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.
Not pleased with the user growth.
During yesterday’s Q&A with the investors, Opera’s management has shared some details about its prospects going forward and how will it affect future revenue.
According to the keynote, they are not pleased with the desktop growth and although Opera is keeping up in the key markets like Russia, there is no excitement anywhere else.
Or so the press says.
As reported earlier, due to some technical issues, the European version of the Windows 7 SP1 did not have a browser ballot screen for many months. Even though the software giant has since apologized for the glitch, it looks like it won’t be left unnoticed.
Now, as reported by Engadget, Microsoft will indeed be charged. According to the terms of agreement and the overall mood, Microsoft might face a fine of as much as $7.4 billion or 10 percent of its annual turnover.
With IE support and other goodies.
Following the recent dashboard update, Microsoft has reportedly launched Xbox SmartGlass slightly ahead its Windows 8 launch schedule.
With multiple users already reporting a fully functional feature set, the software giant has also issued a video walkthrough, which shows a software engineer using Xbox SmartGlass to get relevant TV Shows data and most importantly, surf the web with the help of Samsung’s upcoming Ativ S Windows Phone.
No download links yet.
It looks like the preview version of the Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 will be revealed really soon, as spotted by Neowin, the software giant has already uploaded the download page, which, as of now, is not yet fully functional.
As expected, Microsoft’s Windows XP and Vista were left behind. However, it is available for the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system.
Did Opera just overwrote all your bookmarks? Not all is lost, yet.
Today, due to my mistake and a possible bug in the latest build of the Opera 12.2 (Build: 1627), I have lost all my bookmarks, ranging from 2004 till this day.
Now, although I had a backup, the recently changed location of the Opera bookmarks file (I’ve moved it to another drive), it did not include the data. Needless to say, I wasn’t very happy.
How did this happen?
Aurora builds only.
For more than a year, Mozilla has talked about the Web as the app development platform and now, with the launch of recent Firefox Aurora builds for Android, then open source organization has revealed some of its development fruits: the Firefox Marketplace.
In case you don’t fuse Android or don’t feel like downloading anything, here is a screenshot to give you a better idea on how does the marketplace look like:
Costs only $249.
Prior the third quarter earnings announcement, $2.18 billion in profit vs. $2.73 billion a year ago, the search giant has revealed a new, ARM based Chromebook by Samsung.
According to a specs sheet, the following models has a dual-core A15-based Samsung Exynos 5 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 display and 16GB of the built in storage. As far as other measurements go, it weighs 2.5 pounds and has a slim, 0.8 inch profile.
And here’s the catch…
We have some good and bad news for you today, according to the recent blog post by Microsoft, the software giant will release a new build of Internet Explorer 10 for the Windows 7 operating system sometime in mid-November.
The bad news? It won’t even be a final version, nope, just a “Preview”.
Windows Phone only.
Interestingly enough, the struggling handset manufacturer has released the Xpress Beta app, which not only uses its own rendering engine (unlike other Windows Phone browsers) but also compresses data, just like Opera Mobile.