Category: Microsoft

Microsoft Pays AdBlock Plus To Unblock Ads

By | February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Microsoft Pays AdBlock Plus To Unblock AdsJoins Google and Amazon.

It looks like Microsoft is one of many big names that are now too paying the company behind everyone’s beloved AdBlock Plus extension.

According to the report by Financial Times, the Bing Ads will now be unblocked by default all thanks to the recently struck deal, which includes an undisclosed amount of money.

The software giant has also confirmed the change with the following statement:
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Download Windows Phone 10 Preview With Edge

By | February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Download Windows Phone 10 Preview With EdgeIf you have not installed Windows 10 on your PC and still want to play with Microsoft’s new rendering engine (Edge) then here’s another option: grab a preview build of Windows Phone 10, which was just released.

However, in case you are wondering whether or not this build includes Spartan, it does not. Instead, just like in Windows 10, Internet Explorer is still a default web browser but with a new engine. On a positive note, IE will be replaced with Spartan in future builds.
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Google’s US Market Share Goes Below 75% For The First Time

By | February 4, 2015 | 1 Comment

Google's US Market Share Goes Below 75% For The First TimeYahoo! is to blame.

If you are wondering about the lasting effects in the search industry then here’s an update for you. Last month, we have reported that Yahoo! has managed to triple its worldwide market share (from 3.52% to 9.31%).

Now, it looks like the Mozilla’s deal is bringing even more dividends as for the first time since 2008, Google’s market share has gone below the 75% mark while Yahoo! saw an increase.
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Microsoft Considers The Following Names For Spartan

By | January 26, 2015 | 6 Comments

Microsoft Considers The Following Names For SpartanThanks to a tipster who was surveyd by the Microsoft itself regarding the name of a new web browser, WPC learned that the software giant is considering the following names for Spartan:

- Entourage
- Elixa
- Evo
- Evex
- Endeavor
- Edge
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Microsoft Finally Ditches Internet Explorer

By | December 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Microsoft Finally Ditches Internet ExplorerSpartan is the new IE.

Now here’s a shocker for you just before the year ends. According to ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, Microsoft is working on a new, light weight web browser for Windows 10 and there won’t be Internet Explorer 12.

Instead, a browser codenamed “Spartan”, which feels and behaves more like Chrome and Firefox, will replace Internet Explorer (although Windows 10 will still ship with IE11 for compatibility reasons) and will be available for both desktop and mobile devices.
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RIP Browser Ballot Screen

By | December 20, 2014 | 2 Comments

RIP Browser Ballot Screen Proves to be utterly pointless.

Remember the infamous browser ballot screen? The one that was initiated by the Opera Software in 2009 when it complained to the EU? Then the $731 million fine when Microsoft messed up?

Well, the agreement between both sides has now expired and Microsoft will no longer ask users to pick their web browser.
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Internet Explorer: Microsoft Moves Away From MSDN

By | December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Internet Explorer: Microsoft Moves Away From MSDNSay hello to the Stack Overflow.

Now here’s a pretty interesting and unexpected decision from the Microsoft itself. In an effort to really please and understand web developers (as well as move everything into one place), the software giant has announced a new migration initiative, which means that from now on, all discussions related to IE development will be moved from MSDN forums to Stack Overflow.
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Microsoft Updates IE Platform Roadmap

By | December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Microsoft Updates IE Platform RoadmapWill bring few new features for web developers.

If you’ve been following then this won’t exactly be new for you, otherwise, take note.

According to the recent change, the software giant has started working on three new features:

- Responsive Images (image srcset), which will take the advantage of the high resolution screens;
- New input controls for picking dates (all using HTML5 standards): day, week and month;
- A support for MAIN element, which is used to identify the main content of your app or document.
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Microsoft Announces RemoteIE

By | November 4, 2014 | 1 Comment

Microsoft Announces RemoteIEAnd it’s pretty useless.

Recently, Microsoft has announced a new and free tool that aims to help web developers to test their code on Internet Explorer, especially those running Mac OS X, iOS or Android.

While it might sound cool on the first sight, there is one problem: it allows you to test the latest version of Internet Explorer on the Windows 10 Technical Preview, which means that pretty much no one is using this browser right now and it’s useless since developers need access to older builds like IE8 and IE9.
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Windows 10: What’s New In Internet Explorer

By | October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Windows 10: What’s New In Internet ExplorerNo Internet Explorer 12 in sight.

With today’s release of Windows 10 Technical Preview, Microsoft has also detailed a list of new Internet Explorer 11 features that made it to the build.

So what should you be excited about?

- A support for HTTP/2 networking protocol, which means better performance
- Chakra JavaScript engine performance improvements
- Interoperable Top Level Domain Parsing
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