Category: Internet Explorer
And nothing of value was lost.
Today marks an important day to all of you who are still using Internet Explorer 6 (why would you?). With today‘s death of Windows XP support, the software giant will also stop releasing new updates for IE6, the browser we love to hate.
As far as the usage goes, it currently holds 4.15% of the market share, down from 4.65%, so far, so good.
Can it be true?
With the recent reveal of Office or iPad and Android, it looks like there is a new (and absolutely crazy) rumor in town (which comes from unverified source via Twitter): Microsoft is porting Internet Explorer for Android.
While at first glance it does not seem realistic, one might wonder if the software giant has decided to spread even more of their services across different platforms rather than making them MS exclusive, which was the case with Xbox Live Games (some of them are now on iOS and Android), Office, etc.
It looks like this year’s Pwn2Own hacking contest was pretty eventful and all web browsers got their asses kicked.
On the first day, a team from France has successfully hacked Internet Explorer 11, Firefox and Adobe Flash Player. The very same research firm also managed to find a vulnerability in Google Chrome, which affects both WebKit and Blink rendering engines.
Next day Sebastian Apelt and Andreas Schmidt have demonstrated a browser based exploit against Microsoft’s web browser, followed by a Chinese team that managed to bypass Safari’s sandbox and run remote code execution through it.
February, 2014 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome – Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Down
It looks like February is pretty much identical to January, at least in terms of growth.
Somewhat consolidating, Internet Explorer has lost a tiny fraction of market share, down from 58.21% to 58.19% (0.02 point decrease).
Today, Microsoft has published an article about Internet Explorer’s reading mode, which, just as you might expect, focuses on the required content delivery and its readability.
In order to achieve that, the software giant has designed a new font called Sitka and according to Microsoft, it’s “the first typeface family designed with scientific legibility studies integrated directly into the design process”.
February, 2014 Mobile Market Share: Android Browser, Google Chrome, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Up; Safari – Down
Another month, another report.
Kicking things off with Safari, Apple’s web browser saw a decrease in its market share numbers, down from 54.97% to 53.52% (1.45 decrease).
Even though we’ve already reported a majority of the upcoming Internet Explorer 11 Mobile features, it looks like guys at UnleashThePhones have got their hands on the device running one of the WP 8.1 builds.
As you can see in the video above, there’s a setting to remember passwords, adjust reading view font size, a stop / refresh button inside the address bar and more.
If you are hungry for more IE11 Mobile details, which is coming later this year, then good news.
According to latest leaks, among previously reported things, Internet Explorer update will also include:
- Password sync, something users have been requesting for ages
- WebGL, pretty self-explanatory, an API for 2D and 3D rendering
- … and finally, a fix for YouTube videos, allowing you to watch them in either full screen or not without leaving the page (IE10 currently opens a media player once you hit the play button) .