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.
After months and months of waiting, Google Chrome has finally reached an important milestone and now controls more than 1/4 of all web browsers market share, which is a pretty significant milestone that I am sure many people will celebrate.
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If you are curious why Microsoft has decided to go with Microsoft Edge and not Project Spartan or any other name (probably because they could use “e” in the icon, which a lot of non tech-savy people associate with the Internet), or got any other question related to the new web browser then good news!
Microsoft Edge team will be holding the q&a session via Twitter and you too can contribute and send them a question using hashtag #AskMSEdge.
You know how you visit a web page only to see 4 different “download” links and being confused on which one is real? Well… Good news for pretty much every single person out there. Starting from June 1st, Microsoft’s SmartScreen Filter (for Internet Explorer and Edge) will become much smarter and better at protecting the users.
According to the software giant, Microsoft will start reporting these ads as unsafe when users goes ahead and clicks on any of those. Thanks to the updated guidelines, here is what ads should not do in order to be marked as safe by the SmartScreen Filter:
Russian language knowledge is not required.
If you’ve had hard time falling asleep because the “what does the browser rap sound like?” question kept running through your head then good news, it has finally been answered by Fl1cker, a Russian rapper who decided to write some lyrics about Opera Coast.
Check it out:
Does such thing even exist?
Now here’s a short story for you. If you want to know how exactly Opera web browser could look to the outsiders who (somehow) found the blog post and checked the official site comments: unmoderated spammers heaven.
Just take a look at this:
Not coming anytime soon though.
Good news for all the potential Edge users and extensions developers out there. During Microsoft Build 2015 conference, the software giant has revealed that their upcoming browser will support both Firefox and Google Chrome extensions.
Although it’s not yet certain how exactly will the users will be able to install add-ons and whether or not developers will have to make deep adjustments, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore did show Reddit Enhancement Suite, which was ported from the Google’s Chrome version.
Yesterday, during its annual developers conference (Build 2015), Microsoft has revealed that (unfortunately) they won’t name Internet Explorer successor Spartan. Instead the team has decided to call the new browser under its rendering engine name: Microsoft Edge.
In addition to that, the new icon has been revealed and boy does it look familiar…
Lastly, a promo video has been posted so here it is:
And take a look at the list of Spartan related sessions.
If you are eager to find out what’s new in Project Spartan (as well as in other, Microsoft related products), then good news, the software giant will be streaming its Build 2015 conference live and you can watch it here!
When does it start? In 8 hours, and the timer is also available on the very same page so you will know the exact time in your country.
Now here is a pretty fantastic update for anyone that is running Opera on their Android phones or tablets and as it turns out, not only did it add new features, but also removed one of them: Opera Mini server side compression.
The good news? It was replaced with Opera Turbo, a much better and more compatible version of the site compression technology.
In addition to that, Opera for Android now also supports tab sync across all other Opera instances, meaning that you will always be able to continue reading or browsing the web without thinking what device to use.
And last but definitely not least? Automatic text wrap (yay)!
If you have been one of those people who complained about the Spartan for Phones UI changes compared to Internet Explorer Mobile then good news, during the Q&A session, Microsoft engineers have confirmed that this is indeed not a final revision.
So what exactly is wrong with the UI? Well, mostly it’s one thing: the URL bar is on top, making it pretty much impossible to use a larger phone with one hand, a pretty serious flaw if you ask us.
While it’s not exactly a news that should be cheered upon, at least it gives some hope, which is better than nothing.