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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The Maxthon 3.1 Story (Or How I Slayed The Dragon)

By | October 13, 2011 | 9 Comments

The Maxthon 3.1 Story (Or How I Slayed The Dragon)  During my Chinese web browser “Maxthon 3.1 Beta”, review (which is yet to come), I saw an innocent looking button, which suggested me to download some themes, little did I know that this would turn into a nightmare

The story goes like this… I click on the button to check some themes and strange thing happens: it redirects me to a forum. No problem, I thought, it’s just a Beta, maybe there are no official skins yet.
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Opera 12: Disable Search Suggestions

By | October 13, 2011 | 14 Comments

Opera 12: Disable Search Suggestions

With the release of Opera 12, users can now enjoy search suggestions. However, if you are one of those people (myself included) who are not particularly happy about this change, here is a simple solution to disable already mentioned functionality:

- Type opera:config#UserPrefs|ShowSearchesInAddressfieldAutocompletion in the address bar.
- Uncheck the “Show Searches In Addressfield Autocompletion” checkbox.
- Reward yourself with a cookie, job well done.
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Play Emberwind Game In HTML5

By | October 13, 2011 | 2 Comments

Now here is something to help you pass the time. Emberwind, the arcade title made by Indie developers, has been ported to HTML5 by Opera Software for your (and their own) enjoyment.

Don’t worry, it’s not as boring as some “playable” tech demos, check it out.

Game on.

Download Opera 12 Alpha

By | October 13, 2011 | 29 Comments

Download Opera 12 Alpha

This is it folks, the alpha version of Opera 12 has been just released, bringing performance improvements and other goodies.

According to the official report, Opera 12 includes hardware acceleration support, which currently uses OpenGL backend. However, DirectX support is coming as well.
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Download Internet Explorer 9.0.3

By | October 12, 2011 | 4 Comments

Download Internet Explorer 9.0.3Here comes the October cumulative security update for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 web browser, bringing a total of 8 fixes.

If you already have Windows Automatic Update enabled, there is no further action required from your end.

For a complete list of fixes, visit the following page or download IE9 here.

September, 2011: Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer – Down

By | October 11, 2011 | 14 Comments

September, 2011: Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer - Down

It is October already and there’s no time to waste. So, let’s dive into the latest browsers market share results and explore those changes.

Just a couple more months and Internet Explorer will break the 50% market share barrier, this time it lost 0.62 point, down from 51.59% to 50.97%.
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Weekly Browsers Recap, October 10th

By | October 10, 2011 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, October 10th

Opera 12 To Bring Ragnarök, GPU Accelerated Graphics

By | October 7, 2011 | 57 Comments

Opera 12 Brings Ragnarök, GPU Accelerated GraphicsDownload pre-alpha now.

The latest weekly build of Opera 12 web browser has few significant changes that are worth mentioning.

First of all, it now includes Ragnarök, Opera’s HTML5 parser engine (you can read more about it here), secondly, improved CSS3 gradient support and lastly, support for CSS3 radial gradients.

There is one more thing that is not yet mentioned. Remember when we said that opera:gpu shows a blank screen page? It now brings the following (when running on Windows 7 with ATI Radeon HD 5670 (DirectX 11) graphics card):
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Is This Opera Mini? No, Chuck Testa

By | October 6, 2011 | 6 Comments

Is This Opera Mini? No, Chuck TestaAccording to the latest TrendMicro report, malware creators have found a new toy to play with: Opera Mini.

A Russian web site that loads for mobile users only and looks similar to the Opera.com home page now offers a piece of malware, disguised as OperaMini.jar

Upon visit, a user is notified about the new update that should be downloaded, which, when installed, will start sending text messages to premium numbers.
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Ask Maxthon Team Anything

By | October 6, 2011 | 19 Comments

Ask Maxthon Team AnythingGood news,

We will be interviewing the Maxthon web browser team shortly and would like to hear some of the feedback from our readers.

So, post your (respectful) questions in the comments section below and the ones with most likes will be sent for the Maxthon folks to answer.

Update: Questions have been sent, thank you for participating!