Friday, July 10, 2009

Firefox 3.5 : Faster, Safer, Smarter Way to Browse Web

The latest version of world's second most used browser has arrived today in over 70 languages.According to Mozilla, its new browser is more than two times faster than Firefox 3. Firefox 3.5 is well worth the upgrade for the many improvements and additions that will directly affect your web browsing experience. Let’s see what has the new release in store for the users :

Speed :Firefox 3.5 promised a two times faster browsing performance than the previous 3.0. Firefox has always been fast, but this is the fastest Firefox ever which means, Web applications like email, photo sites, online word processors and more will feel snappier and more responsive. This is a time saver and definitrly the users will appreciate the necessity of getting a stable browser.

Security and privacy options : The latest version comes with an upgraded browsing privacy level. It provides more options like ; private browsing, erase the particular sites from history, clearing browsing history. With private browsing enabled, whatever sites you’ve visited afterward won’t be recorded.

With erasing the particular sites from history, you can remove every trace of that site from your browser—no questions asked!

Location Aware Browsing : Firefox can tell websites where you’re located so you can find info that’s more relevant and more useful. One of the innovative things in Firefox 3.5 is its support for location aware browsing. By authorizing Firefox to share your location based on IP, info on nearby wireless access points etc, you can now make your location transparent to websites that involve Geo-location service, by Share or Don’t Share. You can grant Firefox the permission to figure out where you are based on your IP address and nearby wireless access points, which the browser can then relay to web sites in order to provide you with a more personalized browsing experience.

Support New Web Technology : Firefox 3.5 is now supports various new web technologies, such as creative fonts downloads, CSS improvements for stylizing your pages, web worker threads and more. Just imagining all the cool things you could do to optimize your page browsing, and even incorporate media files for projects like animation etc.

Play Video : Earlier it was impossible to play videos using browser. Now, Firefox 3.5makes it happen while supporting player controls and file saving as well. Just right click the video, and it will all lay out for you. This is a good news for web developers as they could do more, such as including effects or links within the video.

Firefox 3.5 is the first browser to support open video and audio formats, allowing practically limitless new ways for sites to display rich content.