A little bit of everything.
We are not sure how many hundreds or thousands of different web browsers there are that use the WebKit rendering engine, but here is something slightly different: Torch.
So what’s so cool about it? Well, it builds on the foundation of the Chromium web browser and includes a couple of new features, such as:
With the release of Opera 12, Norwegian browser maker has included a much needed, “Do Not Track”, feature, which, although can be ignored by some sites, can be enabled via:
- Preferences > Advanced
- Open “Security” tab and check “Ask websites not to track me”
Hit OK and enjoy the artificial feeling of better privacy.
Build 20.0.1132.47 Stable.
Following quite a few Google Chrome related reports, the search giant has also announced the availability of the Google Chrome 20 web browser.
As this is Chrome after all, don’t expect a lot of new features. However, starting from the v20 builds, users will notice some minor UI improvements, such as: a wider new tab button and according to some reports, the whole user interface has been redone in HTML, CSS and JS.
Slow yet feature rich.
Well, what do you know, after the recent Google Chrome release for the Android devices, here comes another one but this time it’s for the iOS.
Other browsers hide in shame.
As the Google I/O conference continues, the search giant has revealed some interesting stats regarding its Google Chrome web browser.
As it turns out, it now has:
- 310 million active users as they grew almost 100% over last year
- Google Chrome processes over 1 TB of data every day
- Users type 60 billion words daily
- … and lastly, thanks to its superior rendering engine, it saved a total of 13 years of time
Finally drops the beta tag, available to download right now.
During the Google’s I/O conference, the search giant has also published the Final version of the Google Chrome web browser for Android.
As expected the Beta to Final transition mostly focused on stability and performance improvements. However, Google also said that they have been working to improve the overall experience for the tablet users, which is always a welcome step forward.
Includes dramatic improvements.
After announcing that something big is coming, Mozilla has revealed the 14th version of the Firefox Mobile web browser for the Android devices.
According to the official blog post, Firefox 14 Mobile has significant performance improvements in many different areas, ranging from startup to page load times.
Even though EU and Microsoft aren’t exactly the best friends, it looks like both of them have found a common enemy: users tracking.
Recently, the software giant has informed that the upcoming release of the Internet Explorer 10 will have a “Do Not Track” feature enabled by default, which made advertising agencies unhappy. As a result, W3C has updated the DNT draft and asked web browser makers to disable such feature during the initial software launch.
Few months ago, Microsoft has acquired a total of 925 patents from the AOL that are worth more than $1 billion.
Although 650 of those patents were later sold to Facebook for $650 million and remaining 275 licensed as well, it made us wonder, what exactly did Microsoft buy?
Thankfully, we have just learned more about the deal and it’s pretty fascinating. While we won’t tell you about all the juicy details, here is what they got when it comes to web browsers, at least according to the Envision IP: