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.
New web browser benchmark results are here.
With fresh releases from almost every company, guys at TomsHardware did a series of tests on their Windows 8 machine to find out exactly, which browser should you chose if you are not tied to a specific UI or add-ons that are exclusive to one ecosystem.
Although Internet Explorer 11 is missing from action, we expect to see updated results fairly soon.
For the mobile OS that is yet to be launched, it looks like Mozilla’s Firefox OS was received pretty enthusiastically in the developer community. As it turns outs, 25% of all mobile developers have expressed their interest in Firefox OS, beating BlackBerry and Tizen devices.
In addition to that, the survey also shows a 35% interest in the HTML mobile apps, which is exactly what Mozilla is gambling on.
And this is what it looks like in a visual format:
Shadows will remain.
Now here is something uneventful yet still very worth mentioning: a new Firefox logo, which was designed with mobile in mind.
How so? According to Mozilla, it was optimized to look crisper and cleaner on devices with small screens yet would still scale really well on high resolution displays (such as qHD resolution Windows 8.1 ultrabooks and tablets).
Takes one week to notify its users.
Now here is something that is not pleasant for any company or its product(s) users. Opera Software has just informed everyone about a network breach (that was uncovered on June 19th), which has grave consequences for those that were affected.
According to the blog post, attackers have stolen the Opera code signing certificate and used it to sign and distribute some malware distinguished as Opera browser.
It’s all about the touch.
Following the release of Windows 8.1 Preview, users installing the following build will also be able to try the latest version of Internet Explorer 11, which seems to be aimed towards improving the touch based usage scenarios.
Now, depending on your usage, it might not look as exciting as you expect (considering that it will soon be a year since IE10 RTM’ed). Basically if all your do is use touch then Internet Explorer 11 is exactly what you’ve been waiting for.
Here’s what you can expect:
If you don’t plan to upgrade your Windows 7 machine and rely on Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, then today is your luck day as the software has confirmed to Engadget that they will release IE11 for Win7.
On a slightly downbeat note, Microsoft did not provide any timeframe and considering the fact that IE10 for Windows 7 was released 6 months after hitting Windows 8, you are up for a very long wait.
OdinMonkey is here.
Just recently, Mozilla has released the final stable build of Firefox 22 web browser, which brings some very welcome changes and new features.
So what exactly does it bring to the table? As we mentioned earlier, Firefox 22 now has WebRTC and brilliant asm.js optimizations module enabled by default, which will bring amazing performance improvements to your web browser.
IE11 is coming.
As Microsoft is gearing up to release a ton of info about its upcoming products, web browser enthusiasts should also be excited as there are more than just a few Internet Explorer sessions, in fact, a total of 7 will be streamed live, covering everything from WebGl to new developer tools.
So where’s a full list of all the IE sessions? Don’t worry, we got you covered.
The power of the web.
Now here’s an interesting take on leaking private data. Researchers in Germany are working on a new, ad based platform that would allow whistleblowers to share the information without compromising their positions.
And here is how it works: a web site will embed AdLeaks ad, which contains a code capable of encrypting an empty message with the AdLeaks public key and sending it back to their servers.
Despite the fact that Skype already installs a third party add-on that allows you to call directly from the web browser, it looks like Internet Explorer will have this ability out of the box and best of all? It’s not just limited to Skype.
According to the leaked documents, phone numbers within web pages will appear as links and open a dialing app, which can be configured in “Default Programs” window.