Posts Tagged ‘Maxthon Web Browser’

Maxthon Releases Windows PC Browser Designed To Make Watching Videos Faster

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Try the New Maxthon Ad-Skipper Today, Click Here! 

Browser maker Maxthon has released a browser for Windows PC that is designed for watching videos and includes features like the “AdSkipper,” which lets users fast forward through advertisements without slowing their video downloads.

While Maxthon’s expansion strategy is heavily mobile-based (for example, last year it inked a significant deal with MediaTek that will preload its mobile browser onto more than 100 million smartphones this year), it has continued to make products for PC users as well. These include its first browser for Linux, which was released in March, and new Windows PC desktop browser.

The company says that two-thirds of its users (its browsers reach 100 million unique devices per month) watch at least one video per day, a number close to findings by a Pew Research study that says 78% of adults watch or download videos online. Maxthon’s new video-optimized browser is targeted to them and, of course, may also increase their engagement with the company’s products.

In addition to its ad-skipping feature, Maxthon also claims that its video browser has a more efficient approach to memory management and CPU usage, which means that videos play faster and have fewer stops or lags. Videos can also be pulled out of the browser screen and the whimsical (but potentially useful) “boss key” means that hitting “CTRL +” during playback will overlay a “very boring, work-like-looking spreadsheet”over the video you are watching.

Karl Mattson, Maxthon’s vice president, says that the company originally rolled out its video-optimized browser earlier this year in China, where the ad-skipper feature proved especially popular because the “video to ad ratio for video viewing on the web in China is out of control. We’re talking one minute of advertising for one and half minutes of content.”

From a user perspective, people watching videos using Maxthon’s browser “will immediately notice faster buffering (regardless of connection speed); few to no stall-starts as the http://get tries to catch up with the playback; stability over time (e.g. you can watch a full-length movie on something less than high speed–10 mbps or greater with no stall-starts) and, perhaps most interesting, video fast-forward,” says Mattson.

The browser’s features work best on flash video, with different HTML 5 formats in the works, says Mattson. So it will get the best results with Netflix and Hulu, while YouTube performance depends on your user agent setting on the browser.

Maxthon also plans to release video-optimized features for browsers on all its other platforms, starting with Android, then Mac OS, iOS, Windows Phone, and Linux.

Maxthon Cloud Browser for Linux V1.0.4.0 Beta is Released Featuring the New ‘Cloud Sync Manager’

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Maxthon for Linux V1.0.4.0 Beta is available for you to try out!

In this Beta, the highly requested feature ‘Cloud Sync Manager’ has been newly added, which allows you to control your data sync such as enabling/disabling data sync for Favorites, Quick-Access, Magic-Fill, Cloud-Tab, and more.

Click on the cloud icon at the top-right corner of main menu to see the sync panel. We would greatly appreciate if you could let us know your feedback on this new functionality ‘Cloud Sync Manager’.

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

 

Downloads for 32-bit:

http://dl.maxthon.com/linux/deb/packages/i386/maxthon-browser-beta_1.0.4.0_i386.deb
MD5: 3385ad58b12d759fc09be9add891f43d
http://dl.maxthon.com/linux/rpm/i386/packages/maxthon-browser-beta-1.0.4.0-1.i386.rpm
MD5: 7af967c341caa63190c8c67ebafa57c9
http://dl.maxthon.com/linux/tars/maxthon-browser-beta-1.0.4.0-i386.tgz
MD5: 5df019ffbde5bd75bba8eb78d430775d

 

Downloads for 64-bit:

http://dl.maxthon.com/linux/deb/packages/amd64/maxthon-browser-beta_1.0.4.0_amd64.deb
MD5: 676d4aa4aed9a217b16e9f32c3c021ee
http://dl.maxthon.com/linux/rpm/x86_64/packages/maxthon-browser-beta-1.0.4.0-1.x86_64.rpm
MD5: 55d6d82156b3ada63f32185b1d69ec17
http://dl.maxthon.com/linux/tars/maxthon-browser-beta-1.0.4.0-x86_64.tgz
MD5: dca5bec4d8fe14df79605491b8fd84b8

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 seperate 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 V4.4.1.1000 officially is released!

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Today, we are very thrilled to announce that V4.4.1.1000 is available for you to download.

Not only would you find new feature ‘Built-in PDF plugin’ in this official release, but also high speed and more stable browsing experience.

Couldn’t wait for you guys to have a try. And any feedbacks on this release would be very appreciated. Thanks for your tremendous support.

