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Nitro Web Browsers’ Next BIG Steps

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Hey guys!

As we move closer to the first FINAL release of Nitro Web Browser, we are looking for a group of people who may be interested in participating in the beta program. First step is to fill out >>THIS<< survey.

We will follow up with users who are interested with next steps.

Let me know if you have any questions below and thanks for all your support!

Cheers,

Maxthon

HTML5 Fixes and Optimizations in v4.4.3.2000 for PC!

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Today, we are happy to let you know that Maxthon Version 4.4.3.2000 is available for you to try!

In this version, some bugs like HTML5 videos playback problem, HTML5 file download problem, and the address bar have been optimized

Please try out this final version and let us know what you think.

Downloads:

Installer version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/mx4.4.3.2000.exe
MD5: 0dcb91d957ed5407dd40b0ea77e5b410

Portable version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/maxthon_portable_4.4.3.2000.7z
MD5: 65ff9d595b93ebc2b74edfb9a86b6d59

Changelog for 4.4.3.2000[2014-11-14]

Optimizations:
-Optimized Address bar

Fixes:
*Address bar crash
*Some HTML5 Videos playback problems
*Support of HTML5 file download

Changelog for 4.4.3.1000 [2014-11-7]

New features:
Feature guidence center on start up.

Fixes:
*Sometimes switching Languages Spell check is not effective.
*Spell check does not work for some languages.
*Fixed two XSS leaks.
*Webkit core does not support document.load sufficiently.
*Optimized form error notification.
*Optimized the support of download file names with special characters.

Changelog for 4.4.3.800Beta [2014-10-23]:

New Features:
+Screenshot feature guidence
+Hints to some features in Settings page
+Importing bookmarks from file/Folder supports create New Folder/ Clear Bookmarks

Optimizations :
-Optimized Quick access resources

Fixes:
*Cloud push- to share with friends can not identify phone number 170
*Unable to delete more than 20 set Homepages

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

New Features:
+Maxthon features guidence
+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!

Download the latest version of Nitro Web Browser today

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
We are so excited to announce the latest version of Nitro Web Browser. We are moving closer and closer to the final version, so your feedback at this stage is absolutely critical and appreciated.Today, we are proud to introduce the brand new menu in Nitro Web Browser as well as several bug fixes in v1.0.0.800. We worked very hard on this release especially the main menu but we’re not done yet. We have plenty in store to make Nitro to be the best power user web browser ever.

To give the new version of Nitro web browser a shot, click the button below. 
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.
Any questions? Email us at Lightning@maxthon.com and thanks again for helping us make the best web browsers possible.

Best,

The Maxthon Team

 

Hold on to your socks! Maxthon v4.4.3.1000 for PC is here! Behold and enjoy!

Monday, November 10th, 2014

In this Final version, you’ll find fixes of some of the bugs reported by you guys, such as Spell check issues. Some functions have been optimized as well.

Please try out this final version and let us know what you think.

Enjoy!

Downloads:

Installer version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/mx4.4.3.1000.exe
MD5: 312ab26c92d306cb80d361a872a8d658

Portable version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/maxthon_portable_4.4.3.1000.7z
MD5: 2697c1c18198aa4c8a91aae2d27c6333

 

Changelog for 4.4.3.1000 [2014-11-7]


New features:
Feature guidence center on start up.

Fixes:
*Sometimes switching Languages Spell check is not effective.
*Spell check does not work for some languages.
*Fixed two XSS leaks.
*Webkit core does not support document.load sufficiently.
*Optimized form error notification. 
*Optimized the support of download file names with special characters.

Changelog for 4.4.3.800Beta [2014-10-23]:

New Features: 
+Screenshot feature guidence 
+Hints to some features in Settings page
+Importing bookmarks from file/Folder supports create New Folder/ Clear Bookmarks

Optimizations :
-Optimized Quick access resources

Fixes:
*Cloud push- to share with friends can not identify phone number 170
*Unable to delete more than 20 set Homepages


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

New Features: 
+Maxthon features guidence 
+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!

Congratulations to our Affiliates Winners for October

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Congratulations to October’s winners!!

1st place: Andrzej S.

2nd place: Furkan A.

3rd place: Vinay K.

