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“People still use Norton Antivirus?” That was my first thought when this latest bit of news came across my desk, but millions of users indeed are subjected to the resource-draining antivirus program on a daily basis (usually, because it comes installed on a large percentage of brand new Windows PCs). With that said, Norton Antivirus can’t stretch its legs and get comfortable without a ready and willing browser to rest its feet upon. So in order to better protect customers, Norton Antivirus installs extensions in web browsers like Firefox and Google Chrome to “protect” users if they stumble upon seedy parts of the Internet. However, with the upcoming release of Windows 10, Norton Antivirus has... Read more...
All eyes are on Microsoft as it gets ready to release Windows 10, the next generation operating system that's such a significant upgrade, the Redmond outfit decided to skip right over Windows 9. Microsoft has a lot riding on Windows 10, though it's not just about the OS as a whole. There are subplots at play, like whether or not Microsoft's new Edge browser will rule the web the way Internet Explorer once did.For the first time in forever, Internet Explorer's desktop browser share is below 55 percent, having fallen from 55.15 percent at the May to 54 percent at the end of June, according to Net Applications. If we look back a year ago, IE was holding onto a 58.35 percent share. A 4.35 percent... Read more...
We already knew that Windows 10 would be available as a free upgrade to existing Windows 7 or Windows 8 users with a valid license. The only other stipulation is that in order to receive the Windows 10 upgrade for free, you have to download the operating system from Microsoft by July 29, 2016 — marking exactly one year from the retail release of the operating system. However, we’ve learned today that there is another way to get Windows 10 for free — and you don’t have to be a current owner of Windows 7 or Windows 8 to take advantage of the offer. Microsoft’s Gabe Aul has given final confirmation that anyone that installs the Windows 10 Insider Preview (the most recent version released to testers... Read more...
Microsoft is really stepping up the pace when it comes to delivering new builds of Windows 10 to Windows Insiders. And we should expect the new builds to quickly flowing from Microsoft’s tap considering that AMD’s CEO recently let it slip that Windows 10 will see its official retail release in July. The latest build that is now available to Windows 10 testers on the Fast Ring is Build 10061. There are a number of notable changes in Build 10061 including new Mail and Calendar apps. Mail includes a three-pane email UI and swipe gestures, and both apps support Exchange, Office 365, Outlook.com, Gmail, IMAP, and POP (people still use POP?).  There have been improvements made to the overall Windows... Read more...
You can't look back and examine the history of Windows without also taking into account Internet Explorer, the browser that first debuted as a part of the "Plus! for Windows 95" add-on package nearly 20 years ago. By some counts, it's still the most used browser today, though beginning with Windows 10, Microsoft will introduce Windows users to a brand new browser.We've already seen IE's successor in action under its codename Project Spartan. It's not yet finished, nor will Project Spartan be the final name when Windows 10 ships to consumers later this year -- Microsoft is still trying to figure out what to call it.Internet Explorer prepares to walk the plank."We're now researching what the new... Read more...
There's been a lot of talk about Project Spartan, the new browser that will replace Internet Explorer in Windows 10. That's also true for the version of Windows 10 that runs on smartphones, and for the first time, Microsoft is providing a glimpse of how Project Spartan's rendering engine (also called Project Spartan) runs on mobile handsets. It's available in the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones. As currently implemented, the Project Spartan rendering engine is baked into Internet Explorer -- Microsoft is saving a full-fledged browser replacement for a later preview. Essentially what that means is you can test drive the new rendering engine, just in a different... Read more...