Maxthon Browser 3.3.6.600 Beta Is Here

By | March 14, 2012 | 14 Comments

Maxthon Browser 3.3.6.600 Beta Is Here

Overtakes Google Chrome in the HTML5 race.

The latest Beta version of Maxthon 3.3 web browser has been recently released and as it turns out, when it comes to HTML5, guys at Maxthon did a really good job as it beats the latest Chromium build by a slight margin.

According to the report, Maxthon 3.3.6.600 scored 380+15 in the HTML5Test while Chromium reached “only” 379+9.
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Windows Phone’s UC Browser: Speed Dial, Open Links In Background And More

By | March 13, 2012 | 7 Comments

Windows Phone UC Browser: Speed Dial, Open Links In Background And More

Earlier this month we have covered a Vable Browser, which seemed like a nice alternative to the IE9 Mobile.

Well, today we have discovered even better (and free) web browser, which not only looks fantastic, but also has a Speed Dial (Shortcuts), private browsing (incognito mode) allows you to open links in the background tab and more.

So what else can you do with UC Browser?
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Tips: Opera, Load Flash, Java On Click

By | March 13, 2012 | 8 Comments

Tips: Opera, Load Flash, Java On ClickIf you don’t want the Flash or Java content to be loaded when you visit web sites, here is a simple trick, which will load plug-ins on demand (aka when you click on the content).

- Go to Preferences (CTRL+F12) > Advanced > Content
- Check “Enable plug-ins only on demand”
- Save settings

[Thanks, Sjano]

IE9 Hacked, Chrome Pwned (Again)

By | March 12, 2012 | 11 Comments

IE9 Hacked, Chrome Pwned Again

Security flaws everywhere.

After Google Chrome has been hacked twice, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 was the second browser to fail the security challenge.

By exploiting two unknown vulnerabilities, Vupen Security was able to remotely open a calculator running on a Windows 7 SP1 machine. While no additional details were revealed, both IE and Google Chrome exploits were a combination of at least a couple of previously unknown flaws.
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Windows Phone: Swipe Between Tabs, Find In Page With Vable Browser

By | March 9, 2012 | 3 Comments

One of the frequently requested Windows Phone’s Internet Explorer 9 features is the ability to navigate between tabs with a simple flick to the left or right, which can’t be done with the default web browser. Fortunately, Vable Browser, the IE9 based alternative includes this and other new functionality

The best part? It’s free and unlike a lot of free apps, it does not have any ads.
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Google Chrome Pwn2Own Vulnerability Patched

By | March 9, 2012 | 2 Comments
Google Chrome Pwn2Own Vulnerability Patched

From left to right Jim Hebert, Cris Necker, Justin Schuh

Just 24 hours after reporting the critical vulnerability in Google’s Chrome web browser, the search giant has already released a patch to address the issue.

Identified as a bug CVE-2011-3046, discovered vulnerability is described as “UXSS and bad history navigation”, with no additional details revealed.
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Hackers Rejoice, Google Chrome Fails Twice

By | March 8, 2012 | 13 Comments

Hackers Rejoice, Google Chrome Fails TwiceSecurity contests prove to be useful.

Just as some might have thought that Google’s Chrome sandboxing feature is bullet proof, Sergey Glazunov, a security researcher who have found quite a few vulnerabilities in the fast, has enriched his life with a $60k reward, received for a “Full Chrome” exploit, which bypassed the sandbox feature. Although Google Chrome was previously known to withstand various attacks in Pwn2Own and similar contests, this time it was the first to fail.

Justin Schuh, Chrome’s security team member said, “It was an impressive exploit. It required a deep understanding of how Chrome works. This is not a trivial thing to do. It’s a very difficult and that’s why we’re paying $60,000.”
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February, 2012: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera, Safari Share Up; Firefox – Down

By | March 7, 2012 | 10 Comments


After last month’s interesting results, it’s time to see how did the February turned out for your favorite web browser.

For the second month in a row, Internet Explorer continues to increase its market share and is now up by 0.76 point, from 48.16% to 48.92%.
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Incredible Internet Explorer TV Ad

By | March 6, 2012 | 24 Comments

Makes us love IE9 again.

With the ever-growing anticipation of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 10, the software giant has decided to remind us about the beauty of the web, which is what IE9 is all about. This is especially exciting for all the IE fans. Why? While the majority of such videos are web only, this one is actually a real TV ad, which will reach millions of people around the globe.

There is really nothing else to say other than: wow.

Benchmarks: Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) vs. Google Chrome 18 vs. Firefox 11 vs. Opera 12

By | March 5, 2012 | 28 Comments

Benchmarks: Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) vs. Google Chrome 18 vs. Firefox 11 vs. Opera 12After the previous benchmark results that tested the latest stable versions of web browsers, people expressed their interest in the beta or alpha build results as well. Well, today is your lucky day, folks.

Tested web browsers

Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) Platform Preview
Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) Metro Platform Preview
Google Chrome 18 Beta
Firefox 11 Beta 5
Opera 12 Alpha
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