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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US Schools To Receive 27 000 Chromebooks

By | January 26, 2012 | 10 Comments

US Schools To Receive 27 000 ChromebooksDuring the FETC (Florida Educational Technology Conference) keynote, Rajen Sheth, Google’s Group Product Manager for Chromebooks, has announced a new deal, which would bring nearly 27 000 Chromebooks to the US schools.

Where are they headed?
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Firefox To Ditch C++ In Favor Of Rust

By | January 25, 2012 | 18 Comments

Firefox To Ditch C++ In Favor Of Rust

If everything goes according to the plan, Rust, Mozilla’s experimental programming language that has been in development since 2006, could slowly replace C++, which is currently used by the open source organization.

Just like Google’s Go programming language, Rust syntax is similar to that of C and C++ and destined to provide memory safety, greater security and good concurrency support.
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FavBrowser.com Give Away

By | January 24, 2012 | 11 Comments

FavBrowser.com Give Away

Greetings,

After our previous give away, we still have few freebies left before our inventory is empty, so in case you feel lucky today, simply retweet this post and enter the contest!

12-14 lucky winners will receive one of the following:

T-Shirt (Black or Red)
Opera Software Pen
Opera Sticky Notes
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Download Opera 11.61

By | January 24, 2012 | 7 Comments

Download Opera 11.61While we wait for the Beta release of Opera 12, here is something to cheer you up: an update for the 11.6x branch.

As with every minor browser release, Opera 11.61 includes a variety of stability, security and usability fixes, that are always welcomed.

Although it’s been officially announced, it looks like there are some issues with at least one of the mirrors, which does not yet have the latest version uploaded.
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First Firefox 13 Features, No Release Date Yet

By | January 23, 2012 | 4 Comments

First Firefox 13 Features Get DetailedAfter getting to know upcoming Firefox 11 and Firefox 12 web browsers features, here is what’s next for Mozilla:

Firefox 13 Features

Download Manager

Let’s start with some bad news. Even though the panel based download manager was pretty much confirmed for Firefox 12, it looks like you won’t see it till the Firefox 13 is released.
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Opera: Go Back To Previous Page Without Reloading It

By | January 23, 2012 | 23 Comments

Opera: Go Back To Previous Page Without Reloading ItWorks for going forward as well.

If for one reason or another you would like to go back to the previous page without waiting for it to reload, here is a setting to speed up your browsing experience:

Paste the following code to your address bar
opera:config#History%20Navigation%20Mode
Set “History Navigation Mode” to 3
Done.

That was easy, wasn’t?

[Via: reddit]

New For Internet Explorer 10: Compat Inspector

By | January 21, 2012 | 4 Comments

New For Internet Explorer 10: Compat Inspector

Available for IE9 as well.

Back in 2011, Microsoft has revealed a Compact Inspector feature for Internet Explorer 9, which allows web developers to quickly notice the IE’s platform changes and tweak sites accordingly.

Now, with the new Metro UI overtaking pretty much everything, the software giant has revealed a tweaked version specifically for IE10 and as you might have guessed, it does use Metro tiles.
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Future Firefox Releases To Include Sandboxing And More

By | January 19, 2012 | 4 Comments

Future Firefox Releases To Include Sandboxing And MoreIf you are wondering what Mozilla has been up to recently, then this article is a good starting point.

According to Johnathan Nightingale, Mozilla’s Director of Firefox Engineering, the company has been quite busy at brainstorming and implementing new ideas to improve Firefox’s security,

First in the list is the JIT (just in time) compiler hardening, which should protect users against JIT spraying attacks.
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HTML5 Game: Skid Racer 3D

By | January 18, 2012 | 6 Comments

When most of the popular sites are down due to SOPA boycott, here is another HTML5 game for you to try.

SKiD Racer, a WebGL based 3D racing game, not only provides entertainment value but also demonstrates what’s possible with the web browsers technology, that require no additional plug-ins nor any configuration. How good is it? See the video above.

So, in case you are up for a challenge, head over to the Google Chrome Store and check it out.

[Thanks, Shane Bundy]

Download Google Chrome 18 Alpha (Dev)

By | January 17, 2012 | 5 Comments

Download Google Chrome 18 Alpha (Dev)As the search giant has recently released the Beta version of Google Chrome 17, it’s no wonder that the 18th version is already available as the Dev build.

Tagged as 18.0.1003.1, Google Chrome 18 Alpha is mostly bug fixes so far. Excluding those, there are also few minor improvements worth noting.

From now on, Google Chrome will reject weak RSA and DSA keys when validating certificate chains for HTTPS and do a better job at error handing in audio wave out.
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