Category: Internet Explorer

Spartan For Phones UI Is Not Final

By | April 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Spartan For Phones UI Is Not FinalIf you have been one of those people who complained about the Spartan for Phones UI changes compared to Internet Explorer Mobile then good news, during the Q&A session, Microsoft engineers have confirmed that this is indeed not a final revision.

So what exactly is wrong with the UI? Well, mostly it’s one thing: the URL bar is on top, making it pretty much impossible to use a larger phone with one hand, a pretty serious flaw if you ask us.

While it’s not exactly a news that should be cheered upon, at least it gives some hope, which is better than nothing.
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March, 2015 Mobile Market Share: Google Chrome – Up; Safari, Android Browser, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Down

By | April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

After reviewing the desktop numbers, let’s go ahead and switch to the desktop.
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March, 2015 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Up; Internet Explorer – Down

By | April 13, 2015 | 4 Comments


Another month, another report.

As Microsoft continues to work on the Project Spartan, Internet Explorer’s market share keeps sliding down, this time by 0.84 point, from 57.38% to 56.54%.
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Microsoft Bends Over, Changes Its Mind Regarding DNT

By | April 3, 2015 | 2 Comments

Microsoft Bends Over, Changes Its Mind Regarding DNTAd agencies rejoice.

Remember when Microsoft was all pro consumer, pro privacy and all that? Resulting in praises from various companies and users after it was decided to enable Do Not Track (DNT) by default in both IE10 and IE11?

Well, the good news are over as Microsoft has just changed its mind and won’t be enabling such feature by default.

Why? The recent W3C draft update now includes the following: “The basic principle is that a tracking preference expression is only transmitted when it reflects a deliberate choice by the user. In the absence of user choice, there is no tracking preference expressed”
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Pwn2Own 2015 Contestant Gets The Biggest Payout In History

By | March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pwn2Own 2015 Contestant Gets The Biggest Payout In HistoryA total of $442,000 paid in bounties to all contestants.

Well, it seems like no one was safe in this year’s Pwn2Own hacking competition as all 4 major web browsers have failed to protect the users.

The star of this contest however was Jung Hoon Lee (lokihardt) who has managed to reap $225,000 in rewards, breaking through Chrome’s security with a buffer overflow (which earned him $110,000) and then exploiting Microsoft’s Internet Explorer ($65,000 in rewards), followed by Apple’s Safari ($50,000 in rewards).

That should be enough to improve his life for good.
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Mobile Internet Explorer Reveals Typed Passwords

By | March 24, 2015 | 2 Comments

Mobile Internet Explorer Reveals Typed PasswordsNow here’s something that should definitely concern you. According to the recent report, there is a way to reveal typed in passwords in the Internet Explorer 11 (on Windows Phone 8).

All you have to do is:

- Enable Cortana if not yet enabled
- Type the password
- Highlight the password (we’re talking about ******) and then hit the search button
- Congratulations, you are now seeing a supposedly hidden password
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Déjà Vu: Next Windows 10 Build To Include Spartan

By | March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Déjà Vu: Next Windows 10 Build To Include SpartanI swear we wrote this before.

If you’ve been following Project Spartan news then it should be a pretty common knowledge by now that Microsoft promised to include its new web browser in the “next” Windows 10 build (which was released yesterday). Unfortunately, it did not happen.

Now, it looks like the software giant is ready to make the very same promise again and hopefully deliver this time. While there is no ETA for the next build yet, yesterday’s Windows 10 Preview does include some changes in the new rendering engine, which Project Spartan will utilize.
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February, 2015 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome, Opera – Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari – Down

By | March 11, 2015 | 2 Comments


It’s time to do the desktop.

As Microsoft continues to work on Spartan, it’s predecessor is in a downtrend as last month Internet Explorer’s market share decreased again (by 0.8 point this time), down from 58.18% to 57.38%
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Internet Explorer On Windows Phone 10 Preview Supports Live Streaming

By | March 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Internet Explorer On Windows Phone 10 Preview Supports Live StreamingFinally.

Even though Spartan was not yet released for either Windows 10 or Windows 10 for Phones, it looks like the developer preview build of Internet Explorer includes one of the widely requested and missed features: ability to play live stream videos, at least on YouTube.

On a slightly negative note, the newly leaked pictures of yet unreleased Windows 10 for Phones (Build 10038.12518) still comes with the Internet Explorer rather than much anticipated Project Spartan.

Stay tuned.
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February, 2015 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Up, Google Chrome, Android Browser – Down

By | March 9, 2015 | 0 Comments


Another month, another report.
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