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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Firefox 3 Release Candidate 2 (RC2) Released

By | June 5, 2008 | 0 Comments

Firefox 3 Release Candidate 2 (RC2)Earlier today Firefox 3 Release Candidate 2 (RC2) was released. The following build continues polishing Firefox, fixes some (but not all) of a well know issues which were reported with the RC1 release. By checking “Known Issues” article in “Firefox 3 (Release Candidate 2) Release Notes” page, you can see that they still got some work to do before making it “Final”.

Download Firefox 3 Release Candidate 2 (RC2).

Flock 2.0 Beta – Soon

By | June 3, 2008 | 1 Comment

Flock 2.0 BetaSome news about the upcoming Flock 2.0 Beta release. It looks like new version of the social web browser will be released within the coming weeks.

What’s new in it? As Flock is Mozilla Firefox based, 2.0 will have all the latest Firefox 3 features, bug fixes (which includes memory leaks), etc.

As for now, you may try Flock 1.2.1.

Internet Explorer Loses. Firefox, Safari and Opera Gains (May 08)

By | June 2, 2008 | 13 Comments

2008 May Browsers Market Share ResultsYet again we have new web browsers market share data report.

Internet Explorer continues losing its market share. This time it lost more than 1%, from 74.83% to 73.75% (1.08% decrease).

With the Firefox 3 RC release, Firefox managed to increase its market share by 0.65%, from 17.76% to 18.41%. Continue Reading

Yahoo! BrowserPlus

By | May 30, 2008 | 4 Comments

Yahoo! BrowserPlusBack in April, we’ve reported about the upcoming Yahoo! project – BrowserPlus. While it’s still in Beta, Yahoo finally decided to release it for a public use (sneak peek). BrowserPlus is a technology for web browsers that allows developers to create rich web applications with desktop capabilities. There are few demos which can be found here to better understand how BrowserPlus works and what it is for. From their FAQ: Continue Reading

The 100 Best Products of 2008

By | May 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

The 100 Best Products of 2008Few days ago PC World revealed its “The 100 Best Products of 2008” list. The social web browser Flock was voted in the highest position among any other web browsers. It took a solid 6th place. Mozilla Firefox 3 was in the 21st place followed by Apple Safari which was in the 22nd. Hulu (online video service) was voted as #1.

Google Custom Search – Opera Issues?

By | May 29, 2008 | 5 Comments

OperaAccording to Tamar Weinberg from Search Engine Roundtable:

“After much frustration with Google’s Custom Search Engine, it seems that Google’s CSE doesn’t actually support the Opera web browser. Apparently, when Opera users try to set up the Google custom search engine, they fill in all forms, hit save, but nothing happens.” Continue Reading

Firefox 3 Seeks for a World Record. Will They Make It?

By | May 29, 2008 | 3 Comments

Firefox 3 Seeks for a World RecordGuys from Spread Firefox with all your help will be trying to set a new Guinness world record for the most software downloaded in 24 hours period. As this is a first attempt (this record doesn’t exist in a Guinness book yet), they will try to reach the highest number possible.

How can you join? Continue Reading

Firefox 3 vs. Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) vs. Safari 3.1

By | May 28, 2008 | 8 Comments

Some time ago Damien Virulhapan from GadgetZone.com.au sent me an email with the link to article called “Group Test: Firefox 3 vs IE 7 vs Safari 3.1“. Feel free to check it.
I don’t know why Opera wasn’t tested, haven’t got any reply since then.

Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) Beta 2

By | May 27, 2008 | 3 Comments

Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) Beta 2It looks like Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) Beta 2 will be released within a couple of months, in the third quarter to be exact. As for now, Microsoft asks web site owners to make sure that their pages will be displayed correctly on IE 8. Check “Your Web site may not display correctly in Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1” article for more details about web pages compatibility.

Landing on Mars Today (Watch Live)!

By | May 25, 2008 | 1 Comment

Landing on Mars Today! Watch Live at NASA.gov

NASA TV Live coverage of the Phoenix landing on Mars begins at 6 p.m. EDT on Sunday, May 25

Wow.