Showing posts with label Web Browsers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Web Browsers. Show all posts

Monday, 26 March 2018

Chrome 66 Beta Delivers On Async Clipboard API, Web Locks API

Google on Windows and Android has released the latest Chrome 66 Beta version.
The Chrome 66 Beta version is available for download in the beta channel and it will restrict media auto playback and reduce browser crashes on Windows. There will be additional features like Chrome Home Duplex and a new Design tab on the Android app.

The Chrome 66 Beta version, which is in the beta phase, promises to block autoplaying videos with sound. Google was supposed to do it in Chrome 64 in the month of January, but the block on autoplay video will come along with the Chrome 66.

The Chrome 66 beta is expected for release in mid-April.

According to Google, the Chrome 66 beta will allow autoplay only when the video is muted or when the media does not play sound or if the user is interacting with the media on the site or has frequently accessed media on the same site. This ensures that there will be no unexpected video playbacks with sound as soon as the web page is opened.

The Chrome 66 beta will reduce the number of browser crashes caused due to third party software on Windows. It will display warnings in case a crash occurs.

As regards the Chrome 66 for Android, the Chrome Home Duplex replaces the Chrome Home bottom bar. There will also be a new sliding bottom toolbar to redirect to the New Tab page. It will be a quick way to launch bookmarks, but it is still in the development stage. It also includes a new Modern Design flag which has a rounded bar for URLs and icons. There will be a white background on the tab switcher and New Tab page.

Features of Chrome 66 Beta: 

AudioWorklet API

Earlier, the Script Processor Node was asynchronous and required thread hops, producing unstable audio output. For developers, the Chrome 66 has the new AudioWorklet API for enhancing audio performance. The AudioWorklet provides a synchronous JavaScript execution. With the help of a program, the developers will be able to control audio without any additional latency and provide higher stability in the output audio. Media streaming resolution will be better on websites with the new decoding Info API which determines the decoding capabilities of devices.

Asynchronous Clipboard API

A new Asynchronous Clipboard API will improve the read and write functions on the clipboard and the later Chrome versions will provide additional support for copy and paste functions of images and other data.

CSS Typed Object Model

Earlier when the developers wanted to manipulate CSS properties, they had to do so by manipulating the strings for the browser and then convert it back to a typed form. The drawback was that when the value of the CSS property had to be read in Java, the typed value was converted back to a string.
With the Chrome 66, the CSS Typed Object Model (OM) Level 1 shows the CSS values as typed JavaScript objects instead of strings. The developers are able to write codes that can be maintained and easier to understand.

ImageBitmap Rendering Context

Previously, in order to render an image on to a canvas, the first thing was to create an image tag and then the contents were rendered onto the canvas. In the process there were many copies of the image which were created and they had to be stored in memory. With the new ImageBitmap rendering context, there is no memory duplication and the ImageBitmap objects were rendered more efficiently.

Friday, 23 March 2018

8 of the Best Google Chrome Extensions to Make Your Life Easier

Google Chrome

Digital Gadgets – Google Chrome

Various digital gadgets are available in Chrome’s web store thus making web browsing experience besides being simple and fruitful, also pleasant. The following are some worth mentioning which can be downloaded at no cost within a few minutes-


It means that the user needs to recall one password in order to keep the login details secured in one place. Moreover the gadgets could also be beneficial in keeping the other accounts secured by creating a secure password which would be filled in automatically whenever the need arises. An area for notes for offline details which can be secured is also available and can be installed if needed.


Eyedropper of Colorizilla tends to check any pixel and can inform the user when you desire to know the exact hue of online matter. The data of the colour can then be pasted into another programme or the values adjusted and saved within the extension for reference in the later stage. These gadgets could be an important extension for the purpose of digital design work.


TinEye’s reverse image search is said to be the best gadgets while locating the source of an image which seems complex. It targets the nearest match rather than the similarity which makes it advantageous in locating the originals, higher resolution versions or checking online replicas. The extension makes the possibility of search available within a couple of clicks and can be installed with ease.


Users interested in reading academic papers without subscription fees could utilise Unpaywall gadgets. This free extension navigation is beneficial for those looking for research andis a probable saver on time as well as money.

Instapaper/Save to Pocket

Any ofthese extension gadgets would enable the user to save web pages as well as the articles to read later on synced devices without an internet connection. They have premium version if the user needs to support the developers and obtain additional features

The Great Suspender

To open illogical amount of tabs in the browser is a simple task. Here the Great Suspender gadgets are supportive in handling the performance of the computer by restricting abandoned tabs till the clicks back on them. Plenty of space is available for configuration and the extension enables in keeping certain sites open for an indefinite period of time or unloads the other after a shorter duration of time.


