Report: Microsoft's New Browser Will Have Cortana and Stylus Annotation

If you use Internet Explorer you are a damn fool, but according to The Verge's Microsoft scoop factory Tom Warren, the forthcoming Windows 10 replacement for Microsoft's beleaguered browser will be loaded with features that no other software currently offers. » 1/08/15 2:51pm 1/08/15 2:51pm

Never Forget That Internet Explorer Is Boundless and Will Outlive Us All

With all the excitement bubbling up around the Windows 10 announcement, now is as good a time as any to take a look at the state of Internet Explorer . And, as has been the case since the dawn of time, more people use IE than every other browser combined. Just as they will continue to do until the End Days. » 10/01/14 10:10am 10/01/14 10:10am

You Can Download Adobe's Patch for the Internet Explorer Flaw Right Now…

Just a little over a day after Microsoft revealed a massive Internet Explorer vulnerability, Adobe is pushing out an emergency security update to patch the Flash-enabled flaw. In other words, if you're an IE user (and statistically 26 percent of you are), go download it right now. » 4/28/14 3:43pm 4/28/14 3:43pm

Re-Live the Windows 95 Glory Days in Your Browser With This Easter Egg

We've all got some nostalgia for computing days gone by, and you have to admit there's a little corner of your heart that lights up at the thought of Windows 95, right? Right?! Well Microsoft wants you to dig in and find it by taking a trip down memory lane with its new, re-invented web-version of Hover, a Win95… » 10/02/13 10:00am 10/02/13 10:00am

How Internet Explorer Shaped the Internet

Long before Internet Explorer became the browser everyone loves to hate, it was the driving force of innovation on the Internet. Sometimes it's hard to remember all of the good that Internet Explorer did before Internet Explorer 6 became the scourge of web developers everywhere. Believe it or not, Internet Explorer… » 8/23/12 4:00pm 8/23/12 4:00pm

Internet Explorer Users Aren't Really That Stupid. That Was Just a…

A widely circulated report that showed Internet Explorer users as having lower IQs than people who use other browsers turned out to be fake. I mean, come on, it's a little too convenient, right? Dumb people and dumb software! » 8/03/11 9:13am 8/03/11 9:13am

The Popularity of Web Browsers, Visualized

The browser wars may seem to have heated up only recently, but! Browsers have been slugging it out for your attention since as early as 1994. And this infographic, which actually lays things out in a visually interesting way instead of just throwing a bunch of numbers on a few squiggly lines, shows just how the… » 4/04/11 1:00pm 4/04/11 1:00pm

Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate Unleashed Upon Unsuspecting Public

I hate crappy puns, but I still grin when someone calls Internet Explorer Internet Exploder. Download IE9 Release Candidate at, which is another amusingly ironic URL. Or, you know, use Chrome or Firefox if you're not under the eye of a totalitarian IT department. » 2/10/11 12:36pm 2/10/11 12:36pm

Captcha Advertisements: Annoying Squared

If I asked you to name three annoying things about the internet, two of them would probably be captchas and advertisements. The third would probably involve Justin Bieber, Twitter, or some combination of both. But back to these captcha advertisements... » 9/21/10 11:20am 9/21/10 11:20am

Internet Explorer 9 Preview: Uh, Nice

Internet Exploder, an excellent browser? With Internet Explorer 9, it's possible! Microsoft's made a very pretty browser that feels like it's a part of Windows 7, loaded with HTML5 compatibility and unmatched graphics hardware acceleration for whizzy, whizzy web apps. » 9/15/10 10:59am 9/15/10 10:59am

Internet Explorer Turns 15 Today

15 years ago today, Microsoft launched Internet Explorer 1.0, the first version of a browser that would eventually command nearly 95% market share. Happy birthday IE, you've been around for hyperlinks, hash tags, and everything in between. » 8/16/10 6:00pm 8/16/10 6:00pm

Internet Explorer 9 Beta Goes Live September 15

The beta for Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft's HTML5-friendly fresh start, will arrive on September 15, in conjunction with a Microsoft event dubbed Beauty of the Web. Let the browser wars rage on! [Beauty of the Web] » 8/12/10 5:09pm 8/12/10 5:09pm

IE Market Share Falls Below 60%

According to Net Applications, Internet Explorer's market share in April was 59.95%, an F+ in total world browser domination. The last time it was that low was in 1999 when Microsoft's latest and greatest browser offering was IE4. What gives? » 5/04/10 8:40pm 5/04/10 8:40pm

Microsoft Dev Team Sends Flowers to Internet Explorer 6's Funeral

The funeral for Internet Explorer 6, one of the older members of the Microsoft family, was a pleasant affair with only a few protestors. Unfortunately representatives of the family were unable to attend and sent flowers and a note instead: » 3/05/10 10:20pm 3/05/10 10:20pm

Inside the Excruciatingly Slow Death of Internet Explorer 6

It's the bane of Web designers everywhere, and it makes most modern Websites look broken and horrible. So why are 20% of web surfers still using it? » 3/01/10 6:41pm 3/01/10 6:41pm

Shady Microsoft Plugin Pokes "Critical" Hole In Firefox Security

Microsoft has acknowledged that they slipped the .NET Framework Assistant plugin into Firefox via Windows Update this past February, and that it has poked a "critical" hole in the browser's security (effectively bringing Firefox down to IE's level). » 10/16/09 1:40pm 10/16/09 1:40pm

Mozilla Whines About Apple Being First in Microsoft's Web Browser…

After getting cornered by the European Union, Microsoft offered a reasonable solution to the web browser monopoly dilemma: Let users choose whatever browser they want. Now, the developers of Firefox are whining about who's first in the web setup screen. » 10/16/09 1:00pm 10/16/09 1:00pm

If You're Still Using Internet Explorer 6, You're Stealing Food from…

For every copy of Internet Explorer 8 downloaded from here, Microsoft donates $1.15 to Feeding America—but if you upgrade from IE6, they'll double their donation. Even if you switch to Firefox immediately, help give Microsoft's money away: [BrowserFortheBetter] » 8/31/09 8:00pm 8/31/09 8:00pm

Microsoft Gives Europeans Choice of Browser Instead of None by Default

Microsoft's newest attempt to appease the EU is to create a system in which end users can choose their browsers. (Imagine that! Choice!) This is a change from Microsoft's previous offer to remove Internet Explorer completely from Windows 7. » 7/24/09 9:00pm 7/24/09 9:00pm