Google Chrome Gets Business-Friendly
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 18, 2013
One key feature--legacy browser support--will make it easier to use older Web apps.
Tags: Microsoft, browser, Legacy Browser Support, Google, Internet Explorer, cloud computing, Chrome
Microsoft Releases 'Boring' Patch Tuesday Update
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 10, 2013
The company still hasn't patched the IE vulnerability demonstrated at Pwn2Own.
Tags: Patch Tuesday, Internet Explorer, security vulnerabilities, Windows, Microsoft, IE
Patch Tuesday Release Addresses IE, USB Vulnerabilities
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 13, 2013
This month's security update from Microsoft patches 20 bugs.
Tags: Windows, security vulnerabilities, Internet Explorer, Microsoft, USB, Patch Tuesday
Pwn2Own Pays Hackers $480K in Bug Bounties
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 08, 2013
Security researchers found vulnerabilities in all of the major browsers.
Tags: security vulnerabilities, PWN2OWN, Adobe, Chrome, hackers, bug, Java, Firefox, Internet Explorer
Report: EU to Fine Microsoft over Browser Bungle
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 01, 2013
Anonymous sources say the fine will arrive this month.
Tags: Microsoft, browser, Windows 7, Internet Explorer, EU
Microsoft Patch Tuesday Release Addresses 57 Vulnerabilities
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 13, 2013
The patches address many security bugs in Internet Explorer.
Tags: Patch Tuesday, Internet Explorer, Microsoft, security vulnerabilities, Google
Microsoft Issues Emergency Update for Internet Explorer
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 15, 2013
The update patches a zero-day vulnerability in the browser.
Tags: patch, Internet Explorer, IE, update, security vulnerabilities, Microsoft
January's Patch Tuesday Release Addresses 12 Vulnerabilities
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 09, 2013
The release fixes security bugs in Windows and Office, but not an actively exploited vulnerability in Internet Explorer.
Tags: security vulnerabilities, Surface, Patch Tuesday, Windows, Microsoft, Office, Internet Explorer, Windows RT
Patch Tuesday Release Fixes Flaws in Windows 8, RT
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 14, 2012
Windows Server 2012 got its first bug fix as well.
Tags: Patch Tuesday, Microsoft, Windows Server 2012, Internet Explorer, security vulnerabilities, Windows 8, Windows RT
EC Sends Microsoft an Official Complaint About Browser Ballot Problems
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 25, 2012
Microsoft has apologized again for the technical error.
Tags: Microsoft, European Commission, browser, Internet Explorer, Windows 7
Google, Microsoft Launch Competing Browser Benchmarks
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published September 26, 2012
Surprisingly, Google's Chrome didn't perform all that well on the benchmark it developed.
Tags: web app, benchmark, Microsoft, Google, browser, Internet Explorer, Chrome
Microsoft: Patch for Critical IE Zero-Day Bug Coming Friday
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 20, 2012
The company recommends applying the permanent fix as soon as possible.
Tags: update, Internet Explorer, security vulnerability, browser, Microsoft
Microsoft Urges Users to Patch Internet Explorer Flaw
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 18, 2012
The company has release a temporary fix for a zero-day vulnerability in its browser, but the patch is complicated to deploy.
Tags: vulnerability, browser, zero-day, Internet Explorer, patch, Microsoft
EU Says Microsoft Pledged to Meet Antitrust Requests on Browsers
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 10, 2012
Microsoft has assured the European Commission that Windows 8 will offer users a choice of browsers.
Tags: APIs, Microsoft, European Commission, Windows 8, browser, Internet Explorer, antitrust
Microsoft, Adobe Plan Critical Patch Tuesday Security Updates
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 13, 2012
Adobe will release updates for Reader and Acrobat X; Microsoft will release nine security bulletins for various software.
Tags: development tools, Microsoft, Exchange, Office, Security Advisory, Adobe, Windows, vulnerabilities, server software, updates, Reader, Internet Explorer, SQL, Acrobat
Microsoft Squashes Zero-Day Bug in July Patch Tuesday
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 11, 2012
This month's security update addresses vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Visual Basic for Applications and Microsoft Office.
Tags: security, Microsoft, Office, Visual Basic, vulnerability, Internet Explorer, Windows, Patch Tuesday
Both IE and Chrome Claim June's Top Browser Spot
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 02, 2012
StatCounter and Net Applications disagree about which browser is the most popular.
Tags: Web, mobile, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, browser, Google Chrome
Microsoft to Fix Dangerous IE, Windows Security Holes
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 08, 2012
Next week's Patch Tuesday release will include 7 bulletins with fixes for 28 vulnerabilities.