 

We will be contacting you shortly about your prizes! Thanks to everyone who participated! Stay tuned as we will announce the next contest shortly.

 

Interested in joining Maxthon’s Affiliates Program? Click here!

How safe are you while browsing the Internet? Maxthon’s got you covered!

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

 

The Internet can be a dangerous place. One of Maxthon’s biggest goals is to provide users with safe and secure Internet browsing that won’t be compromised by hackers or third-party advertisers. We take several measures on our end to make sure your computer and your web history remains safe.

Here are just a few steps you can take when it comes to ensure you’re safely browsing the Internet and keeping important information – such as usernames, account information, chat logs, etc - out of the hands of others.

 

 

 

 

1st Step: Check the URL in the address bar

Typically, websites use the prefix ‘http://’, but secure websites will use ‘https://’ – the extra ‘s’ means your connection to the website is encrypted. 

 

 

 

 

2nd Step: Check for the green briefcase symbol

In Maxthon, when a site is secure, you’ll see a green briefcase that will show the website is verified and certified. We confirm through third parties that websites really are who they say they are.

 

3rd Step: If you get an SSL warning, do not click through

If Maxthon believes the website you’re trying to connect to isn’t what it should be, a warning will be displayed about the site’s security certificate being untrusted. To be safe, you shouldn’t proceed unless you know or understand the technical reason why you’ve received the warning.

 

Maxthon’s EXTRA step: Triple threat security system

We have an arsenal of security systems and processes to keep you and your data safe, so you can freely enjoy your web the way you want it, when you want it, wherever you want it. We look at security across three major areas: (a) Encryption for over the air (OTA) processes; (b) Spreading out that data across multiple servers and (c) maintaining strict personnel practices.

Step A: Encryption for over the air (OTA) processes – Your web browsing history, passwords, messages, etc. are encrypted in the same method as used by the US government. This means anyone trying to ‘listen in’ or hack your information will be unable to decipher the message.

Step B: Spreading out that data throughout several different servers – Your (now-encrypted) data is then cryptographically ‘hashed’ and distributed to different servers in our architecture. Your information gets chopped up into multiple chunks, which are separately encrypted.

Step C: Maintaining strict personnel practices – Finally, we take a serious approach to personnel practices. Maxthon employs a small, core team of network operations specialists who can access any of the servers where your data (now-encrypted and now-hashed) lives.

Finally, there’s the ‘key’ – which is how to unlock this data. Some cloud services maintain the customer’s ‘key’ in their cloud. Maxthon keeps that key limited to the physical device – meaning you would have to have physical possession of the device in question to access decrypted Cloud content.

Simply put, we refuse to make it easy for hackers. If an unauthorized individual or government agency tries to hack your web browser looking for data or files, they will be met with a wall of security custom-designed by Maxthon, with the sole purpose of keeping your information safe.

 

 

Thank you again for supporting Maxthon Web Browsers.

 

Cheers,

The Maxthon Team

Maxthon Cloud Browser for Windows v4.4.3.800 Beta is now available

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

In this beta version, you’ll find some added ‘feature guidance’ such as screenshot function, Optimizations of some features, and the fixed bugs.

Please try out this beta version and feel free let us know your thoughts.

Download:

Installer version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/mx4.4.3.800-beta.exe
MD5: 5d7600f86ccd3dfa625fef301204cad8

Portable version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/maxthon_portable_4.4.3.800-beta.7z
MD5: d261120f078150c26104756c6ca389f8

Changelog for 4.4.3.800Beta [2014-10-23]:

New Features:
+New Help Desk and Feature Discovery
+Instructional Guide to Windows Settings
+Importing bookmarks from file/Folder supports create New Folder/ Clear Bookmarks

Optimizations :
– Optimized Quick access resources

Fixes:
* Cloud push- to share with friends can not identify phone number 170
* Unable to delete more than 20 set Homepages

 

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

New Features:
+Maxthon features guidence
+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!

Maxthon Cloud Browser for Android v4.2.8.2000 Officially is Released!

Friday, July 18th, 2014

【Release】 Maxthon Cloud Browser for Android v4.2.8.2000

【Changelog】
[Improvements]
* Improved Copy/Paste’s compatibiliity.
* Fixed address bar’s intelligent matching bug.
* Fixed the file is incomplete after downloaded.

