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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Internet Explorer Falls Below 50% Market Share Mark

By | November 2, 2011 | 52 Comments


Months and months after the continuous Internet Explorer’s market share decline, Microsoft’s web browser has finally breached the 50% mark and now sits at the 49.58%, down from 50.97% (1.39 point decrease).
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Microsoft Tried To Buy Netscape In 1994

By | October 31, 2011 | 10 Comments

Microsoft Tried To Buy Netscape In 1994Remember the great web browser war in the 90s? Internet Explorer vs. Netscape, the battle of two titans.

Turns out, things might have taken slightly different turn. According to Brendan Eich, the creator of JavaScript language, Microsoft tried to acquire Netscape back in 1994, just before the Netscape Navigator release.

Thankfully, it did not happen and a monopoly was avoided, at least for some time.
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Delete All The Cookies?

By | October 30, 2011 | 4 Comments

Delete Cookies?

Via Reddit.

Internet Explorer, Google Chrome And Firefox Halloween Themes

By | October 29, 2011 | 9 Comments

Internet Explorer, Google Chrome And Firefox Halloween ThemesThis is a guest post by Mark Subel.

It’s that time of year where the ghosts and goblins come out and we get ready for Halloween night. Kids are making last minute changes to their costume and parents haven’t yet figured out what they’re wearing to the Halloween party. Whatever the case, you won’t run out of options for dressing up your browser this Halloween season. Firefox, IE and Chrome users have a wealth of options for decorating their browsers this year with several amazing Halloween themes available online. Here are our favorite Halloween themes for your browser:
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Nokia Ditches Opera Web Browser

By | October 28, 2011 | 21 Comments

Nokia Ditches Opera Web Browser

Will use its own creation instead.

Nokia, the largest handset manufacturer in the world, is known to use the Opera Mini web browser in some of its products. However, things are about to change as with the launch of four new Series 40 devices, Nokia has decided to use its own web browser instead.
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Microsoft Reaps Rewards From The Cupcakes

By | October 27, 2011 | 8 Comments

Firefox with Bing

Teams up with Mozilla to release Firefox with Bing.

It looks like the delicious cupcakes that are sent after every Firefox release are finally paying off as Mozilla has just announced the availability of Firefox with Bing.
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PlayStation Vita Web Browser Won’t Support Flash At Launch

By | October 26, 2011 | 2 Comments

PlayStation Vita

PlayStation Vita, the upcoming handheld game console by Sony itself, won’t support Adobe Flash at launch, according to industry sources.

For what appears to be a common trend these days, Vita’s web browser will rely on HTML5 standards instead. While no further details are known, it is also said to support the JavaScript version 1.7, which is few releases behind the latest, 1.8.5 version (as released on July 27, 2010).
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Download Google Chrome 15 Final

By | October 26, 2011 | 11 Comments

Google Chrome 15 Final Screenshot

With redesigned tab page and other goodies.

Back in September, the search giant has released a beta version of Google Chrome 15 web browser, which introduced a redesigned “Tab Page”.

After a month of testing and bug squashing, Google Chrome 15 has been precisely polished and as of now, can be downloaded from the “Stable Builds” channel.
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Maxthon 3.2 Beta Review

By | October 25, 2011 | 19 Comments

Maxthon 3.2 Beta Screenshot

Maxthon, a hybrid web browser from China, has gained a huge crowd of followers in its own homeland and quickly took over the first spot from the Internet Explorer itself. However, when it comes to a global market share, thing are quite different. Microsoft’s IE is still in the lead while Maxthon is miles away from being a “must have” alternative.

Can the upcoming Maxthon 3.2 release change things for good or does it still lack polish and should not compete with the big boys? We go hands on to find out!
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Opera To Release A Hybrid Web Browser

By | October 24, 2011 | 12 Comments

In order to end the continuous user confusion and strengthen its position in the Android market, Opera Software will ditch both Opera Mini and Opera Mobile web browsers in favor of a hybrid option, according to the company officials.

Up until now, users had to decide, go with the Opera Mini and let its servers handle web pages rendering or chose a traditional approach and install Opera Mobile, which transfers such tasks to the consumer device.
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