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 carrier 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.
With the rise of handheld devices and rising competition, we are starting a new section, which will focus on the mobile web browsers only. Let’s get going.
Currently in the lead, Apple’s Safari web browser has climbed up by 0.43 point, up from 66.22% to 65.79%.
With the recent Windows 8 RTM announcement, the software giant has also finished the Final build of the Internet Explorer 10.
However, while both IE10 and IE10 Metro for Windows 8 are ready, it is not clear whether or not the Windows 7 version was also finalized.
Most importantly, Microsoft is yet to announce any new features/tweaks and the time of general availability for both Windows 8 and Windows 7 users.
Good news for the Opera users as here comes the first update for the Opera 12 branch.
According to the official blog post, the following release fixes a total of 5 security related vulnerabilities and brings dozens of other fixes that will enhance your overall browsing experience.
If you are interested in all the juicy changes, check the following page.
Well, here is something to cheer you up: a new Google Chrome build.
As we reported earlier, the following release includes a couple of new features, such as:
- Support for the getUserMedia API, which allows web sites to access your mic and camera, high-resolution screens.
- Better Google Clout Print integration so you can print docs from Google Drive, Chrome Mobile and more.
- High resolution display and better game pad support.
This is why we can’t have nice things.
Uplay, a browser plugin that appears on your PC once you install various Ubisoft games, has been discovered to have a serious security vulnerability, which allows malicious websites to take over your computer.
Now, according Mozilla’s blocked plug-Ins list, the open source organization took appropriate steps and has since blocked the mentioned crapware.
On a related note, Ubisoft has just updated its Uplay client to version 2.0.4, supposedly fixing the mentioned vulnerability.
With the release of the latest mobile web trends report, Norwegian browser maker has announced that their mobile products (Opera Mini and Opera Mobile) are now used by more than 200 million people worldwide.
As it turns out, the majority of these numbers come from the Opera Mini (183 million users) while Opera Mobile is used by 17 million people.
For even more details and stats by countries, check the original report.
Thanks to a recent WP8 SDK leaked, guys at MTW have obtained a pack of screenshots that detail quite a few new Windows Phone 8 features, including IE10.
So what can you expect from it?
Minus the new rendering engine and all that, Internet Explorer 10 for WP8 will include:
With the recent refresh of Firefox Beta for Android phones, the open source organization has also released a new update for tablets, which aims to match the look and feel of its brother.
In addition to that, it brings all the beloved Firefox features, such as: the new Awesome bar, refreshed tab view and an ability to view sites in desktop mode.
No Windows version yet.
With the release of Mac OS X 10.8, Apple has also published the final build of its Safari web browser and unfortunately for some of the fans out there, it’s Mac only.