Category: Google Chrome

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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Weekly Questions Recap, December 13th

By | December 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Questions Recap, December 13th
Don’t forget that you will receive points for asking/answering questions and can redeem them for cool prizes.

Unresolved

Resolved

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Weekly Browsers Recap, December 13th

By | December 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 13th

FavBrowser.com

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

If Web Browsers Were Celebrities
A picture.
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Today I Actually Used Chrome’s Incognito Browsing…

By | December 8, 2010 | 7 Comments

First, US announces world press freedom day and now this:

Today I Actually Used Chrome's Incognito Browsing…

Must be one of those “weird” days…

Via: Reddit

Google Chrome 10 Introduces Crankshaft

By | December 8, 2010 | 13 Comments

Google Chrome 10 Introduces Crankshaft

The race is on.

Google Chrome fans will scream out of the excitement, as Google has recently released the very first build of Google Chrome 10 with Crankshaft.

What is that?
It is a new compilation infrastructure for Google’s V8 JavaScript engine.

Vygantas, it’s confusing and such, just give us benchmarks already.
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Download Google Chrome 8 Stable

By | December 7, 2010 | 4 Comments

Download Google Chrome 8 Stable

How could we miss that…

Recently, Google has moved Google Chrome 8 into a stable release list and announced the availability of version 8.0.552.215.

What was changed?

According to the company, this release fixes more than 800 bugs (13 are security related), includes a sandboxed PDF viewer, support for the forthcoming Chrome Web Apps store and experimental Flags menu feature.

What does it do?

Allows you to tweak a setting or two (check the screenshot above).

Download.

Your Browsing Habits Revealed

By | December 7, 2010 | 6 Comments

Your Browsing Habits RevealedExposes all sorts of weird data.

Mozilla team has conducted a survey that aims to learn more about the user browsing habits.

About the survey

Test duration: 7 days
Test type: Global
Versions covered: Firefox 3.5 and Firefox 3.6, Firefox 4 Beta
Data submission: 527,817 test sets submitted in November 2010.

Results
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