GOOGLE CHROME 9
"We compare Google Chrome 9 to the newest Browser from Microsoft the Internet Explorer 9.0 to find out which is the fastest with demanding Internet Applications such as Acid3, Fish Tank, Flying Images, Happy Holidays, Peacekeeper, Psychedelic Browsing, Sunspider Benchmark and V8."
GOOGLE CHROME 9 FEATURES
"Simplicity: Designed for efficiency and ease of use - Search and navigate to web pages from the same box. Arrange and organise your tabs however you wish - quickly and easily. Get to your favourite websites in the New Tab page with just a click from the thumbnails of your visited sites."
"Style: Themes to add colour and delight to your browser - Deck your browser out with colours, patterns, images and artwork. Take a look at the Google Chrome Themes Gallery."
"Security - Chrome 9 is designed to keep you safer and more secure on the web, with built-in malware and phishing protection, auto-updates to make sure that the browser is up to date with the latest security updates and more."
"Google Chrome 9 Extensions - Extensions are little programmes which add useful features to your browser. Extensions can provide useful alerts and notifications, let you access your favourite web apps or news sources easily and improve the ease of online tasks such as browsing photos, getting directions or shopping."
"Translation in the browser - Chrome 9 is the first browser to incorporate machine translation in the browser itself, without requiring additional plug-ins or extensions. When the language on the web page does not match the language preferences set in the browser, Chrome 9 will automatically ask to translate the web page into your preferred language."
"Fast to search and navigate - You can type in both searches and web addresses in Chrome 9 combined search and address bar, known as the Omnibox. The Omnibox provides suggestions for searches and web addresses as you type, as well as auto-completion functionality to help you get to what you're looking for with just a few keystrokes."
"Safe Browsing - Chrome 9 will show you a warning message before you visit a site that is suspected of containing malware or phishing. A phishing attack takes place when someone masquerades as someone else to trick you into sharing personal or other sensitive information with them, usually through a fake website. Malware, on the other hand, is software installed on your machine, often without your knowledge, and is designed to harm your computer or potentially steal information from your computer. With Safe Browsing technology enabled in Chrome, if you encounter a website suspected of containing phishing or malware as you browse the web, you will see a warning page like the one below."
"Sandboxing - Sandboxing helps prevent malware from installing itself on your computer or using what happens in one browser tab to affect what happens in another. The sandbox adds an additional layer of protection to your browser by protecting against malicious web pages that try to leave programmes on your computer, monitor your web activities or steal private information from your hard drive."
"Auto-updates - To make sure that you are protected by the latest security updates, Chrome 9 checks for updates regularly to make sure that it's always kept up to date. The update check ensures that your version of Chrome 9 is updated automatically with the latest security features and fixes without any action required on your part."
"Incognito mode - When you don't want your website visits or downloads to be recorded in your browsing and download histories, you can browse in incognito mode. In addition, any cookies created while in incognito mode are deleted after you close the incognito window. When you're browsing in incognito mode, you'll see the incognito icon in the corner. Incognito mode is particularly handy, since it's an easy way to browse the web in a private way without needing to change your privacy settings back and forth between browsing sessions. For example, you can have one normal session, as well as one incognito session, in separate windows at the same time."
"Clearing your browsing data - With Chrome 9, you can clear your browsing data at any time, so that this information is not stored in your browser. You have full control over the types of browsing data that you'd like to erase from your browser, including browsing and download histories, cookies, saved passwords and saved form data."
"Understanding other data sent by the browser - We've taken great care to make sure that Chrome 9 is designed with your privacy in mind. It only communicates with Google services where absolutely necessary to deliver features and functionality. You can disable features that require this kind of communication in Chrome's options, so that you are in control of what is sent to Google when you use Chrome."
GOOGLE CHROME 9