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.
Now here’s something unexpected.
Today, Microsoft has announced the availability of the Internet Explorer Developer Channel, which aims to bring even more transparency and reveal developer features that were just finished or are about to be.
With today’s IE Dev release (for Windows 7 and 8.1), the software giant demonstrated the support for GamePad API, allowing you to control web games (assuming they have implemented this feature) with the Xbox controller.
Something special for the 2014 World Cup fans.
If you can’t live without the all the juicy details about currently ongoing World Cup then the latest UC Browser updated is something you’ll be grateful for.
So how exactly does the new 3.6 version do that? According to the changelog, Speed Dial will now give users access to the latest scores, stats, photos, videos and more from the World Cup. In addition to that, you can now save files directly to your SD card, which is a nice bonus for those that are not into football.
IE6 to IE11.
If you are wondering how secure Internet Exporer is then look no further than at the latest report by Microsoft, which states that the software giant has already patched a total of 59 vulnerabilities in the month of June.
While only 2 out of 59 were publicly disclosed it makes us wonder: is that high number of fixed security vunerabilities a good or a bad thing?
May, 2014 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera – Up; Google Chrome, Firefox – Down
Time to do the desktop.
Recovering from a short downtrend, Internet Explorer is up again, this time by 0.29 point, from 57.88% to 58.17%.
May, 2014 Mobile Market Share: Google Chrome, Opera Mini – Up; Safari, Android Browser, Internet Explorer – Down
As always, we start with the market leader: Safari, this time its market share has decreased by 3.05 points, from 51.77% to 48.72%.
Next is Android Browser, which too experienced a drop in the numbers, from 22.56% to 21.87% (0.69 point decrease).
Silent mode for everything.
Recently, Opera followed other browsers and revealed a new build, which would automatically update your software to the latest version. Now, it looks like Norwegian browser maker has decided to go an extra mile and silence even more tasks, starting with the latest Developer build (23.0.1522.0), Opera will now scan your PC for other web browser installations / profiles and silently import all data (on the first run) without your permission, including: passwords, cookies, history and bookmarks.
Now here‘s a hope for the human kind.
If you are still frustrated by the decade old Internet Exploder‘s UI then good news, this could very well be fixed in IE12.
Why? A feedback (Colour of Favourites Bar / Menu Bar) submited in the „Internet Explorer Feedback“ page got attention from the IE Team, which resulted in the following repsonse:
„Thanks for the feedback. We’re making substantial changes to the UI, we’ll keep this in mind.“
Improved WebKit engine soon to be available on all apps.
Now, it looks like Apple has finally reversed this decision and is allowing third parties to access this very engine. What does that mean? All apps will now be able to use the improved engine, offering a boost in performance for apps like Facebook, Twitter and more.
With new themes and minor fixes.
Following a bunch of releases from Google, here comes one from Opera, which is the final version of Opera 22.
So what exactly is new in this build?
Themes: Guys at Opera have introduced five fresh new themes that can be accessed through Themes section, you can now also right click on any image and use it as a theme as well.
Silent Updates: Following other web browsers, Opera will now update automatically and do so without nagging the user.
Just as everyone was about to forget about the possibility of x86-64 builds, Windows 7 and 8 users are about to rejoice as Google has just released the very first 64 bit builds of Google Chrome in Dev and Canary channels.