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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Google Is Investigating Chrome For Windows Phone 8.1

By | March 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

Google Is Investigating Chrome For Windows Phone 8.1As Microsoft is set to unveil a new version of Windows Phone later next week (April 4th), it looks like the search giant itself is now in early stages of planning / developing a Google Chrome browser for WP.

Since late 2012 there was a request for Google to “Port Chrome to Windows Phone 8 aka WP8” with little to no updates, up until now.

Just a mere 14 hours ago, a request was re-opened with the following message: dxie [Chromium team member] is going to own this now for investigation.
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Download Firefox 29 Beta

By | March 24, 2014 | 3 Comments

Download Firefox 29 BetaWith revamped look.

After months (or years) of waiting, Mozilla is finally ready to deliver the revamped UI that is set to debut with Firefox 29 Final, unless something goes terribly wrong.

Basically, it’s the same look that we all have been expecting for quite some time now so there is nothing new or ground breaking (see screenshot below).
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Former Mozilla Developer Pokes At Microsoft For Firefox Metro Failure

By | March 23, 2014 | 2 Comments

Former Mozilla Developer Pokes At Microsoft For Firefox Metro FailureRecently, Mozilla has announced their plans to abandon Firefox for Metro due to an insufficient amount of beta testers (thousands), which is a pretty low number compared to Firefox for desktop where we are talking millions.

Now, a former Mozilla developer, Brian Bondy, is arguing that its Microsoft strict guidelines and a messy default browser setup process that are partly responsible for the project failure.

His arguments are new nothing new or earth shattering but still something to consider while sipping coffee or tea in early Sunday morning.
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Pwn2Own 2014: All Browsers Defeated

By | March 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pwn2Own 2014: All Browsers DefeatedIt looks like this year’s Pwn2Own hacking contest was pretty eventful and all web browsers got their asses kicked.

On the first day, a team from France has successfully hacked Internet Explorer 11, Firefox and Adobe Flash Player. The very same research firm also managed to find a vulnerability in Google Chrome, which affects both WebKit and Blink rendering engines.

Next day Sebastian Apelt and Andreas Schmidt have demonstrated a browser based exploit against Microsoft’s web browser, followed by a Chinese team that managed to bypass Safari’s sandbox and run remote code execution through it.
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Download Opera For Android (Minor Update)

By | March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Download Opera For Android (Minor Update)Always better than nothing.

If you are in a mood for a quickie then here is a minor update for your Opera web browser, which, besides some “under the good changes” includes the following fixes:

- Empty tab manager thumbnails
- Passwords sometimes not stored
- Speaker phone always turned on
- Common crash when playing video on specific sites
- Issue with loading spinner after a session restore
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See Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 Running In Firefox

By | March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Forget about plugins.

After the recent announcement, it looks like Mozilla and Epic Games are finally ready to deliver and have since posted a video, which shows Unreal Engine 4 (Epic’s Soul and Swing Ninja demos) running in Firefox.
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Mozilla Kills Firefox UI For Metro

By | March 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

Mozilla Kills Firefox UI For MetroStates lack of interest.

If you’re one of two people who has been dreaming about the touch friendly version of Firefox for Windows 8 then we have some bad news for you. As it turns out, no one is really interested in such version and therefore, Mozilla has announced its plans to abandon the project.

So how bad the situation are we talking about? Well, according to them, “On any given day we have, for instance, millions of people testing pre-release versions of Firefox desktop, but we’ve never seen more than 1,000 active daily users in the Metro environment,”. As a result, such release could be ridden with bugs since there was little to no testing.
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Download Opera Mini 8 For Java & BlackBerry Devices

By | March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Download Opera Mini 8 For Java & BlackBerry DevicesFor those that are still using old phones, Opera has cooked a pretty delicious treat: a new version of Opera Mini.

So what kind of new features will you find there? First in the list is a “Private Browsing” mode, which you can use when your imagination is running on empty, next is “Night mode”, a pretty neat option that will dim your phone’s display.

Lastly, a refreshed “Data Usage” menu and improved tab access for phones with keypads. Excited? Grab it below.
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Opera: No Windows Phone Version Yet

By | March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Opera: No Windows Phone Version YetInternet Explorer 11 remains the status quo.

If you’ve been dreaming about the Opera browser ever since the release of Windows Phone 8 (not to mention occasional hints by Opera guys themselves), then we got some bad news for you.

According to Vera Lasam Bergtun, the Social Media Coordinator at Opera Software, the team behind one of the better mobile browsers haven’t even began working on a version for Microsoft’s platform.
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UC Browser Receives A Significant Update

By | March 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

UC Browser Receives A Significant UpdateWindows Phone users rejoice.

Recently, UC Browser has been updated to version 3.4, which brings a couple of new features that are worth mentioning.

First in the list is ability to export downloaded files to SD card or public folder, next is a convenient way to share downloaded files through Bluetooth or QR Code.
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