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 Mini Comes To The Smartwatch Near You

By | October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Opera Mini Comes To The Smartwatch Near YouSamsung Gear S is its name.

Opera Mini, a web browser that is available on a variety of different platforms (including TVs and gaming console(s)) has now conquered another market: smartwatches.

Announced today for the Tizen based Samsung Gear S, Opera Mini 7.5 includes the features that you expect: data savings, Speed Dial, Smart Pages and more.
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Windows Phone 8.1 Only Version Of UC Browser Underway

By | October 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Windows Phone 8.1 Only Version Of UC Browser UnderwayNow here’s a quick shout out.

After the recent WP 8.1 update and new APIs support, it looks like guys at UCweb.Inc. are working hard on the new version of UC Browser that is only compatible with the recent phone update.

While the current version does not seem to have any new features (or at least nothing has been announced yet), one can speculate what kind of neat new things could the browser do with new APIs that enable to browse the file system and more.
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64 Bit Windows Firefox Is Finally Coming

By | October 5, 2014 | 4 Comments

64 Bit Windows Firefox Is Finally ComingNot anytime soon though.

After ditching its plans to continue the development of 64 bit Firefox builds that would be available to general public, it looks like due to the fear that Microsoft won’t release the 32 bit build of Windows 10, Mozilla has changed its mind again and has now revealed more about its x86-64 plans.

It has since updated the Firefox/win64 page and announced 3 development phases:

Phase 1: Release a separate installer with 64-bit payload. Deliver to users via “what’s new” page. Ensure 64-bit builds are served by default to those who choose to covert to 64-bit. Sans Flash Support. Sans the majority of binary Add-Ons.
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Google Triples Chrome’s Max Bounty

By | October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Google Triples Chrome's Max Bounty More money, more security.

After squashing more than 700 Chrome security bugs and paying a total of $1.25 in rewards, the search giant has decided to encourage hackers even more.

Starting from July 1, 2014 (yes, they are going backwards as a special treat even though they announced it recently), Google is upping the maximum reward range from $5000 to $15,000, which is triple of what they used to pay (although there were always few exceptions such as last month’s $30,000 pay for what they call to be “a very impressive report”.
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Windows 10: What’s New In Internet Explorer

By | October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Windows 10: What’s New In Internet ExplorerNo Internet Explorer 12 in sight.

With today’s release of Windows 10 Technical Preview, Microsoft has also detailed a list of new Internet Explorer 11 features that made it to the build.

So what should you be excited about?

- A support for HTTP/2 networking protocol, which means better performance
- Chakra JavaScript engine performance improvements
- Interoperable Top Level Domain Parsing
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Chromebooks Receive A $199 Windows Competitor

By | September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chromebooks Receive A $199 Windows CompetitorIt looks like Google won’t be eating the very low end market share lunch all by itself as Microsoft & HP have announced two new Windows models that aim to compete with the Chrome OS.

First is the HP’s Stream laptop, which comes with an 11.6 inch screen, HD display, a fanless design, Office 365 and the 32GB of storage, all for $199 while the HP Stream 13 (an 13.3 inch version) will cost you $229. There is also another, 14 inch version, which is coming later.
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Chrome OS Receives A Streaming Version Of Photoshop

By | September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chrome OS Receives A Streaming Version Of PhotoshopGet access right now, sort of.

Good news for all your Photoshop users out there that are considering buying a Chromebook. Why? Well, it looks like the search giant and Adobe have partnered to bring you the streaming version of Photoshop to your Chromebook and they even integrated Google Drive into it!

What’s the catch? Well, as of now it’s for U.S. based Adobe education customers only that have a paid Creative Cloud membership.
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Opera 26 Brings Bookmark Sharing

By | September 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Opera 26 Brings Bookmark SharingWith the recent Opera Developer Preview update, Norwegian browser maker has included a neat new feature, which allows you to share your bookmarks with your family or friends. However, unlike regular bookmark sharing, this feature gives you an option to share the whole folder, which you might find useful in certain situations.

However, before updating, keep in mind that there are a couple of known bugs including scrolling performances issues inside internal pages.
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Microsoft Reveals Its Chromecast Competitor

By | September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Costs $60.

Chromecast, a digital media player that can mirror content from Google Chrome, has been a pretty popular device among techies, especially since it costs only $35.
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Download UC Browser 4.0 For Windows Phone

By | September 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

Today, guys at UCweb.Inc have released a new version of UC Browser for Windows Phone, which is a pretty significant upgrade and is worth checking out.
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