Chrome 28 with new Blink engine and Rich Notifications

Cross-posted from H-Online: Google has released the stable version 28 of its Chrome browser. It is the first version to use the new Blink engine for rendering web pages and it appears that the new engine will allow web pages to be loaded about ten per cent faster. The developers say that the increased speed is also thanks to the new threaded HTML parser, which frees up the JavaScript thread, allowing DOM content to be displayed faster....

July 10, 2013 路 2 min 路 384 words

Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 [Download Links]

Internet Explorer 10 is available worldwide in 95 languages for download today. Read more in IE Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2013/02/26/ie10-for-windows-7-globally-available-for-consumers-and-businesses.aspx Download Links: x86: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36808 x64: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36806 Other (Non-English) Languages: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/downloads/ie-10/worldwide-languages

February 26, 2013 路 1 min 路 28 words

Opera Switches to WebKit and Chromium

After many years of dealing with site compatibility issues, Opera found the solution: it will switch from its proprietary rendering engine (Presto) to WebKit and will be powered by Chrome鈥檚 open source version, Chromium. 鈥淧resto is a great little engine. It鈥檚 small, fast, flexible and standards compliant while at the same time handling real-world web sites. It has allowed us to port Opera to just about any platform you can imagine....

February 13, 2013 路 3 min 路 563 words

Google updates all Chrome editions

h-online: Google has updated the Stable, Beta and Developer Channels of the desktop version of its Chrome browser with a number of bug fixes and improvements. The Stable Channel update closes seven security vulnerabilities, three of them rated High, and includes bug fixes. New stable Chrome versions for iOS and Android have also been released and include minor improvements. The iOS version of the browser now supports Apple鈥檚 Passbook application....

November 29, 2012 路 2 min 路 416 words

Internet Explorer security hole: Use other browser

TheTelegraph: Internet Explorer users might want to consider upgrading or switching to another browser after a massive security hole was discovered in Windows鈥 native web browser. According to security forum, Rapid7 , Internet Explorer 7, 8 and 9 operating on Windows XP, Vista and Seven contains what is known as a 鈥渮ero day exploit鈥 which allows attackers to gain access to your personal data while you browse. The forum claimed the exploit would give cyber criminals 鈥渢he same privileges as the current user鈥....

September 18, 2012 路 1 min 路 174 words

Download Firefox 15 and Thunderbird 15!

Cross-copied from BetaNews: Mozilla has quietly placed major new versions of its open-source, cross-platform web browser and email client onto its download servers ahead of an official release. Firefox 15 FINAL benefits largely from behind-the-scenes performance tweaks, while Thunderbird 15 FINAL introduces a few new features, including a new curvy user interface. Firefox 15 FINAL鈥檚 most notable changes are performance-based. There鈥檚 faster startup on Windows PCs, plus incremental garbage collection and better management of plugins to prevent memory leaks....

August 28, 2012 路 3 min 路 505 words

IE 9.0.9 Available via Windows Update

MSDN: The August 2012 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer is now available via Windows Update. This security update resolves four privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited any of these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights This security update is rated Critical for Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8, and Internet Explorer 9 on Windows clients and Moderate for Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8, and Internet Explorer 9 on Windows servers For more information, see the full bulletin....

August 16, 2012 路 1 min 路 213 words

Chrome 20 update fixes high-risk security vulnerabilities

Google has published a new update to the stable 20.x branch of Chrome to close a number of security holes in the WebKit-based web browser. Version 20.0.1132.57 of Chrome addresses a total of three vulnerabilities, all of which are rated as 鈥渉igh severity鈥 by the company. These include two use-after-free errors in counter handling and in layout height tracking that were discovered by a security researcher by the name of 鈥渕iaubiz鈥....

July 13, 2012 路 2 min 路 264 words

Chrome 20 closes 23 security holes

Google has closed a total of 23 vulnerabilities with the release of Chrome 20. Of those vulnerabilities, 14 are rated critical, enabling attackers to execute code in the browser鈥檚 sandbox, among other things. Integer overflow vulnerabilities in the code for processing PDF files and Matroska containers (.mkv) have also been fixed. Chrome 20 also includes the latest version of Adobe鈥檚 Flash Player on Linux, using the new cross-platform Pepper API. In testing at The H, it was confirmed that the Flash Player support also works on 64-bit Linux systems....

June 27, 2012 路 1 min 路 203 words

Opera 12 has been released

Norwegian company Opera Software has released Opera 12.00 just a few minutes ago. Opera users who start the browser on their system should see update notifications displayed to them in the next couple of hours. Those who do not want to wait that long can run a manual check for updates with a click on Opera > Help > Check for Updates. The update should then be picked up by the browser and downloaded automatically to the local system....

June 14, 2012 路 2 min 路 285 words