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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Google Chrome Themes

By | September 11, 2008 | 4 Comments

Google Chrome ThemesWant to download some Google Chrome themes? Fortunately, there are more than 30 of them already made and listed here.

It even got Firefox Chrome and Opera Chrome themes.

How to install new theme?

Download the “default.dll” from desired Theme in the ChromeSpot Themes Forum and replace Chrome’s existing default.dll located here: Continue Reading

8 Tools for Capturing Screenshots in Firefox 3

By | September 10, 2008 | 1 Comment

Here is a great post for you. It’s about various Firefox 3 add-ons for screen capture by Sean P. Aune

Got Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) and Gmail Issues? Forget them.

By | September 9, 2008 | 0 Comments

Got Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) and Gmail Issues? Forget them.Google + Microsoft? Yes. Looks like two giants co-operated (which is great). Apparently, Google and Microsoft IE engineers were working together in order to make Gmail more IE6 compatible.

As it says in blog, Microsoft released a critical update to their JavaScript implementation that fixed a performance problem with how the script engine allocates and frees memory. Continue Reading

Google Chrome Receives Heavy Criticism in Germany

By | September 9, 2008 | 12 Comments

Google Chrome Receives Heavy Criticism in GermanyGermany’s oldest and perhaps biggest prime time news Tagesschau announced the following under the headline “Warning against internet browser”*:

The Federal Office for Information Security warned internet users of the new browser Chrome. The application by the company Google should not be used for surfing the internet, as a spokesperson for the office told the Berliner Zeitung. It was said to be problematic that Chrome was distributed as an unfinished advance version. Continue Reading

Pogo Web Browser Preview

By | September 8, 2008 | 4 Comments

Pogo Web Browser ScreenshotsSome time ago I’ve received an invitation to try Pogo Web Browser so downloaded Pogo 1.1 Beta and started to play with it.

First thing I noticed during the download process was its size. Pogo is a heavy browser and its installation uses more than 50 megabytes (54.5 MB) of disk space.

It took some time to install it but installation went smooth and without any errors. Continue Reading

Google Chrome – Spyware? Confirmed?

By | September 6, 2008 | 67 Comments

Google Chrome - Spyware? ConfirmedNow this is getting more and more interesting. Guys made a nice post on how Google Chrome is a spyware, indeed.

What was tested? Apparently, they have monitored Google Chrome behavior with network protocol analyzer tool and here are the results:

After typing Microsoft.com in the address field, all calls were addressed to IP 74.125.43.100 (host: bw-in-f100.google.com) which is Google’s for sure. Continue Reading

Web Browser Which Changed Your Life – Mosaic

By | September 5, 2008 | 4 Comments

Mosaic (1993).

The first web browser to implement images. Revolution I guess… What happened? Netscape Navigator and Windows 95 Releases (with Internet Explorer) killed it.

Web Browser Which Changed Your Life - Mosaic

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Internet Explore Loses, Firefox, Safari, Opera Gains (August 08)

By | September 5, 2008 | 5 Comments

2008 August Browsers Market Share ResultsYet another month passed by and it’s time to check how’s your favorite browser doing.

After previous 0.01% gain, Internet Explorer continues to lose its market share. It went down by 0.87%. From 73.02% to 72.15%

Firefox keeps growing. This time it grabbed quite big piece of the market share: 0.51% Increased from 19.22% to 19.73% Continue Reading

Cooliris Updated, Now with Friends Share and More

By | September 4, 2008 | 2 Comments

Luna Yang was kind enough to send me an email about an updated version of Cooliris, formerly known as PicLens.

To learn more about Cooliris, feel free to check our post here.

What’s new in 1.8? Continue Reading

Google Chrome Download Vulnerability

By | September 4, 2008 | 3 Comments

Google Chrome Download VulnerabilityUS-CERT is aware of a vulnerability that affects the Google Chrome web browser. This vulnerability is due to a default configuration that allows files to be downloaded without prompting the user. In addition, downloaded files can be opened with a single click, which could allow a user to inadvertently open a malicious file.

US-CERT encourages users to enable the “Ask where to save each file before downloading” option within the “Minor Tweaks” tab in the browser preferences. Continue Reading