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Microsoft is cutting off support for older versions of its Internet Explorer browsers today. The company is prompting users to upgrade to IE 11 or to Windows 10 and use the new Edge browser.
Microsoft has recently announced that it will stop supporting Internet Explorer versions 8, 9, and 10. With this, a final patch will be installed, informing users to upgrade their web browser.
Microsoft has outlined improvements made to its SmartScreen filter, including new protection from drive-by attacks. The improvements are part of IE11 and Edge in Windows 10.
Microsoft today rolled out another cumulative update to Windows 10 on PCs, bringing the build number to 10586.29 - the same as the new mobile build - and patching some security issues.
Two decades ago, Windows 95 was released. We take a look back at some of the most notable features of the popular operating system and its influence on later versions of Windows.
It is not uncommon for Microsoft to issue security updates for its products. The latest update patches a vulnerability for Internet Explorer that spans all supported versions.
With the release of Windows 10, Microsoft is not only launching a new OS, but they are also saying goodbye to an old friend that still holds a strong grip on the browser market.
Internet Explorer has often struggled with bugs and HP has just revealed four more, affecting only the mobile version of Internet Explorer and allowing remote execution of code on a device.
We are only two weeks away from the launch of Windows 10, but the Edge team is still squeezing performance out of the new browser, with the latest SunSpider scores putting Edge squarely ahead.
'Microsoft Edge' is the new name for the browser formerly known as Project Spartan - and now that you've had some time to get used to the revised branding, what do you think of the new name and logo?
Microsoft has announced the new name for its next-generation web browser. Ditching the 'Project Spartan' development codename, the browser will now be known as 'Microsoft Edge'.
The new build of Windows 10 has also brought a new version of the Project Spartan browser, and we take a closer look as how it stacks up to the competition. Hint: it's doing surprisingly well!
Microsoft is planning to host a dev summit for Internet Explorer's successor, Project Spartan, right in Google's backyard. The summit will feature technical sessions and build testing from engineers.
In the latest leak of Windows 10, build 10051, Spartan has received a few new features one of which is to allow you to open pages with Internet Explorer.
In a blog post, Microsoft have said that "Do Not Track" will not be the default option in browsers going forward in accordance with new standards from the World Wide Web Consortium.
Screenshots of Microsoft's Project Spartan on Windows 10 for phones have been leaked on the web, the images show several changes like "reading lists" and repositioning of the address bar.
Following a "reevaluation" of the Pointer Events standard that got approved by the W3C last month, Google has committed to supporting the standard, with a little help from some friends.
Microsoft has announced that they are changing their initial plans for Internet Explorer by saying that Internet Explorer 11 will remain fundamentally unchanged from Windows 8.1 going forward.
Microsoft is opening up and partnering with different companies to make sure Spartan will be competitive once it gets released. The first partnership being made public is between Adobe and Microsoft.
Yesterday, it was announced that W3C had made Pointer Events specification a recommend inclusion for modern browsers, but Apple and Google are providing resistance to this standard.
In the past year, Microsoft has become significantly more open and transparent about its products and its roadmaps; for the Internet Explorer team, they are now developing a top requested feature.
Attackers can now bypass the same-origin policy in Internet Explorer with a newly discovered vulnerability that allows them to inject malicious code into any website and steal cookies.
Microsoft is reportedly considering various names for its new web browser, including 'IE Evex' and 'Internet Explorer Endeavor' - but some users are calling on the company to stick with 'Spartan'.
There's a new surprise in the latest build of Windows 10 that you can only see if you enable the new experimental features in Internet Explorer, after which it will mask its true identity.
We learn more about what's under the hood of Microsoft's new Spartan browser, and to no one's surprise we find Internet Explorer. However that's not to say that Spartan is simply IE in disguise.
Microsoft has just unveiled its newest version of Windows 10. This version brings numerous new , consumer-facing features designed to impress and delight regular users.
It's that "time of the month" for Windows where patches get applied to plug vulnerabilities found in the OS. This time around eight were delivered and none affecting Internet Explorer.
The next browser from the Microsoft camp is coming into focus and we have had a peek at the UI and have pulled together the details to help you understand what the new UI will look like.
Internet Explorer's new forked rendering engine is included in Windows 10 Technical Preview build 9879, the engine is Microsoft's attempt to break away from legacy features.
While digging around and trying to uncover what is going on with the next version of Internet Explorer, we heard quite a few whispers about what was happening behind the scenes.
Microsoft is making significant changes to the Trident engine that powers Internet Explorer that the company hopes will improve performance and make the browser more appealing.
Dean Hachamovitch, a 24 year Microsoft veteran and former Internet Explorer chief for the past decade, revealed in a blog post on Thursday that he has left Microsoft.
After five years, Microsoft will no longer deliver the "Browser Choice" update to its Windows operating systems after a mandate delivered by the European Commission.
The IE dev team has reached out to users via Twitter asking for feedback for the next major update of IE in regards to the 'F12 tools" (as they call it) and have already shown off some improvements.
Microsoft has released a new tool that allows you to test the latest version of Internet Explorer from Windows 10 Technical Preview on any operating system - and that includes iOS too.
Looking at the data, we see Internet Explorer is still the leading browser around the world, by a wide margin. But this is isn't exactly in Microsoft's favor as the newest version is still struggling.
Microsoft is working on another large update to Internet Explorer - this time around, the user interface is getting a large overhaul, and there are some exciting new features on the way too.
During the month of August, use of Internet Explorer and Firefox increased slightly, as Microsoft and Mozilla have grown their market share at the expense of Google's Chrome, which dipped.
Earlier this week during an AMA, Microsoft's Internet Explorer team said that they thought about re-branding the browser but decided that the current brand was strong enough in its current state.
The development team behind Internet Explorer took to Reddit today to talk about the browser and one of the questions that was asked was whether or not Microsoft had ever considered rebranding it.
Microsoft will start blocking outdated ActiveX controls for Internet Explorer in order to prevent security risks involved in using old unpatched third-party plugins with the browser.
For the month of June, Microsoft's Internet Explorer market share remained flat while Google's Chrome saw a modest increase - but Firefox, Safari and Opera all lost users during the month.
A man claims that Microsoft "appropriated" technology he says he developed in 1996 and that the company now earns "billions of dollars from Android users" in licensing fees after patenting it in 1997.
Microsoft has launched Internet Explorer Developer Channel, a beta version of IE that bundles together upcoming features. This is where IE's upcoming changes will be made public for the first time.
Microsoft has said that with the June release for 'Patch Tuesday', they will fix 59 vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer which is a dramatic rise in issues when compared to previous months.
Microsoft and ESPN have teamed up to launch a new site for the World Cup with a touch-friendly UI, offering news, videos, team profiles, history, exclusive content and lots more from the tournament.
Microsoft has announced the Internet Explorer team is working on a number of new features it plans to add to future editions of the web browser, including Web Audio, Media Capture, HTTP/2 and more.
22tracks, a music discovery website, has been redesigned and launched in collaboration with Microsoft's Internet Explorer team using a set of HTML5-based features and better support for the browser.
Microsoft was informed seven months ago about a zero-day exploit that was found in Internet Explorer 8 but has yet to issue an update to fix the issue, but there's been no attacks that have used it.