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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Mozilla Demos Impressive Firefox 3.1 Features at SCALE

By | February 24, 2009 | 1 Comment

Mozilla evangelist Chris Blizzard demonstrated the latest innovations in standards-based Web development technology during a presentation at the Southern California Linux Expo.

Continue Reading at Ars Technica

EU to Oblige Microsoft to Offer Competitors Browsers

By | February 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

The European Commission will require Microsoft to give users of its ubiquitous Windows operating system the opportunity to choose between different Internet browsers to avoid breaching EU competition rules, the bloc’s antitrust spokesman told EurActiv.

Although the Commission is still officially waiting for a response from Microsoft to the complaints raised last January, the outcome of this new battle with the IT giant is already taking form.

Continue reading at EurActiv

Internet Explorer 8 Hits RTM

By | February 23, 2009 | 0 Comments

On February 21st, Microsoft has finished and compiled the RTM version of Internet Explorer 8, Build: 8.0.6001.18691

At this moment, they is preparing to distribute it via TechNet/MSDN and Connect before releasing to public.

As always, Microsoft is not releasing any Internet Explorer 8 Final schedule to public yet.

Stay tuned for more news.

Weekly Browsers Recap, Feb 22nd

By | February 22, 2009 | 0 Comments

Hack Web Browser, 2009

By | February 22, 2009 | 1 Comment

A new Pwn2Own hack contest which should begin in the middle of the March 2009 is set to test Internet Explorer 8, Firefox, Safari and Opera web browsers running on Windows 7 Beta or RC.

Unlike previous year competition, where “white hackers” tried to hack computer operating systems (Mac OS was hacked first), this year it will focus on web browsers and mobile operating systems (Android, iPhone, Symbian, Windows Mobile, RIM).

More details should be announced within the upcoming weeks.

Event home page

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10 + Essential Web Browsing Shortcuts

By | February 20, 2009 | 15 Comments

If you are that kind of person who just loves to squeeze the maximum of your browsing experience, then this topic is for you.

Have you ever thought about your time spent during certain tasks while using web browser? For example: right mouse click > save image, clicking on new tab icons, etc.

Well, wonder no more. We have a list of the most useful keyboard shortcuts which will drastically improve your browsing experience. Continue Reading

Yahoo! and Opera Software in Partnership

By | February 19, 2009 | 0 Comments

Although back in Feb, 2008 Yahoo and Opera Software decided to end their search partnership in Opera Mini, there is still a progress being made here.

According to the recent press release, a new kind of deal was just made: Continue Reading

IE 8 Incompatibility List: 2 400 Major Sites (and Counting)

By | February 18, 2009 | 1 Comment

In an effort to improve Web users’ compatibility experience, Microsoft added a new, user-selectable Compatibility List to the Release Candidate test version of IE 8 that the company released in January.

Continue reading at ZDnet

Norway Sites Urges Internet Explorer 6 Users to Upgrade

By | February 18, 2009 | 9 Comments

Trygve Lie is reporting a small revolution in Norway. Apparently, Finn.no has placed a small text box which recommends old IE6 users to upgrade their browser to a newer one and asked other webmasters do the same.

The ad which is visible to Internet Explorer 6 users only today has also appeared in the Norway’s largest web site vg.no. Api.no plans to put the same message box to about 60 online newspapers front pages as well. Continue Reading

Internet Explorer 8 RTM in March

By | February 18, 2009 | 1 Comment

According to guys from Tech ARP, Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 RTM (Release to Manufacturing/Marketing) will be released on March, 2009, probably during last 2 weeks.

As it says: “This is because Microsoft plans to announce the final details of the IE8 RTM schedule and available language versions by March 5, 2009”

During RTM release, OEMs will have an opportunity to integrate Internet Explorer 8 to Windows XP and/or Windows Vista operating systems.

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