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 carrier 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.
Recently, Google has announced a couple of interesting new features for its search engine designed to enrich the overall experience.
The first one is called “Search by Image” which allows Google Chrome and Firefox (extension is required) users to search by using an image.
All you have to do is drag and drop the picture into the search box and that’s it, Google will figure out the rest (including location) and display somewhat relevant search results.
The future looks good.
There is some good news floating around about the future of web browsers. As of today, web browsers rely on native code plugins to display PDF files, like Adobe’s PDF reader or Foxit reader. However, this is about to change.
Fortunately for all of us, the web is quickly embracing the new technologies, and thanks to that, guys at pdf.js team plan to create a Firefox extension aka a built in PDF reader which uses HTML5 to render the documents.
Today, Microsoft has released the June 2011 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer, which fixes a total of 7 security vulnerabilities for IE6-9.
However, what is more interesting is this:
If users install the following update, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 will now show the version number of 9.0.1, instead of just IE9, which was always the case for the company.
Although user agent remains the same, it’s a very welcomed step nonetheless.
The upcoming Mac OS X release from Apple is set to have a browser only mode, similar to one found in Chrome OS.
According to MacRumors, Lion lock screen includes an option to “Restart to Safari”, which basically just boots an operating system with the web browser only.
Furthermore, thanks to the new auto save feature, users can continue where they left after OS is switched back to the default mode.
Mac OS X Lion is set for July release and should be available in the Mac App Store for $29.99.
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- Nook Touch Web Browser
With Chrome OS notebooks already shipping, Firefox has also decided to join the party with the web browser based interface called Webian Shell, which is based on Mozilla Chromeless project.
As this is just an early and experimental release, the upcoming versions are set to incorporate more advanced features, such as: multiple home screens, split screen view, onscreen keyboard for touch based devices and more.
If you would like to try it out, here is a download link.
Download not required.
If you own the new Barnes & Noble Nook Touch and are up for some grayscale Internet experience, then we have some good news for you.
Turns out, the popular handheld device has an experimental web browser, which allows you to access various web pages just by typing the URL into the search bar.
Even if browsing not as smooth as the butter, it’s still a nice surprise to all the Nook users.
Suitable for systems with low amounts of memory only.
If, for one reason or another you still experience Firefox memory leaks that seem to affect your web browsing experience, then Firefox Plumber could be the extension you’ve been waiting for.
Although it does not actually solve the issue itself, Firefox Plumber offloads your RAM in favor of the hard drive.