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.
After last month’s interesting results, it’s time to see how did the February turned out for your favorite web browser.
For the second month in a row, Internet Explorer continues to increase its market share and is now up by 0.76 point, from 48.16% to 48.92%.
Makes us love IE9 again.
With the ever-growing anticipation of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 10, the software giant has decided to remind us about the beauty of the web, which is what IE9 is all about. This is especially exciting for all the IE fans. Why? While the majority of such videos are web only, this one is actually a real TV ad, which will reach millions of people around the globe.
There is really nothing else to say other than: wow.
After the previous benchmark results that tested the latest stable versions of web browsers, people expressed their interest in the beta or alpha build results as well. Well, today is your lucky day, folks.
Tested web browsers
Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) Platform Preview
Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) Metro Platform Preview
Google Chrome 18 Beta
Firefox 11 Beta 5
Opera 12 Alpha
As you might know (and hate), Opera has favions turned off by default, which makes you rely on text instead of pictures and boy does that take time… As the majority of designers will tell you, it’s a perfect example on what not to do.
Thankfully, with the latest Opera 12 build, you can finally turn on favicons and enjoy the colorful experience.
Here is how:
Open the following URL.
Set and restart.
The keyword here is “up to”.
Called Pwnium, contest attendees will be asked to exploit the Google Chrome web browser and in return, will be rewarded as follows:
As some predict doom and gloom days for the Flash Player, it looks like Adobe has other plans and has now revealed its future plans for its widely used plugin.
Adobe Flash Player 11.2
Coming in Q1 2012, Flash Player 11.2 will expand hardware acceleration support for the older video cards, multi-threaded video decoding pipeline on the PC, right and left mouse clicks support and few other features
With the release of Windows 8 Consumer Preview, guys at Neowin have managed to benchmark the latest version of IE10, which is Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 5, running in both desktop and Metro modes.
What’s the difference between IE10 Metro and Desktop? IE Metro (aka Immersive web browser) uses the 64 bit libraries by default.
The fifth platform preview of the Internet Explorer 10 is now available in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview (build 8250).
So what’s new?
Introduced years ago, Do Not Track allows users to opt out of tracking by advertising, social and other web sites that enjoy such data.
However, it’s not coming anytime soon, according to the report, Google Chrome is likely to introduce Do Not Track feature by the end of this year, which is 8-10 months away.
WebKit, a rendering engine used by a variety of mobile web browsers, including Google Chrome and Safari, appears to have a very serious flaw, which allows attackers to take a complete control over your smartphone.
According to George Kurtz, the former CTO of McAffee, who have co-founded a new security startup CrowdStrike and discovered the vulnerability, this means that pretty much every smartphone and tablet has this flaw. He has also confirmed that Windows Phone users were not affected.
No further details were revealed.