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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Sleipnir 3, 3.5 For PC And Sleipnir Mobile 2 For Iphone, Ipad Released

By | July 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sleipnir 3,3.5 For PC And Sleipnir Mobile 2 For Iphone, Ipad ReleasedMerges your phone with a web browser.

It looks like guys at the Fenrir Inc. were quite busy developing a set of new web browsers for both PC and the iOS devices, including:

Sleipnir 3 for Windows
Sleipnir 3.5 for Mac OS X
Sleipnir Mobile 2.0 for iPhone and iPad 2
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Google To Pay $22.5 Million For Users Tracking

By | July 10, 2012 | 2 Comments

Google To Pay $22.5 Million For Users TrackingAs reported earlier, Google has bypassed the cookie settings in both Apple’s Safari and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer web browsers. Thankfully, it wasn’t left unnoticed by the Federal Trade Commission.

Now, according to the WSJ, Google is close to a settlement, which would require them to pay a total of $22.5 million to the FTC.
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Maxthon Issues Official Response Regarding The HTML5Test

By | July 10, 2012 | 18 Comments

Maxthon Issues Official Response Regarding The HTML5TestReestablishes the trust.

Recently, Maxthon was accused of cheating its score in the HTML5Test but, as it turns out, it’s not all doom and gloom for the Chinese company.

As explained in their official blog post, they simply released a build that (partially) supports Web GL, ‘Get user media’ and ‘Subtitles’ attributes too quickly and that, as a result, caused quite a backlash.
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SPDY vs. HTTP Benchmarks

By | July 9, 2012 | 8 Comments

SPDY vs. HTTP BenchmarksIs it really that much better?

As more and more web browsers support SPDY, the experimental network protocol, which was developed by Google, we have decided to find out, how much better is it when compared to the good old HTTP.

Thankfully, we have found a neat presentation made by Will Chan and Roberto Peon and to be fair, results surprised us, in a good way, of course.

SPDY vs. HTTP
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Experimental Opera Build Supports SPDY

By | July 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Experimental Opera Build Supports SPDYFollows Google Chrome and Firefox.

If you’ve been craving for the Opera release that supports SPDY, you are up for a nice treat as this is exactly what has happened.

Although it’s not yet integrated into their weekly builds, it’s still better than nothing and offers a sneak peak of what could possibly become a part of the upcoming Opera 12.50 release.

Click here to learn more about SPDY and download the mentioned Opera Labs build.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this]

Google’s Blogger Ditches Opera Support

By | July 7, 2012 | 11 Comments

Google's Blogger Ditches Opera Support

Just when Facebook decided to replace Google Chrome and recommend Opera instead, it looks like Blogger did the opposite.

As first noticed by Bob Leggitt on June 27th, not only have they ditched the support for Opera but will also keep you asking to download Google Chrome over and over again. Ed Bott, one of the ZDNet editors has summed it up like this, “This is how monopolies work. If you use Opera to create or edit posts on Google’s Blogger network, you’ll see a nagging message. And you’ll keep seeing those nags until you switch to Chrome.”

[Thanks, Hiram]

Download Opera 12.50 Alpha

By | July 6, 2012 | 8 Comments

Download Opera 12.50 AlphaContinues with its fish codenames.

Now here is something to be excited about: the next release of the Opera web browser, codenamed “Marlin”.

Just today, Norwegian browser maker has revealed the very first build of Opera 12.50, which is still in the alpha/pre-alpha state. However, it does not mean that there are no new features for you to play with and although we expect to see more in the next few months, here is what you will see as of now:
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Maxthon Scams Its Score In The HTML5Test.com

By | July 5, 2012 | 28 Comments

Maxthon Scams Its Score In HTML5Test.comThinks that they can outsmart everyone else.

When you start bundling crap with your web browser, you know that there is something fundamentally wrong with your priorities. So, what do you do when you have already lost your dignity and suck at pretty much everything you do? You cheat, obviously.

After claiming that Maxthon scores a total of 467 points in the HTML5Test, Niels Leenheer has found out that this is not exactly the case. In fact, they enabled features that do not actually work, just to boost the meaningless score.
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June, 2012 Market Share: Firefox, Safari, Opera – Up; IE, Google Chrome – Down

By | July 4, 2012 | 6 Comments


Well, here is an interesting turn of events, a somewhat inverted market share data.

Instead of focusing on the user experience and eliminating the useless 2 year release cycle, IE team has decided to fire more ads instead. Certainly, even great ads have their limits and as shown above, Internet Explorer continues to lose its market share, down from 54.05% to 54.02% (0.03 point decrease).
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Torch Browser: WebKit With Torrent Support And Download Accelerator

By | July 3, 2012 | 7 Comments

Torch Browser: WebKit With Torrent Support And Download AcceleratorA little bit of everything.

We are not sure how many hundreds or thousands of different web browsers there are that use the WebKit rendering engine, but here is something slightly different: Torch.

So what’s so cool about it? Well, it builds on the foundation of the Chromium web browser and includes a couple of new features, such as:
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