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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March, 2012: Internet Explorer’s Share Up; Everyone’s Else – Down

By | April 2, 2012 | 6 Comments


Although there were no mind blowing browser releases last month, it does not mean that the user base will remain the same and as the title says, it’s all about Microsoft this time.

Whether it’s a result of clever ads or Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Internet Explorer has regained 0.9 point of its market share, up from 48.92% to 49.82%.
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Mozilla Launches BrowserQuest MMO

By | March 30, 2012 | 1 Comment

A HTML5 based game.

Just to show us, how powerful the new web standards can be and what they hold for the future, Mozilla has teamed up with the Little Workshop studios to develop a HTML5 adventure game, which as you might have guessed, runs in your web browser.
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Download Google Chrome 18 Final

By | March 29, 2012 | 4 Comments

Download Google Chrome 18 FinalThe latest stable build of Google Chrome is here.

Continuing its release cycle, the search giant has pushed the version 18 to its stable channel. While there is nothing too exciting in terms of features, Google Chrome 18 does include some performance improvements.

Thanks to GPU accelerated Canvas2D, gaming and various web applications will be smoother than ever while users with older PCs will now be able to the basic 3D content due to a software backed WebGL implementation.
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Google Promotes Google Chrome On Bing

By | March 28, 2012 | 23 Comments

Google Promotes Google Chrome On BingIt’s no secret that Google has been aggressively pushing its Google Chrome web browser across a variety of its services and partner’s web sites.

Now, Neowin reports that the search giant has decided to spice the things up and advertise on Microsoft’s search engine as well.

Once user types phrases to download different web browsers, such as, “get firefox”, the following ad will appear:
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Download Opera 11.62

By | March 27, 2012 | 9 Comments

Download Opera 11.62With the release of new pre-beta snapshots of Opera 12 in 32 and 64 bit flavors, Norwegian browser maker went ahead and published the final build of Opera 11.62 as well.

In addition to 5 security related fixes, the following version also includes a handful of user interface and mail related fixes.

Although it’s not exciting as the final build of Opera 12, which we hope to see sooner than later, with the finished development of Opera 11.62, it’s likely that Opera Software will now focus solely on the v12 build and that’s the good news.
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Opera 12: 64-bit Builds Are Here

By | March 27, 2012 | 11 Comments

Opera 12: 64-bit Builds Are HereBrings out of process plugins to the masses.

Good news everyone, it looks like from now on, Opera will be publishing both 64 and 32 bit builds of their desktop web browser.

According to the blog post, the latest Opera 12 pre-beta build includes a support for HTML5 drag and drop, CSS3 animations and most importantly, the 64 bit build of Opera 12 has everyone’s requested feature: the out of process plugins.
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Windows Phone 8 Web Browser Pops Up In HTML5 Benchmarks

By | March 26, 2012 | 5 Comments

Windows Phone 8 Web Browser Pops Up In HTML5 Benchmarks

Can’t beat Opera or Firefox Mobile.

Continuing the development of Internet Explorer 10 for the Windows Phone 8, (which is set to be a very different game) Microsoft’s web browsers has popped up in the recent HTML5 test results and as of now, they are not that impressive.
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Google Chrome Overtakes Internet Explorer

By | March 23, 2012 | 26 Comments

Google Chrome Overtakes Internet Explorer

For one day only.

Just after Microsoft’s post about the inaccurate market share reports from StatCounter, the company behind one of the most popular monitoring sites has published a report of their own.

However, it has nothing to do with the HitsLink vs. StatCounter, in fact what they did is revealed that Microsoft’s Internet Explorer has been overtaken by Google Chrome for the first time in history on Sunday 18 March.
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Download Firefox 13 Alpha

By | March 22, 2012 | 16 Comments

Download Firefox 13 AlphaNew Aurora build is here.

Recently, Mozilla has pushed the second Alpha build of Firefox 13 to its Aurora channel for you to play with.

So what’s new? There are a couple of neat new features that will definitely improve your experience. For example, the Awesome Bar will now auto completes typed URLs and in addition to that, a Speed Dial has been finally incorporated, which draws from Opera and Google Chrome.
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Europe And US To Investigate Google

By | March 21, 2012 | 2 Comments

Europe And US To Investigate Google

Thanks to the recent security settings bypass by Google (and probably other companies), United States FTC (Federal Trade Commission) and Europe’s CNIL (Commission Nationale de l’informatique et des Libertés), will investigate whether or not Google violated the privacy of its users.
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