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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Interview With Jeff Chen, The CEO Of Maxthon Ltd.

By | October 24, 2011 | 12 Comments

Interview With Jeff Chen, The CEO Of Maxthon Ltd.After the recent Maxthon 3.2 Beta release (which review can be found here), we sat down with Jeff Chen, the CEO and founder of Maxthon Ltd., to talk about the web browsers and the overall future of Maxthon.

- Can you tell us a little bit of history about the Maxthon web browser and its initial development stages? Back in the day, have you made it just for fun?

The earliest version of MyIE was an open source project started by a Chinese gentleman named Changyou. MyIE was also the first browser to support tabbed browsing: Changyou posted most of the code on his BBS, but he unexpectedly left the project for personal reasons in 2000. Jeff Chen, who was (and is) one of Changyou’s admirers, decided to continue the development, which resulted in the release of MyIE2. MyIE2 experienced rapid growth, with contributions from passionate users worldwide. Through BBS communications, instant messages and forum chats, a global community of users worked on developing the plug-ins, sites, skins and debugging necessary for a great product.
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Opera Denies SVG Patch Accusations

By | October 20, 2011 | 13 Comments

Opera Denies SVG Patch AccusationsWith the release of Opera 11.52, Norwegian browser maker has fixed a security vulnerability, which enabled hackers to execute the arbitrary code through the SVG font manipulation.

There is one issue though, José A. Vázquez, security researcher from Spain has made this exploit public 10 days ago, putting Opera users at risk.
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Opera 11.52 Security Update Released

By | October 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Opera 11.52 Security Update ReleasedToday, Opera Software has released its second security and stability update for the Opera 11.5 web browser.

The key driver for today’s release comes from the former security vulnerability, which allowed the arbitrary code execution when hackers manipulated fonts in SVG.

Furthermore, Opera 11.52 includes few other fixes, one being a crash when downloading via BitTorrent while another one caused web browser to freeze when adjusting volume on a YouTube HTML5 Video.

If you prefer to download update manually, please visit the following page. As for other users, they will be prompted to upgrade upon web browser launch.

Mozilla Responds To Microsoft’s Claims

By | October 18, 2011 | 12 Comments

Mozilla Responds To Microsoft's Claims

Recently, Microsoft has created a new web site, designed to highlight the advantages of the Internet Explorer web browser. As it turns out, Mozilla did not like the idea of such page at all and has responded to the software giant claims.
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Weekly Browsers Recap, October 17th

By | October 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, October 17th

Opera Mini 6.5 And Opera Mobile 11.5 Hits The Streets

By | October 17, 2011 | 2 Comments

Opera Mini 6.5 And Opera Mobile 11.5 Hits The StreetsBrings data usage reports and other goodies.

Opera Software, the Norwegian browser maker, has recently released an update for both Opera Mini and Opera Mobile web browsers.

According to the company report, Android only updates now include a “Data Usage” view, which (when Opera Turbo, a web page compression technology, is enabled) allows users to see their bandwidth savings.
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Microsoft Says Your Web Browser Matters

By | October 15, 2011 | 15 Comments

Microsoft Says Your Web Browser Matters

Says Internet Explorer is superior.

Here comes another marketing round from Microsoft, as it has launched a YourBrowserMatters.org web site, designed to inform everyday consumer (who rarely visits such pages anyway) about the dangers of the Internet.

Basically, it goes like this:
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Add Vertical Firefox Toolbar

By | October 13, 2011 | 8 Comments

Add Vertical Firefox Toolbar

In case you use a widescreen display and prefer to have a vertical toolbar instead the horizontal one, here is a simple Firefox add-on to enable such functionality for you every day needs.
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The Maxthon 3.1 Story (Or How I Slayed The Dragon)

By | October 13, 2011 | 9 Comments

The Maxthon 3.1 Story (Or How I Slayed The Dragon)  During my Chinese web browser “Maxthon 3.1 Beta”, review (which is yet to come), I saw an innocent looking button, which suggested me to download some themes, little did I know that this would turn into a nightmare

The story goes like this… I click on the button to check some themes and strange thing happens: it redirects me to a forum. No problem, I thought, it’s just a Beta, maybe there are no official skins yet.
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Opera 12: Disable Search Suggestions

By | October 13, 2011 | 14 Comments

Opera 12: Disable Search Suggestions

With the release of Opera 12, users can now enjoy search suggestions. However, if you are one of those people (myself included) who are not particularly happy about this change, here is a simple solution to disable already mentioned functionality:

- Type opera:config#UserPrefs|ShowSearchesInAddressfieldAutocompletion in the address bar.
- Uncheck the “Show Searches In Addressfield Autocompletion” checkbox.
- Reward yourself with a cookie, job well done.
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