One wrong key press could take you back to the earlier page and at times some of the information edited could get erased. This can take place with any one. These simple extension gadgets tends to stop the backspace key from moving to the previous page thereby saving the user from wasting time and inconvenience.


These are amazing gadgets in helping the user in tracking and sharing to-dos. This extension available as an app helps in creating as well as saving the to-do lists ranging from work project to the things needed to be brought from the grocery store to the items for reading during your journey back home. Moreover it also enables you to share the list with several co-workers. These can be saved across several devices and on accomplishment,the same can be termed as completed.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Introducing the New Firefox Quantum Web Browser with Double Speed

Firefox Quantum Web Browser

Amazingly faster performance with lower RAM usage is the key highlight of Firefox’s Quantum Browser

Once the web browser world was ruled by the Internet Explorer then came the Google Chrome which simply established itself as the numero uno with no major threats. Firefox is waging the war to dethrone the Chrome from the top position and to regain its dominance in the arena but it wouldn’t be a cake walk. Firefox is lying just at the bottom of the major popular web browsers by amounting just 9.1 market share and running right below the Microsoft Edge and Safari browser. Mozilla is looking forward to change its fortune with the launch new improved and faster Firefox Quantum browser.
Quantum translates into a fast browser

The Firefox Quantum browser comes with a built-in technology running on the 64 bit but at the same time it makes use of 30 per cent lesser RAM than other conventional browsers. In this way Firefox is competing right against the Chrome by offering better performance by lesser utilization of the map but this isn’t being communicated with the target audience with a massive PR strategy.

Firefox has went with a major overhaul for its browser by improvising not just the user interface but also the browser engines which power the search results. The new engine powering the Firefox Quantum browser comes has the ability to work in parallel manner which make sit amazingly faster than the earlier version of the web-browser due to the user of the latest Servo engine. Mozilla has even stated that this Servo engine will be able to offer support for the Mixed Reality features and functionalities which are expected to be next big thing in the technology world.

Bigger change for better browsing

This new browser has also lowered the user interface gradients to bring better visibility to the users. Microsoft Edge browser made a bad decision getting rid of the gradients which made it extremely difficult to navigate through the browser but that aren’t the case with Firefox’s browser. On the benchmark test this browser glides like a charm and comes with better numbers than all the browsers in the competition. The Speedometer benchmark gave this browser a score of mighty 70 compared to the 45 which the pre-Quantum Firefox browser came up with. Using the JetStream benchmark tests everyone was surprised with the 151 score achieved by the Firefox Quantum when compared to the Google Chrome’s 144 score.

All the benchmark testing and normal day-to-day usage suggests that this Firefox browser is way faster and snappier than other browser available in the market. Firefox has fixed all the bugs related to performance as well as responsiveness to enhance the overall user experience. Quantum browser certainly appears to be a major upgrade over the earlier version of the Firefox and it is right step towards bringing better browsing experience to the users. Now it all depends on the users whether they adopt the Firefox Quantum browser to increase its market share and give a stiff completion to the omnipotent domination of the Google Chrome.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Mozilla and Tor Release Urgent Update for Firefox 0-Day Under Active Attack

Mozilla and Tor have introduced browser updates to sum up a Firefox consistence being hampered to identify men who sue the services related to privacy. It is a flaw in terms of security for the immediate release, which is being exploited on Windows. The official of Tor has assured their users that there isn’t any risk currently figured out in their knowledge. They are unable to discover any exploits for Operating System X or Linux as they have implanted several security measures. But still they have insisted the users to go for the update of their Tor Browser as soon as possible.

The Tor browser is said to forged on the Firebox browser which is an open source introduced by the Mozilla foundation. No sooner did the Officials of Mozilla named Daniel Veditz came to know of this problem, he posted on his blog assuring that the issues has been fixed in some currently issued versions of Mozilla Firefox for all the popular users. He further disclosed that the attack code has been discovered who did the exploitation and measures are being taken against it.

The mishap revealed codes when the targets fed malicious JavaScript related to vector graphics. The culprit sent the IP and MAC address of the target to the server, which controlled attacks. The code resembled the technique which investigated network used by law-enforcing agencies, specially that which identified Tor-protected users who seemed to propagate child pornography.

