Review Category : internet explorer

Microsoft has finally released Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 users. IE10 is the the most modern and high performing version of IE and it is now available to more than 700M Windows customers. IE 10 is built on modern web standards to industry leading security, privacy and reliability. Read more about it at IE Blog for the full update. You can download IE10 starting today. ...

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Microsoft today released a free set of tools and resources designed to make it easier for developers to make their website render beautifully on Internet Explorer  and other leading browsers. Microsoft partnered with BrowserStack which allows developers to test their website for IE from any browser on any platform. You can now use BrowserStack via modern.IE for free upto three months this year. Visit Modern.ie for more details. Read more about it in the link below. Source: Windows Team Blog ...

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Microsoft has released the above nostalgic Internet Explorer ad, which asks users to harken back to the 90’s, to the days of Tamagochi and Hungry Hungry Hippos, and to the days when internet explorer had 90% market share.  Unfortunately I believe Microsoft’s marketers have missed the mark with this ad.  Whilst it takes users back to the ‘good old days’ of ‘the youth’, and to much loved memories, Internet Explorer has never quite made it to that list, and will likely be remembered more as a major security risk than happily and safely browsing the web 1.0.  Better luck with the next ad, Microsoft. Via: istartedsomething.com ...

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Microsoft’s Internet Explorer marketing team posted an ad that targets IE haters last month. That ad was focused on the IE haters who generally have a bad impression on IE however good it is. Now, IE pokes fun of itself saying that the sign of Mayans apocalypse is here because Internet Explorer 10 is actually good now. Will these kind of marketing change people’s minds? via: Gizmodo ...

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Few days back Microsoft responded to the vulnerability that will allow your browsing activity on IE be recorded even if you are not on the particular website saying that they are investigating the issue. They also told that there are no reports of active exploits or customers that have been adversely affected. Spider.io has responded to Microsoft’s response as follows, Two clarifications There are two other points in Microsoft’s post which we believe are important to clarify. Firstly, the post includes an ambiguous sentence: “There are similar capabilities available in other browsers.” It is important to clarify that other browsers do not leak mouse-cursor position outside of the browser window in the way that Internet Explorer does. Secondly, it has been suggested that exploitation of the vulnerability to compromise login details and other confidential information is “theoretical”, “hard to imagine” and would require “serving an ad to a site that asks for ...

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According to a Microsoft Security researcher, a newly discovered  vulnerability in all versions of Internet Explorer compromises the security of virtual keyboards and virtual keypads. This vulnerability will allow your browsing activity on IE be recorded even if you are not on the particular website. Microsoft responded to this issue to TNW as follows, “We are currently investigating this issue, but to date there are no reports of active exploits or customers that have been adversely affected,”. “We will provide additional information as it becomes available and will take the appropriate action to protect our customers.” Hopefully, Microsoft will fix this flaw soon. via: TNW  ...

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It seems the browser mark has been reset a year, with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer hitting its highest market share since August 2011, and Google Chrome its lowest since October 2011. As the graph above shows, the last 3 months have been particularly good for Microsoft and bad for Google, with IE gaining month on month for the last 3 months in a row, while Google’s Chrome’s market share slipped by 1.3% over the same period. The news does suggest that Microsoft’s efforts to improve Internet Explorer, especially with IE9 and now IE10, is bearing fruits, something which has not been clear given the intense competition from Google Chrome, which was previously one of the fastest growing browsers. Google’s Chrome however appears to be losing favour with many. The browser has been experiencing intense stability problems recently, related mainly to Flash-heavy websites. Firefox has in fact re-established itself as the alternative ...

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Yes, this review of the Microsoft Surface is a bit late. You’ve most likely read several of the high-profile reviews already. You’ve possibly read many more. In this review, I will focus only on the things I personally like and do not like. This will not be a be-all-end-all review. Please take what you can from it, and hopefully, if you’re on the fence about getting a Surface RT, this will cement your decision one way or the other. Let’s get the hardware specifications out of the way. The Surface RT is a 1.5 pound, 10.6 inch tablet. The screen resolution is 1366×768. The processor is an Nvidia Tegra 3, which is a quad-core ARM-based processor, reportedly clocking in at 1.3 ghz per core. It comes with 2 GB of RAM, and a choice of either 32GB or 64GB of memory. In regards to ports, the Surface has a full-sized USB 2.0 port, a ...

