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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May, 2011: Firefox, Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer, Opera – Down

By | June 1, 2011 | 10 Comments

May, 2011: Firefox, Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer, Opera – Down

It’s getting hot out there as the first month of summer starts and it’s time to yet again, report the top 5 web browsers market share numbers.

Internet Explorer moves closer and closer to the 50% share mark, this time it went down by 0.84 point, from 55.11% to 54.27%.

After previous month’s drop, this time Firefox has recovered some of its market share and went up by 0.08 point, from 21.63% to 21.71%.
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China Web Boycott

By | May 31, 2011 | 3 Comments

China Web Boycott

As drama surrounding Ai Weiwei, the guy who was detained by Chinese authorities for tax evading, builds up, one of the programmers has created a web browser extension called “China Blocker”, which does exactly as described: blocks Chinese sites.

Why people are protesting? Ai Weiwei was a frequent spokesmen against the Chinese government and some people believe that this is the exact reason why Al was arrested.

China Blocker works with Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari web browsers and can be downloaded here.

Download Opera 11.50 Beta

By | May 31, 2011 | 39 Comments

Download Opera 11.50 Beta

Presto updated to 2.8.

On the last day of May, Opera Software has released the first Beta version of its upcoming Opera 11.50 web browser.

What’s New?
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Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, May 30th

By | May 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 30th

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View YouTube 3D Videos With Firefox And GeForce

By | May 27, 2011 | 3 Comments

View YouTube 3D Videos With Firefox And GeForce

Headaches are included free of charge.

Google, Mozilla and NVIDIA have teamed up to offer its users a unique 3D experience. By combining the power of a HTML5 based 3D playback (available in Firefox 4) and NVIDIA’s 3D Vision hardware, people from the Internets can now view stereoscopic 3D videos on YouTube.

According to Jonathan Huang, 3D Product Manager at YouTube, there are currently thousands of 3D videos available on YouTube and thanks to open standards, NVIDIA 3D Vision users will benefit.
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Cookie Hijacking Vulnerability In Internet Explorer

By | May 27, 2011 | 1 Comment

Cookie Hijacking Vulnerability In Internet Explorer

Facebook can be dangerous.

The Italian security researcher, Rosario Valotta, has discovered a new security vulnerability in all versions of Internet Explorer, which allows hackers to steal your login details. Fortunately, it’s not as alarming as it sounds.

To obtain private information, the attacker asks its potential victims to drag and drop an object across the screen and that’s what triggers the bug.
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First Chrome OS Desktop PC To Ship In July

By | May 26, 2011 | 5 Comments

First Chrome OS Desktop PC To Ship In July

According to various reports, hardware maker Xi3 will be releasing the very first desktop PC running Google’s Chrome operating system on the 4th of July.

Xi3′s ChromiumPC modular computer will feature a tiny, cube like design with different color options and are powered by the dual or single core 64-bit, x86 processors.
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Internet Explorer 9 On Windows Phone 7 Mango

By | May 25, 2011 | 1 Comment

With yesterday’s Windows Phone Mango reveal, Microsoft has also detailed some of the upcoming Internet Explorer 9 features and changes.

According to Joe Belfiore, corporate vice president and director of Windows Phone Program Management, IE9 Mobile has the very same rendering engine that is also used in the PC version of Internet Explorer 9.
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Download Opera Mini 6 For iPhone And iPad

By | May 24, 2011 | 3 Comments

Soundtrack not included.

The latest and greatest version of the Opera Mini web browser for the Apple devices has been just released and can be downloaded via iTunes.

As you might have noticed from the video above, Opera Mini 6 includes a new skin and redesigned menus that should improve the user experience.
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Google Chrome 13 Can Hide The URL Bar

By | May 24, 2011 | 16 Comments

Google Chrome 13 Can Hide The URL Bar

Windows only.

If you are up for a new experience and don’t mind potential phishing sites threat, then Google Chrome 11 Canary might be the browser to get as its latest release includes an option to hide the URL bar.

How do you enter the URL?

For user to access the mentioned text box he or she must click on a browser tab and bingo, it reappears.

How to hide the bar?
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