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.
This is why we can’t have nice things.
Uplay, a browser plugin that appears on your PC once you install various Ubisoft games, has been discovered to have a serious security vulnerability, which allows malicious websites to take over your computer.
Now, according Mozilla’s blocked plug-Ins list, the open source organization took appropriate steps and has since blocked the mentioned crapware.
On a related note, Ubisoft has just updated its Uplay client to version 2.0.4, supposedly fixing the mentioned vulnerability.
With the release of the latest mobile web trends report, Norwegian browser maker has announced that their mobile products (Opera Mini and Opera Mobile) are now used by more than 200 million people worldwide.
As it turns out, the majority of these numbers come from the Opera Mini (183 million users) while Opera Mobile is used by 17 million people.
For even more details and stats by countries, check the original report.
Thanks to a recent WP8 SDK leaked, guys at MTW have obtained a pack of screenshots that detail quite a few new Windows Phone 8 features, including IE10.
So what can you expect from it?
Minus the new rendering engine and all that, Internet Explorer 10 for WP8 will include:
With the recent refresh of Firefox Beta for Android phones, the open source organization has also released a new update for tablets, which aims to match the look and feel of its brother.
In addition to that, it brings all the beloved Firefox features, such as: the new Awesome bar, refreshed tab view and an ability to view sites in desktop mode.
No Windows version yet.
With the release of Mac OS X 10.8, Apple has also published the final build of its Safari web browser and unfortunately for some of the fans out there, it’s Mac only.
Some time ago, we wrote about the site that was supposed to crash Internet Explorer but as it turns out, it was cheating and crashed pretty much every browser once you change browser identification.
Well, today we have a new site for you: Crash Opera.
No tricks, just a simple .gif file and yes, it will crash Opera.
EU begins investigation.
Well, what do you know, for a feature that was widely requested by a lot of web browser makers, it looks like 1 out of more than 1 billion PC users has actually noticed that his bellowed ballot screen has since disappeared.
Apparently, with the release of Windows 7 SP1, the software giant has accidentally removed web browser choice screen and surprisingly, no one has ever noticed. Not until now, at least.
Codenamed “Boot 2 Gecko”.
With the recent announcement of Firefox OS for the handheld devices, Mozilla has made a minor splash in the tech community, mostly because of the superior alternatives that are already available (Android 4.1) and with more to come later this year: iOS 6 and Windows Phone 8 as well as BlackBerry OS 10.