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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Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) Preview and New Features

By | February 13, 2008 | 4 Comments

Internet Explorer 8 IE8The upcoming Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) new features will be soon announced at MIX 08 (Microsoft Conference, held from March 5 – March 7, 2008). Although we can’t expect all the new features to be revealed, as Internet Explorer 8 is currently in alpha stage only, it will be interesting to see them anyway. If you are reading FavBrowser.com blog some time already, you have had a change to check a list of “Leaked Internet Explorer 8” features which didn’t impress me at all. As they will be doing a preview of IE8 as well, I just hope that it won’t crash (like most of the Microsoft products) :-) Continue Reading

Firefox 3 Beta 3 Released

By | February 13, 2008 | 1 Comment

Firefox 3 Beta 3Long awaited Firefox 3 Beta 3 is now released. With about 1300 changes (compared to the previous beta release), Firefox 3 Beta 3 is surely moving forward to bring users the ultimate web experience. The following release offers improved malware protection, download manager and greater performance as well. Continue Reading

New Opera 9.5 Build Receives An Advanced Tabs Activation Feature

By | February 11, 2008 | 1 Comment

New Opera 9.5 Build Receives An Advanced Tabs Activation FeatureToday’s Opera build introduced a well known feature, which can already be found on: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and probably few others, not so well known web browsers. This new feature allows Opera users to control tabs behavior when closing them. If you will open the following settings window: Preferences > Advanced > Tabs
It’s easy to notice the following options to choose from: Continue Reading

Firefox 2.0.0.13, Sooner Than You Thought

By | February 10, 2008 | 3 Comments

Firefox 2.0.0.13Just a few days ago (with the Firefox 2.0.0.12 release), “Directory Traversal Vulnerability” was supposed to be fixed. However, as it’s noted here, by the guy who discovered new security vulnerability, it wasn’t fully fixed. Here’s a quote from his blog:

Because directory traversal through plugins is all nice and such, we don’t need it. We can trick Firefox itself in traversing directories back.

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Firefox 2.0.0.12 Released

By | February 8, 2008 | 0 Comments

Firefox 2.0.0.12New Firefox build by Mozilla Firefox team is now released. Firefox 2.0.0.12 includes a total of 10 bug fixes (3 of them are marked as critical). The following release also fixes chrome directory traversal vulnerability. It’s highly recommended to download latest version as soon as possible.

Changelog:

  • Web forgery overwrite with div overlay
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    Camino 1.5.5 Released

    By | February 8, 2008 | 1 Comment

    Camino 1.5.5Camino, web browser for Mac OS X only got an update: 1.5.5. The following release fixes some well known bugs, for example: crashes, as well as add new features and various improvements.

    Changelog:

  • Upgraded to version 1.8.1.12 of the Mozilla Gecko rendering engine, which includes several critical security and stability fixes.
  • When quitting after closing all tabs, Camino will no longer crash.
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    Opera Mini Voice-Overs Wanted

    By | February 6, 2008 | 0 Comments

    From my.opera.com community blog

    We’re looking for people around the world to be the voices of Mini in our most recent video.

    We want to republish the same video, but with your own voice-overs in your native language, whether that’s Russian, Spanish, Chinese, Polish, etc.

    You can find more details about this offer here.

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    Opera Browser – 12 Year History (Video)

    By | February 6, 2008 | 0 Comments

    Haven’t seen some good videos regarding web browsers long time ago. This one is just great.

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    Opera Mini, February Server Upgrade

    By | February 6, 2008 | 2 Comments

    Opera Mini 4Opera Mini team has released one more server upgrade for its popular mobile phone web browser. It’s good to see that Opera 9.5 rendering engine is being integrated (more or less) into other Opera’s products like Opera Mobile (announced yesterday) and now, Opera Mini. There is also one more great future, which was is now available, it’s “opera:config”. Here’s a complete list of changes:

  • Added a simple UI to the server-side preferences that exists. Go to ‘opera:config‘ to configure some settings.
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    Mozilla Store Ads New Items

    By | February 6, 2008 | 0 Comments

    Some new items were just added.

    Coffee House Mug ($8.00)
    12 oz mug featuring Mozilla wordmark.
    Full color coffeehouse stoneware mug with edge to edge graphics.
    Handwashing is recommended.
    Coffee House Mug
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