Category: Microsoft

Internet Explorer 10 is Touch Optimized, Windows 8 – A Major Update

By | March 18, 2011 | 7 Comments

Internet Explorer 10 is Touch Optimized, Windows 8 Is Major UpgradeAccording to Win7China (which is a credible source), Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) will include a major UI overhaul which is set to be more touch optimized than previous IE versions. Furthermore, company is stressing the importance of overall web browser performance as well.

As far as it is known now, those are the two main goals for Microsoft.

What is more interesting is Windows 8 UI. Win7China reports that changes between Windows 7 and Windows 8 will be far greater than everyone expected.

In fact, source compared the new Windows 8 interface to Windows 1.0 > 3.1 > Windows 95 migration.

The future looks awesome.

Via: Windows8News
Source: Win7China

Opera Mobile for Windows Phone 7

By | March 17, 2011 | 6 Comments

Opera for Windows Phone 7With the announcement of upcoming Opera Mobile 11 and Opera Mini 6 releases, Norwegian browser maker has also revealed that Windows Phone 7 will be receiving its own version of Opera as well (dubbed Opera Mobile).

“In our lineup, all players are equally important–we leave no device behind. Our small and clever pieces of software will give you a 5-star experience, no matter what hardware you prefer”, said Lars Boilesen, the CEO of Opera Software.

Next week should be pretty exciting.

Update: It looks like it might be coming to Windows 7 tablets instead.

Upgrade From IE 1.0 to IE9 (Video)

By | March 17, 2011 | 8 Comments

Here is a nice video of Internet Explorer (1 to 9) feature comparison, if you are up for some history lessons.

Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) in Windows 8

By | March 16, 2011 | 4 Comments

Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) in Windows 8According to Win7China, Internet Explorer 10 will be the default browser of Windows 8 and not IE9 as some might have expected.

But these are more than just rumors, according to internal Windows 8 testers, Milestone 3 builds already have early versions of IE10 pre-installed.

Via: Winddows8Geek

A Year of Internet Explorer 9 Video

By | March 14, 2011 | 1 Comment

With the launch of Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft has also put a nice video which looks back at the browser development process and initial impressions from the press.

IE9 Coming in March 14th

By | March 9, 2011 | 6 Comments

IE9 Coming in March 19thThis is it, after lots of rumors and speculations, Microsoft has finally confirmed Internet Explorer 9 release date.

According to Ryan Gavin, senior director of IE, starting from next Monday, users will be able to download the Final version of Internet Explorer at 9 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time).

So here you have it, if Windows 8 is indeed stated for early 2012 release and company has changed its strategy, expect to see IE10 announcements later this year.

Forget Google Chrome! Hello, Baidu Web Browser

By | March 9, 2011 | 8 Comments

Forget Google Chrome! Hello, Baidu Web BrowserMicrosoft has it, Google has it so why shouldn’t Baidu build one too?

To strengthen its business, Baidu, China’s most popular search engine is already working on its own web browser (codenamed FlyFlow) and as it turns out, testing phase has already begun.

Not much is known yet, although it was revealed that FlyFlow will have its own application platform and considering Baidu popularity, we might even see IE6 glory days over.

Rendering engine remains unknown as well. However, users should expect to see the public Beta of this web browser in the very near future.

Thanks, Andrew!

Source: QQ.com

Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, March 7th

By | March 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, March 7th

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IE6 Countdown

By | March 4, 2011 | 9 Comments

IE6 Countdown

In the world where it’s cool to hate Internet Explorer 6, Microsoft has launched a new site that displays the market share of this abomination.

By using data from Net Applications, web developers have put up a nice worldwide map which shows IE6 usage for every country.

Who takes the lead? China, with staggering 34.5%.

Thanks, RamaSubbu SK.

How Would You Change Internet Explorer?

By | March 1, 2011 | 17 Comments

How Would You Change Internet Explorer?

If you had a chance, how would you change Microsoft Internet Explorer so it would start recovering from the never ending market share decline?