Author Archive: Vygantas
Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.
It looks like Firefox just set itself on fire.
When your market share keeps decreasing month over month, what can you do in order to win back at least some of the lost users? Useful new features? Performance improvements? User interface tweaks? If you have answered to any of these questions “yes” then you are wrong, at least according to Mozilla’s management.
We are not exactly sure what are they thinking but for some reason they have decided that the best way to improve Firefox users experience (or try to squeeze as much money as possible before the browser’s market share drops to single digits (which is already at 11.70% compared to 17.26% a year ago) is to show you ads!
IOS version coming soon.
As revealed exclusively by FavBrowse last week, AdBlock Plus did indeed release their own web browser for Android.
So is it any better than you average web browser? Well, unlike the majority of Android brewers, AdBlock Plus have decided to use Firefox code base rather than Chromium, however, it won‘t sync with Firefox nor will it be able to use any of their extensions. So is it worth it? Well, the only positive thing about AdBlock Browser is that it blocks annoying ads by default, take a look at this:
If you need further proof that Microsoft did indeed took some drastic steps cutting down all the Internet Explorer fat and legacy code that came with it, check the latest Jet Stream (owned by Apple) and Octane 2.0 (owned by Google) benchmarking suite results.
While both OS and phone hardware providers do their best to reduce the eye strain when it comes to unavoidable night reading, not all of them succeed. And as you might know, eye strain is really one of the more uncomfortable things one can experience, especially when you use eyes for pretty much everything.
Well, it looks like at least Opera Mini users will get a pleasant surprise as today’s update includes a night reading mode, which works like this: instead of just reducing the overall screen brightness (which you can adjust via Opera Mini), user may also check the “reduce eye strain” box, which will change your screen light tone from blueish to a warm orange, which is said to be better for your eyes.
In addition to that, Opera Mini will now also sync your opened tabs and speed dial data so a pretty awesome update, if you ask us, which you should grab right now!
Another day, another leak.
It looks like Microsoft does indeed have a problem with their pipe system as the never ending flow of leaks just does not seem to stop.
Thanks to a new screenshot of Windows 10 build 10120, we can clearly see what could the upcoming New Tab page on Microsoft’s Edge web browser look like.
Now here is something pretty interesting.
We have just learned that the company behind AdBlock Plus will reveal their own web browser for Android on Wednesday, May 20 (4 a.m. ET).
While most of the details remain unknown, it is likely to be powered by the Chromium rendering engine, just like the majority of web browsers.
Less things to complain about.
Earlier this month, we have reported about the Microsoft’s new web browser shortcomings and their plans to address most of them in the very near future.
Now, it looks like at least few of them has been dealt with. Thanks to the latest set of leaked screenshots from China (Windows 10 Build 10123), it is now pretty much confirmed that Microsoft Edge will indeed add some of the basic yet really necessary features before hitting RTM. These are:
Yesterday was desktop and today is the mobile Firefox day.
What’s interesting when it comes to Android releases for both phones and PCs is that changelogs are always different, which, assuming you use both, doubles the amount of goodies.
So what exactly is so great about the Firefox 38 for Android? The most welcome and most noticeable change is the updated user interface, which features a fresh welcome screen, new “Synced Tabs” panel layout, and ability to share stuff to Firefox via “Add to Firefox” feature.
In addition to that, Firefox 38 for Android brings support for the L theme, ability to send a tab to another device or add it to the reading list as well as few developer related features.
Great news for video creators and streaming giants like Netflix that host DRM protected videos. Thanks to the collaboration between Adobe and Mozilla, the latest stable build of Firefox (38) brings a support for Adobe’s Content Decryption Module (CDM), which will be activated when the need arises.
As far as other interesting features go, it now includes Ruby annotation support, has new tab-based preferences (meaning that configuration window will now be opened in a tab, like web page, rather than in a window, yes, just like Google Chrome) and some new HTML5 goodies: BroadcastChannel API, Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) and so on.