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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Google Turbocharges JavaScript’s Performance

By | May 7, 2012 | 25 Comments

Google Turbocharges JavaScript's Performance

Google Chrome 19 and 20 users to benefit.

When it comes to performance, there is no such thing as “fast enough”, as a result, the search giant has decided to sprinkle some magic dust onto their JavaScript’s engine (V8) algorithm, which will now decide what functions should be optimized and give you a nice performance boost in return.
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Opera Software Q1 2012 Financial Results

By | May 4, 2012 | 14 Comments

Opera Software Q1 2012 Financial Results

Just today, Opera Software has released its first quarter results for this year and as seen in the slides below, the following year was quite good for the Norwegian browser maker.

Financial Highlights

- Total revenue (MUSD): 46.9 (1Q12) vs. 36.7 (1Q11)
- Opera Mini users: 31.1 million in March 2012, vs. 13.6m in March 2011, up 129%
- 168.8m users of Opera Mini in March
- 270 million+ people using Opera browsers every month
- Mobile Consumer revenue up 253%+ in 1Q12 vs. 1Q11
- Mobile Publishers & Advertisers revenue up 303% in 1Q12 vs. 1Q11
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Mozilla To Unify The UI, Shows Firefox Metro Mockups

By | May 3, 2012 | 33 Comments

Mozilla To Unify UI, Shows Firefox Metro Mockups

Following Microsoft’s lead to bring the consistent UI experience across a variety of different devices with Windows 8 and Windows Phone, Mozilla has combined its desktop and mobile UI teams to create the uniform look.
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Mozilla, Microsoft Not Happy With CISPA

By | May 2, 2012 | 4 Comments

Mozilla, Microsoft Not Happy With CISPA

As “shocking” as it might sound, it looks like everyone’s hated CISPA is not supported by Microsoft and Mozilla as well.

Citing privacy concerns, both corporations have issued the following statements:
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Internet Explorer Crosses The 50% Market Share Mark, Again

By | May 1, 2012 | 25 Comments


Back in November, 2011, we have reported that the Internet Explorer web browser has fallen below the 50% market share mark.

Now, it looks like the software giant has something to celebrate as according to the latest numbers, it’s back at 50%, up from 49.82% (0.18 point increase).
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Firefox Metro Status Update

By | April 30, 2012 | 1 Comment

Firefox Metro Status Update

It looks like Mozilla continues to work on the Metro version of Firefox. Just weeks ago, we posted a couple of pretty bad looking screenshots and according to the Firefox’s programmer, Brian Bondy, there’ve been quite a few changes since then.
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Full Hardware Acceleration Coming To Opera 13?

By | April 27, 2012 | 67 Comments

Full Hardware Acceleration Coming To Opera 13?

As you might know, the Beta version of Opera 12 has hardware acceleration (tagged as “experimental”) and WebGL disabled by default.

Although some of you might have expected to see the HWA in action in the Final version of Opera 12, it looks like this isn’t exactly the case. According to Opera’s Community Manager, Aleksander Aas, Opera 12 Final will not have hardware acceleration enabled by default.
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Benchmarks: Opera 12 – 32 Bit (x86) Vs. Opera 12 64 Bit (x86-64)

By | April 27, 2012 | 14 Comments

Benchmarks: Opera 12 - 32 Bit (x86) Vs. Opera 12 64 Bit (x86-64With the recent release of Opera 12 Beta, we were eager to compare the performance differences between the 32 and 64 bit builds. As our previous test has shown, the 64 bit version of Opera 12 Alpha was actually worse than its 32 bit build, which really surprised us, considering that the Internet Explorer and Firefox results told the different story.

To make things even more interesting, we have enabled the experimental hardware acceleration.
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Download Opera 12 Beta (32, 64 Bit)

By | April 26, 2012 | 16 Comments

Download Opera 12 Beta (32, 64 Bit)

The wait is over, after a couple of quick releases, Norwegian browser maker has revealed the Beta version of Opera 12 for both x86 and x86-64 systems.

In addition to various improvements, Opera 12 brings some of the most requested features, including out of process plugins, hardware acceleration (disabled by default) and WebGL (also disabled by default).
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Opera, Firefox And Internet Explorer To Implement WebKit Prefixes

By | April 26, 2012 | 12 Comments

Developers to blame.

In an interesting turn of events, which we view as positive news for its users, Opera Software will soon be releasing an experimental build of Opera Mobile Emulator, which will use WebKit prefixes to combat ignorant web developers. In addition to that, since it will be integrated into Opera’s core, you can expect to see same prefixes across all Opera web browsers in the near future.
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