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.
Last week RIM has announced upcoming full Flash and Silverlight support for BlackBerry devices. To speed everything up, they have acquired a company specializing in WebKit based solutions: Torch Mobile.
One of the company’s key products is WebKit based, mobile web browser called “Iris Browser” (free), which supports touch screen control, widget rendering engine, advanced HTML, CSS support and more.
The Iris Browser is currently available for Windows Mobile and QTopia platforms.
What do cats and Firefox support (support.mozilla.com) have in common? Apparently, feedback suggests that almost 50% of users arrived to support page by a mistake. Who are those to blame? Cats, of course!
Here are some comments written by people, who’ve accidentally visited support page (as from blog.mozilla.com)
“actually the cat walked on the keyboard”
“bent over to pick something up and accidentally leaned on the f1 key”
“Cat jumped onto laptop”
“CHILD GOT A HOLD OF THE KEYBOARD AND STARTED PUSHING BUTTONS.”
“finger too big. finger hit f1 by mistake. stupid bigfinger.” Continue Reading
- Firefox 3 about to get a major update
- Please tell me Firefox won’t ever look like this on first run. (Picture)
- Seeking web security, exploit operators prefer Firefox, Opera comes second
- Google Chrome 4 reveals the beginnings of cloud synchronization
- Xmarks extension alpha for Chrome arrives
- HTML 5 and timed media
Thanks to Chrome, Nox and Opera for links.
As it ways said: “Apparently, Yahoo recommends browsers based on what their latest business alliances are”.
Ars Technica reports that the latest build of WebKit has outperformed Chromium by more than 15% in SunSpider benchmark.
They have also tested Safari 4.0.3, Firefox 3.6 Alpha 1, Firefox 3.5.2, Camino 2.0 Beta 3 and Opera 10 Beta 3 web browsers.
Computer World writes:
Mozilla executives today began a concerted campaign to prod European Union (EU) antitrust regulators to demand more from Microsoft than the browser “ballot screen” Windows will offer users later this year.
Here are some more details from Ars Tecnica, which should clarify Microsoft and NSS Labs “sponsorship” deal.
In terms of sponsorship of the reports, “this stuff is expensive to do right, and we need to monetize it somehow,” Moy told Ars. “We invited Google, Mozilla, Apple, Opera to participate, but they didn’t even bother to respond, except for Opera, which stated they “don’t really focus on malware.”
Also, readers have noticed that Firefox 3.5 was not included in those tests, here is a reason (as from .pdf).
We would have liked to have been able to test Firefox 3.5 which was released on June 30, 2009, and attempted to test it alongside the other browsers. However, serious instability where the browser repeatedly crashed (a widely reported issue) along with poor results prevented its inclusion for the sake of fairness.
For NSS Security Test results, see the following page.