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MS killing off Internet Explorer

According to The Verge, Microsoft is killing off Internet Explorer, and will introduce a new browser codenamed Project Spartan which does not have a new name yet.

Internet Explorer will still exist in some versions of Windows 10 mainly for enterprise compatibility, but the new Project Spartan will be named separately and will be the primary way for Windows 10 users to access the web.

If as the codename suggested, the new browser could be focused on simple approach, similar to Chrome.

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From MozInfo701, Antony, 17 Mar, 2015. | Talkback (0)

OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite released

OS X Yosemite

Apple has released second Yosemite update, bring the version to OS X 10.10.2. This update fixed a WiFi connection issue, and added support for browsing iCloud Drive content in your Time Machine backups.

The 10.10.2 update also improved VoiceOver speech performance, fixed an issue where Spotlight would load remote email even when it was set to not do so, improved video and audio sync for Bluetooth headphones, improved webpage loading performance, and improved Safari stability.

Apple also included several security-related fixes in the Yosemite update, and they're available in a separate security update for OS X Mavericks.

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From MacCentre701, Antony, 28 Jan, 2015. | Talkback (0)

iOS 8.1.3 released

iOS 8

Apple released iOS 8.1.3 to iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later.

This release includes bug fixes following issues:
Reduces the amount of storage required to perform a software update
Fixes an issue that prevented some users from entering their Apple ID password for Messages and FaceTime
Addresses an issue that caused Spotlight to stop displaying app results
Fixes an issue which prevented multitasking gestures from working on iPad
Adds new configuration options for education standardized testing

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:
Security details on iOS 8.1.3 (HT204245)

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From MacCentre701, Antony, 28 Jan, 2015. | Talkback (0)

Satya Nadella is Microsoft's new CEO

Microsoft has announced its new CEO: Satya Nadella, the man in charge of Microsoft's cloud computing services. He is taking on the new role immediately. Company founder Bill Gates is stepping down as Chairman to be replaced by John Thompson.

Satya Nadella joined Microsoft in 1992, he has been working in the company's servers and tools business, as well as developing the cloud system to support Xbox, Bing, Office and other services.
Bill Gates' new job title at Microsoft is Board's Founder and Technology Advisor.

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From SillyDog701, Antony, 5 Feb, 2014. | Talkback (0)

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Chrome for iOS adds Material Design and Handoff feature

5 Feb, 2015
Google has updated Chrome for iOS to version 40, and the new browser adds new Material Design and Handoff feature. The Material Design makes the app looks and feels more familiar with other apps. While the Handoff feature (introduced in...
Posted by Antony on 5 Feb, 2015. | read this article | Talkback (0)

Vivaldi, brand new browser to the market

28 Jan, 2015
There's a brand new browser to the market, Vivaldi. A Chromium-based (WebKit) browser that is aimed at power users. The team is led by Jon von Tetzchner, co-founder and former CEO of Opera Software. The overall look of Vivaldi...
Posted by Antony on 28 Jan, 2015. | read this article | Talkback (0)

Safari 6.2.2 released for OS X 10.8

12 Dec, 2014
Apple released Safari 6.2.2 for OS X Mountain Lion users. According to Apple, Safari 6.2.2 contains improvements to stability and security. This update also fixes a rare issue in which some users were unable to access Safari after installing...
Posted by Antony on 12 Dec, 2014. | read this article | Talkback (0)
recent Firefox, Mozilla and Netscape related news:
Mozilla, Google break up. Yahoo is new default search engine, by Antony on 20 Nov, 2014
SeaMonkey 2.29, by Antony on 9 Sep, 2014
Firefox 32 released with new HTTP cache and public key pinning, by Antony on 4 Sep, 2014
Safari 6.1.5 and Safari 7.0.5 released, by Antony on 2 Jul, 2014
Firefox 30 released, by Antony on 12 Jun, 2014
Safari 6.1.4 and 7.0.4 released, by Antony on 27 May, 2014
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10 best features of Windows 8

25 Oct, 2012
Can't wait to get the world's most advanced and most anticipated operating system from the software giant? Won't be long. For those who haven't got a hand on Windows 8, Wired.com listed 10 best features of Windows 8. What are...
Posted by Antony on 25 Oct, 2012. | read this article | Talkback (0)
(This entry is in Microsoft section.)

Microsoft SkyDrive to compete with Apple iCloud

21 Feb, 2012
In a response to Apple’s cloud move (that iCloud would be integrated with its upcoming OS X Mountain Lion operating system) Microsoft has announced a plan to embrace the cloud by integrating its SkyDrive into Windows 8. According to Microsoft,...
Posted by Antony on 21 Feb, 2012. | read this article | Talkback (0)
(This entry is in Microsoft section.)

EU Antitrust concludes: Windows must include 12 browsers in EU

18 Dec, 2009
The decade long EU anti-trust has ruled, and Microsoft must include 12 browsers in its Windows in EU nations, according to news.com.au. Bringing down the curtain on a decade-long antitrust tussle, the legally-binding agreement will see new computer users presented...
Posted by Antony on 18 Dec, 2009. | read this article | Talkback (0)
(This entry is in Microsoft section.)

Microsoft is getting serious on making Windows secure and malware-free

30 Sep, 2009
It seems like Microsoft is really serious on ensuring Windows PC secure and malware-free this time. Microsoft has released Security Essentials replacing previous Windows Firewall and Windows Defender and Windows Live OneCare. And the best part of Security Essentials is...
Posted by Antony on 30 Sep, 2009. | read this article | Talkback (2)
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more SillyDog701 news:
SD701 launches Home Networking support forum, by Antony on 16 Jan, 2009
Sepialise Me 1.1 released, by Antony on 6 Dec, 2008
OpenOffice.org 3.0 released, by Antony on 14 Oct, 2008
Adobe released Flash Player 10 Beta, by Antony on 18 May, 2008
exclusive saving on Parallels and ForkLift, by Antony on 17 Apr, 2008
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