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.
Good news for people that are skeptical about the rumors that Microsoft upcoming web browser will support extensions.
Thanks to the recent confirmation by the software giant itself via Twitter (“we’re working on a plan for extensions for a future update to Project Spartan”), we can now say for sure that Spartan will indeed support everyone’s beloved add-ons.
Thanks to a tipster who was surveyd by the Microsoft itself regarding the name of a new web browser, WPC learned that the software giant is considering the following names for Spartan:
During yesterday‘s (and today‘s) presentation, Microsoft has finally oficially revealed Project Spartan, it‘s newest web browser aimed for all kinds of machines running Windows 10 as it supports: touch, keyboard & mouse, gestures, voice, even controllers and sensors.
So how does it look like? Like Chrome or pretty much any other Webkit based web browser. In addition to that, it looks like Microsoft has also decided to move the URL bar to the top on the mobile devices (IE Mobile has address bar placed in the bottom), which makes us wonder why, as it now requires much more finger effort to access it, especially on larger screen devices.
Just a heads up, if you are looking for a Windows 10 event live stream link then you’ve found it.
Your eyes are not deceiving you.
As Microsoft plans to reveal Windows 10 and likely Spartan to the world tomorrow, another leak has spoiled more fun.
According to the new report, Microsoft’s Spartan will be able to support Chrome extensions (whether natively or not it’s unknown). As a result, it should be able to quickly grow its extensions gallery without requiring developers to start coding from scratch.
If you are wondering how exactly the new search engine deal (where Yahoo! replaced Google as a default search engine in Firefox) has affected the trends in the industry, just take a look at the new data from Net Applications.
According to the new stats, Yahoo! has managed to [almost] triple its market share, up from 3.52% to 9.31% (5.79 points increase).
Now here is something weird to kick start your day.
It looks like Net Applications have stopped reporting Opera in its “Desktop Top Browser Share Trend” and have replaced it with Netscape, which for some weird reason have also managed to increase its market share by 0.05 point in December.
December, 2014 Mobile Market Share: Google Chrome, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Up; Safari, Android Browser – Down
So how did the mobile browsers do in the last month of 2014? Let’s find out.
As always, Safari is first in our list, down from 45.40% to 43.76% (1.64 point decrease).
At least some versions of it.
As we are nearing the announcement and reveal of Windows 10 [Consumer Preview], more and more leaks are appearing all over the web with the latest being about Spartan again.
According to a new report, Spartan will replace the Modern version of Internet Explorer and not only will it be available for tablets and phones but also Xbox.