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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Download Google Chrome 28 Beta

By | May 27, 2013 | 3 Comments

Download Google Chrome 28 BetaWith a notification center.

It looks like Google is getting even more aggressive with their releases as the last couple builds added more than just some minor improvements.

Starting with the build 28, you will no longer miss a thing as Google not only added a Notification Center but also constructed it in a way that will inform you about missed events even if a web browser is not running. Too intrusive? Don’t worry, you can chose what notifications to receive and what should be ignored.

And this is how it looks:
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Firefox For Windows 8 Coming In November 19, 2013

By | May 24, 2013 | 2 Comments

Firefox For Windows 8 Coming In November 19, 2013Just in time for Windows 8.1

If you were wondering about the progress of Firefox for Microsoft’s “Modern UI” (previously known as Metro), there we have some news for you.

According to Mozilla’s roadmap, the open source organization aims to deliver the final version of Firefox for Windows 8 on November 19, 2013, assuming everything goes as planned.

However, there are two other dates that should be taken into consideration: October 02, 2013, which is tagged as “Optimistic Release Scenario” and March 20, 2014 as a worst case scenario.
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Chrome Beta For Android Gets Google Translate Integration

By | May 24, 2013 | 3 Comments

Chrome Beta For Android Gets Google Translate IntegrationFrom desktop to mobile.

Now here’s a one real world issue that was just solved by Google’s engineers: foreign language web sites. Unlike with Chrome on desktop where you can instantly translate a web page, its mobile version always lacked a hassle free way to do so, up until now.

Staring with Chrome for Android 28.0.1500.21, a Google Translate bar will pop up whenever you visit a page that uses language other than the one that is set on your tablet or a phone.
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Download Google Chrome 27 Final

By | May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Download Google Chrome 27 FinalGoogle Now is here.

As we wait for Blink, Google has released the stable version of Google Chrome 27. What’s so great about it? Well, minus minor performance enhancements and 14 security fixes, you can expect various Omnibox prediction improvements as well as improved spell correction.

In addition to that, GC27 includes conversational search that was demonstrated in the I/O conference earlier this month. Simply visit www.google.com and click on the microphone icon. Don’t feel like doing that? Well, this is what it looks like:
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Opera 14 For Android Drops The Beta Tag

By | May 22, 2013 | 9 Comments

Opera 14 For Android Drops The Beta TagForget opera:config

This is it, guys. A reboot of the Opera web browser for Android is here and it has just dropped the Beta tag.

As we reported back in March, the new version of Opera dropped its own rendering engine in favor of the WebKit that is likely to be replaced with Google’s Blink in the coming future. As far as other changes go: a fresh UI, improved download manager, automatic text wrap and more.
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Xbox 360: Internet Explorer Is Free For The Month Of May

By | May 21, 2013 | 3 Comments

Xbox 360: Internet Explorer Is Free For The Month Of MayWhy would anyone pay it to use IE anyway?

Yes, Microsoft charges $60 a year to use Internet Explorer because it’s that good. The good news? Assuming it works, you will be able to watch today’s Xbox Reveal event right on your Xbox, no gold membership required.

What about everyone else? Just head over to the following page and enjoy the live stream experience, and in case you have a Windows Phone, Microsoft has just published a new app, allowing you to watch the event on your phone. Only 9 hours remain.

And here are a couple of (completely unrelated) Xbox .GIFs
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Google Removes 8.8 Million Lines Of WebKit Code From Blink

By | May 21, 2013 | 6 Comments

Google Removes 8.8 Million Lines Of WebKit Code From Blink  Cuts rendering time from 4 seconds to 32 ms as well.

If you were wondering with how much of a fragmentation Google has had to put up with before switching to Blink, then Alex Komoroske, Chrome’s Open Web Platform product manager, might give you an idea.

During Google’s I/O conference, Alex shared that the Blink team has already removed 8.8 million lines of code from the original WebKit source, which is quite impressive.
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Google I/O 2013: Q&A With The Blink Team (Video)

By | May 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you have missed a portion of the Google’s I/O conference, there is noting to worry about as the search giant has since uploaded a bunch of videos, from the opening keynote to Blink’s Q&A session that can be seen in the video above. What is it all about? Blink’s progress, web font rendering improvements on Windows and a million other different things that you might be curious about.

Download Firefox 22 Beta

By | May 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Download Firefox 22 BetaWith no 3rd party cookie blocking.

Well, it looks like Firefox 22 won’t be as exciting as it was promised to be. According to PCWorld, Mozilla has postponed the idea in order “to collect and analyze data on the effect of blocking some third-party cookies.” whatever that means.

However, there is still at least one thing that will get you going. OdinMonkey, Mozilla’s asm.js optimization module is a part of this Beta build and as you might know already, it’s awesome.
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Download Firefox 21 Final For Desktop & Android

By | May 17, 2013 | 15 Comments

Download Firefox 21 Final For Desktop & AndroidIt feels like there was a while since the last major release of Firefox. Well, today is the day when we reset the timer as this week Mozilla has released the final build of Firefox 21 for both PC and Android.

So what can you expect from it? The desktop release adds a support for multiple providers in Mozilla’s Social API, improves the user interface for Do Not Track option so people know what there are choosing and offers some minor improvements and bug fixes that can be seen in the changelog below.

Firefox 21 Final Changelog
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