Further similar step was taken in this regard and it was discovered this vulnerability reducing measure was created by FBI or some law-implementing agency. This shows that how restricted government hacking can become a serious threat to the larger web as anyone can use it to attack Firefox users. A different Mozilla security has proved that it can also affect Mozilla’s Thunderbolt e-mail applications and also the extended support version of Firefox used by Tor browsers. It was suggested that this flaw existed in the browser since five years.

The ridiculous load given by the exploit of code-execution is very much similar to that of FBI which it used in 2013 to discover the ones who used trade child pornography via Tor-anonymized website. The source code to the Tor group was absolutely complete, the exploit could be made easily available to lots of people which they manage to use by making slight changes to it.

Other than an update for Firefox an update to NoScript, which is an extension of Firefox in relation to the Top Browser was also released. NoScript is useful, as it does not allow the users to opt for the sites that can and cannot use JavaScript in the browser. Later for privacy reasons the Tor browser installed NoScript in such a manner that permitted all sites to affiliate JavaScript in the browser. Though this point in terms of privacy is still not clear.

It is advisable that the Firefox and Tor users should fix their problems at once. The users are considered to be protected from the attack by keeping the Firefox security to highest level, that may restrict few sights but it is proven safe.

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Firefox Disables Loophole That Allows Sites to Track Users via Battery Status

We are living in a society, where the science and technology have taken a great leap forward and developed the most outstanding invention of the computer and the internet, which have now become such an issue that a little bit of touch of these can be seen in almost everywhere in our life.

The web surfing in the computer or other devices, with the help of the internet, is a very common issue in our life and people of almost all color, class, nationality are now accustomed with these technological advances, which cannot be avoided, due to its useful characteristics. To cater the web world, the user needs to take the help of a browser that can play the role of perfect vehicle in surfing process.

The Firefox is one such browser, which is considered as one of the most popular ones and being used by millions of internet enthusiasts, across the world. It is popular, not only for the colorful look or name but for the user-friendly features, which are time to time developed by a strong professional team. Recently Firefox disabled one of its features, considered as a loophole because it allows various websites to track the specific user through the status of the battery use.

The Issue at a Glance

The battery status feature of the Firefox is having some loopholes and these are now being fixed or disabled by the organization to provide a sigh of relief for its millions of users from being opened to the users, who want to get the details of the internet user. Some of the features of this fixing of loopholes are as follows: 
  •  The said feature is known as “battery status API’ that allows various websites to request information about what amount of battery life has left of a specific visitor and these are; whether the device is plugged in or not, what time the battery will take to be exhausted and the percentage of remaining charge. 
  •  The browser is having the features that were helpful for websites to offer some of the lesser energy sensitive versions sites for their visitors, who are having less battery power remaining e.g. a mapping site may download a smaller amount of information or a social networking website could put out of action its auto-playing video. 
  •  Only in 2015, the Guardian, renowned newspaper of international repute, reported with various instances that researchers have discovered that someone can easily abuse the specific feature, which may helpful in tracking down the browsing on the internet. 

Now Firefox has disabled this battery status feature in a bid to help their potential users to get rid of the problem of getting tracked by other sites, which is a great threat to their personal security and dignity. Although they have already repaired this loophole, there are others in the market of browsers, who are now considering of repealing some of their features, which may help the internet lovers to get proper immunization from internet threat of being tracked by any websites or personnel of questionable identity.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Mozilla Firefox 48 Out Now with Multi-Process Electrolysis

Firefox 48

Firefox 48 –Designed to Enhance Stability/Security

Firefox 48, after seven years of progress is eventually enabling a multi-process feature which is similar to what Internet Explorer as well as Google Chrome has been offering as stable feature from 2009. Firefox 48 has recently shipped two long anticipated new features which have been designed to enhance the stability as well as security of the browser. Running their rendering engines in a distinct procedure from the browser shell, IE and Chrome have been steadier as well as secure.

To bring about a similar multi-process competence to Firefox, Mozilla had begun in 2009, the Electrolysis project, but the organization had taken longer than Apple, Google and Microsoft in shipping this feature. The delay of Mozilla was partially driven by altering importance in the organization and Electrolysis progress had been on hold in 2011 before it was restarted in 2013 and partly due to the historic extension architecture of Firefox which made this type of split-up difficult to accomplish. The old extensions of Firefox invasively tend to interfere with fragments of the browser and several assumed equal access to the rendering engine as well as to the shell of the browser.

Rollout of Electrolysis Controlled Conventionally

The developers of Firefox had to create a new extension system as well as create shim layers to provide the developers with a temporary system to continue assisting their old extensions. The multi-process system of Firefox even after all this time does not seem to match its peers. The roll out of Electrolysisis being controlled conventionally in spite of its successful beta. It is said that for the next few days, a part of a percent of Firefox 48 users by default would have Electrolysis turned on.

