Via Asa Dotzler blog.
Here is a great way to make sure that all of your software users are using the latest stable release, which usually fixes security issues and various bugs discovered: silent updates.
As he writes:
It looks like the folks at Google turned on the automatic (silent) update for Chrome beta users today. They should have all of their users on the latest version in just a few days.
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Internet Explorer 8 — Microsoft’s latest release, currently at the Beta 2 stage — was declared to be the safest (aka more secure than Firefox 3.1 Beta and Chrome Beta) but the least popular browser, according to a browser security survey.
On Wednesday, Utest, a social-networking and software testing company, announced the results of its Bug Battle browser contest. The event included participation from 1,330 security pros, hobbyists and tech enthusiasts, who found an alarming 672 bugs in the world’s top three Web browsers. Continue Reading
This is not a web browsers related tip but I’ve been using the following organized to do list for so long (free) that I just couldn’t resist to recommend it for anyone, who is looking for a free, yet effective tasks managing software.
I was struggling for months to find a nice looking organizer until this one (ToDoList) was recommended to me. Continue Reading
Here is how you can turn off smooth fonts in Safari.
Edt > Preferences
Open Appearance tab.
Find Font smoothing setting which should be set to Strong and make it “Standard – best for CRT” instead.
The newest player in the field, Google Chrome is no longer a beta labeled browser. According to Google Chrome blog, they have removed the beta label as their goals for stability and performance have been met. As it says: We are working to add some common browser features such as form autofill and RSS support in the near future. We are also developing an extensions platform along with support for Mac and Linux. Continue Reading
This security update is rated Critical for Internet Explorer 5.01 and Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1, running on Microsoft Windows 2000; Internet Explorer 6 running on Windows XP; and Internet Explorer 7. For Internet Explorer 6 running on Windows Server 2003, this security update is rated Moderate. Beta versions of Internet Explorer are not vulnerable.
Have you ever spent hours or even days coding your web site, just because one of the web browsers displayed it not in the way you wanted to?
Well… Forget this!
Conditional CSS addresses this issue by letting you add web browsers style conditions inline with your CSS statements. For example:
Guys from Mozilla have finished the 2nd beta of Firefox 3.1 and released it earlier today.
The following release introduces tabs drag and drop support, increased performance, private browsing feature, improved session restore dialog and much more.