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Epic: Indian by birth

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Epic: Indian by birthThe so-called Indian browser Epic has just turned two days old. It runs on the well-known Mozilla platform. It reminds us of Flock, often called the browser for social media addicts. But Epic stands ahead of Flock in various ways. Here are the Pros and Cons of the new browser Epic:

Epic browser window
Epic browser window

Pros:

  • Customizable: 1000+ skins and also you can choose from over personas
  • Watch NDTV 24X7, NDTV इंडिया and NDTV profit online without any streaming problems
  • Indic typing with the integration of Google transliterate
  • Anti-Virus protection for both your computer and downloads optional
  • Write: Create a word document and save it as a HTML file
  • Snippets: Useful for taking screenshots of webpages – either select certain image or a paragraph and drag-and-drop it to the snippet sidebar or take a complete screenshot of a webpage
  • Cricket news and live scores – Everybody knows India loves cricket and the Epic Browser is no exception
  • Regional News, Events and financial events
  • Daily masti – Jokes, quotes and gyaan of the day
  • Epic video – Watch videos from youtube right on the sidebar
  • My computer – Browse your computer directly from the browser; You can open upto 5 tabs in the Computer sidebar
  • Social networks, E-mail accounts and Twitter in sidebar
  • To-dos: A great alternative to rememberthemilk.com with alerts in
  • Timer: Need not run to your cupboard to pick your stopwatch up with the timer feature in Epic browser
  • Get directions with epic maps – Google maps integration
  • Search for jobs – with indeed.co.in integration
  • Book tickets with yatra and cleartrip integration
  • Games: Time for some entertainment
  • Backup files by logging in to your gmail account and now, initially, each file size is limited to 10 MB mark. It is expected to increase soon
  • Collections: Save similar websites to one collection by clicking the collection icon next to the tabs. To load them, open the collections sidebar and click on the collection’s title
  • Bookmarks: Just the same as in Firefox browser, Self-explanatory;
  • History: Epic is very careful about your privacy, it has a private browsing icon and a clear browsing data icon in the address bar
  • 10,000+ Firefox addons compatible
  • Epic apps: 1500 sidebar applications, but we recommend you to keep the number of applications minimum so that the blazing speed of Epic will be maintained
  • 10,000+ Firefox addons compatible

Cons:

  • Showing of the sidebar even in pop-up windows is quite disgusting – I click the re-tweet button in a post and even then, the sidebar shows off in the pop-up also.
  • Because it is a fully loaded browser, it takes more time to boot as compared to chrome, Firefox and safari. More the number of sidebar apps and add-ons more is the time taken to start the browser.
  • No Home button in the address bar

Link: Try out Epic browser

It is very clear that the pros over-weigh the cons and it is browser which must be tried by any internet user, especially an Indian internet user. In the epic browser’s website they have stated that PC World has awarded them 4.5 out of 5 stars. According to the chaaps team, they deserve it. Do let us know your views about the all new epic browser.

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Opera 10.5 is the new fast guy with the looks

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Speed

Opera released its official version 10.5 of its browser, calling it “The fastest browser on Earth.”

Opera usually never informs its users about its new releases till its in the late-beta stages. But this time it couldn’t keep itself from boasting. Opera had changed the JavaScript engine to Carakan which is 7x faster in SunSpider when compared to Opera 10.10

Also this new JavaScript engine allowed easy HTML5 and Windows 7 Integration, something which everyone was looking forward to.

Reasons to get your hands on Opera 10.5:

1. Windows 7 integration

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2. HTML5 video support

No need for a complicated flash player for different browsers. HTML5 allows you to watch videos directly from your browser without any external software.

3. Better private browsing

Private browsing now on Opera. You can safely browse and be carefree about who uses your browser after you. They wont know what you’ve been browsing.

4. Download Manager with BitTorrent

Torrents are widely used nowadays. Anything you need, usually appears on torrents first. This is also an easier way to share files rather than uploading files to some file hosting service.

5. Improved JavaScript Engine !!

This I found the most convincing reason to switch to Opera. The new Carakan engine is 7x faster and even faster than other browsers according to results by LifeHacker.

6. Dragonfly for developers

If you’re a developer or blogger then you might want to inspect your page elements. This feature is really rigid in Firefox, but quite easy to use in Opera. The dragonfly is the perfect tool for checking errors on your site.

In short, THIS IS ONE UPDATE YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS……

Try out the faster browser in the world yet and tell us your results ? Do you think Firefox can compete this challenge ? Give us your comments…..

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Google Chrome leaping ahead of Safari

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Latest news which would upset Apple and would actually bother Microsoft too. The news is that Google chrome which launched nearly a year ago is on a hit. It actually got ahead of Apple Safari which was in the race from a long time.

Our old Microsoft Internet Explorer is still on 1st. Thanks to the windows users who are using the default shipped browser.

The Mozilla Firefox is 2nd which is favorite of millions of people. The most secure and the fastest browser in the world. I guess the 80% of the guys reading this article will be using the same browser.

Here comes the new competitor in this race. All new Google Chrome. There is going to be a new revolution here. As it has been a big achievement in short time.

What has changed:

1. Microsoft Internet Explorer: This will make clear why Microsoft. Share in November 2009 was 63.62% and now loosing few points it goes to 62.69% in January 2009 Oops 2010, Well what astonished me most was that January hasn’t even begin. A straight 1% drop in 1 month is too much. My advice to Microsoft , even if you are ahead at least try to do something new. Just Look at this graph:


2. Firefox: Well some point drop for Mozilla Firefox too. Share in November 2009 was 24.72% and in January 2010 is 24.61%. I think Mozilla can deal with it. The new Mozilla release can fix it .

3. Google Chrome: Do I even need to write here. Got in 3rd place after few months of release. That’s a big achievement. So lets pray that it gains more popularity (I know Google will do that like the way it is advertising it.)

The Browser Graph located at : http://goo.gl/caSo

Market Share can be found here: http://goo.gl/wMuJ

<img src=”http://www.chaaps.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/stats2.png” alt=”” title=”Graph 2″ width=”120″ height=”105″ class=”aligncenter size-full wp-image-2106″ />

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