All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘web browser’

Internet Explorer Security Flaw Puts Users at Risk, Feds Say Switch Browsers

If, for some reason, you still use Internet Explorer to browse the web, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security advises that you switch to a different browser for the time being. A major security flaw was exposed in Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 6 through 11 that could allow hackers to take over your computer. The security flaw was discovered over …

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Internet Explorer 11 Now Hits Window 7 Officially

Internet Explorer 11 has now been launched for Window 7 users too. Earlier, Microsoft had promised that the new Explorer will arrive on Windows 7, so this isn’t a big surprise. IE11 is the default browser of Windows 8.1. Starting Thursday, users of Window 7 who decided to remain behind in the launch of Windows 8 (later 8.1) will now …

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The Pirate Bay Releases Its Own Web Browser

The Pirate Bay has been providing legal and illegal downloads to content via BitTorrent for 10 years. For those 10 years, governments from all over the world have tried to shut down the infamous Web site, but none have been successful thus far. To celebrate the occasion, the site has put together a little something that will make it even …

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Microsoft’s New Internet Explorer Ad Has No Right To Be This Catchy

I’m a sucker for a catchy song even when the subject matter is a little morose. It explains why I still can’t get Dumb Ways To Die out of my head, and it will probably explain why I’ll start humming the song in this Internet Explorer ad three weeks from now. The song in the video was written and performed …

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The New Opera Is Out Of Beta And Available On Windows, Mac

Earlier this year, Opera said that it would be ditching its own rendering engine in favor of Google’s Blink. The new browser launched in beta in May, but now a final version is available for all who want to try out a new, faster Opera. Opera Software announced today that the new chromium-powered Opera is available to download today for …

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EU Hits Microsoft With $731 Million Antitrust Fine

In July of last year, Microsoft was found to be in violation of an agreement it had made with EU regulators over a Web browser choice screen that was to be installed on every Windows PC sold in the region. There were talks of a fine for the past few months, but nothing had been done until now. Reuters reports …

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Nintendo Talks About The Wii U’s Online Network And Miiverse

We’re now less than a week away from the launch of the Wii U. Nintendo is gearing up for a massive launch in North America, but it’s also taking some time to explain some of the more finer details of the Wii U system. It’s a good thing too, as Nintendo has some more explaining to do about its online …

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Chrome Gets Even Faster With Latest Release

Speed might just be the most important element of any Web browser. Users expect to type in an address and get to a Web site with little to no delay. Out of all the browsers, Chrome is usually considered to be the speediest around, but now Google has some hard numbers to show that Chrome really is getting faster all …

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The Wii U’s Web Browser Is Surprisingly Competent

Game consoles have never had what you would call a “good” Web browser. Gamers browse the Web on their PCs, smartphones or tablets. There’s really no need for a paired down browsing experience on a TV that’s slow and clunky. Nintendo obviously doesn’t think so and have released the browser specs for its Wii U system. Surprise: It’s not that …

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Microsoft May Be Fined Over Its EU Browser Snafu

You may remember when Microsoft got into some trouble with the European Commission over some potential antitrust violations. The Commission accused Microsoft of not offering a choice of browser to over 28 million Windows 7 users in February 2011. Microsoft said they were sorry, and put the browser choice option back in. It apparently wasn’t enough. A report from the …

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Dolphin Engine Says It’s The Fastest Browser on Android

Do you have a browser preference when you’re mobile browsing the web? Do you use the default factory browsers that come preinstalled or do you personalize the experience with a third-party browser of your choice? If you’re the kind of user who likes to try different software packages from smaller developers, the folks who develop the Dolphin Browser–which has been …

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Opera 12 Exits Beta With New Features

Opera 12 went into beta back in April. The newest version of the underdog browser brought along some great new features like improved HTML5 support and better security. Opera 12 is now out of beta and brings along with it all the great stuff from before, plus a few new tricks. Outside of the improvements from the beta, Opera 12 …

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