Category: Internet Explorer
It looks like a fresh batch of the Internet Explorer TV ads and videos targeted at hipsters were not enough to accelerate the growth of Microsoft’s web browser, at least in a short term.
Just slightly more than a week ago, Mozilla and Google have accused Microsoft of using unfair practices to block competitive browsers on their Windows 8 RT platform, now, it looks like things did not get unnoticed.
Recently, the US Senate Judiciary Committee has announced that they will investigate allegations of the anti-competitive behavior by Microsoft. In addition to that, the European Commission will be joining the party as well.
Windows 9, Windows Phone 9 included.
Ever wondered what could possibly Internet Explorer 11 bring to the table? If the recent rumor is true, it will change the security game as we know.
According to Insideris, with the help of Kinect (probably Kinect 2 by the time it’s released) or a fingerprint reader, Microsoft will assign a unique ID for your finger (or face), which will be used as follows:
Makes link sharing easier.
In the recently published IE10 blog post, Microsoft has talked about the new Windows 8 and browser capabilities that allow users to quickly share their favorite web sites.
All you have to do is swipe from the edge, select preferred service and that’s pretty much it.
Every little bit helps.
If you are wondering whether or not the Internet Explorer division is still working on a new web standards support after the Consumer Preview of Windows 8, then we have some good news for you: they are.
IE’s market share to explode.
If the recent report is true then it looks like Microsoft has finally cracked the issue with the web browsers on a console as the software giant is said to be testing the modified version of IE9 on its Xbox 360 console, which will include some interesting features.
Forgets about the iPad.
Here is some drama for a Thursday night. In the tablet market where Apple pretty much dominates it with a healthy 90% market share mark (in terms of shipments), Mozilla decided to complain about no other than Microsoft, which, according to them, will not allow other browsers than IE to run in the Windows Classic mode on an ARM based, Windows RT OS.
Back in November, 2011, we have reported that the Internet Explorer web browser has fallen below the 50% market share mark.
Now, it looks like the software giant has something to celebrate as according to the latest numbers, it’s back at 50%, up from 49.82% (0.18 point increase).
Developers to blame.
In an interesting turn of events, which we view as positive news for its users, Opera Software will soon be releasing an experimental build of Opera Mobile Emulator, which will use WebKit prefixes to combat ignorant web developers. In addition to that, since it will be integrated into Opera’s core, you can expect to see same prefixes across all Opera web browsers in the near future.
Windows XP edition.
Despite very positive Windows 7 reviews, it still remains the #2 operating system, right behind everyone’s beloved Windows XP. And although trend favors Windows 7, it does not mean that the XP users should be left behind. Since Internet Explorer 9 won’t run on this OS, guys at TomsHardware have decided to test IE8 against the top 4 web browsers.