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.
June, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari – Up; Firefox, Opera – Down
New month brings new data, let’s take a look.
Microsoft’s Internet Explorer continues to do well, it has since surpassed the 56% mark, up from 55.98% to 56.15% (0.17 point increase).
Suggests you to install add-ons for everything.
If you’ve been wondering what happened to the Linux version of Opera or where did your bookmarks go then today is the day when you will get answers to some of your questions.
Here is a sum up of what was answered:
Q: Where are real bookmarks?
A: If you hate a Speed Dial implementation, there are extensions to bring this functionality back.
Grab your Android phones (or tablets), guys, as Mozilla has recently released a new Beta version of Firefox 23, which should keep you busy for a little while.
The question is: what has changed since the last build? Smaller screen size users will be happy to know that Firefox 23 address bar (which Mozilla calls “The Awesome Bar”) will be automatically hidden when not in use, saving you some precious pixel space.
In addition to that, Firefox for Android has also received the RSS feed reader update, allowing you to quickly subscribe to your favorite web sites when visiting them (simply long tap on the Awesome Bar to do so).
Unusable with dark Windows 8 theme.
If you are not using Opera Link, Notes, RSS Reader / Mail and Bookmarks then today is going to be a good day because Norwegian browser maker has just released the final version of Opera 15.
Since you already read about Opera 15 dozens of times, there is no point of repeating the very same thing. Yes, it’s a reboot and yes, it lacks some of the key Opera 12.x features.
New web browser benchmark results are here.
With fresh releases from almost every company, guys at TomsHardware did a series of tests on their Windows 8 machine to find out exactly, which browser should you chose if you are not tied to a specific UI or add-ons that are exclusive to one ecosystem.
Although Internet Explorer 11 is missing from action, we expect to see updated results fairly soon.
For the mobile OS that is yet to be launched, it looks like Mozilla’s Firefox OS was received pretty enthusiastically in the developer community. As it turns outs, 25% of all mobile developers have expressed their interest in Firefox OS, beating BlackBerry and Tizen devices.
In addition to that, the survey also shows a 35% interest in the HTML mobile apps, which is exactly what Mozilla is gambling on.
And this is what it looks like in a visual format:
Shadows will remain.
Now here is something uneventful yet still very worth mentioning: a new Firefox logo, which was designed with mobile in mind.
How so? According to Mozilla, it was optimized to look crisper and cleaner on devices with small screens yet would still scale really well on high resolution displays (such as qHD resolution Windows 8.1 ultrabooks and tablets).
Takes one week to notify its users.
Now here is something that is not pleasant for any company or its product(s) users. Opera Software has just informed everyone about a network breach (that was uncovered on June 19th), which has grave consequences for those that were affected.
According to the blog post, attackers have stolen the Opera code signing certificate and used it to sign and distribute some malware distinguished as Opera browser.
It’s all about the touch.
Following the release of Windows 8.1 Preview, users installing the following build will also be able to try the latest version of Internet Explorer 11, which seems to be aimed towards improving the touch based usage scenarios.
Now, depending on your usage, it might not look as exciting as you expect (considering that it will soon be a year since IE10 RTM’ed). Basically if all your do is use touch then Internet Explorer 11 is exactly what you’ve been waiting for.
Here’s what you can expect: