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.
December, 2012 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera – Up; Firefox, Safari – Down
When you look back, in 2011 a lot of people thought that Internet Explorer was pretty much doomed and that Google Chrome and Firefox will dominate the desktop space for an indefinite amount of time. Well, look how things have change… or did they?
Ever wanted to know what happened to web browsers before (and after) the world has come to an end? Well, now you can, we have the technology.
Free of charge.
If you had a PC in the 90s, there is a high probability that hearing someone say “Westwood Studios” will send shivers down your spine. Unfortunately, all good things come to an end. The studios were later bought out by the EA Games, a lot of people left to join Petroglyph Games, Command & Conquer franchise was turned into a joke and your childhood memories were pushed down the drain.
With disabled silent extensions.
After abusing the silent extensions feature for some time now, the 3rd parties are about to get smacked.
According to Peter Ludwig, the Product Manager of Google Chrome, the recently released version of Google Chrome (25) will disable the silent extension installation feature. Not only that but the add-ons that were previously installed using this method will be automatically disabled as well. However, it will be done in a respectful manner thanks to a one time prompt, which will offer an option to re-enable some or all of the installed extensions.
This is Penguin Mark.
As if we haven’t seen enough holiday themed web sites and haven’t heard enough Christmas songs, Microsoft has decided to combine all of these into a web browser benchmark.
According to the IE Team, this test utilizes “hardware-accelerated HTML5 capabilities like canvas, CSS3 animations and transitions, audio, WOFF, power and performance APIs, and more.”
Recently, Mozilla has published a list of the top 12 Firefox extensions of 2012. Unlike the majority of such recommendations, the following post actually includes a couple of new and less known extensions. Mostly because it’s one add-on per month rather than the top 12 extensions by downloads. So, grab that mouse of yours and start clicking.
Here is a list of the more useful ones:
If you are addicted to both Opera and Instagram then here is something to distract you even more: a Speed Dial extension, which displays photos from your album.
Sounds interesting? Then head over to the following page and download the “Speedie-gram” add-on.
This is it! As we are nearing the end of this year, we’d like to wish you a very happy Holidays and amazing upcoming year. Thank you for your support, tips, suggestions, comments, everything. Sometimes I wonder if anyone is actually reading these kinds of posts. Oh well, Happy Holidays!
Due to the ignorance, stupidity or both, Mozilla has decided to abandon the 64 bit version of Firefox for Windows and focus on 32 it builds. Now, it looks like they have changed their tune as Win64 nightly channel will not be completely abandoned.
On a downside, since win64 and win32 builds are not separated, Mozilla has decided to sit back and do nothing (as in “disable crash reports for the x86-64 builds”) instead of solving the underlying issue, at least for now.