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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Browser Which Changed Your Life #2

By | March 13, 2009 | 4 Comments

Quite a few months ago we have published an article with a similar name (check it here). Well, how about one more? Let’s talk about Opera.

Actually, most of the features you are using for your daily work were Opera’s innovations which later evolved (thanks to Opera and other web browsers).

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Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 Released

By | March 12, 2009 | 0 Comments

This is it, the long awaited and delayed, third beta of Firefox 3.1 (which is going to be named 3.5 later) has been released.

Mozilla Developer Center lists the following changes which require feedback:

Improved the new Private Browsing Mode, including the ability to “Forget This Site” from the History sidebar.
Improved performance and stability with the new TraceMonkey JavaScript engine. Continue Reading

Internet Explorer 8 Beats Chrome and Firefox, Claims Microsoft

By | March 12, 2009 | 6 Comments

No, it’s not a SunSpider benchmark this time. Actually, this one is more “real word” one, which is based on top 25 internet sites load time.

Microsoft Corp. has also published a document called “Measuring Browser Performance: Understanding issues in benchmarking and performance analysis” which you can download here.

Now, let’s see results: Continue Reading

EU Extends MS Response Deadline

By | March 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

As per Microsoft Corp. request, European Commission has extended the deadline till which they have to respond to the charges.

The new deadline is April 21, 2009.

eBay Scammers Work Unpatched Vulns in Firefox, IE

By | March 10, 2009 | 0 Comments

From TheRegister:

“eBay scammers have been exploiting unpatched vulnerabilities in the Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers to deliver counterfeit pages that try to dupe people surfing the online auction house to bid on fraudulent listings.”

Continue reading at The Register

Check Hotmail in Safari 3 and 4

By | March 9, 2009 | 4 Comments

If you are a hardcore Hotmail and Safari user, then mail check issue is not a new thing for you. Fortunately, there’s a quick way to fix that.

Preferences > Show Menu Bar
Preferences > Advanced > Check “Show Develop menu in menu bar”

Once developer menu appears, go to:

Developer > User Agent and pick “Opera 9.63 – Windows”

This is it. Enjoy your browsing experience.

Firefox Reaches 100% Market Share in Antarctica

By | March 6, 2009 | 11 Comments

According to the latest StatsCounter stats, Firefox now has 100% market share in Antarctica. Continue Reading

Opera Fingertouch + Video

By | March 5, 2009 | 0 Comments

Today Opera Labs introduced a new technology called Opera Fingertouch. As you might already guess from its name, it is a touch based technology.

From Opera Labs:

“Today we introduce Fingertouch, a technology designed to make interacting with the Web easier and simpler on these touch-based devices. Continue Reading

FSFE Engages in the EU Browser Case

By | March 5, 2009 | 0 Comments

From FSFEurope

“Free Software Foundation Europe today announces that it will support the European Commission’s antitrust investigation against Microsoft and to this effect it has formally requested to be admitted as an interested third party.”

Continue reading at FSFEurope

Thanks to mabdul for sending this.

Firefox 3.0.7 Released

By | March 5, 2009 | 0 Comments

As reported yesterday, Firefox 3.0x branch security and stability update 3.0.7 has been released and can be downloaded here.

Firefox 3.0.7 includes 3 new languages: Estonian, Kannada, and Telugu as well as various fixes.

For a complete list of changes, please check “What’s New in Firefox 3.0.7″ section.