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 Tries to Increase Firefox Retention Rate with a New Contest

By | October 1, 2008 | 1 Comment

Mozilla Tries to Increase Firefox Retention Rate with a New ContestMozilla team launched a new contest for everyone who is interested in helping increase Firefox retention rate which is 25% so far (number of people who’ve downloaded Firefox and continue using it).

The contest will roll out in two phases. For the first one, due on October 24, participants must provide a 2-page executive summary of their project that should stay within a $10,000 budget. Mozilla will choose which proposals advance to the next phase, and participants will have until December 5 to submit detailed descriptions that will be presented to the community for final voting. Continue Reading

Google Chrome and Safari Gains. Firefox, Opera, IE Loses (September 08)

By | October 1, 2008 | 3 Comments

2008 August Browsers Market Share ResultsAfter the recent Google Chrome launch it’s time to check new web browsers market share data.

Internet Explorer continues to lose market share, this time it felt by 0.63%, from 72.15% to 71.52%

Firefox lost some market share as well; it felt from 19.73% to 19.46% (0.27% decrease). Continue Reading

Firefox Gmail Manager (Add-On)

By | September 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

Firefox Gmail Manager (Add-On)Gmail Manager is a Firefox extension that allows you to manage multiple Gmail accounts and receive new mail notifications. Displays account details including unread messages, saved drafts, spam messages, labels with new mail, space used, and new mail snippets.

Features
Manage multiple Gmail accounts
Receive new mail notifications
Support for Gmail hosted accounts Continue Reading

10 Tweaks to Love (and Hate) in IE8

By | September 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

10 Tweaks to Love (and Hate) in IE8Microsoft recently released Beta 2 of Internet Explorer 8 to the public.

Although it’s still a beta, this version is said to be feature-complete. Many users have downloaded it, and reviews, as usual, have been mixed…

Read more on ZDNet

OmniWeb 5.8 Released

By | September 27, 2008 | 0 Comments

OmniWeb 5.8 ReleasedOne of the shareware web browsers for Mac OS X has just received an update which includes new version of WebKit, few bug fixes and minor interface changes.

What’s new in this release?

WebKit
This release is primarily an update to the version of WebKit in use by OmniWeb. OmniWeb is now based on the same WebKit in use by Safari 3.1. This includes the latest security patches and features included with Safari 3.1.x such as downloadable fonts, CSS Animation, HTML 5 media tags and client side database storage. Continue Reading

Firefox 3.0.3 Released

By | September 27, 2008 | 0 Comments

As expected, Mozilla team has released a new Firefox version which fixes only 1 bug. The following bug caused users to have problems with password manager.

Download Firefox 3.0.3

IE7Pro 2.4 Released

By | September 25, 2008 | 0 Comments

IE7Pro 2.4 ReleasedOne of the must have Internet Explorer add-ons has received an update which includes few bug fixes, added grab & drag function and modified installation package.

Unfortunately, this update doesn’t include 64bit version.

Download IE7 Pro 2.4 (32bit version)

Firefox 3.0.2 and 2.0.0.17 Released

By | September 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

Firefox 3.0.2 and 2.0.0.17 ReleasedMozilla Corporation has recently released Firefox 3.0.2 and 2.0.0.17 which fixes various stability and security issues. It’s always recommended to update your web browser to the latest stable release, so go ahead and do that.

Fixed in Firefox 3.0.2

Fixed several security issues.
Fixed several stability issues. Continue Reading

Camino 1.6.4 Released

By | September 24, 2008 | 2 Comments

Camino 1.6.4 ReleasedA new version of Camino web browser is now released. The following release includes few changes such as improved-asblocking and Mozilla Gecko rendering engine upgrade.

Changelog:

Upgraded to version 1.8.1.17 of the Mozilla Gecko rendering engine, which includes several critical security and stability fixes.
Camino again displays expiration dates for Certificate Authorities in the Certificates window.
Camino no longer reads OmniWeb’s “password not saved” markers in the Keychain as valid accounts.
Improved ad-blocking. Continue Reading

Safari’s JavaScript Engine on Asteroids

By | September 23, 2008 | 0 Comments

SafariQuite a while ago Opera updated their JavaScript engine. Then Firefox and Webkit (Safari) did that, after that Google Chrome and Firefox again, and now… Webkit’s (Safari) turn, introducing SquirrelFish Extreme.

So how fast is it? As this graph shows, it’s more than 2 times faster than the original SquirrelFish, an engine which was announced not so long time ago. Continue Reading