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.
Why would anyone pay it to use IE anyway?
Yes, Microsoft charges $60 a year to use Internet Explorer because it’s that good. The good news? Assuming it works, you will be able to watch today’s Xbox Reveal event right on your Xbox, no gold membership required.
What about everyone else? Just head over to the following page and enjoy the live stream experience, and in case you have a Windows Phone, Microsoft has just published a new app, allowing you to watch the event on your phone. Only 9 hours remain.
And here are a couple of (completely unrelated) Xbox .GIFs
With no 3rd party cookie blocking.
Well, it looks like Firefox 22 won’t be as exciting as it was promised to be. According to PCWorld, Mozilla has postponed the idea in order “to collect and analyze data on the effect of blocking some third-party cookies.” whatever that means.
However, there is still at least one thing that will get you going. OdinMonkey, Mozilla’s asm.js optimization module is a part of this Beta build and as you might know already, it’s awesome.
It feels like there was a while since the last major release of Firefox. Well, today is the day when we reset the timer as this week Mozilla has released the final build of Firefox 21 for both PC and Android.
So what can you expect from it? The desktop release adds a support for multiple providers in Mozilla’s Social API, improves the user interface for Do Not Track option so people know what there are choosing and offers some minor improvements and bug fixes that can be seen in the changelog below.
Firefox 21 Final Changelog
And the drama continues…
Back in March, Google has published a “Chrome Everywhere” video, which, as you might have guessed from the title, celebrates the availability of Google’s Chrome web browser on a pretty much every platform and form factor.
Well, it looks like Microsoft has a different idea and this is what it looks like:
And one more thing…
How else can Google demonstrate its superiority? Display how WebP compares to JPEG or PNG, obviously. Without sacrificing the quality, WebP is able to achieve dramatic reduction in size by up to 34% when compared to JPEG and up to 26% when compared to PNG.
Shows an amazing difference in bandwidth and file size.
As the I/O event continues, Google has just compared its VP9 video compression standard to H.264 and as you can see in the slide above, VP9 offered a decrease in size of 63% when compared to H.264, at least in one particular video.