If this rollout turns to go well, the multi-process feature would be roll out to around half of all the users of Firefox 48 and would be prolonged in handling extensions which are known to be compatible in Firefox 50. Thereafter Electrolysis will be rolled out to the users of Firefox 51 with touchscreen devices, right-to-left languages as well as disable accessibility software thus making it accessible to most of the users of Firefox.

Rust Language of Mozilla – Similarity of Performance

The multi-process feature of Firefox still tends to fall short of what Chrome, Edge and Safari do, since it would be utilising an individual process for each tab. The other browsers employs one process for single tab which means that not only does a crash in the renderer seems to guard the browser shell, but also averts any contagion between tabs where one tab crashing seems to cause another one to perish.

Moreover, it also stops any leakage of data between tabs and provision for one process for each tab is presently due to be available in the first half of 2017. Once this has been accomplished, the extensions would be moved to single processes as well. Rust language of Mozilla is said to be designed to give the similarity of performance as well as control as C++ though minus the weakness of the C++ to security errors.
Rust code has been developed by the company to replace the C++ code which tends to presently handle difficult media formats and this replacement code is being shipped in the stable version of Firefox 48.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Web Browser Introduces Built-in Ad-Blocker


Opera Presented Built-in Ad-blocking Feature

Opera, a software company has presented a built-in ad-blocking feature in its internet browser that would enable users to surf the web without viewing ads that would be depriving websites of its revenue. The software company had announced the feature recently stating that the tool would enable users the option of choosing to block ads from a particular website or not, at the time of browsing the internet. The company also states that utilising the ad blocker on its browsers would load web pages 90% quicker than using Internet Explorer and 45% faster than using Google Chrome with ad-blocker extension.

According to web analytics service StatCounter, about 5% of the internet browsing is done by using Opera. Google Chrome in comparison seems to be the most used browser with 45% of action. The company had explained in a blog post, the reasons for the introduction of the tool was to progress the consumer experience and send messages to advertisers that the internet ads seem to be too big and disturbing. Krystian Kolondra, senior vice president of global engineering for Opera had mentioned in a blog post that `presently bloated online ads use more download bandwidth causing webpages to load slowly, at time covering the content that one is trying to see or trying to trick into clicking `fake download buttons’.

NY Times Tested System due to Rising Response of Ad-Blocking

He added that another rising concern was privacy and tracking of online behaviour. Though ad-free browsing tends to be faster and much more convenient for web users, websites seem to end up paying a price.By default, ad-blocker is activated but when a page with adverts tends to get loaded, a pop-up seems to appear prompting if one would like to block ads and surf the web faster.

If the blocking is turned on, users will be able to view how much load time has been saved. They could also add some sites to an exception list enabling adverts to run if they choose to support. As per a report by PageFair and Adobe, ad-blocking charge digital publishers an estimated $22 billion by way of revenue in 2015 with about 198 million people all over the world utilising the software. Due to the rising response of ad-blocking, the New York Times had started testing a system recently which identified visitors to the news site utilising ad-blocker, asking them to buy a subscription or whitelist the site.

Opera had followed Samsung and mobile phone Company `Three’ in employing ad-blocking services. Earlier, users had to download and install ad-blocking software. As per Eleni Marouli, senior analysts at HIS Technology, a trend of telecom companies are attempting to be included in the mobile advertising ecosystem.Marouli mentioned in a report that `Telcos have traditionally been just data `pipes’ that provided the infrastructure for mobile internet and hence mobile advertising.

They had attempted to monetise content through advertising but had made little progress in claiming significant market share’. She further added that the ad blocking announcement by `Three’ had been a pleas to companies such as Facebook and Google to include Three and other mobile operators in the mobile advertising value chain. The feature is said to be available in the latest version of the developer browser and if the test tends to be successful, it would make it to the regular version.

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Is Microsoft About to Kill Off Internet Explorer?

Credit:The Hacker News
Rumor about Microsoft making some of the big changes to their internet explorer in Windows 10 has been for a long time and it is said that they are making Internet explorer “Spartan” feel and look like Firefox and Chrome. According to some insider and market sources, the truth seems to be that Microsoft is building a completely new browser, which now has been codenamed as Spartan.

Earlier this month, Thomas Nigro, who is Microsoft Student Partner lead and developer of the modern version of VLC had already indicated about Microsoft building a new browser. According to him, he came to know about this through the talk, which was going on during the LiveTile Podcast December episode.

