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 Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

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New Skyfire Beta Released

By | July 12, 2009 | 0 Comments

Skyfire team has released a new beta version of its mobile web browser for BlackBerry devices (private testers only). The following release introduces faster zooming, “Switch to Skyfire” function in original BlackBerry browser which should help users click on links in email, etc., new keyboard shortcuts and more.

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Microsoft Releases Silverlight 3 and it Looks Pretty

By | July 10, 2009 | 18 Comments

Introducing more than 50 new features, Microsoft Silverlight 3 Final has been released. With lots of improvements in many areas, H.264 video support, MP4, ACC, 3D and GPU hardware acceleration support and many more, Adobe should be really worried.

Flash vs Silverlight

In the recent benchmark between Silverlight 3 and Flash, Ryan Rea said: “Silverlight not only had lower CPU usage, but it also used the four cores more uniformly.”

To answer Opera users question: no, Opera is still listed under “not supported” browsers.

If you would like to experience the awesomeness of this release, head over to the following page for the 720P+ video.


Opera Refreshes “About” Page Looks, Adds New Icon

By | July 9, 2009 | 17 Comments

The upcoming Opera 10 Final release will feature a refreshed opera:about page which will replace gray and dull looking one.

Opera 9 About
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Google For Your PC (Video)

By | July 9, 2009 | 0 Comments

With all the buzz building around Google Chrome OS, Kevin Pereira discusses the fundamentals of this OS and how it can affect Apple as well as Microsoft.

Safari 4.0.2 Released

By | July 9, 2009 | 0 Comments

Apple has released the second update for Safari’s 4.0.x branch web browser which fixes 2 security vulnerabilities.

Update is available for Mac (Leopard, Tiger) and Windows operating systems.

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Chromium Receives Native Skins Support

By | July 8, 2009 | 1 Comment

Ars Technica reports that Chromium web browser for Linux OS has received native themes support. Users will have an option to enable (or disable) the following feature in preferences dialog. It should be also noted that screenshots were taken using latest nightly build and this is not a final version yet.

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Opera – So Fast, It Sings (Video)

By | July 8, 2009 | 3 Comments

Just found this one. A very old video, from the year 2006. Still, doesn’t make any sense to me :-) What about you?


Weekly Browsers Recap, July 7th

By | July 7, 2009 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 7th

Spread Firefox and Receive Prizes

By | July 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

Spread Firefox
What could be better than promoting your favorite browser and getting reward for that? New SpreadFirefox contest will be giving away iPod Touch, Flip Video Camera, iPod Nano and more, as it says:

“We have re-designed the Affiliates Reward program so that everyone with more than 5 downloads a quarter has an opportunity to be rewarded for their active membership.

We will offer ten rewards each quarter to ten individual Affiliates with incentives such as a Flip Video Camera, an iPod Touch, an iPod Nano, Amazon Gift Certificates and exclusive Top Fox T-shirts!”

So everything is quite simple. For more details, visit the contest page.

Microsoft’s Gazelle Browser: A Layperson’s Explanation

By | July 5, 2009 | 1 Comment

ZDNet Writes:

Microsoft Research has published a new article that explains in more layperson-like terms exactly what its “Gazelle” Web browser is and why the company’s researchers believe it’s needed.

Microsoft is slated to present a paper on Gazelle at the Usenix Security Symposium in August. At that event, the Gazelle team will describe “the design and construction of a browser that is actually a multi-principal operating system.”


Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks for sending this.