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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Alibaba’s UC Browser Could Be Leaking Million Of Users Data

By | May 28, 2015 | 1 Comment

Alibaba's UC Browser Could Be Leaking Million Of Users DataPlain text is not a way to go.

Just over a year ago, Alibaba has acquired UCWeb, a company behind UC Browser, which has a mind boggling user base of 500 million and more than 100 million active daily users.

However, as it turns out, there is a pretty serious “flaw” (or lazy design), which would allow anyone to identify your phone number, search queries, location and the device itself. What do we mean by saying lazy design? Well, it’s not exactly a security vulnerability as the only issue with UC Browser is that it does not encrypt traffic, which could allow your network operator or in-path actor on the network to access your data.
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Opera Mini Beta And Surfy Browser Updated

By | May 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Opera Mini Beta And Surfy Browser UpdatedGood news for anyone rocking one of the Windows Phones as two highly popular web browsers have just received updates!

While Opera Mini Beta changelog is less than impressive (just bug fixes and minor improvements), Surfy Browser tells a different story. In fact, the latest build got a complete user interface overhaul with:
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Firefox For iPhone Is Coming Soon

By | May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Firefox For iPhone Is Coming SoonWell, that did not take that long.

Back in December, we have reported that Mozilla has finally recognized the importance of iOS and began working on a Firefox web browser for iPhone and iPad.

Now, it looks like the open source organization is ready to share it with the rest of the world. According to a new job listing (where Mozilla is looking for a talented product manager for Firefox Mobile), “a new Firefox for iOS application arriving soon”.
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Mozilla Weaves Goodbye To Its $25 Smartphone Dream

By | May 25, 2015 | 1 Comment

Mozilla Weaves Goodbye To Its $25 Smartphone DreamAs well as future v2.2 updates.

It looks like Mozilla’s plan to conquer the world with a $25 Firefox OS smartphone did not exactly went as planned. According to the recently revealed internal email that was sent by the Chris Beard himself (the CEO of Mozilla), the open source organization has failed to gain any sufficient traction to justify the further significant investments as far as the ultra-low cost smartphone program goes.

“We have not seen sufficient traction for a $25 phone, and we will not pursue all parts of the program. We will focus on efforts that provide a better user experience, rather than focusing on cost alone.”
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Firefox’s New Tab Page Will Show Ads & Gather Your Browsing Habits

By | May 22, 2015 | 5 Comments

Firefox’s New Tab Page Will Show Ads & Gather Your Browsing Habits It looks like Firefox just set itself on fire.

When your market share keeps decreasing month over month, what can you do in order to win back at least some of the lost users? Useful new features? Performance improvements? User interface tweaks? If you have answered to any of these questions “yes” then you are wrong, at least according to Mozilla’s management.

We are not exactly sure what are they thinking but for some reason they have decided that the best way to improve Firefox users experience (or try to squeeze as much money as possible before the browser’s market share drops to single digits (which is already at 11.70% compared to 17.26% a year ago) is to show you ads!
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AdBlock Browser For Android Is Here

By | May 21, 2015 | 1 Comment

AdBlock Browser For Android Is HereIOS version coming soon.

As revealed exclusively by FavBrowse last week, AdBlock Plus did indeed release their own web browser for Android.

So is it any better than you average web browser? Well, unlike the majority of Android brewers, AdBlock Plus have decided to use Firefox code base rather than Chromium, however, it won‘t sync with Firefox nor will it be able to use any of their extensions. So is it worth it? Well, the only positive thing about AdBlock Browser is that it blocks annoying ads by default, take a look at this:
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JavaScript Benchmarks: Microsoft Edge Vs. Firefox 40 Alpha Vs. Google Chrome 44 vs. IE11

By | May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

JavaScript Benchmarks: Microsoft Edge Vs. Firefox 40 Alpha Vs. Google Chrome 44 vs. IE11If you need further proof that Microsoft did indeed took some drastic steps cutting down all the Internet Explorer fat and legacy code that came with it, check the latest Jet Stream (owned by Apple) and Octane 2.0 (owned by Google) benchmarking suite results.

As seen in the chart below, Microsoft Edge is significantly faster absorbing JavaScript than its predecessor, Internet Explorer 11, as well as faster than both Firefox 40 and Google Chrome 44 and that says a lot.
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Opera Mini Introduces The Night Reading Mode

By | May 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Opera Mini Introduces The Night Reading ModeWhile both OS and phone hardware providers do their best to reduce the eye strain when it comes to unavoidable night reading, not all of them succeed. And as you might know, eye strain is really one of the more uncomfortable things one can experience, especially when you use eyes for pretty much everything.

Well, it looks like at least Opera Mini users will get a pleasant surprise as today’s update includes a night reading mode, which works like this: instead of just reducing the overall screen brightness (which you can adjust via Opera Mini), user may also check the “reduce eye strain” box, which will change your screen light tone from blueish to a warm orange, which is said to be better for your eyes.

In addition to that, Opera Mini will now also sync your opened tabs and speed dial data so a pretty awesome update, if you ask us, which you should grab right now!
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Microsoft’s Edge New Tab Page Revealed

By | May 18, 2015 | 3 Comments

Microsoft’s Edge New Tab Page RevealedAnother day, another leak.

It looks like Microsoft does indeed have a problem with their pipe system as the never ending flow of leaks just does not seem to stop.

Thanks to a new screenshot of Windows 10 build 10120, we can clearly see what could the upcoming New Tab page on Microsoft’s Edge web browser look like.
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What’s The Best Free Key Logger? (Picture)

By | May 18, 2015 | 1 Comment

What happens when you ask the internet about the “free keylogger” that doesn’t require any admin privileges and can run undetected by various anti-malware tools.
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