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Microsoft has set itself up against the online advertising community by enabling Do Not Track by default in IE10, with companies like Yahoo threatening that they will not be respecting the flag, as it does not represent the expressed wishes of the users. It is however hard to think that any significant percentage of users do want to be tracked, with Softpedia reporting users were  absolutely delighted with Microsoft’s decision to keep DNT always on. “I am welcoming this advance in IE10 with great enthusiasm! Any collection of data without a person’s conscious consent should be considered an illegal breach of privacy and prosecutable by law!” said one user. Another said  “Here’s a thought: ask. Don’t collect. Ask. I will TELL you exactly what kind of ads I prefer if you give me the opportunity. I guarantee you that those metrics are going to be far more reliable than whatever ...

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In a new ad Microsoft has targeted the browser on the iPad specifically as a bad experience and promoted IE10 on a tablet as built for touch and being “pretty amazing”, offering a “fast and fluid experience”. Safari is in fact one of the worse parts of the iPad, crashing constantly, and I think it is a pretty valid attack target, which should resonate with those looking for a new tablet. Do our readers agree? Let us know below. Via Neowin.net ...

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As we reported yesterday, Microsoft has released the preview version of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7. You can download           Internet Explorer 10 in the language that matches your version of Windows from this page. Also you need Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) or higher to install this version of IE10. Enjoy much better browsing with IE10 on Windows 7. ...

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Last month Microsoft announced that a preview version of Internet Explorer 1o is coming to Windows 7 in November. In an event held at China, Roger Capriotti, Director of Product Marketing for Internet Explorer announced that preview version of Internet Explorer 1o for Windows 7  will be available for download tomorrow. This will be a huge boost for Internet Explorer market share which is on a downward spiral for sometime. Also the new IE10 will be the default and only browser for Metro mode in WIndows 8. Source: iFanr via: Liveside ...

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Google has announced that  Google Apps will discontinue support for IE8 on November 15. IE8 was released in 2009 and is the most recent Internet Explorer that will run on XP. The move will leave IT shops that use Google Apps with the choice of either installing an unmanaged browser like Firefox or Chrome, or finally moving their ancient PCs to a new OS- likely running Windows 7 or if the shop is small enough Windows 8, the new OS the hardware will come with. In this way Google reminding XP shops that their OS is in fact ancient is very likely to help Microsoft, and possibly boost Windows 8 adoption in small business. Here’s to that PC replacement cycle, kicked off by Google. Via Stuff.co.nz. ...

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IE10 is pretty fast, as was seen in the recent Sunspider results in Windows Phone 8. Now another independent analysis has found that the browser is not just fast in tests, but also in real life. New Relic found IE9 and IE10 had the “fastest browser response time on Windows, with IE10 showing a notable increase over IE9” while monitoring web loading times on thousands of websites. The video above also shows IE10 outperforming Chrome in RoboHornet ‘s micro-benchmark suite in the context of a real-world scenario. The day of IE being considered slow and insecure is now well and truly over. No wonder Google Chrome has been losing market share for 2 months in a row. IE10 ships with Windows 8, and is due to hit Windows 7 in November. Read more at Microsoft here. ...

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Mozilla’s VP of business affairs and general counsel Harvey Anderson has blogged that Firefox lost millions of downloads because of the “browser choice” screen glitch for Windows users in Europe. He gave the following stats, Daily Firefox downloads decreased by 63% to a low of 20,000 just prior to the fix; After the fix, Firefox downloads increased 150% to approximately 50,000 per day; and Cumulatively 6 to 9 million Firefox browser downloads were lost during this period. Microsoft agreed to present the browser choice screen to Windows users as part of the deal with EC. A serious technical glitch made the browser choice screen not presented to users for no.of months. And even EC sent a statement of objections to Microsoft regarding this matter. While none of the OS providers present any browser choice screen, Should Microsoft alone do this in Windows? What do you think? Source: Lockshot via: ZDnet ...

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According to latest data form Net Applications, Internet Explorer gained 0.50 percentage points between September and October while Firefox lost 0.09 % and Google Chrome lost 0.31% and  Apple Safari lost 0.05%. Internet Explorer 9 for the first time reached 20% market share. All version of IE together held a 54.13% market share and I guess this number will further go up with the release of Internet Explorer 10 in the coming months. What browser are you using everyday? Source: Net Applications via: TNW ...

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