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.
When it comes to the socially engineered malware, it looks like Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is the only web browser that manages to fight it well.
According to the latest study by NSS Labs, IE10 running on the Windows 8 protected test systems against 99.1% of all the malicious web pages, followed by Google’s Chrome 70.4% mark.
However, when it came to Firefox and Safari, the block rates were incredibly low, 4.2% and 4.3% respectively.
No surprises here.
As Microsoft continues to push its implementation of the Do Not Track feature, more and more companies shove it back.
Following Apache, Yahoo has also issued a statement saying that they will not honor the IE10’s default DNT setting because it doesn’t express user intent.
With the recent release of IOS 6, Opera Software has announced the availability of the new update for its Opera Mini web browser for both iPhone and iPad.
So what can you expect from this build? In addition to various bug fixes and performance improvements, the following release also includes a support for IOS 4.2 as well as integration with IOS 6 Facebook framework.
That’s pretty much it.
Before switching to the fast release cycle, Mozilla was used to receiving blue and delicious cakes from the Microsoft’s IE team, congratulating them on another Firefox release.
However, as the time passed by and release pace picked up, Microsoft has switched to the cupcakes.
Now, according to guys from Mozilla, they have decided to initiate a sweet tradition and delivered a cake to the IE headquarters in Redmond as well.
Well, here is an interesting piece of news for you today, earlier this year, Mozilla has complained about the possible restrictions for web browsers running on the Windows RT, which wasn’t left unnoticed by the EU itself.
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.