Spartan- The new browser: 

According to the company sources, Spartan is still expected to use the Chakra JavaScript engine and Trident-rendering engine (not WebKit) of Microsoft. According to the report released in September, Neowin's Brad Sams stated that, the new browser would not only look and feel like Firefox and Chrome, but will be able to extensions. He also reported that the company is working on two different types of trident, which supports claims made by the company about two different Trident-based browsers.

However, according the sources Spartan is a light-weight and new browser and should not be considered as Inter explorer 12. Some of the sources also revealed that Windows 10 (the desktop version) is expected to have both IE 11 and Spartan. The IE 11 is expected to be given as backward-compatibility's sake. According to the sources both desktop and mobile (phone/tablet) versions of Windows 10 will have Spartan.

The codename for the browser has been given as Spartan but at the same time, there is no information about the name expected at the debut. The name has been changed so that the developers can make the users get information about the new browser being more standards-compliant IE and different from the older version of internet explorer.

The company is planning to reveal the Spartan on 21st January, this is the time they are expected to reveal their next set of windows 10 features. However, sources also revealed that there is no surety if Spartan will be functional enough to be included in their Windows 10, January Technical Preview, and mobile preview builds. These builds are expected to be available for testing from early 2015. Therefore, we cannot expect the browser to show up in the test builds until later point of the year.

At present no one of sure of Microsoft will be ready to port out Spartan to other systems like Android, iOS and/or any other non-Windows operating systems. But some of the people of IE team stated that the company doesn’t have any plan of porting out the new IE to any other non-windows operating systems. But as Spartan is not IE and Microsoft already porting out their software and services to others, there is a slight chance to get the new browser in other operating systems as well.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Mozilla Developing a Browser for Web Designers

If reports have to be believed then Mozilla is expected to unveil their new browser on the 10th of November however failed to provide any further details.

The main attraction is the fact that this new browser is that it is a browser developed for developers and developed by developers. All the developers have to do is to sign up to receive an email regarding the update once the browser is available in the market.

The Mozilla is a non-profit organization founded in the year 2003 and the company who is dedicated towards maintenance of the open-source and free software which are mainly used for accessing the internet.

What’s new about the browser?

This new browser is said to be based on Firefox and expected to have all the debugging capabilities apart from the special tools like Firefox Tools Adapter and WebIDE for getting the coding rights in the browser.

The advantage of WebIDE is the fact that it allows new apps to be created by the developers, for the web, as they have to use a blueprint and not depend on anything to be started from scratch. The next advantage that will be received by the developers is fact that the tool will enable them to create, edit and test their applications and that too inside the browser.

The adapter of the Firefox has an add-on feature which enables it to be able to connect to other browsers as well. According to Mozilla, the desktop environment can be used by the developers to work on smaller screen devices simultaneously.

Build by developers for the developers!!

According to the blog posted by Mozilla, this new browser which was developed by the developers and for the developers has its own advantage.

This browser will allow the developers to debug the entire web and in turn making you get the ultimate experience of the web. The blog highlights the fact that the browser has some powerful integrating system which will allow the integration of the Firefox Tools Adapter and other new tools like that off WebIDE.

According to the blog the developers have more exciting things to wait for which includes additions of more to the current package. Mozilla came up with an exciting idea of releasing a teaser video of what the developers has in-stored for everyone through this browser.

Market giants like Mozilla and Google have basically released browsers which are targeting the developers and some of the examples of Firefox Aurora channels and the nightly Chromium.

Although, these releases were primarily meant as the early versions and part of the consumer releases, but they came with the aim of keeping the web developers in the loop and also to be prepared for the upcoming features and standard.

According to Mozilla, this new browser will be aiming to spotlight on interfaces and the browser-tools to experience faster web advancement. The main thought of Mozilla is to develop something unique, but at the same time familiar browser.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

UC Browser Is Now Available In Android for Downloading

UC Browser
UC Browser is a renowned mobile internet browser having over four hundred billion users of about 15o nations and is available in most of the major platforms. UC Browser designed for Android provides you a quick all-in-one internet experience - an outstanding Browsing, surfing, Downloading, playing Video Game, Shopping along with Social Sharing experience.

If the user desires to break free from the default browser of Android this app will offer him almost all of the qualities that are liked by the user in his desktop browser. This browser allows instantaneous downloads and provides a clean, efficient download manager for the certain files. It also helps in offline reading of the pages.

