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.
Not really a web browsers thing, but if you are using WordPress 2.3.x and haven’t yet upgraded to WordPress 2.3.3, you should do that now.
WordPress 2.3.3 is an urgent security release. A flaw was found in our XML-RPC implementation such that a specially crafted request would allow any valid user to edit posts of any other user on that blog.
Thought I will start something like that long time ago. If you have any trouble using your web browser, feel free to contact me using contact form. I probably will be able to help you. Here are some questions which I received long time ago, answered but never published. Glad that I don’t delete “sent emails” very often :-) Some were really easy to answer, for the few others had to make a little research (had to rewrite few questions before publishing as well). Continue Reading
Do you have a smartphone? There’s some news for you today. Opera Software today announced that they will be demonstrating Opera Mobile 9.5 at Mobile World Congress 2008 (February 11-14, Barcelona). There is also a video called “Opera Mobile 9.5 Guided Tour” which tells more about new Opera Mobile 9.5 features and demonstrates them. The following video also features a funny speed comparison test: “Opera Mobile 9.5 vs. Internet Explorer Mobile”. And now… Features.
So what’s new? Continue Reading
It’s that time of the month again. We are ready to let you know about “2008 January Browsers Market Share Results”. You may check previous month results here). So how’s your favorite web browser doing? Let’s see that now.
Yet another market share decrease for Internet Explorer, from 76.04% to 75.47% (0.47% decrease).
After the previous 0.8% increase, this time Firefox managed to increase its market a share a bit less, from 16.80% to 16.98% (0.18% increase). Continue Reading
Yet another Firefox nightly build (2008 02 01) was just released. This is not a final release, use it on your own risk.
Opera Desktop Team just released a first weekly build this month. Please note that this is not a final release, those builds still contains lots of bugs and various issues.
Google Toolbar for Opera? In case you would like to use Google Toolbar in your Opera web browser, I’d like to tell you that there isn’t any official one (and probably won’t ever be). However, there’s a solution and gabydewilde has something to offer. It’s a widget called “GoogleToolBar”. It’s not a real alternative to Google Toolbar, but author is working on new version (although the previous version was released on Jun 15, 2006) which will include better UI configuration, more publisher tools for blogger and more. Continue Reading
Some numbers today on the news. Blog of Metrics today announced that addons.mozilla.org reached 600 000 000 add-on downloads. The website currently receives around 1 million downloads per day and should reach 1 000 000 000 really soon.
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The upcoming Firefox 184.108.40.206 release will fix this flaw. It affects extensions (more than 600) which are installed as a set of uncompressed files instead of widely used .jar files.
A vulnerability in the chrome protocol scheme allows directory traversal when a “flat” add-on is present resulting in potential information disclosure.
Impact Continue Reading