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

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Opera Mini Disappears From The Windows Phone Store

By | July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Opera Mini Disappears From The Windows Phone Store Yes, again.

We are not exactly sure what is going on with either Microsoft or Opera but it looks like Opera Mini has disappeared again from the Windows Phone store, for a third time this year.

The good news? Opera Software is aware of the issue and are working with Microsoft to fix it.

Personally, we’d love to know exactly why this keeps happening.

IE Mobile: Microsoft Fails To Fix A 6 Month Old Vulnerability

By | July 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

IE Mobile: Microsoft Fails To Fix A 6 Month Old VulnerabilityDetails are now published online.

Now here is something that does not exactly help the “buggy and old” IE public perception. Back in November and earlier this year in January, Microsoft was notified about the 4 security vulnerabilities that affect both Internet Explorer for desktop as well as smartphones and never bothered to fix them.

In fact, the software giant has now stated that they failed to do so because “there were no attacks reported”, hence they did not bother to do so, not to mention that Internet Explorer will also be replaced with Microsoft Edge later this year.
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Mozilla: Firefox OS Will Be The Most Customizable OS Ever

By | July 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mozilla: Firefox OS Will Be The Most Customizable OS EverComing in November.

Recently, Mozilla has ditched its low end phones approach and committed to new releases every 6 months. Now, the open source organization has revealer more details about the next major release: Firefox OS 2.5, promising for it to be the “most customizable, secure, locally relevant and empowering Firefox OS experience yet”.

As announced in the blog post, the upcoming build allow users to view and customize the source, making it super easy to add or remove any changes you want (see the video below).

In addition to that, Firefox OS will also support Firefox like extension mechanism, which will enable to add or remove user interface features or enhance phone capabilities.
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Microsoft Gives 10 Reasons To Use Edge

By | July 22, 2015 | 1 Comment

Microsoft Gives 10 Reasons To Use EdgeWith the upcoming Windows 10 release, Microsoft has started releasing waves of marketing videos that aim to familiarize people with the new operating system and get them to upgrade (for free).

One of such videos is all about the true Internet Explorer killer, Edge. What is it all about? New features and marketing fluff as some of these advertised things have excited for quite some now, such as the reading mode. As far as the video rundown goes, it also talks about the Cortana integration, which we are yet to see if it will be available to everyone worldwide. Anything else? Yes, but it has been known for ages: Reading lists, inking support and so on.
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Firefox 41 Will Download Symbol Fonts Even When Disabled

By | July 21, 2015 | 1 Comment

Firefox 41 Will Download Symbol Fonts Even When DisabledWill ship in September, 2015.

If you are a web developer, then Font Awesome or other symbol fonts should sound familiar to you, especially of some of your visitors have complained about the troubled icons. As for everyone else, here is a neat new feature that should ensure better compatibility and web site rendering.

Have you ever seen small rectangles instead of icons? If so, then you are one the affected people and starting with Firefox 41, the issue should be fixed once and for all as updated browser will downloading web page fonts despite the setting.
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Firefox OS Spinoff With 40+ Mozilla Employees Receives A $100 Million Boost

By | July 20, 2015 | 3 Comments

Firefox OS Spinoff With 40+ Mozilla Employees Receives A $100 Million BoostMozilla must be kicking themselves in the foot.

Back in May, Chris Beard, the CEO of Mozilla, has announced plans to drop the $25 version of Firefox OS and overhaul the overall plans for the mobile operating system.

Shortly afterwards, a couple of execs have left the company, including the president, Li Gong, who have since formed a new startup codenamed “Gone Fishing”, to create a new mobile solution, which is partially based on the Firefox OS itself. Since then, more than 40 former Mozilla employees have also joined the company as well as people from other sources.

Now, it looks like the very same startup (Acadine Techologies), has received a $100 million investment from China’s Tsinghua Unigroup, with a goal to create a better mobile operating system called H5OS, which is set to target tablets, smartphones and wearable devices.
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Vivaldi Browser Hits Technical Preview 4

By | July 17, 2015 | 1 Comment

Vivaldi Browser Hits Technical Preview 4If the previous Vivaldi release was still to raw for you then here comes the fourth technical preview, which promises to bring a boatload of bug fixes as well as new features.

Among new features there are also new ways to customize it, with developers claiming that you can have more than 155 million unique user interface combinations, including: start page customizations, UI zoom, more Speed Dial options, Light as well as Dark user interface and a new mode with no UI at all (Ctrl+F11).

In addition to that, there is a new settings menu, gestures with a touchpad (using alt key), tab switching with mouse wheel, welcome performance improvements, better bookmark management, and much more.
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Microsoft: Edge Is Blazing Fast

By | July 16, 2015 | 2 Comments

Microsoft: Edge Is Blazing FastWith the announcement of Windows 10 RTM, the software giant has also revealed more details about some of the OS specifics and their software.

One of such mentions was about Microsoft Edge, which has also been promoted to the stable build. If you were reading FavBrowser for quite some time, then you should remember that we also published early Edge benchmarks where it dominated everyone (including Google Chrome) on their own benchmarks.

In case you are wondering if these claims are still valid then good news, as Microsoft has now shared that Edge is still #1 on WebKit’s Sunspider, Google’s Octane and Apple’s JetStream benchmarks. By how much exactly?
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June, 2015 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Google Chrome – Up, Android Browser, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Down

By | July 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Just like every month, it’s time to reveal the mobile market share data for June from the NetApplications.

After quite a few months of drops, Safari is ready to fight back and is up by 1.99 point, from 39.67% to 41.66%.
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Mozilla Kills Adobe Flash On Firefox, Disables It By Default

By | July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mozilla Kills Adobe Flash On Firefox, Disables It By DefaultNow here is an interesting piece of news for all the tech (aka Flash hating) enthusiasts out there.

Unless you have been disconnected from the Internet for the last week or so, then the Hacking Team / Adobe Flash exploit leaks should be pretty known to you. Now, according to various reports, people are starting to see Flash disabled by default with the following pop-up displayed at the top of the page:

Firefox has prevent the unsafe plugin “Adobe Flash” from running on
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