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.”

BetaNews: Microsoft is finally ready to kill off Internet Explorer once and for all… for most people

BetaNews: Microsoft is finally ready to kill off Internet Explorer once and for all… for most people. “Internet Explorer may be a stalwart of the world of web browsers, but it has also been an object of ridicule and derision for pretty much its entire life. Since the emergence of the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge, the writing has been on the wall for the browser just about everyone loves to hate, but IE has been lingering for longer than many people would have expected. But now Microsoft is finally ready to pull the plug. Sort of.”

BetaNews: Vivaldi 3.7 promises performance gains on desktop, improves Bookmark Manager on mobile

BetaNews: Vivaldi 3.7 promises performance gains on desktop, improves Bookmark Manager on mobile. “Vivaldi Technologies has unveiled Vivaldi 3.7 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. The challenger web browser’s main focus in this new release is performance on desktop, while Android users gain improvements to the Bookmarks Manager as well as onboarding pages to introduce new versions as well as welcome new users to the app.”

Gizmodo: Chrome’s Latest Update Makes it Heaps Faster, According to Google

Gizmodo: Chrome’s Latest Update Makes it Heaps Faster, According to Google. “If it took you several seconds to load this article in Google Chrome, rest easy knowing there’s some very good news about the web browser’s latest update. After releasing a few big updates to the browser this year, Google’s Chrome director Matt Waddell announced the search giant’s last update for Chrome for 2020 would be dropping today on the company’s blog.”

TechCrunch: Beam is building a web browser that gathers knowledge from your web activity

TechCrunch: Beam is building a web browser that gathers knowledge from your web activity. “Beam aims to bring meaning to your web history. Every time you search for something, it creates a new note card. Beam passively follows users as they click on links, open new pages and spend time looking at stuff. When you close the tab, you have a new card — your search query is the title of the card and you can see all links under that note. You can then add text, remove links that weren’t that relevant, etc.”

BetaNews: Microsoft releases first build of its Edge browser for Linux

BetaNews: Microsoft releases first build of its Edge browser for Linux . “We’ve known for a while that Microsoft has been working on a Linux version of its new Chromium Edge browser, and today the software giant announces the first build for users to try. Today’s release supports Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, and openSUSE distributions and Microsoft says going forward it will be releasing new builds on a weekly basis.”

Fast Company: The 8 best ways to speed up your sluggish Chrome browser

Fast Company: The 8 best ways to speed up your sluggish Chrome browser. “If Chrome bogs down, the whole computing experience suffers. I scoured the web for some of the best tips, including some very handy browser extensions, that help Chrome run better. I also spoke with Max Christoff, engineering director for Chrome at Google, to get his insider advice for how to keep Chrome lean and limber. These tips apply to the browser running on Windows, macOS, and Chromebooks.”