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.
Different CEO, different ideas.
While companies like Nokia are gaining popularity in the US due to their $80-99 no contract phone(s) (Lumia 520, 521), it looks like Mozilla has decided to take a different route and focus on developing markets.
Even though Mozilla’s previous CEO, Gary Kovacs, has confirmed that Firefox OS phones will be coming to US (Sprint network) in 2014, this appears to be no longer a case. According to Mitchell Baker, the open source organization has no more plans to launch phones in the US.
If you’ve been wanting to pick one of the HP Chromebooks later this month then don’t hold your breath. Why? Turns out, they were removed from the Best Buy and Amazon stores because of a number of user complaints about the overheating chargers that cause the damage.
In the meantime, HP advised not to use the original chargers that came with a product and rely on micro USB chargers instead.
It looks like there are some changes inside the Internet Explorer team.
According to the latest IEBlog post, Joe Belfiore will be replacing Dean Hachamovitch, the vice president for Internet Explorer, who will be joining a new team inside Microsoft.
If you haven’t heard about Joe Belfiore before, he’s a Microsoft veteran (been there over 20 years) and has contributed a lot, for example: Joe created the Windows 95 start menu, taskbar, is responsible for the Windows Phone / IE3-IE4 user experience and more.
Focuses on the use of encryption on the Web.
With never ending news about spying, Internet freedom and such, Mark Nottingham, the web infrastructure developer and the chairman of W3C group, has listed a couple of proposals that relate to the HTTP 2.0 protocol.
Most importantly, if everything goes as planned, HTTP 2.0 will only be used with https:// URIs, thus enhancing the overall security. Not only that but it looks like the web browser makers are the ones pushing for more use of encryption and support the idea, which is a good sign.
Delivers what others couldn’t.
After weeks and weeks of waiting, Google has recently released the very first Beta build of Chrome 32, which brings one of the widely requested (and promised features): noisy tab indicator.
What does that mean? It means that you can finally kill the annoying tab without having to go through all of them, just look at the indicator (see screenshot below) and you are good to go.
Not just IE laws.
If you haven’t heard already, there is a law in South Korea, which requires all people to use Internet Explorer when shopping.
The good news? First of all, if you live in South Korea and can access the Internet… Congratulations to you. Now, it appears that at least some of the authorities are aware of the situation and it might change in the coming future.
Now here’s something funny to kickstart your weekend. Recently, someone submitted a bug report / suggestion to the Internet Explorer team and it sounds like this:
For the upcoming release I would like to see a big button in the middle of the screen labelled “Download Chrome” which takes the user to the Google Chrome download home page and allow them to download Chrome and automatically uninstall IE in a practical and efficient manner.
Here we go.
If you are using Windows 7 and the recent IE anime video got you interested in Microsoft’s web browser again, then today is your lucky day as the software giant has just announced the availability of Internet Explorer 11 Final for your OS.
Just like with Windows 8.1 version, you can expect better web standards support, improved performance, battery life and much more. The only thing you won’t get is data sync so if that’s important to you, sorry to disappoint.
“My name is Inori Aizawa and I’m an anime personification for Internet Explorer.”
Now here’s something new and different. Instead of pushing same kind of promotional videos again and again, Microsoft Singapore has decided to create something for all the people out there that love anime:
October, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari – Up; Google Chrome, Opera – Down
If you thought that Internet Explorer will lose its crown anytime soon then think again as for quite some time now, it keeps doing the opposite. Up from 57.80% to 58.22% (0.42 point increase).