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.

Author's Website

April, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Firefox, Safari – Up; Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera – Down

By | May 13, 2013 | 7 Comments


It’s that time of the month again as we gather data from the NetApplications to get a clearer picture of the ongoing browser wars. What has changed since last time? Let’s find out.
Continue Reading

Microsoft Thanks Developers With A Lame Video

By | May 10, 2013 | 2 Comments

Microsoft Thanks Developers With A Lame VideoHow many is too many?

When it comes to deep pockets, Microsoft is certainly one of the sugar daddies. However, while plenty of the companies spend an equal amount of money actually developing and improving their products, it looks like Microsoft’s latest approach is just to keep pushing ads, videos and some HTML5 web sites.

After all, who needs competitive features such as: synced tabs, updated Internet Options dialog that does not look like something from the 90s or even frequent releases? Everything is irrelevant when you choose to ignore competition and have big bucks to keep feeding your marketing machine.
Continue Reading

Firefox 21-24 Release Dates

By | May 9, 2013 | 1 Comment

Firefox Release DatesAnd some upcoming features.

Thanks to the not so recent changes in Mozilla’s release schedule, it’s now much easier to figure out on when exactly the next final build of Firefox is going hit the web. So, in case you’ve been wondering about the timeframe, we got you covered.

Firefox 21

Currently available in Beta, Firefox 21 is targeted for May 14, 2013 release. WebRTC will finally be enabled by default.
Continue Reading

Picture: Developing A Website

By | May 9, 2013 | 4 Comments

It’s going to be great.

Picture: Internet Explorer Site Development

Latest Maxthon Build Enables Local File Transfers

By | May 8, 2013 | 3 Comments

Latest Maxthon Build Enables Local File TransfersNow here is something for all the Maxthon users out there. Thanks to the latest update, you are now able to transfer files from one platform to another (assuming they are on the same local network).

Although it currently supports Windows and Android devices only, Mac and iOS will be joining the fun really soon, turning Maxthon into a cross platform file manager.

Sounds intriguing? Give it a try.

Firefox 23 For Android To Focus On The UI

By | May 7, 2013 | 1 Comment

Firefox 23 For Android To Focus On The UIDownload Alpha version right now.

Although under the hood changes are always nice, it’s not as exciting as something that even the average Joe can see and touch. Yes, we are talking about the UI changes here. Thankfully, the upcoming Firefox 23 release for Android will do just that, focus on various user interface improvements that is, from changed icons to new animations when tabs are added or removed as well as other effects.

That’s not all though, the upcoming release will also allow you to show web site URL’s instead of page titles in the address bar and highlight domain names as seen in the picture below.
Continue Reading

Firefox Brand Used To Cover Spyware

By | May 6, 2013 | 1 Comment

Firefox Brand Used To Cover SpywareMozilla isn’t too happy about it.

According to a report by Citizen Lab, Gamma International, a UK based firm that produces surveillance software (FinFisher), is tricking people into installing their spyware on their machines, which is later masked as Firefox.exe.

As noted in the Mozilla’s blog post, “when a user examines the installed spyware on his/her machine by viewing its properties, Gamma misrepresents its program as “Firefox.exe” and includes the properties associated with Firefox along with a version number and copyright and trademark claims attributed to “Firefox and Mozilla Developers.”
Continue Reading

HTML5: Epic Citadel On Unreal Engine 3

By | May 6, 2013 | 3 Comments

After Mozilla’s partnership announcement with Epic Games earlier this year, both companies have finally demonstrated the capabilities of HTML5 and JavaScript in a new video, which shows a web version of “Epic Citadel” demo that does not require any plugins to run.

The best part? According to the video, it took them only 3 days to do so, thanks to asm.js and Emscripten, which first appeared in Firefox 22 Alpha.

Chrome Office Viewer Now Available

By | May 3, 2013 | 2 Comments

Chrome Office Viewer Now AvailableWindows and Mac only.

In case you are one of those rare individuals who does not use Microsoft Office, then Google has got you covered.

Thanks to a newly released “Chrome Office Viewer” extension, you can now view Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files in your web browser, no Office required.

Sounds good? Give it a go.

SunSpider 1.0 Released

By | May 2, 2013 | 10 Comments

SunSpider 1.0 ReleasedBack in 2007, WebKit team has released SunSpider 0.9, a JavaScript benchmark that since became the golden standard when it comes to browser tests. Six years later we finally got a much needed update (excluding 0.91) and it’s a decent one.

So what ground breaking features can you expect from the 1.0 release? None. Instead, developers focused on addressing various issues, such as with power management where delay between tests has been completely eliminated. In addition to that, they have added validation checks that “force the JavaScript engine to execute the test in full”.
Continue Reading