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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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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Google’s Chrome Market Share Declines For The First Time, Firefox’s Drops Below 20%

By | February 1, 2012 | 26 Comments


New Year brings big changes.

It’s February already as we look at the January’s browsers marker share numbers. As it turns out, there were few substantial differences for major vendors.

For the first time since eternity, Internet Explorer has actually increased its share from 47.76% to 48.16% (0.4 point jump). Is IE cool again?
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Skyfire Receives Additional $8 Million In Funding

By | January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Skyfire Receives $8 Million In Funding

As if $23 million were not enough, Skyfire, a company behind mobile web browser for Android and iOS, has raised another $8 million in funding.

Although users can download Skyfire for free, which they did more than 12 million times, a video optimization feature dubbed as “Skyfire Video License” will cost you $2.99.
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Download Firefox 10 Final

By | January 31, 2012 | 17 Comments

Download Firefox 10 FinalIn a typical Mozilla fashion, 6 weeks after the Firefox 9 release, the open source organization has now released the final version of Firefox 10.

While the following build has not yet been officially announced, you can already download it from the official mozilla.org servers.

So what’s new? Not much, really.

As reported earlier, Firefox 10 will now hide the forward button in case it’s grayed out. Excluding few fixes and web standards improvements, release notes look pretty bleak.
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FavBrowser.com Give Away Winners

By | January 30, 2012 | 5 Comments

FavBrowser.com Give Away

Greetings,

The giveaway contest is over and there is no time to waste!

Please see the winners list below and follow instructions, in case you won. Congratulations and thanks for trying!
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YouTube Crashing In Chrome? Here’s How To Fix That

By | January 30, 2012 | 11 Comments

YouTube Crashing In Chrome? Here’s How To Fix ThatOver the course of last few last days, a huge amount of Google Chrome users have started experiencing crashes when surfing YouTutbe web site. While the search giant is presumably working on a way to fix that, here is what you can do to stop crashes from happening again:

- Right click on the video
- Click “Stop Downloading” before you close the tab
- Job done

[Via reddit]

Over 1000 Opera Extensions

By | January 27, 2012 | 30 Comments

Over 1000 Opera Extensions

Slightly more than a year after announcing extensions, Opera’s add-ons directory has just surpassed the 1000 mark and is slowly edging towards the next milestone.

In addition to such announcement, Aleksander Aas, community manager at Opera Software, has unveiled that the new Opera’s API’s and features (as you might expect) are in development as well.

Unfortunately, no further details were revealed

Visit Opera Extensions home page.

US Schools To Receive 27 000 Chromebooks

By | January 26, 2012 | 10 Comments

US Schools To Receive 27 000 ChromebooksDuring the FETC (Florida Educational Technology Conference) keynote, Rajen Sheth, Google’s Group Product Manager for Chromebooks, has announced a new deal, which would bring nearly 27 000 Chromebooks to the US schools.

Where are they headed?
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