【Download】
Click here

GooglePlay Store link – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mx.browser#sthash.P9PeWQGO.dpuf

Happy 158th Birthday to Nikola Tesla!

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

SOURCE

Happy 158th, Nikola Tesla! Strange Facts About the Inventor

Nikola Tesla may be known today as one of history’s greatest inventors, but the intrepid scientist’s eccentricities have become as legendary as his trailblazing discoveries in the field of electricity.

Tomorrow (July 10) marks the 158th anniversary of Tesla’s birth, and to celebrate the occasion, Live Science is looking back at Tesla’s legacy, the cult of personality that has developed around the inventor in the years after his death, and the decades-old debate about who should be crowned the greatest inventor of all time: Nikola Tesla or Thomas Edison.

Though Tesla holds 112 lifetime U.S. patents, and is most famous for helping to develop the modern alternating current (AC) system of electric power, the inventor died penniless and in relative obscurity on Jan. 7, 1943, at age 86. [Creative Genius: The World's Greatest Minds]

Tesla’s outsized and quirky personality, along with some of his more far-out ideas — such as his experiments to develop a particle gun, or death ray — earned him a reputation that fell somewhere between “creative genius” and “mad scientist.” But while some regard him as the true father of electricity, others have come to remember Tesla more for his peculiarities than his accomplishments.

Here are some of the strangest facts about Tesla:

-Tesla rarely slept, and claimed he never dozed for longer than two hours. The inventor also said he once worked for 84 hours straight without any rest, according to John O’Neil, author of the book“Prodigal Genius: The Life of Nikola Tesla” (Cosimo Inc., 2006).

-Later in his life, Tesla frequented parks in New York City, often rescuing injured pigeons and nursing them back to health. A special PBS report on Tesla’s life and legacy claimed that when the inventor took up residence at the Hotel New Yorker, “he had the hotel chef prepare a special mix of seed for his pigeons, which he hoped to sell commercially.”

-Tesla was a vegetarian, but eventually limited himself to a peculiar diet of only milk, honey, bread and vegetable juices, according to Marc Seifer, author of “Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla,” (Citadel Press, 1996). Later in life, he was consumed by an extreme aversion to germs, and would only eat food that had been boiled, reported PBS.

-Tesla allegedly had a photographic memory, and could memorize entire books, according to Margaret Cheney, author of “Tesla: Man Out of Time” (Simon and Schuster, 2001).

-According to Seifer’s book “Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla,” the inventor claimed that repeatedly squishing his toes helped to stimulate his brain cells. In fact, Tesla reportedly performed his toe exercises nightly, 100 times for each foot.

-Tesla spent decades as a New York City resident, and to commemorate his connection to the Big Apple, the intersection of 40th Street and Sixth Avenue in Manhattan is named “Nikola Tesla Corner.” A plaque honoring Tesla can also be found on the façade of the New Yorker Hotel, where the inventor died.

-Tesla died in Room 3327 of the New Yorker Hotel on Jan. 7, 1943. A death mask was commissioned after a medical examiner inspected the body. The mask is on display in the Nikola Tesla museum in Belgrade, Serbia.

Maxthon Cloud Browser for Windows V4.4.2.800 Beta is Released!

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Today, we are very excited and proud to announce the availability of the 4.4.2.800 Beta is available for you to try out.

What’s new in this clear and neat Quick Access?
1. Website Mosaic
2. Multiple layouts
3. Many simple options to add new websites
4. Easy access
5. Group view
6. Various backgrounds

Please note! This release is a trial version instead of a final release. Thus, it may have bugs or other potential problems.

Download:

Installer version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/mx4.4.2.800-beta.exe
MD5: d31a9d05c921d6bdf46803e52e835676
Portable version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/maxthon_portable_4.4.2.800-beta.7z
MD5: c4f7405122e771f14fbd814ab1925915

4.4.2.800 [2014-07-03]

Fixes:
[Main Frame]
* Optimized Toolbar. You can add plug-in toolbar ICONS

[Webkit Core]
* Unable to exit screenshot by pressing ESC
An anomaly occurs when searching in the page with backspace sometimes

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.