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 5 Beta Confirmed

By | September 14, 2009 | 2 Comments

Opera Mini 5 Beta ConfirmedGuys over “Choose Opera” group have confirmed that the recently appeared teaser page (opera.com/next) is actually for Opera Mini 5.

Although they have not revealed any release date, I would say it’s going to happen this week.

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Battery Life: Internet Explorer 8 vs. Firefox 3.5 vs. Chrome 2 vs. Opera 9 and 10 vs. Safari 4

By | September 12, 2009 | 10 Comments

Now here is something completely different. Guys at AnandTech has decided to find out, how web browser affects battery life.

They have tested the following web browsers:

Internet Explorer 8
Firefox 3.5.2
Firefox + AdBlock
Chrome 2
Opera 9.64
Opera 10 Beta 3
Safari 4 Continue Reading

Opera Mini 5 or Opera Mobile 10 Coming

By | September 12, 2009 | 6 Comments

Opera Mini 5 or Opera Mobile 9.7 Final Coming

Daniel Hendrycks has noticed an updated opera.com/next page which suggests that soon we will see the very first alpha/beta of Opera Mini 5 or possible Opera Mobile 10 sneak peak.

Google Chrome Extensions: Ready? Set. Go!

By | September 10, 2009 | 0 Comments

Google Chrome Extensions: Ready? Set. Go!Good news, as of September 9th, all the upcoming Google Chrome dev builds will have extensions support enabled by default.

In previous releases, it was possible to use Chrome extensions, however, it required additional changes as it was disabled by default.

Although there aren’t lots of extensions yet, it should quickly change as Google prepares stable release with the following feature turned on.

Firefox 3.5.3 and 3.0.14 Released

By | September 10, 2009 | 0 Comments

Firefox 3.5.3 and 3.0.14 ReleasedToday Mozilla has released security and stability updates for Firefox 3.5 and 3.0 series.

The following updates fix a couple of critical security vulnerabilities and offer various stability improvements.

Download Firefox 3.5.3.
Download Firefox 3.0.14.

Silverlight 4 Show-off on September 11th

By | September 9, 2009 | 2 Comments

Silverlight 4 on September 11thAccording to ZDNet, Microsoft is planning to demonstrate few features of the upcoming Silverlight 4 release at the International Broadcasting Conference (IBC) in Amsterdam on September 11th.

Two of new features of Silverlight 4 are: multicast support and offline digital rights management (DRM).

Stay tuned for more news.

Upcoming: Firefox 3.5.3 and 3.0.14 Releases

By | September 8, 2009 | 2 Comments

According to Mozilla’s release schedule, Firefox 3.5.3 and 3.0.14 web browsers are set for release tomorrow, fixing security and stability issues.

Opera 10 Reaches 10 Million Downloads

By | September 8, 2009 | 15 Comments

Opera 10 Reaches 10 Million Downloads

Opera Software today announced that the final version of Opera 10 has already been downloaded 10 million times during first week of release.

Just for a record: Firefox 3.5 was downloaded more than 5 million times within 24 hours. Safari 4 reached 11 million downloads in 3 days.

Download Opera 10 Final.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, September 7th

By | September 7, 2009 | 5 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, September 7th

Browser Wars: Ultimate Browser Benchmark: Chrome 2 vs. Chrome 3 vs. Chrome 4 vs. Opera 10 vs. Firefox 3.5 vs. Firefox 3.6 vs. Internet Explorer 8 vs. Safari 4

By | September 7, 2009 | 64 Comments

With the release of Opera 10 Final, it’s time to find out, who is the king of performance in web browser area.

The following browsers were tested (with no settings changed):
Internet Explorer 8
Firefox 3.5.2
Firefox 3.6 (Alpha)
Chrome 2.0.172.43
Chrome 3.0.195.10 (Beta)
Chrome 4.0.203.2 (Alpha)
Opera 10
Safari 4.0.3 Continue Reading