Category: Google Chrome
Now here is a real bummer. Flock Inc., company behind well known social web browser has released the very first Beta of Flock 3.0.
What’s so special about that?
It appears that the latest version of Flock is now based on Chromium instead of Mozilla’s Firefox.
According to developers, this will help them to offer a much faster and better product for all the users.
There is also a bunch of new features, you may read more about them here.
Download Flock 3.0 (Windows only).
What do you guys think about this change?
Thanks to Blake, Sebastian Kraus and Shane Bundy for the news tip.
Now, there are quite a few extensions to track web page changes. Unfortunately, they are made for certain web browsers only.
What’s the solution?
Try Diphur.com. It is a simple bookmarking service that will do this for you. Therefore, you will be able to use it on any web browser.
Not ideal, but still, better than nothing.
Few days ago, Google has released a new stable version of Chrome: 5.0.375.70.
What’s interesting about this update is the fact that Apple has actually fixed 2 of Google Chrome security vulnerabilities:
 High Memory corruption in font handling. Credit: Apple.
 High Memory corruption in rendering of list markers. Credit: Apple.
It also appears that Google is occasionally rewarding people, who fix critical bugs, for instance:
[$2000]  High Cross-origin bypass in DOM methods. Credit to Sergey Glazunov.
[$500]  High Memory error in table layout. Credit to wushi of team509.
However, according to TechCrunch, Apple did not receive any cash. What a tremendous loss for a multi-billion company.
Thanks to Blake for this.
Now here is an interesting one. TaerkEX, a member of DeviantART has created a simple APNG (Animated PNG) animation.
What’s so great about that?
Well, picture contains two frames. Therefore, if your browser does not support APNG, you should only see the very first one.
Like this (.gif format):
Otherwise (.gif format):
• Microsoft Pushes Hard with Internet Explorer 9
It looks like Microsoft IE team tries to do its best to make you forget about Internet Explorer 6/7 mess.
• Internet Explorer 6 Market Share to Reach 10% in 2010
If we analyze Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 market share trend, the following conclusion can be made.
• Mozilla to Add Weave Sync for the Next Firefox Release
It appears that Mozilla has decided to integrate data synch feature into the upcoming major Firefox release.
The long awaited Google Chrome OS will be make its debut later this year, Sundar Pichai, the head of the Chrome project confirmed yesterday at the Computex Taipei.
Pichai also noted:
Chrome OS is one of the few future operating systems for which there are already millions of applications that work…
You don’t need to redesign Gmail for it to work on Chrome. Facebook does not need to write a new app for Chrome.
Another month, another market report. Let’s begin.
Internet Explorer market share fell down by 0.26 point, from 59.95% to 59.69%.
Firefox still struggles to reach 25% market share, this time it went down from 24.59% to 24.35% (0.24 point decrease).
Not a big surprise here, Chrome managed to increase its market share by another 0.32 point, up from 6.73% to 7.05%. Continue Reading
• Windows Phone 7 to Feature Upgradeable Internet Explorer
With many mobile web browser choices floating around, Internet Explorer is certainly not one of them.
• Synchronize Between Firefox and iPhone with Firefox Home
Mozilla has recently announced an upcoming project that is “Firefox Home”.
• Google Releases Chrome 5 Stable
Few days ago, Google has released the final version of Google Chrome 5 web browser, tagged as version 5.0.375.55, for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. Continue Reading
Now here is a clever one.
As Mozilla Firefox creative lead Aza Raskin describes it, the attack is as elegant as it is simple: A user has multiple tabs open, and surfs to a site that uses special javacript code to silently alter the contents of a tabbed page along with the information displayed on the tab itself, so that when the user switches back to that tab it appears to be the login page for a site the user normally visits.
Even with NoScript plugin installed, users were still vulnerable. Fortunately, May 27th update fixes that.
Here is a nifty extension for Android 2.2 and Google Chrome users.
You can now send links from your web browser directly to your Android device using Cloud to Device Messaging service.
As for other platform users, there is always a mail.