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Google™ Chrome 10

Google Chrome is an ultra fast web browser which has changed the way Internet is used. The reason behind it is that it is very fast. Google Chrome takes a space of around 80 MB. The other features which make Google Chrome a very fast, versatile and stylish browser is because of its design. It just changes the way you browse Internet. With its multi-window feature, it is possible to pin the last nine opened web pages just when you open a new tab.

There are 100s of themes which can be selected according to your preferences. Now you are your own trend setter for the interface of the web browser. New Google Chrome 10 is 60 percent faster than its earlier version. If you have used the earlier one you would know how you are able to browse your favorite webpage. It is just amazing to see your web pages before you within seconds.

There is a tip on power conservation when it is used in full screen mode. It conserves around 80 % energy. As a result you are going to get better performance. With its new introductory feature slide show mode you are able to view slide shows online without any glitches. It is all smooth and offers web browsing in a convenient way. This way you can view all the 15 slides one after another. One more thing that adds value to this web browser is that all the setting tabs are opened in a way like if they were web pages. It gives a different look as compared to the conventional way it looks in other web browsers. So if you want to enhance your web browsing experience just switch over to Google Chrome 10.

With the application store on the default tab you can open it whenever you want to view that. For example there are applications related to GPS and maps and games. You just have to click on it and access several useful applications.

Apple® patches 62 bugs in Safari® update

Safari from Apple, is a graphical web browser, which is an inherent part of the Mac OS X operating system. Safari is principally the native browser in the iOS also. Safari was originally introduced in 2003 as a public beta version, slowly becoming the default browser in all Macs. The Microsoft Windows version of Safari was released in the year 2007. In the rankings of most widely used browsers in the US, Safari stands 4th in the line of following including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

After Safari 1.0 in 2003, Safari 2.0 in 2005, Safari 3.0 in 2007, Safari 4.0 in 2008, Safari 5 was released in mid 2010. Apple has brought about a very interesting change in browsing in Safari. Some of the interesting features include Bookmark Integration with the address book, Web Page Clips Saving to the Apple Dashboard, flexible search box in the tool bar for Google, Yahoo! or Bing, private browsing, support for HTML 5, support for Transport Layer Security, Document Object Model Inspector of Web Pages and many others.

Security vise the PWN2OWN contest of 2008, CanSecWest Security conference, in Vancouver, brought about the weaknesses in Safari. The Safari was the first to fall in the hacking competition with the successful exploit of the same, bringing the Mac OS as the first OS to fail. This flaw exposed by the contest was duly patched, taking care of other vulnerabilities also in the Safari 3.1.1 update.

PWN2OWN 2009 also brought about the fall of the Safari and Apple introduced the 3.2.3 patch to take care of the exploits. In the PWN2OWN 2010 contest, again the Safari fell first before the Internet Explorer, the iPhone, the Nokia and then the Mozilla Firefox. The 2011 PWN2OWN again, the Safari was the first to fall in the contest.

In fact, after the November 2010 patch of Safari, by Apple fixing 27 flaws, to the new version of the Safari was introduced only in June 2010, the Safari 5 saw its biggest update and patch recently. Apple introduced a new patch covering 62 bugs, just before the PWN2OWN contest vide Safari 5.0.4. This patch covered mainly vulnerabilities in the Webkit engine of the browser. For information the Webkit engine powers the Google Chrome also. Besides the Webkit vulnerabilities several non-security issues were also addressed.

Even if the Safari proved itself to be, about the fastest of browsers, and the prime choice of many a user, a French hacker managed to break the brand new Safari 5.0.4 in barely five seconds. The 5.0.4 update was released only a few minutes before the competition. The next to fall was the Internet Explorer 8. Although the contest predefined which versions of browsers were eligible to be tested at the contest, hackers have managed to break through even later versions of browser releases.

Google™ Chrome 10: A Feature Breakdown

Google Chrome is an advanced web browser that was launched by Google. The design of Google Chrome is based on the WebKit layout engine and application framework. It was first released as a beta version for Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2008. On December 11, 2008, the public stable version of Google Chrome was released.

Google managed to be the first to implement and release to the public various innovative features, announced by various browser developers worldwide. The Google Chrome as per reports of various analysts featured to be the highest in application performance and processing speeds. The Google Chrome browser, as of date, also stands to be one of the most secure browsers available, with minimum vulnerabilities. The most interesting part of the Chrome browser, has been the ‘Private’ feature which did not allow cookies or history to be stored by the browser.

After a series of versions, since its introduction in September 2008, Google has introduced Google Chrome 10, with various new features and security measures incorporated. Existing users of Google Chrome automatically get updated to the new version as and when Google Chrome is accessed after the launch of the new version. Google Chrome is actually one of the most stable browsers in the arena today.

The password management feature to the browser’s data, the all new Pass Phrase based encryption using a cryptographic key, generated from your own Google account password or a special Pass Phrase of your choice or generation of an original new password, using typical Apps like Last Pass, make the Google Chrome data encryption and syncing really unique. Google Chrome 10 also runs on highly improved code. The JavaScript speed has been increased phenomenally. The revamped Crankshaft JavaScript engine when released in December was supposed to be about 50 percent faster. As of now, with the Google Chrome 10 implementation, Google claims a 66 percent faster engine. Google’s Crankshaft uses adaptive compilation, identifying important code and optimizing that code as needed. Crankshaft includes four basic components: in addition to a base compiler, there is a runtime profile that identifies hot code, and an optimizing compiler that recompiles the hot code to offer such optimizations as loop-invariant code motion, linear-scan register allocation, and in-lining. Google provides de-optimization support that identifies cases where the optimizing compiler has promised, well, too much optimization. In this case, the engine falls back on the base compiler. Google Chrome also has an innovative feature called SandBox, a contained environment or a browser SandBox, preventing your computer getting infected from malware and other security threats.

