Internet, Operating Systems, Software Programs, Technology Security, VR World, Windows

RIP ActiveX. Microsoft Cuts Support for Old School Protocols in IE Edge

Internet Explorer in its earlier days.

Support for ancient protocols is being cut in the latest version of Internet Explorer.


Business, Companies, Internet, Microsoft, Software Programs, VR World

Microsoft’s Project Spartan Becomes Microsoft Edge at BUILD


Microsoft unveils more details on its new browser at its BUILD conference.


Technology Security, VR World

No Browser Was Safe at Pwn2Own 2015


Every major browser fell to the exploits delivered at Pwn2Own.


Companies, Internet, Microsoft, Software Programs, VR World

Microsoft To Ditch Internet Explorer Brand In Favor Of Project Spartan For Windows 10


Project Spartan will be the new default browser in Windows 10.


VR World

China May be Close to Its ‘United States v. Microsoft’ Moment


In a move that may seem all too familiar to long-serving Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) executives, another government has announced that it is investigating Microsoft for anti-competitive practices — this time in China. In a briefing and public statement released by authorities, Zhang Mao, chief of China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce, said that Microsoft was being investigating for bundling both its browser and media player into copies of Windows. “Microsoft is suspected of incomplete disclosure of information related to Windows and Office software, as well as problems in distribution and sales of its media player and browser,” the statement read. This is far from


Technology Security, VR World

Internet Explorer’s ‘Negative Perceptions’ Once Prompted Microsoft to Consider a Name Change

Internet Explorer in its earlier days.

The Internet Explorer of modern times is a much different beast than the one of yore. The browser that was once synonymous with a poor websurfing experience is a much better product than it once was, and, as a sign of the times, often outperforms the rivals that were built to crack its monopoly. But for many, the very idea of using Internet Explorer gives a perception of going back to a time of poor rendering, security holes, and ActiveX errors — which Microsoft is well aware of and at one time considered addressing via a change of the browser’s name. In an Ask Me Anything


Business, Software Programs, VR World

Microsoft Pays People to Say Good Things About IE

Microsoft Logo

So, even though Microsoft categorically denies doing anything of any sort, I and many of you know that most of what Microsoft does is usually through 3rd parties like SocialChorus that are contracted to take all of the blame for Microsoft in the event that they say something wrong or get caught doing something wrong. And as long as there’s no smoking gun, Microsoft is basically off the hook. So, it came as no surprise that Microsoft got caught trying to pay people for positive posts about Internet Explorer, a browser that is already on its way up from being considered the bottom feeder of


Software Programs, Technology Security, VR World

Time to Run and Hide from Internet Explorer, For Now

Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer has had a pretty bad reputation over the years as a pretty awful browser, and from the IE6 through the IE9 days, that was a pretty accurate statement. However, nowadays Internet Explorer is fairly good and the only browser on Windows worth anything for touch. The guys and gals over at FireEye managed to discover this Zero Day Exploit and dubbed the entire operation, “Operation Clandestine Fox.” They claim that this zero day exploit targets IE9 through IE11 browsers, which make up about 26% of all browser users around the world which is pretty significant. Microsoft has also put out a security bulletin on


Companies, Internet, Microsoft, Software Programs

Microsoft releases IE8: Last gasp or a fresh start?

Ever since Microsoft overtook Netscape, its position on the browser market never looked so pale. IE is still used by majority of users world-wide, but market share started to slide with the launch of Mozilla Firefox. Opera is holding its also-ran position (and leading the mobile internet market), Google’s (unpolished) Chrome and Apple’s Surfari are only beginning to nimble the market share, but expect an explosion to happen in the next year. Browser wars are back, and they’re back in full strength: who is going to win? Mozilla Firefox leads the market share of alternative browsers and in some countries, such as Germany – enjoys