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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Mozilla’s Webian Shell To Challenge Chrome OS?

By | June 13, 2011 | 7 Comments

With Chrome OS notebooks already shipping, Firefox has also decided to join the party with the web browser based interface called Webian Shell, which is based on Mozilla Chromeless project.

However, unlike Chrome OS, Webian Shell is not actually an “operating system”. Instead, it was written in HTML, CSS and JavaScript, and runs on top of Windows, Mac OS X or Linux.

As this is just an early and experimental release, the upcoming versions are set to incorporate more advanced features, such as: multiple home screens, split screen view, onscreen keyboard for touch based devices and more.

If you would like to try it out, here is a download link.

[Thanks, Blake]

Nook Touch Web Browser

By | June 10, 2011 | 6 Comments

Download not required.

If you own the new Barnes & Noble Nook Touch and are up for some grayscale Internet experience, then we have some good news for you.

Turns out, the popular handheld device has an experimental web browser, which allows you to access various web pages just by typing the URL into the search bar.

Even if browsing not as smooth as the butter, it’s still a nice surprise to all the Nook users.

How To “Fix” Firefox Memory Leaks

By | June 9, 2011 | 72 Comments

How To Fix Firefox Memory Leaks

Suitable for systems with low amounts of memory only.

If, for one reason or another you still experience Firefox memory leaks that seem to affect your web browsing experience, then Firefox Plumber could be the extension you’ve been waiting for.

Although it does not actually solve the issue itself, Firefox Plumber offloads your RAM in favor of the hard drive.
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Will It Blend? Chrome Notebook

By | June 9, 2011 | 6 Comments

So you’ve just received your Google Chrome Notebook and already running out of ideas?

Well, here is one: put it into the blender.

Apple Safari 5.1 Details

By | June 8, 2011 | 6 Comments

Apple Safari 5.1 DetailsAccording to various reports, Apple has released a developer preview build of its upcoming, Safari 5.1 web browser.

Weighting a total of 45.3 MB, Safari 5.1 includes a variety of new features and improvements for both Windows and Mac OS X users.

The following release improves graphics performance on Windows, brings media caching for video and audio web apps, separates browser’s rendering process from its application process, which improves overall browser responsiveness and stability.
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Download Google Chrome 12 Final

By | June 7, 2011 | 5 Comments

Download Google Chrome 12 FinalGood news, Google has just released the stable version of Google Chrome 12, which can be downloaded from the following page.

The following version not only fixes a total of 12 security related vulnerabilities and rewards bug hunters with a total of $6837, but also includes some neat new features. Including but not limited to: 3D CSS hardware acceleration, ability to delete Flash cookies, improved screen reader support and protection against malicious downloads.

What else is new?
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Download Firefox 6 Aurora

By | June 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Download Firefox 6 Aurora

Recently, Mozilla has released the sixth version of its Firefox Aurora web browser, including a variety of changes for both everyday users and web developers.

Here is just a small list of Firefox 6 Aurora features:

Data Management Window
As seen in the screenshot above, Data Management Window (which can be accessed by typing in “about:permissions” ion the URL bar) allows users to control data access for the specific web sites, including: cookies, passwords and location information.
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Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, June 6th

By | June 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 6th

FavBrowser.com

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Download Dolphin Browser HD 5.0 Final

By | June 6, 2011 | 2 Comments

Download Dolphin Browser HD 5.0 Final

Removes annoying ads.

After few weeks of testing, an alternative browser for Android, Dolphin Browser HD 5.0 took off its Beta tag and has been released as the 5.0.1 Final.

As you might expect, version 5.0 includes a great list of changes, including:
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French Exam? Use Google Chrome (Pic)

By | June 5, 2011 | 4 Comments

French Exam? Use Google Chrome (Pic)

Via: Reddit.