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.
In case you missed it, here is a yet another video from Microsoft, which promotes their “Browser You Loved to Hate” campaign.
Considering that the average consumer will never see this video in the first place and enthusiasts have already made their choice, I’d say this ad as effective as the snake oil.
Now here is something for you to play with in case there is webcam in your house (and no, it does not seem to work on a phone with a front facing camera): web navigation.
By combining reveal.js (a framework for creating presentations using HTML) with webcam based gesture recognition, one of the developers was able to do just that. Simply head over to the following page and test it out or check the video above.
I don’t want to live on this planet anymore.
The situation itself is so moronic that I am not sure where to begin with. Basically, some guy watched porn using Safari web browser and now is suing Apple because it lead to an unfair competition between his wife and pornstars, resulting in damaged marriage.
That’s pretty much it, if you are curious enough to read an official statement (he argues that Apple should have a “safe mode” on by default), check the following page.
More than just a browser?
If the recent comments from Stephen Baker, NPD’s VP of Industry Analysis for Consumer Technology, are to be believed then it looks like Google is doing an okay job with their Chromebooks.
Now with Blink.
After the recent release by Opera that brought Blink engine to the masses, Google has now too pushed the long awaited Google Chrome 28 build to its stable channel and said farewell to WebKit.
So why should you download it anyway? As reported earlier, Chrome 28 includes a Notification Center (Windows only with other platforms coming “soon”), allowing you to not only access notifications in a user friendly way but also view missed events when the browser itself was not running. Google also revamped pop-ups so you can respond to emails without leaving the window, view images / text and more.
During today’s WPC 2013 Event, Kevin Turner, Chief Operating Officer at Microsoft, boasted about their achievements in the security department and compared the number of vulnerabilities versus Google and Mozilla.
The slide above is pretty self explanatory but if you are wondering where they got these statistics from, it’s from Secunia’s Vulnerability Review 2013 report, which can be requested in the following page.
Better late than never.
Now here is a piece of good news for you, thanks to a very vocal and passionate community that just won’t shut up, Opera has decided to bring back bookmark functionality in the future builds.
Unfortunately, there is no ETA although guys at Opera hinted that it is a priority. Interestingly enough, they also said that “it won’t be a clone of Opera 12” (whatever that means) but as long as it’s a proper bookmarking implementation, we should be fine.
Based on Chromium 28.
If you were wondering whether or not Opera too will switch to the fast release cycle then here is a first hint. Approximately 6 weeks after releasing the final version of Opera 14, guys in Norway has just pushed the version 15 and we are not talking about the beta builds here.
Minus improved startup time and ability to download videos, you can now set download location for the files as well as open data from the external SD Card if available.
June, 2013 Mobile Market Share: Opera Mini, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer – Up; Safari, Android Browser – Down
New month, new report.
First in the list is Apple’s Safari web browser, which saw a decrease in its market share by 1.94 point, down from 59.98% to 58.04%.
June, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari – Up; Firefox, Opera – Down
New month brings new data, let’s take a look.
Microsoft’s Internet Explorer continues to do well, it has since surpassed the 56% mark, up from 55.98% to 56.15% (0.17 point increase).