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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Tip: How To Disable Android In-App Ads

By | November 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Tip: How To Disable Android In-App AdsGood news for consumers and bad for Android developers.

If you’ve been annoyed by a boatload of ads on your applications and a possible battery drain, then your life is about to get easier. Thanks to the recently released Adblock Plus application for Android, it will block both web site and in-app ads.

The best part? Adblock Plus is free and requires no rooting.
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E4X To Be Completely Removed In Firefox 18

By | November 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

E4X To Be Completely Removed In Firefox 18ECMAScript for XML (or simply E4X), a programming language extension that adds the native XML to JavaScript, is about to be phased out.

According to Mozilla’s Dave Mandelin, E4X is deprecated and “will be disabled by default for content in Firefox 16, disabled by default for chrome in Firefox 17, and removed in Firefox 18”.

As an alternative, Mozilla suggests using DOMParser / DOMSerializer or a non-native JXON algorithm instead.
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Firefox For Android Update Brings Security Improvements

By | November 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Firefox For Android Update Brings Security ImprovementsAnd few other features.

As the never ending release cycle continues, Mozilla has released a new beta version of its Firefox web browser for Android.

Thanks to a list of bad sites provided by Google, the following build will now warn users about the potentially harmful websites. In addition to that, you will get search suggestions (over a secure HTTPS connection) when typing.
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IE10 For Windows 7 Defaults To DNT As Well

By | November 26, 2012 | 8 Comments

IE10 For Windows 7 Defaults To DNT As WellNo surprises here.

Despite the uproar from various ad agencies and such, it looks like when it came to rethinking its decision to enable the “Do Not Track” header by default, Microsoft did not flinch for a second.

According to the official Internet Explorer blog post, customers launching IE10 for the first time will be greeted with a welcome page that includes instructions on how to disable the “Do Not Track” signal.
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Download Firefox 17 Final

By | November 23, 2012 | 4 Comments

Download Firefox 17 FinalWith social integration and more.

Prior to dropping the 64 bit support, Mozilla has also released the final build of the Firefox 17 web browser.

Focusing on the social aspect, the following build includes a revised Social API and support for Facebook Messenger (see screenshot below). In addition to that, Firefox 17 now has a click to play blocklist, which will protect unsuspecting consumers from running the vulnerable plugin version.
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Mozilla Cancels The 64 Bit Version of Firefox For Windows

By | November 22, 2012 | 9 Comments

Mozilla Cancels The 64 Bit Version of Firefox For WindowsOS X and Linux builds development to continue.

If you’ve been anxiously waiting for the official 64 bit Firefox release for Windows then grab some pills as Mozilla has just announced the plans to halt its development.

Why would they do that? According to Mozilla’s Benjamin Smedberg, they got things to do. As stated in the mozilla.dev.planning discussion board, crashes submitted by those using the 64 bit version of Firefox are treated as a second class citizens and are not actually tagged as a high priority reports. Why? Well, as he says, “because we are working on other things.”.
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Windows 8 Benchmarks: IE10 vs. Firefox 16 vs. Google Chrome 23 vs. Opera 12.1

By | November 21, 2012 | 18 Comments

Windows 8 Benchmarks: IE10 vs. Firefox 16 vs. Google Chrome 23 vs. Opera 12.1With Microsoft publishing a developer preview version of Windows 8 back in 2011, it’s time to find out, which (if any) of the web browser companies actually did their homework and optimized the software for the latest OS.

Web Browsers

Internet Explorer 10
Firefox 16
Google Chrome 23
Opera 12.10
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Tips: 50 Performance Tricks To Make Your HTML5 Applications And Sites Faster

By | November 21, 2012 | 3 Comments

Tips: 50 Performance Tricks To Make Your HTML5 Applications And Sites FasterNow here is something for the developers.

During Microsoft’s BUILD 2012 conference, Jatinder Mann the Program Manager for Internet Explorer, has shared an impressive amount of tips and tricks to speed up your applications and web sites.

The video below will tell you how to:
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Download Opera 12.11 (32 And 64 Bit)

By | November 20, 2012 | 9 Comments

Download Opera 12.11
If you can find a working mirror.

What’s better than Opera 12.10? Opera 12.11, of course.

Focusing on stability and security improvements, the following build improves the overall Gmail experience, patches SPDY support and fixes a total of two security related vulnerabilities.

That’s pretty much it.
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Opera Launches Unlimited Music Service In Russia

By | November 19, 2012 | 2 Comments

Opera Launches Unlimited Music Service In RussiaFor Windows Phone, Android and iOS (limited functionality).

Now here is something interesting to kickstart your day. In Russia, a country where Opera is especially loved, Norwegian company is launching an unlimited music service.

Priced at 150 rubles per month ($4.75), Windows Phone and Android users will be able to stream and download music from a selection of over 2 million tracks (Russian and non-Russian) while the iPhone and iPad users will be limited to streaming service only. Why? Limited iOS functionality and restrictions are blamed.

[Via TechCrunch]