Windows 10 May Arrive This August With Edge Browser

Windows 10 Secret menu to enhance user-friendliness and reduce time

Windows 10 is in the making and preview mode for long. After rumors of a July release and then a September release, we have news that the OS might step in the town this August, according to Newegg, a computer retailer. Better news is that it could be free of cost for all existing users of Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 users. The same applies to Windows 8.1 users for smartphones as well. Come august 31 and interested users can buy the OS pack for $US109.99, says Newegg on its website. On the drab end, we did not find the product on the website when we box searched using the term Windows 10. There has been no official line from maker Microsoft on this development after it told PC World that a summer release for the latest operating system is underway. The official statement from the giant is — “We [+more]

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 Technical Preview Reveals Spartan And IE 11 Browser

Microsoft’s Windows 10 Technical Preview Reveals Spartan

We brought you news about the Windows 10 Technical Preview sometime back. Microsoft has finally released the same to the Windows Insider users last week. Latest buzz focuses on the Microsoft Spartan browser for smartphones. However, this Spartan version is still in its nascent stage. There are still certain issues around stability and more de-bugging needed before the preview is sealed. What caught our fancy was the build 10051 bit of the Technical Preview. This allows addition of a partition stitching spec. With this feature, the Preview will be able to run on most Lumia handsets. However, owing to issues of screen scaling, the Preview will not be supported on the Lumia 640 Xl, Lumia 930 and the Lumia Icon. Microsoft is also working on a better Internet Explorer version—IE 11 besides the Spartan. While the latter will be the default browser, users can always access the IE from the [+more]

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Microsoft Windows 10 Preview Build Hints At Improved Interface, Better Browser

Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 Preview Build

Windows has proven to be Microsoft’s trump card. Just after the giant rolled out the initial build for Microsoft Windows 10 on phones, the technical Microsoft Windows 10 preview build is also set to roll out.  According to a Windows Blog, this build 10051 is part of project Spartan that is built into the OS. In case you own a Lumia handset—sparing Lumia 290 and Lumia 640 XL, the preview build can be accessed without much effort. As for these two Lumia model mentioned, the hiccup standing in way of the preview build is the screen dialling issue. However, before you get disheartened, the better news is that the preview build is in its infant stage and thus, not expected to be a high-end experience for the users at all. Insiders have warned users to avoid installing the same on their primary smartphones. Coming to the main features that the [+more]

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Security Flaw in Firefox 16 Detected, Mozilla Puts a Temporary Stop

Bug in Firefox 16 security fixed

Mozilla on Wednesday put a temporary stop to its Firefox 16- the latest version after noticing some susceptibility in its security. The problem, which revolves around its latest version of the browser, allows an attacker to view a user’s browsing history. As soon as the threat was detected, Mozilla removed Firefox 16 from the current Firefox installer page. In its blog post, Mozilla promised a patched version soon to all those who upgraded. Version 15.0.1 was up-to-date and unaffected by the bug. On clearing its stance, Mozilla said it is “actively working on a fix” and plans to ship an update anytime soon. According to Mozilla, “The vulnerability could allow a malicious site to potentially determine which websites users have visited and have access to the URL or URL parameters.” Firefox 16 was launched on Monday. The focus of update was on new developer tools, including a developer command line. For [+more]

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Yahoo! Axis: Do We Need Another Browser?

Yahoo has consistently been in the news of late, though not for really good reasons. Hell-bent on putting all the negative publicity behind it, Yahoo has recently launched a new browser, the Axis, as a plug-in for PCs and as an app for iOS. Now the obvious question that’s on everybody’s mind is, do we really need a new browser? Internet users are already spoilt for choice, thanks to Firefox, Opera, and the latest Google Chrome offerings. So what makes Yahoo’s Axis stand out from the crowd? Yahoo! Axis promises to be more search-oriented than the already existing browsers, and is aimed at making even mobile browsing far more interactive. Axis might signal the end of search results returned in the link format, providing users with previews of pages that feature relevant information for their queries. With the Axis, all you need to do is swipe from one result page [+more]

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