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Microsoft wants to be more open with the web developer community, and thus the company has a new developer channel for Internet Explorer. It’s a fully-functioning browser designed to give an early sneak peek at new IE features, and it’s currently available for download for both Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1. UI enhancements Users can get a taste of new F12 developer tools including the ability to automate tests with the WebDriver standard and using the Gamepad API to add Xbox game controller support to online apps and games. Other features include a better, faster debugging experience;... Read more...
The W3C working group has rejected the Digital Advertising Alliance’s (DAA) proposal for new language pertaining to Do Not Track compliance specifications for web browsers, saying that the latter is “at odds with our chartered aims and the weight of group consensus”. The W3C will continue to use the base text of the Compliance Specification that it developed in June. The W3C’s and DAA’s base texts differed in four key areas: the definition of tracking; the definitions of collecting, retaining, using, and sharing data; the definition of de-identified data; and the limitations... Read more...
It’s no secret that Windows 8 hasn’t exactly captured the hearts and minds of the public at large, but when word leaked that Microsoft was working on a rejiggered version of its newest operating system called Windows 8.1, it was a sign that Microsoft might be able to fix what consumers and businesses dislike and jumpstart sales. Although the finished version of Windows 8.1 won’t arrive until later this year, Microsoft has a preview version ready to go, which you can download here. If you want to take a 90-second tour, here’s a visually stimulating video: Windows 8.1 certainly... Read more...
Microsoft, and everybody else, assumed that a big fine was coming from the European Union over antitrust violations sometime this month; as it turned out, the wait was a short one, because the EU has fined Microsoft $732 million, according to the New York Times. Some expected the fine to be closer to a cool billion, so in that sense, Microsoft got off light. After Microsoft got itself in hot water with the EU several years ago over making its Internet Explorer the default Web browser on computers running Windows--which, it was decided, was an antitrust violation that gave Microsoft an unfair advantage... Read more...
Although Microsoft indicated that Internet Explorer 10 would be available to Windows 7 users by November of last year, that date came and went with only a release preview; now, finally, the finished product is available for download for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7. You can go ahead and download IE10 manually from here, or you can wait for the automatic update to come your way. Premier among the enhancements and upgrades to the newest version of Internet Explorer is that a Do Not Track feature is enabled by default. Whenever you visit a webpage, IE10 will automatically send a Do... Read more...
Do you know this guy? Does he live in your mirror, perhaps? Years ago, Internet Explorer became the Nickelback of web browsers, the one everyone loved to hate (and for good reason). There was a time when stellar alternatives to IE sprung up in the form of Firefox and Google’s Chome browser, and anyone still using Microsoft’s crummy old browser was considered a luddite or worse. Wisecracking haters took every opportunity to take a shot at IE in forums, comments sections, and so on. To Microsoft’s credit, the company hasn’t been afraid to admit past mistakes while working... Read more...
Microsoft promised a federal judge it would stop designating Internet Explorer 8 as the default browser on express installations by today.This was part of its antitrust settlement compliance report, in response to an accusation in May by Mozilla and Opera that the software giant was changing users' default browsers back to IE8 when they used the Windows Update service.One of the options in the update service is "Express," which - as the name implies - completes the installation the fastest and with the least amount of input from the user. But if the user had already designated another browser such... Read more...