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The Best of the Unknown Web Browsers


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


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!

Download Lunascape

          SlimBrowser

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.

Download SlimBrowser

          Camino

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.

Download Camino

          K-Meleon

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.

Download K-Meleon

          xB Browser

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.

Download xB Browser

Give all of these a try.  Leave comments below on which one you like best!

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Windows Phone’s to Receive Mango Update

If you own or know about Windows 7 phones then you should know that the operating system was clearly rushed and missing some pretty important features in order to keep “up to par” with Android and iOS.  Well all of these problems will be fixed with a major update from Microsoft called Mango.  Microsoft sent out the update earlier today so users should be expecting to be able to upgrade in the very near future.

There are many things that have been included in this update and one of the main features is that now all phones with Mango on them will have full multitasking capabilities. This was a huge complaint by many users and it made Windows fall behind in the operating system “competition”.  So this update will bring Windows up to par with iOS and Android but for how long?

Some more features that have been included in the update are better live tiles, an all-in-one inbox,  and better browsing with Internet Explorer 9.  Another interesting feature would be the introduction of Visual Search where the user takes a picture and can search the web to find out more about the object. Besides all of these features and upgrades, there are plenty more programs and abilities added into the Mango update and it should help bring Microsoft back into the operating system competition.

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Dual Core Processors on Verizon phones!

At CES on Wednesday, Verizon officially announced a ton of new phones that will be put on their new 4G network which is said to be up to 10 times faster than 3G.  One of the smartphones announced that stood out to me was the DROID BIONIC.  With this being the latest phone in the droid series, it has a lot to offer.

The BIONIC has a 4.3 inch HD touch screen display, and both front and rear facing cameras (rear is 8 megapixels).  The phone will also have an HDMI output so you can watch all of your HD recorded clips on your television as well as purchase HD content and view it in full 1080p.

Besides this, the BIONIC’s most notable feature is its processor.  A new rising feature in smartphones in the upcoming future is dual core processors and the DROID BIONIC will have one with both cores running at 1GHz. To people who do not know what that means, it will be running at about twice the speed of a regular smartphone. The phone will also have 512MB of RAM. These two features alone make this smartphone incredibly fast which will increase speeds while multitasking. To help out with graphics, the BIONIC comes with Adobe Flash Player and HTML 5.

This is said to be a work device so that being said, it will come with corporate email, data security and encryption capabilities.  The phone will also have Quickoffice, full calender management, one-click conference calls, and tons of Google applications/services.

It’s hard to believe that a phone has come this far. Dual Core processor, HD camera, HTML 5, and game graphics that are console quality is insane.  Verizon definatly is setting the bar for smartphones this year.

Samsung’s iPod Competition

It has been announced that Samsung will be revealing their own mp3 player based on their Galaxy S phones in order to compete with Apple’s iPod touch at CES next week. The mp3 player looks very similar to the Galaxy S phone but of course will not actually have the phone capabilities. However, it will be running on Android 2.2.

Not much is known about the device yet but reports say that it will be 9.9mm wide with a 4 inch LCD touch screen display.  Besides running on Android 2.2, the device will have a 1GHz processor, 3.2 megapixel camera with HD video playback.  It of course will have         Wi-Fi, bluetooth, and GPS capabilities and an expandable MicroSD card slot.  And like all Android devices, you will be able to purchase and download apps from the market.

So not much is know yet, but from what is, it looks to be a great competitor to the iPod Touch and the Zune HD.  In my mind, it looks like Samsung is catching on to Apple’s selling techniques with a competitor to the iPhone, iPad, and now iPod.  What are your thoughts? Leave a comment below.

Multi-core Processors for Smartphones!!!

That’s right, as the title says, multi-core processors have now come to the mobile phone industry.  Earlier today, LG announced that Europe and Asia will be the first to see the first phone with multi-core processing power, the Optimus 2X.  The smartphone is a Google Android phone and comes with the dual core Tegra 2 chip made by Nvidia.

