If you are up for some experimentation with new features then here’s at least one. With the recently Google Chrome 38 Beta release, the search giant has included a what so called user switching design, allowing you to “sign out” from your web browser in case someone else wants to use your PC. As a result, he or she will get his own bookmarks, sessions, etc. once signed in (or they can always use a guest mode (To enable Guest mode, click on You (or your name if you’ve signed in) > Switch person > Browse as Guest.) if preferred.
Modern UI for your new tab window.
If you love the Windows 8 look & feel then you will enjoy the Firefox metroTab extension. After installation, you will be able to pin and customize your new tab page with tiles, meaning pinning web sites, see weather information and more.
According to developer, it “also, includes some tiles that can retrieve information from their page and show it to the user in the same page.”
With HTML5 video support and more.
Now here’s a pretty neat update for everyone who is still rocking Opera Mini on their Android phones. Thanks to the recent 7.6 update, you will now be able to:
- Watch HTML5 videos as it’s not supported
- Better control your downloads and bandwidth usage since users will now be prompted whether or not they want to download larger files than 15 MB over cellular connection or wait for the Wifi.
- Opt out of Google Analytics
Want to upgrade? Remove the 32 bit version first.
Yes, it’s finally happening, the 64 bit version of Google Chrome is going mainstream as it was just pushed to the stable release channel. While it took the search giant some time (years), users can finally enjoy the benefits of x86-64 system architecture.
Windows users will also be happy to learn that Google Chrome now supports DirectWrite, a much improved font rendering API, for better than ever reading experience.
If you are one of the very few people who lives in India and are eyeing Mozilla’s Firefox OS phone then good news, as the open source organization in collaboration with Intex (India’s phone maker) has launched the Cloud FX, an alternative to the “dumb” phone.
The Cloud FX has a 3.5 inch, 320 x 480 resolution screen, 2 mpx camera and a 1 GHz processor, in addition to that, it supports two SIM cards, a feature that Indian market demands.
App becomes “Mini Web Browser”
If you’re wondering how tight Microsoft quality / fake apps control in the market place is then look no further than at the fake Opera Mini app, which was available for anyone to download for around 6 months.
Becomes even more awesome.
With the Windows 8.1 August update (which was supposed to be a much bigger deal and bring the new (aka old school) start menu, the software giant has also included the new F12 developer tools for Internet Explorer 11.
What’s new? Surprisingly, a lot, you can expect new icons and notifications, various console changes (with accurate autocomplete and more), improved in DOM explorer (now there’s a color picker, color wheel, eye dropper, etc.), debugger changes and so much more.
Aims to block even more malware.
Back in 2013, Google has announced a Safe Browsing filter, which improves user experience by automatically blocking malicious downloads. Now, the search giant has announced additional steps to combat deceptive software.
Starting next week, Google Chrome will also protect users from programs that are disguised as a helpful download, for example: the ones that change your home page or adjust other web browser settings.
If you’ve been wanting to move the Firefox user interface to the bottom of the window, then the following add-on is here to save you.
As the name implies (Bottom UI), it allows you to push all the control buttons to the bottom, or even auto hide if needed. There is also an option to enable custom window control buttons on a selected location in cases when the standard control buttons are not accessible.
Ultron is the name.
In case you’ve missed Microsoft’s IE team AMA (ask me anything) on reddit (with over 8000 comments), then here is at least one interesting fact from the page.
According to comments, the software giant is considered renaming Internet Explorer to Ultron but the lawyers said no. Then they added:
“It’s been suggested internally; I remember a particularly long email thread where numerous people were passionately debating it. Plenty of ideas get kicked around about how we can separate ourselves from negative perceptions that no longer reflect our product today.”