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Latest Google Chrome dev build adds Windows 7 jumplist support

Though the recent release of Firefox 3.6 alpha 1 didn't prioritize support for Windows 7's jumplists, Google has flicked the switch in the latest developer channel build of Chrome. As you can see in the screenshot above, Chrome's jumplist works just like any other in Windows 7. Recently browsed sites are listed below those you pin to the list. Space is also reserved for quick access to...

Google zaps Chrome updates with shrink ray, and there was much rejoicing

One of our perennial complaints about annoying apps like iTunes is the fact that they require us to reinstall the whole app every time there's an update. Apart from being annoying, it's inefficient. Google seems to feel the same way, which has led Chrome/Chromium developers to implement a new binary diff algorithm (dubbed Courgette) which greatly reduces the size of its updates. Courgette...

With Unite, Opera 10 becomes both a browser and a content server

Everyone had a bit of a chuckle when Opera coyly announced that they were about to "reinvent the web," the other day. I certainly had my doubts. After all, we had nothing to go by other than a bright red background, a little cloud, and some comments buried inside HTML code. While I'm not certain I would call what Opera has done with Unite (version 10 of its browser) a reinvention of the web, it's...

Portable Open Source browser QtWeb updates to version 2

Qt Web, the portable, privacy-focused web browser I first posted about in January, has announced the release of its second major version. The new version features even more customization options for menus, hotkeys, and buttons, including the ability to hide the main menu. Version 2 also adds a virtual keyboard for mouse-only surfing, a print preview option, a better download manager, and...

Chromium on Linux progressing, screenshots inside

Ubuntu users (or users of a Ubuntu-based distro) who have been waiting patiently for the chance to play with Google Chrome, there's now a dead simple way for you to do it. Thanks to the PPA (personal package archive) for Chromium daily builds team, getting the pre-alpha Chromium browser running on your system is about as painless as it can be at this stage. You'll need to add repositories, of...

Apple launches Safari 4 beta web browser

Apple has launched a public beta of Safari 4, the latest update to its web browser for OS X and Windows. The new browser is fast, attractive, and to be honest, feels a lot like Google Chrome. Both browsers use the WebKit rendering engine, so for the most part if you can view a page in one browser it should render properly in the other (although the Safari 4 download page didn't work properly in...

Portable QTWeb is a privacy enhanced web browser

QTWeb is an open source browser based on the Webkit rendering engine and the QT framework. It's been developed with special attention paid to protecting your privacy. Page load times are fast, and QT scored well on AcidTests (for what it's worth). Oddly enough, Webkit's SunSpider Java benchmark didn't complete. Resource usage is very respectable, typically less than or equal to Chrome with the...

Google Chrome hits 1.0

Just in case you needed any proof that software version numbers are meaningless, Google has updated Google Chrome, it's web browser to version 1.0 (or 1.0.154.36 to be exact). Yesterday the latest version of the software was version 0.4.154.29. So why remove the beta label now, especially when the 4 year old Gmail service is still officially in beta? Well, the official explanation is because the...

Instant-on software maker Phoenix to bundle Opera web browser

There's been a lot of talk about instant on* software lately. Earlier this year, Asus announced plans to outfit every one of its motherboards with the Splashtop software interface that lets you load a Linux based OS in a matter of seconds without waiting for Windows or another full operating system to launch. This allows you to surf the web, make VoIP calls, or do other basic tasks shortly after...

Opera Mobile 9.5 beta released

Opera Mobile 9.5 beta is out today, and it's already the slickest web browser available for Windows Mobile devices. Opera has always been faster than Pocket Internet Explorer at quickly rendering web pages, but Opera Mobile 9.5 beta does a far better job of displaying web pages quickly and accurately than the last stable version, Opera Mobile 8.65. Probably the most dramatic difference between...

Opera 9.5 Released Candidate hits the streets

Opera has launched a release candidate of Opera 9.5, the latest version of the company's web browser. Opera 9.5 has been in beta for several months, but the release candidate is a bit more stable, sports a few new features, and more importantly, a bunch of bug fixes. Here are a few of the highlights: Features a previously mentioned new skin Smoother upgrade from Opera 9.2 to 9.5 ...

Opera 9.5 web browser gets a new look

It's been a few years since the Opera web browser's interface got a major overhaul. But now the Opera Desktop Team has posted an updated version of Opera 9.5 beta which features a shiny new theme. The new theme is a bit closer to what you'll find on Opera's non-desktop browsers, including Opera 9.5 for Windows Mobile and Opera for the Nintendo Wii. Aside from a darker look, there are a few nice...

NetFront Browser 3.5 Concept Version for Windows Mobile updated

For a long time, NetFront was the reigning champ of Windows Mobile and PocketPC web browsers. While Pocket Internet Explorer comes standard with most Windows Mobile phones and PDAs, the browser renders pages slowly, lacks support for tabs, and doesn't handle AJAX very well. NetFront does all of those things and more. And if it weren't for the introduction of Opera Mobile a few years ago, which has...

Flock social web browser adds Digg, Pownce, and AOL Mail support

Flock, the social web browser built from Firefox code keeps getting more social. Flock 1.2 beta adds Digg, Pownce, and AOL Mail integration. Once you login to Digg for the first time from the Flock browser, you'll have the option of opening up a Digg sidebar which shows you all of your Digg contacts and their recent activity. You can also click a button in the sidebar to submit any page you're...

Opera Mini 4.1 final released

Opera Mini 4.1 guided tour Uploaded by operasoftware A little over a month after releasing a public beta of Opera Mini 4.1, the Opera team has pushed out the final version of its latest cellphone browser. The newest build is reportedly 50% faster than opera mini 4.0. It also has a handful of new features including the ability to save web paes fr offline viewing, the ability to upload and...