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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Microsoft Pays AdBlock Plus To Unblock Ads

By | February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Microsoft Pays AdBlock Plus To Unblock AdsJoins Google and Amazon.

It looks like Microsoft is one of many big names that are now too paying the company behind everyone’s beloved AdBlock Plus extension.

According to the report by Financial Times, the Bing Ads will now be unblocked by default all thanks to the recently struck deal, which includes an undisclosed amount of money.

The software giant has also confirmed the change with the following statement:
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Download Windows Phone 10 Preview With Edge

By | February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Download Windows Phone 10 Preview With EdgeIf you have not installed Windows 10 on your PC and still want to play with Microsoft’s new rendering engine (Edge) then here’s another option: grab a preview build of Windows Phone 10, which was just released.

However, in case you are wondering whether or not this build includes Spartan, it does not. Instead, just like in Windows 10, Internet Explorer is still a default web browser but with a new engine. On a positive note, IE will be replaced with Spartan in future builds.
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Mozilla Will Start Enforcing Extension Signing

By | February 12, 2015 | 2 Comments

Mozilla Will Start Enforcing Extension SigningFinally.

In an effort to protects its users and reduce the number of malicious add-ons, the open source organization has announced its plans to enforce extension signing, which means that starting from Q2, 2015, developers will have to get a signature verification from Mozilla. The extension signing warnings will first appear on Firefox 39.
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Download Opera 29 Developer Preview

By | February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Download Opera 29 Developer PreviewWith tab sync.

Following the release of Opera 28 Beta, which brings bookmark sync (as well as Mac specific improvements like smaller install packages), Norwegian browser maker has just published the first developer preview build of Opera 29.

As one might guess, the next browser build continues the work on synchronization and now allows you to open the recent tabs from other computers.
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January, 2015 Mobile Market Share: Google Chrome – Up; Safari, Android Browser, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Down

By | February 9, 2015 | 0 Comments


After finding out the desktop market share numbers, let’s do the desktop!

Despite record iPhone sales, Safari continues to go the opposite direction, down from 43.76% to 43.20% (0.56 point decrease).
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Benchmarks: Internet Explorer 11 vs. Spartan vs. Google Chrome 40 vs. Firefox 35

By | February 6, 2015 | 2 Comments

Benchmarks: Internet Explorer 11 vs. Spartan vs. Google Chrome 40 vs. Firefox 35If you haven’t experienced or tested the Spartan yet (and by that we mean IE’s new rendering engine) then here’s something that I am sure a lot are curious about: a set of tests that compare Spartan versus other web browsers, including IE.

Thanks to guys at AnandTech, that’s exactly what they did with Windows 10 build 9926 running on Core i7-860.

Here are the results:
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January, 2015 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome, Safari, Opera – Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox – Down

By | February 5, 2015 | 1 Comment


It’s the first report of 2015 so let’s get things going.

Starting with Internet Explorer, Microsoft’s web browsers starts 2015 with a decreased market share, down from 59.11% to 58.18% (0.93 point decrease).
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Google’s US Market Share Goes Below 75% For The First Time

By | February 4, 2015 | 1 Comment

Google's US Market Share Goes Below 75% For The First TimeYahoo! is to blame.

If you are wondering about the lasting effects in the search industry then here’s an update for you. Last month, we have reported that Yahoo! has managed to triple its worldwide market share (from 3.52% to 9.31%).

Now, it looks like the Mozilla’s deal is bringing even more dividends as for the first time since 2008, Google’s market share has gone below the 75% mark while Yahoo! saw an increase.
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Opera Mini 9.2 For IOS Released

By | February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Opera Mini 9.2 For IOS ReleasedBrings few new features.

In case you’re rocking the old iPhone or iPod and prefer Opera Mini over regular Opera for handhelds then here is a small update for you, which will make your browsing experience easier.

Among stability and performance improvements there are two new features:

- First is an ability to open a new tab by sliding the tab button up with your finger,
- Second is the refined search bar, which will now keep the keyword in case you want to refine the search
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Opera Mini Republished In The Windows Phone Store

By | February 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Opera Mini Republished On Windows Phone StoreYesterday, we have reported that Opera Mini (Beta) has been unpublished from the Windows Phone store with no official comment from either Opera Software or Microsoft.

Later that day the former issued the tweet, stating that the app was accidentally removed due to some sort of bug in the store itself.

Now, it looks like Opera Mini is back in the Beta form so in case you were unable to download it yesterday, feel free to grab it now.
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