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 Mobile 9.7 Details Emerge

By | March 26, 2009 | 0 Comments

The first details on the upcoming Opera Mobile 9.7 release have been revealed. One of the key features in the following version will be Opera Turbo support. In the demo video a complex page with Opera Turbo enabled managed to load site 3x times faster than the one without it.

Opera Mobile 9.7 will also speed up browsing experience due to rendering engine improvements. Actually, it will use Presto 2.2 engine (same as in Opera 10).

For more information (and improvements), please visit the following post.

Demo Video: Continue Reading

Web Browsers Protection against Socially Engineered Malware

By | March 26, 2009 | 14 Comments

Now this is something new. According to NSSLabs, over 50% of malware infections occur via internet download. In the recent study they have tested 6 most popular web browsers to see how well they protect surfer against web based malware.

Effectiveness results (more is better)

Internet Explorer 8 (RC1) – 69%
Firefox 3.07 – 30% Continue Reading

Want to Win £20 000 with Opera?

By | March 25, 2009 | 10 Comments

From ChooseOpera

Betavine, a Vodafone Group R&D lab, is offering developers a chance to win £20,000 in a mobile widget competition.

Developers are invited to create widgets for the Opera for Mobile 9.5 platform, which is included on Nokia 6210, Nokia N78, Nokia N95 8gb and Nokia N96 devices.

Recources to get started
Have a look and use the following recources: Continue Reading

The Future of Firefox: Interview with Mozilla’s Chief Innovation Officer

By | March 25, 2009 | 0 Comments

In the recent ReadWriteWeb interview, Richard MacManus spoke with Mozilla’s Chris Beard on Firefox vision, its mobile web browser Fennec and Google Chrome.

You may read the article here.

Mozilla, Graphics Group Seek to Build 3D Web

By | March 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

From cNET.com

“Wish you could play Crysis in your Web browser? Two influential organizations are banding together to try to bring accelerated 3D graphics to the Web, a move that eventually could improve online games and other Web applications.

The Web is gradually becoming a better foundation for applications with splashy, sophisticated interfaces, but 3D graphics on the Web remain primitive. Now, though, Mozilla, the group behind the Firefox browser, and Khronos, the consortium that oversees the widely used OpenGL graphics interface technology, are trying to jointly create a standard for accelerated 3D graphics on the Web.”

Continue reading at cNET.com

Opera – Jon Von Tetzchner (Interview), Part 1

By | March 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

ITPro.co.uk:

“In the first of our three part interview, Jon Von Tetzchner, chief executive of Opera, explains the difference between its Opera mini and mobile browsers, highlights the benefits of Opera Turbo technology and reveals why its browser is so suited for use on embedded devices, such as the Nintendo Wii.”

Watch Video.

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks for sending this.

Convert YouTube Videos to MP3

By | March 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

In case you want to convert YouTube videos to MP3, here is a simple Firefox add-on to do that.

Basically, it adds a “Convert & Download as MP3″ link in video page. Just click on it and download starts.

Vist YouTube 2 MP3 page (addons.mozilla.org).

Back to Basics: IE8 Users Downgrade to IE7

By | March 24, 2009 | 6 Comments

While Internet Explorer 8 mostly receives mixed reviews due to sites compatibility issues, InformationWeek reports that IE8 market share already slipped to 1.86% (Monday data) from 2.59% which was reported on Sunday.

Although this might sound like a bad news, there is also an upside. Because Internet Explorer 8 is not very popular yet, web developers will be able to polish and prepare their websites for IE8 without a big rush, which usually leads to various issues.

As for Internet Explorer 8 market share gain, my best guess is that it will start significantly increase only after Windows 7 release, IE8 is a default browser there.

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Mozilla Plays with Firefox New Tab Page

By | March 24, 2009 | 1 Comment

Firefox New Tab PageFrom MozillaLabs:

We’ve been iterating quickly over the last couple of weeks to define a potential new tab screen for Firefox.

We believe that the new tab screen should have two main functions: (A) To show you the sites you are most likely to be interested in going to, and (B) to not distract you. That’s the paradox: by design success is when the pages we show are maximally interesting/distracting, but an explicit goal is to not interrupt your flow. Continue Reading

5 Best Web Browsers

By | March 23, 2009 | 1 Comment

LifeHacker has published a nice sum up of 5 most popular web browsers: Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari. Feel free to check it.

Thanks to Daniel for sending this.