Category: Microsoft

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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What’s Inside Microsoft’s AOL Patents Pack?

By | June 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

What’s Inside Microsoft’s AOL Patents Pack?Few months ago, Microsoft has acquired a total of 925 patents from the AOL that are worth more than $1 billion.

Although 650 of those patents were later sold to Facebook for $650 million and remaining 275 licensed as well, it made us wonder, what exactly did Microsoft buy?

Thankfully, we have just learned more about the deal and it’s pretty fascinating. While we won’t tell you about all the juicy details, here is what they got when it comes to web browsers, at least according to the Envision IP:
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Watch Windows Phone 8 Summit (Full Video)

By | June 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

With Internet Explorer 10 and more.

If you are curious to see the upcoming IE10 browser in action, check the full Windows Phone 8 Summit video above. Not interested in everything? No worries, browsers start at: 15:00 and 39:00!

Alternatively, check our recent post about the very same presentation.

Windows Phone 8: Internet Explorer 10 Detailed

By | June 20, 2012 | 12 Comments

In today’s Windows Phone 8 developer’s event, Microsoft has revealed some of the new Internet Explorer 10 features. Although they did not get into specifics, there are still tiny bits that are worth reporting.

Please note: Microsoft said that they will only talk about features that are developer related, so don’t expect anything else.
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Microsoft Fights W3C, Following The Updated “Do Not Track” Draft

By | June 11, 2012 | 7 Comments

Microsoft Fights W3C, Following The Updated “Do Not Track” DraftJust after enabling the “Do Not Track” attribute by default on IE10, guys at W3C have updated their DNT specifications as they now require web browsers to have this feature disabled during initial software launch.

Here is what they have to say:

Today we reaffirmed the group consensus that a user agent MUST NOT set a default of DNT:1 or DNT:0, unless the act of selecting that user agent is itself a choice that expresses the user’s preference for privacy. In all cases, a DNT signal MUST be an expression of a user’s preference.

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Eyes On The Xbox 360 Web Browser

By | June 6, 2012 | 15 Comments

Eyes On The Xbox 360 Web BrowserMeet the Internet Explorer.

As previously reported, Microsoft has given us a small sneak peak at the upcoming Xbox web browser, which not only utilizes Kinect, but also a new technology called SmartGlass.

So what is SmartGlass? A nightmare for the WiiU and a game changer for the software giant.
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Windows 8 Release Preview: Internet Explorer 10 Metro Screenshots (Updated)

By | May 31, 2012 | 5 Comments

Windows 8 Release Preview: Internet Explorer 10 Metro Screenshots Even though the Windows 8 Release Preview build is yet to be released, guys from WinBeta have managed to install it ahead of time and give you a small sneak peak of what’s to come.

In a 14 minute video below, you can see exactly what has been changed since the Windows 8 Consumer Preview build and in case you care only about the IE10 Metro, here are a couple of screenshots.
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Why Facebook Might Buy Opera

By | May 29, 2012 | 33 Comments

Why Facebook Might Buy OperaWith all the speculations floating around, you might be wondering that it doesn’t make much sense for the Facebook to buy Opera Software, however, this is not exactly the case.

According to the recent rumors, the social networking giant is working on a Facebook Phone (FacePhone, if you will), which, as you might guess, requires a decent web browser and this is exactly where Opera shines.
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