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.
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.
Wants to make your life easier.
After a bumpy Firefox 16 Final release, Mozilla has decided to reveal one of the upcoming Firefox 17 features: the social API.
While the company was not keen on sharing exactly what they plan to do with the API, a blog post informed that it might function in a Flock like fashion or as they put it, “As services integrate with Firefox via the Social API sidebar, it will be easy for you to keep up with friends and family anywhere you go on the Web without having to open a new Web page or switch between tabs. You can stay connected to your favorite social network even while you are surfing the Web, watching a video or playing a game,”.
And a laptop.
Following the recent Pwnium 2 competition, a hacker nicknamed “Pinkie Pie”, has successfully compromised Google’s Chrome web browser and received a free Chromebook and a cash prize of $60,000.
Earlier this year, Pinkie Pie and Sergey Glazunov have also reaped a reward of $60,000, following the successful escape of everyone’s beloved sandbox.
Opera Mobile concept coming up next week.
With the approaching launch of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, it appears that some Google Chrome fans have decided to create a mockup on how the favorite web browser would look like running on a WP8 hardware.
The result? See the pictures below.
Just in time for the Windows 8.
Now here is something for all the Firefox users out there. With the approaching release of the IE10, here comes the answer from Mozilla: a final version of Firefox 16.