Just recently Google has introduced their new Chrome release cycle. According to it, new stable browser versions will now be available every 6 weeks. Therefore, major version numbers will be changing much faster.
There are three reasons for such change, company said:
Shorten the release cycle and still get great features in front of users when they are ready
Make the schedule more predictable and easier to scope
Reduce the pressure on engineering to “make” a release
What do you think about release cycle shift? Still excited about Google Chrome 10?
Thanks to Blake for the news tip.
• Internet Explorer 9 to be the Fastest and Safest Web Browser
Microsoft’s Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Turner has made a bold statement, saying that Internet Explorer 9 will not only be the safest…
• Firefox 3.6.8 Released
Recently Mozilla has released one more update for Firefox 3.6.x branch web browser that fixes 1 bug.
• Mozilla Bumps Cash Rewards for Security Vulnerabilities Reports
In what appears to be a great benefit for Firefox users, Mozilla has recently bumped its cash rewards salary from mere $500 to $3000.
Just a week ago, Mozilla has significantly increased its cash rewards for security vulnerability reports, from mere $500 to $3,000.
Turns out, Google has also decided to increase its maximum reward salary to $3,133.7 USD.
In addition, company is “very likely” to pay such amount for all critical vulnerability reports.
Thanks to Blake for the news tip.
The good news:
1. It’s not possible to scan numbers; therefore, phone numbers and street addresses will not be obtained.
2. This trick does not work in Windows machines (not confirmed).
3. Vulnerability was reported to Apple more than a month ago.
4. You can prevent this from happening.
Microsoft’s Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Turner has made a bold statement, saying that Internet Explorer 9 will not only be the safest and most secure browser, but also, the fastest web browser in the market:
“IE9 is going to be not only the most safest and secure browser in the market, which IE8 is today, it will be the fastest browser in the market. You saw some demos of that on day one. It’s a smoking hot browser product,”
According to earlier published slides, Internet Explorer 9 Beta is set for August release, therefore, it won’t take long to confirm or deny such claim.
As Opera Software prepares the next version of Opera Mobile, company has just announced the availability of version 10.1 Labs for Maemo devices.
Please note: Labs releases contain a variety of well known and unknown issues, be sure to check them in the following page.
Hopefully, Windows Mobile version will be released shortly.
The latest version of Google Chrome extension called AdBlock is now able to not only hide ads, but also prevent them from downloading at all.
Add-on version 2.0 uses “beforeload” event, that was added by Apple to their WebKit engine sometime this year, and made its way into Google Chrome 5.
You may download AdBlock extension from the following page.
A new version of Firefox web browser has been just released by Mozilla Corp.
The following update fixes a total of 121 of bugs, and some of them are security or stability related.
Although Mozilla has not yet updated their download page, you may grab Firefox 3.6.7 from their FTP servers.
Update: Download page is now updated.
• Firefox Home App Approved by Apple
Few weeks ago, Mozilla has submitted Firefox Home to Apple’s App Store and today, it was finally approved.