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Microsoft Unveils Xbox One, An All-In-One Entertainment Console

Update: Hackers exploit new IE zero-day vulnerability

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Attackers are exploiting a "zero-day" vulnerability in Microsoft's Internet Explorer and hijacking Windows PCs that cruise to malicious or compromised websites, security experts said today....
Update: Hackers exploit new IE zero-day vulnerability

Microsoft Scrambles as It Patches 26 Bugs, Warns Users of Active Attacks

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Microsoft patched 26 vulnerabilities, including one in Internet Explorer that's already being exploited. The company also warned customers of a new zero-day....
Microsoft Scrambles as It Patches 26 Bugs, Warns Users of Active Attacks

IE9 more popular on weekends than weeknights, breaking with IE’s long-held usage patterns

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According to StatCounter’s collected browser usage data, Internet Explorer 9 is an anomaly among its franchise brethren: IE9 is more popular on weekends than on weeknights. For some time, the rule was simple: people used Internet Explorer at work, as they had to, but at home they used Firefox and other alternatives (this...
IE9 more popular on weekends than weeknights, breaking with IE’s long-held usage patterns

Jilion launches SublimeVideo Horizon Framework: Custom HTML5 players with YouTube integration

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After releasing its own WordPress plugin and winning the MIPCube Lab startup competition, SublimeVideo creator Jilion is back to launch its SublimeVideo Horizon Framework, which lets you create completely customizable HTML5 video players, with the added ability to pull in and brand YouTube videos. Jilion calls SublimeVideo the ”world’s first cloud-based HTML5 video player,” which allows the service...
Jilion launches SublimeVideo Horizon Framework: Custom HTML5 players with YouTube integration

Google's Evil Plan

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Google’s evil plan is simple and not so evil. Don’t Be Evil Any successful company is going to draw criticism. Google probably gets more of it than others because of their ‘Don’t Be Evil’ motto. Algorithm changes shuffle branded sites higher and people shout ‘evil!’ Google begins to disintermediate certain...
Google's Evil Plan

Chrome trumps IE as world's top browser

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Google's Chrome edged past Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) last week to become the world's most widely-used browser, according to data from an Irish metric firm....
Chrome trumps IE as world's top browser

A Closer Look at "SmartGlass" With Xbox's Marc Whitten (Video)

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One of the big surprises this year at E3 was Microsoft’s announcement that it had developed technology that lets you use your mobile devices as a remote control and keyboard for the TV screen. Microsoft Xbox Live’s Corporate VP Marc Whitten gave an overview of the application, dubbed “SmartGlass,” to All...
A Closer Look at "SmartGlass" With Xbox's Marc Whitten (Video)

Why I Won't Be First In Line To Buy A Microsoft Surface Tablet (MSFT)

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Microsoft is all the buzz right now between its Surface tablets and Windows 8 phone. I don't have a tablet yet. I like Windows and so the Surface could be the tablet for me. But I'm not going to stand in line to get one. Microsoft is great at hype....
Why I Won't Be First In Line To Buy A Microsoft Surface Tablet (MSFT)

Microsoft's Purported Windows RT Firefox Ban: A Quick Explainer

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Mozilla is complaining that Internet Explorer will be the only browser on Windows RT allowed to run in the traditional desktop environment. Here's what that means....
Microsoft's Purported Windows RT Firefox Ban: A Quick Explainer

Just-patched Java, IE bugs used to snare human rights sites

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The website belonging to non-governmental organization Reporters Without Borders is the latest to be hit by attacks that use the recently patched Java and Internet Explorer vulnerabilities to surreptitiously hijack computers of visitors, security researchers said. The compromise comes a week after similar attacks successfully commandeered sites belonging to...
Just-patched Java, IE bugs used to snare human rights sites

How to use Microsoft's own whitelisting feature to enable Flash on the Metro version of IE10

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Internet Explorer on ARM machines was not supposed to have Flash support, but Microsoft caved and instead decided to limit Flash on the Metro version of IE10 to only sites on its Compatibility View List. Don’t like the restriction? We have good news for you: the good guys on XDA...
How to use Microsoft's own whitelisting feature to enable Flash on the Metro version of IE10
Microsoft brings live TV to Xbox One with voice navigation

Windows XP, Internet Explorer 6, Office 2003 enter their final support year

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But still: where did the lighter fluid come from? Windows XP drops out of extended support on April 8, 2014. As of April 9, 2014, there will be no more security updates or other fixes made for the ancient operating system. Joining it are Internet Explorer 6, Office 2003,...
Windows XP, Internet Explorer 6, Office 2003 enter their final support year

Microsoft Gives Windows 8 Chief the Boot

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Steven Sinofsky. Photo: Microsoft SwedenMicrosoft isn’t just changing up its software, it’s revamping leadership. In a release Monday evening, Microsoft announced the departure of Steven Sinofsky, the chief architect of its newly-launched Windows 8 operating system. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer played it diplomatically. “I am grateful for the many years...
Microsoft Gives Windows 8 Chief the Boot

August's Patch Tuesday brings 9 bulletins, fixes 27 vulnerabilities

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Happy Patch Tuesday everyone, it’s great to have you all back for our monthly post on the latest software fixes from Microsoft. Boring to some, and critical to others, Patch Tuesday is an important event as it’s the method by which Microsoft keeps the majority of the computing world safe....
August's Patch Tuesday brings 9 bulletins, fixes 27 vulnerabilities

