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Security warning for all versions of Internet Explorer

The US Department of Homeland Security posted a warning of vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer web browser on their US-CERT website. The vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to execute an unauthorized remote code execution  on versions 6-11 of Internet Explorer. The Department …

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So Long IE7. Companies Elect to Replace PCs Over Supporting Internet Explorer 7.

It’s cheaper to purchase a new computer than to keep supporting Microsoft’s legacy browser. NursingJobs, a company that connects nurses with medical facilities and patients, said they will buy new computers for customers who are using compouters with Microsoft’s IE7 …

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Mozilla Firefox 23 to take a hard line against mixed SSL web content

Mozilla Firefox 23 is taking a stance against a common bad practice of websites providing mixed secure SSL and non-SSL content on a web page. This update is actually a big change for the web browser. Many browsers have ignored …

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Google Responds to Data Privacy Day

Every January 28th is Data Privacy Day in order to bring awareness to user privacy and protection of information online. Last week, Google released its bi-annual Transparency Report outlining requests for user data as well as how often Google will …

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Google’s Chrome web browser dropped 0.17 percent in January

Google’s Chrome web browser dropped 0.17 percent in January 2012. Perhaps it is because Google penalized Chrome after a botched sponsored blog post campaign. The chart comes from Net Applications figures. The company tracks about 160 million unique visits per month …

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Web designers most hated browser is almost a thing of the past

For years, Internet Explorer 6 has been the butt of many jokes. To Econsultancy, a UK-based marketing association, “IE6 may be the worst web browser ever created.” The browser has been chided by web designers and developers for it’s complete …

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Web traffic for Internet Explorer drops below 50%

For more than a decade, Internet Explorer has claimed more than 50% of the Internet’s traffic. For the first time, Internet Explorer’s web traffic fell below 50% in October 2011. Microsoft’s browser has been in a state of slow decline, …

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Firefox 7 focuses on a speedy web

Mozilla has released Firefox 7 web browser, which promises to be speedier than previous versions. This is great news for most all web users, as websites demand more from their browsers. The significant speed boosts will certainly be felt by …

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WYSIWYG the Web

Adobe Systems is introducing a new application codenamed Muse. Built on its AIR platform, Muse lets users create and publish Web sites in the company’s InDesign or Illustrator software. Adobe promises it will simplify the process for designers. Adobe says …

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Firefox 8 will kill unauthorized add-ons

Firefox 8 will automatically block web browser add-ons that are installed by other software. Users may manually approve the add-ons and make them active, but until they do, the add-ons will be disabled by the browser. Software-bundled add-ons have been …

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Chrome nolonger requires admin rights to install

For those of you stuck working on an office computer or school system and unable to install a decent web browser, because the IT departments of those institutions only offer Internet Explorer, you are in luck! Chrome no longer requires …

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Developer preview launches for Internet Explorer 10

Four weeks after the launch of Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft launched a developer preview of Internet Explorer 10. The IE10 preview showed a host of new new Web features. The demo included an outline of new support for HTML5 and …

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New report shows increase in Bing usage tied to browser

A new report from Chitika,  a data analytics company for advertising, shows a correlation between an increase in Bing usage and higher versions of Internet Explorer. Put simply, it seems that more IE9 users rely on Bing as their search …

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Bookmark syncing comes to life with new Xmarks

Xmarks nearly closed this year but with the acquisition by LassPass, the bookmark syncing service is now expanding it’s capabilities. Xmarks has been a cross-browser bookmark synchronization service, but it will now be also available on Android devices. The Android …

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Firefox to sport audio and video recording in open formats

A new Firefox add-on, Rainbow, will make it easy for web designers to record audio and video right in their browser. The audio and video formats created would be in open formats (Theora for video and Vorbis for audio in …

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European browser ballot does not seem to by working

In December 2009, Europe had settled an antitrust case against Microsoft by requiring the software giant to offer a browser ballot to provide consumers a choice for their internet experience. The Internet Explorer browser is unmatched in terms of market …

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Chrome market share growing while others stabilize

From August through September, all browsers’ market share seemed to stabilize with the exception of Google’s Chrome web browser. Chrome has gained ground against the dominant Internet Explorer. Even though Internet Explorer released it’s IE9 BETA, it lost .75% for …

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Cookies That Just Don’t Go Away

Flash cookies are becoming the subject of a number of federal lawsuits against media and technology companies. These cookies are different from normal HTML cookies in that they are not cleared via the browser preferences, so a lot of users …

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Microsoft Throws Big Party For Beta Launch Of Internet Explorer 9

Microsoft threw a big party at the Design Concourse Center in San Francisco to announce the launch of Internet Explorer 9. Besides the live band, the party included developers, journalists and Microsoft employees. The latest version of the Internet Explorer …

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September 15th Launch of Internet Explorer 9 Web Browser

Microsoft is planning to launch it’s latest version of it’s web browser: Internet Explorer 9 on September 15th, 2010. The company will be holding an event in San Francisco to kick off the BETA launch of the new browser. In …

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