Firefox 8 (64 Bit) Picks Up The Pace

By | July 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Firefox 8 (64 Bit) Picks Up The PaceGood news for all the 64 bit software fans.

According to Armen Zambrano, the Release Engineer at Mozilla Corporation, with the introduction of a small set of Windows 2008 64-bit machines, Mozilla started cooking Firefox x86-64 nightly builds and has been doing so for more than a week now.

Furthermore, Asa Dotzler, Product Manager for the Firefox desktop browser, is now collecting feedback and expectations about the future 64 bit builds. In case you are interested in expressing your opinion as well, feel free to visit the following post.

The future looks pretty exciting and we can’t wait to see which of the web browser vendors is next.

Download Firefox 8 Pre-Alpha 1 (64 bit).

Weekly Browsers Recap, July 18th

By | July 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, July 18th

Web Browsers Malware Benchmark 2011

By | July 18, 2011 | 37 Comments

Web Browsers Malware Benchmark 2011Internet Explorer 9 scores 99-100%.

NSS Labs, an independent network testing facility, has tested 5 most popular web browsers against the socially engineered malware, resulting in more controversy and flame wars all over the Internet.

Although some claim that results are sponsored by Microsoft, Rick Moy, the president of NSS Labs, said that while Microsoft did hire them to benchmark various web browsers few years ago, it was only to improve Internet Explorer’s security. However, after seeing some positive numbers, it was only then sent to the marketing department to do their thing.

Tested web browsers
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Maxthon 3.1.3.1000 Is Out!

By | July 16, 2011 | 7 Comments

Maxthon 3.1.3.1000 Is Out!A new version of the highly unknown browser is out and brings about quite a few changes, the majority of them being to the UI. For one, the Menu button no longer exists on the right, instead having been replaced by Quick Tools i.e. Feed Reader, Online Notepad, Translate, Snap, and Resource Sniffer.

What was once found under the Menu button has now been moved under the Avatar whose only purpose was to allow you to log in with your Maxthon Passport which contained all your synchronized data. It wasn’t simply a copy paste job, however, as it is now quite akin to Opera and Firefox.
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Qualcomm’s Mobile Web Browsing Benchmark

By | July 15, 2011 | 1 Comment

Recently, Qualcomm has revealed Vellamo, a mobile web browsing benchmark for Android devices.

Combining 11 different tests (including Sunspider and Google’s V8), Vellamo will check: JavaScript, networking and user experience performance.

Here is a complete list of all the benchmarks:
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Download Adobe Flash Player 11 Beta 32, 64 Bit

By | July 14, 2011 | 2 Comments

Download Adobe Flash Player 11 Beta 32, 64 BitVersion: 11.0.1.60 Beta 1.

There is a new build of Adobe Flash Player floating around at adobe.labs.com, which brings one important feature: a native 64 bit support. All we have to do now is wait for companies other than Microsoft to release an official 64 bit build of their web browser.

However, this is not the only improvement.
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Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Google Chrome 12 vs. Firefox 5 vs. Opera 11.50 vs. Safari 5

By | July 14, 2011 | 31 Comments

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Google Chrome 12 vs. Firefox 5 vs. Opera 11.50 vs. Safari 5With the release of Firefox 5 and Opera 11.50, TomsHardware took 5 most popular web browsers and compared them against each other.

Internet Explorer 9
Google Chrome 12
Firefox 5
Opera 11.50
Safari 5

What are the results? Let’s check them out.
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Download Firefox 5.0.1

By | July 13, 2011 | 8 Comments

Download Firefox 5.0.1Lots of Firefox news this week so here is another report for you.

Mozilla has recently published the two new builds of Firefox 5 and Firefox 3 web browser branches.

As reported earlier by FavBrowser, Firefox 5.0.1 fixes few issues in Mac OS X 10.7 and Mac OS X 10.6 operating systems:
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Firefox 8 Performance Will Blow You Away

By | July 13, 2011 | 18 Comments

Firefox 8 Performance Will Blow You AwayDespite the fact that Firefox 8 has appeared on the Nightly channel just days ago, Mozilla reports that it is already 20% faster than Firefox 5 in pretty much all the tests, including:

Startup times
First paint
Session restore
JavaScript performance
2D canvas
3D WebGL rendering
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Download Firefox 6 Beta 1 For PC, Android

By | July 12, 2011 | 6 Comments

Download Firefox 6 Beta 1 For PC, AndroidDespite the fact that Firefox releases are getting slightly overwhelming, Mozilla continues to push forward and has now released the first Beta build of Firefox 6 web browser for both PC and Android.

According to the changelog below, Firefox 6 improves the usability of Web Console, startup times when using Panorama, Web Developer menu and more. As for Firefox Beta for Android, it also offers a variety of new features and improvements that can be found here.

What’s New?
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