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.

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Awesome Google Chrome Extensions: Earth View From Google Maps

By | October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Awesome Google Chrome Extensions:  Earth View From Google MapsNow here’s something pretty great that could warm you up on a cold night. Well, not really but opening a New Tab page on Google Chrome will certainly be a much more interesting routine.

Thanks to the “Earth View from Google Maps” extension, you will see some pretty spectacular views every time a New Tab page is opened.

Here are some of the examples:
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Download Firefox 34 Beta

By | October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Download Firefox 34 BetaWith a new Firefox Hello WebRTC client.

Here comes a new Firefox Beta build from Mozilla and this time it’s coming with a new Firefox Hello real time communication client, which will now allow you to call your friends or your colleagues even if they don’t have the same video chat service. In addition to that, there is no need to create an account, just hit the chat bubble button and you are done.

In addition to that, there are a bunch of HTML5 and developer improvements but as far as really important changes go, see the following list:
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Two Windows Phone Browsers Updated

By | October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Two Windows Phone Browsers UpdatedSurfy 5.3 and Opera Mini 0.9.0.6.

Today is a good day for those wanting to update their mobile web browser as recently not one but two companies have released new versions with some changes.

First in the list is Opera Mini, which (unfortunately) did not provide with any changelog.

Surfy on the other hand now includes Cortana (voice search) for Simplified Chinese, It also works with custom search engines so you can say something along the lines of “Surfy, search for YouTube kangaroo videos” and it will perform a YouTube video search.
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Opera Max: Now Available In More Countries

By | October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Opera Max Now Available In More CountriesIncluding all EU states.

Remember Opera Max, the data compression product for Android that was introduced back in early 2014 and the one that was never heard of again?

Well, good news! The guys at Opera Software have decided to roll out Opera Max to even more countries and is now available in the following:
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Google Discovers Another SSL Exploit

By | October 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

Google Discovers Another SSL ExploitBack in April, everyone was talking about “that Heartbleed thing”, now, it looks like the search giant has found a new exploit in the now 18 year’s old SSL 3.0 protocol, which is still supported in a lot of web browser and can also be used as a fallback in case newer protocols fail to connect.

How to fix it? Well, the server administrators could disable SSL 3.0 completely but that’s unlikely to happen anytime soon. As far as other solutions go, Google says that it can’t be fixed and there are no reasonable workarounds.

On a slightly positive note, it was discovered (and not fully revealed) by Google so no one knows how widespread it exactly is. So here you have it folks, an exploit that can’t be fixed.
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Get Super Hexagon, Aaaa! For The Awesome For (Almost) Free

By | October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Humble Mozilla Bundle

Who knew that one day you will see Mozilla sponsoring the Humble Bundle campaign. If you are not aware about such concept, basically, a player decides how much he or she wants to pay for the games (you can even buy a bundle for $1 or so), then pays and plays them.
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Internet Explorer 11 Receives A Minor Update

By | October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Internet Explorer 11 Receives A Minor UpdateNow with improved New Tab page.

If you are rocking the latest build of Windows 8.1 then behold as there is a new feature that was just added: a Bing search bar in the new tab page, just above the pinned sites.

The bad news? In case you installed Windows 10 Developer Preview, you won’t get the update, at least for now.
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Download Firefox 33 Final

By | October 14, 2014 | 2 Comments

Download Firefox 33 FinalWith all browser makers pushing their builds, here comes one from Mozilla: the final version of Firefox 33, which brings some important changes to the performance and user experience.

Here’s what’s different:

Firefox 33 Final Changelog
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Download Google Chrome 39 (32 & 64 Bit) Beta

By | October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Download Google Chrome 39 (32 & 64 Bit) BetaBuild 39.0.2171.13

Now here’s something pretty neat: the very first beta version of Google Chrome 39 that comes in both x86 and x86-64 flavors (for Mac users), which means that the search giant continues to invest into the “newer” technologies.

Although not as exciting, there are also a bunch of new app and extension APIs as well as (now expected) stability and performance improvements.
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September, 2014 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome – Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Down

By | October 10, 2014 | 1 Comment


It’s that time of the month again when we take a look at the desktop market share numbers for the month of September.

Kicking things off with Internet Explorer, we’ve seen a small (0.09 point) decrease, from 58.46% to 58.37%
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