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.
Good news for all you 2D haters, the upcoming LG Optimus 3D cell phone will save you from sorrow as it includes the world’s first augmented reality 3D browser called Wikitude. Although not many details are known, it’s not a long wait since LG plans to launch the beast this summer.
Thankfully, it will not require any glasses.
Yet more news come from the Google’s I/O 2011 keynote as company has just announced that the Chrome Web Store is now available to all the users worldwide in no less than 41 different language.
There is a catch though; they will be able to access the free applications only, at least for now.
In addition to that, Google has revealed that there have been more than 17 million app installations so far and with the new countries inclusion, these numbers will surely explode.
As for developers, instead of complicating things, the company will charge a flat 5% fee instead.
In today’s Google I/O keynote, it was revealed that Google Chrome now has 160 million active users. That’s twice as many users as reported last May (70 million)!
Furthermore, the company has promised major web browser improvements in the upcoming few months, such as: more developer APIs, speech support and more.
The latest Beta Channel build of Google Chrome (12.0.742.30 that is) has been released a couple of days ago and it’s worth checking out.
- The hardware accelerated 3D CSS support has been finalized and is now available in the following version.
Did you know that you can debug remotely with WebKit Web Inspector?
Here is how:
- Start your web browser with the remote-debugging-port command line switch and open preferred pages.
Today Opera Software has released their financial results for Q1 2011 which include the following:
1Q 2011 Financial highlights
Total revenue (MNOK): 207.3 (1Q11) vs. 151.4 (1Q10)
Profitability, earnings before interest and taxes (MNOK): 41.4 (1Q11) vs 5.4 (1Q10)
If for one reason or another Opera displays you old, AJAX free image search interface in Google, then here is how to fix that:
Right Click > Edit Site Preferences
Click on the “Network” tab
Browser identification: Identify as Firefox
Click OK and refresh page.
The end is near.
After countless attempts, the almighty Sandbox has been bypassed by the French security company Vupen, which won the $15,000 cash prize just few months ago in the Pwn2Own contest for successfully hacking Safari web browser.
Although Google was unable to confirm such claim, the buzz is quickly spreading all over the Internet.
LastPass, a popular password manager and form filler may have been hacked.
According to the official blog posts, users are now forced change their master password due to network anomalies that were not yet identified.
In the interview with PC World, LastPass CEO shared his opinion and insights on the possible hack. Furthermore, he thinks that not a lot of data could have been stolen but enough to potentially compromise some of the users.
If you are using LastPass, be sure to check their blog post which is constantly updated.
Remember the ad campaign for Google’s Chrome web browser titled “Dear Sophie“? The one that encourages using various search giant services?
Turns out, you can’t really do that. Why? Because it’s against Google’s TOS to create a Google account for children younger than 13 years old.
Here is an email from one of the fathers: