Has anyone tried the new IE 8 or the google Chrome?
Internet Explorer 8 Features
Half of the "new features" have been in IE7 for a while now, still, let's go through the 10 features of IE8.
1. In Private Browsing: Very simple, this feature prevents Internet Explorer from adding the sites you visit to your Browsing History. No one can find out where you’ve been surfing. It also enables a more precise deletion of your browsing history by allowing control of what is deleted and what is kept, very nice and a long time coming.
In Private Blocking: controls the content of third party sites, without preventing the display of the site you are visiting. Today, web pages are loaded with multi source content so in addition to removing your history, IE 8 can stop third party sites from seeing you.
2. Smart Screen Filter: This is a much-needed feature to fight today’s pounding barrage of Malware threats. IE 8 can now advise you of phishing attempts, warn against visiting malicious sites, and stop the downloading of infected content. Spyware removal tools are great but preventing contact in the first place is even better. The cross-site scripting feature is new and this browser is one of the first to use it. It stops attackers from secretly executing script on a users browser. When a Web page makes a cross-site scripting request, IE8 blocks the scrip, give you a notice and displays the rest of the page. The feature is turned on and off easily and is located in the main features section under Safety, top right, can’t miss it.
3. Accelerators/Activities: It doesn’t get any easier than this. Highlight any word or phrase on a Web page and you’ll see a blue icon. Click it and choose the activity you want Map, email or others. If you choose search, for example, the search will appear in a new colour-coded tab just beside the original tab. You don’t need to go anywhere and you don’t need to download anything. It’s just that fast and simple because these are default features. Almost completely does away with the time-consuming copy/past routine of more manual days.
4. Web Slices: A way to subscribe to a portion of a page and get update notifications. This feature allows you to subscribe to only a portion of a web page. Just hovering your mouse over an area will reveal an icon and initiate conversation to add the item, provided the page is configured for this option. The portion or item is added to your favourites for one click updating. Alerts are for specific content instead of complete site feeding.
5. RSS Feeds: Right in the IE 8 browser now. Just click the RSS icon on the desired page and bingo the feed is added to your favourites. Quick, painless, and a default feature, this is going to be welcomed by many.
6. Compatibility View: Ever have problems with your browser displaying a page? Have you noticed this problem increasing with the use of more numbers of browsers, IE6, IE7, and Firefox? It’s now possible to choose which code is used to view a page. It’s also possible to set IE 8 to use only the IE 8 view or to automatically use compatibility view. This should be a huge help.
7. Enhanced Tabbed Browsing: As described above this is an excellent feature. Enhanced is the operative word as it functions the way is should have from the start. Click a tab and enter a URL in the address bar that opens with the blinking cursor, just that easy.
8. Domain Names: The main domain names are now highlighted in the browser address bar. This allows you to see that you are where you think you are and not redirected to a malicious or unwanted site. It’s all-good on this one.
9. Reopen your last browsing session: This is especially useful if you accidentally close your browser. You can also set your browser to open previously closed tabs.
Make no mistake about it, IE8 is heads and tails ahead of IE 7 and according to some is passing its rival Firefox. While this gives IE fans cause to rejoice, it may be a short celebration. Today while I write about the wonders of IE 8, Google has announced the beta release of its new browser "Chrome". With some interesting questions about the Chrome EULA and an unscheduled early release, this new browser hit the Web with the jolt of a rear end collision.
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