internet explorer

The Challenges For Spartan's 'Kill Internet Explorer' Mission

Love it or hate it, Internet Explorer (IE) has been Microsoft’s window on the web for almost 20 years. In the rapidly evolving online world this is a ripe old age, and now Microsoft has decided it is time for IE to hand over the baton.


Microsoft Changes Approach To Help Project Spartan Kill Internet Explorer Faster

Back when Microsoft announced its plans for its new Project Spartan browser in Windows 10, it also outlined how it would continue to support Internet Explorer for businesses who depended on features for older versions. Now those plans have changed.


What Does The Future Hold For Internet Explorer?

There are claims that Microsoft is to retire its Internet Explorer web browser and replace it with an all-new browser called Spartan with the upcoming release of Windows 10.


Microsoft Confirms Project Spartan Won't Be Called Project Spartan

The successor to Internet Explorer won’t be called Project Spartan. Internet Explorer isn’t quite dead yet either.


Here Are The Web's Best Error Screen Games

A common pitfall of internet use is clicking on broken links that lead nowhere. Sometimes dodgy coding is to blame, other times the linked-to webpage or subsite has since been removed. Whatever the cause, it can be bloody annoying. Occasionally though, the website in question will take some of the sting out by turning its 404 error page into an interactive experience. Here are 15 of the best; from digital art canvases to full-blown text adventures. (We’ve also included broken links so you can play them yourself.)


How Microsoft Will Use Project Spartan To Finally Kill Internet Explorer

Microsoft yesterday officially confirmed its plans for Project Spartan, a new browser for Windows 10 that will run across PCs, tablets and phones. Now we have more details on how it plans to phase out the widely-used but little-loved Internet Explorer.


Configure Your Browser To Disable SSL 3.0 Connections

eBay has already killed off SSL 3.0 connections to its website, one of undoubtedly many major companies clamping down on the now-insecure transport protocol. If you’d like to be proactive about the problem, it is possible, using the proper options, to disable or reject SSL connections right from your browser.


Internet Explorer Adds Separate Developer Channel Release

Chrome has its canary channel and Firefox has its nightly builds. Now Internet Explorer is joining the frequent updater trend, with a new Developer Channel that will run separately to the mainstream IE release.


Kindle Cloud Reader Now Available For Australian Amazon Customers

Amazon’s Kindle Cloud Reader app, which allows users to read ebooks through their web browser, is now available to all Amazon.com.au customers. In other words, you no longer need a Kindle device to read Kindle ebooks if you have a local account. Hurrah!


Why It Took Microsoft 7 Months To Patch A Critical Issue In Internet Explorer 8

It’s no leap to say if you’re reading this, Internet Explorer is a long-forgotten memory in the history of web browsers for you, with Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari or one of many other alternatives having supplanted its place on your desktop. As for the rest of the internet, that’s not the case. So, when a critical issue with Microsoft’s browser goes unfixed by the developer, should we be concerned? It depends.