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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If You Use IE6, Chances Are, You Are Not An Einstein

By | August 1, 2011 | 15 Comments

If You Use IE6, Chances Are, You Are Not An Einstein

Science agrees: geeks use other web browsers.

By collecting data from more than 100,000 users, a research firm has revealed that the majority of Internet Explorer users tend to have a lower IQ than Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera or Camino users. No one cares about the EQ anyway.

However, if you use the Internet Explorer with Google Chrome frame, there is a hope for you too.
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Browsers Backup: FavBackup 2.1.0 Released

By | July 31, 2011 | 11 Comments

Browsers Backup: FavBackup 2.1.0 Released

After quite some time, I am happy to announce the availability of FavBackup 2.1.0, which now supports the latest versions of Firefox (4, 5), Google Chrome (7-14) and Opera (11, 11.50) web browsers.

Download.
Donate.
Changelog.

How To Create Internet Explorer, Firefox or Google Chrome Theme?

By | July 29, 2011 | 9 Comments

Ever wanted to create a simple theme for the web browser of your choice? Then BT Engage, an interactive skin creator by Brand Thunder is a tool you’ve been waiting for.

The process is pretty straight forward. Upon starting, user is presented with a web browser screen that can be customized according to your individual needs, from backgrounds and logos to widgets.

However, if you are not keen on trying such activity, feel free to check ThunderThemes, which includes over 40,000 already created skins.

A Calculator Web Browser

By | July 28, 2011 | 2 Comments

The future of web browsers is here.

If you are one of those 2 people who would like to surf web pages via a calculator, then worry no more as Gossamer is here to save you.

Gossamer, a web browser for Texas Instruments graphing calculators allows its users to view web pages using CALCnet and globalCALCnet protocols. Although the direct URL input is yet to be implementing, features such as scrolling is already available in the 1.0 version.

Infinite Mario In HTML5

By | July 26, 2011 | 7 Comments

Infinite Mario In HTML5

Nintendo Wii is not required.

The HTML5 fun fest continues as more and more developers try its capabilities. The latest example comes from Robert Kleffner, a guy who took Notch’s Mario port and pushed it into the HTML5 space for you to try.

Move: Left/Right
Jump/Enter Level: S
Fireball/Run: A

Click here and play now.

Weekly Browsers Recap, July 25th

By | July 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, July 25th

[Thanks, Rafael Luik, RamaSubbu SK]

Browser Toolbar: Google Drops Firefox 5 Support

By | July 22, 2011 | 13 Comments

Remember the good old Google’s Firefox Toolbar? Turns out, the search giant has decided that today’s web browsers are way too advanced and such toolbar is no longer necessary.

As a result, Google will not be supporting Firefox 5 or any future versions of the web browser; and in case you miss the functionality, it prefers you to use the extensions instead.

However, if Firefox and Google’s Toolbar is a must have feature set for you, a solution would be to downgrade to Firefox 4, which is still supported by the company.

Google Snatches Firebug’s Core Developer

By | July 20, 2011 | 6 Comments

Google Snatches Firebug’s Core DeveloperOther web browser vendors to get jealous.

Good news for all the Google Chrome users, IBM’s John J. Barton, the core developer of Firebug, will be joining Google’s Chrome team to work on its next generation Web dev tools.

What made him to take such decision? According to John, working on the next gen Firebug is not practical as browsers change too fast for the size of its team to keep up and shift from desktop to mobile requires additional development time. Furthermore, he could not obtain another year of support from IBM to continue the contributions.

Here’s what he had to say:
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Download Baidu Browser Beta

By | July 19, 2011 | 28 Comments

Download Baidu Browser Beta

Baidu, China’s largest search engine has launched the Beta version of its own web browser, which was in development for quite some time, as reported earlier by FavBrowser.

Codenamed FlyFlow, Baidu Browser uses the WebKit rendering engine that seems to be a number one choice for many web browser developers these days.

Furthermore, FlyFlow has over 30,000 available applications for its users to choose from, ranging from online games to videos.

Download.

Via: PCWorld.

[Thanks, Sebastian]

Dolphin Browser Scores $10 Million Investment

By | July 19, 2011 | 8 Comments

With the release of Dolphin 6.0 HD, a WebKit based mobile web browser for Android devices has also received a $10 million investment from the Sequoia Capital.

Launched 15 months ago, Dolphin Browser has now over 4 million monthly active users and grows at a pace of 30,000 new downloads every day. Not bad for an ad supported web browser.

However, with the $10 million investment, things are about to change as the latest version of such web browser is now ads free and no longer requires users to pay $4.99 for the “premium” version.
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