Tagged With internet explorer

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Whether it's a music clip on YouTube, a Flash ad on a news site or the latest viral sensation on Facebook, most videos you come across on today's web want to get going without any input from you — and that can cause problems with bandwidth as well as audio output you weren't expecting. Here's how to tackle the issue in your browser of choice.

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I remember the sheer contempt that coursed through my body when I had to use Internet Explorer to access the work intranet in one of my previous jobs. I, like so many others out there, hate Microsoft's former browser with a passion. So why do our employers still insist on ramming it down our throats? Let's talk about that.

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Dear Lifehacker, I'm curious about Microsoft's new browser for Windows 10 which I've yet to upgrade to. What’s new? Should I bother using it instead of Chrome or Firefox? Or is it just Internet Explorer with a new paint job?

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Believe it or not, there are still companies out there running apps that are only compatible with Internet Explorer. I used to work for one. Hell, my dad still uses Internet Explorer. So it's good news that Microsoft has issued a critical update for the browser which fixes a big security vulnerability.

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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 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.)

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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.