Review Category : internet explorer

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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One of Microsoft’s biggest bulwarks against total Google Search domination is their deal with Yahoo, but this may be showing some cracks, as Yahoo has announced that they will be ignoring IE10’s default “Do not Track” setting, calling it “signal abuse”. "In principle, we support DNT," Yahoo said in an unattributed entry on its policy blog Friday. "[But] Microsoft unilaterally decided to turn on DNT in Internet Explorer 10 by default, rather than at users’ direction. It basically means that the DNT signal from IE10 doesn’t express user intent. We will not recognize IE10′s default DNT signal on Yahoo! properties at this time." Yahoo alluded to that on its blog, saying, "In our view, [IE10's on-by-default] degrades the experience for the majority of users and makes it hard to deliver on our value proposition to them." On Friday, Microsoft’s head counsel, Brad Smith, in a blog post defended Microsoft’s decision ...

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Following the release of Internet Explorer 10, Mozilla has finally sent Microsoft a celebratory cake, following on from the ‘one-way tradition’ of sending a cake to the one-another when a new version of a browser is released- which of course Microsoft only seemed to follow.  It even got to a point where Mozilla started updating their browser more frequently, resulting in Microsoft sending cupcakes rather than full cakes presumably from an excess of care for the Mozilla team’s health.  Both Mozilla and Internet Explorer are currently fighting a battle for market share against Google’s Chrome, with the Google browser recently claimed to have overtaken Internet Explorer’s recent market share.  With Google silently upgrading its browser in the background, we assume neither party will be sending them any confectionary soon.  Below you can see a sample of the many cakes made by the bakers at Microsoft: Read more at: pcmag.com ...

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Microsoft today announced that IE10 for Windows 7 release preview will be released in mid-November. And the final availability will follow as Microsoft collects developer and customer feedback. IE10 on Windows 7 has the same standards based platform for developers to target as IE10 on Windows 8. We built an entirely new browser with Windows 8, with more performance and developer capabilities. IE10 brings improved real-world site performance and additional standards support to Windows 7 that Web developers have been asking for. We look forward to getting your feedback on IE10 on Windows 7, and will provide another update when the preview is available. At last, Microsoft has provided the info about the availability of IE10 on the most used OS in the world. Source: Microsoft ...

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Just like ‘Cut the Rope’ -a game by Zeptolab- Microsoft has chosen another popular game to showcase the hardware acceleration in the latest web browsers.  Microsoft has helped Mokus port ‘Contre Jour’ to html 5.  While the first 10 levels can be played on any browser, the remaining 20 levels require multi-touch, which would only work on Internet Explorer 10.  ‘Hauntingly beautiful, pleasantly challenging and strangely addicting – Contre Jour is now on the web! Swing, shoot, drop or fling Petit through 30 free challenging levels right in your browser. Optimized for touch, Contre Jour is at its best using the new Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 devices. The game also works well in Internet Explorer 9 and other modern browsers. Find out if you have what it takes to help Petit reach his goal.’ For a quick tutorial of the game, check out the video below: Read more ...

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It seems like some people are having difficulty accepting the that IE9 is one of the fastest and safest browsers available. College Humour made a parody video that I think more accurately represents the public perception of the Microsoft browser; something I think that will take more than their very cool ad to change. Hopefully the deep integration of the even faster and smoother IE 10 browser in Windows 8 will prove more convincing. Via Gizmodo.com ...

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Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 has really ‘smoked the competition’ when it was put up against browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Google Chrome in recent tests by NSS Labs, which measure the ability of web browsers to catch fraud and block malware.  NSS ran over 3 million test runs against over 84,000 malicious URLs out of a unique sample set of 227,841.   An astounding 95% of 750,000 test cases were blocked by IE9, whilst Google Chrome 15-19 had a range varying from 13% to 74%-leaving Firefox and Safari in last place with only 6% of harmful websites blocked; according to a 75-day review by NSS labs.  Each browser was also tested for protection against click fraud, which involves a pay-per-click advertising scam through use of malware infection, and once again IE9 was found to be in the lead with a 96.6% click-fraud catch rate, followed by Chrome at ...

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In a study of website and browser performance Strangeloop, a provider of web acceleration solutions to companies like eBay and Visa, has found that Microsoft’s latest greatest browser has finally taken the crown over their main rival, Google’s Chrome. In a test of loading the Alexa Retail 2000, the 2000 biggest commercial websites, they found IE10 loaded webpages fractionally faster than Firefox on first view, and 8% faster than Google Chrome 20. The result was also apparent when it came to re-visiting a page, when IE10 also edged out Google Chrome and Firefox. The study is good news for Windows 8 tablet users, where the browser will likely remain the default Metro browser, and for Windows Phone 8 users, where users do not have a choice regarding the default browser.  The study can be downloaded at Strangeloop here. ...

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