Tags: DYNAMICS AX, Microsoft, Patch Tuesday, Visual Basic, security vulnerabilities, Internet Explorer, Windows, .NET
Chrome or IE? Who Won the May Browser Wars?
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 01, 2012
StatCounter says Chrome; Net Applications says IE.
Tags: Microsoft, Chrome, Google, Internet Explorer, Firefox, browser
Mozilla: Windows 8 a 'Return to the Digital Dark Ages'
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 10, 2012
Windows RT won't support browsers other than Internet Explorer.
Tags: Microsoft, ARM, Mozilla, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Windows 8, browser
IE on a Rebound, Browser Share Data Shows
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 02, 2012
Microsoft's browser has gained users for three of the last four months.
Tags: Mozilla Firefox, browser, Google Chrome, market share, Microsoft, Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer Gains Market Share While Chrome Slips
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 02, 2012
Firefox's market share also slipped slightly.
Tags: Firefox, Internet Explorer, browsers, market share, Chrome
Chrome Was World's Top Browser — For a Day
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published March 21, 2012
Over the weekend, many Internet users turn to Google's browser, but when they go back to work, they use Microsoft's IE.
Tags: Firefox, browser, Internet Explorer, Google, Chrome
Can Firefox Be Saved? Two Proposals
By Serdar Yegulalp | Article Published April 04, 2011
The lackluster performance of Mozilla Firefox 4 suggests the browser may have lost its way.
Tags: open source, Internet Explorer, Chrome browser, Mozilla Firefox, Firefox 4
Internet Explorer 9 to Offer Greater Privacy
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published December 09, 2010
The forthcoming browser will allow surfers to prevent advertisers from collecting their profile information.
Tags: security, IE9, advertising, Internet Explorer, privacy
Internet Explorer 8 Use Up but Overall IE's Down
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published December 01, 2010
November browser numbers show gains for Internet Explorer 8, and more losses for IE6, but the slow slide in its usage share appears to continue.
Tags: IE, Chrome browser, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft
Internet Explorer 9's New Features
By Eric Geier | Article Published October 06, 2010
With a beta version of the upcoming Internet Explorer 9 available for download, it's time to explore the newest IE features.
Tags: Windows 7, IE8, download, IE9, Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer 9 Beta Takes Off with a Bang
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published September 21, 2010
Microsoft claims two million downloads in just the first two days after the new browser's beta debut last week.
Tags: browser security, browsers, IE9, Microsoft, Internet Explorer
Microsoft Debuts Beta of Internet Explorer 9
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published September 16, 2010
Using the theme "the beauty of the Web," Microsoft kicks off the beginning of beta testing for Internet Explorer 9.
Tags: IE9, Browers, Internet Explorer, Microsoft, Internet Explorer 9
Microsoft Pitches IE8 on Bing in Bid to Replace IE6
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published September 08, 2010
The software giant is promoting its newer IE8 on Bing to try to get IE6 users to move off of the aging browser.
Tags: Internet Explorer, Bing, IE 8, IE8, Microsoft
Internet Explorer, 15 Years and Counting
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published August 18, 2010
Microsoft bundled IE with Windows early on, which gave the company an early leg up in browsers. But can the software giant hold on to the dominant position it's had for so many years?
Tags: Internet browser, Microsoft, Windows, browsers, Internet Explorer
Can Microsoft Reverse IE's Slide?
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published July 02, 2010
A Microsoft official hails a month when Internet Explorer didn't lose users, even though it was a small margin of growth, as a possible beginning of a turnaround for the aging browser.
Tags: Net Applications, Microsoft, IE, browser, Internet Explorer
Google Phasing Out Windows: Report
By David Needle | Article Published June 02, 2010
Security concerns are reportedly at the root of Google's crackdown on the use of Windows in its offices.
Tags: Microsoft, Internet Explorer, cloud computing, Windows, Google
Microsoft: Latest IE9 Preview More Compatible
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published May 06, 2010
Working to ensure that IE9 is popular with developers before it's even in beta test, the software titan announces the second platform preview of the upcoming browser.
Tags: IE9, IE, browsers, Internet Explorer, Microsoft
Internet Explorer Use Slips Below 60 Percent
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published May 04, 2010
Microsoft's browser monopoly may soon be a thing of the past as Internet Explorer's market share continues to slide. But this month's loss of share wasn't as dramatic as past losses and no competing browser made big gains according to Net Applications.
Tags: Microsoft, Internet Explorer, Browers, IE, Firefox
IE Extends Its Slide in March; Other Browsers Gain
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published April 05, 2010
Microsoft's control of the browser market continues to look more and more tenuous, although the decline of IE seems to be continuing at a relatively slow pace.
