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.
More than just a browser?
If the recent comments from Stephen Baker, NPD’s VP of Industry Analysis for Consumer Technology, are to be believed then it looks like Google is doing an okay job with their Chromebooks.
Now with Blink.
After the recent release by Opera that brought Blink engine to the masses, Google has now too pushed the long awaited Google Chrome 28 build to its stable channel and said farewell to WebKit.
So why should you download it anyway? As reported earlier, Chrome 28 includes a Notification Center (Windows only with other platforms coming “soon”), allowing you to not only access notifications in a user friendly way but also view missed events when the browser itself was not running. Google also revamped pop-ups so you can respond to emails without leaving the window, view images / text and more.
During today’s WPC 2013 Event, Kevin Turner, Chief Operating Officer at Microsoft, boasted about their achievements in the security department and compared the number of vulnerabilities versus Google and Mozilla.
The slide above is pretty self explanatory but if you are wondering where they got these statistics from, it’s from Secunia’s Vulnerability Review 2013 report, which can be requested in the following page.
Better late than never.
Now here is a piece of good news for you, thanks to a very vocal and passionate community that just won’t shut up, Opera has decided to bring back bookmark functionality in the future builds.
Unfortunately, there is no ETA although guys at Opera hinted that it is a priority. Interestingly enough, they also said that “it won’t be a clone of Opera 12” (whatever that means) but as long as it’s a proper bookmarking implementation, we should be fine.
Based on Chromium 28.
If you were wondering whether or not Opera too will switch to the fast release cycle then here is a first hint. Approximately 6 weeks after releasing the final version of Opera 14, guys in Norway has just pushed the version 15 and we are not talking about the beta builds here.
Minus improved startup time and ability to download videos, you can now set download location for the files as well as open data from the external SD Card if available.
June, 2013 Mobile Market Share: Opera Mini, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer – Up; Safari, Android Browser – Down
New month, new report.
First in the list is Apple’s Safari web browser, which saw a decrease in its market share by 1.94 point, down from 59.98% to 58.04%.
June, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari – Up; Firefox, Opera – Down
New month brings new data, let’s take a look.
Microsoft’s Internet Explorer continues to do well, it has since surpassed the 56% mark, up from 55.98% to 56.15% (0.17 point increase).
Suggests you to install add-ons for everything.
If you’ve been wondering what happened to the Linux version of Opera or where did your bookmarks go then today is the day when you will get answers to some of your questions.
Here is a sum up of what was answered:
Q: Where are real bookmarks?
A: If you hate a Speed Dial implementation, there are extensions to bring this functionality back.
Grab your Android phones (or tablets), guys, as Mozilla has recently released a new Beta version of Firefox 23, which should keep you busy for a little while.
The question is: what has changed since the last build? Smaller screen size users will be happy to know that Firefox 23 address bar (which Mozilla calls “The Awesome Bar”) will be automatically hidden when not in use, saving you some precious pixel space.
In addition to that, Firefox for Android has also received the RSS feed reader update, allowing you to quickly subscribe to your favorite web sites when visiting them (simply long tap on the Awesome Bar to do so).