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.
RoboHornet 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.
Even 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.
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.
Ahead 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.
According to the recent report by Strangeloop, a company that specializes in website performance, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer was 8% faster in loading the majority of web pages when compares to the Google’s Chrome.
As stated in the document, IE10 average load time was 6.392 seconds, beating Firefox (6.395 seconds) and Google Chrome 20 (6.906).
Interestingly enough, overall pages loading performance was 9% slower when compared to the previous year’s report, which is blamed on heavier and heavier web sites.
Now with “Smart Page”.
With today’s release of the Opera Mini 7.5 for Android, Norwegian browser maker has introduced a new feature, which will parse data from your Internet activity and suggest content (such as news and friend activity) that is relevant to your interests.
In addition to that, the following build brings various stability improvements that will likely improve your web experience.
If you’ve been anxiously waiting for the new phones running Mozilla’s Firefox OS, then listen carefully as we have some new details to share with you.
According to the recent report from WSJ, ZTE is planning to launch FOS smartphones in the first quarter of 2013.
Unfortunately, hardware specifications were not revealed but don’t be surprised if it’s not exactly a high end phone.
Thanks to a recent security vulnerability discovery, the German government’s Federal Office for Information Security, has advised users to use alternative web browsers until Microsoft fixes the issue, “a fast spreading of the code has to be feared.”, said BSI.
Meanwhile, Yunsun Wee, Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing spokesperson, said the the software giant is working on a fix and it should be available in the next few days.
Internet Explorer 10 is not affected.
Thanks to some clever engineering, a new attack has reportedly affected computers running IE7, IE8 and IE8 running on Windows XP, Vista and 7 machines.
According to the recent report, by utilizing Adobe’s Flash Player to conduct a “heap spray” and bypass Windows ASLR (Address Space Layout Randomization) protection, attackers have delivered “Poison Ivy” Trojan to unsuspecting victims.
Recently, Google has released a new stable build of its desktop web browser, which includes a new sandbox architecture.
Now, the search giant has shared some good news with its Android users as they too will be receiving a new build that strengthens web browser’s security.
According to the recent blog post, Chrome for Android sandbox was improved due to the multi-process architecture and Android’s User ID isolation technology.