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Mozilla released Firefox 7 today that promises to deliver a faster web browsing experience largely thanks to a much improved memory management system. Some major improvements in this new version of Firefox include speedier start-up times, tab opening, and HTML5 content.
Mozilla was able to reduce Firefox memory usage by as much as 50 percent, which results in faster performance and less chances of the browser crashing. This will be especially welcome to “heavy internet” users that open up a lot of tabs during long browsing sessions.
There are also some new tools that come with this new version of Firefox that will help to allow developers create better web browsing experiences, including a new version of Canvas that speeds up HTML 5 animations and games.
Check it out now - http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/
Many internet users today know of FireFox, Safari, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. Little do these people know that other web browsers do exist and that some of them actually provide some competition to the more popular browsers out.
This article will give you the details on the top five “best of the unknown” web browsers out right now. All of the browsers listed can be used by everyone from an office worker or manager, to a at home user. Give each browser a try and leave a comment below telling what you think about it.
Lunascape is the world’s only three engine browser. People that have used this browser have reported a significant decrease in capability issues, display problems, and long loading times. Back in 2010, Lunascape was 20 times faster than IE8 and to this day keeps up to speed and is even faster than some of the more popular web browsers out!
SlimBrowser is a small and secure web browser for Windows packed with many features. Besides the built in pop-up killer and AD filter (which both work incredibly well), SlimBrowser comes with an intelligent form filler, quick search box, and a auto-login function.
Camino is an open source browser developed to provide the best possible experience for MAC OS X users. With security features like malware and phishing protection, Camino could be one of the safest browsers out.
K-Meleon is an extremely fast and customizable web browser designed mainly for Windows. It was developed by Mozilla (makers of Firefox). The browser is free and is open source and is extremely lightweight.
xB Browser is the most popular free, open source browser in the world. xB Browser allows you to securely and anonymously browse the internet while bypassing firewalls and website censorship. This browser is also jam packed with features. These include, DOM object and cookie protection, cross-site scripting attack prevention, user-agent cloaking, and java proxy control.
Give all of these a try. Leave comments below on which one you like best!
Apparently, the hacking group, Anonymous, has followed through with their promise to “attack” the website of the Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BART) today.
Earlier today, the group had threatened to take the website offline for about 6 hours today, or at least twice the amount of time that BART officials took cell phone service offline at some stations Thursday night in order to try to cut down a protest planned. The attack from Anonymous was scheduled to start at noon today.
Though this didn’t happen. Around 12:30, the site was running slower than normal and had one small change showing the Anonymous logo on the main page of the site. Further into the “attack” , it came to everyone’s attention that Anonymous hackers had also aquired and posted a database full of e-mails, addresses, and some phone numbers of accounts found on the BART website.
Just like Mozilla Firefox 5.0, Firefox 6.0 is being “unofficially” released earlier than expected. That’s right, Firefox 6.0 is now available for you to download if you so choose although the official release of the update has not been announced.
N0w Firefox 6.0 will not be bringing many changes to desktop versions of the browser (besides some changes in the address bar), changes will mostly be occuring in Android devices. It is said that the latest version will bring a “fresh visual style in Chrome Gingerbread”. Other features included in the update are enhanced image scaling and more importantly, the app is now faster and doesn’t use nearly as much memory.
Jump on the release now and download Firefox 6.0
Earlier today, Motorola announced that they will be shipping their latest phone, the Motorola Cliq 2. The new phone will cost $100 with a new contract and about $400 without one. The phone has a lot to offer and has a very unique design (picture to the left).
As I said, the phone looks pretty sweet and has some neat features. The Cliq 2 will have a 3.7inch touch screen display and will run on the new Android 2.2. It will also have Adobe Flash support making internet browsing much easier. The phone will also come with a 2GB microSD memory card although it can be expanded up to 32GB or storage.
Besides the phone, Motorola also released a new app to the Android market. It’s called DriveSmart and its main purpose is to prevent people from texting or calling while driving. The app is a good concept and seems like it will help (if people decide to turn it on while driving).
Basically, the app will mute notifications for texts and any calls or alarms. Besides this, you have to option to automatically send a text back (ex: “I’m currently driving and can not talk”) or forward a call directly to a Bluetooth headset or your voicemail. Right now there is a free version that offers all of this but there’s also a $10 monthly version that uses GPS to determine when you should turn the app on and off. It also gives parents updates on when the driver turns off the app while driving (“overriding it”).
So all in all, the phone and app combination from Motorola looks to be a good start to a good year. What are your thoughts?