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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Windows Phone 8 (Apollo): Internet Explorer 10 Plausible Features

By | February 13, 2012 | 4 Comments

Windows Phone 8 (Apollo): Internet Explorer 10 Plausible Features

Speculation at its finest.

There is one thing that Microsoft has proven to be the case with the Windows Phone OS and that is: listening to user’s feedback.

Although only a minority of the upcoming Internet Explorer 10 features have been leaked to the web, Microsoft’s created feature suggestion site for WP might shed some light on what’s to come.

Below we have listed of 10 most popular requests in the “Web Browsing” category.
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Download Google Chrome 17 Final

By | February 10, 2012 | 13 Comments

Download Google Chrome 17 FinalGoogle Chrome 17.0.963.46 Stable

Following the release of Google Chrome for Android, the search giant has pushed a long awaited updated to the Stable Channel, tagged as version 17.

As reported earlier, the following build introduces a couple of new features that will improve the overall browsing experience.
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Maxthon 3, Now With Crapware

By | February 10, 2012 | 46 Comments

Maxthon 3, Now With Crapware

At least it’s not a malware.

You know that time when you’ve slept with a gorgeous woman only in the morning to find out that she is actually a man? Neither do I.

Anyway, upon trying the Maxthon 3.3.4.2000 Final, which has recently been released, there was a suspicious checkbox that, for the entertainment purposes alone, I’ve left unchanged; it said something along the lines of:
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Download Google Chrome For Android 4.0

By | February 9, 2012 | 11 Comments

That delicious Ice Cream Sandwich.

As it was just a matter of time anyway, Google has finally launched the Beta version of Google Chrome for Android, which is currently compatible with the 4.0 version only.

So what does it bring to the table?
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German Government Recommends Google Chrome

By | February 8, 2012 | 16 Comments

German Government Recommends Google ChromeDas ist gut.

BSI (Bundesamt fuer Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik), Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security, which has a habit of issuing software recommendations, has picked Google Chrome as the most secure web browser.

Complimenting various Chrome’s features, such as: silent update (which also updates Adobe Flash Player), BSI officials also stated that other web browsers are behind in this area, “This sandbox protection is implemented most consistently in Chrome…and similar mechanisms in other browsers are currently either weaker or non-existent”
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Brand Thunder Buys Its Rival

By | February 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

Brand Thunder Buys Its Rival

Brand Thunder, a free theme creator for various web browsers, has announced an acquisition of its competitor’s, BrowserNation, Firefox clients, according to a press report.

Although no pricing details were revealed, it looks like their brand client base that currently sits at 200 will be boosted by 25% or 50.
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Download Sleipnir 3, A Full Screen Web Browser

By | February 7, 2012 | 12 Comments

Download Sleipnir 3, A Full Screen Web Browser

Available for Windows and Mac.

In a world of bleak new web browsers, here is something slightly different: a web browser that focuses on a full screen experience.

Initially launched back in 2004, Sleipnir appears to be quite popular among Japanese, or at least was, according to few reports it had 6% market share in 2006 and 9% in 2008.

In addition to that, it’s included in the browser ballot screen and even works with Windows 98.
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Leaked Windows 8 Beta Screenshots Reveal Internet Explorer 10

By | February 6, 2012 | 6 Comments

Windows 8 Beta Screenshots

Windows 8 Beta Candidate Build 8220.

With the upcoming Windows 8 Beta release (set for February), a leak from PCBeta has revealed some of the interesting features and changes.

Now, we won’t go too deeply into the Windows 8 itself, which no longer has the start menu orb and now includes a Ribbon like Windows Explorer, but looking at the screenshots below, you can see at least one new Internet Explorer 10 feature, which is:
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Windows Phone 8: Internet Explorer 10 To Compress Web Pages

By | February 3, 2012 | 9 Comments

Back in 2011, we’ve posted an article called “Alternative Windows Phone 7 Web Browsers? We Need Them“, where I complained about the lack of web page compression in the mobile version of Internet Explorer.
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Immersive IE10 On Windows 8 To Offer Browser Switch

By | February 2, 2012 | 5 Comments

Immersive IE10 On Windows 8 To Offer Browser Switch

Back in 2011, we reported that Microsoft will ditch plugins support from its Immersive Internet Explorer browser in favor of the HTML5.

Now, software giant reports that when the touch friendly version of IE detects some sort of plugin, Flash for example, it will offer them a one click option to switch to the desktop version of IE10.
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