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.
Now here is something pretty interesting.
We have just learned that the company behind AdBlock Plus will reveal their own web browser for Android on Wednesday, May 20 (4 a.m. ET).
While most of the details remain unknown, it is likely to be powered by the Chromium rendering engine, just like the majority of web browsers.
Less things to complain about.
Earlier this month, we have reported about the Microsoft’s new web browser shortcomings and their plans to address most of them in the very near future.
Now, it looks like at least few of them has been dealt with. Thanks to the latest set of leaked screenshots from China (Windows 10 Build 10123), it is now pretty much confirmed that Microsoft Edge will indeed add some of the basic yet really necessary features before hitting RTM. These are:
Yesterday was desktop and today is the mobile Firefox day.
What’s interesting when it comes to Android releases for both phones and PCs is that changelogs are always different, which, assuming you use both, doubles the amount of goodies.
So what exactly is so great about the Firefox 38 for Android? The most welcome and most noticeable change is the updated user interface, which features a fresh welcome screen, new “Synced Tabs” panel layout, and ability to share stuff to Firefox via “Add to Firefox” feature.
In addition to that, Firefox 38 for Android brings support for the L theme, ability to send a tab to another device or add it to the reading list as well as few developer related features.
Great news for video creators and streaming giants like Netflix that host DRM protected videos. Thanks to the collaboration between Adobe and Mozilla, the latest stable build of Firefox (38) brings a support for Adobe’s Content Decryption Module (CDM), which will be activated when the need arises.
As far as other interesting features go, it now includes Ruby annotation support, has new tab-based preferences (meaning that configuration window will now be opened in a tab, like web page, rather than in a window, yes, just like Google Chrome) and some new HTML5 goodies: BroadcastChannel API, Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) and so on.
Just recently, we have revealed that Google Chrome has crossed the 25% market share mark on the desktop and now it looks like the search giant has even more things to celebrate. As it turns out, over the course of last month, Google Chrome on mobile has too reached a new milestone and surpassed the 30% mark, up by 2.28 points, from 27.78% to 30.06% and is as close to overtaking Safari as ever.
Here is what’s new for the network tool.
Developers, rejoice as the updated F12 Edge developer tools are here and can be tested by anyone running the latest build of Windows 10 or Internet Explorer 11.
As there are tons of new features and improvements, the software giant has decided to reveal them on a post by post basis, separating each dev tools category and the changes that were made.
So what did they reveal today? All about the network tool! There are simply too many improvements to list here but just to name a few: a new design, summary view, new toolbar options and so much more.
The price of a browser reboot.
During the Twitter Q&A session, Microsoft has revealed some of the planned features that haven’t been included yet.
So what exactly can we expect?
- Password, bookmark, tabs and other data sync, which they promised in a “future update”, meaning it could be either before or after it RTMs
- Importing favorites from other web browsers
- Private tabs? Coming too
- And yes, even a status bar is coming in a future update
After months and months of waiting, Google Chrome has finally reached an important milestone and now controls more than 1/4 of all web browsers market share, which is a pretty significant milestone that I am sure many people will celebrate.
With webcast and more.
If you are curious why Microsoft has decided to go with Microsoft Edge and not Project Spartan or any other name (probably because they could use “e” in the icon, which a lot of non tech-savy people associate with the Internet), or got any other question related to the new web browser then good news!
Microsoft Edge team will be holding the q&a session via Twitter and you too can contribute and send them a question using hashtag #AskMSEdge.
You know how you visit a web page only to see 4 different “download” links and being confused on which one is real? Well… Good news for pretty much every single person out there. Starting from June 1st, Microsoft’s SmartScreen Filter (for Internet Explorer and Edge) will become much smarter and better at protecting the users.
According to the software giant, Microsoft will start reporting these ads as unsafe when users goes ahead and clicks on any of those. Thanks to the updated guidelines, here is what ads should not do in order to be marked as safe by the SmartScreen Filter: