Top 5 new browser features debuted in 2010

The browser wars have changed. During the last couple of years, the four or five leading browsers have all greatly improved--to the point that the choice often comes down to taste or political

Published on: November 30th, 2010 Bill Snyder

Internet Explorer 9 beta signals browser industry shift

One of the best ways to see what's changed with the ninth and newest version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer is to tune into beautyoftheweb.com and watch the words, images, and DIVs bounce around,

Published on: September 21st, 2010 Peter Wayner

Seven browser tweaks to reach Web productivity nirvana

With ubiquity comes a measure of uniformity -- such is the plight of the modern Web browser. True, subtle differences in features, flexibility, and performance set some browsers ahead of the pack for

Published on: August 24th, 2010 Peter Wayner

Browser bonanza – the best picks for speed, security, and add-ons

Of all the software on your PC, the Web browser may be the most important tool you use each day--but you may not give it much thought. The difference between a merely good

Published on: July 28th, 2010 Nick Mediati

Here’s why Google Chrome will pulverize Internet Explorer

Google's Chrome browser is shining brightly, and it's not hard to see why. First, the stats: According to the latest NetApplications figures, Chrome now has 6.7 per cent of the browser market--a stunning

Published on: May 10th, 2010 Jeff Bertolucci

Bug off — security fixes to head off browser attacks

Whatever you use to surf the Web needs a fix. Developers of all five major browsers--Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Opera--recently released important security patches.To head off a growing number of attacks

Published on: April 30th, 2010 Eric Larkin

Microsoft stands by Windows 7 security claims after Pwn2Own hack

Just days after a pair of researchers outwitted major Windows 7 defenses to exploit Internet Explorer and Firefox, Microsoft said the measures aren't meant to "prevent every attack forever."At the same time, it

Published on: March 31st, 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

Browser face-off – which of the top 5 is the victor?

For browser fans, this is the best of times. The five most popular Web browsers -- Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome and Opera -- have released significant new versions

Published on: October 14th, 2009 Preston Gralla and Michael DeAgonia

Windows Mobile 6.5 a “fine-tuning” rather than full-scale upgrade

Today's release of Windows Mobile 6.5 is not the complete overhaul that users have been demanding. For that the smartphone-using public will have to wait for Windows Mobile 7, scheduled to release in

Published on: October 8th, 2009

Single code typo triggers massive Internet Explorer hack attacks

Microsoft yesterday confirmed that a single superfluous character in its own development code is responsible for the bug that has let hackers exploit Internet Explorer (IE) since early July.A pair of German researchers

Published on: August 4th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft to release emergency ActiveX patch today

The emergency patches Microsoft plans to rush out this week will fix a flaw that runs through several critical components of Windows and an unknown number of third-party applications, according to a pair

Published on: July 28th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft slammed for leaving IE bug unpatched for more than a year

Microsoft on Thursday confirmed it has known about a bug behind widespread Internet Explorer (IE) attacks for more than a year, but defended its security process against critics.According to Mike Reavey, director of

Published on: July 13th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft removes disgusting IE8 ad

An online ad for Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) that showed a woman projectile vomiting has left such a bad taste in viewers' mouths that Microsoft has decided to remove it.The ad, which features

Published on: July 6th, 2009 Elizabeth Montalbano and Gregg Keizer