Category: Internet Explorer
Here is what’s new for the network tool.
Developers, rejoice as the updated F12 Edge developer tools are here and can be tested by anyone running the latest build of Windows 10 or Internet Explorer 11.
As there are tons of new features and improvements, the software giant has decided to reveal them on a post by post basis, separating each dev tools category and the changes that were made.
So what did they reveal today? All about the network tool! There are simply too many improvements to list here but just to name a few: a new design, summary view, new toolbar options and so much more.
After months and months of waiting, Google Chrome has finally reached an important milestone and now controls more than 1/4 of all web browsers market share, which is a pretty significant milestone that I am sure many people will celebrate.
You know how you visit a web page only to see 4 different “download” links and being confused on which one is real? Well… Good news for pretty much every single person out there. Starting from June 1st, Microsoft’s SmartScreen Filter (for Internet Explorer and Edge) will become much smarter and better at protecting the users.
According to the software giant, Microsoft will start reporting these ads as unsafe when users goes ahead and clicks on any of those. Thanks to the updated guidelines, here is what ads should not do in order to be marked as safe by the SmartScreen Filter:
Yesterday, during its annual developers conference (Build 2015), Microsoft has revealed that (unfortunately) they won’t name Internet Explorer successor Spartan. Instead the team has decided to call the new browser under its rendering engine name: Microsoft Edge.
In addition to that, the new icon has been revealed and boy does it look familiar…
Lastly, a promo video has been posted so here it is:
If 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.
March, 2015 Mobile Market Share: Google Chrome – Up; Safari, Android Browser, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Down
After reviewing the desktop numbers, let’s go ahead and switch to the desktop.
March, 2015 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Up; Internet Explorer – Down
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%.
Ad 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”
A 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.
Now 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