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.

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Mozilla Wants To Integrate Payment System Into Firefox OS

By | April 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mozilla Wants To Integrate Payment System InTo Firefox OSDraws inspiration from Google’s One Pass.

With the impending launch of Firefox OS, it looks like Mozilla is working on a new payment system API, which aims to simply and secure the process.

By modifying Google Wallet’s in-app purchase API, they have built a system where a payment will start and finish in the client but any further processing and notifications happen server side, which means that the payment side does not know about the product that the user has purchased.
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Google Chrome For Android And iOS Updated

By | April 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Google Chrome For Android / iOS UpdatedAfter the recent update for PCs, Google has also published a new build of iPhones, iPads and Android handhelds.

So what can you expect from this release? Starting off with tablets, you can now access your tab history by holding back button and in case this isn’t exactly your cup of tea, there is another improvement: a full screen mode, which will be triggered when you scroll down.
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Download Google Chrome 27 Beta

By | April 10, 2013 | 2 Comments

Download Google Chrome 27 BetaWith performance improvements.

Good news for all the Chrome users out there, Google has just pushed a new update to its Beta channel, which brings some welcome enhancements.

The good news? These are not JavaScript performance improvements that browser makers seemed to be milking for quite some time now. Instead, Google Chrome 27 will now display web content about 5% faster, thanks to the much more aggressive resource scheduler.
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Download Firefox 20 Final

By | April 10, 2013 | 9 Comments

Download Firefox 20 FinalAfter the recent Opera release, Mozilla did too publish the final build of Firefox 20. If you haven’t downloaded it already, check the links below as it does include some nice improvements.

As we reported earlier, Firefox 20 finally includes a per window private browsing option so you no longer have to launch a separate session just to do some gift shopping.

In addition to that, users will be able to close hanging plugins, without hanging the browser itself and most importantly, enjoy the new download manager (finally).
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Google’s Blink Q&A (Video)

By | April 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Google’s Blink Q&A (Video)Blink is coming to Google Chrome in roughly 10 weeks.

After announcing its departure from WebKit, Google held a Q&A session, which can be seen in the video below.

If you don’t feel like watching all of it, here is a list of questions as well as a timeframe so you can jump to the segment that interests you:
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March, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome – Up; Safari, Opera – Down

By | April 8, 2013 | 0 Comments


Thanks to Net Applications, we have a fresh set of market share data for you, which doesn’t look that different from the last month, to be honest. Let’s check it out.
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Download Opera 12.15 Final (64 & 32 Bit)

By | April 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Download Opera 12.15 Final (64 & 32 Bit)Alive and still kicking.

While we wait for the very first build of Opera with Blink, here is something to distract you, at least for a little while.

The changelog itself is minor and includes a couple of bug fixes. However, it’s pretty understandable given the current sitaution.
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Mozilla And Samsung To Develop A New Rendering Engine

By | April 5, 2013 | 8 Comments

Mozilla And Samsung To Develop A New Rendering EngineHopefully, it’s not made out of cheap plastic.

It seems like a new generation of rendering engines are breeding, which means pretty exciting times ahead, at least for the web browser enthusiasts like ourselves. Developers on the other hand are likely to tremble in fear.

Earlier this week, Mozilla has officially announced a new rendering engine called “Servo”, which (as we wrote back in December) is built using Rust, Mozilla’s own programming language, targeting multi core hardware.
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Opera Changes Its Mind, Will Use Blink Instead Of WebKit

By | April 4, 2013 | 38 Comments

Opera Changes Its Mind, Will Use Blink Instead Of WebKitTune in tomorrow when Opera switches to Trident.

It looks like Apple is about to lose a yet another contributor, at least in the long term. After Google’s announcement that they will be moving away from WebKit, Opera Software announced that they too will contribute and use Blink to power their web browsers.
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Google Plans To Ditch WebKit, Announces Blink

By | April 4, 2013 | 9 Comments

Google Plans To Ditch WebKit, Announces BlinkNo more vendor prefixes.

Now here is something that you won’t see very often. Yesterday, Google has announced its plans to “ditch” WebKit and develop their own rendering engine called Blink. Now, before developers get a heart attack, it should be noted that Blink (when it comes to standards) is pretty much a rebranded version of WebKit, at least for now.

So why do it at all? As explained by Adam Barth, the software engineer at Google, it’s all about reducing the complexity and simplifying your overall code base. In fact, it’s estimated that right off the bat they will be able to remove over 7,000 files with a total of 4.5 million lines in code, which says a lot.

Where all these complexities come from? According to Adam, “Chromium uses a different multi-process architecture than other WebKit-based browsers, and supporting multiple architectures over the years has led to increasing complexity for both the WebKit and Chromium projects.”
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