Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Maxthon for Android Web Browser v4.3.3.200 is here!

By Maxthon Web Browsers

 

Hello!

We’ve recently released Maxthon for Android Web Browser v4.3.3.200! Please enjoy!

Changelog: 

Add User Control of Geo-location Request from webpage
Update System Media Library when a media file is download.
Fixed Bugs
Improved application performance

Please click here to download! 

 

Cheers,

The Maxthon Team

Monday, October 20, 2014

The latest version of Nitro Web Browser is now available

By Maxthon Web Browsers

Thank you for your continuous support and feedback as we continue to build and shape Nitro. In the spirit of creating the lightest and fastest web browser, we’re slimming down the name. MxNitro will forever more now be known as Nitro.

The web browser is getting better and better! We’ve fixed crashes and several bugs in the latest version of Nitro without compromising the speed. Please download and let us know what you think of v1.0.0.700

To give the new version of Nitro web browser a shot, click the button below.

Click Here to Download Nitro

To open Nitro Web Browser, simply click the button above. Please note, this version is only available for PC users. For the portable version, please click here.

Don’t forget, we need your feedback to continue improvements and create a web browser for users just like you.

Click Here to Give Us Feedback

Any questions? Email us at Lightning@maxthon.com and thanks again for helping us make the best web browsers possible.

Best,
The Maxthon Team

Friday, October 17, 2014

Live Chat with VP of International, Karl Mattson on Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. PST

By Maxthon Web Browsers

Hey guys!

Exciting news! We’re going to be having a live chat here and on Google Hangouts on October 22nd with Karl Mattson, our VP of International. Please submit your questions here. We will be taking both submitted and live questions for 1 hour beginning 11 a.m. PST.

Any topic relating to Maxthon, MxNitro and beyond. This is your chance to talk to Karl.

Let me know if you have any questions beforehand!

Cheers,

Nicole

Monday, October 13, 2014

New games now available in MXPlay game center

By Maxthon Web Browsers


Today, Maxthon’s game center, MXPlayoffers even more browser and HTML5 games than ever before. From exploring epic worlds in MMORPGs like Wartune, to looting from and battling other players like in Treasure Arena, to taking out other players with time bombs and winning bonuses like in Bombermine, MXPlay offers it all. Play single-player or invite your friends to team up or battle it out. 

Games we have recently added to the MxPlay library include: 

  • Wartune, combines some of your favorite online massively multiplayer game features from multiple game genres
  • Treasure Arena, play with up to 4 players to loot various weapons, battle enemies, and collect the most coins to win
  • Bombermine, place bombs in order to blow up other players and get bonuses hidden in blocks.

So what are you waiting for? Simply click the link below, create your FREE account or sign in with your Maxthon Passport and be on your way to playing any of these classic games within minutes. 

Have questions? We have answers! Please email us at MXPlay@maxthon.net

Best Regards,

The Maxthon Team

Friday, October 03, 2014

Top Affiliate in September and NEW Cash Prizes

By Maxthon Web Browsers

Hello Affiliates!

Thanks for an awesome September, activations went through the roof thanks to your hard work. We are proud to announce the top Affiliate last month was Vadim P. Congrats, Vadim, we will be in contact with you very soon to discuss prizes.

For the month of October, we are bringing back CASH prizes. That’s right, if you get the most activations between today (October 3rd) through November 3rd, you have the opportunity to win the following …

  • 1st Prize(The MOST activations):$100 USD
  • 2nd Prize: $50 USD
  • 3rd Prize: $25 USD

These prizes will be wired to you via Paypal.

To become an Affiliate, please visit our website here at usa.maxthon.com/affiliates 

Good luck and thanks again for your hard work.

Any help, please do not hesitate to reach out to us!

Cheers,

The Maxthon Team

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Surprise! Microsoft jumps to Windows 10

By Maxthon Web Browsers

Via CNET

Forget Windows 9. In an unexpected twist, Microsoft will be going straight to double digits from Windows 8 as it faces a challenging future for its operating system.

SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft just said no to 9. The follow-on to the current Windows 8 operating system will be known as Windows 10.

