Category: Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer 8 To Be Supported Till 2016

By | August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Internet Explorer 8 To Be Supported Till 2016For better or worse.

Despite the fact that IE8 is 5 years old, it is still used by more than 20% of all desktop users worldwide (as it still remains the most popular web browser in the world).

However, thanks to the recent changes to supported Windows configurations, the software giant will finally stop supporting Internet Explorer 8 with the change set to take place in early 2016, a long way to go indeed.
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Microsoft Starts Blocking Old ActiveX Plugins

By | August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Microsoft Starts Blocking Old ActiveX PluginsGood bye, ActiveX.

In an effort to improve the overall browser security and reduce user frustration, the software giant has announced that it will start blocking outdated ActiveX controls starting August 12, 2014.

According to Microsoft, “Java exploits represented 84.6% to 98.5% of exploit kit-related detections each month in 2013” and “to help avoid this situation with ActiveX controls, an update to Internet Explorer on August 12, 2014 will introduce a new security feature, called out-of-date ActiveX control blocking.”
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Google Chrome Crosses The 20% Market Share Mark, Opera Goes Below 1%

By | August 11, 2014 | 3 Comments


It’s almost the middle of August so it’s time to dive into the desktop market share numbers and as always, we start with the Internet Explorer, which is no longer in an uptrend, now down by 0.37 point, from 58.38% to 58.01%.
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July, 2014 Mobile Market Share: Google Chrome, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Up; Safari, Android Browser – Down

By | August 4, 2014 | 1 Comment


Another month, another report.

First in the list is Apple’s Safari, which is still in a downtrend and has lost another 1.24 point of the market share, down from 46.07% to 44.83%.
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Internet Explorer For Windows Phone To Become More Compatible

By | August 1, 2014 | 3 Comments

Internet Explorer For Windows Phone To Become More CompatibleFor those having issues with the Internet Explorer on Windows Phone 8.1 and the way it renders websites, your troubles might soon be over as the upcoming WP 8.1 Update 1 is set to change that.

According to Microsoft, a lot of websites don’t recognize IE as a mobile web browser and shows desktop content instead, resulting in a much different web experience compared to Android or iOS. However, thanks to the WP 8.1 Update 1 (coming to developers next week), which among other changes also brings different User Agent string and webkit prefix support, there was a 40% user experience improvement among 400 top mobile sites that Microsoft has tested.
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June, 2014 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome – Up; Firefox, Safari, Opera – Down

By | July 2, 2014 | 2 Comments


And now we do the desktop.

Starting with Internet Explorer, it looks like Microsoft’s web browser has finally regained what it has lost last year, up from 58.17% to 58.38 (0.21 point increase).
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June, 2014 Mobile Market Share: Android Browser, Google Chrome, Opera Mini – Up; Safari, Internet Explorer – Down

By | July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments


Another month, another report.

Kicking things off with Safari, it looks like Apple’s web browser is now in a downtrend as we see another drop, from 48.72% to 46.07% (2.65 points decrease).
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Internet Explorer Developer Channel Announced

By | June 16, 2014 | 4 Comments

Internet Explorer Developer Channel AnnouncedNow here’s something unexpected.

Today, Microsoft has announced the availability of the Internet Explorer Developer Channel, which aims to bring even more transparency and reveal developer features that were just finished or are about to be.

With today’s IE Dev release (for Windows 7 and 8.1), the software giant demonstrated the support for GamePad API, allowing you to control web games (assuming they have implemented this feature) with the Xbox controller.
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Microsoft Patches 59 Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities In June

By | June 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

Microsoft Patches 59 Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities In JuneIE6 to IE11.

If you are wondering how secure Internet Exporer is then look no further than at the latest report by Microsoft, which states that the software giant has already patched a total of 59 vulnerabilities in the month of June.

While only 2 out of 59 were publicly disclosed it makes us wonder: is that high number of fixed security vunerabilities a good or a bad thing?
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May, 2014 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera – Up; Google Chrome, Firefox – Down

By | June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments


Time to do the desktop.

Recovering from a short downtrend, Internet Explorer is up again, this time by 0.29 point, from 57.88% to 58.17%.
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