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 are using a touch based web browser, then we have some good and bad news for you. The good news: Internet Explorer 11 is coming with Windows 8.1 (which is free). The bad news? It looks like Mozilla has postponed the launch of Firefox for Metro UI until late January, 2014.
However, there are more good news at the end of the tunnel. Even though the final Windows 8 version is not coming anytime soon, Firefox 26 will include a “Preview Release”, which should work just fine.
After numerous Chrome updates for Android, here comes one for your iPhone and iPad. Thankfully, it isn’t just some minor update and actually includes some useful features.
When you searching for something, click on one of the links and hit back, the results page will now appear instantly. In addition to that, you can now ask follow up questions using voice search, for example: if you ask Google “Who is the president of the United States?” you can say “Who is his wife?” next and it will know what you meant.
According to IEBlog, Windows 8.1 Apps as well as IE11 will use GPU power to process data, resulting in up to 45% faster image load and 40% lower memory consumption. And yes, when it comes to rendering, we are talking milliseconds here.
In addition to HP’s and Acer’s Chromebooks, Intel has also announced models from ASUS and Toshiba.
While specs or pricing are yet to be revealed, it was revealed that ASUS is working on a lightweight PC for those that want some screen flexibility.
Brace yourselves for a new wave of Chromebooks.
Thanks to a fresh line up of Intel Haswelll processors, OEMs have announced a bunch of new Windows and Chrome OS laptops.
Dumbed down meets intuitive?
If you’ve been looking for a yet another iPad web browser then Coast by Opera might as well be something to consider. Designed specifically for touch, it aims to replace constant tapping on the screen with swipe gestures. The problem (as with the majority of such UI’s) is that these so called “intuitive” gestures are hard to figure out.
Tablets to come with Maxthon Browser pre-loaded as well.
It looks like Maxthon has scored a pretty major deal with MediaTek, the third largest supplier of chipsets used in Android smartphones and tablets. According to the press release, Maxthon will be preloaded in over 100 million smartphones in 2014 and an unknown amount of tablets.
These pre-installs won’t come just from some unknown OEMs as MediaTek is supplying goods for companies like LG and ZTE.
Calls it “a new breed”.
It looks like Google has been cooking something special for its 5th birthday and no, it’s not a cake. Turns out, the search giant has been working on a next generation of Chrome apps that are set to rival those of Windows and Mac.
Not only will they work offline but those apps behave like any native app on other operating systems, meaning that they can access pretty much any part of your computer hardware, including storage, ports and Bluetooth connection.
If you are a developer that looks to get his (or her) hands on a device running Firefox OS, then the latest initiative from Mozilla might very well offer just that.
In short, Mozilla is offering devices to the developers that are interested in porting or testing the existing HTML5 apps. On a site note, you must get job done till the end of September and October, which is weeks away. In any case, head over to the following page for the registration form and guidelines.