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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Download Opera For Android (Minor Update)

By | March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Download Opera For Android (Minor Update)Always better than nothing.

If you are in a mood for a quickie then here is a minor update for your Opera web browser, which, besides some “under the good changes” includes the following fixes:

- Empty tab manager thumbnails
- Passwords sometimes not stored
- Speaker phone always turned on
- Common crash when playing video on specific sites
- Issue with loading spinner after a session restore
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See Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 Running In Firefox

By | March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Forget about plugins.

After the recent announcement, it looks like Mozilla and Epic Games are finally ready to deliver and have since posted a video, which shows Unreal Engine 4 (Epic’s Soul and Swing Ninja demos) running in Firefox.
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Mozilla Kills Firefox UI For Metro

By | March 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

Mozilla Kills Firefox UI For MetroStates lack of interest.

If you’re one of two people who has been dreaming about the touch friendly version of Firefox for Windows 8 then we have some bad news for you. As it turns out, no one is really interested in such version and therefore, Mozilla has announced its plans to abandon the project.

So how bad the situation are we talking about? Well, according to them, “On any given day we have, for instance, millions of people testing pre-release versions of Firefox desktop, but we’ve never seen more than 1,000 active daily users in the Metro environment,”. As a result, such release could be ridden with bugs since there was little to no testing.
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Download Opera Mini 8 For Java & BlackBerry Devices

By | March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Download Opera Mini 8 For Java & BlackBerry DevicesFor those that are still using old phones, Opera has cooked a pretty delicious treat: a new version of Opera Mini.

So what kind of new features will you find there? First in the list is a “Private Browsing” mode, which you can use when your imagination is running on empty, next is “Night mode”, a pretty neat option that will dim your phone’s display.

Lastly, a refreshed “Data Usage” menu and improved tab access for phones with keypads. Excited? Grab it below.
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Opera: No Windows Phone Version Yet

By | March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Opera: No Windows Phone Version YetInternet Explorer 11 remains the status quo.

If you’ve been dreaming about the Opera browser ever since the release of Windows Phone 8 (not to mention occasional hints by Opera guys themselves), then we got some bad news for you.

According to Vera Lasam Bergtun, the Social Media Coordinator at Opera Software, the team behind one of the better mobile browsers haven’t even began working on a version for Microsoft’s platform.
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UC Browser Receives A Significant Update

By | March 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

UC Browser Receives A Significant UpdateWindows Phone users rejoice.

Recently, UC Browser has been updated to version 3.4, which brings a couple of new features that are worth mentioning.

First in the list is ability to export downloaded files to SD card or public folder, next is a convenient way to share downloaded files through Bluetooth or QR Code.
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Meet Mozjpeg, Mozilla’s JPEG Encoder Project

By | March 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

Meet Mozjpeg, Mozilla's JPEG Encoder ProjectFinally, something other than JavaScript.

Recently, Mozilla has announced a new project called “mozjpeg’”, which aims to improve the overall compression of JPEG images, hence also enhancing web page load times.

So what they did so far was to take a fork of libjpeg-turbo (a JPEG image codec that uses SIMD instructions (MMX, SSE2, NEON) to accelerate baseline JPEG compression and decompression) and combine it with ‘jpgcrush’, which, according to Mozilla, reduced the overall sample size of 1500 JPEG images from Wikipedia by 10%.
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February, 2014 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome – Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Down

By | March 7, 2014 | 2 Comments


It looks like February is pretty much identical to January, at least in terms of growth.

Somewhat consolidating, Internet Explorer has lost a tiny fraction of market share, down from 58.21% to 58.19% (0.02 point decrease).
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Dell Charges £16.25 For Firefox Installation

By | March 5, 2014 | 4 Comments

Dell Charges £16.25 For Firefox InstallationWhich makes it a rate of £100 an hour.

If you feel extra lazy today and can’t be bothered to install Firefox, then Dell’s installation service is here to rescue you. As it turns out, this is exactly what the tech giant is offering on newly purchased Dell kits.

Now, the story doesn’t end here, upon learning about such practices, Mozilla has started consulting with “legal teams” as this goes against their software distribution policy.
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Microsoft Made A New Font For IE11′s Reading View

By | March 5, 2014 | 2 Comments

Microsoft Made A New Font For IE11’s Reading ViewToday, Microsoft has published an article about Internet Explorer’s reading mode, which, just as you might expect, focuses on the required content delivery and its readability.

In order to achieve that, the software giant has designed a new font called Sitka and according to Microsoft, it’s “the first typeface family designed with scientific legibility studies integrated directly into the design process”.
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