What is HTML 5 and why does it matter to you?

A columnist from the Wall Street Journal famously quipped: Last time there was this much excitement about a tablet there were commandments written on it.  As you all know by now, the iPad

Published on: April 22nd, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

What those matter-of-fact error messages really mean

Even when we make the stupidest errors while using our computers, phones, or whatever, the canned message that informs us of our blunder typically adopts a tone that ranges from completely matter-of-fact to

Published on: April 7th, 2010 Mark Sullivan

Internet Explorer 9 will not run on Windows XP

Microsoft's new browser, Internet Explorer 9 (IE9), will not run on Windows XP, now or when the software eventually ships, the company confirmed Tuesday. The move makes Microsoft the first major browser developer

Published on: March 24th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

IE8 will fall first in Vancouver hacking contest, organizer says

Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8, not Apple's Safari, will be the first browser to fall in this week's Pwn2Own hacking challenge, the contest organizer said.Aaron Portnoy, security research team lead with 3Com TippingPoint, the

Published on: March 22nd, 2010 Gregg Keizer

10 free tools to bolster your browser

These days, everyone lives in a browser. Surfing the Web is no longer an aside to using the computer for work and play, but is central to it.We've rounded up ten browser helpers

Published on: August 21st, 2009 Preston Gralla

Google Chrome browser beats Firefox 3.5 in speed test

When Mozilla released a new version of Firefox a couple of weeks ago, its developers promised a faster browser, and Firefox 3.5 delivers, racing past IE and Safari in our latest set of

Published on: July 22nd, 2009 Nick Mediati

How to choose the best and most secure Web browser

The Web is teeming with venomous exploits. And an ever-increasing quantity of that malware sneaks onto hard drives via the browser.Which begs the question: Does your choice of browser affect your chances of

Published on: February 23rd, 2009 Tom Kaneshige

Test your tech news IQ

Everyone has their limits, as this week's quiz amply demonstrates. The past week saw Comcast place caps on how much bandwidth its subscribers could use. Microsoft tried to halt the slide in Xbox

Published on: September 9th, 2008 Dan Tynan

Google’s Chrome browser users could face “carpet bomb” attack

Attackers can combine the months-old "carpet bomb" bug with another flaw disclosed last month to trick people running Google Inc.'s brand-new Chrome browser into downloading and launching malicious code, a security researcher said

Published on: September 5th, 2008 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft warns users against using Apple Safari browser

In an unusual move, Microsoft Corp. last Friday warned Windows users to swear off Apple Inc. 's Safari Web browser until a patch is available that plugs holes that could let attackers to

Published on: June 3rd, 2008 Gregg Keizer

Five fabulous features in Firefox 3.0

A couple of months ago, I downloaded a beta version of Firefox3 just to look at the new ideas Mozilla was working on. My intention was to try it for a couple days,

Published on: May 28th, 2008 Edward Albro

Top 10 security threats to your business network

There are lots of ways business networks can be compromised, and more are developing all the time.They range from technology exploits to social engineering attacks, and all can compromise corporate data, reputation and

Published on: April 10th, 2008 Tim Greene

Ten technology combos that are changing how we work and live

If there's one thing the digital revolution has taught us, it's that we shouldn't get too attached to anything. Technology has a way of seizing long-held ideas and entrenched industries and turning them

Published on: March 20th, 2008 Dan Tynan

Apple’s Safari 3.0.4 boasts increased functionality

Increasingly, Web browsers have become the conduit through which we interact with the world around us. It's not just about reading Web pages any more--browsers now act as multi-functional tools for watching video,

Published on: March 5th, 2008 Jason Cranford Teague