Downloads:

Installer version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/mx4.4.1.1000.exe
MD5: b94590aa8aba08662bb03ae17a7dd129
Portable version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/maxthon_portable_4.4.1.1000.7z
MD5: cbdd12588a1c1c03273cfd2a9d7ec8a1

 

4.4.1.1000 [2014-06-05]

Optimizations:
[Main Frame]
* Improved Maxthon Multi Search

[Webkit Core]
* Enhanced core stability

 

4.4.1.800Beta [2014-05-22]

Optimizations:
* Improved downloading prompt
* Advanced page smooth scrolling feature

Fixed bugs:
[Main Frame]
* The button ‘Show more’ and ‘clear all’on the address bar drop list fail to work
* Fail to update the quick access default picture

[Webkit Core]
* YouTube HTML5 Videos fail to play correctly
* In certain situation, Flash block page elements
* No response after switching tabs by F2 and F3 for several times
* Under certain circumstances, Global blocking rules always works
* Unable to download files in certain pages
* Anomalous file name downloaded from certain pages

 

4.4.1.600Beta [2014-05-22]

Newly added feature:
+ Built-in PDF plugin

Optimizations:
* Display effects of sidebar extension under high DPI
* Better DNS pre-reading and hyperlinks pre-link
* Advanced Ad-Hunter performance
* Enhanced Pop-Up Block feature
* Improved core waste recycling

Fixed bugs:
[Webkit Core]
* Anomaly caused by the Local storage memory space problem
* File system may result in some problems
* Bugs occur when Super Drag&Drop specific texts
* Certain Anomalies caused by Context3D
* CPU usage soars while scrolling certain pages
* Browser internal error and the inability to copy content in certain pages
* No smooth scrolling effect on Win8 touch screen
* Pop up video and then close its tab may lead to the video window exit

NB: For those who already downloaded the V4.4.1.1000 yesterday (2014-06-05), we would like you to know that
there is a small change on the installation start page in today’s release. No difference on the product itself.

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 v4.2.6.2000 Officially is Released!

Friday, June 6th, 2014

【Release】

Maxthon Cloud Browser for Android v4.2.6.2000

 

【Changelog】

[New Features]
- Supported sharing pages to WeChat

[Improvements]
- Updated Copy/Paste feature
- Optimized sharing experience
- Fixed Gesture’s failure after reboot
- Other bugs fixes

 

【Download】

Click HERE

Maxthon Cloud Browser 4.4.1.800_Beta is Released!

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

We have a beta version 4.4.1.800Beta available for you to try out.

In this beta, you can find the ‘optimized page smooth scrolling function’ as well as fixed bugs, such as YouTube HTML5 play error, the failure to download files and downloaded file name anomaly.

And please let us know your thoughts on this version.
Please take care and enjoy Maxthon.

Download:

Installer version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/mx4.4.1.800-beta.exe
MD5:a1ea9f0151b2696c11918059a329d0cb
Portable version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/maxthon_portable_4.4.1.800-beta.7z
MD5: 437b66e1f6b715e33faf69179869f31e
Changelog for 4.4.1.800Beta [2014-05-22]:

Optimization:
* Improved downloading prompt
* Advanced page smooth scrolling feature

 

Fixed bugs:

[Main Frame]
* The button ‘Show more’ and ‘clear all’on the address bar drop list fail to work
* Fail to update the quick access default picture
[Webkit Core]
* YouTube HTML5 Videos fail to play correctly
* In certain situation, Flash block page elements
* No response after switching tabs by F2 and F3 for several times
* Under certain circumstances, Global blocking rules always works
* Unable to download files in certain pages
* Anomalous file name downloaded from certain pages

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 Linux V1.0.3.0 Beta is Released!

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Maxthon for Linux V1.0.3.0 Beta is available for you to try out.

There two special features in this Beta:

1. If Chrome is also installed, you can see a Flash icon at the extension bar (top-right corner).
Click the icon, and then you could select the Flash plugin.
You could try to fix the Flash issues by switching to another plugin.

2. For coders on Linux, the new feature “quick-search” will probably help you.
If you want to search for a function while coding in an editor, you could select the text,
then press either ctrl+shift+a to switch to Maxthon to get the searching result,
or ctrl+shift+x to open a small window to show the searching result above your editor.

Furthermore, as you might expect, you could edit the hotkeys and the searching engine list on settings page.
And we would love to hear your opinion on this two features for making the final version even better.

