Internet Explorer archive

  • Microsoft details Xbox One Kinect gestures for Internet Explorer
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    Microsoft details Xbox One Kinect gestures for Internet Explorer

    By 15 November 2013

    Microsoft has shed some more light on the Xbox One and its online-browsing capabilities, including features for gesture and voice navigation with Kinect. The Xbox One sports an upgraded Kinect motion-sensing peripheral. Microsoft has greatly emphasised...

  • Internet Explorer goes Anime with Inori Aizawa, its new official mascot
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    Internet Explorer goes Anime with Inori Aizawa, its new official mascot

    By 6 November 2013

    Meet Inori Aizawa, the personification of Internet Explorer, according to her Facebook page. This video shows her in action against the dark side of the internet, fighting to make our time online safer, one presumes. On her Facebook page she describes...

  • IE10 on Windows 7 Preview now available to try
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    IE10 on Windows 7 Preview now available to try

    By 14 November 2012

    Those who have already upgraded to Windows 8 are already au fait with Internet Explorer 10. The new version of Microsoft's own browser comes pre-packed with the new operating system and is installed during the update. However, those who are yet to switch...

  • Hands-on: Xbox 360 Dashboard Update (Fall 2012) review
    Gaming

    Hands-on: Xbox 360 Dashboard Update (Fall 2012) review

    By 16 October 2012

    It may be a while before it hits everybody's console worldwide, but the final release of the Xbox 360 Dashboard Update (Fall 2012) has arrived on Pocket-lint's own machine. It brings with it plenty of small, welcome alterations to the way the user interface...

  • Xbox Live update with Internet Explorer starts rolling out, but could take weeks to get to you
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    Xbox Live update with Internet Explorer starts rolling out, but could take weeks to get to you

    By 16 October 2012

    The Xbox Live Update - which brings new features to the console, including Internet Explorer - has started to roll out today. But eager gamers around the globe shouldn't hold their breath, as the release will be staggered from region to region, taking...

  • Contre Jour comes to browser thanks to Microsoft and Internet Explorer
    Gaming

    Contre Jour comes to browser thanks to Microsoft and Internet Explorer

    By 9 October 2012

    The stunningly beautiful iPhone and iPad puzzle game Contre Jour is now available to play for free through a browser, thanks to the Internet Explorer team at Microsoft. Pocket-lint reviewed the iOS version as an App of the Day just over a year ago and...

  • Hardcore porn coming to Xbox 360 with Internet Explorer update
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    Hardcore porn coming to Xbox 360 with Internet Explorer update

    By 3 October 2012

    Microsoft has been forced to admit that the inclusion of Internet Explorer on future Xbox 360 consoles will mean gamers can access, erm, adult material. The discrepancy was highlighted when YouPorn.com blogged victoriously about it, claiming that gamers...

  • Atari Arcade classics get HTML5 makeover for Internet Explorer
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    Atari Arcade classics get HTML5 makeover for Internet Explorer

    By 30 August 2012

    Microsoft has teamed up with Atari to launch a new website that allows Internet Explorer users to play eight classic Atari games, including Pong and Mission Command. The experience, which will actually work on any HTML5 browser including Chrome (although...

  • Internet Explorer coming to Xbox 360
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    Internet Explorer coming to Xbox 360

    By 4 June 2012

    Microsoft is to bring a version of the company's browser, Internet Explorer, to its Xbox 360 console. The news was unveiled at its E3 press conference today in Los Angeles, and was essential tacked on to the end of the SmartGlass demonstration. "Microsoft...

  • Internet Explorer boss: Chrome 'massive challenge'
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    Internet Explorer boss: Chrome 'massive challenge'

    By 10 January 2012

    You may have read earlier this week that Internet Explorer, so long the undisputed king of the browser world, is under serious threat from Google's Chrome for the no.1 crown. Pocket-lint asked Gabby Hegerty, the new Internet Explorer Lead in the UK,...

  • Google Chrome to overtake Internet Explorer in 2012
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    Google Chrome to overtake Internet Explorer in 2012

    By 2 January 2012

    Google Chrome, the search giant's web browser, is growing its market share at an incredible pace and is on course to overtake Microsoft's Internet Explorer this year. StatCounter shows that Chrome is now the browser of choice for more than one in four...

  • Internet Explorer to automatically update in future
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    Internet Explorer to automatically update in future

    By 15 December 2011

    Google's Chrome browser already does it, but now Microsoft Internet Explorer browser is to offer automatic updates so users don't have to bother wondering whether they have the latest update or not. "Today we are sharing our plan to automatically upgrade...