Originally codenamed Windows Threshold, the new operating system essentially does away with the decency on the tiled “Metro” user interface that Microsoft had attempted to implement across its entire device line, from desktop PCs to Surface tablets and Widows Phone devices. In its place is a combination of the so-called live tiles, present in areas like the new Start Menu, and a more classic Windows experience that aims to please both touch and keyboard-and-mouse users.

Windows 10 is such a substantial leap, according to Microsoft’s executive VP of operating systems, Terry Myerson, that the company decided it would be best to skip over Windows 9, the widely expected name for the next version.

“Windows 10 will run on the broadest amount of devices. A tailored experience for each device,” Myerson said at a press event here Tuesday. “There will be one way to write a universal application, one store, one way for apps to be discovered purchased and updated across all of these devices.”

Those changes found many critics and detractors.

Windows 8.1, released last year, attempted to address those complaints with the revival of core Windows design and usage properties, such as the Start button. Now, with Windows 10, Microsoft is not quite hitting the reset button on touch, but wants to make sure it does not repeat history in its attempt to take Windows forward.

“We believe that, together with the feedback you provide us, we can build a product that all of our customers will love,” Myerson said. “It will be our most open collaborative OS projects ever.”

Taking the stage after Myerson’s introduction was Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore, corporate vice president of operating systems and the current public face of Windows and Windows Phone design and development. He gave attendees a live demo of an early build of Windows 10. Belfiore, too, put the emphasis on a great leap forward.

“We want all these Windows 7 users to have the sentiment that yesterday they were driving a first-generation Prius,” he said, “and now with Windows 10 it’s like we got them a Tesla.”

Windows 10 combines elements of Windows 8′s forward-thinking design and the familiarity and functionality of Windows 7, still the most popular Microsoft OS. According to Web traffic-tracking firm Net Applications, Windows 7 could be found on 51 percent of desktop PCs in August, compared with just over 13 percent for versions 8 and 8.1 combined.

“It’s easy to say, ‘Oh it’s Microsoft giving up on touch,’” Belfiore said, pointing out the most obvious criticism of the scaled-back Metro interface. “We’re absolutely not giving up on touch. We have a massive number of users who know Windows 7 well and a massive, but smaller, number of people who know Windows 8 well.”

Monday, September 29, 2014

Introducing Maxthon Cloud Browser v4.4.3.600 Beta!

By Maxthon Web Browsers

In this beta version, you’ll find a new added center for “Maxthon Features Guide,” optimizations of some features and the fixes of mostly reported bugs, such as “Unable to log into iCloud, the bug with High DPI and Page Zoom.

Please let us know your thoughts on this version.
Take care and enjoy your Browsing with Maxthon.

Download:

Installer version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/mx4.4.3.600-beta.exe
MD5: 9d73c4afc07220132d3f8c5606d966c8

Portable version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/maxthon_portable_4.4.3.600-beta.7z
MD5: 9f3b9e951937b4aa9d0189ff66169876

 

Changelog for 4.4.3.600Beta [2014-09-25]:

New Features:

  • Maxthon features guidance
  • Tool bar Little Red Dot notification

 

Optimizations :

  • Optimized Quick access resources

 

Fixes:

  • Unable to log into iCloud
  • With a high DPI, the browser zoom would present some Webpage display anomalies when the zoom is set to 100%
  • After switching user account, the account panel would still display the previous account information.

To better and more efficiently solve the problems you meet during the usage, for any suggestions or bug reports, we do hope you may go to ‘Product Support‘ area and report/describe by a new separate thread for each problem/topic. We will read each thread and update the follow-up status then. Meanwhile, some problems are probably be left out if they are stated in other thread.
Thanks very much for your cooperation!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Never Offline? How Apple Is Invading Our Bodies

By Maxthon Web Browsers

Interesting thought piece about Apple’s latest devices from Time.com

Apple Watch Time Magazine Cover 140922

The Silicon Valley giant has redrawn the line that separates our technology and ourselves. That may not be a good thing

The Apple Watch is very personal—“personal” and “intimate” were words that Apple CEO Tim Cook and his colleagues used over and over again when presenting it to the public for the first time. That’s where the watch is likely to change things, because it does something computers aren’t generally supposed to: it lives on your body. It perches on your wrist, like one of Cinderella’s helpful bluebirds. It gets closer than we’re used technology getting. It gets inside your personal bubble. We’re used to technology being safely Other, but the Apple Watch wants to snuggle up and become part of your Self.

