Category: Google Chrome
Three security advisories were released for rival browsers by Microsoft today, two of which for Chrome and one for Opera. Said bugs were spotted by researchers at Microsoft and brought to the attention of the security teams in charge of Opera and Chrome. Opera patched the bug in October of 2010 while Google fixed the vulnerabilities last September and December.
According to Mike Reavey, the director of the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC), the change is part of an expansion of the vulnerability disclosure policy launched by Microsoft the previous summer. These advisories were the first to be issued by Microsoft for vulnerabilities found in third party software. Other advisories will follow as necessary.
If the Wall Street Journal reports are to be believed, then the upcoming version of Apple’s Safari web browser (that comes with Mac OS X Lion) will include an option for users to disable tracking via cookies.
The recent Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox 4 releases already include “Do Not Track” functionality and with Safari soon to follow, Google Chrome and Opera are the only browsers that leave their users behind.
Hopefully, this will change soon.
If you prefer Firefox functionality but want Google Chrome look, then here is something for you.
FXChrome is a simple, Google Chrome like theme for Firefox 4.
There is not much left to say other than: click here and check it out.
Be sure to check the installation instructions.
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Back in December, Google has announced that Google Chrome has more than 120 million active users, which is good.
However, during the Q1 2011 earnings call, company has stated that Google Chrome sees about 30% growth every quarter and now has 120 million active users.
Confused yet? Turns out, 120 million active users milestone that was hit in December was not using DAU (Daily Active Users) metric. Instead, it relied on more “generic” active users calculations.
Makes you wonder what parameters do other web browser companies use to count their users…
After dropping Windows XP support from the Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft continues to push forward and has now announced its plans to dump Windows Vista support as well.
As a result, IE10 will now only work with Windows 7 and newer operating systems.
It’s good that Google Chrome does not use the very same strategy. Otherwise, we would still be waiting for the Windows 10 to finally start using it.
Flock, the social web browser that was acquired by Zynga back in January, 2011, is now shutting down.
April 26th, 2011 is the day when Flock support will be discontinued and company already suggests users to download an alternative web browser, such as: Firefox or Google Chrome.
Support for Flock browsers will be discontinued as of April 26th, 2011. We would like to thank our loyal users around the world for their support, and we encourage the Flock community to migrate in the coming weeks to one of the recommended web browsers listed below.
Why is Flock shutting down?
- Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 4 vs. Google Chrome 10 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5
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One of our readers, Shane Bundy, has noticed an interesting new feature that is planned for the future Google Chrome versions: scrolling tabs.
If you are not familiar with the scrolling tabs feature, see the picture above. It’s that arrow in the right corner which will appear after way too many tabs were opened and they no longer fit on your screen.
Hopefully, it can be disabled as well.
Even though Google already offers a variety of protection tools for its users (from Safe Browsing API to Sandbox), it does not stop here.
According to the Chromium Blog, Google is announcing a new feature that will protect users against suspicious downloads.