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IE11 syncs Web passwords across Windows, Windows Phone 8.1

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.

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Like living on the edge? Try Microsoft's new test version of IE

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.

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Today's Safari flops on Apple's new browser speed tests

Apple's browser doesn't do so well in new performance benchmarks, but expect the next-gen version to do better. Also: Why Apple likes a certain Mozilla technology.

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Zero-day flaw haunts IE 8 for 7 months and counting

An Internet Explorer 8 vulnerability goes unfixed by Microsoft for more than half a year, reports the Zero Day Initiative.

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Microsoft fixes big bad Internet Explorer bug

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.

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Google Chrome continues to outpace Firefox

Chrome is rising up the ranks in terms of desktop browser traffic, while Firefox keeps inching down, according to Web tracker Net Applications.

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Microsoft tells IE users how to defend against zero-day bug

In lieu of a fix, Microsoft offers workarounds to combat the bug that has left browser users open to attacks.

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Beware the Internet Explorer security bug

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.

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New zero-day vulnerability identified in all versions of IE

The flaw, which is being leveraged in "limited, targeted attacks," allows remote code execution, Microsoft warns.

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Windows Phone is better than ever, but still falls short on apps

Microsoft's mobile operating system revs up in 8.1 with the addition of voice assistant Cortana and a notification center.

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Send off Windows XP by blowing it up with Microsoft's help

From the good-sport department, Microsoft takes a shot at itself with a Web game that encourages players to send Windows XP back to the early naughts, permanently.

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Save ink when you print a Web page

The free PrintFriendly.com service and HP's free Smart Print extension for Internet Explorer (which works with any model printer) make it easy to select only the portions of the page you want to print. Also, switching to a lighter font could cut your printing costs by a fifth or more.

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