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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Opera Software Pizza Give Away

By | June 28, 2011 | 3 Comments

Opera Software Pizza Give Away

Forget all those shirts and pens. To celebrate the release of Opera 11.50, Opera Software is giving away something pretty neat and unique: a pizza.

If you are interested, head over to the following reddit post and submit a request!

Good appetite.

Track Opera Downloads “Live”

By | June 28, 2011 | 16 Comments

Track Opera Downloads "Live"

Refresh the page and timer restarts.

With the launch of Opera 11.50, curious users can now track Opera downloads “live”.

However, don’t get too excited as this is not an actual live tracker. Instead, it’s just a script to trick you into believing that this counter is tracking something. Like: var spot = 350736,rate = 8. Obviously, Opera Software did not say anything other than:

This record was beaten as part of our counter to measure the amount of Opera 11.50 downloads.

So here you have it folks, no live tracking, welcome to the age of false marketing.

Download Opera 11.50 Final

By | June 28, 2011 | 13 Comments

Now you can add a clock!

The latest stable release of Opera web browser has been just released and can be downloaded from here.

So what’s new in Opera 11.50?

As previously reported, the following release includes a new design, thanks to the Featherweight project.
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Google Chrome Blocks Insecure Scripts

By | June 27, 2011 | 3 Comments

Google Chrome Blocks Insecure Scripts

Thanks to the continuous security improvements, the latest dev version of Google Chrome now blocks insecure scripts.

If the web site is secured via HTTPS protocol, Google’s web browser will also check whether or not the specific parts of the code (such as scripts, external CSS, etc.) also use HTTPS to deliver data.

In case they do not, Google Chrome will notify the user and offer to either block the insecure script or load it anyway.

Via: Google Chrome Browser

[Thanks, FForever]

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 27th

By | June 27, 2011 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 27th

[Thanks, FForever]

Web Browser Wars

By | June 26, 2011 | 22 Comments

Web Browser Wars

Via: Reddit

Opera Founder Leaves Opera, Board And Management To Blame

By | June 24, 2011 | 59 Comments

Opera Founder Leaves Opera, Board And Management To Blame

Oh boy, here we go.

Opera founder, Jon S. von Tetzchner, has sent a message to Opera employees, announcing his departure from the company.

According to the email, the Board and Management no longer share the same values and opinions as Jon and therefore, he resigns.
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How Many Firefox Users Install Extensions?

By | June 24, 2011 | 4 Comments

How Many Firefox Users Install Extensions?

Recently, Mozilla has revealed some of the Firefox add-on installation statistics for curious people to check out.

According to the blog post, an incredible 85% of Firefox 4 users have add-ons installed, excluding Personas or other extensions that are bundled with other software packages aka forced installations. Mozilla has also stated that due to upgrades, the number varies but managed to stay at 85-89%.

To put it into perspective: more than 60 million Firefox users use add-ons every day with the average of 5 add-ons per web browser install.

[Thanks fforever, Ichan]

How Does A Web Browser Work?

By | June 24, 2011 | 3 Comments

How Does A Web Browser Work?

Assuming your web browsers curiosity is through the roof and you have a plenty of time to dedicate, here is a useful web page to try.

Taligarsiel.com includes thousands upon thousands lines of text to explain (mostly) everything you ever wanted to know about the web browsers, from rendering engines to the structure itself.

Furthermore, it covers four major web browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari.

Check it out.

Microsoft Sends Cake To Mozilla

By | June 23, 2011 | 7 Comments

The cake is not a lie.

With the release of Firefox 5, Microsoft’s IE team has decided to spoil Mozilla with a sweet surprise and sent them a cake.

As Firefox release cycle picks up the phase, we are wondering if the software giant will continue its delicious tradition.
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