Category: Microsoft

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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Internet Explorer 11 Features WebGL References & More

By | March 29, 2013 | 9 Comments

Internet Explorer 11 Features WebGL References & MoreA sign of what’s to come for both Windows 8.5 and Windows Phone 8.5.

Now here is a piece of good news to kick-start your weekend. According to the recent discovery by François Remy, who has Windows Blue installed on his machine, Internet Explorer 11 might support WebGL after all.

Now, before you get too excited, keep in mind that WebGL does not yet work, however, the interfaces are already defined, which implies that Microsoft at least put some effort into it. Whether or not they have abandoned the idea, we will have to wait and see.
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First Internet Explorer 11 Screenshots Leak

By | March 25, 2013 | 9 Comments

First Internet Explorer 11 Screenshots Leak

Synced tabs are finally coming.

Thanks to the leaked Windows Blue build 9364, guys at WinForum have managed to post quite a few OS and IE11 screenshots; and while we wait for someone to run HTML5Test or any other benchmarks, this is what we got now:
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HBO.com Is Blacklisted On Windows RT

By | March 20, 2013 | 7 Comments

HBO.com Is Blacklisted On Windows RTAnother stone in the garden.

Recently, we have reported about the changes in Microsoft’s IE for Modern UI blacklists where only specific sites won’t run Flash by default.

Well, it looks like HBO.com, one of the best known content providers around, is one of such sites that won’t run on Windows RT. As it turns out, IE10 for Windows 8 blacklist has 3 sites: briggs-riley.com, webassign.net and webinato.com while the RT version includes a total of 12, HBO and Twit being two of them.

However, while Twit.tv will work on their HTML5 based site, users browsing HBO on Windows RT will see the following message:
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HTML5: Play Minesweeper Via Your Web Browser

By | March 19, 2013 | 3 Comments

HTML5: Play Minesweeper Via Your Web BrowserIncludes benchmarking capabilities too.

As you might know, we love HTML5 games and all kinds of crazy demos and in case you haven’t upgraded to Windows 8 yet, which has a spectacular Minesweeper client, here is a cross platform option for you.

What if you aren’t into games at all? Well, assuming that you are a librarian who is building a list of all known web browser tests for the future generations to come, here is another addition for you, straight from the Microsoft itself. After you run the test, it will measure how long will it take for your web browser to solve the minesweeper board, that’s as simple as it gets.
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Immersive Internet Explorer 10 Now Runs Flash By Default

By | March 14, 2013 | 1 Comment

Immersive Internet Explorer 10 Now Runs Flash By DefaultWatch out for blisters.

Now here’s something to be grateful for. With the launch of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 8 and RT, the “Immersive” version of Microsoft’s web browser never ran flash content by default. Well, things are about to change as the software giant has since changed its mind and with the recently pushed update, IE10 will have flash content enabled by default.

According to Microsoft, “the vast majority of sites with Flash content are now compatible with the Windows experience for touch, performance, and battery life. With this update, the curated Compatibility View (CV) list blocks Flash content in the small number of sites that are still incompatible with the Windows experience for touch or that depend on other plug-ins.”

Google And Opera Behind EU Antitrust Fine

By | March 7, 2013 | 6 Comments

Google And Opera Behind EU Antitrust FineIt looks like the browser ballot saga has yet to end as according to the latest report by Financial Times, Opera and Google are the companies that “informally provided the tip-off”, leading to the €561 million fine.

Following yesterday’s EU statement, Opera said that it was “happy to see that the Commission is enforcing compliance with the commitment, which is critical to ensuring a genuine choice among web browsers for consumers.” While Google refused to comment on the rulling.
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