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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Download Firefox 18 Final

By | January 9, 2013 | 6 Comments

Download Firefox 18 FinalUp to 25% faster JavaScript with IonMonkey.

Good news for all your performance enthusiasts out there as Mozilla has just released the final build of the Firefox 18 web browser, which promises up to 25% faster JavaScript, thanks to IonMonkey.

What else is new? In addition to the eliminated animations for themes, Firefox 18 also includes tab switchin performance improvements, a support for Retina Display on OS X 10.7, initial support for WebRTC and a new HTML scaling algorithm, which is set to improve the overall image quality.
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Firefox OS Hands On (Video)

By | January 8, 2013 | 7 Comments

Firefox OS Hands On (Video)With all kinds of news flooding the channels, thanks to the CES 2013, TheVerge had a chance to play with a demo unit running what presumably is the latest build of the Firefox OS.

As far as hardware goes, it’s a low end phone with ARMv6 CPU and 256MB of RAM. Interestingly enough, it looks like FF OS will be restricted to the single core 800MHz processors at launch.

And here is the video:
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Firefox Tip: Mark Important Tabs

By | January 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Firefox Tip: Mark Important TabsJust the tip.

If you find yourself stuck with tons of open tabs but don’t really want to check them one by one, here is a simple extension, which allows you to mark the important sites and close everything else.

That’s pretty much it, really. One the add-on is installed, you can start tagging them with a simple click or a keyboard shortcut.

Download.

[Via: FirefoxFacts]

Download Firefox 20 Alpha

By | January 4, 2013 | 9 Comments

Download Firefox 20 AlphaIf you like missing out feature(s).

Up until Firefox 19, users were able to stop GIF animations from loading (and looping) with a simple tap of the Esc button.

Now, according to GHacks, the latest nightly build of Firefox 20 (currently tagged as Alpha 1), this feature is no more.
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December, 2012 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera – Up; Firefox, Safari – Down

By | January 3, 2013 | 2 Comments


When you look back, in 2011 a lot of people thought that Internet Explorer was pretty much doomed and that Google Chrome and Firefox will dominate the desktop space for an indefinite amount of time. Well, look how things have change… or did they?
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December, 2012 Mobile Market Share: Opera Mini, Chrome – Up; Safari, Android – Down

By | January 2, 2013 | 2 Comments

Ever wanted to know what happened to web browsers before (and after) the world has come to an end? Well, now you can, we have the technology.
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Play Dune 2 In Your Browser

By | January 1, 2013 | 2 Comments

Play Dune 2 In Your Browser

Free of charge.

Dune 2, one of the best RTS games of all time, can now be played in your web browser, thanks to the HTML5 and JavaScript god, Aleksander Guryanov.

If you had a PC in the 90s, there is a high probability that hearing someone say “Westwood Studios” will send shivers down your spine. Unfortunately, all good things come to an end. The studios were later bought out by the EA Games, a lot of people left to join Petroglyph Games, Command & Conquer franchise was turned into a joke and your childhood memories were pushed down the drain.

Thanks, EA.

Download Google Chrome 25

By | December 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Download Google Chrome 25With disabled silent extensions.

After abusing the silent extensions feature for some time now, the 3rd parties are about to get smacked.

According to Peter Ludwig, the Product Manager of Google Chrome, the recently released version of Google Chrome (25) will disable the silent extension installation feature. Not only that but the add-ons that were previously installed using this method will be automatically disabled as well. However, it will be done in a respectful manner thanks to a one time prompt, which will offer an option to re-enable some or all of the installed extensions.
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Microsoft Creates A Christmas Themed Benchmark For Your Web Browser

By | December 28, 2012 | 1 Comment

Microsoft Creates A Christmas Themed Benchmark For Your Web BrowserThis is Penguin Mark.

As if we haven’t seen enough holiday themed web sites and haven’t heard enough Christmas songs, Microsoft has decided to combine all of these into a web browser benchmark.

According to the IE Team, this test utilizes “hardware-accelerated HTML5 capabilities like canvas, CSS3 animations and transitions, audio, WOFF, power and performance APIs, and more.”
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UC Browser 2.7 For Windows Phone Released

By | December 27, 2012 | 12 Comments

UC Browser For Windows Phone Receives A Major Update

For both WP7 and WP8.

Now here is something to fill the gap in case you are not satisfied with the IE9 or IE10 Mobile: a new version of UC Browser
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