Google Chrome 14, 15 And 16 Planned This Year

By | May 3, 2011 | 13 Comments

Google Chrome 14, 15, 16 Planned This Year

How many new major builds of Google Chrome browser can be pushed in one year? A lot.

If the Chromium development calendar is to be believed, then we should see the following versions later this year:

Google Chrome 13 – (Chromium on May 30, 2011)
Google Chrome 14 – (Chromium on July 25, 2011)
Google Chrome 15 – (Chromium on September 5, 2011)
Google Chrome 16 – (Chromium on October 17, 2011)

So here you have it, a plenty of releases this year with Google Chrome 13 just around the corner.

How To Save And Quit In Firefox 4

By | May 3, 2011 | 9 Comments
How To Save And Quit In Firefox 4

Firefox 4 without Save and Quit.

Browsing some forums recently, I discovered that people miss the Firefox 3 feature that allowed you to save a session for next time upon quitting Firefox. Knowing that Mozilla couldn’t have possibly removed it, I had to investigate the matter and found an answer. Save and Quit is still here, but hidden!
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Download Opera 11.50 Alpha

By | May 3, 2011 | 10 Comments

Download Opera 11.50 Alpha

The very first Alpha build of the next generation Opera browser codenamed Swordfish has been just released.

One of the new features in the following version is an interactive Speed Dial. Users can now enhance its functionality by adding extensions, such as: weather, live news feeds, email notifications and more.

In addition to that, Opera 11.50 includes password synchronization and with the help of Opera Next, you can now play with dev builds without affecting your main browser installation.

If you are curious enough to try Opera 11.50, here is a download link. Bear in mind that this is the development snapshot and is not intended for daily use.

Speed Dial extensions.

Thanks, Mark G!

Internet Explorer 9 Overtakes Opera

By | May 3, 2011 | 7 Comments

Internet Explorer 9 Overtakes Opera

According to the Net Applications report, Internet Explorer 9 market share is now greater then Opera’s two branches combined, 11.x and 10.x.

It took IE9 a month to double its usage share on Windows 7 machines as it went up from 3.5% to 7.46%.

As for Opera browser, it now claims 2.18% of the market share for 11.x and 0.34% for 10.x branches.

Thanks, Ichann!

Via: MaximumPC

Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, May 2nd

By | May 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 2nd

FavBrowser.com

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Give Away: How to Create Web Browser Theme

By | May 2, 2011 | 1 Comment

Give Away: How to Create Web Browser Theme

Today we are giving away 50 invites to BT Engage from Brand thunder, which allows you to make your own web browser theme.

Visit the following page
Click “Create an account”
Enter FavBrowser
Done.

Thanks to Mark for the give away!

Google Chrome Blocks Java

By | April 29, 2011 | 20 Comments

Google Chrome Blocks JavaJava and security vulnerabilities go together like bread and butter and fortunately for some users, it is now blocked in Google Chrome.

In case web page tries to access Java plug-in, the following message will be displayed:

“The Java plug-in needs your permission to run.”

After such popup, user can select whether he or she wants to run plug-in this time only or whitelist site all together.

For those who would like to disable protection, all you have to do is add –always-authorize-plugins command line flag.

Good news, nonetheless.

Source: Google Chrome Help.

Download Firefox 4.0.1

By | April 29, 2011 | 3 Comments

Download Firefox 4.0.1Here comes the first stability and security update for Firefox 4 web browser as well as update for both, Firefox 3.6 and 3.5 branches.

Firefox 4.0.1 includes 3 security patches (2 of them are marked as critical) and just over 50 bug fixes, 55 to be exact.

As for Firefox 3.6.17 and 3.5.19 releases, both versions patch 6 security vulnerabilities (3 critical) and 17, 19 bug fixes respectively.

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Firefox 4.0.1
Firefox 3.6.17
Firefox 3.5.19

Firefox 5 to Receive Huge Performance Improvements

By | April 28, 2011 | 9 Comments

Firefox 5 to Receive Huge Performance ImprovementsThanks to various tweaks and improvements, the upcoming Firefox 5 release, which is scheduled for the July 2011 release, will see a big jump in performance.

The first in the list are: a new JavaScript compiler codenamed IonMonkey and rendering engine improvements, which should offer a significant performance boost in hardware acceleration and web pages rendering.

According to Mozilla, a new JavaScript interface algorithm that they’ve been working on is already 40% faster than its own TranceMonkey or Google’s Crankshaft.

Furthermore, due to the recent Firefox criticism on heavy memory usage, the new version will have key improvements in this area as well.

Firefox 5 does indeed look promising and we can’t wait to give the Beta version a test drive.

Download Google Chrome 11 Final

By | April 27, 2011 | 8 Comments

Download Google Chrome 11 Final

Good news,

Google Chrome 11.0.696.57 has been just pushed to the stable channel and can be downloaded here.

The latest release patches various bugs and brings a handful amount of security fixes, rewarding bug hunters with a total of $16,500 in cash.

In addition to that, Google Chrome 11 now includes the speech input through HTML feature, allowing you to translate what you say (via microphone) with Google Translate.