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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SurfCube 3D, Now With Windows Phone 8 Support

By | January 30, 2013 | 1 Comment

SurfCube 3D, Now With Windows Phone 8 SupportAs more and more developers optimize their apps for the HD resolution displays, SurfCube 3D did too receive an update, bumping its version number to v4.5.

If you can get around the awkward interface, SurfCube 3D will offer you a couple of features that are currently missing in the mobile version of Internet Explorer 10, such as: orientation lock and ability to open links in the background. However, we are pretty confident that the developer is mostly targeting WP7 users as they lack some of the more important features like bandwidth saver mode and a proper tab management.
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Microsoft Wants You To Control Your Privacy

By | January 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Microsoft Wants You To Control Your PrivacyPrior the Data Privacy Day (January 28th), Microsoft has conducted a study whose goal was to learn more about people’s online privacy perceptions. As it turns out, 45% of all the respondents felt like they had little to no control over their personal information with only 10% saying that know how to protect their online privacy.

Well, in an effort to educate the average consumer (who will never visit nor know about such initiative anyway), Microsoft has launched a new portal, which aims to demonstrate how the software giant uses various tools (such as IE’s DNT header) to protect you from the “evil corporations”.
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Internet Explorer Market Share vs. Homicides Rate (Picture)

By | January 29, 2013 | 5 Comments

Internet Explorer Market Share vs. Homicides Rate (Picture)Seems legit.

Now here is an interesting take on Internet Explorer market share and its effects on a murder rate in the US.

As revealed by the anonymous researchers on the Internet (you know, the kind you can always trust), the less share IE had, the happier everyone was, which makes sense in the days of Internet Explorer 6.
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Leaked HP Document Reveals Its Upcoming Chromebook

By | January 28, 2013 | 4 Comments

Leaked HP Document Reveals Its Upcoming Chromebook

Is this the beginning of a major trend?

It looks like things are about to get wild and crazy out there as yet another OEM is joining the Chromebook family.
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Chartbeat, A Real Time Market Share Monitoring Tool

By | January 25, 2013 | 5 Comments

Chartbeat, A Real Time Market Share Monitoring Tool

No Opera in sight.

If monthly or daily market share numbers no longer satisfy your curiosity, then we might have just found a solution for you: Chartbeat.
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Internet Explorer Celebrates The 90s (Video)

By | January 24, 2013 | 1 Comment

Internet Explorer Celebrates The 90s (Video)Now here is a shocker, after seeing tons of bland and idiotic ads from Microsoft (mostly promoting Windows 7, Vista and the likes), it looks like the software giant can actually produce a couple of decent ones in markets where they are failing and/or haven’t established their foothold yet.

The latest example comes from Microsoft’s ad agency for the IE Team, which produced the ad so good that it kind of makes you wanna use their product (that in case you are using something else right now).
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Mozilla Reveals The Firefox OS Developer Preview Phone

By | January 23, 2013 | 2 Comments

Mozilla Reveals The Firefox OS Developer Preview PhoneFront reminds us of the iPhone.

After demonstrating Firefox OS on a couple of unbranded and bland looking devices, Mozilla has just announced two developer preview phones, and they do indeed look better than expected.

What is more interesting though are the specs. Although it was speculated that Firefox OS will be limited to the low and/or mid-range phones, developer devices are far from slow, which is both exciting and concerning. If these devices are an exception, we wonder how will developers be able to test their apps and make sure that they run smoothly on a far less powerful phone.
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First Opera 12.13 Build Hits The Web

By | January 22, 2013 | 2 Comments

First Opera 12.13 Build Hits The WebNo signs of Opera 13 yet.

If you are eager enough to ditch the latest stable build of Opera and play within something fresh instead, the first Opera 12.13 build might be enough to satisfy your hunger.

For better or worse, the very first pre-beta release does not include any drastic changes. On a positive note though, it should be pretty stable.
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Rumor: Firefox Junior Coming In 1H 2013

By | January 22, 2013 | 2 Comments

Rumor: Firefox Junior Coming In 1H 2013Another iPad web browser.

Back in June, 2012, Mozilla has revealed their upcoming project: Firefox Junior, which, just like Opera Ice and Internet Explorer, focuses on a full page experience.

Now, according to a Polish web site Komputer Swiat, Junior will be released in the first half of 2012, giving Mozilla 4 more months to polish things up.

If you are not exactly sure what this new project is all about, check the following video.
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Opera Drops Presto In Favor Of WebKit, Meet Their Latest Web Browser: Ice

By | January 21, 2013 | 28 Comments

Opera Drops Presto In Favor Of WebKit, Meet Their Latest Web Browser: IceAndroid and iOS only.

Now here is something you won’t see every single day. In an effort to stay relevant in the mobile space, it looks like Opera is open to all kinds of crazy ideas and one of them was just revealed. As learned by Pocket-lint, Norwegian browser maker has dropped their own rendering engine (codenamed Presto), which powers a wide range of products (Opera Mobile, Opera Desktop, Opera Mini, Opera Wii Browser and their TV Web Browser), in favor of WebKit, which since became a standard among developers.
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