Fast Company: The little-known web browser that beats Chrome for productivity

Fast Company: The little-known web browser that beats Chrome for productivity. “On Thursday, Vivaldi released an update that adds web app support, and at long last, I’m gorging on all the powerful tools that the browser has to offer. If you’re suffering from browser tab overload, you should at least give it a try. A full rundown of every Vivaldi feature would to too extensive to list here, but here are the ones I’m enjoying the most.”

ZDNet: What’s the fastest Windows 10 web browser in 2021?

ZDNet: What’s the fastest Windows 10 web browser in 2021?. “The most important program on your PC is your web browser. Oh sure, your bread and butter work may be on QuickBooks, Photoshop, or Premiere Pro, but where do you find information or exchange emails? Answer: Your web browser. Heck, Google has proven that all you really need to do most work is the Chrome web browser on a Chromebook. And, Microsoft wants you to move to the web-based Windows 365 Cloud PC. And, what do you need to get the most from your web browser? Speed, speed, and still more speed.”

ZDNet: Want to see just how bad Google Chrome is? Try this simple trick!

ZDNet: Want to see just how bad Google Chrome is? Try this simple trick!. “The first thing I noticed what how slow page loadings were. There’s a very distinct lag during page loading. A click. A pause. Pause. Then the page loads. It’s easy to point the finger of blame at things like Wi-Fi or internet connection or even a slow computer, but you’d be wrong. It’s Google Chrome.”

9to5 Google: Google Chrome is redesigning the Incognito tab, possibly in response to $5 billion lawsuit

9to5 Google: Google Chrome is redesigning the Incognito tab, possibly in response to $5 billion lawsuit. “Live now in the Canary version of Chrome on Android, a new Incognito tab design is being implemented by Google. As the folks over at TechDows found, this appeared just this week. The ‘Revamped Incognito New Tab Page’ is disabled by default, but eventually may replace the current incognito UI on Android, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS, and Mac versions of the world’s most popular browser.”

Tom’s Guide: Update Google Chrome now to fix this dangerous zero-day flaw

Tom’s Guide: Update Google Chrome now to fix this dangerous zero-day flaw . “Few details are yet available about the zero-day flaw. Google’s Chrome blog post yesterday (July 15) notes that it involves ‘type confusion in V8,’ the JavaScript rendering engine used by Chrome, and that ‘Google is aware of reports that an exploit for CVE-2021-30563 [the flaw’s catalogue number] exists in the wild.’”

Ubergizmo: Mozilla’s Firefox Lite Browser Has Been Killed Off

Ubergizmo: Mozilla’s Firefox Lite Browser Has Been Killed Off. “The company has announced that they will be ending both development and support for Firefox Lite because they say that the current version of Firefox for mobile is fast enough. However, based on the comments and feedback users have been providing, the Lite version has also gotten a bit too big and bloated for a supposed ‘Lite’ app, which kind of renders it useless.”

Opera Blogs: Meet the world’s first alternative browser optimized for Chromebooks

Opera Blogs: Meet the world’s first alternative browser optimized for Chromebooks. “We’re proud to announce that Opera is now the world’s first alternative browser optimized for Chromebooks. The Opera Browser brings many unique features previously unavailable on the Chrome OS platform, including a free, unlimited, no-log browser VPN, ad blocker, cookie dialog blocker and color themes.”

Laptop: Mozilla Firefox gets a massive overhaul — and now I’m ditching Google Chrome

Laptop: Mozilla Firefox gets a massive overhaul — and now I’m ditching Google Chrome. “With the latest redesign, Mozilla says it wants the browser to disappear in the background when you’re surfing the web. This is accomplished by overhauling Firefox for simplicity, so instead of trying to fit as many options as it can in each pixel of your screen, Mozilla now spaces out buttons, menus, and similar items so that they’re more approachable and easier to navigate.”

9to5 Google: Chrome 91 rolling out: Freeze Tab Groups, launch PWAs at startup, Android tablets load desktop site

9to5 Google: Chrome 91 rolling out: Freeze Tab Groups, launch PWAs at startup, Android tablets load desktop site. “Following version 90’s release on Android, Mac, Windows, and Linux, the next release of Google’s browser is rolling out. Chrome 91 is here with a handful of features for Android including updated form controls and desktop sites on tablets.”