This is a guest post by Mark Subel.
It’s that time of year where the ghosts and goblins come out and we get ready for Halloween night. Kids are making last minute changes to their costume and parents haven’t yet figured out what they’re wearing to the Halloween party. Whatever the case, you won’t run out of options for dressing up your browser this Halloween season. Firefox, IE and Chrome users have a wealth of options for decorating their browsers this year with several amazing Halloween themes available online. Here are our favorite Halloween themes for your browser:
$26,511 were paid out by Google to researchers who made the search giant aware of some of the 18 Chrome vulnerabilities that were taken care of recently. 11 of the 18 vulnerabilities received the second highest rating on Google’s danger meter, namely “high,” while three were classified as “medium” and another four were pegged as “low.”
The $26,511 were paid out to four researchers, two of which were Sergey Glazunov and “miaubiz” who earned $13,674 and $10,337 respectively. Being regular Chrome vulnerability finders, they account for 57% of all bug payments this year. An amount exceeding $170,000 in bounties has been paid out by Google so far for the year of 2011. Set more than two months ago, the previous bounty amounted to $17,000.
Will use its own creation instead.
Nokia, the largest handset manufacturer in the world, is known to use the Opera Mini web browser in some of its products. However, things are about to change as with the launch of four new Series 40 devices, Nokia has decided to use its own web browser instead.
PlayStation Vita, the upcoming handheld game console by Sony itself, won’t support Adobe Flash at launch, according to industry sources.
With redesigned tab page and other goodies.
Back in September, the search giant has released a beta version of Google Chrome 15 web browser, which introduced a redesigned “Tab Page”.
After a month of testing and bug squashing, Google Chrome 15 has been precisely polished and as of now, can be downloaded from the “Stable Builds” channel.
Maxthon, a hybrid web browser from China, has gained a huge crowd of followers in its own homeland and quickly took over the first spot from the Internet Explorer itself. However, when it comes to a global market share, thing are quite different. Microsoft’s IE is still in the lead while Maxthon is miles away from being a “must have” alternative.
Can the upcoming Maxthon 3.2 release change things for good or does it still lack polish and should not compete with the big boys? We go hands on to find out!
In order to end the continuous user confusion and strengthen its position in the Android market, Opera Software will ditch both Opera Mini and Opera Mobile web browsers in favor of a hybrid option, according to the company officials.
Up until now, users had to decide, go with the Opera Mini and let its servers handle web pages rendering or chose a traditional approach and install Opera Mobile, which transfers such tasks to the consumer device.
After the recent Maxthon 3.2 Beta release (which review can be found here), we sat down with Jeff Chen, the CEO and founder of Maxthon Ltd., to talk about the web browsers and the overall future of Maxthon.
- Can you tell us a little bit of history about the Maxthon web browser and its initial development stages? Back in the day, have you made it just for fun?
The earliest version of MyIE was an open source project started by a Chinese gentleman named Changyou. MyIE was also the first browser to support tabbed browsing: Changyou posted most of the code on his BBS, but he unexpectedly left the project for personal reasons in 2000. Jeff Chen, who was (and is) one of Changyou’s admirers, decided to continue the development, which resulted in the release of MyIE2. MyIE2 experienced rapid growth, with contributions from passionate users worldwide. Through BBS communications, instant messages and forum chats, a global community of users worked on developing the plug-ins, sites, skins and debugging necessary for a great product.