Category: Microsoft

Microsoft Is Working On Its Own Cookie Replacement

By | October 14, 2013 | 2 Comments

Microsoft Working On Its Own Cookie ReplacementRecently, we learned that Google is working on its own cookie alternative and now, it looks like it’s not the only one.

According to AdAge, Microsoft is too developing a similar technology, which would track users across PCs, tablets, smartphones and even Xbox. The replacement itself is basically a device identifier, which means that you could opt in or opt out of such service. Unlike now, where any company can collect data, such technology would make Microsoft directly responsible for your data, be it for better or worse.
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Microsoft Introduces BrowserSwarm

By | September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Microsoft Introduces BrowserSwarm

A non restricted version of Mozilla’s TestSwarm.

Recently, Microsoft has introduced a pretty cool (and open source) tool called BrowserSwarm, which will use the magical powers of cloud to test your code on Internet Explorer, Google, Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera.
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Microsoft Releases Yammer Extension

By | July 31, 2013 | 2 Comments

Microsoft Releases Yammer ExtensionMakes it Google Chrome exclusive.

It looks like not everyone inside Microsoft hates Google with passion (and vice versa). In fact, someone has decided to favor Chrome over its own Internet Explorer web browser and release an exclusive Yammer app. That Is Yammer anyway? Think of it as a Facebook clone but for corporations, which Microsoft bought last year.
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Microsoft: We Are More Secure Than Google & Mozilla

By | July 10, 2013 | 9 Comments

Microsoft: We Are More Secure Than Google & Mozilla

During today’s WPC 2013 Event, Kevin Turner, Chief Operating Officer at Microsoft, boasted about their achievements in the security department and compared the number of vulnerabilities versus Google and Mozilla.

The slide above is pretty self explanatory but if you are wondering where they got these statistics from, it’s from Secunia’s Vulnerability Review 2013 report, which can be requested in the following page.
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Watch //BUILD/ 2013 Livestream Here

By | June 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Watch BUILD 2013 Livestream HereIE11 is coming.

As Microsoft is gearing up to release a ton of info about its upcoming products, web browser enthusiasts should also be excited as there are more than just a few Internet Explorer sessions, in fact, a total of 7 will be streamed live, covering everything from WebGl to new developer tools.

So where’s a full list of all the IE sessions? Don’t worry, we got you covered.
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Microsoft Adds Pointer Events To Firefox

By | June 18, 2013 | 3 Comments

Microsoft Adds Pointer Events To Firefox

Back in 2012, Microsoft has started working on Pointer Events, a new web standard (which is already marked as a Candidate Recommendation by W3C) that would allow web sites to accept inputs from quite a few different sources, such as a touchscreen and pen, has now gained even more traction.

Just before year’s end, Microsoft released a patch that brought Pointer Events specifications to all WebKit web browsers, followed by Blink patch earlier this year.
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Mozilla Asks Congress, Microsoft And Google To Stop Spying

By | June 12, 2013 | 2 Comments

Mozilla Asks Congress, Microsoft And Google To Stop Spying

Well, now you know why Google and Microsoft are so eager for you to signup when using their services and what they do with that data.

Fortunately, organizations like Mozilla, Reddit, DuckDuckGo and many more have a better idea and care about your privacy. Thanks to the recently leaked data about PRISM, these companies are asking the Congress to end NSA surveillance.
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Microsoft Nags Google’s “Chrome Everywhere” Video

By | May 16, 2013 | 5 Comments

Microsoft Nags Google's "Chrome Everywhere" VideoAnd the drama continues…

Back in March, Google has published a “Chrome Everywhere” video, which, as you might have guessed from the title, celebrates the availability of Google’s Chrome web browser on a pretty much every platform and form factor.

Well, it looks like Microsoft has a different idea and this is what it looks like:
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Microsoft Trademarks “Blink”

By | April 16, 2013 | 8 Comments

Google takes notice.

As you might know, Google has recently announced its new rendering engine called Blink, which made us wonder whether or not Microsoft will soon be involved. Why? If you are a Windows Phone user, then there is a high probability that you are already using a photography app by Microsoft Research (first demonstrated in September 2012), which too is called “Blink”.
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SPDY Coming To Internet Explorer 11 & Windows Blue

By | April 2, 2013 | 3 Comments

SPDY Coming To Internet Explorer 11 & Windows BlueFollows everyone else.

What could top the upcoming WebGL support? How about SPDY? Thanks to Rafael Rivera, we have learned that Microsoft is actively working on implementing an open networking protocol that was developed by the Google itself.

The good news? Not only will IE11 support it but it seems that the software giant is integrating SPDY to the Windows Blue itself, which means that all store apps can utilize it (and reap performance rewards) from the get go.
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