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.
Forget all those rumors for a while, here is something definitive: a release of the Opera Mini 7.
Targeted towards the J2ME, BlackBerry and S60 device users, the following build introduces two new features, a new “Smart Page” with social integration as well as support for unlimited speed dials, which is something Internet junkies will appreciate.
Those are not the only changes though.
Even though the Windows 8 Release Preview build is yet to be released, guys from WinBeta have managed to install it ahead of time and give you a small sneak peak of what’s to come.
In a 14 minute video below, you can see exactly what has been changed since the Windows 8 Consumer Preview build and in case you care only about the IE10 Metro, here are a couple of screenshots.
When it comes to the search engine agreements, web browser makers tend to extend their partnerships for at least a year or two. For instance, back in 2011, Opera Software has renewed their deal with Google for another year while Mozilla has recently signed a 3 year old contract.
Why are we telling you all this? Well, we have just received a letter from Opera’s Investor Relations group and it’s quite an interesting one.
More fuel to the rumor’s fire.
It looks like Facebook management decided not to bother with the Google Chrome anymore as their latest “unsupported web browsers” page has since then removed the search giant’s web browser.
Ultimately, it’s just an exciting number.
This is it, after months and months of waiting, the search giant has finally released the very first Beta build of the Google Chrome 20 web browser.
Although it is yet to include any new features, the earlier Google Chrome 20 Dev (Alpha) builds had a slightly wider new tab button, making it easier to users click on as well as other UI refinements, nothing too ground breaking so far.
Or how IE9 renders the poorly written code.
Here is an interesting observation for you. Today, guys behind the Norwegian web browser have released a new Beta build, which features various improvements and bug fixes.
However, the site appears to be broken when using previous snapshot (Build 1433) and even current one.
With all the speculations floating around, you might be wondering that it doesn’t make much sense for the Facebook to buy Opera Software, however, this is not exactly the case.
According to the recent rumors, the social networking giant is working on a Facebook Phone (FacePhone, if you will), which, as you might guess, requires a decent web browser and this is exactly where Opera shines.
Launches more “Are We” web sites.
As you might know, Mozilla has a couple of sites that help users to tracks Firefox’s progress, such as:
Now, it looks like the open source organization will be extending its portfolio with a couple more gems, those include:
Oh boy, here we go…
Well, here is something to get you going. According to the latest rumor from TNW, Opera Software is looking for a potential buyer, ranging from Yandex, Google (we don’t see the deal being approved by the EU) and most importantly, Facebook.
Having already acquired Instagram for a cool $1 billion, Facebook’s next target might indeed be Opera, which, depending on its future plans (dumbing down + social integration), will upset a lot of Opera’s loyal users.
Well, here is an interesting turn of events, more than 2 years ago, Google has announced that it will bundle the Adobe Flash Player with its Google Chrome web browser. Now, according to the recent leak, Microsoft will do the very same thing and bundle it with the upcoming Internet Explorer 10 release.