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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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Now here’s a new trend that will (hopefully) die soon: packing ads everywhere. The latest victim is Firefox web browser as Mozilla has announced plans to display ads in square slots that will be displayed in the New Tab page.
On a (slightly positive note), these ads will be displayed for first-time users only or the ones that haven’t occupied all tiles. Also, the open source organization said that “the sponsored tiles will be clearly labelled as such, while still leading to content that we think users will enjoy”.
January, 2014 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome – Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Down
Starting with Internet Explorer, Microsoft’s web browser continues to edge forward and has (again) increase its market share, this time from 57.91% to 58.21% (0.3 point increase).
January, 2014 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Google Chrome, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Up; Android Browser – Down
It’s time to kick things of with the very first market share report for the year 2014.
Starting with Safari, Apple’s web browser has managed to increase its market share by 0.14 point, from 54.82% to 54.96%.
Now here’s something unnecessary. If you are looking for a product identical to that of EverythingMe’s (see video above) where the only difference is an inclusion of Firefox web browser then good news, because Mozilla & EverythingMe has just announced exactly that at the InContext Conference.
Windows 8.1 is the OS.
When it comes to browser power consumption, it looks like Internet Explorer 11 is still the king of the hill.
According to the latest test done by guys at 7source, there is a staggering difference between the best (IE11) and the worst (Opera 18) web browsers. In fact, on your Toshiba Encore 8″ tablet, you could surf the web for as long as 8:52 hours or as little as 6:11 hours, depending on your software of choice.
Spicing things up.
Now here’s an interesting turn of events. While everyone thought that Satay Nadalle was pretty much affirmative for the next CEO, SiliconAngle reports that there is another, external, candidate: Sundar Pichai, Google’s SVP of Chrome and Apps.
He has joined Google in 2004 and has worked on projects Chrome OS, Google Chrome and Google Drive. According to Dave Vellante, the chief analyst at Wikibon, “Microsoft could really move the ball down the field with Sundar Pichai in creating a new open operating system model for cloud, mobile, and social. The market has been looking for a CEO who can balance the role of leading the enterprise transformation while keeping that consumer momentum with xBox and reboot mobile. Pichai is the total package of technology leadership and business acumen.”
Still not available worldwide.
If you are one of the lucky ones to be living in the US then good news, Opera Max, a data saving app for your Android phone, has been just updated.
While it doesn’t bring any groundbreaking changes, there are a couple of tweaks that will certainly help along the way. First in the list is ability to disable Opera Max icon in the notification drawer, next is a support for iPv6 as well as an option to view the app that has the highest savings rate.
IE is no longer a requirement.
Now here’s something pretty awesome. Recently, Microsoft has created a new website called PlayBoxie, which allows PS4 and Xbox One owners to play various HTML5 games using a controller.
While PlayBoxie already includes a handful of games, the software giant is said to be contacting more game developers and asking them to include controller support.
With the crypto currencies all over the news, what could be better than turning Google Chrome into a BitCoin wallet? Because that’s exactly what a new extension (with a pretty obvious name, “BitCoin Wallet”) does. What do we mean by that?
Makes browsing less annoying.
Good news for all you Opera users out there, Norwegian browser maker has recently released a new version of Opera for Android, which brings some useful fixes. Oh, and there is one new feature too, allowing you to delete an entry in history view by long pressing on an item.
Here’s a full list: