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Download of the Day: Google Chrome 18.0.1025.109 Beta

Our Download of the Day is Google Chrome 18.0.1025.109 Beta.

 

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The Beta channel has been updated to 18.0.1025.109 for Windows, Mac, and Chrome Frame.

 

This release changes to V8 back version 3.8. Full details about what changes are in this build are available in the SVN revision log. Interested in switching to the Beta channel? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

 

You can get more information, and download it, here.

Download of the Day: Firefox 11

Our Download of the Day is Firefox 11.

 

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We've had previous Download of the Day's where we've offered beta versions of Firefox, but today marks the official 11.0 release of Mozilla super-popular web browser, Firefox.

 

The complete list of changes is bigger than my Christmas wish list, so if you want to check it out, click here.

 

If you want to get straight into the nitty-gritty and download Firefox 11, then click here.

Firefox heads into 2012, where version numbers will play a smaller role, and more

Mozilla used to be the browser, until Chrome came and pushed them to the side and stole their lunch money. Mozilla had a plan for version 11 of Firefox, which they wanted it to be "lighter and faster", where this theme will continue through 2012 with something the team calls "Project Snappy".

 

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Other than sounding like a lobster thats still alive trying to snap at your fingers, Mozilla has discussed its success throughout 2011, and what 2012 will hold for the company. Mozilla have been fighting for the #2 browser spot over Chrome for the past six months, where Chrome pushed past Firefox for the first time in December last year. Mozilla thinks that branding could have a big deal of how they'll keep strong this year, where version numbers might take a back seat for once:

 

Version numbers will play a lesser and lesser role for users, but they will still matter to web developers, IT administrators and similar. The reason for having major version number bumps (e.g. version 6 to 7, 7 to 8, etc) is that new versions have had cases of non-backward compatible APIs, and the version number have been there to signal that it is not a minor release or maintenance update.

 

From a branding perspective, it will likely more go into being just Firefox, and that versioning will be more transparent.

Continue reading 'Firefox heads into 2012, where version numbers will play a smaller role, and more' (full post)

Internet Explorer 10 is touch-friendly, loves Metro

Microsoft is continuing to show off their latest features in its upcoming Interent Explorer web browser, where they've displayed the touch-friendly Metro interface, as well as the web browsers enhanced security. The trend of Google's Chrome browser, is to reduce the browsers interface so that it takes up less and less of the screen, which frees up more space for the Web content itself, which personally, I love.

 

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Windows 8's Metro design does the same thing, where it puts much more focus on the content itself. Metro Internet Explorer 10 is a continuation of this train of thought, where there's no visible interface at all, which leaves only the Web page itself visible. The app bar, is displayed by swiping from the top or bottom of the screen, or right-clicking the mouse, contains the tabs, address bar, and more.

 

The Metro-infused version of Internet Explorer, according to Ars Technica, feels "slick" and comfortable using both touch and mouse and keyboard interaction. The tile-based favorites view and tab thumbnails are both said to be good, too. Security-wise, Internet Explorer 10 will sport a new Enhanced Protected Mode. Protected Mode is the name that Microsoft gives to its sandboxing technique. It was introduced into Internet Explorer 7 on Vista, where it creates a separate, low-privilege process for running JavaScript and rendering HTML.

Continue reading 'Internet Explorer 10 is touch-friendly, loves Metro' (full post)

Download of the Day: Google Chrome 19.0.1068.0 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame

Our Download of the Day is Google Chrome 19.0.168.0 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame.

 

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This build contains following updates:

 

Users of Chrome for Android who have tab sync enabled can use the "Other Devices" menu on the new tab page to open tabs from other devices.

Several fixes and improvements in the new Settings, Extensions, and Help pages.

Fixed the flashing when switched between composited and non-composited mode. [Issue: 116603]

Fixed stability issues 116913, 117217, 117347, 117081

 

Full details about what changes are in this build are available in the SVN revision log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

 

Download it, here.

Apple releases Safari 5.1.4, brings a bunch of fixes

Even on my 2011 Edition MacBook Pro, I still use Chrome, but Safari is loved by millions across the world. Today Apple updated Safari to version 5.1.4 which includes a bunch of updates and fixes. From things like improved JavaScript performance, to screen dimming issues when watching HTML5 video.

