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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February, 2015 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Up, Google Chrome, Android Browser – Down

By | March 9, 2015 | 0 Comments


Another month, another report.
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More Spartan Screenshots Leak

By | March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

More Spartan Screenshots LeakShow what’s in store.

Following the recently released video, here comes a bunch of Spartan screenshots, revealing new features and continuous work on the user interface.

So what exactly was shown? Take a look:
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Download Firefox 38 (x86-64 / 64 Bit) Developer Edition

By | March 5, 2015 | 1 Comment

Download Firefox 38 (x86-64 / 64 Bit) Developer EditionAre you ready for some games?

Back when we started this blog, 64 bit software and browsers especially were just a dream. Now, it seems like everyone is working or already has one.

Latest to join the party (on Windows) is Mozilla, which has recently released the 64 bit version of Firefox dubbed Developer Edition.
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Google Rejects Mozilla’s Summer of Code 2015 Application

By | March 4, 2015 | 1 Comment

Google Rejects Mozilla’s Summer of Code 2015 ApplicationNow here’s something for all you conspiracy theorists out there.

As you might remember, Mozilla and Google did not sign a new agreement and Yahoo! became a default search engine on Firefox, which also resulted in a pretty healthy market share increase for the third largest search engine in the US.

Now, it looks like Mozilla was not accepted to Google’s Summer of Code 2015 event; and before you grab your pitchforks and head over to the search giant’s headquarters, we should note that there are fewer organizations on the accepted list (190 in 2014 compared to 137 this year), including Linux Foundation, Tor, etc.
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Video: Spartan On Windows 10! Coming This Month

By | March 3, 2015 | 6 Comments

Video: Spartan On Windows 10!Now this is cool.

Despite not being available for public yet, it looks like we (finally) got a video of Spartan running on Windows 10 Preview and it does look promising.

If you don’t feel like watching a video, it covers Cortana integration and this is what It can do:
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This Is New Opera Mini For Windows Phone

By | March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

This Is New Opera Mini For Windows PhoneYesterday, Opera Software have announced its plans to show a new version of Opera Mini in the MWC 2015 conference for both Windows Phone and Android.

Well, while we wait for the official press renders and other gooes, guys at WMPU have managed to get their hands on a new Opera Mini build for Windows Phone, that is (finally) not frustrating to use.

According to Opera, it was redesigned from the ground up to alligh with Microsot‘s Metro UI, in addition to that, it is said to be fast and fluid, unlike the Beta version of Opera Mini, which is just awful.
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Opera To Reveal New Opera Mini Tomorrow

By | March 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Opera To Reveal New Opera Mini TomorrowIf you’ve been using Opera Mini on Windows Mobile and now have downloaded the “latest” build on Windows Phone, then there shouldn’t be UI learning experience as it’s exactly the same as it has been five years ago.

Well, things could take a turn for the better as Opera will unveil two new builds for both Android and Windows Phone that are set to look more native to the OS itself.
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Video: Internet Explorer, A Break From The Past

By | February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Video: Internet Explorer, A Break From The PastIn a newly published post, the IE Team has revealed the steps they took to modernize its rendering engine (aka split it from the original Trident).

That‘s why Spartan is said to be more compatible than IE has ever been, especially due to a new web approach. Instead of analyzing the top 9000 sites that are responsible for around 88% of all web traffic (like Microsoft did in the past), they actually got to the root cause of compatibility issues and looked for patterns of trillions of urls instead.
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Spartan To Remove The 300ms Delay, Pointer Events Become W3C Recommendation

By | February 25, 2015 | 1 Comment

Spartan To Temove 300ms Delay, Pointer Events Become W3C RecommenadtionRecently, Microsoft has announced a couple new things, first of all, their Pointer Events model has now been accepted by W3C and became a recommended standard, which means that other browser vendors should be implementing it in the near future, hopefully.

In addition to that, there have been changes in the new rendering engine that is set to power Spartan. Due to the double tap issue (where a browser must pause for 300ms to see if there will be another one (assuming users want to zoom)), there comes a delay. While there are many workarounds (even for IE10), they are not ideal.
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New Chromebook Pixel Is Coming Soon

By | February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

New Chromebook Pixel Is Coming SoonShows that it was not abandoned.

If for some reason you are considering a pretty expensive Chromebook Pixel then hold your horses, at least for now. Why? Well, as you might have guessed from the title, during Google’s Teamwork 2015 event, Renne Niemi who is a director of Android & Chrome has confirmed that the search giant is indeed committed to the hardware and a new Chromebook Pixel will be revealed really soon.

Here’s a full transcript:
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