The service now loads faster after the code was made more efficient and dynamic feature fetching was implemented. The user interface has had a major revamp, dramatically reducing CPU overhead, while local caching will be used to speed up subsequent logins.
Navigating the site while file transfers are in progress is now supported. Your transfer queue will shrink to a small transfer widget in the lower left corner whenever you leave the file manager. User can also now use avatars and contact management has been improved.
You can now see the number of files a user is sharing with you, along with the last modified date/time. This is useful for tracking changes (in addition to the instant notifications).
The Firefox extension will reduce loading times, improve download performance and strengthen security, with downloaded data written directly to your hard drive instead of buffering it in the browser. It also allows you to download entire folder structures.
"Updates to the app are cryptographically signed - by us, not by an entity that falls under the jurisdiction of National Security Letters," the blog announcement reads.
Later on in the month, MEGA will release an iOS application and a sync client (see below).
In Early 2014, MEGA is also promising encrypted messaging between users which also supports file and folder attachment. Encrypted chat will also be delivered, including audio and video.
Written by: James Delahunty @ 7 Nov 2013 16:21