  • One in five surfers now using Chrome
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    One in five surfers now using Chrome

    By 6 July 2011

    Google's web browser Chrome is gaining a market share at an incredible pace - with StatCounter declaring that it is now the browser of choice for one in five web surfers. Other predictions have Chrome at around the 13-15 per cent mark, but the Irish web...

  • Move over IE9, here comes IE10
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    Move over IE9, here comes IE10

    By 30 June 2011

    IE9 may only be just over three months old, but all eyes are now on the next-gen of Microsoft's, er, "popular" browser - IE10 - following the release of the second platform preview to developers. The platform preview is the one that was on show in the...

  • Microsoft says IE6 must die
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    Microsoft says IE6 must die

    By 4 March 2011

    Microsoft has created a constantly updated countdown infographic to subtly nudge PC owners away from using the 10-year-old version of its web browser, IE6. Apparently, 12 per cent of surfers worldwide are still using Internet Explorer 6 in preference...

  • Internet Explorer 9 full release 24 March?
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    Internet Explorer 9 full release 24 March?

    By 1 March 2011

    According to a tweet by the Indian Microsoft development account, the final release of Internet Explorer 9 will be landing on 24 March. The tweet, that has since been removed, stated that the launch will take place during Tech.Ed in India, which takes...

  • Internet Explorer worldwide use falls below 50 per cent
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    Internet Explorer worldwide use falls below 50 per cent

    By 5 October 2010

    Could Microsoft's browser dominance be on the wane? If the latest figures released are anything to go by, then it just might be. Significantly, the global use of Internet Explorer dropped below 50 per cent in September, to 49.87 per cent, which is 8.5...

  • Gorillaz help launch Microsoft's IE9 Beta
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    Gorillaz help launch Microsoft's IE9 Beta

    By 15 September 2010

    Microsoft employed the help of Murdoc and the Gorillaz to launch its IE9 Beta in London tonight (15 September). An exclusively put together video by the team at Zombie Flesh Eaters was shown to a crowd containing none other than Gorillaz co-founders Damon...

  • First Glimpse: Microsoft IE9
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    First Glimpse: Microsoft IE9

    By 24 June 2010

    Microsoft is readying IE9, and Pocket-lint was invited along for a sneak preview of it in action. The software giant will hope that the next version of its browser will be able to regain some of the trust lost by the problems that have blighted previous...

  • Microsoft in holiday romance with Expedia
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    Microsoft in holiday romance with Expedia

    By 2 June 2010

    Apparently 65 per cent of Brits agree that cheaper holiday deals can be found online than anywhere else. But 22 per cent also think it takes more preparation to book a trip on the Web than preparing for a job interview! This is research carried out by...

  • InvisibleHand launches on Internet Explorer
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    InvisibleHand launches on Internet Explorer

    By 25 March 2010

    InvisibleHand, the free real-time online shopping tool, has announced that from 25 March 2010 it will be available on Internet Explorer. According to the company: "InvisibleHand has already found over £7 million of savings for online shoppers, but by...

  • Developer criticises 'limited' browser ballot
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    Developer criticises 'limited' browser ballot

    By 3 March 2010

    A web designer, Richard Quick, has filed a complaint with the EC about the browser ballot screen that is rolling out, offering users a choice between which software they use to navigate the Web. He says that half the options on offer are just Internet...

  • Chrome only browser to grow in February
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    Chrome only browser to grow in February

    By 2 March 2010

    Latest figures from Net Applications suggest that the browser market is moving in favour of Google's Chrome - which is growing while all others shrink in marketshare. Chrome is up 0.39%, which takes the browser to 5.61% of web use - in third place above...

  • Wild Wild Web - the browser ballot's lesser-known options
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    Wild Wild Web - the browser ballot's lesser-known options

    By 1 March 2010

    We're not going to insult your intelligence. You know what Firefox is. You might have tried new boy Chrome. If you're a Mac user, you'll be familiar with Safari. You may even be a fan of long-running innovators Opera. One thing's for sure - you're unlikely...

  • Windows browser ballot screen rolls out
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    Windows browser ballot screen rolls out

    By 1 March 2010

    Microsoft's browser ballot screen, the EU-mandated move which offers users the option to replace Internet Explorer on their Windows installation, has begun to roll out to computers across the world that have Internet Explorer set as the default browser....