These days, every major browser developer pushes automatic updates to its user base. So why are so many people still using out-of-date browsers?
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A new study that measures app usage on Windows 8 PCs finds that Metro style apps are gaining traction slowly. But a surprising result suggests that app developers who deliberately break Microsoft's design guidelines are most likely to win users over.
Microsoft will restrict third-party browsers like Firefox and Chrome to the Metro sandbox in Windows 8 for ARM devices, while treating Internet Explorer 10 as an "intrinsic feature" of Windows. Mozilla and its primary backer, Google, say that's not fair.
As OS vendors get better about patching their own flaws, malware authors are increasingly turning to third-party code to get their dirty work done, and Java is high on the list. It's easy to say, "Just don't use Java," but what if a program you use requires it? I've got a list of problem apps and solutions.
I'm back from Las Vegas with a full notebook and my traditional case of the CES flu. Here's what I saw and why I'm not going back.
Google+ launched its business pages a week ago. One of the highest profile sites is from Bank of America. Or is it? Judging by the biting satirical content, Google has been thoroughly punked.
Last week dozens of tech publications and mainstream news outlets unquestioningly printed the results of a study purporting to show that Internet Explorer users have lower IQs than those who use other browsers. It was a hoax. But the "study" made a telling point about journalism.
If you're looking for a tech success story, look no further than Google's Chrome browser. Less than three years old, it has soared in popularity among techies and civilians worldwide. Here's why Microsoft and Mozilla should be worried.
As operating system upgrades go, my move from OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) to 10.7 (Lion) has been remarkably smooth, with only a few minor glitches. I've got details, including what to do if you're confronted with a confusing Java dialog box and why Sonos owners should wait.
Today, a "rogue faction" at Microsoft published a nifty add-in that will make developers' lives easier. So why did Internet Explorer 9 flag it as a likely security threat? And why should that warning be a wake-up call for developers?