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.
Why would you use XP anyway?
Due to a recently discovered Internet Explorer (6-11) vulnerability, which will likely be patched soon for all but Windows XP users, UK and US governments are advising users to switch to alternative web browsers.
Security firm FireEye have warned users that a group of hackers are already exploiting the vulnerability targeting Internet Explorer 9-11 and Adobe Flash, so in any case, you are better of using something else.
If you ever wanted to know what does the Japanese text say on that meme image then your dreams are about to become reality.
Thanks to some kick ass algorithms from Microsoft Research (text detection) and Google’s open source OCR engine Tesseract, a new Google Chrome extension called Project Naptha can be used to select, copy, edit or even translate the text from all kinds of images; the only limitation? Text must be under 30 degrees of rotation, which is not that big of a deal at all.
If you’ve been rocking Opera 12.x (myself included) and see no need to upgrade till a proper replacement is introduced then today you have a reason to celebrate. How so? Well, there is a new (and probably) last update in town, which fixes two security issues.
Fixes annoying password manager book.
Finally, a new version for all you Opera users out there. With the recently released browser build for Android, guys at Opera have included a couple of new features as well as welcomed password manager fix, which will no longer fail to suggest saved passwords for many sites.
As far as other changes go, Discover feature has been totally revamped, Chromium has been updated to v34, there are (as usual) a bunch of stability and usability improvements as well as screen rendering improvements and page loading spinner behavior. Last, a copy link context menu option has been added, which is a small but welcome feature.
Thieves can’t hold their excitement.
Now here is something pretty awesome and convenient. The recently rolled out developer preview build of Chrome OS includes an “Easy Unlock” feature, which will allow you to unlock Chromebook by simply placing your [Android] smartphone nearby.
As of now, it’s disabled by default and enabling does nothing but show a pop-up notification so it’s still work in progress. However, we are pretty excited to see it in action in the coming future.
Just when Google is no longer involved.
Just a few weeks ago, Microsoft has signed a Chrome OS licensing deal with Dell and now it looks like Motorola Solutions is next on the list.
Microsoft grants Outcoder restricted capabilities in order to allow SD card support.
Recently, a new version of popular web browser for Windows Phone has been released, bringing a couple of new features as well as expected bug fixes and various enhancements.
So what else is new? Well, according to the changelog, Surfy 3.9 now allows you to export downloaded files to your SD Card and phone’s Media Library. Also, you can expect some sort of improvements to password and form cache (whatever that means).
Now here’s something to be thankful for.
Good news for all you Chrome OS users out there, if you’ve been dreaming about the better way to multitask on your Chromebook, now you can with the latest build from Google.
With the recent Windows Phone 8.1 update, the software giant as included a much needed, private browsing feature, which can be enabled in the following way:
- Click on the Tabs icon
- Click on the three dots that are located at the bottom right corner
- Click “New Inprivate Tab”
Enjoy your Christmas shopping.
EU fine is the reason.
Back in 2013, Microsoft was fined ($732 million) by the European Union for mismanaging the browser ballot screen, which was missing due to a „technical error“.
Now, one of the Microsoft shareholders, Kim Barovic, is suing the board for this very reason, as well as for an insuffiicnet investigation where the software giant was asked to find out how that mistake has occured and take action agaist the offenders.