Items tagged with explorer

Your chance to snag a pair of Google Glass came and went earlier this week when Google opened up its Explorer (beta tester) program to the general public for one day only. However, Google's been expanding the availability of Glass little by little -- the question is, are you willing to spend $1,500 on a pair? Apparently many people are, as Google sold out of Glass Explorer spots during its open availability. If you're intrigued by Glass but ultimately unsure if the available frames fit your style or desired comfort level, it looks as though Google will let you try out a non-functioning unit before... Read more...
Guess what? Google Glass is about to get very, very real. Since being introduced last year, Glass has seen a steady climb in recognizability. From the tech-savvy to the mainstream, wearable computing is slipping into just about every pore possible these days. Couple that with talk over smartwatches from Apple and Microsoft, and it's becoming clear that the next major leap in computing may not be something we type on, but instead something we wear. The Glass Explorer Edition isn't going to be identical to the consumer edition, but it'll kickstart development on the platform and set the stage for... Read more...
We haven't heard of too many busy professionals of late that have too much time, and no way to adequately watch all of the great television that's coming out these days. But, if you're looking for a way to soak in even more entertainment, DISH has today introduced the DISH Explorer app for iPad. It's described as a second-screen app for the Hopper whole-home HD DVR platform. It's built to combine program-discovery tools, social media engagement and remote-control capabilities. It'll be available in the App Store tomorrow, and will allow viewers to discover what shows are trending at the moment... Read more...
Microsoft's Steven Sinofsky has published an update to the Building Windows 8 blog in which he sheds light on how Windows 8 treats the GUI differently than any previous version of the operating system. One of the concerns surrounding Windows 8 has been whether or not the operating system's new 'Metro' UI would supplant the more conventional GUI and whether or not users would be able to switch between the two. Microsoft has already demonstrated an updated version of Explorer's UI structure, as partial proof that the company is devoted to preserving both the old and new presentation methods. According... Read more...
Touchy, touchy! Microsoft has just unveiled a new mouse that's just begging to be touched, the Explorer Touch Mouse. This one is a sleek, glossy device in the same family as the Arc Touch Mouse, with an advanced scroll strip for vertical and horizontal navigation on your PC or Mac. There's also support for side-to-side swipes and five customizable buttons, and the BlueTrack technology allows users to mouse along just about any surface -- even a pant leg. Another impressive stat? This is the first Microsoft mouse to offer an 18-month battery life. Of course, if you use it with any regularity, it'll... Read more...
Maybe it's just me, but the unexpected words "ready for download now" referring to a Microsoft product seem... unusual. Microsoft was outlining the features and interoperability of its next generation web browser at the MIX show in Las Vegas yesterday, and shocked a lot of developers by announcing it was ready to download right away as Beta release. Dean Hachamovitch, general manager of the Internet Explorer team at Microsoft, said IE 8 Beta 1 delivers increased interoperability, offers developers better predictability when designing sites, and will feature full support for CSS (Cascading Style... Read more...
Linux users might actually agree with this "false positive". On the other hand Microsoft breathes a sigh of relief, as for once the antivirus software in question is not Windows Live OneCare.The security company's systems had decided that a virus called Huhk-C was present in the explorer.exe file, leading to its confinement or, in some cases, deletion. As Windows Explorer is the graphical user interface (GUI) for Windows' file system, this made it difficult to perform many common tasks within the operating system, such as finding files.David Emm, a senior technology consultant at Kaspersky Lab,... Read more...
Microsoft has released the first release candidate of Internet Explorer 7, which means the browser is not far off from its final build. You can find out more about there browser here, and can click here for a direct link to the download page.... Read more...
Microsoft is releasing a new test version of Internet Explorer, the market-leading Web browser that is facing competition from smaller players. The new beta, available today for free download, includes fixes for problems that were causing Internet Explorer 7 to stop working. This is Microsoft's third beta of Internet Explorer 7 made available to the general public, and Hachamovitch said there are plans for one more. The new version comes amid growing competition from browsers such as Firefox, which has long offered functions such as tabbed browsing. Some also consider other browsers to be more... Read more...
Mozilla's Firefox has become known for it's feature set and lack of exploits(well, compared to IE), and it can be argued that it's the better browser to use at home. In a corporate environment however, Internet Explorer's integration with Windows and other factors can outshine the usefulness of Firefox. "Two years ago I blogged about a similar subject. I discussed the advantages of Internet Explorer (IE) over Mozilla and other web browsers in a corporate environment. I concluded that IE is by far the better choice. Recently we deployed about 250... Read more...
In his MIX06 keynote, Bill Gates promises to update IE as often as every nine to 12 months to keep pace with quickly evolving Web technologies and programming tools. Speaking at Microsoft's MIX06 conference in Las Vegas for Web developers, Gates said Microsoft's Internet Explorer version 7 Web browser, expected later this year, is long overdue, and the company plans more frequent browser updates in the future. Microsoft released a refreshed version of its "beta 2 preview" of Internet Explorer 7 on Monday. The company also put in place a new license... Read more...
Microsoft is still trying to catch up to the feature reach FireFox browser, and today PCstats gives a bit of an IE7 preview. Given Microsoft still maintains browser dominance, there's a lot they need to do to keep it that way. "PCSTATS looks at the new features which Microsoft plans to bring to the table With Internet Explorer 7, and examine how the underlying functionality of the browser has changed to better protect your computer. Internet Explorer has the distinction of being the browser most targeted by all forms of spyware, malware, and other... Read more...