Record amount paid for Google™ Chrome bug

With the number of bugs on a high, Google Chrome has bugs that caused a record amount of money being paid to one researcher who came up with a significant bug. An amount of $3,133 was paid to researcher Sergey Glazunov for a single bug. Mostly, there are various levels of threats in a bug. Glazunov reported the single most critical bug in the Google Chrome version of 8.0.552.334. The bug was a stale pointer in speech handling. Two bugs were labeled medium high in rating and 13 high in rating. Google locked up its database to outsiders after 15 bugs were found from the one found and reported by Glazunov.

Jason Kersey, the program manager for Google Chrome, announced the $3133.70 Chromium Security Reward to Sergey Glazunov. The program manager said that critical bugs are harder to come by in Google Chrome, but Sergey has done it.  In July 2010, Google revised its highest payout for a critical stage bug bounty from $1337 to $3133. This came after the jump by Mozilla when it revised the bug bounty. In total, Google paid Glazunov $7,470 for reporting 5 of the 16 bugs in Google Chrome.

Sixteen bugs in all with one critical bug were the number of bugs reported. The bugs are in many components, but were mainly related to the support for extensions, PDF viewer etc. Google has announced that they were happy to make payouts to anyone who could find and report the bugs. This way Google would be able to revise their Chrome browser.

Google has already made 50 such payments to researchers who have come up with bugs. However, other programs like Android and Picasa, do not qualify for payouts for finding bugs.

How to add bookmark shortcuts to Google™ Chrome Omnibar

Google Chrome is a web browser that was developed and introduced by Google more than a couple of years back. Chrome uses the WebKit layout and application engine and was first released as a beta version for Microsoft Windows in September 2008. By the commencement of the current year 2011, Google Chrome had ended up being the third most widely used browser, according to the statistics by Net Applications. Google Chrome also came into being through a number of open source projects.

Apart from being fast, the purpose of launching Chrome was to bring a secure, simple and stable web browsing experience to users. Its power lies in the performance of applications and JavaScript processing speed, and both of these were verified by a number of websites to be the fastest among all the web browsers.

Much has been said and written about the functioning and features of the Chrome Omnibar. While some say it is great, others believe it isn’t convincing enough compared to other browsers because of its lack of ability to set bookmark shortcuts. However, Quickmarks, which is a Chrome extension, resolves the problem by helping you to access your bookmarks very quickly, via the keyboard.

For those who are not aware of the word, Quickmark or a QR Code was a two dimensional bar code created by a Japanese company Denso-Wave in the early 1990s. The term ‘QR Code’ was derived from ‘Quick Response’, as the content of the code was intended to be decoded at a very high speed.

How to add Bookmark shortcuts to the Chrome Omnibar through Quickmarks

In order to add Bookmark shortcuts to the Chrome Omnibar using

Quickmarks, the following steps can be followed:

Step 1: Type ‘b’ in the Omnibar after installing the extension.

Step 2: Type the bookmark shortcut for the bookmark that needs to be opened. Bookmark shortcuts can be set by appending a keyword in the brackets (For example, fb for facebook and so on) to the title of the bookmark.

Step 3: Once you follow the previous step, it would be recognized by Quickmarks, thereby setting it all up so that you only have to type ‘b fb’ if you want to open Facebook in your browser.

Internet Explorer® 9 (IE9) review: Will the big browser bet of Microsoft® pay off?

With Google Chrome coming up as a strong player, it has managed to garner a major share of the web browser market once held by Internet Explorer of Microsoft. The toughest competitors of Internet Explorer in the market include Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, which offer enhanced browsing speeds and an enhanced browsing experience. Microsoft IE9 (Internet Explorer 9) is claimed to have a better uncluttered User Interface (UI) to provide more onscreen space and many more added features.

IE9

With the launch of Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft has a product that will enable it to fight the competition with Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Internet Explorer 9 is a sleek and much revamped attempt to claw its way back to the lead and gain its lost ground. And with the reviews filtering in, Microsoft has done an enviable job and achieved its target of delivering a fast sleek and standards compliant browser while keeping bugs out.

The reviews recommend it for any Windows 7 and Windows Vista running computing device. It does not offer support for the Windows XP operating system. People might try and find similarities between it and other browsers. Microsoft has created a whole new revamped user interface and a simple to use Internet browser. It also has a unique and different look in comparison to other browsers. We had heard of its new privacy policy, which allows you to monitor who has access to your personal data. It also comes with a new ActiveX control to allow you to block any unwanted Flash based content. It comes with a new JavaScript engine with hardware acceleration to improve its speed and graphics.

It comes with an uncluttered look and gives more viewing area in the browsing window. It comes with a new download manager like many other modern browsers with malware protection. Its new graphics acceleration using GPU strategy gives it unmatched speed and performance. It comes with many new technologies keeping in mind the future requirements of users, providing support for HTML5, CSS3 and many new upcoming standards. Also Microsoft has maintained a compatibility wizard to ensure that the web pages designed for older browsers do not suffer any problems in the current one. Thus IE9 (Internet Explorer 9) promises to be a fast and secure browser.

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