Internet browsers

Google chrome has WebRTC

The new beta of Google’s Chrome browser has early hold up for WebRTC, an API that promises to bring a better knowledge for web conferencing and online video chat services by letting the browser in a straight line access a PC’s camera and microphone.
With the latest Beta release of Chrome Beta release, which includes the getUserMedia API, it’s now likely for you to funding web apps access to your camera and microphone right within the browser, without a plug-in.
While there are some changes in development most are minor API differences among Google’s implementation and the W3C API requirement. If you want to help or be an early adopter now seems like a good time. There are lots of demos on the WebRTC site.

New Firefox 13.0 is out

The latest version of Firefox has made browsing even easier. The awesome bar (location bar) can auto complete anything you type in here. This function quickly learn and adapts over time to fit your surfing behavior. Interface have quite a few changes with the tabs on top (makes it easier to focus), a new bookmark location and simplified reload button. It’s also faster than ever, even if Chrome still beats the competition with regards to speed.

Want to download Firefox 13? Go here.

Short review video about Firefox 13:

Google Claims Latest Chrome is Speedier

Google last week patched nine vulnerabilities in Chrome and boosted the speed and reach of the browser’s hardware acceleration with the launch of version 18.

According to the company, Chrome 18 enables accelerated Canvas 2D on Windows and Mac machines with compatible graphics processor units (GPUs), and expands support for the WebGL 3D standard to older systems.

Chrome 18 also included the new Adobe Flash Player 11.2, which featured patches for two critical vulnerabilities in the popular media software. Chrome is the only browser to bundle Flash Player.

Flash Player 11.2′s most prominent feature — a new background update mechanism for Windows PCs — is not applicable to the version integrated with Chrome, since the browser uses its own silent update service to deliver fixes for the oft-exploited and -repaired plug-in.

Per its usual practice, Google blocked access to its bug tracking database for the just-patched vulnerabilities to prevent outsiders from gleaning information that could be used to build exploits.

Three of the nine vulnerabilities patched today were rated “high,” the second-most dire ranking in Google’s threat system. Five were marked “medium” and one was tagged “low.”

Google paid $4000 in bounties to six researchers for reporting the same number of bugs, and handed another $8,000 to four investigators who uncovered flaws that were patched by Google engineers before Chrome 18 made it to its final milestone. The three remaining vulnerabilities in the nine were uncovered by Google’s own security team.

Google chrome in the lead of browser war

The numbers have just come in and it appears for the first time in the history of the Internet someone other than Microsoft and Internet Explorer held court as the most used browser. The top spot was held by Google’s Chrome for just a day as the vast majority of global IT workers were at rest. On Monday following, IE had resumed operation with a comfortable cushion of percentile.
The strength of any browser remains initial placement. Windows equipped desktop and laptop computers generally come with Internet Explorer. This was and remains Microsoft’s chief source of new IE clientele. If the tech groupies of the world had not all decided to latch on to Apple pads, pods and phones, Safari would never have been a factor in the browser wars. Windows would have held onto their massive control with IE.
As last Sunday Google Chrome garnered 32.7% of all users online. Basically what this means is that we all turned off our home computers on the weekend and used our Chrome driven smartphones and tablets to check our email, send a quick message, visit Facebook, see what was playing at the movies, check the sports matches, and look up a recipe for Shepards Pie. And that is just the beginning.

Reasons to use firefox over other browsers

Firefox is regarded as the best browser according to the majority of people all over the world. Here are a few reasons why it is regarded better.

1. Crashes – Firefox compared to other browsers is known to have fewer crashes whilst using it compared to IE. Also if it does crash which is very rare it gives you the option to restore all windows that were opened when it crashed.

2. Add-ons – There are plenty of add-ons that you can install into Firefox such as forecast fox which gives you the weather in your tool bar.

3. Pop ups – Firefox allows you to block unwanted pop ups and allows you to pick and choose what pop ups you want to see compared to IE which can be a nightmare when it comes to pop ups even if you have a pop up blocker built in.

4. Updates – Firefox will update the browser at least twice a year which will give you a secure, faster and efficient web browser.

5. Load time – When we talk about Firefox its load time is one of the fastest about especially when we compare it to IE.

Teachers services

Are you a teacher and need advise about browsers? Stay tuned. We are just about to update this page with the latest materials for young, old and brilliant teachers and students.

Microsoft IE9 launched

With the new slogan, “fast is now beautiful“, Microsoft are trying to do a comeback after the last years of lost ground to Google Chrome.

What do we think about IE9?
It’s actually way, way faster than older versions of Internet Explorer. So we are very pleased that Microsoft succeeded to make it so much quicker. It’s also more minimalistic and simplified, in a good way. However, Microsoft are still behind Google’s Chrome when it comes to speed.. But we expect Microsoft to gain back some of it’s lost ground after this new launch.

Why install it? Here are the reasons from Microsoft why you get the new IE9.