Google Chrome Receives New Tab Page, Bookmark Manager

By | August 24, 2011 | 8 Comments

Google Chrome Receives New Tab Page, Bookmark ManagerAvailable in the latest Dev builds.

With all the upcoming changes, it looks like Google Chrome users will soon enjoy a new tab page, borrowing elements from Opera and Maxthon web browsers.

As you can see from the screenshots below, updated Tab Page groups data into the following categories: Most Visited, Apps, Bookmarks and Recently Closed.
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Save The Internet Explorer 6

By | August 23, 2011 | 5 Comments

Save The Internet Explorer 6

In the world full of IE6 haters, one of the companies has created a web page dedicated to save the aging Internet Explorer 6 we browser.

The SaveIE6 campaign has a few goals in mind:

Get everyone to use IE6
Port it into as many platforms as possible
Get the W3C standards changed to fit IE6

Dreams come true for all the web developers!

Via my.opera.com.

Malware Protection: IE9 Smashes Other Web Browsers

By | August 22, 2011 | 14 Comments

Malware Protection: IE9 Smashes Other Web Browsers

Google responds.

Once again, NSS Labs, an independent security research organization, has tested top 5 five web browsers to find out, how good they are at blocking the socially engineered malware.

Has anything changed? In terms of ranking, not rally. However, Google Chrome saw a 340% or 10.2 percentage points improvement when compared to the previous report, which is definably a good news for all its users.
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Weekly Browsers Recap, August 22nd

By | August 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 22nd

Adobe Promotes Google Chrome

By | August 18, 2011 | 19 Comments

Adobe Promotes Google Chrome

Now here is something interesting I noticed today.

When downloading the latest stable version of the Adobe Flash Player, a checkbox appeared, offering me to install Google Chrome as well.

However, if you hit F5 several times, it will suggest you a different kind of software, making us wonder, how much such promotion cost for the Google (if any?).

Mozilla To Ditch Firefox Version Number

By | August 17, 2011 | 47 Comments

Mozilla To Ditch Firefox Version Number, Incurs BacklashMozilla’s decision to strip the version number from Firefox’s “About” dialog box has been greeted by a nearly unanimous thumbs down, according to a lengthy, and at times heated, debate on a company discussion list.

The pushback was the second in as many months against Mozilla, which found itself the center of a late June controversy over its apparent lack of interest in enterprise customers. Asa Dotzler, a director of Firefox, explained why Mozilla was dumping the version number in a thread in the mozilla.dev.usability discussion group.
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RockMelt 0.9.64.253 Is Here!

By | August 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

RockMelt 0.9.64.253 Is Here!RockMelt is now better than ever thanks to all the security and performance improvements in the latest stable version of Chromium, namely Chromium 13.

Theme support in the New Tab page has been added as well and can be gotten from here.

Over 100 bugs were also fixed with this release to make RockMelt even more reliable which includes resolving an issue a few users experienced with having to log into Facebook every time, Facebook being a big part of RockMelt.
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Chase.com Goes Down For Firefox Users

By | August 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Chase.com Goes Down For Firefox UsersFirefox users had trouble accessing JPMorgan Chase’s website chase.com today when the bank experienced problems with an outdated security certificate. Going by a Chase spokesman, the Firefox certificate was updated on the bank’s servers in about 45 minutes, fixing the issue.

The outage involved a lapsed security certificate. Website servers present certificates to a customer’s browsers to verify identities. This certificate, which has information such as the address of the site, is verified by a third party that is trusted by a user’s computer. A certificate that is outdated or lapsed would appear as having been revoked by the issuing server.
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Detect Which Browser Window/Tab Plays Music In The Background

By | August 17, 2011 | 5 Comments

Detect Which Browser Window/Tab Plays Music In The Background

So you have a web browser open with dozens of tabs when suddenly you hear an annoying sound and have no idea which of the sites does that.

Don’t worry. MuteTab, a Google Chrome extension, is here to rescue. Not only it detects sound from tabs but also allows you to mute background tabs altogether.

Unfortunately, it’s not yet available in other web browsers. However, if you are a Google Chrome user, give it a try.

View Facebook Notifications Without Visiting Facebook

By | August 16, 2011 | 3 Comments

View Facebook Notifications Without Visiting Facebook

Here is a fun Speed Dial Extension for the Opera web browser: Facebook Preview.

Basically, it allows you to view Facebook notifications without opening the page. However, it still requires uses to use the “Keep me logged in” option.

Offering three different display modes to choose from, it will surely attract some of the social network addicts.

Give it a try.

Via my.opera.com