 

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The full list of stuff baked into Safari 5.1.4:

 

  • Improve responsiveness when typing into the search field after changing network configurations or with an intermittent network connection
  • Improve JavaScript performance (on Mac OS Lion)
  • Address an issue that could cause webpages to flash white when switching between Safari windows
  • Address issues that prevented printing U.S. Postal Service shipping labels and embedded PDFs
  • Preserve links in PDFs saved from webpages
  • Fix an issue that could make Flash content appear incomplete after using gesture zooming (on Mac OS Lion)
  • Fix an issue that could cause the screen to dim while watching HTML5 video
  • Improve stability, compatibility and startup time when using extensions
  • Allow cookies set during regular browsing to be available after using Private Browsing
  • Fix an issue that could cause some data to be left behind after pressing the "Remove All Website Data" button

 

You can download Safari 5.1.4 here.

Google Chrome for Windows 8 has been confirmed

Google is my browser of choice. Everytime I use it, I feel like a cowboy in the western era, pulling my gun out of my holster and swinging it around my finger and then shooting some tin can at 100-feet. More exciting news, though: Google have confirmed they're working on a version of Chrome that will run in the Metro environment found within Windows 8, says Mashable.

 

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The Google spokesperson told Mashable that the new version of Chrome would be based on the desktop browser, as opposed to the Android-based version. The representative has been quoted:

 

Our goal is to be able to offer our users a speedy, simple, secure Chrome experience across all platforms, which includes both the desktop and Metro versions of Windows 8. To that end we're in the process of building a Metro version of Chrome along with improving desktop Chrome in Windows 8 such as adding enhanced touch support.

 

This means that when the Windows 8 tablets hit the market, users will be able to use the same browsers they know and love in Windows 7, but with the Metro interface. Mozilla has also admitted they're building Firefox for Metro, too.

Download of the Day: Firefox 11.0 Beta 6

Our Download of the Day is Firefox 11.0 Beta 6.

 

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The Web is all about innovation, and Firefox sets the pace with dozens of new features to deliver a faster, more secure and customizable Web browsing experience for all.

 

User Experience. The enhancements to Firefox provide the best possible browsing experience on the Web. The new Firefox smart location bar, affectionately known as the "Awesome Bar," learns as people use it, adapting to user preferences and offering better fitting matches over time.

 

Performance. Firefox is built on top of the powerful new Gecko platform, resulting in a safer, easier to use and more personal product.

 

Security. Firefox raises the bar for security. The new malware and phishing protection helps protect from viruses, worms, trojans and spyware to keep people safe on the Web.

 

Customization. Everyone uses the Web differently, and Firefox lets users customize their browser with more than 5,000 add-ons.

Continue reading 'Download of the Day: Firefox 11.0 Beta 6' (full post)

Download of the Day: Google Chrome 17.0.963.65

Our Download of the Day is Google Chrome 17.0.963.65.

 

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Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.

 

One box for everything

 

Type in the address bar and get suggestions for both search and web pages.

 

Thumbnails of your top sites

 

Access your favorite pages instantly with lightning speed from any new tab.

 

Incognito mode

 

Don't want pages you visit to show up in your web history? Choose incognito mode for private browsing.

 

Safe browsing

 

Google Chrome warns you if you're about to visit a suspected phishing, malware or otherwise unsafe website.

 

You can download Google Chrome 17.0.963.65 here.

Download of the Day: Google Chrome 19.0.1055.1 Dev

Our Download of the Day is Google Chrome 19.0.1055.1 Dev.

 

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Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.

 

One box for everything

 

Type in the address bar and get suggestions for both search and web pages.

 

Thumbnails of your top sites

 

Access your favorite pages instantly with lightning speed from any new tab.

 

Incognito mode

 

Don't want pages you visit to show up in your web history? Choose incognito mode for private browsing.

 

Safe browsing

 

Google Chrome warns you if you're about to visit a suspected phishing, malware or otherwise unsafe website.

 

For information about alpha and developer builds, check out the Chrome dev channel here.

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