How to dummy-proof the PCs of friends and family

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BRR-RING! The phone rings at midnight, interrupting your sleep--or worse, your late night Steam session with your gaming clan. Is someone sick? Did a car hit your dog? Is it your pal, calling to tell you he got the munchies and discovered that, joy of joys, the McRib is...
How to dummy-proof the PCs of friends and family

Chrome SVP Sundar Pichai Confirms Chrome Is (Mostly) Beating IE

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Remember this report about Google Chrome passing Microsoft’s Internet Explorer in browser market share? Well, at today’s D10 conference, Chrome SVP Sundar Pichai basically confirmed this is true, saying that Chrome is “#1 in most countries and even says that Chrome’s market share is over 50% in some regions. One-third...
Chrome SVP Sundar Pichai Confirms Chrome Is (Mostly) Beating IE

As Microsoft pushes Xbox into the mainstream, will gamers look elsewhere?

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Microsoft’s gaming strategy has been doing well for some time now, with its Xbox console owning the top console spot in terms of sales and ecosystem spend for some time. It’s a hit, in other words. Even more, the company owns the other largest gaming platform (I’m speaking loosely here,...
As Microsoft pushes Xbox into the mainstream, will gamers look elsewhere?

Internet TV startup Aereo launches on Macs and PCs, but is still only available in NYC

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Aereo, the controversial startup which lets you watch live broadcast television online, has just launched on both Macs and PCs with support for Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Safari and Opera. This expansion comes in addition to previous support for iOS, Apple TV and Roku devices, but unfortunately for...
Internet TV startup Aereo launches on Macs and PCs, but is still only available in NYC

Attention all Windows users: patch your systems now

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Online attackers are actively exploiting a vulnerability in Internet Explorer that allows them to execute malicious code on computers that visit booby-trapped websites, researchers said in an advisory that underscores the importance of installing a Microsoft patch as soon as possible. The exploit of a critical IE bug, reported by...
Attention all Windows users: patch your systems now

Chrome passes Internet Explorer to become world’s most popular browser

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Google’s Chrome Web browser has continued to gain market share since its introduction in 2008. Despite surpassing Internet Explorer in select regions and on weekends, Google’s browser has never been able to dethrone Microsoft in global usage share. According to new numbers from StatCounter, however, Google’s browser has finally...
Chrome passes Internet Explorer to become world’s most popular browser

'Severe consequences' for Microsoft's browser screwup

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Under a 2009 deal with European regulators, Microsoft agreed to give Windows users in Europe a choice of browsers other than Internet Explorer through a ballot-style “choice screen,” giving them a chance to default to Firefox, Safari Chrome, Opera or another browser. So why has the ballot been missing in Windows...
'Severe consequences' for Microsoft's browser screwup

Engadget HD Podcast 302 - 06.05.2012

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E3 is under way this week, and early presentations from Microsoft and Nintendo has already given us plenty to talk about. Between the Xbox 360s enhanced set-top box suite of apps and SmartGlass second screen demos and the Wii U GamePad's IR control they're more a part of the...
Engadget HD Podcast 302 - 06.05.2012

Mozilla tries to woo Chrome die-hards back to Firefox with incentives for reviewing add-ons

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One of Mozilla’s biggest advantages with Firefox, especially when compared to Internet Explorer, has been its massive array of add-ons and the community behind it. When Google officially launched its extension gallery back in January 2010, Mozilla slowly began to lose its biggest forte. There was a huge shift in...
Mozilla tries to woo Chrome die-hards back to Firefox with incentives for reviewing add-ons
Xbox Live beta registration reopens with a limited number of new slots

Adobe issues security update for Flash player, warns against IE exploit

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Internet Explorer associated with an exploit? Color us shocked. Facetiousness aside, it's seriously about time you switched over to Chrome or Firefox (as a mitigation tool; not a foolproof solution), and if you're a desktop user relying on Flash Player, well... it's about time you updated that, too. Adobe...
Adobe issues security update for Flash player, warns against IE exploit

Apache webserver updated to ignore Do Not Track settings in IE 10

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Developers of Apache, the Internet's most widely used webserver application, have released an update that causes websites to ignore privacy settings in the upcoming release of Microsoft's Internet Explorer. The changes, which came to light late last week, suppress privacy settings controlled by Do Not Track, a proposed Web standard...
Apache webserver updated to ignore Do Not Track settings in IE 10

How not using Internet Explorer put me out of touch and cost me dearly

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Editors Note: This is a guest post from Jeff Keacher, an engineer in Denver, Colorado. You can find him pretending to be an entrepreneur by fixing blurry photos or extolling the virtues of backup for photographers. Also, he loves playing hockey. You can follow him on Twitter @teuobk.  It’s never good...
How not using Internet Explorer put me out of touch and cost me dearly

30 days with Windows Phone 8 -- Perspective from an admitted iOS addict

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While we all have our favorite brands, there’s no doubt a bit of disservice that we do to ourselves when we don’t venture outside of our comfortable walls. That’s exactly the story with me, specifically related to Apple. I long ago overcame the desire to tinker, upgrade and fix my...
30 days with Windows Phone 8 -- Perspective from an admitted iOS addict
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