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.
BlackBerry and Windows Phone get no “love” at all.
Following the 10th birthday and search deal negotiations with Google, Mozilla is using the momentum to blast Google and Apple mobile operating systems for their lack of openness.
According to Mozilla’s chief technology officer, Andreas Gal, both dominant OS’es lack transparency as users are not informed on what happens with their data.
Sugar daddy contracts.
Back in 2011, Google and Mozilla extended their partnership (where Firefox will set Google as a default search engine) and now it looks like the agreement is nearing the expiration date.
The good news? Both sides are already talking and the money should continue flowing (unless something terrible happens).
And other neat features.
If you‘ve already downloaded today‘s Windows 10 Technical Preview (Build 9879) then you should note the recent additions to the Internet Explorer 11, which will likely be rebranded to IE12 in the coming months.
So what has changed? First and most important: Edge (must be enabled separately), a new document mode, where the software giant has worked hard to introduce an interoperable UA string and avoid the IE-only content.
On November 9, 2004, Mozilla has announced the availability of Firefox 1.0 web browser, which at that time brought pop up blocking, add-ons, online fraud protection and more. Back then, even Google promoted it and lured people away from then everyone’s hated Internet Explorer.
Now, ten years later, the open source organization is celebrating 10 years of Firefox, which is currently sitting at the build 33.1 (stable).
October, 2014 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari – Up; Firefox, Opera – Down
Starting with the Internet Explorer, it looks like Microsoft’s web browser is in the consolidation range, now up by 0.12 point, from 58.37% to 58.49%.
Another month, another report.
Kicking things off with Apple’s Safari, its market share grew by 0.41 point, from 44.63% to 45.04%.
If you were happy with the data savings when using Opera Mini on your iPad or iPhone then you will be happy to know that the latest build will help you to save even more megabytes.
Thanks to the new Video Boost feature (which can be enabled via O Menu > Savings Enabled > Opera Turbo: Video Boost toggle), Opera Mini will now provide you with the video optimization service at no additional charge.
What does that mean? More data savings and less video buffering!
And the bookmark improvements continue.
Here comes a pretty neat update for all the developer preview and Android users out there. Thanks to the latest changes, you can now synchronize your Opera bookmarks across PC and Android devices.
These are not the only bookmark improvements though as the latest build also brings an option to rename or delete top level folders. Hey, every bit helps. Hopefully, next build will also allow you to hide “Shared by me” and “Bookmarks bar” folders as well as Search Box in the speed dial.
And it’s pretty useless.
Recently, Microsoft has announced a new and free tool that aims to help web developers to test their code on Internet Explorer, especially those running Mac OS X, iOS or Android.
While it might sound cool on the first sight, there is one problem: it allows you to test the latest version of Internet Explorer on the Windows 10 Technical Preview, which means that pretty much no one is using this browser right now and it’s useless since developers need access to older builds like IE8 and IE9.
Posts a teaser.
In a pretty stale web browsers world where today’s innovations seem to be tied to the social integration, it looks like Mozilla is (almost) ready to unveil a web browser created specifically for web developers.
While the open source organization is short on details, they did reveal few things: the new web browser is said to include tools like WebIDE and Firefox Tools Adapter, and lastly, it’s coming in 7 days, on November 10th, 2014. Check the teaser below.