Download UC Browser 10.0 in Android devices

Unlike other companies like Dolphin or some more, UC Browser, which is intended for Android 10.0 is presently obtainable for download with the help of Google Play. This latest version of UC Browser is endowed with a brand new UI, which is inspired by the Material Design philosophy of Google as observed in Android 5.0 version Lollipop.

This Browser of Android 10.0 has also some basic settings along with a redesigned navigation web page. It has a new tab management structure that helps the users to change the different type of open tabs. It also includes the feature of bug fixes to fulfill the expectation of the users.

The browser, covering a space of 13MB can be freely downloaded and it works with devices like Android 2.2 or some others. There is an HD option of the tool only for tabs running on the mobile OS of Google. For simpler handsets that are not able to control the standard version, you can also find Mini spinoff of the app.

Some of the notable features of the mobile browser

  • Best speed in FB- Get benefitted from the fastest browsing in Facebook with the help of FB Faster add-on.
  • Fast Browsing- With the help of Speed Mode, you can get the perfect version of the internet pages on the basis of your network.
  • Smart downloading- It is multi-tasking system, with best background and helps to download with automatic reconnection.
  • Rich Add-ons- improve and personalize the browsing experience of the user with add-ons.
  • Incognito browsing- The user can browse the net securely to keep up his privacy.
  • Custom themes- The user can modify the look of the browser with beautiful themes and attractive wallpapers from UC browser Theme Center. He can also use his own images.
  • Night Mode- Due to this mode there will be no effect on the eyes of the user even he works with it at night.
  • Auto Pager- This feature produces a trouble free reading experience since the next page would get automatically loaded while the user reaches the end part of the existing page.
Thus, the users can enjoy speed and steadiness. The browser applies high-end compression machine provided by a server to offer faster browsing and low data usage. The mobile web experience of the browser also conveys high-performance with smooth animation features for wonderful visuals and exceptional navigation.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Google's New Tech Will Enable Website Loading Offline Mode

 New Tech
Search engine giant, “Google”, is currently working on different techniques and ideas which will allow the users to load the websites even when they are offline. This will come useful when the user is in an area not under network coverage. The name of this new technology has been given as “Service Workers”. This new technology is a browser standard which will allow the data to get stored locally and the user will be able to render web content, even when they are offline.

Service Workers: 

This new technology and its importance can be well explained through a simple example. Think of a time when you have tried accessing any website while being inside the lift and you are humbly greeted by the 404 error. But not anymore, through this new Google tech, user will be served with an older version of the same website which got saved when you would have last visited the same. This new innovation has been the bridge the gap between the websites and apps. This is based on the similar concept as that of apps wherein the pages and content get cached.

According to software engineer, Alex Russell, at Google, through the service workers the company is aiming for loading some content instead of nothing to the users. He also stated that a user might be able to access website if the Wi-Fi is available at that location but as soon as they leave that spot, the website will fail to load. This puts the user in a fix situation. The technology will come out as a key differentiator.

Main Goal: 

Although the ultimate goal of the company is to ensure that a user is able to access websites even when there is network coverage issues, one of the other pros is the high speed browsing the users can expect.

This can be due to the fact that the data is already stored in the user device, hence loading and browsing is quicker.

So want to know how it works?

Even though the browser will be working on loading the updated contents of the website requested, the already stored interface and data will show up almost immediately. Say for example, the user doesn’t have to wait for a long time till large image gets loaded on the website, they will be able to use website and interact with it as well. This technology will speed up the interaction by 600 milliseconds/second of web interaction.

However Service Workers is still in its infancy stage and still in development and it may be a long wait till Google is able to implement the technology in all the browsers. This is like developing an app with web like experience.

During the O'Reilly Velocity conference in New York, Alex Russell stated that this new technology is a new browser and will allow documents saving like any other app. With this new technology, Google is aiming to enhance the offline browsing experience of the users and take their technology to a completely new level.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Google Chrome 38 Browser and It’s Profile Management

Chrome 38
Google has released a new beta version of Chrome namely Chrome 38. Let us have a look and feel the changes in it and check whether it is up to the user satisfaction or else for beyond it. With new Chrome 38 Google has integrated a new menu for managing more profiles of different users. The developers are hardly trying to give a tough fight to the Mozilla in the integration of the first WebRTC service in Firefox 33, Google is working on Chrome 38 on a unified control for user profiles, enabled the new guest mode and promises else a lot of new stuff in every nook and edges as much as possible on their own style and way.

The most novel and striking feature of Chrome 38 is their user profile management system. In this new Chrome 38 the user can switch between different profiles very easily and swiftly. This integration is useful when multiple users share a single system. Even though handling of multiple profiles of the users is not new in Chrome and however it is inducted already but those functions and options were hidden in depths of the settings and most of the users hardly notice such options.

