internet explorer

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 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.

Internet Explorer Flaw Patched, Even For Windows XP Users

Windows XP was supposed to have received its final patch last month. However, Microsoft has unexpectedly issued one final update, with a new patch to fix an Internet Explorer vulnerability extended to XP as well as more recent Windows releases.

Read At 400 Words Per Minute In Your Browser With Squirt

If you’re a slow reader, then reaching 400 words per minute or more might seem like an impossible task. That’s not taking into considering reading comprehension — what good is being fast if you’re not absorbing anything? One way to improve your abilities is computer-assisted speed reading, something you can get right now in your browser with a bookmarklet called “Squirt”.

No Browser Left Standing At This Year's Pwn2Own Hacking Contest

All three major browsers — Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox — fell to hackers at this year’s Pwn2Own, held late last week in Vancouver. And it wasn’t just Microsoft, Google and Mozilla who were left on the battlefield, with Adobe’s Flash and Reader products also failing to hold up against attacks.

Web Browser Battery Usage Compared

Window weblog 7Tutorials has done another round of its web browser battery usage tests. The results are pretty much the same as usual: Internet Explorer keeps your computer running longer.

Get Free VM Images For Internet Explorer Testing

Compatibility testing for older versions of Internet Explorer can be a nuisance, and doubly so if you’re on a non-Windows platform. Handily, Microsoft provides free virtual machine (VM) images of Windows running specific IE versions that you can use in your hypervisor of choice, and the recent addition of IE 11 to the set seems a good reason to revisit that option.