Now not too much is known about the phone but the dual-core is enough to draw some people in.  With this new processor(s), the phone’s overall speed will increase significantly, it will be able to playback 1080p video without any lag, and it is said to increase webpage loading by an outstanding 33%!

So although not much else is known about the phone, I already give it a big rating because of the dual-core processor. What are your thoughts? Comment below!

Google laptop still known…or is it

So as you all know, Google had its big announcement on Tuesday about their new laptop and operating system, ChromeOS. Unfortunately,  Google decided to recall this and made the decision to not release this till some time mid 2011.  Never the less, prototypes have been sent out to certain people and companies and they have made vague reviews on the new google laptop, the Google CR-48.

Although not too much is known about the laptop, the basic features of it are.  The laptop itself looks like a old black MacBook except it has no product logos or stickers anywhere on it making it very plain and non-appealing. The CR-48 is said to be very light and will have a 12.1″ display screen.

The memory on the laptop is unknown for now but by looking at how fast the CR-48 starts up, 15 seconds to get to the login, we can probably predict that there is a good amount of memory in there. From what, these reviewers have said in their posts and videos about this new laptop, it seems to be very plain. Their “operating system” is pretty much the Google Chrome browser but with some apps here and there. When the system starts up, all there is is Chrome’s browsers with 9 apps. There is a getting started app, two games (poppit, and Entanglement), YouTube, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Talk, the Chrome web store, and a note taking app called Scratchpad.

To me, the Google CR-48 looks to be a big disappointment.  Plain looking laptop with a plain looking display and operating system.  But I guess it’s still a prototype so who knows what the final product will look like!

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December 7th…get ready

Earlier this week, Engadget announced that on December 7th, Google will be announcing a bunch of their new products.  The main one being ChromeOS, Google’s first operating system.

Rumor has it that there will only be about 65,000 units  with ChromsOS installed on them as it is only in beta stage.  This meaning that there unfortunatly will not be any devices ready for holiday shopping.  It seems as though this will be a great operating system.  One spokesperson said that ChromeOS could potentially replace 60% of Windows PCs in the workplace.

But anyways, besides ChromeOS, Google is also coming out with their newest version of Android. It is likely that Gingerbread will be included in this Android update and this will mean that there will most likely be a launch of the Samsung Nexus S.

And finally, Google will also be launching their first social network.  No one is too sure on what it will be called although some rumors are that it will be either GoogeME, or Google+1.  Will this be a successful social network? Who knows, but I can’t wait to find out!

What are your thoughts on Google’s newest product(s)?

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Apple iPad coming to Verizon users?!

Earlier today, Apple announced that one of their latest products, the iPad, will be available to Verizon Wireless users on October 28th. The iPad and its bundle will cost $630 for a 16GB model, $730 for a 32GB model and $830 for a 64GB model.  Besides this, Verizon will also offer a $20 monthly data plan for up to 1GB of data.

Although this is great, Verizon will unfortunatly not be selling 3G versions of the iPad.  To replace this, they will be selling the regular Wi-Fi iPad with their own mobile hot spots which will allow users to connect to the internet anywhere where the 3G network can be used.

Many people believe that this is a start to something great.  With Apple making a “bond” with Verizon Wireless we could start seeing Verizon selling more Apple products such as the iPhone as early as early next year.

What are your thoughts on the Apple-Verizon bond?

Google chrome, G1, G2 now Google TV???

That’s right, as leaks have recently shown, programmers in Silicon Valley are finalizing Google’s newest product, the Google TV.

The company says that this will be no ordinary television.  And I would have to agree with them.  I mean, not many TV’s offer you to not only watch TV, but to access the internet, interact on facebook and twitter, playing online games and listening to music.

With the click of a few buttons on the remote, a user can switch between TV channels, websites, online video, and traditional shows recorded on DVR.  Besides all of this, you will also be able to bookmark your favorite applications, websites and, get this, television channels!

The device will be available to the public later this month that can be attached to an existing TV or a built in feature for Blu-Ray DVD players.

The Google TV already has a competition, the Apple TV, but to me the Google TV looks a lot better.  Which one looks better to you?