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

 

Downloads for 32-bit:

http://dl.maxthon.com/linux/deb/packages/i386/maxthon-browser-beta_1.0.3.0_i386.deb
MD5: 13e8cc3103b5764226337f148f8249da
http://dl.maxthon.com/linux/rpm/i386/packages/maxthon-browser-beta-1.0.3.0-1.i386.rpm
MD5: 30ae2beb5639fdaae4ecc25a00b782c0
http://dl.maxthon.com/linux/tars/maxthon-browser-beta-1.0.3.0-i386.tgz
MD5: 8bc7983a6dc75d21dc0bda8a1d9591b2

 

Downloads for 64-bit:


http://dl.maxthon.com/linux/deb/packages/amd64/maxthon-browser-beta_1.0.3.0_amd64.deb
MD5: 75e63305607fd662e6af311206f5909d
http://dl.maxthon.com/linux/rpm/x86_64/packages/maxthon-browser-beta-1.0.3.0-1.x86_64.rpm
MD5: 5c74e40fdc5b2bb09128607b1094d15c
http://dl.maxthon.com/linux/tars/maxthon-browser-beta-1.0.3.0-x86_64.tgz
MD5: ae46bd64ec2d3a6b2bfd302c724ade22

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 seperate 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! – See more at: http://forum.maxthon.com/thread-11411-1-1.html#sthash.RPmj6xhZ.dpuf

Maxthon Cloud Browser for Windows V4.4.1.600 Beta is Released! Introducing the new built-in PDF plugin!

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Today we are so proud of release Maxthon Cloud Browser 4.4.1.600 Beta.

 

In this release, Maxthon integrated a PDF Reader, which allows you to open and read the PDF file. We also made some new optimizations including a better DNS pre-reader and hyperlinks pre-link, advanced Ad-Hunter performance, and a new Pop-Up Block feature. We also fixed plenty of bugs.

 

Can’t wait for your to try it!

 

Thank you for supporting Maxthon browser!

 

Download:


Installer version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/mx4.4.1.600-beta.exe
MD5:ca10acfc834706cff7327325749bab2f

 

 

Portable version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/maxthon_portable_4.4.1.600-beta.7z
MD5:c0aa5819045ed5cf69b77935560e6e03

 

 

 

Changelog for 4.4.1.600Beta [2014-05-22]:

New Features:

  • Built-in PDF plugin

Optimization:

  • Display effects of sidebar extension under high DPI
  • Better DNS pre-reading and hyperlinks pre-link
  • Advanced Ad-Hunter performance
  • Enhanced Pop-Up Block feature
  • Improved core waste recycling

Fixed bugs:

[Webkit Core]

  • Anomaly caused by the Local storage memory space problem
  • File system may result in some problems
  • Bugs occur when Super Drag&Drop specific texts
  • Certain Anomalies caused by Context3D
  • CPU usage soars while scrolling certain pages
  • Browser internal error and the inability to copy content in certain pages
  • No smooth scrolling effect on Win8 touch screen
  • Pop up video and then close its tab may lead to the video window exit

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 v4.2.4.2000 is Officially Released!

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

【Download】

Click here.

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mx.browser

 

【Release】

Maxthon Cloud Browser for Android v4.2.4.2000

 

【Changelog】

 

[New Features]

  • *Added search suggestions in the address bar.
  • *Support for the Immersive Mode on KitKat.

[Improvements]

  • *Restored Full Screen button in the main menu.
  • *Performance optimization
  • *Bugs fix
  • *Improved stability

 

【Download】

Click here.

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mx.browser

Introducing the NEW Maxthon Affiliates Program (Beta)

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Introducing the NEW Maxthon Affiliates Program (Beta)

Today is a very good day. Today, we’re launching a shiny NEW Maxthon Affiliates Program (Beta), a centralized hub for getting and sharing Maxthon download buttons around the world. The Maxthon Affiliates Program is all about getting rewarded with prizes, praise and good vibes for driving new activations of Maxthon Web Browsers. We have a ton of fun Maxthon giveaways in stock and we can’t wait to give them away to our active Affiliates!

Although we’re eager to open the program to everyone, we need to make sure our Affiliate engines are running at their best to accommodate you, our future Affiliate, as best as we can.

At this time, we will be selecting 100 Affiliates for our Affiliate Program (beta). This is on a first come first serve basis, so don’t wait, and sign up today! Registration for the program will close on May 23rd.

Click here to sign up today!

For any questions, please contact us at affiliates@maxthon.com.

We look forward to working with you!

Best Regards,

The Maxthon Team

Users Beware: Even Homeland Security Says Not to Use Internet Explorer

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

How scary is the latest Internet Explorer security vulnerability? Even the U.S. government says not to use IE until the browser is fixed.

The flaw, which affects Internet Explorer versions 6 and up, allows bad guys to gain complete access to a PC via a malicious website. Dubbed “Operation Clandestine Fox” by the security firm FireEye, the threat is real. And dangerous.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security doesn’t issue security alerts for computer software very often, but this time, it made an exception. Many agencies within the U.S. government use versions of IE.

Homeland Security recommends that users or administrators “enable Microsoft EMET where possible” and to “consider employing an alternative web browser until an official update is available.”

That’s good advice. Microsoft’s next schedule “Patch Tuesday” isn’t until May 13, although the company may push out an unscheduled update earlier. If you’re using an unsupported version of Windows — like Windows XP — don’t expect to get any updates.

For Windows XP users, the best course of action is to move to Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox now.
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