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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Download Google Chrome 20 Beta

By | May 30, 2012 | 10 Comments

Download Google Chrome 20 BetaUltimately, it’s just an exciting number.

This is it, after months and months of waiting, the search giant has finally released the very first Beta build of the Google Chrome 20 web browser.

Although it is yet to include any new features, the earlier Google Chrome 20 Dev (Alpha) builds had a slightly wider new tab button, making it easier to users click on as well as other UI refinements, nothing too ground breaking so far.
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Wednesday’s Fun: Opera Is Broken In Opera (Updated)

By | May 30, 2012 | 16 Comments

Wednesday's Fun: Opera Is Broken In OperaOr how IE9 renders the poorly written code.

Here is an interesting observation for you. Today, guys behind the Norwegian web browser have released a new Beta build, which features various improvements and bug fixes.

However, the site appears to be broken when using previous snapshot (Build 1433) and even current one.
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Why Facebook Might Buy Opera

By | May 29, 2012 | 33 Comments

Why Facebook Might Buy OperaWith all the speculations floating around, you might be wondering that it doesn’t make much sense for the Facebook to buy Opera Software, however, this is not exactly the case.

According to the recent rumors, the social networking giant is working on a Facebook Phone (FacePhone, if you will), which, as you might guess, requires a decent web browser and this is exactly where Opera shines.
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Mozilla Aims To Improve Your Experience

By | May 28, 2012 | 14 Comments

Mozilla Aims To Improve Your ExperienceLaunches more “Are We” web sites.

As you might know, Mozilla has a couple of sites that help users to tracks Firefox’s progress, such as:

AreWePrettyYet.com (for design improvements), CanWeShipYet.com (for bug countdown) and AreWeFastYet.com (for performance tracking).

Now, it looks like the open source organization will be extending its portfolio with a couple more gems, those include:
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Facebook To Buy Opera Software?

By | May 25, 2012 | 108 Comments

Facebook To Buy Opera Software?Oh boy, here we go…

Well, here is something to get you going. According to the latest rumor from TNW, Opera Software is looking for a potential buyer, ranging from Yandex, Google (we don’t see the deal being approved by the EU) and most importantly, Facebook.

Having already acquired Instagram for a cool $1 billion, Facebook’s next target might indeed be Opera, which, depending on its future plans (dumbing down + social integration), will upset a lot of Opera’s loyal users.
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Adobe Gives Flash Source Code To Microsoft, Bundles With IE10

By | May 25, 2012 | 2 Comments

Adobe Gives Flash Source Code To Microsoft, Bundles With IE10Sort of.

Well, here is an interesting turn of events, more than 2 years ago, Google has announced that it will bundle the Adobe Flash Player with its Google Chrome web browser. Now, according to the recent leak, Microsoft will do the very same thing and bundle it with the upcoming Internet Explorer 10 release.
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Breaking News: Yahoo! Does Something

By | May 24, 2012 | 6 Comments

Breaking News: Yahoo! Does SomethingLaunches a search plugin, confuses it with a “web browser”.

Yahoo!, a once almighty company has announced a new plug-in for the PC and iOS devices, which, believe it or not, does some cool things with the search.

So what does it do? Well, let’s begin with the fact that it’s not a web browser, even though the video below says it is. Basically, it extends your browser capabilities with a widget/toolbar, which allows you to quickly access various search results (from weather to pictures).
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Latest Opera 12 Build “Squashes” The Position:Fixed Bug

By | May 24, 2012 | 9 Comments

Latest Opera 12 Build “Squashes” Position:Fixed BugRC on the way.

Good news everyone, the latest build of the Opera 12 (Beta) web browser includes a partial fix for the position:fixed bug, which bothered people for quite some time.

What do we mean by a “partial fix”? Well, they made some adjustments and optimizations to improve the overall user experience. However, you might still notice scrolling issues on some of the web sites, such as Facebook or TheVerge. Still, it’s a great start and we are eager to see further enhancements.
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Google Chrome, The Most Popular Web Browser In The World

By | May 23, 2012 | 21 Comments

Google Chrome, The Most Popular Web Browser In The WorldIt looks like a fresh batch of the Internet Explorer TV ads and videos targeted at hipsters were not enough to accelerate the growth of Microsoft’s web browser, at least in a short term.

According to the latest report from StatCounter, Google Chrome has recently surpassed the IE and became the most popular web browser.
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Europe And USA To Investigate Mozilla’s Claims

By | May 22, 2012 | 8 Comments

Europe And USA To Investigate Mozilla's ClaimsJust slightly more than a week ago, Mozilla and Google have accused Microsoft of using unfair practices to block competitive browsers on their Windows 8 RT platform, now, it looks like things did not get unnoticed.

Recently, the US Senate Judiciary Committee has announced that they will investigate allegations of the anti-competitive behavior by Microsoft. In addition to that, the European Commission will be joining the party as well.
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