To create a new profile, you must call the settings dialog to do so. Besides the possibility to change the profile, the new menu also offers the option to switch to guest mode of the browser. Even though, this option is available since from the version 36 of the chrome, but it was not given much importance and hardly noticed.

But now the guests can use Chrome browser more effectively and on closing of the browser they won’t leave any traces of their foot print in the system. But unlike the incognito mode, a guest mode also serves to protect your privacy, as the guest also could not get your personal data’s like history book marks etc.

Even though it is limited this is possible because every user profile is password protected and also you have an option for switch to one profile from others. The guest user can open Chrome window in visitor mode by clicking in the bottom left of the Chrome. The Windows users of 64- bit version user can download the Chrome 38 or upgrade to Chrome 38 from Chrome 37 without any hindrance where as the users of the Apple's OS X operating system wait some more time for a 64-bit version.

For the Windows users, the browser will do the choice between a 32 and 64-bit version automatically. The latest Chrome 38 beta is flawless and the performance remains at the high level of its predecessor, its V8 benchmark gains more points when compared with its predecessor Chrome 37.

 Most innovations deliver Chrome 38 under the hood. Images can be flexibly installed in responsive web pages, which is mainly when browsing with smart phones and tablets of advantage. Developers get for the same the right tools at hand to make it easier to build the WebPages. In addition, the Chrome developer made JavaScript support of your browser with the help of maps and sets as well as new mathematical functions on vigorously.

Interesting for the Android version of the browser is the introduction of the Screen Orientation API and the API NetInfo. Using the former recognize apps when the device orientation changes and prevent, if necessary, the automatic screen rotation. With the second interface asking Apps from the nature of the current network connection to the system and restart it to the strong Wi fi available, if the user is downloading large files then clear when Wi-Fi is available.

With Chrome 38 for Android Google fits the browser continues to material design, the new design language of future Android version. In addition, Chrome is now able to read out the charge state of the Smartphone and, where appropriate, adapt its behavior. Chrome 38 offers equipped with Android L on a Nexus device, have the option to integrate the individual tabs from Chrome in the App Overview of Android.

Open the advanced settings of the browser (and Enable Context search field, can be converted into a web search after restarting the app marked items easy. With Chrome 38 Google Product Care operates in the broadest sense. Even though the new version does have to offer some interesting new features, but the big highlights are still missing.

Thus, the Profile Management is the only special feature in the new design and the protection of the inn mode fall without a password protection from straightforward. Under the hood, though dormant, it primarily benefits the most web developers.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Google Chrome 34 Without Voice Command

Google Chrome 34
The latest version of Google's browser comes with almost all the features provided as they promised earlier. Google has released the final version of Chrome 34. It is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux; the latest version of this browser brings you the most awaited integration beta features, and fixes a number of vulnerabilities. But one of the prominent speech command "Google OK" is missing.

It was available in the beta on the U.S. version of the browser, to control or launch Google chrome, without clicking, search by voice. It was withdrawn without any elaboration from Google. The rest of the features in the beta version are present in the final version. Images are responsive, for example, that allow developers to assign via 'srcset' different sizes to a single image, depending on the resolution of the screen on the device used.

A clear loading time gain of the page and readability of websites on mobile devices are clearly visible. Another feature expected is the integration of audio by the corresponding tag, without prefix. The trouble to specify the attributes of a file to its Chrome browser alone and the same standard tag also work well for Firefox and Google's browser, through the implementation of standardized Web Audio API. The rest is mainly the introduction of new extension APIs, and adapted on the Modern UI version of Windows 8 interface

However, there remained a long beta feature. It is possible to import user profiles with their own permissions and synchronization between all devices. A new beta tested since version 32, which allows beginners to create user profiles required for supervision in Chrome. It is possible for the “supervisor" to take a look at the navigation as well as restrictions on certain sites now. Also in the series "Chrome - you - take - the - hand”, The Register notes with relish a new feature related to auto fill passwords.

Even with a site which is disabling auto-fill passwords; Chrome 34 can propose to fill them automatically. Ignoring the option ' autocomplete = off' HTML code of a website. A decision justified by the desire to encourage users to create complex passwords which are more difficult to override, but also more difficult to remember.

According to the developers, to allow the user are allowed to automatically record the passwords because of its complexity. Finally, 31 vulnerabilities have been blocked on the latest version of the browser, including 19 considered important. The submission of these bugs fixed in Chrome 34 allowed their discoverers won 28,000 dollars in all.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Firefox 28 Is Available Now!

