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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Firefox 19 To Include Australis Interface

By | October 3, 2012 | 27 Comments

Firefox 19 To Include Australis InterfaceReminds us of the Google Chrome.

If you’ve been waiting used Firefox for quite some time now and new skins no longer satisfy your needs, then here is something to cheer you up.

According to the recent report, the upcoming Firefox 19 release will include a new UI called Australis, which aims to create a “smooth and streamlined appearance”.
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Yandex.ru Launches Its Own Web Browser

By | October 2, 2012 | 3 Comments

Yandex.ru Launches Its Own Web Browser

Another Chrome clone.

Well, with everyone launching their own implementation of the Chromium web browser (aka the name and logo change), here comes another one and this time it’s from, Yandex, a Russian search company.
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Download Opera 12.10 Beta

By | October 2, 2012 | 4 Comments

Download Opera 12.10 BetaThis is it, after dozens of snapshots and weeks of waiting, the very first beta build of the Opera 12.10 web browser is here.

So what exactly can you expect from the following release? Quite a few changes, actually but most importantly, it promises to improve the overall web sites compatibility thanks to the support of the CSS vendor prefixes, such as: -webkit-background-size, -webkit-transform, etc.
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Opera Promises Opera Mini / Opera Mobile For The Windows Phone 8

By | October 1, 2012 | 5 Comments

Opera Promises Opera Mini / Opera Mobile For The Windows Phone 8

If SDK supports it.

Back in May, we wrote about the possibility of the Opera Mobile web browser for both Windows Phone and Windows 8 tablets.
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How To Create A New Default Firefox Experience In Your Enterprise

By | September 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

How To Create A New Default Firefox Experience In Your EnterpriseThis is a guest post by Mike Kaply.

As a developer or designer, how often are you satisfied with “off the shelf”? Templates are great because they offer a natural jumping off point for your creativity, but if it were a “take it or leave it” proposition – most of us would leave it.

The Internet browser is no different. Firefox and Chrome are the jumping off point for providing the essentials for navigating the web, but to really make it work for you, there’s a universe of add-ons and extensions to customize the experience.
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Microsoft Creates Its Own Version Of RoboHornet

By | September 27, 2012 | 5 Comments

Microsoft Creates Its Own Version Of RoboHornetCalls it RoboHornet Pro.

After topping the search giant’s benchmark chart, Microsoft was quick to note that while they are happy with the result, RoboHornet does not actually represent a real word browser usage, instead, it focuses in a specific aspects of browser performance.

Therefore, the software giant has decided to take the existing code and add CSS3 Animations, CSS3 Transforms, CSS3 Text Shadows, custom WOFF fonts, Unicode, Touch and other, “real world” aspects, resulting in a Matrix like looking benchmark, which can be seen in the video below:
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Benchmarks: IE10 vs. Google Chrome 21 vs. Firefox 15 vs. Opera 12

By | September 26, 2012 | 14 Comments

Benchmarks: IE10 vs. Google Chrome 21 vs. Firefox 15 vs. Opera 12RoboHornet Alpha 1.

Just yesterday, Google has launched an open source benchmark tool called RoboHornet, which according to the search giant itself, “encompasses all aspects of browser performance and everything that matters to web developers, like performance of layout and localStorage”.

Now, before you get all cranky and claim that it’s just another useless test to demonstrate Chrome’s superiority, you might want to check the results first.
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Microsoft Faces $7.4 Billion Fine Over Browser Ballot Screen

By | September 25, 2012 | 6 Comments

Microsoft Faces $7.4 Billion Fine Over Browser Ballot ScreenEven though it took people two years to notice that the screen was gone.

Just some time ago, we have reported that the supposed ballot screen for the EU version of the Windows 7 was not actually enabled due to the glitch in the system.

Now, the European Competition Commissioner, Joaquin Almunia, has stated that they need to “react” to Microsoft’s misstep, suggesting tremendous fines for the software giant.
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Download Google Chrome 23 Dev (Alpha)

By | September 24, 2012 | 2 Comments

Download Google Chrome 23 Dev (Alpha)With Windows 8 mode.

If you’ve been playing with Google Chrome and Windows 8 Metro mode for quite some time now, then we have some good news to share.

Starting from build 23.0.1270.0, the search giant has added a new feature in one of its dev builds, which allow users to seamlessly switch between Metro and Desktop modes, mostly because from now on, Chrome on Windows 8 will use same user profile for both instances.
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HTML5 To Be Finalized in 2014, HTML 5.1 Coming Shortly Afterwards

By | September 24, 2012 | 2 Comments

HTML5 To Be Finalized in 2014, HTML 5.1 Coming Shortly AfterwardsAhead of its 2022 schedule.

Believe it or not but the original timeline to finalize HTML5 was ridiculous. Thankfully, the World Wide Web Consortium has changed its mind and is now targeting year 2014, which is far more reasonable.

As far as the schedule goes, W3C plans to release a HTML 5.0 Candidate Recommendation in late 2012 and HTML 5.1 in late 2016.
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