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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 Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

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64 Bit Version Of Firefox Could See Further Delays

By | June 29, 2015 | 3 Comments

64 Bit Version Of Firefox Could See Further DelaysHere we go again…

Back in the day, Internet Explorer on Windows was the only web browser that had a native 64-bit build, then other vendors followed, including Mozilla, which was hinting at the upcoming 64 bit builds for the general availability too. However, then they changed their mind and the development has slowed down.

Fast forward to 2014 (or fast backward) and after pretty much everyone had a native 64 bit build, the open source organization has again promised to bring the now necessary x86-64 architecture support on Windows to Firefox.
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Emergency Flash Update Is Rolling Out Now

By | June 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Emergency Flash Update Is Rolling Out NowAdobe Flash Player

Ah, Adobe Flash, the plugin that every single one of us loves to death, thanks to a never ending streak of security vulnerabilities and all kinds of issues. One might wonder, how many more are there left.

However, while most are routinely fixed and rolled out in batches, earlier this week Adobe was forced to release a critical update to machines running Windows, Mac and Linux as the latest vulnerability is extremely serious and has been already exploited by various hackers worldwide.
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More Edge For Windows 10 Mobile Details Leak

By | June 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

More Edge For Windows 10 Mobile Details LeakIncludes one of the most requested changes ever.

Recently, we have reported about some of the changes that have been made to the Microsoft Edge web browser for the desktop and now we have prepared a (slightly smaller) list of new features and improvements that were noticed in the most recent Windows 10 Mobile builds.

First in the list is Edge’s ability to download files in the background and according to some rumors, the download progress might even be visible in the notification center.

Then there is a new option allowing to set Edge to either Mobile or the Desktop user agent.
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Adobe Flash Player 18 Could Be Less Annoying

By | June 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Adobe Flash Player 18 Beta Could Be Less AnnoyingAssuming it’s not bundled with the web browser already.

If you haven’t heard already, Adobe Flash Player 18 will be the first release that might not be as terrible as some expect, mainly because of the one feature: it will no longer require you to restart / close web browser when updating to a newer build, if the web browser vendor has made that possible. Firefox for example will only require you to refresh the web page that has Flash content.

As far as other changes go, the latest build fixes dozens of Microsoft Edge related bugs, brings video texture support for Android, adds audio APIS to Flash Player NPAPI and more.
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Microsoft Edge: Here’s What Else Is Coming

By | June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Microsoft Edge: Here’s What Else Is ComingWindows 10 Build 10147 spoils the fun.

Thanks to the never ending stream of leaks, we learned pretty much everything on what else the software giant has included (but not revealed) when it comes to Microsoft Edge.

The latest example comes from the recently leaked Windows 10 (Build 10147), which shows one neat change that a lot of users will love: dark theme. As you can see in the screenshots below, Microsoft Edge looks better than never and judging by the fact that Edge will also replace IE on Windows Mobile 10, expect to see similar look on your phone or tablet.
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Google Silently Downloaded Audio Listeners To User’s Computers

By | June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Google Silently Downloaded Audio Listeners To User’s ComputersWithout any consent.

If there is one thing that Google does not need is more negative press related to its user’s privacy invasion. However, this is exactly what they just got, thanks to a recently discovered “bug”.

According to a new report, after upgrading to Chromium 43, some users have noticed that it has silently started downloading the extension called “Chrome Hotword Shared Module”, which has a binary but no source code. While it is unknown what exactly does the black box do, the investigation has revealed that it grants itself permission to activate the microphone and start audio capture.
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By | June 19, 2015 | 1 Comment, Now On Google Plus!

If you are using Google Plus and couldn’t follow web browser news because FavBrowser was not available there, then good news, our plus page is now live!

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Opera 32 Dev Brings Animated Themes (Video)

By | June 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Opera 32 Animated ThemesAnd other changes.

Today, Norwegian browser maker has released the very first Opera 32 build (Developer Preview) and it includes at least one interesting new feature: animated themes.

So what animated themes do is impose a looped video instead of a static background, which is displayed in Speed Dial, Bookmarks, Discover and pretty much every other page. However, while it does sound and look cool, animated backgrounds are really distracting and it’s probably not something that you will continue using. Here is a video demo for you:
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23 X Times More Performance: Google, Microsoft, Mozilla & Others Join Forces

By | June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

23 X Times More Performance: Google, Microsoft, Mozilla & Others Join ForcesWill co-develop a new binary format.

It’s nice to see tech giants that are usually competing with one another coming together to work on something that will benefit users all over the globe. The most recent example comes from a new announcement, which details the forthcoming partnership between Mozilla, Microsoft, WebKit engineers and others.

What is it all about? As you might know, when it comes to executing JavaScript files, browsers simply download them from a server, compile them using their own JavaScript engine and then execute. How exactly is this a problem? It is not but there is a ton of improvements that developers can make to speed everything up (such as Mozilla’s ASM.JS, Google’s NativeClient or Microsoft’s TypeScript). However, a newly joined “alliance” aims to make a new binary format called WebAssembly, which should merge all vendor’s efforts into a single compilation target.
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Microsoft Details Edge Site Compatibility Improvements

By | June 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Microsoft Details Edge Site Compatibility ImprovementsIf you are a web developer, then dealing with multiple web browsers and rendering engines is something that you have been accustomed to. However, sometimes supporting legacy web browser versions might not only slow down your site but also impact other user’s experience (assuming you decide not to implement something because it does not work on the older versions of IE).

In any case, today Microsoft has shared more details about the different implementations that Edge utilizes to render everything properly.

In one example it was shown how using an incorrect charset or malformed refresh equiv (assuming it was a mistake by the developer) will ruin the web site, at least in some way.
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