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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Coming Soon: New Internet Explorer 10 Features

By | August 24, 2011 | 3 Comments

Coming Soon: New Internet Explorer 10 Features As you might know, Microsoft is planning a major conference in the upcoming month, where it will share new and exciting things about its products, including Windows 8, which is rumored to receive a Beta release.

While some might expect Internet Explorer 10 announcements as well, it was not officially confirmed, up until now.

According to the comment on IEBlog, Microsoft is set to reveal more IE10 features on September 13th, at the //BUILD/ Windows conference.

Download Opera 11.51 RC

By | August 24, 2011 | 1 Comment

Download Opera 11.51 RCEven though the Opera team is working heavily on the upcoming Opera 12 release, it does not mean that previous version users were forgotten.

In fact, Opera 11.51 Release Candidate 1 is already published on the Opera servers and can be downloaded from the following page.

While it does not offer any new features or drastic performance improvements, Opera 11.50 users will certainly welcome various stability fixes, improving their browsing experience for sure.

Google Chrome Receives New Tab Page, Bookmark Manager

By | August 24, 2011 | 8 Comments

Google Chrome Receives New Tab Page, Bookmark ManagerAvailable in the latest Dev builds.

With all the upcoming changes, it looks like Google Chrome users will soon enjoy a new tab page, borrowing elements from Opera and Maxthon web browsers.

As you can see from the screenshots below, updated Tab Page groups data into the following categories: Most Visited, Apps, Bookmarks and Recently Closed.
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Save The Internet Explorer 6

By | August 23, 2011 | 5 Comments

Save The Internet Explorer 6

In the world full of IE6 haters, one of the companies has created a web page dedicated to save the aging Internet Explorer 6 we browser.

The SaveIE6 campaign has a few goals in mind:

Get everyone to use IE6
Port it into as many platforms as possible
Get the W3C standards changed to fit IE6

Dreams come true for all the web developers!

Via my.opera.com.

Malware Protection: IE9 Smashes Other Web Browsers

By | August 22, 2011 | 14 Comments

Malware Protection: IE9 Smashes Other Web Browsers

Google responds.

Once again, NSS Labs, an independent security research organization, has tested top 5 five web browsers to find out, how good they are at blocking the socially engineered malware.

Has anything changed? In terms of ranking, not rally. However, Google Chrome saw a 340% or 10.2 percentage points improvement when compared to the previous report, which is definably a good news for all its users.
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Weekly Browsers Recap, August 22nd

By | August 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 22nd

Adobe Promotes Google Chrome

By | August 18, 2011 | 19 Comments

Adobe Promotes Google Chrome

Now here is something interesting I noticed today.

When downloading the latest stable version of the Adobe Flash Player, a checkbox appeared, offering me to install Google Chrome as well.

However, if you hit F5 several times, it will suggest you a different kind of software, making us wonder, how much such promotion cost for the Google (if any?).

Detect Which Browser Window/Tab Plays Music In The Background

By | August 17, 2011 | 5 Comments

Detect Which Browser Window/Tab Plays Music In The Background

So you have a web browser open with dozens of tabs when suddenly you hear an annoying sound and have no idea which of the sites does that.

Don’t worry. MuteTab, a Google Chrome extension, is here to rescue. Not only it detects sound from tabs but also allows you to mute background tabs altogether.

Unfortunately, it’s not yet available in other web browsers. However, if you are a Google Chrome user, give it a try.

View Facebook Notifications Without Visiting Facebook

By | August 16, 2011 | 3 Comments

View Facebook Notifications Without Visiting Facebook

Here is a fun Speed Dial Extension for the Opera web browser: Facebook Preview.

Basically, it allows you to view Facebook notifications without opening the page. However, it still requires uses to use the “Keep me logged in” option.

Offering three different display modes to choose from, it will surely attract some of the social network addicts.

Give it a try.

Via my.opera.com

Microsoft Sends Mozilla A Cupcake

By | August 16, 2011 | 14 Comments

Microsoft Sends Mozilla A Cupcake

Orders more wholesale.

Continuing its sweet tradition, the software giant has sent a gift to Mozilla Corporation, congratulating them on the Firefox 6 release. What is that, you ask? A delicious cupcake.

Unfortunately for Mozilla, Microsoft has decided not to send a full sized cake, which would’ve been sent prior the rapid release cycle introduction. Still, a nice gesture nonetheless.

Via Neowin