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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Glubble – New Firefox Tool for Parents

By | June 19, 2007 | 2 Comments

Just a few moments ago Glubble was released. So what is it? Glubble turns Firefox into a multi-user, family browser and is designed to create an Internet world you can trust for young kids based on family participation browser to browser.

Firefox Tool. Glubble.

  • Glubble Trusted Surfing for children under 12 years of age enables families to be sure they only see the best of the web they choose to allow.
  • Glubble Altered Search makes Google and Yahoo show results from childrens trusted Glubbleworld instead of the world wide web.
  • Child friendly look and feel with interfaces for pre-reading and reading age young children.

If you are interested in this tool, feel free to check their home page.

So far it looks very interesting.

Opera’s New Advertising Strategy? OperaMini vs iPhone

By | June 19, 2007 | 3 Comments

If you haven’t seen this video yet, be sure to do that.

http://www.youtube.com/v/4jj4pkVoV9A

Maybe that could mean war, here’s a Steve Jobs quote about iPhone:
“it is the full Internet in your pocket for the first time.”Of course, Opera wasn’t happy about that, as their Opera Mobile already do that. So they “complained” a bit, later that day Steve Jobs responded (quote):
“I apologize. I should have been more specific. Our products will be the first to allow normal, non-loser people to do these things.”Also, according to Apple, Safari 3 for Windows is much faster than Opera or Firefox. Of course, this seemed to be not so true.Well… I think that Opera is no longer a “quiet” browser. They’ve responded with a funny video about Opera Mini and iPhone. They are trying to get as many attention as possible now instead of just spreading word via it’s community. I am glad that they’ve changed the way in which they promote products. I am also almosut sure, that Apple will create something similar to this against Opera too. Maybe that means war. We will see in the future. As for now I am really happy with things they are doing now. They want attention in any price.
See Mom, we’re not a small company and we came to beat our competitors. So stop ignoring our browser, as we are here now.

Firefox Developes Patches 25% Faster

By | June 19, 2007 | 0 Comments

According to Mozilla Security blog, Firefox developes various patches 25% faster than in the previous year.

It took only 8 days to release 1.5.0.6 since 1.5.0.5 was released and 6 days to release Firefox 2.0.0.4 since 2.0.0.3 release.

I would like to congratulate whole Firefox team for doing such a great job and providing users latest updates in so short time.

Other web browsers should learn from that. When it comes to security
and updating, they become the most important factors for a successful web browser.

Webware 2007 Browsing Winners. Firefox, Opera, IE…

By | June 19, 2007 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to all the webware 2007 winners.

Firefox won the 1′st place, second was Opera, third: Internet Explorer
and 7′th was Safari.

Opera Mini 4 (Beta) Review and First Impressions

By | June 19, 2007 | 4 Comments

First thing that I’ve noticed right after passed tests (less than in previous version) and accepted terms was a bit changed interface.

Once I’ve opened my first web page(Google.com), noticed that Opera Mini doesn’t show me Google logo, even I have checked to load images. I am sure this will be fixed soon or I just have to change some settings, asking Opera team…

Opera Mini 4 Beta Screenshot

Another nice thing is … a mouse! So far overall reating besides one bug (it’s a beta!) is really great. Nice smooth scrolling, “X marks the spot” feature which knows where you want to read :-) Power scrolling, new zoom features and much more. Some people complained that this versons hangs up a lot, maybe it’s due their phone, as I am using Siemens SXG75 and have no problems with this Opera Mini 4 Beta beauty.

It’s another browsing revolution in mobile phones world.

Love it. Keep up a good work.

Update: when viewing Favorite Browser web page with “Fit to width” unchecked, some text goes out of the it’s place. And continues to show up not in the white, but in the grey menu background.

Opera Mini 4 Dimension (Beta) Released

By | June 19, 2007 | 0 Comments

WOW. Finally.

Grab your phone and download it now.

Steps: Open mini.opera.com/beta/ in your mobile phone and click donwload.

I’ve just installed it and there are so many cool things around here.

What are the new features? Check them here.

Also, check this cool video. Opera Mini vs iPhone.

You can also read my first impressions here.

May, 2007 Web Browsers Market Share Results

By | June 18, 2007 | 6 Comments

Let’s begin.

Internet Explorer gained nice amount of market share this month. From 78.03% to 78.69% (0.66% total) and continues to be world’s most popular web browser.

This time Firefox lost some market share. From 15.42% to 14.54% (0.88% total).

As Internet Explorer, Safari also gained some market share. From 4.59% to 4.82% (0.23% total).

Good news for Netscape as well. This browser managed to gain a peace of market share as well as IE and Safari. From 0.81% to 0.83% (0.02% total).

This time Opera also lost some market share. From 0.76% to 0.74%
(0.02% total).

Good news for Opera Mini. With lots of attention going on, this mobile browser increased it’s market share from 0.13% to 0.16% (0.03% total) and continues growing.

Mozilla continues losing market share. From 0.17% to 0.15%
(0.02% total).

Here’s a graph of current browsers market share. Thanks to HitsLink.

May, 2007 Market Share

Tomorrow is a Big Day. New Opera Mini Release.

By | June 18, 2007 | 2 Comments

Yes, only one day till we see a brand new Oper Mini Dimension (Beta), which should get version numbering 4.x.

As always, they are hiding everything and won’t tell about new features (which is good) Wait and see…

Opera Mini is the most popular downloadable Java software for mobile phones so it’s a big pressure to developers.

What we can expect from new version? Pretty much.
They’ve promised great features which will provide best user experience ever.

Opera Mini right already changed everything in mobile browsing world so expect even more positive changes and stay tunned.

Current Opera Mini (3.1.2) version you can find here.

Browser of the Month?

By | June 18, 2007 | 0 Comments

If you are wondering why I’ve placed “Browser of the Month” in FavBrowser.com (Favorite Browser) page, that’s because I will be reviewing latest stable browsers and pick a winner.

When I will start doing that? Since currently there are plenty of reviews about FireFox 2, Opera 9.2, Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) and other ones, I will be waiting till the next month or even more till someone release brand new stable web browser version. That’s why I’ve placed a “?” for the month of the June.

Firefox 3 Alpha 6 Soon to Come

By | June 18, 2007 | 1 Comment

If you knew or not, Firefox 3 Alpha 6 will be released on June 29, 2007.

It’s still a long way to go till we see Firefox 3 Final release.

Previous Firefox 3 release (Alpha 5) offered a first look to it’s brand new bookmarks, history and other page information storing/management system.

As always, latest release will fix many bugs, which you can report here and maybe some other announced features.

I am waiting with excitement. Latest FireFox 3 version (Alpha 5) you can download here.