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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Browsers vs. 6 Video Sharing Sites

By | June 10, 2009 | 5 Comments

Video Sharing Sites
Entertainment and informational video hosting services, such as YouTube, Blip.tv, etc. can play quite a huge role in today’s people life. As millions of visitors spend more and more time on those sites, it’s time to see, which web browser works and which doesn’t. Yes, we are talking about compatibility here, from the most visited and popular sites, to not so well known.

For traffic stats, we are going to use Compete.com, 04/2009 data. As per my personal experience, actual numbers can be more than 10x times higher than reported. At least, that’s the case of FavBrowsr.com Continue Reading

EU Is Said to Ask PC Makers About Microsoft Influence

By | June 9, 2009 | 0 Comments

bloomberg.comBloomberg writes:

European Union regulators asked personal computer makers whether Microsoft Corp. pressured them to oppose an EU plan to give consumers a choice between Internet browsers on new PCs, people familiar with the case said.

“We’re hearing from our computer manufacturer partners that they have serious concerns about the financial and operational impact of the ballot screen remedy, which is being promoted by some of our competitors,” Microsoft said in a statement. “We have encouraged them to share their concerns with the commission.”

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Microsoft to Launch Internet Explorer 8 Ads

By | June 9, 2009 | 1 Comment

PCMag reports that Microsoft is planning to start IE8 marketing campaign as early as this week. Starting with 30 second video ads airing tomorrow, Microsoft will also consider wider broadcasting in case of their positive reviews.

Few shots from ads (no video yet)
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Opera Mini Server Upgrade to 4.10.404

By | June 9, 2009 | 1 Comment

Opera Mini Server Upgrade to 4.10.404Good news for millions of Opera Mini users. Gsenarcl from Opera Mini blog announced that they have upgraded servers to 4.10.404. The best part of this: you don’t have to modify anything in order to enjoy improvements.

Changes

Fixes for font sizes on some sites
Optimization of bitmap fonts on low-memory phones
Faster JavaScript dialogs
Some download fixes
Fixes for lots of “clicking just reloads” problems
Improved the layout of feeds in mobile view
Site-specific fixes

Mozilla to Let Enterprises Build Custom Firefox Browsers

By | June 9, 2009 | 2 Comments

MacWorld.com writes:

Mozilla is readying a program that will allow companies to build their own customized browsers based on the next version of Firefox, which will be out in a few weeks.

The Build Your Own Browser program is a good fit for enterprises that want to create a customized browser that can be easily installed across multiple corporate desktops, said Mike Beltzner, director of Firefox at Mozilla.

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Safari 4 Final Released

By | June 9, 2009 | 5 Comments

Safari 4 Final
Picture Source: cNet

At the WWDC today Apple has announced the final version of Safari 4 web browser for both, Windows and Mac OS X. As I am kind of getting bored with all the lies from them, won’t even comment their latest statement: “world’s fastest and most innovative web browser.” (according to AppleInsider) Good for them, I guess.

Few new features in the final release are:
– Top Sites, offering a visual preview of frequently visited and favorite pages
– Full History Search, to search through titles, web addresses and the complete text of recently viewed pages
– Cover Flow, to easily flip through web history or bookmarks.
– Smart Address Fields for automatically completing web addresses from an easy to read list of suggestions
– Search Fields, to fine tune searches with recommendations from Google Suggest or a list of recent searches
– Full Page Zoom, for a closer look at any website without degrading the quality of the site’s layout and text.

Download

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Google.com to Work on Opera (Soon)

By | June 8, 2009 | 8 Comments

Few Opera 9.6.x users reported a nasty bug in Google.com. If search suggestion feature is enabled, apparently, “enter” button no longer works. The good news is however that a) you can turn this feature off and b) the fix is on its way.

Opera Mobile 9.7 Beta Released

By | June 8, 2009 | 1 Comment

Opera Mobile 9.7
Oh, wow, the waiting is finally over. Opera Mobile 9.7 Beta has been just released by Opera Software and can be downloaded here.

There are many great new features in this baby, for instance: Opera Turbo which needs no introduction, long promised Widgets, tweaked user interface, Dragonfly (yep), full AJAX support and so much more.

For a complete list, feel free to check “Opera Mobile 9.7 beta” page.

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New Firefox Video Ad

By | June 7, 2009 | 2 Comments

One more fan made Firefox ad, using stop-motion animation. Straight from Japan and kind of creative.

Via Digital Inspiration and Mozilla Links.

Firefox 3.5 RC Gets Delayed

By | June 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

It seems that developers are having a hard time with Firefox 3.5 release. With more than few Beta delays already, it was announced that the 1st release candidate (RC) is also going to be delayed. As there are still 10 blockers left to fix, we are not going to see release unlit next week.