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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Preliminary Internet Explorer 11 and Internet Explorer 12 Release Dates

By | December 27, 2011 | 16 Comments

Preliminary Internet Explorer 11 and Internet Explorer 12 Release DatesIE11 to be released in 2013, IE12 – 2014.

Just a year ago, Microsoft would only release a new version of IE during the launch of Windows “Next”. However, since then it has increased the frequency of Internet Explorer releases as the upcoming Windows 8 OS will now IE10 instead of IE9.
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Google To Pay Nearly $1 Billion To Mozilla

By | December 23, 2011 | 10 Comments

Google To Pay Nearly $1 Billion To MozillaYesterday, we have reported about a search deal between Mozilla and the search giant, where Google would remain Firefox’s default search engine for another 3 years.

Although more details were not revealed that day, one of the unnamed sources now claims that Google will pay Mozilla almost $300 million for every year or nearly $1 billion in total.
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Microsoft: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

By | December 22, 2011 | 10 Comments

Microsoft: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

With Christmas approaching at a rapid rate, Microsoft has decided to launch a HTML5 powered web site “Let It Snow”, which showcases the benefits of GPU accelerated graphics.

If your are up for a challenge, set the number of snowflakes to 4,000 and enjoy the show. There is even a hidden message for you to “uncover”.

However, in case your web browser can’t handle that much snow, there is always another option: IE9 or IE10.

Happy Holidays!

Google Renews Search Deal With Mozilla

By | December 21, 2011 | 4 Comments

Google Renews Search Deal With MozillaJust as expected.

Despite continuous drama between Google Chrome and Firefox, business is as usual at Silicon Valley.

After negotiations that were reported more than few months ago, it looks like both companies have finally come to an agreement, as Google and Mozilla have renewed their search deal for another 3 years.
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Researchers Say Google Wants To Undermine Firefox’s Growth

By | December 20, 2011 | 13 Comments

Researchers Say Google Wants To Undermine Firefoxs Growth

Google denies the charges.

Remember the study by Accuvant, which concluded that Google Chrome is the most secure web browser?

NSS Labs, a California based company that publishes web browser security results of its own, has issued a statement, which claims that Google is pretty much on its own now and has already done some dirty things to undermine Firefox’s and other web browsers growth.
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Opera 12 (32 Bit) vs. Opera 12 (64 Bit)

By | December 19, 2011 | 16 Comments

Opera 12 (32 Bit) vs. Opera 12 (64 Bit)Following our Google Chrome (32 bit vs. 64 bit), Internet Explorer 9 (32 bit vs. 64 bit) and Firefox (32 bit vs. 64 bit) posts, here is another one: a comparison of last week’s Opera 12 Lab builds.

Testing notes: both builds have identical build numbers and were tested with default installation settings.
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Download Firefox 9 Final

By | December 17, 2011 | 67 Comments

Download Firefox 9 FinalAfter new Google Chrome and Opera releases, Mozilla has also something up its sleeve: a final version of Firefox 9.

Although it’s not yet publicly announced and can’t be downloaded from the “official” site, some users have managed to find Firefox 9 in the official Mozilla Nightly servers and that’s exactly where you can download it.

So what’s new? There are actually a few neat things, from improved web standards support to stability fixes, but the most important one is the Type Inference, which drastically improves JavaScript performance.
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Internet Explorer Will Auto Update Itself

By | December 15, 2011 | 14 Comments

Internet Explorer Will Auto Update ItselfWeb developers breathe sigh of relief.

It looks like the good news day is not yet over as Microsoft has just announced plans to start rolling out updates for the older versions of Internet Explorer

According to the official blog post, starting from January, users will be prompted to update their web browser to Internet Explorer 9; this includes Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 machines.
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Download Opera 12 64 Bit (x86-64)

By | December 15, 2011 | 27 Comments

Download Opera 12 64 Bit (x86-64)Supports out-of-process plug-ins as well.

Christmas are coming early for Opera fans as for the first time ever, there is a 64 bit version of Opera 12 web browser available for download.

Now, before you start screaming like a little girl, keep in mind that this is a very early build, which can be downloaded from Opera Labs only, in both 32 and 64 bit flavors.
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Browser Backup: FavBackup 2.1.3 Released

By | December 14, 2011 | 3 Comments

Good news,

We have just released a minor FavBackup update, which will now backup Firefox user styles. If you haven’t tried it yet, click on the link below. Otherwise, that’s what check for updates feature is for.

Download.

[Thanks to kami for feature request]