Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Congratulations to our Affiliates Winners for October

By Maxthon Web Browsers

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!

Saturday, November 01, 2014

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

By Maxthon Web Browsers

 

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

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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

By Maxthon Web Browsers

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!

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!