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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Opera Kills Service That “Changed Everything”

By | April 24, 2012 | 32 Comments

Opera Kills Service That "Changed Everything"

Unhappy users all over the web, all 3 of them.

Good news, after a lackluster success with the overhyped Opera Unite service, it looks like Opera Software has finally come to fruition and will be discontinuing it along with the Widgets as well as Voice, saving both money and valuable resources.
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Google Goes Mental: Increases Chrome Rewards To $20,000

By | April 24, 2012 | 7 Comments

Google Goes Mental: Increases Chrome Rewards To $20,000

If previous cash rewards were not enough to encourage you to start sniffing the code, then we have some good news.
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IE8 vs. Google Chrome 18 vs. Firefox 11 vs. Opera 11.6 vs. Safari 5.1

By | April 23, 2012 | 14 Comments

IE8 vs. Google Chrome 18 vs. Firefox 11 vs. Opera 11.6 vs. Safari 5.1

Windows XP edition.

Despite very positive Windows 7 reviews, it still remains the #2 operating system, right behind everyone’s beloved Windows XP. And although trend favors Windows 7, it does not mean that the XP users should be left behind. Since Internet Explorer 9 won’t run on this OS, guys at TomsHardware have decided to test IE8 against the top 4 web browsers.
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Opera 12 Beta Is Almost Here

By | April 20, 2012 | 63 Comments

Opera 12 Beta Is Almost Here

Since the very first alpha release of Opera 12, developers were busy fixing bugs and adding new features.

Recently, Norwegian browser maker has included a camera support in one of its pre-beta release, which, according to our readers, should boost Opera’s HTML5 score by 20 points. However, this is not yet enough to reclaim the number one spot from Maxthon.
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Microsoft Breaks Your Heart, Wants To Be “Just Friends”

By | April 19, 2012 | 3 Comments

Microsoft Breaks Your Heart, Wants To Be "Just Friends"

As HTML5 is now more mainstream than ever (insert a hipster comment right here), Microsoft has teamed up with a “music star” Jasmine Villegas to create a pretty neat video for her song “Just a Friend”.
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Google Chrome Beta For Android 4.0 Updated

By | April 18, 2012 | 1 Comment

Continuing battle across a variety of different fronts, the search giant has issued an update for its Google Chrome web browser.

Still available for the Android Ice Cream Sandwich users only, the following Beta release brings a couple of welcome changes, including:
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Horrible Opera Scrolling Performance? No Fix In Sight

By | April 17, 2012 | 34 Comments

Horrible Opera Scrolling Performance? No Fix In SightIf you’ve been experiencing lag while scrolling various web pages (especially if surfing them with a zoom level higher than 100%), there we have some good and bad news for you.

The good news is that according to one of the reddit users, “Opera is bad at scrolling pages with elements that have the position:fixed property.”
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The HTML5 Version Of Skype Coming

By | April 17, 2012 | 4 Comments

The HTML5 Version Of Skype Coming

Slightly more than 6 months ago, Microsoft has finalized the acquisition of Skype for a total of $8.5 billion. Now, a recent job posting by the software giant has revealed that Microsoft has some big plans for the popular VOIP service or more specifically, the web version of Skype.

According to sources, at least 4 job ads titled “Skype for Browsers” are looking for software engineers with a “real world experience developing HTML5 UI’s including rich interaction based on JavaScript.”
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Maxthon, A New King Of HTML5

By | April 16, 2012 | 19 Comments

Maxthon 3.3

If you’ve ever thought that Maxthon is just a peace of UI on top of a rendering engine, then you were wrong.

Thanks to their continuous effort to drive web standards, Maxthon has been recently added to the HTML5Test and as you might have guessed from the title, they took the lead.
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Clueless Internet Explorer Team Continues A 2 Year Development Cycle

By | April 13, 2012 | 35 Comments

Clueless Internet Explorer Team Continues A 2 Year Development Cycle

It doesn’t exactly help to compete when you release updates only once in two years and according to the recently published roadmap, things aren’t about to change.
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