Microsoft's browser was the dominant force in 2009 when the EU required the company to offer consumers a choice of browsers. But that has changed dramatically over the past several years.
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Internet Explorer is still saddled with a reputation for being slow and behind the technology curve. Its developers clearly want to change that.
A patch for the IE security flaw is available to download -- even for people using Windows XP. Also, chatting arrives on Snapchat and Groupon expands to bulk groceries.
A patch for the IE security flaw is available to download -- even for people using Windows XP. Also, chatting arrives on SnapChat and Groupon expands to bulk groceries.
A security flaw in Microsoft’s Web browser makes it possible for hackers to hijack computers, AOL warns users to change passwords after a cyberattack, and Skype stops charging for group video chats.
Password sync, now on IE11 on Microsoft's newest operating systems, makes moving among PCs, phones, and tablets easier. It's also handy for Microsoft to keep customers in its ecosystem.
Data from web tracker Net Applications shows that Chrome has just overtaken Firefox on the desktop, but IE is still the big dog.
Microsoft wants to show developers what's in store with Internet Explorer so they can build better Web sites. The move is just what Google and Mozilla already do.
A cross-platform push may be on at "cloud first/mobile first" Microsoft, but for now Internet Explorer isn't a product the company plans to make available for its mobile OS rivals.