Posted inNews

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 […]

Posted inNews

Windows 10 will ship with two web browsers (Spartan and IE)

When Windows 10 launches later this year, it’ll include a new web browser designed to run on phones, tablets, notebooks, or desktops. Code-named Project Spartan, the new browser is a Universal Windows App, and it includes new features include support for annotating web pages and integration with the Cortana personal assistant feature of Windows. But […]

Posted inNews

Microsoft will only support latest versions of Internet Explorer (starting in 2016)

Internet Explorer is one of the most popular web browsers in the world… because it’s the one that comes with Windows computers. But many individuals and businesses have a habit of running outdated versions of Internet Explorer because they never get around to updating the software. Microsoft wants to provide a pretty strong incentive for […]

Posted inNews

Internet Explorer Dev Channel lets you try new features early

Microsoft is taking a page out of Google’s play book and launching a new “Developer Channel” for Internet Explorer. Now developers and anyone else itching for new features in the web browser (as well as potential bugs) can try out upcoming features before they’re available to the general public. IE Developer Channel is available for […]

Posted inNews

Unhappy with Chrome and Firefox? Here are some alternate web browsers

Firefox is starting to look like Chrome and Chrome is taking steps toward hiding URLs. While there are certainly some supporters of each move, there are plenty of folks disgruntled by the changes. Fortunately, Chrome and Firefox aren’t the only games in town. Opera, Maxthon, Safari, and even Internet Explorer are all viable alternatives. And […]

Posted inFeatured, News

Windows 8/Windows RT browser hack: Use Flash on any website

Windows 8 and Windows RT ship with the new Internet Explorer 10 web browser which has two different modes. In desktop mode, it looks like… well, a desktop web browser. But you can also use the new Windows 8-style full-screen mode to use it more like a tablet browser. The full-screen version supports swipe-based navigation […]

Posted inFeatured, News

No Flash plugin for Windows 8 on ARM: Another nail in the Flash coffin?

Adobe has stopped developing Flash Player for Google Android and BlackBerry Tablet OS. The new Google Chrome web browser for Android doesn’t support the current version of Flash. Apple has never supported Flash for the iPhone or iPad. And now it looks like Microsoft is following suit: Internet Explorer for Windows 8 on ARM won’t support […]

Posted inNews

Internet Explorer 9 now available for Windows Vista and up

Microsoft has launched Internet Explorer 9, a new faster, more standards-compliant version of its web browser. The browser is tightly integrated with Windows… assuming you’re running Windows Vista or Windows 7. Internet Explorer 9 isn’t available for Windows XP. The browser gets a high (but not perfect) score on the Acid3 web standards test and […]