Tags: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, IE
Microsoft IE Slips, Chrome Tops Safari
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published February 01, 2010
Internet Explorer continues to slide, but Chrome's gains are the real surprise.
Tags: Apple safari, browsers, Google Chrome, Microsoft, Internet Explorer
Microsoft Settles With the European Commission
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published December 16, 2009
After years of wrangling, Microsoft and the EC call it resolved.
Tags: antitrust, browsers, Microsoft, EU, Internet Explorer
Who Needs Windows 7 When You've Got KDE?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published October 19, 2009
Yes, you can point to a genuine Windows advantage here and there. But you can also find examples where KDE had features first, or has superior ones.
Tags: Firefox, Windows, Windows 7, KDE, Internet Explorer
Microsoft Patch Release: Biggest Ever
By - Reuters | Article Published October 14, 2009
Microsoft released 13 security patches, addressing 34 vulnerabilities across Windows, Internet Explorer, Silverlight, Office, as well as the yet to be released Windows 7 OS.
Tags: Microsoft, Internet Explorer, Windows, Vista
Microsoft to Ship 13 Bug Patches, 8 'Critical'
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published October 09, 2009
This coming Patch Tuesday will fix the largest number of security holes ever.
Tags: Internet Explorer, Vista, server, Microsoft, Windows
Sandboxie: Keeping Malware Off Your PC
By Michael Horowitz | Article Published October 09, 2009
Malware can infect your PC from anywhere on the Web, but the free Sandboxie application effectively blocks it.
Tags: desktop virtualization, Windows, Internet Explorer, virtualization, malware
Is There Such a Thing as a "Best" Browser?
By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes | Article Published October 05, 2009
The dominant Internet Explorer is now a lumbering old fish, yet are any of the browsers truly better?
Tags: Internet Explorer, Google, Firefox, Mozilla
Mozilla: MSFT Must Compromise More
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published August 19, 2009
The open source organization says that Microsoft must make a great effort to level the playing field in the browser competition.
Tags: Microsoft, Mozilla, Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox
IE8 To Allow Users to Set Default
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published July 18, 2009
Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) will no longer automatically set itself as the default during any part of its installation process.
Tags: Microsoft, Mozilla, Google, Firefox, Internet Explorer
When Did the Browser Become the Next OS?
By David Strom | Article Published July 15, 2009
In the 90s, a visionary called the desktop an operating system. His words have now become true -- but how did that happen?
Tags: Microsoft, OS X, Internet Explorer, Google, Firefox
How Google will Fumble Chrome OS
By Rob Enderle | Article Published July 09, 2009
PC makers are eagerly greeting a Windows alternative, yet Googles arrogance and lack of execution will ultimately hamper the Chrome OS.
Tags: browsers, Google, Internet Explorer, Microsoft, Chrome
Microsoft After Gates: A Mixed Bag
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published July 02, 2009
One after the legendary software icon left Microsoft, the company rests squarely on Steve Ballmer.
Tags: search, Microsoft, services, Internet Explorer
Will Users Cling to XP Instead of Windows 7?
By Paul Rubens | Article Published July 01, 2009
An informal survey says many businesses aren't huffing and puffing to put away XP in favor of Windows 7.
Tags: Safari, Opera, Internet Explorer, Windows 7, Microsoft
Microsoft Rebuffs Critics in Word-HTML Outlook Fracas
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published June 26, 2009
Microsoft will not change its decision to render emails using Word instead of IE's HTML engine, despite the uproar.
Tags: e-Mail, software, marketing, Microsoft, Internet Explorer
Microsoft: Windows Cheaper than Vista
By - Reuters | Article Published June 25, 2009
Microsoft will use aggressive pricing in an effort to boost popularity of its forthcoming OS.
Tags: Internet Explorer, Windows 7, Microsoft, Vista
Opera Decries Microsoft EU Browser Move
By - Reuters | Article Published June 12, 2009
Microsoft's plan to ship its Windows with IE in Europe is not enough to create a level playing field, Opera makers say.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows, Internet Explorer, Opera
Porn Search at Work? Not If Bing Can Help It
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published June 05, 2009
Microsoft offers workaround in response to complaints that corporate Bing users easily could find and access porn.
Tags: Internet Explorer, video, Microsoft, search, Bing
Microsoft vs. the EU: When Antitrust is Anti-Competitive
By Mike Elgan | Article Published June 04, 2009
Microsoft is being unfairly harassed by European Union regulators, argues a tech industry observer.
Tags: Mozilla, iPhone, Google, Microsoft, Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer 9 on Microsoft's Drawing Board
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published May 09, 2009
Although Microsoft released IE 8 only months ago, the software giant is already soliciting feedback for the next edition.
