few of the most committed fans getting twitchy. Not least Tim Garratt when he got stiffed over his .mac account.
I do use Firefox as one of my browsers, but only so I can keep my shared Google calendar open as it uses a different user name and password to my other accounts. Maybe it comes back to connections again, but I never really connected with Firefox.
But Chrome is good. It is now much faster than Safari, allows clever plug-ins and seems to never crash. Even with sites that have Flash embedded on their front page.
Is Apple losing their grip? or is Safari due a major upgrade.
If you want to see a brilliant Google funded experiment with the power and processing of Chrome, have a look at this site. Put in your home Postcode, wait a few minutes and sit back and enjoy. The first few minutes are dull and then it will stagger you.