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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...

How Internet Explorer Almost Set the Bar for Privacy, But Chose Ad Dollars Instead

Share Today, the Wall Street Journal published a lengthy report revealing the behind-the-scenes debates that shaped the creation of Internet Explorer 8, and derailed the development team's plan to make the much-maligned browser the poster boy for privacy protection. As it turns out, the InPrivate filter, which is sometimes charmingly called "porn mode," was almost made the default behavior for...

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...

Netflix Streaming Coming to the iPad, Microsoft Backhands Google, Again

Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines.... The iPad extravaganza has officially begun, and after weeks of leaks and hints, the wave of app announcements and partnerships is reaching tsunami status. According to various reports and screenshots, iPad owners will have access to thousands of appealing apps, including offerings from ABC, Netflix and Hulu. [From: Engadget and...

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...

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...

Microsoft Declares IE8 Fastest Browser, World Laughs

Oh Microsoft, sometimes you're so unintentionally hilarious that we just can't handle it. Apparently the folks in Redmond are tired of watching Internet Explorer (IE) get beat up in the press and decided to release their own report showing that IE8 is the fastest Web browser out there, despite all other benchmarks putting it firmly behind every modern browser except IE7. In the words of Lee...

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 Now Available, Still Not Quite Finished

A few months ago Microsoft released its second beta (pre-release) version of Internet Explorer 8, and while we liked what we saw, it was still a little early to think about installing for real. Now Microsoft has delivered an updated version, and while it's still not quite fully polished and ready to roll, it may be time to think about upgrading. Microsoft is calling this the first release...

Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 Released to Public (Hands-On)

Have you been itching to get your hands on the latest flavor of Internet Explorer? Yeah, we can't say we really have been either, but just the same, Microsoft has released the second beta version of Internet Explorer 8 for public consumption, and you can download it now and check it out if you like. The first beta was only for developers, but after a number of updates and fixes, Microsoft is...

Microsoft Adds 'Porn Mode' to Internet Explorer 8

Worried about your girlfriend, wife, or mom seeing all the dirty stuff you check out online? Well, fear not, perv, as Microsoft's 8th edition of Internet Explorer (IE) will include a feature that lets you surf the Web without a trace of what you checked out. The new tool, called InPrivate Browsing, will debut later this month in the second Beta version of IE 8. When you, um, turn this feature...

Microsoft Releases Internet Explorer 8 Beta

These days, the Internet browser wars are hotter than they've been since the late-90's (when Microsoft challenged Netscape and, eventually, killed the competition). Today, the battle is between Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Mozilla's Firefox. Mozilla is currently putting the wraps on its 3.0 version of Firefox, a major update with many stability and usability improvements, but Microsoft isn't...