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Trick To Enable Data Compression Proxy For Faster Browsing And Bandwidth Saving In Google Chrome For Desktop

Similar to Opera Turbo technology, Google Chrome features an "data compression proxy" for Android and Apple iOS mobile-devices which when enabled opens a connection between the user phone and optimization servers running in Google's datacenters relaying all non-encrypted HTTP requests over this connection. The SSL secured proxy connection performs intelligent compression and minification of HTML, JavaScript and CSS resources which are not essential to render the page. These optimizations, combined with gzip compression for all resources, DNS lookups from proxy and images converted to WebP with resulting sizes upto 80% smaller provides huge bandwidth savings and resulting in faster web-browsing experience.

This feature is not available for Google Chrome Desktop users, however a free Chrome extension now allows users to get the same savings on their desktop computers. The extension sends all HTTP (but not HTTPS) traffic through Chrome Data Compression Proxy server, which utilizes SPDY protocol to speed up web browsing. Users can check bandwidth savings by visiting chrome://net-internals/#bandwidth and can disable compression-proxy by clicking the green bolt icon from the toolbar.

Data Compression Proxy By Google

Mozilla Adds Firefox Accounts And Brand New Highly Customizable UI Named Australis

Mozilla has introduced several new features to Firefox Aurora, the pre-Beta build branch of Firefox. The company has introduced Firefox Accounts, improved Sync and a brand new sleek user-interface with ability to be highly customizable and minimalistic, once tested in Pre-beta and Beta branches these changes will make there way into the Release branch in coming months.

Firefox Aurora

Go Away Cameron : Chrome Extension Allows Users To Bypass ISP Level Porn Filters

United Kingdom internet service providers recently started enforcing censorship on adult websites in the country, and within days a simple to use install and forget solution allows users to bypass this censorship for FREE. The smart Google Chrome extension automatically uses a proxy service to reroute the traffic when the asked for website returns an error message from ISP saying the website is blocked in UK. This approach is simple and smart as it does not require the extension to maintain or check a list of blocked websites, the proxy automatically kicks in when an blocked message is encountered.

Go away Cameron

Multiprocess Firefox For Better Security And Performance

Internet Explorer 8 was the very first web-browser to utilize separate processes followed by Google Chrome, the separation of UI and multiple “content” processes to host web-content results in better security and performance. Using separate content processes allows them to be properly sandboxed enhancing security and will also result in better UI responsiveness as the browser UI would not be affected by poor performance of content processes.

Although the underlying Gecko platform on which Firefox runs supports multiple processes, the Firefox frontend is not designed to use them. Work to make the frontend support multiple processes began in early 2013, and fruits of the work are now available in Nightly builds of the browser. The new multi-process Firefox will make it a more stable web-browser, a crash in “content” process will not kill the entire browser and will show something like below telling which tab crashed allowing them to be reloaded.

Multiprocess Firefox

The Internet War Report : Social Media, OS & Browser Leaders of the Past Decade

There is a popular saying "Nothing is permanent except change" (~ Heraclitus), and same holds true for technology. Here is an interesting info-graphic visualizing "The Internet War Report", with some interesting insights into how things changed with social Media, OS & Browser Leaders during the past decade.

Internet War Report

Internet Explorer 11 Release Preview for Windows 7 out now, Gets 30% Faster than Other Web-browsers

Microsoft has released the Internet Explorer 11 Release Preview For Windows 7 with some exciting improvements and features aimed to offer a fast, fluid and perfect for touch Web experience across all Windows devices and screen sizes. The snappier IE11 features - performance improvements making it 30% faster than competing web-browsers like Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/Opera, updates to support the latest Web standards, new and improved developer tools for coders. Do watch the video introduction and images posted after the "Read More" link below.

Internet Explorer 11 Installation
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Firefox Beats All To Get Crown Of Being The Most Stable Web-browser

After taking the crown for being the "fastest web-browser" in the latest 2013 Tom's Hardware benchmarks, the free and open-source web-browser Firefox grabbed another feather for it's cap by being the most stable of the lot. Sauce Labs an automated selenium unit testing service provider, crunched their data of more then 55+ million test runs and plotted the web-browser crash rate letting users a glimpse into the most stable and most crash-prone web-browser as shown below.

Firefox 22 Takes The Crown For World's Fastest Web-browser

Firefox 22 has taken the crown of being the world's fastest web-browser from Google Chrome in the latest authoritative benchmarks carried out by TomsHardware. The comprehensive web-browser benchmark uses geometric mean of various performance and non-performance metrics to score the final result.

Mozilla Firefox 22 Released With Amazing Native 3D Gaming, Video Calls and File Sharing Functionality

Mozilla Firefox 22 is out now in Release channel and brings some amazing feature's to the open-source web-browser. Using a supercharged subset of JavaScript (asm.js) developers are creating high-intensity applications, like 3D games and photo processing to be consumed directly on the Web without having to install additional software or use any plugins at native performance levels. Mozilla Firefox 22 now supports asm.js via a cross-compiler which can emit asm.js, paving way for consumption of these high-performance native applications on the web-browser. Mozilla also shared a video showing Unreal Engine 3 demonstration using this JavaScript technology performing at-par the native speed.

Firefox Games

Download Opera Next For Windows And Mac : Comes With New Look, Fast Chromium Rendering Engine, New Discover Feature And Super Fast Off-Road Browsing Mode

Opera has always been a light, reliable and fast web-browser, while a leading mobile web-browser it never really picked up on Desktop. Opera recently made the decision to use the fast and standard complaint Chromium rendering engine for there web-browser and has now finally revealed the result as Opera Next for Windows and Mac computers.

Opera Next has been developed from scratch to offer a completely revamped new look with a faster Chromium rendering engine, however it's similarity with Chrome web-browser ends there. Opera Next features the signature Speed Dial with a revamped sleek interface and new features like Discover, Stash, Off-road mode, Combined address and search bar and a new download manager as described in detail below with video demonstration.

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