Tag: Internet Explorer

DHS issues warning about using Internet Explorer

Over the weekend a new serious vulnerability in Internet Explorer was announced by Microsoft, affecting all users of Internet Explorer 6 through 11. The threat is serious enough that the Department of Homeland Security has issued an official warning against using Internet Explorer until the bug is...

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Daily Mac App: Xmarks

Need to sync bookmarks across multiple platforms and/or different browsers? You need Xmarks. The service that was on its way out, then bought by LastPass, allows you to sync bookmarks to the cloud, between machines and between different browsers. Xmarks has extensions or plugins for Safari (i...

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Mozilla publishes Firefox 4 Release Candidate

Mozilla unwrapped the release candidate of Firefox 4 for Windows, Mac, and Linux on Wednesday. Firefox 4's newly announced release candidate status indicates its features are finalized and, unless its developers uncover bugs of mass destruction, this version will likely become the official rele...

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Some things we may not see again from Apple

Conan O'Brien once had a recurring segment on Late Night called "Guests We Won't Have Back," during which he would look back at guests (who were fake) that he regretted having on the show. There was bug expert Sara Wiggins, who ate a live beetle in front of the camera. And there was wine expert Cha...

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Chrome makes Safari take a back seat

ComputerWorld is reporting that Chrome has surpassed Safari as the third-most popular browser. According to Net Applications, which tracks the browser habits of 160 million unique visitors each month to the 40,000 sites it monitors for customers, Chrome's share jumped to 4.4% for the week of Dec....

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Surfin' Safari, ignoring IE

Bloggin' buddy Jeff Gamet over at The Mac Observer provided an analysis of Web browser market share today that showed Apple's Safari gaining while Microsoft Internet Explorer's piece of the proverbial pie is still getting smaller. The numbers, reported from Market Share, show a slight increase for S...

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Is Apple aiming at Firefox?

John Lilly, COO of Mozilla, has a bone to pick with Steve Jobs and Apple. As you might imagine, John keeps an eye on the browser market space, and he was interested to see Apple port Safari to Windows. This was a big deal, but the slide above had John worried. As you can see the pie chart shows Int...

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A variety of ways to get IE 6 running in OS X

IE 6: web designers need to know about it, specifically they need to know how their sites look in that beastie. Many designers are using Macs, thanks to their discerning tastes, so historically they haven't had access to IE 6. That all changed with the Intel switch, and we have mentioned one method ...

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Firefox commercial pokes fun at the competition

A viral Firefox commercial poking fun at its browser competition features the anthropomorphized icons of Internet Explorer, Netscape and Apple's own Safari acting, well - somewhat silly. No matter which browser you're a fan of, it's a pretty funny spot and one of the better offerings I've seen fro...

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Run IE 6 on your Intel Mac without Windows

A forum member of Ars Technica has managed to get a working, albeit buggy, version of Internet Explorer 6 to run under OS X via WINE. Using a script designed to easily install IE 6 on a Linux machine alongside a version of WINE designed for OS X he managed to get the ubiquitous web browser to run. W...

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Safari need not apply to Yahoo's preview

Downloadsquad reports that Yahoo! is previewing their new look. Click here to check it out, as long as you are using Firefox 1.5. At the moment Yahoo! isn't supporting any browsers other than IE 6 and Firefox 1.5 (not even Camino, which is just a Macish Firefox). I know it is just a preview, but it...

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