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.
Sometime after the initial Firefox 6 release, Mozilla has announced the availability of the very first security update for both Firefox 6 and Firefox 3 branches.
Both versions fix one security vulnerability that was solved by removing the DigiNotar root certificate.
Recently, Opera Software has released their financial results for the Q2 of 2011. According to the report, there are now more than 200 million Opera users that use web browser every month, which suggests that Opera Software counts its users if they open the program at least once every 30 days.
2Q 2011 Financial highlights
Total revenue (MNOK): 214.8 (2Q11) vs. 168.9 (2Q10)
Desktop user growth 20% versus end of 2Q10
Over 122 million Opera Mini users
Over 200 million Opera users
Please bring Opera Mobile with Opera Turbo to Windows Phone 7. Seriously, the only reason why I (and probably few other people) haven’t switched to WP7 is because of the lack of web page compression in IE9.
Signed, current and potential WP7 users.
- “Browser X is using Y MB of memory with Z tabs open” is a meaningless observation
- Mozilla WebAPI wants to replace native apps with HTML5
- Want a Faster Firefox? Pale Moon 6.0 Can Help
- Bing ad serves malware to would-be Google Chrome switchers
- Google Chrome Stable Channel Update
- Google Chrome Beta Channel Update
- Google Chrome Dev Channel Update
- Opera: Top Five Extensions
- Calling All Developers: Opera Developer Events
- 15 (More) Inspiring HTML5 Experiments
- Mozilla puts mobile Firefox on the front burner
[Thanks, Dirk Finken]
It looks like Mozilla is implementing more and more features from its competitors.
Just like in Internet Explorer 9, starting with Firefox 8, Mozilla will automatically block web browser add-ons that are not yet approved by the user.
In case other software installs an add-on, Firefox 8 will disable it and notify the user.
In the world where a plenty of companies inject their add-ons into Firefox, such as: Skype, anti-virus software, etc. it’s a very welcomed step nonetheless.
Welcome to the 4 years ago.
According to the latest article on wiki.mozilla.org, Firefox 9 will be borrowing various Opera Speed Dial elements (introduced in Opera 9.2 on April, 2007) for its own good.
The following post covers some of the upcoming Firefox 9 new tab page features and mentions:
You just lost it.
Codemasters, a British game developer, has announced an upcoming Formula 1 title that is set to be playable in a web browser.
According to the press release, a free-to-play game will use the Unity game engine and feature some of the well know tracks, including: Monaco and Silverstone.
When is is coming? In the first quarter of 2012
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.
Even 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.
Available 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.