Category: Google Chrome

Now Open This With… (Picture)

By | December 24, 2010 | 10 Comments

My head hurts.
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Google Chrome Users Collect 1 Million Dollars

By | December 22, 2010 | 1 Comment

Google Chrome Users Collect 1 Million Dollars

About a week ago, Google has started a unique charity project that converts opened Google Chrome user tabs into various goods:

10 tabs = 1 tree planted
10 tabs = 1 book published and donated
25 tabs = 1 vaccination treatment provided
100 tabs = 1 square foot of shelter built
200 tabs = 1 person’s clean water for a year

Today, it was revealed that 60,599,541 tabs were raised for charity ($1 million) and will be used to:
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Download Adblock Plus for Google Chrome

By | December 21, 2010 | 1 Comment

Download Adblock Plus for Google ChromeThis is it.

The Beta version of Adblock Plus for Google Chrome has been just released and can be downloaded here.

As announced earlier, the following extension uses same filter engine as in Firefox Adblock Plus, delivering great ad blocking experience for Chrome users.

Enjoy.

Google Chrome 10, Now With HTML5 Games

By | December 21, 2010 | 16 Comments

Google Chrome 10, Now With HTML5 Games

First person shooters are next.

If you are using the Dev Channel builds of Google Chrome 10, prepare for a nice surprise. According to Google OS blog post, it now comes with two HTML5 games pre-installed: Poppit and Entanglement.

As of today, it will install games without your permission. However, manual removal is possible.

Google Responds to NSS Labs Browser Security Research Report

By | December 21, 2010 | 1 Comment

Google Responds to NSS Labs Browser Security Research ReportWith the recent release of NSS Labs Security Research Report, Google has responded with the following statement:

These sponsored tests are limited in their sole focus on socially engineered malware, while excluding vulnerabilities in plug-ins or browsers themselves. Additionally, the testing methodology isn’t available in a way that can be independently verified. Google Chrome was built with security in mind from the beginning and emphasizes protection of users from drive-by downloads and plug-in vulnerabilities — for example, we recently introduced a new security sandbox for Flash Player.

As a reminder: Google Chrome 6 blocked 3.4% of all socially engineered malware, while IE9 – 99%.

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 20th

By | December 20, 2010 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 20th

FavBrowser.com

Free Xbox Slim
We are giving away Microsoft’s new Xbox 360 console…

Internet Explorer 9 RC
Latest build is 9.0.8048.6000 (101209-2300).
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Opera: 6.7 Million Downloads in 1 Day

By | December 17, 2010 | 31 Comments

Opera: 6.7 Million Downloads in 1 DayIt’s all about bacon.

Good news for all Opera fanboys and fangirls. With the launch of Opera 11 Final, Norwegian web browser has been already downloaded more than 6.7 million times.

A significant boost when compared to Opera’s 10 million downloads within the first week of Opera 10 release.

According to Opera Software, a survey of people downloading Opera for the very first time has shown that 53% of its respondents were using Firefox web browser while 43% used Internet Explorer.

However, no data were given about the Google Chrome or Safari newcomers.

HTML5 + WebGL: Body Browser

By | December 16, 2010 | 3 Comments

HTML5 + WebGL: Body Browser

Now here is another neat HTML5 demo.

By combining HTML5 and WebGL, Google has created a “Body Browser”. Unlike other similar applications, it does not require Flash or JavaScript. All you have to do is download a web browser that supports WebGL:

Google Chrome 9 Beta
Firefox 4 Beta
Safari Beta (Webkit)

Give it a try.

Adblock Plus Coming to Google Chrome

By | December 15, 2010 | 5 Comments

Adblock Plus Coming to Google ChromeIt looks like Adblock Plus is coming to Google Chrome after all.

According to TechCrunch, Michael Gundlach, the author of Adblock Plus is already working on such extension.

While no release details were given, expect it sooner than later as ADP will not be written from scratch.

Developer will take AdThwart extension source code (which already uses several pieces of Adblock Plus code) and continue the progress.

Malware Block Rate: Internet Explorer – 99%, Opera – 0%

By | December 14, 2010 | 20 Comments

Malware Block Rate: Internet Explorer - 99%, Opera - 0%Or so it seems.

NSS Labs tested 5 most popular web browsers to find out, which one of them offer the best protection against malware.

Tested web browsers

Google Chrome 6.0.472.63
Windows Internet Explorer 8 (build 8.0.7600.16385)
Windows Internet Explorer 9 pre-BETA (build 9.0.7930.16402)
Mozilla Firefox 3.6.10
Opera 10.62 (build 3500)
Safari 5.0.1 (7533.17.8)

Results
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