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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Mozilla CEO Resigns Over Gay Drama

By | April 4, 2014 | 2 Comments

Mozilla CEO Resigns Over Gay DramaIs it over?

It looks like Mozilla is about to get a new CEO as the most recent one, Brendan Eich has just resigned over the support of anti-gay marriage bill. The news come after a couple of Eich’s interviews where he repeatedly said that he will not resign over this issue. All sources claim that it was his own decision and that it wasn’t forced by the board.

According to recode, Mozilla Executive Chairwoman Mitchell Baker “became emotional at one point during the interview – noted that she was “doing a fair amount of self-reflection and I am wondering how did I miss it that this would matter more when he was the CEO.”
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Microsoft Lists IE11 Developer Improvements

By | April 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

Microsoft Lists IE11 Developer Improvements

During yesterday’s BUILD conference, the software giant has listed a bunch of Internet Explorer 11 improvements that should ease off some of the developer headaches and/or improve the overall user experience.
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Maxthon For Windows Phone Updated

By | April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Maxthon For Windows Phone UpdatedBuild 1.3.0.1000.

Recently, a new version of Maxthon web browser has been released for your enjoyment, which includes a handful of new features, that are yet to come to Microsoft’s own Internet Explorer.

Here’s what you can epxect:
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Windows Phone 8.1: Internet Explorer 11 (Video)

By | April 2, 2014 | 2 Comments

With today’s Windows Phone 8.1 announcement, guys at WPCentral did a quick hands on video of IE11, which includes features like InPrivate browsing, reader view and password manager (finally).

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OkCupid Asks Users To Stop Using Firefox

By | April 2, 2014 | 3 Comments

OkCupid Asks Users To Stop Using FirefoxAnd the drama continues…

We hope that this was the April fool’s joke but in case it’s not, it looks like the new Mozilla CEO story is far from over.

In case you haven’t been following the news, back in 2008 Brendan Eich made a $1000 donation to support California’s Proposition 8 (anti-gay marriage), which now made a lot of people upset as he became the CEO of Mozilla.
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Download Opera 21 Next

By | April 1, 2014 | 4 Comments

Download Opera 21 NextAura, aura, aura.

Good news, the latest “Next” build of Opera 21 now includes a support for Aura, a hardware accelerated rendering for things like browser menus, buttons, dialogs, etc. Basically, Aura is the UI stack developed by Google that utilizes GPU whenever possible, increases performance and yes, Chrome has it too.

As far as major changes go that’s pretty much it for the Opera 21 Next, with one more feature being an ability to show the full URL in the address bar when advanced settings are enabled.
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Half Of Mozilla’s Board Steps Down Following The Appointment Of A New CEO

By | March 31, 2014 | 13 Comments

Half Of Mozilla’s Board Steps Down Following The Appointment Of A New CEONow here’s some drama to kick start your week.

According to the Wall Street Journal, three out of six Mozilla board members have stepped down before the new CEO announcement has been made public.

First in the list is a former Mozilla CEO, John Lilly, followed by another former CEO Gary Kovacs and CEO of online education startup Shmoop, Ellen Siminoff.
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Inside Opera’s Headquarters (Pic)

By | March 29, 2014 | 7 Comments

Inside Opera's Headquarters (Pic)
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Crazy Rumors: Internet Explorer Might Come To Android

By | March 28, 2014 | 3 Comments

Crazy Rumors: Internet Explorer Might Come To AndroidCan it be true?

With the recent reveal of Office or iPad and Android, it looks like there is a new (and absolutely crazy) rumor in town (which comes from unverified source via Twitter): Microsoft is porting Internet Explorer for Android.

While at first glance it does not seem realistic, one might wonder if the software giant has decided to spread even more of their services across different platforms rather than making them MS exclusive, which was the case with Xbox Live Games (some of them are now on iOS and Android), Office, etc.
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Mozilla Receives A New CEO, Will Focus on Firefox OS

By | March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mozilla Receives A New CEO, Will Focus on Firefox OSAnother day, another CEO for Mozilla.

It looks like it’s that time of the year again when the open source organization is picking a new CEO. Now it’s Brendan Eich, one of the early Netscape developers and Firefox creators who is also known as the inventor of JavaScript; a pretty solid background if you ask us.

Back in August 2005, he became a CTO of Mozilla and has been doing some management ever since. What about his vision? Well, as it turns out, he doesn’t see Firefox as a top priority project, instead it is Firefox OS, yes, a mobile operating system that is yet to gain any traction is what Mozilla will be focusing on from now on. Either he is crazy, highly ambitious or both.
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