This is new, and slightly unnerving. When technologies get adopted as fast as we tend to adopt Apple’s products, there are always unintended consequences. When the iPhone came out it was praised to the skies as a design and engineering marvel, because it is one, but no one really understood what it would be like to have it in our lives. Nobody anticipated the way iPhones exert a constant gravitational tug on our attention. Do I have e-mail? What’s happening on Twitter? Could I get away with playing Tiny Wings at this meeting? When you’re carrying a smartphone, your attention is never entirely undivided.

The reality of living with an iPhone, or any smart, connected device, is that it makes reality feel just that little bit less real. One gets over-connected, to the point where the thoughts and opinions of distant anonymous strangers start to feel more urgent than those of your loved ones who are in the same room as you. One forgets how to be alone and undistracted. Ironically enough experiences don’t feel fully real till you’ve used your phone to make them virtual—tweeted them or tumbled them or Instagrammed them or YouTubed them, and the world has congratulated you for doing so. Smartphones create needs we never had before, and were probably better off without.

The great thing about the Apple Watch is that it’s always there—you don’t even have to take it out of your bag to look at it, the way you would with an iPhone. But unlike an iPhone you can’t put the Apple Watch away either. It’s always with you. During the company’s press event the artist Banksy posted a drawing to his Twitter feed of an iPhone growing roots that strangle and sink into the wrist of the hand holding it. You can see where he was coming from. This is technology establishing a new beachhead. To wear a device as powerful as the Apple Watch makes you ever so slightly post-human.

What might post-humanity be like? The paradox of a wearable device is that it both gives you control and takes it away at the same time. Consider the watch’s fitness applications. They capture all data that your body generates, your heart and activity and so on, gathers it up and stores and returns it to you in a form you can use. Once the development community gets through apping it, there’s no telling what else it might gather. This will change your experience of your body. The wristwatch made the idea of not knowing what time it was seem bizarre; in five years it might seem bizarre not to know how many calories you’ve eaten today, or what your resting heart rate is.

But wearables also ask you to give up control. Your phone will start telling you what you should and shouldn’t eat and how far you should run. It’s going to get in between you and your body and mediate that relationship. Wearables will make your physical self visible to the virtual world in the form of information, an indelible digital body-print, and that information is going to behave like any other information behaves these days. It will be copied and circulated. It will go places you don’t expect. People will use that information to track you and market to you. It will be bought and sold and leaked—imagine a data-spill comparable to the recent iCloud leak, only with Apple Watch data instead of naked selfies.

The Apple Watch represents a redrawing of the map that locates technology in one place and our bodies in another. The line between the two will never be as easy to find again. Once you’re OK with wearing technology, the only way forward is inward: the next product launch after the Apple Watch would logically be the iMplant. If Apple succeeds in legitimizing wearables as a category, it will have successfully established the founding node in a network that could spread throughout our bodies, with Apple setting the standards. Then we’ll really have to decide how much control we want—and what we’re prepared to give up for it.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Big-Screen Showdown

By Maxthon Web Browsers

Posted via PCMag

Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Big-Screen Showdown

BY EUGENE KIM

Samsung may have fired the first shot with the category-defining Galaxy Note, but Apple appears poised with a volley of its own. Now big-screen fans will have an even tougher choice ahead of them—the Galaxy Note 4 and iPhone 6 Plus go on sale this week, though Samsung’s only opening up pre-orders at the moment. The stage is set for showdown of epic proportions. Is bigger better? Can Apple beat Samsung at its own game? Read on for a side-by-side comparison.

Let’s start with the most obvious comparison: size. Though it sports a larger 5.7-inch display, the Galaxy Note 4 isn’t proportionately bigger than the iPhone 6 Plus. The Note 4 is shorter at 5.95 inches to the iPhone’s 6.22 inches, which could factor into pocket friendliness. The iPhone 6 Plus is slightly narrower at 3.06 inches to the Note 4′s 3.09 inches, and generally speaking, the narrower the phone, the more comfortable it is in the hand, but this difference is pretty marginal.

Samsung steps up its build quality game with this generation, framing the Note 4 in a sturdy metal band that should help quiet the plastic haters out there. Still, Apple’s unibody design looks as impressive as ever and continues Apple’s dominance on this front. To Samsung’s credit, the Note 4 retains the removable battery and microSD card expansion that fans have come to expect from the Galaxy line.

Name Apple iPhone 6 Plus Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Editor Rating
Lowest Price
$299.00MSRP
Operating System as Tested iOS 8 Android 4.4
CPU Apple A8 Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Quad-Core
Dimensions 6.22 by 3.06 by 0.28 inches inches 6.04 by 3.09 by 0.33 inches
Weight 6.07 oz 6.21 oz
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5.7 inches
Screen Type Retina Super AMOLED HD
Screen Resolution 1,920 by 1,080 pixels 2560 by 1440 pixels
Screen Pixels Per Inch 401 ppi 515 ppi
Camera Resolution 8 MP Rear; 1.2 MP Front-Facing 16 MP Rear; 3.7 MP Front-Facing
Video Camera Resolution 1080p 4K, 1080p
NFC Yes Yes
microSD Slot No Yes
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Apple finally steps into the world of full-HD displays, though it still calls it Retina HD, while Samsung appears one step ahead with its quad-HD panel. That makes for 401ppi for the iPhone 6 Plus and 515ppi for the Note 4. Will you actually notice a difference? Maybe if you have above-average vision, but even that’s a stretch in most situations. The big differentiator here is the screen tech—Samsung’s Super AMOLED panels have been drawing rave reviews since the Galaxy S5, and DisplayMate has already crowned the Note 4′s display as the best yet.

I won’t dive into sheer performance or software—both phones have top-of-the-line processors and run the latest versions of Android and iOS. Some other key differences to keep in mind are stylus support and camera performance. Samsung’s best stylus gets even better with the Note 4, while Apple’s camera prowess is well documented.

This might be the most hotly contested smartphone battle of the year, but we’re reserving final judgment until we can get both supersized handsets into our labs for thorough testing. That shouldn’t stop you readers from chiming in, though, so let us know which phone you’ll be clamoring to grab this fall. I’d say keep it civil, but, well, you know how these things go.

For more, check out PCMag’s hands on with the iPhone 6 Plus and the Galaxy Note 4, as well as our other spec comparisons:

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

[TheNextWeb] Maxthon launches MxNitro for Windows, claims ‘the fastest PC browser’ loads pages 30% faster than Chrome

By Maxthon Web Browsers

SOURCE

- See more at: http://forum.maxthon.com/thread-12857-1-1.html#sthash.hlnVdJNW.dpuf

Maxthon today released a new browser for Windows called MxNitro (short for Maxthon Nitro), which it claims is “the fastest PC browser in the world.”

This is made possible with a minimal user interface load, as well as “new patent-pending pre-connection and pre-fetching technology.” The company has also stripped out features from Maxthon that it says hog resources and cause delays in both startup times and page rendering.



Under development since March 2014, Maxthon says it has gotten MxNitro to the point that it starts faster, as well as fetches and loads Web pages quicker than any other existing Windows PC browser. More specifically, the company makes the following assertions:

  • Installs and starts 3x faster than the fastest Windows PC browser – Chrome 37.
  • Loads web pages 30 percent faster than Chrome 37.
  • Noticeably speeds up web browsing on any Windows PC made before 2014.
  • Has a clutter-free, intuitive look and feel designed expressly to make new users feel comfortable on first use.
  • From our testing, it seems that MxNitro is indeed very fast. The lack of basic features, however, makes it a bit of a pain to use for anyone who spends much of their time in the browser.





Last but not least, there’s the name. Why not just call it Nitro? I’m sure Maxthon can think of something that is shorter than MxNitro, which requires four syllables to pronounce.

The company says it is targeting users who want a stripped-down, high performance browser with a minimalist design, low memory usage and CPU footprint. If you’re a Windows user looking to try a speedy browser, Maxthon’s latest creation is worth an install.

For those who don’t know, Maxthon is a company that started by producing browser for Windows, but has recently expanded to other platforms as well. While the various offerings have amassed millions of downloads between them, they have not been able to put a serious dent in any of the major browser vendors.

This time doesn’t seem to be much different. Until MxNitro comes out of beta and gains some fairly basic features, we don’t think it’s ready to replace anyone’s default browser. – See more at: http://forum.maxthon.com/thread-12857-1-1.html#sthash.hlnVdJNW.dpuf