Firefox 28
After few hours of announcing that they stopped the development of a version of Firefox for Windows touch interface Metro 8.x, Mozilla Foundation has just made available for download the 28.0 version of their browser. This is necessarily very lightweight version with more novelties.

The most interesting news for the start of the new Firefox 28 concerns once again the absence of an announced feature. Available for Windows, MacOS and Linux, this new version does not offer any changes in its interface. And the rest of the additions can be counted on the fingers of one hand.

 Besides the usual performance improvement and correction of security holes, Mozilla Launches Firefox 28 with VP9 video codec, audio codec Opus and a finalized version of the Gamepad API programming interface to associate a joystick browser. New to Firefox 28 is the support of VP9. The priority was developed by Google video codec promises to consume only half as much data at the same quality.

YouTube has - not surprisingly - announced to set for the streaming of 4K content on VP9. The Firefox browser is henceforth able to video (WebM) with soundtracks in Opus format reproduce. On HTML5 pages there is a new volume control for audio and video playback.

In addition to various security updates, the new version promises to support the message center for web notifications for Mac OS X. In addition, Firefox 28 for Android should incorporate new buttons like “Quickshare" to simplify information sharing.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Opera 20 With Better Speed Dial Operation

Opera 20
Opera Software has released new version Opera 20 of their browser, which relies on Google's Chromium engine for some time. Above all, there are improvements in the speed dial operation and drag-and- drop capability also has been enhanced. With Opera 20, the Norwegian browser receives once again features the owners of Presto - execution have long been accustomed to.

Since Opera is changed months ago on Google's Chromium engine, the manufacturer is busy trying to integrate the functions of Opera 12.x in the new product. Many features are still missing the with the Chromium version that users of the Presto version have long been known. The latest version brings new features, especially around the speed-dial operation and bookmark management.

The speed dial settings have been updated and the user can change the size of the speed dial icons in the Chromium version. This setting is especially useful for users who have a lot of speed-dial entries and this can reduce accordingly in order to have in view as far as possible all. Speed Dial entries can be moved by drag -and-drop with the mouse in the bookmark bar.

Conversely, it is now possible to conveniently store this as the new speed dial entry that an open web page with the mouse. Was also expanded the Opera menu in order to access frequently used functions directly above it can. On Mac systems, a confirmation dialog can be activated when the browser using keyboard shortcuts Command -Q quits. This is to prevent that the browser is accidentally terminated. In addition browser -Themes load faster and bugs have been fixed.

Opera 20 is available free for Windows and Mac OS X and available for download. The Linux version of Opera does not exist with Chromium engine. In recent years, there have been too few new features. Opera has squandered his reputation, to be considered as manufacturer of a fast browser with special abilities. Since then, Opera Software has changed to the Chromium engine that finds no more development on the browser instead of Presto engine.

Sunday, 19 January 2014

The New Chrome 33 Beta A Talking Browser with custom elements

Google Chrome 33 Beta
Google's browser Chrome 33 beta supports so-called custom elements, ie HTML elements that can define you as a web developer. More than that now it also supported via the web Speech API and speech synthesis. Custom elements are part of the Web Components, a new technique, which is currently developing the W3C. They allow web developers to define their own HTML elements and to use later in their apps and websites.

This can also extend existing elements and modify and combine several elements to create into one, which is then available under a HTML tag. Moreover, it is possible to extend the existing APIs DOM elements. The ultimate aim of custom elements lead to significantly compile into a code, as for example, define recurring buttons together with their complete functions once and then leave like a standard HTML elements. The Web Speech API allows web apps to access features for speech recognition and speech synthesis.

While Chrome voice recognition via the web Speech API support for some time comes with Chrome 33 Beta now also support for speech synthesis. This allows for example to have texts read in web pages directly from the browser. The combination of the two techniques makes it possible to issue a dictated text via the browser in a different language again. This user does not have to repeatedly enter the same information into forms, has introduced Google auto complete request.

Now firstly, the function is available only for payment information available that manages the browser and can be automatically entered in the appropriate forms. Sites can request the information with the request function auto complete but the user has the option to agree or reject. In addition, Chrome 33 beta supports the Page Visibility API now without a prefix.

Also the download of web fonts has been optimized so that the fonts are in most cases available, even before the rendering engine flashing begins with the presentation of the website. For CSS animations and transitions a new Web animation model is used, which has been implemented in flash. In addition, Chrome now supports the latest version of Web Notification API.