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At Microsoft’s MIX11conference in Las Vegas, Joe Belfiore, the Windows Phone director took the stage to demonstrate how well Microsoft’s new Internet Explorer 9 mobile browser can render HTML5 websites. In order to demonstrate it, he fired up a device running Microsoft’s new Windows Phone “Mango” update with IE9 installed and hardware acceleration, and then started an HTML5 speed test pitting the Mango device against the iPhone 4 and the Google Nexus S. Belfiore was so confident that he even gave the iPhone 4 a head start.
Nonetheless, IE9 loaded the demo faster and came out on top, having More >
The first development milestone of Internet Explorer 10 is now available for download from Microsoft, although barely four weeks have passed since Internet Explorer 9 was released to web (RTW).
Early adopters can head over to the IE Test Drive website and download IE10 Platform Preview 1 (PP1) immediately. Internet Explorer 10 is an early look at some of the new features being developed for Microsoft’s new browser though as the company admits, some aren’t quite ready for primetime just yet.
Welcome to the Platform Preview
The Platform Preview is an early look at the Internet Explorer More >
The software giant has spent a year perfecting its latest and greatest browser, after originally unveiling the first IE9 developer Platform Preview a year ago on March 16. The company announced and released the original beta in September and a Release Candidate in February. Microsoft’s final version, available today, is only six months after the first beta.
The software giant has partnered with a variety of sites including UK National Rail, ESPN, BMW and Sky News, to show off just what Internet Explorer 9 is capable off and it’s likely that hundreds more will follow in the coming months. More >
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer discussed the future of Windows Phone 7 multitasking during Monday’s keynote at Mobile World Congress 2011 (MWC 2011) — the company has covered its forthcoming multitasking solution for third-party apps on several occasions in the past. As we all know, it will work much like Apple’s solution. Apps will remain in a frozen state when sent to the background and will be able, in some instances, to utilize background APIs for functions such as music streaming. For the first time, however, Microsoft gave an extensive demonstration of a preliminary implementation More >
Microsoft announced their plans to fill in some of the key gaps from the initial Windows Phone 7 release with two updates due out this year.
The more interesting of the updates is the second one–a major release–is due later this year. In his keynote address at MWC 2011 today, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer confirmed Multitasking, in depth Twitter integration, SkyDrive, Internet Explorer 9 and XBox 360 Kinect support, all coming to Windows Phone 7 this year.
Paul Thurrott, the web-famous Windows watcher has come forward with new details regarding a pair of upcoming updates for Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 (WP7) platform. Some of the details seem to be consistent with those mentioned in earlier reports while others are news to many. According to Thurrott, two major updates are due this year to help increase the functionality and fluidity of the Windows Phone 7 mobile platform.
The first, dubbed “NoDo” (short for “No Donuts” – mocking Android’s Donut update, which may have been perceieved as a minor) will be finding its way to users sometime in More >
Microsoft recently launched the free version of Office Web Apps after nine months of allowing select users test the Technical Preview. The service is initially available via Windows Lie SkyDrive (integration with Hotmail is currently not yet ready) at office.live.com to users in the U.S, Canada, Great Britain, and Ireland with support for English, Spanish (USA), and French (Canada) languages. For the users who don’t live in those regions, you will still have access, but you won’t be able to choose your language. Rest assured though, Microsoft says “more languages and locales will be added More >
The TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) held it ‘s annual Pwn2Own contest at the CanSecWest security conference held in Vancouver, BC on March 24th, 2010. As the contest name implies, if you successfully exploit a target you get to keep it along with a ZDI cash prize and related benefits. This was the fourth year this contest was held and the total cash prize amounted to $100,000. The competition had two main technology targets, the first one being security posture of market-leading web browsers and operating system pairings; and the second target being vulnerabilities affecting mobile More >
Microsoft has made some big announcements this year at the MIX10, first the Windows Phone 7 Series development, and now Microsoft gave programmers, web developers, and the world at large a taste of things to come with its new and improved Internet Explorer 9 web browser.