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.
After a couple of months of negotiations, it looks like both companies have finally agreed to the terms and have since signed the search partner agreement.
As a part of the contract, Google will be a default search provider for both Opera’s desktop and mobile web browsers.
Thankfully, the contract will expire in less than two years rather than months, on 01.08.2014.
Well, here is a nice gift for the Amazon’s Kindle users: a new release of the Maxthon web browser.
There is one issue though, we are not sure what the version number is or what are the changes.
On the app page it says v2.6.7, however, the changelog is completely different from the one posted on their official blog.
Anyway, you can grab it here at no cost.
Recently, Microsoft has announced the availability of the Internet Explorer 9.0.9 web browser, which fixes 1 security vulnerability that could potentially allow remote code execution if user opens a specifically designed page.
IE 9.0.9 is available via Windows Update.
Confirms their commitment on security.
Well, here is a potential chance for you to make millions of dollars, all you have to do is find dozens of exploits in the Google’s Chrome web browser and reap the rewards.
The final version might miss the Windows 8 launch window.
Good news, following the recent RTM release of the Windows 8, Mozilla has announced that they too will be publishing the preview build of the Firefox Modern (formerly known as Metro) web browser sometime in September.
Even though Google has already paid more than $1 million dollars for bug reports, the search giant has recently announced that they will be increasing the budget for its Chromium Vulnerability Rewards Program. According to the official blog post, bug hunters will now receive a bonus of $1,000 or more for every security flaw discovered.
Even though the final build of Opera 12 disabled the hardware acceleration feature by default with stability to blame, users still enjoyed another significant improvement: the out of process plugins.
Raspberry Pi, a single board computer for only $25, has been making some waves in the tech community. Now, Oleg Romashin, Nokia’s principal engineer, has released a video, which shows the Firefox OS runtime running on such system.
According to Oleg, it was able to achieve a solid 60 frames per second for the WebGL animations, which is kind of neat, considering both hardware and software.
Who needs top 10 lists anyway?
Some time ago, Mozilla has announced that Firefox add-ons have been downloaded more than 3 billion times. In addition to that, the open source organization has revealed the top 8 add-ons by downloads. Why top 8 and not top 10? We have no idea.
Anyway, here is a list of the mentioned extensions, from least to most popular: