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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Weekly Browsers Recap, December 21th

By | December 21, 2008 | 1 Comment

Sorry for not posting last few days. Had no internet (provider problems) connection since Thursday. Time to catch up.

Firefox 3.0.5 Released – No Eula

By | December 17, 2008 | 1 Comment

Mozilla team has released an update for its Firefox 3.0 branch web browser. The following release fixes 8 security vulnerabilities, adds more languages (Bengali, Esperanto, Galicia, Hindi, and Latvian) and no longer includes eula during installation.

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Browsers Test: Midori vs. Firefox 3.0 vs. Opera 10 Alpha vs. Konqueror vs. Arora

By | December 16, 2008 | 13 Comments

It’s time to test some other web browsers this time. Who is the fastest browser among those in V8 Benchmark Suite and who scores most in Acid 3 test? Let’s find out.

Note: This article was written by one of our readers: Dainius. You may check the original post here (non English).

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Google is Wise, Chrome Updates Silently

By | December 16, 2008 | 2 Comments

Via Asa Dotzler blog.

Here is a great way to make sure that all of your software users are using the latest stable release, which usually fixes security issues and various bugs discovered: silent updates.

As he writes:

It looks like the folks at Google turned on the automatic (silent) update for Chrome beta users today. They should have all of their users on the latest version in just a few days.

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Opera 9.63 Released

By | December 16, 2008 | 4 Comments

Opera’s desktop team has released an update for the 9.6x branch. The following release includes fixes 7 security issues discovered in the earlier Opera versions. It’s recommended to update your web browser as soon as possible.

Changelog:
Windows
Mac
Linux/UNIX

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Weekly Browsers Recap, December 14th

By | December 14, 2008 | 0 Comments

Internet Explorer 8 Is the Safest Web Browser

By | December 12, 2008 | 17 Comments

Internet Explorer 8 — Microsoft’s latest release, currently at the Beta 2 stage — was declared to be the safest (aka more secure than Firefox 3.1 Beta and Chrome Beta) but the least popular browser, according to a browser security survey.

On Wednesday, Utest, a social-networking and software testing company, announced the results of its Bug Battle browser contest. The event included participation from 1,330 security pros, hobbyists and tech enthusiasts, who found an alarming 672 bugs in the world’s top three Web browsers. Continue Reading

Free Organized To Do List

By | December 12, 2008 | 1 Comment

This is not a web browsers related tip but I’ve been using the following organized to do list for so long (free) that I just couldn’t resist to recommend it for anyone, who is looking for a free, yet effective tasks managing software.

I was struggling for months to find a nice looking organizer until this one (ToDoList) was recommended to me. Continue Reading

How to Disable Safari Font Smoothing

By | December 12, 2008 | 0 Comments

Here is how you can turn off smooth fonts in Safari.

Edt > Preferences
Open Appearance tab.

Find Font smoothing setting which should be set to Strong and make it “Standard – best for CRT” instead.

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Google Chrome Released, 10 Million Users

By | December 12, 2008 | 7 Comments

The newest player in the field, Google Chrome is no longer a beta labeled browser. According to Google Chrome blog, they have removed the beta label as their goals for stability and performance have been met. As it says: We are working to add some common browser features such as form autofill and RSS support in the near future. We are also developing an extensions platform along with support for Mac and Linux. Continue Reading