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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August, 2012 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome, Safari – Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera – Down

By | September 3, 2012 | 2 Comments


As the summer passes by, it’s time to find out, how exactly did your favorite web browser perform in the month of August.

Starting with the Internet Explorer, we resume the long and unsurprising downtrend, down from 53.93% to 53.60% (0.33 point decrease).
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Download Opera 12.02

By | August 31, 2012 | 5 Comments

Download Opera 12.02As we wait for the Alpha/Beta release of the Opera 12.50, here is something to keep you busy for a little while: an update for the 12.x branch.

So what has changed? Not much, however, there is one important thing to note: as reported earlier, to improve web browser stability, Opera 12.02 disables the out of process plugins for the 32 bit Windows operating systems.
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Opera 12.5 Supports SPDY. Tip: Remove The Lighting Bolt Icon

By | August 30, 2012 | 4 Comments

Opera 12.5 Supports SPDY. Tip: Remove The Lighting Bolt IconWith the recent pre-alpha release of the Opera 12.50, Norwegian browser maker has implemented a much anticipated, SPDY networking protocol, which was previously available only in the Lab builds.

Unfortunately, the current SPDY connection indicator is not well implemented. Instead of displaying it in the address bar, Opera relies on the extension which might annoy those, who prefer clean and minimalistic UI. The good news: you can disabled it.
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Download Firefox 15 Final

By | August 29, 2012 | 6 Comments

Download Firefox 15 FinalGood news, it looks like Mozilla has speeded up its development cycle and released the final version of the Firefox 15 web browser ahead of its schedule.

So what’s new in this particular version? According to the changelog, there are a couple of nice new features, including the silent background updates, support for SPDY networking protocol v3 and optimized memory usage for the extensions.

However, those are not the only changes, here is a list of other new features and tweaks:
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Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) vs. Firefox 15, 14 vs. Google Chrome 23 vs. Opera 12.5

By | August 28, 2012 | 8 Comments

Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) vs. Firefox 15, 14 vs. Google Chrome 23 vs. Opera 12.5As we have reported earlier, Google has decided to create a yet another JavaScript benchmark and after publishing some preliminary browser results from other sources, we have decided to do a test of our own.

Web Browsers

Internet Explorer 10 Release Preview (Build 10.0.8400.0)
Firefox 14 (Version 14.0.1)
Firefox 15 Beta 5
Google Chrome 23 Dev (Build 23.0.1246.0)
Opera 12.5 Pre-Alpha (Build 1546)
Opera 12.5 Pre-Alpha (Build 1538)
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Octane JavaScript Benchmark Scores

By | August 27, 2012 | 9 Comments

Octane JavaScript Benchmark ScoresAs if there weren’t enough JavaScript benchmarks, the search giant has recently revealed a new one and it’s called “Octane”.

Why? According to Google, they wanted to create something that combines full, unaltered and well-known web applications and libraries.

Here are the initial results (higher is better):
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Internet Explorer 10: Enable The 64 Bit Browsing

By | August 27, 2012 | 9 Comments

Internet Explorer 10: Enable The 64 Bit BrowsingEven though Windows 8 includes both IE10 x86 and x86-64 versions, the later one utilizes 32-bit tabs by default.

How so? Mostly due to compatibility issues with plug-ins. However, here is a quick and easy way to enable the real 64-bit experience.

Here is how, go to:
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Download Google Chrome 22 Beta

By | August 24, 2012 | 3 Comments

Download Google Chrome 22 BetaGood news for the Google Chrome and especially Windows 8 users as the latest beta version of the search giant’s web browser has some neat goodies in store.

According to the official blog post, Google Chrome 22 includes the Pointer Lock JavaScript API, which allows games and apps to hide the mouse cursor from the screen and read the mouse movement data. The result? You can now play first person shooters in your web browser.
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Opera Software Q2 2012 Financial Results

By | August 23, 2012 | 8 Comments

Opera Software Q2 2012 Financial ResultsWith the announcement of Opera’s and Google’s search partnership, Norwegian browser maker has also revealed its numbers for the second quarter of 2012.

So how do their finances look like?

Financial Highlights
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Opera Software Renews Its Search Contract With Google

By | August 22, 2012 | 4 Comments

Opera Software Renews Its Search Contract With GoogleAfter a couple of months of negotiations, it looks like both companies have finally agreed to the terms and have since signed the search partner agreement.

As a part of the contract, Google will be a default search provider for both Opera’s desktop and mobile web browsers.

Thankfully, the contract will expire in less than two years rather than months, on 01.08.2014.