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Get a Free Month of Hulu Plus Just for Using IE9

Microsoft and Hulu are offering a pretty sweet deal: Visit Hulu.com/Plus with Internet Explorer 9, and you'll be offered a free, one-month trial of Hulu Plus simply for pinning the site to your taskbar. It's a significant improvement over the normal one-week trial, and all you have to do is stare at an extra icon for a little while....

Your Guide to Private Browsing

InPrivate, Incognito, Private Browsing -- whatever they want to brand it -- all modern browsers offer a special mode designed to keep what you do online a secret from prying eyes. Despite different names and origins at different companies, they all work in basically similar ways: A new browser session is created that operates separately from your existing one, with its own history and cookies...

Clear Your Browser's Cache and Cookies to Protect Your Privacy

You probably already know this (we know you're very smart!), but it bears repeating: your browser saves a whole lot of data about what you do. Beyond just your browser history, the most visible trail of what you do on your PC, there is also your browser cache and cookies. Cookies are used by websites to keep you logged in and to track your browsing habits to provide targeted advertisements, while...

Internet Explorer Holds Less Than Half of Web Traffic, Chrome Use Triples

While Firefox is holding steady with a roughly 30-percent market share, Internet Explorer is continuing to drop. For the first time, the Microsoft browser is accounting for less than 50-percent of Internet traffic (although just barely at 49.87-percent). The continued erosion is primarily thanks to Chrome, which has tripled its market share to 11.54-percent. IE9 certainly has its work cut out for...

Internet Explorer 9 Competes With Chrome in Speed, Design

Microsoft will officially launch Internet Explorer 9 later today, and it looks to be the most significant update the browser has seen since the jump from IE6 to IE7. Users will immediately notice the cosmetic changes that takes the trendy "less is more" design ethos to almost fundamentalist extremes. IE9 trims even more fat from the interface than its quite spartan competitor Google Chrome. The...

Internet Explorer 9 Screenshot Leaks

While Internet Explorer 9's new, standards-compliant rendering engine is, by now, an old hat, the revamped interface has been a closely guarded secret while the browser has been in testing. That is, until this screenshot of IE9 found its way onto the site of Microsoft's Russian subsidiary. It was quickly pulled, but not before it was snagged and passed around the Web....

Apple to Release iPhone 4 PDF Patch, Online Video Stats Reveal U.S. Slacking

Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines.... Apple claims to have created a fix for the iPhone 4's PDF vulnerabilities (sparked by JailbreakMe), saying its patch "will be available to customers in an upcoming software update." [From: Engadget] According to a new Nielsen survey, the U.S. surprisingly ranks 36th in the world's online video usage, but that could be part...

Google Monopolizing Malware, Snuggie Wants Your Snark

Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines.... Google not only dominates the search engine traffic rankings, but the site -- with an overwhelming 69-percent share -- also apparently reigns as the "king of malware." [From: PC World] The Snuggie people are actually welcoming, and openly asking for, continued Internet mockery. The new Snuggie Choice Film Awards will bestow...

Internet Explorer Loses Ground to Chrome, Firefox and Safari

Each month, the news gets worse for Microsoft's Internet Explorer. The BBC reports that the latest numbers from several measurement firms show the Web browser continuing to lose market share to competitors like Mozilla, Apple and Google. Depending on who you ask, as of April, the various versions of Internet Explorer comprises anywhere from 51.42-percent (according to StatCounter) to 70-percent...

Latest Internet Explorer Flaw Exposes Any File on Your PC

Share Internet Explorer is no stranger to security vulnerabilities, but a flaw revealed by Microsoft on Wednesday is one of the most stunning we've ever seen. The flaw affects IE6, IE7, and IE8 on Windows XP as well as IE7 and IE8 on Vista and Windows 7 if protected mode has been disabled (though protected mode is turned on by default). The exploit would allow a hacker to access any file on...

Google Dropping Support for Internet Explorer 6

The German government, Web developers, and even Microsoft itself have all pushed the Internet browsing public to ditch Internet Explorer 6. Now Google is getting in on the action and taking drastic (but long overdue) action -- ending support for the browser across its line of productivity tools. Now, to be fair, Google is ceasing official support for several older browsers, including past...

More Flaws Discovered in Internet Explorer Could Pose Threat

Share It doesn't seem like the the furor over China's recent cyber attacks on Google will ever die down. Last week, Microsoft patched up the vulnerabilities in its Web browser, Internet Explorer, that allowed the attacks. According to a report from Reuters, a Boston-based security research firm discovered yet more flaws that could leave Internet Explorer users open to similar malicious attacks. ...

German Gov't Tells Citizens to Ditch Internet Explorer

The German government has decided to hop on the blame-Microsoft bandwagon this week, and is urging citizens to use alternative browsers, instead of Internet Explorer. After the company admitted that security flaws in its Internet Explorer 6 browser were the point of entry for the attacks on Google in China, Germany decided to take the somewhat over-reactive step of warning users off of all...

Microsoft Previews Internet Explorer 9, Looks Like a Contender

With Chrome chugging along toward version 4.0 and Firefox 3.6 just around the corner, Microsoft is in danger of falling even further behind in the browser wars. The boys in Redmond released Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) earlier this year, and while it was an improvement over IE7, we were generally disappointed with its stability. Plus, it still was far behind its competitors in raw speed. Turns...

Hands-On: Internet Explorer 8

Last week, Microsoft officially unleashed Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) upon the world, and most of us gave a mild shrug. Despite our indifference, we decided to put the new browser through its paces. Truth be told, IE8 has a lot going for it -- in theory. New features like WebSlices (which drops down regularly updated parts of a site from the bookmarks toolbar) and Accelerators (which let you...