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.
It seems like the release of PirateBrowser has made quite a splash in the tech community.
According to the recent report, the anti-censorship browser by ThePirateBay has been downloaded over 100,000 times and that’s just in the last 72 hours.
For those interested in the PirateBrowser, it should be noted that it only combats censorship and does not actually make the Internet experience fully anonymous.
Now here’s something awesome.
If you don’t feel like entering your real email or phone number when signing up with some (especially dodgy) web site, then MaskMe is the extension you’ve been waiting for.
Here’s how it works:
When you install the add-on and signup on any new website, it will allow you to generate “fake email” address, which then will forward confirmation link (or any other information) to your real inbox. The result? You real email address won’t be sold to email marketers and when you do start receiving spam, you can delete the fake one at any time.
No innovation, move along.
If you are using an ISP that blocks things that shouldn’t be blocked in the first place, then PirateBrowser might very well be one of the web browsers to consider.
What is PirateBrowser anyway? Basically, it’s nothing more than just a bundle (Firefox 23 and a Tor client), although The Pirate Bay also said to have included some proxy configuration to speed things up. That’s pretty much it. Also, at least for now it’s Windows only, with Mac and Linux versions coming later.
No bookmarks yet.
After the new releases from Google and Mozilla, it looks like Opera too has decided to reveal its first preview build of Opera 17, which actually includes a fair amount of widely requested (and much needed) improvements.
For example, you will now have an option to manage search engines and assign letters for separate search engines (such as “g” for Google). Ability to pin tabs is now also available as well as startup preferences like last session, speed dial, etc.
With new logo and more.
Now here’s something for all the Firefox users out there, a new final release of Firefox from Mozilla.
As reported earlier, Firefox 23 is the first stable build that includes a new logo, which was designed to look crisp and clean even on a smaller screen devices. That’s not the only change though, people that care about security will be happy to know that the non-secure content (HTTP) on a secure web site (HTTPS) will now be blocked by default, which should stop eavesdropping.
Took us five years to figure that out.
Now here’s something that you wouldn’t expect from the 1st class software. According to Elliott Kember, the software develoepr and director at Riot, Google does an absolutely horrible job at protecting your sensitive data.
As it turns out, extracting your Google Chrome passwords is so easy, it’s actually mind boggling. All you have to do is type chrome://settings/passwords in the URL bar and that’s it. There are no master passwords, security prompts or anything of that nature.
July, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome – Up; Firefox, Safari, Opera – Down
It’s hot as hell out there but the posts must flow (there’s a Dune reference somewhere), especially when it comes to tech news.
Kicking things of with Internet Explorer, Microsoft’s big blue browser just keeps edging higher, up from 56.15% to 56.61% (0.46 point increase).
Among other touch friendly features.
Despite revealing a touch capable Chromebook Pixel laptop six months ago, it looks like only now is Google starting to implement some of the features that would actually make it usable. According to the report by TheVerge, the latest version of Google Chrome Canary includes ability to navigate forwards or backwards by swiping left or right as well as ability to zoom in with a pinch to zoom gesture.
This is why you don’t give women your credit card.
It looks like Yahoo’s new CEO, Marissa Mayer, just can’t stop buying things. For what appears to be her 18th acquisition this year, a web giant has just announced that they are acquiring RockMelt, a social web browser that was later discontinued and turned into a news aggregator, which too will now be shut down following the purchase.
If you’ve been wondering whether or not you should spend last $10 on a pizza and enjoy the weekend, here’s another consideration for you: a browser based 3D scanning / model sharing project that is looking to raise $20,000 via KickStarter.