For the first time ever, Mozilla's Firefox browser has overtaken Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Edge browser in desktop market share around the world. Google still commands a strong lead, however, with over 60 percent market share.
Apps/Software May 17, 2016
Microsoft could lose its position as the top browser provider within a couple of months. New data showed that the company’s Edge and Internet Explorer are losing against Google Chrome, which will most likely hit the top spot as early as May.
Business March 2, 2016
Microsoft officially announced that Internet Explorer versions older than IE11 will reach their end of life on Jan. 12. Past that date, Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 will no longer receive updates or support, so here's what this means for users.
Apps/Software January 7, 2016
While Internet Explorer was once the undisputed king of the Internet, Chrome has since eaten the market alive. This is demonstrated in a new visualization made by YouTube user Viktor Bohush.
Internet December 11, 2015
Microsoft will end support for all versions of Internet Explorer except for the latest one available on supported operating systems. Clearly, it’s the company's strategy to woo customers over to Microsoft Edge.
Internet November 27, 2015
Microsoft Edge proves better than Chrome on several benchmarks. The new web browser will replace Internet Explorer as the default in Windows 10.
Apps/Software July 18, 2015
If you don't pay attention the next time you update Java, you may end up with Yahoo as your default search engine. Yahoo just signed a three-year deal with Oracle.
Internet June 25, 2015
Microsoft is set to roll out its newest, biggest operating system on July 29. Are you ready for Windows 10?
Apps/Software June 2, 2015
Many old technologies and APIs, including ActiveX controls, will no longer be supported by Microsoft's new Edge browser. Edge will replace Internet Explorer as the default browser in Windows 10.
Apps/Software May 10, 2015
Microsoft has announced the official name for its next Internet browser. Previously known as Project Spartan, the new browser will be officially called Edge.
Apps/Software April 30, 2015
Microsoft turns off the 'Do Not Track' switch in its web browsers. Wait, let us explain, states Microsoft.
Internet April 4, 2015
After previously stating that it will not adopt the Pointer Events API of Internet Explorer, Google's Chrome team has reversed its decision and will implement the API after all.
Apps/Software March 26, 2015
Microsoft is reportedly ditching Internet Explorer in favor of a new browser, codenamed Project Spartan. But could Project Spartan reinstate Microsoft as a major player in the Internet browser game, at least for the techies among us?
Internet March 17, 2015
Google lobbies Firefox users to switch from Yahoo's search. After partnering with Mozilla, Yahoo's search has been nibbling at Google's share of the search engine market.
Internet March 17, 2015
The 'FREAK' security encryption vulnerability is actually worse than initial reports let on. There are, however, a few things every Internet user can do to shore up protection as patches are being created.
Internet March 9, 2015
Microsoft has announced an innovative web browser in Windows 10 that is codenamed 'Spartan.' The browser is said to have a slew of features that are seen in other leading browsers today.
Computers January 10, 2015
Sources report that Microsoft is creating a new web browser for Windows 10, codenamed "Spartan." The new browser will function and look more like its rival Internet browsers Mozilla's Firefox and Google's Chrome.
Apps/Software December 30, 2014
Microsoft is launching a new Skype for Web in beta version. Find out if you're eligible to become one of its first users.
Apps/Software November 15, 2014
China is expanding its antitrust probe of Microsoft to include the tech company's media player and web browser. Analysts suspect latest developments in the investigation are a smoke screen.
Legal August 26, 2014
Members of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer development team are debating to rename the browser. Apart from a plummeting market share, the browser is also faced with a negative reputation.
Business Tech August 19, 2014
Another day and another problem with Microsoft made software. This time, it's the Internet Explorer; users are required to download the hotfix manually rather than wait it out for an automatic update.
Apps/Software August 19, 2014
The Internet Explorer development team considered changing the name of the Internet browser to differentiate it from its slow and unsafe predecessors.
Apps/Software August 17, 2014
Microsoft has just come out with the newest installment of its monthly Patch Tuesday updates. The security updates fix critical vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer.
Computers August 14, 2014
Microsoft is cutting support for Internet Explorer 8 in 17 months, about a year earlier than previously expected. The move is surprising, considering that the browser version is Microsoft's most popular.
Apps/Software August 11, 2014
Microsoft will release an update for the Internet Explorer on Aug. 12 that will protect users from exploits targeting outdated ActiveX controls.
Apps/Software August 8, 2014
Microsoft is forcing users to update or risk not get any future IE 11 updates. It is a push to unify the company's efforts to enhance the browser.
Internet June 16, 2014
Google reached a market share of 31.8 percent over Microsoft's 30.9 percent. The rise of usage of Google's browsers can be attributed to the increase in popularity of mobile browsing.
Apps/Software June 9, 2014
The US and UK governments want you to stop using Internet Explorer now. Yes, that’s how bad it is.
Apps/Software April 30, 2014
Firefox 29 is out and ready for action. But users will be confused by the radical new design and overhaul.
Internet April 30, 2014
Internet Explorer is vulnerable again. But this time around, Windows XP users are not up for getting an upcoming patch from Microsoft.
Apps/Software April 30, 2014
A security research firm discovered a major flaw in all versions of Internet Explorer, but XP users will not get a security fix.
Apps/Software April 29, 2014
From China with love? Online security firm FireEye detected the hack on the Veterans of Foreign Wars website Tuesday and reported its analysis Thursday pointing its fingers to hackers in China.
Internet February 14, 2014
Microsoft's November Patch Tuesday is out and addresses 19 vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer and other Windows software.
Apps/Software November 14, 2013
Microsoft paid a hacker big money for locating security threats within its software.
Apps/Software October 10, 2013