Tags: Internet Explorer, Microsoft
Windows 7 Draws Complaints from Mozilla
By - Reuters | Article Published May 07, 2009
Mozilla complains that Windows 7 gives an anticompetitive advantage to the Internet Explorer browser.
Tags: Mozilla, Opera, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Microsoft
Review: Internet Explorer 8: Simplified Browsing
By Adam Stone | Article Published April 24, 2009
This review of Internet Explorer 8 explores the new browser's efforts to simplify browsing.
Tags: Microsoft, search, services, Mozilla, Internet Explorer
Microsoft to Release Office in Two Flavors: 64-bit and 32-bit
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published April 16, 2009
Microsoft will release 64-bit editions of its popular Office productivity software.
Tags: Mozilla, Safari, Microsoft, Internet Explorer, Firefox
IE8 To Begin Automatic Updates
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published April 15, 2009
Internet Explorer 8 will be automatically updated by Microsoft starting next week.
Tags: support, Internet Explorer, Windows, Microsoft
Thin Client Desktops Offer Cost Savings
By Hess Kenneth | Article Published April 13, 2009
Thin-client desktop PCs are available in many configurations and often offer cost savings.
Tags: Linux, Internet Explorer, Windows, thin client, services
Living with a Netbook: Battery Life to Screen Resize
By Michael Horowitz | Article Published April 06, 2009
Okay, so you've bought that new Acer or Samsung netbook, but how do you extend the battery life, get the best apps and easily resize the tiny screen?
Tags: Internet Explorer, battery, Firefox, netbooks, policy
IE 8 Release: Successful, with a Few Bugs
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published March 23, 2009
While there were a few complaints, the release of Internet Explorer 8 appears to have gone well.
Tags: Microsoft, servers, Internet Explorer, e-Mail
Internet Explorer 8 To Win Back Users?
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published March 20, 2009
Internet Explorer remains the dominant browser but has seen some erosion to Firefox and others. Will IE 8 help regain those lost users?
Tags: Microsoft, Windows, Safari, Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer 8 Hits the Web
By - Reuters | Article Published March 19, 2009
Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 8, the newest version of its Web browser that holds in excess of a 70 percent marketshare.
Tags: Microsoft, Internet Explorer, Windows 7, Mozilla
Could IE8 Be the Fastest Browser?
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published March 16, 2009
With a release due soon, Microsoft is working to correct the conventional wisdom that Internet Explorer isn't a speed demon.
Tags: Google, Firefox, Microsoft, Mozilla, Internet Explorer
IE8 Inches Toward Release
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published March 08, 2009
Microsoft said to be near release of the forthcoming version of the world's most popular browser.
Tags: Vista, Mozilla, Microsoft, Internet Explorer
Windows 7: Flexible on IE8?
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published March 05, 2009
Surprising observers, Microsoft's upcoming OS may offer a major shift in its stance on competing browsers.
Tags: Firefox, Microsoft, Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Windows 7
Desktop Cost: Linux vs. Windows
By Kenneth Hess | Article Published February 18, 2009
Instead of another rant on the subject, sit down and compare the ongoing expense of these contrasting operating systems.
Tags: services, Microsoft, Internet Explorer, Linux, Firefox
Mozilla Aids EC Push Against Microsoft
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published February 11, 2009
The open source browser group Mozilla offered assistance to the European Commission's efforts to police Microsoft.
Tags: Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Microsoft, Mozilla
Smartphone Reviews: Samsung Saga, LG Incite & HTC Fuze
By Troy Dreier | Article Published February 04, 2009
These three smartphones all run on Windows Mobile, but provide completely different user experiences. We'll help you find the one that's right for you.
Tags: Internet Explorer, Windows, Verizon, Opera, Microsoft
IE8 Browser 'Complete and Done'
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published January 27, 2009
With the browser almost cooked and ready for full release, Microsoft moves IE8 into release candidate 1 status.
Tags: Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft, security, Mozilla
Vista SP Slips, But IE 8 News is More Promising
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published January 26, 2009
Second service pack for Vista falls a month behind schedule, while it seems IE 8 is about to reach release candidate status.
Tags: Vista, Windows, software, Microsoft, Internet Explorer
Office 14 Starts Alpha Test but When is it Due?
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published January 16, 2009
Microsoft is giving out few other details and saying nothing about schedules -- but the next version of Office is on the way.
Tags: Internet Explorer, Safari, Microsoft, Firefox, Windows
BlackBerry Storm Tips, Part I: Using RIM's First Touch Smartphone
By Troy Dreier | Article Published January 15, 2009
Want to get more from your BlackBerry Strom? Check out this collection of usage tips.
Tags: Internet Explorer, IT, browser, Firefox