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Lilbits: iPadOS 16 could be delayed to make sure Stage Manager multitasking actually works

While budget tablets like Amazon’s Fire line of devices are probably best used for media consumption, companies have been positioning higher-priced tablets as productivity machines for years. Microsoft’s Surface tablets were originally pitched as tablets that can replace your PC. And Apple keeps adding features to its iPad and iPad Pro lineup that blur the […]

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Internet Explorer dies in June, but IE Mode will live on for years

As Microsoft announced last year, the company is finally putting Internet Explorer 11 out to pasture this summer. The legacy web browser will be retired on June 15, 2022, and Microsoft is encouraging users to switch to the newer Edge web browser (although third-party browsers like Chrome, Firefox, and Vivaldi are also options). But Microsoft […]

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Lilbits: Analogue Pocket reviews, OxygenOS 12, and Goodbye Google Toolbar

Google Chrome is the most widely used web browser in the world today. But back in December, 2000 Google wasn’t ready to launch its own web browser. So instead the company introduced Google Toolbar, which added a Google Search box and other features to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. It was updated a number of times over […]

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Lilbits: IFA trade show is cancelled, Internet Explorer is discontinued, and 1Password comes to Linux

The IFA trade show is the latest international conference to be scrapped in the wake of the global COVID-10 pandemic. Organizers of the annual event which usually takes place in Berlin in the fall have announced they’re skipping 2021 and hope to be back with their next event in September, 2022. But IFA isn’t the […]

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The latest website to end support for IE11 is… Microsoft 365

Microsoft’s original web browser is on its last legs. Internet Explorer first launched in 1995 as the default web browser for Windows 95. But Microsoft replaced Internet Explorer with the Edge browser in recent years… and more recently the company has moved to replace the original version of Edge with a new version based on Google’s […]

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Microsoft Edge roadmap includes IE11 mode, macOS version, and new privacy tools

The new version of Microsoft Edge web browser may be built on Google’s Chromium, but Microsoft is bringing a bunch of new features that will help set it apart from Google’s Chrome browser. Early builds of the browser already include Microsoft’s own customized user interface and replacements for a number of Google’s core features and […]

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Microsoft ends support for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10 on January 12th

Windows 10 may ship with the shiny new Edge web browser, but it also includes Internet Explorer 11, which makes sense since there are some features that aren’t yet supported by Edge, like extensions. Chrome, Firefox, and Safari have all eaten away at Internet Explorer’s market share in recent years. But there are still millions […]

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Microsoft Edge Browser won’t support ActiveX, VBScript, other Internet Explorer features

Windows 10 will ship with a new web browser called Microsoft Edge. PC users will still be able to use Internet Explorer, but Microsoft is really pushing its new browser which features a new rendering engine, a new user interface, and support for new features including the ability to annotate websites with handwritten notes or […]

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Would you use a Microsoft browser not called Internet Explorer?

Microsoft is building a new web browser for Windows 10. It’s code-named Spartan, but eventually it will be called something else. What it won’t be called is Internet Explorer. While Windows 10 will ship with both Spartan and Internet Explorer so that enterprise users and others can continue to use the legacy web browser, Microsoft has confirmed […]