Category: Microsoft

SkyDrive Sends 2 Million Characters To Firefox And Opera

By | November 12, 2012 | 12 Comments

SkyDrive Sends 2 Million Characters To Firefox And OperaHangs the latter.

Just recently, Opera users started reporting an issue, which caused their browser to become unstable while browsing SkyDrive photos. Now, according to Opera’s Hallvord R. M. Steen, the root cause is Microsoft itself.

As stated in the blog post, SkyDrive suffers from a bug, which sends two million NULL characters during every browsing session that results in a 100% CPU usage.
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Yahoo To Ignore The “DNT” Setting

By | October 30, 2012 | 6 Comments

Yahoo To Ignore The "DNT" SettingNo surprises here.

As Microsoft continues to push its implementation of the Do Not Track feature, more and more companies shove it back.

Following Apache, Yahoo has also issued a statement saying that they will not honor the IE10’s default DNT setting because it doesn’t express user intent.
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A Gesture Of Awesome: Mozilla Delivers A Cake To Microsoft’s Headquarters

By | October 29, 2012 | 3 Comments

A Gesture Of Awesome: Mozilla Delivers A Cake To Microsoft’s HeadquartersBefore switching to the fast release cycle, Mozilla was used to receiving blue and delicious cakes from the Microsoft’s IE team, congratulating them on another Firefox release.

However, as the time passed by and release pace picked up, Microsoft has switched to the cupcakes.

Now, according to guys from Mozilla, they have decided to initiate a sweet tradition and delivered a cake to the IE headquarters in Redmond as well.
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EU: Windows RT Restrictions Are Fine

By | October 25, 2012 | 1 Comment

EU: Windows RT Restrictions Are FineMozilla responds.

Well, here is an interesting piece of news for you today, earlier this year, Mozilla has complained about the possible restrictions for web browsers running on the Windows RT, which wasn’t left unnoticed by the EU itself.

Now, according to a new report, European Union regulators gave Microsoft a green light and will not continue the investigation.
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EU “Charges” Microsoft Over The Browser Ballot Screen

By | October 24, 2012 | 4 Comments

EU To Charge Microsoft Over The Browser Ballot ScreenOr so the press says.

As reported earlier, due to some technical issues, the European version of the Windows 7 SP1 did not have a browser ballot screen for many months. Even though the software giant has since apologized for the glitch, it looks like it won’t be left unnoticed.

Now, as reported by Engadget, Microsoft will indeed be charged. According to the terms of agreement and the overall mood, Microsoft might face a fine of as much as $7.4 billion or 10 percent of its annual turnover.
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Ad Industry Is Mad, Calls The Default IE10 Settings Unacceptable

By | October 5, 2012 | 5 Comments

Ad Industry Is Furious, Calls The IE10 Settings UnacceptableWhat else is new?

ANA, the Associate of National Advertisers, which covers companies like Intel, Visa and other giants, has sent a letter to Microsoft’s CEO, Steve Ballmer and few other executives, asking the company to change the default IE10 behavior, which protects the consumers and advertisers.
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Microsoft Creates Its Own Version Of RoboHornet

By | September 27, 2012 | 5 Comments

Microsoft Creates Its Own Version Of RoboHornetCalls it RoboHornet Pro.

After topping the search giant’s benchmark chart, Microsoft was quick to note that while they are happy with the result, RoboHornet does not actually represent a real word browser usage, instead, it focuses in a specific aspects of browser performance.

Therefore, the software giant has decided to take the existing code and add CSS3 Animations, CSS3 Transforms, CSS3 Text Shadows, custom WOFF fonts, Unicode, Touch and other, “real world” aspects, resulting in a Matrix like looking benchmark, which can be seen in the video below:
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Microsoft Faces $7.4 Billion Fine Over Browser Ballot Screen

By | September 25, 2012 | 6 Comments

Microsoft Faces $7.4 Billion Fine Over Browser Ballot ScreenEven though it took people two years to notice that the screen was gone.

Just some time ago, we have reported that the supposed ballot screen for the EU version of the Windows 7 was not actually enabled due to the glitch in the system.

Now, the European Competition Commissioner, Joaquin Almunia, has stated that they need to “react” to Microsoft’s misstep, suggesting tremendous fines for the software giant.
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Microsoft Proposes Different WebRTC Standard

By | August 7, 2012 | 3 Comments

Microsoft Proposes Different WebRTC StandardWants more flexibility, a support for legacy devices.

Even though Google has proposed their own version of the WebRTC standard, it looks like the software giant has different ideas for the real time communication and they call it “Customizable, Ubiquitous Real Time Communication over the Web” or CU-RTC-Web.

So how exactly does it differ?
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EU Joins Microsoft To Protect Users Privacy

By | June 26, 2012 | 4 Comments

EU Joins Microsoft To Protect Users PrivacyEven though EU and Microsoft aren’t exactly the best friends, it looks like both of them have found a common enemy: users tracking.

Recently, the software giant has informed that the upcoming release of the Internet Explorer 10 will have a “Do Not Track” feature enabled by default, which made advertising agencies unhappy. As a result, W3C has updated the DNT draft and asked web browser makers to disable such feature during the initial software launch.
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