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.
Now here’s an interesting way to prioritize web browser features.
Despite the fact that Opera still lacks some of the essential features, it looks like (some of the) guys behind it have decided to go the other way and work on a new installer instead.
Currently available for Windows users only, what it does is pull the latest available build from the Opera servers. Also, in case of a network failure or other connection related problems, the installer will keep on trying to download the most recent version.
Can it match LG’s WebOS offerings?
It looks like Mozilla and Panasonic are joining their forces in an effort to develop the Firefox OS powered Smart TVs, according to sources.
If everything goes as planned, developers will be able to build apps and various services utilizing same APIs that Mozilla is offering.
Having already delayed the release of Firefox for Metro (also known as the Modern UI), it looks like Mozilla has no plans to hit the current ETA as well, and those that have been waiting for it will be disappointed again.
As reported earlier, due to holidays, Mozilla has extended the release cycle of Firefox for two weeks, which means that Firefox 28 (which brings Metro UI) will now be coming as late as March 18th.
December, 2013 Mobile Market Share: Android Browser, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer – Up; Safari, Opera Mini – Down
Another month, another report.
Starting with Safari, Apple’s web browser has some trouble maintaining previous quarters momentum and has since lost more market share, this time it has decreased by 0.79 point, from 55.61% to 54.82%.
December, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome – Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Down
Happy New Year!
Kicking things of, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer saw its first decline in a long time, down from 58.36% to 57.91% (0.45 point decrease).
Windows tablets too but no one cares about them anyway.
Now here’s something for the New Year’s Eve. According to the latest NPD Group report, Google’s Chromebooks has overtook Mac and Android Tablets in terms of sales among US businesses and schools.
Everyone loves holidays.
If you’ve marked January 21, 2014 on your calendar as a day for the next Firefox release then you’ll have some adjustments to make. Thanks to Christmas, New Year and all that jazz, Mozilla has decided to give their employees almost two weeks off.
As a result, the next Firefox release has been pushed by two weeks, which means that the new date is: February 4, 2014.
As soon as June 2014.
In a world where the majority of toolbars are pretty useless, Google has announced a policy change for its Chrome Web Store, which marks the end of such junk.
According to Google, “toolbars that provide a broad array of functionality or entry points into services are better delivered as separate extensions, so that users can select the services they want.”, and while such policy change won’t be enforced for current extensions until June 2014, the search giant will no longer approve new toolbar submissions, as simple as that.
Meet Web Beta.
The $35 PC that could has just got even better. According to Raspberry Pi blog, they’ve been working together with guys from Collabora to bring you a web browser that is optimized for the Pi.
Not only does it offer a good multi tab experience but also supports accelerated image and HTML5 video decoding.
As notified just few days ago, UCweb has released now released the final version of UC Browser 3.3, which brings a couple of new features.
First in the list is ability to pin not only your favorite web sites but also UC Browser sections (such as downloads) right on your home screen.