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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New HTTP Status To Include Censorship Code

By | June 19, 2012 | 3 Comments

New HTTP Status To Include Censorship Code Tim Bray, the co-creator of the XML markup language, has suggested a new error code for the web censorship, which should inform users that their content is being blocked.

Described as “A New HTTP Status Code for Legally-restricted Resources” it should display the following details:

Code: 451
Description: Unavailable for Legal Reasons
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Testing Opera 12 Final

By | June 19, 2012 | 66 Comments

Enough said.
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Junior: The iPad Web Browser From Mozilla

By | June 18, 2012 | 5 Comments

Junior: The iPad Web Browser From Mozilla“Reinvents” web browser by borrowing ideas from the Internet Explorer 10.

Well, here is something different for your news flow. After releasing Firefox Mobile for the Android devices, Mozilla went ahead and skinned a new web browser for the iPad, which, as you might guess, does use WebKit to render everything.

After a small introduction, guys at Mozilla said that they “wanted to make something entirely new” and “look into how we could reinvent the browser for a new form factor.”
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Internet Explorer Tax. Sure, Why Not?

By | June 15, 2012 | 14 Comments

Internet Explorer Tax. Sure, Why Not?Free publicity helps.

If you have free cash to burn then here is something to be excited about.

Australia’s tech retailer, Kogan, has decided to charge the Internet Explorer 7 users a 6.8% tax, just because they haven’t upgraded.

Once they open the checkout page, the following pop up will be shown:
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Opera’s Chief Standards Officer Leaves The Company

By | June 15, 2012 | 34 Comments

Opera’s Chief Standards Officer Leaves The CompanyJust after the Opera 12 release.

Charles McCathieNevile (or Chaals), the CSO of the Opera Software and the guy who have worked at W3C for more than 6 years, will be leaving the company.

There is no official statement yet from the Chaals himself, however, we have just received the following email:
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Download Opera 12 Final

By | June 14, 2012 | 23 Comments

Download Opera 12 FinalIntroduces the 64 bit builds for Windows and more.

Today is a good day for all the Opera users as Norwegian browser maker has just announced the availability of the Opera 12 Final.

If you haven’t tried the beta version yet, there are a lot of things to be excited about. Following other web browsers, Opera 12 now includes a support for the out-of-process plug-ins, full hardware acceleration (disabled by default) and themes that are similar to those of Firefox (aka Personas).
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Meet Apple Safari 6, World’s Fastest Web Browser?

By | June 13, 2012 | 76 Comments

Meet Apple Safari 6, World’s Fastest Web Browser?Probably not.

During the WWDC keynote, Craig Federighi, Apple’s vice president of Mac Software Engineering, has made some bold statements regarding web browsers.

According to Craig, in addition to a new, Core Animation based scrolling architecture, which will deliver a silky smooth scrolling, Safari 6 will also have the “fastest JavaScript engine of any browser on the planet” and “lightning fast page loading,”
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Download Google Chrome Metro

By | June 12, 2012 | 8 Comments

Download Google Chrome MetroAfter the recent announcement, guys at the Silicon Valley have released the very first build of the Google Chrome Metro web browser.

As you might guess, it was designed for the upcoming Windows 8 OS, which should shake up the tablet market.

Overall, Google Chrome looks bland, does not follow any Metro design guidelines and borrows its UI from the desktop version rather than the Firefox or IE Metro implementations.
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Microsoft Fights W3C, Following The Updated “Do Not Track” Draft

By | June 11, 2012 | 7 Comments

Microsoft Fights W3C, Following The Updated “Do Not Track” DraftJust after enabling the “Do Not Track” attribute by default on IE10, guys at W3C have updated their DNT specifications as they now require web browsers to have this feature disabled during initial software launch.

Here is what they have to say:

Today we reaffirmed the group consensus that a user agent MUST NOT set a default of DNT:1 or DNT:0, unless the act of selecting that user agent is itself a choice that expresses the user’s preference for privacy. In all cases, a DNT signal MUST be an expression of a user’s preference.

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May, 2012: Google’s Chrome Share Up; Everyone’s Else – Down

By | June 8, 2012 | 24 Comments


After reaching the 50% market share mark, Internet Explorer reverted some of its gains and is back to 49.87%, 0.13 point decrease.

Only few more points remain as Google Chrome slowly climbs towards the 20% mark, up from 17.41% to 18.05%, 0.64 point increase.
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