Category: Microsoft

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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Adobe Gives Flash Source Code To Microsoft, Bundles With IE10

By | May 25, 2012 | 2 Comments

Adobe Gives Flash Source Code To Microsoft, Bundles With IE10Sort of.

Well, here is an interesting turn of events, more than 2 years ago, Google has announced that it will bundle the Adobe Flash Player with its Google Chrome web browser. Now, according to the recent leak, Microsoft will do the very same thing and bundle it with the upcoming Internet Explorer 10 release.
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Europe And USA To Investigate Mozilla’s Claims

By | May 22, 2012 | 8 Comments

Europe And USA To Investigate Mozilla's ClaimsJust slightly more than a week ago, Mozilla and Google have accused Microsoft of using unfair practices to block competitive browsers on their Windows 8 RT platform, now, it looks like things did not get unnoticed.

Recently, the US Senate Judiciary Committee has announced that they will investigate allegations of the anti-competitive behavior by Microsoft. In addition to that, the European Commission will be joining the party as well.
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Is Opera Metro For Windows 8 In Development? Windows Phone 8 Version Planned

By | May 16, 2012 | 13 Comments

Opera Metro For Windows 8 In Development? Windows Phone 8 Version Planned

Don’t get too excited, speculations and rumors.

Now here is something to kick start your day. As you might know, Windows Phone 7.5 does not have a native code kit (NDK), which limits your choice to IE and IE based web browsers.
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Silverlight 5.1 Released, Rises From The Dead

By | May 14, 2012 | 3 Comments

Silverlight 5.1 Released, Rises From The DeadIf you were wondering whether or not Microsoft has forgot about the Silverlight, then here is a small ray of hope for you.

Tagged as Silverlight 5.1, the following update includes a couple of bug fixes, ranging from DRM to license related issues

And if you want us to be that specific, the full version number is Silverlight 5 Build 5.1.10411.0 with the official changelog available here.

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Mozilla Blames Microsoft, Says They Block Other Browsers

By | May 10, 2012 | 31 Comments

Mozilla Blames Microsoft, Says They Block Other Browsers

Forgets about the iPad.

Here is some drama for a Thursday night. In the tablet market where Apple pretty much dominates it with a healthy 90% market share mark (in terms of shipments), Mozilla decided to complain about no other than Microsoft, which, according to them, will not allow other browsers than IE to run in the Windows Classic mode on an ARM based, Windows RT OS.
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Mozilla, Microsoft Not Happy With CISPA

By | May 2, 2012 | 4 Comments

Mozilla, Microsoft Not Happy With CISPA

As “shocking” as it might sound, it looks like everyone’s hated CISPA is not supported by Microsoft and Mozilla as well.

Citing privacy concerns, both corporations have issued the following statements:
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The HTML5 Version Of Skype Coming

By | April 17, 2012 | 4 Comments

The HTML5 Version Of Skype Coming

Slightly more than 6 months ago, Microsoft has finalized the acquisition of Skype for a total of $8.5 billion. Now, a recent job posting by the software giant has revealed that Microsoft has some big plans for the popular VOIP service or more specifically, the web version of Skype.

According to sources, at least 4 job ads titled “Skype for Browsers” are looking for software engineers with a “real world experience developing HTML5 UI’s including rich interaction based on JavaScript.”
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