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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 17, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 17, 2012

It's time to begin counting down to the weekend once again, because we've hit Wednesday evening. Today we heard that the iPad Mini could launch on November 2, which makes sense considering that date is just over a week after Apple's October 23 press event. Later in the day, more sources were mentioning a November 2 release date for the iPad Mini, as well as spilling a few more details about the long-rumored device. The Isis NFC mobile payment system will apparently be launching on October 22, and Microsoft said that Internet Explorer 10 will be coming to Windows 7 in mid-November.

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MSN portal takes giant Windows 8 touchscreen cue

MSN portal takes giant Windows 8 touchscreen cue

If you're a Windows user who makes MSN their homepage on the regular, you'll be glad to hear that they'll be getting a giant re-design optimized for the touchscreen environment this Autumn. This change comes at the same time as Windows 8 is released, with a jump-off date of October 26th in the mix. This update brings Windows 8 and Windows RT users using Internet Explorer 10 the chance to keep their touchscreen-usefulness at its hight.

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Windows 8 promises it’s been tested on its makers first

Windows 8 promises it’s been tested on its makers first

When Microsoft has a new product they want to make perfect before release - all of their products, that is - they work with a testing model they call dogfooding. With dogfooding, they feed themselves the product, the product here being Windows 8, before they send it out as a final iteration. An update from Patrick O'Rourke of Microsoft IT revealed this week how they deployed Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10 to their staff well before they did to the general public to test the builds in real world situation on the regular.

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European Commission investigating Microsoft’s browser option commitment [UPDATE: Microsoft responds]

European Commission investigating Microsoft’s browser option commitment [UPDATE: Microsoft responds]

The European Commission probed Microsoft back in 2009 over Internet Explorer’s massive market share, concerned that it was stifling competition thanks to the browser being installed by default on Windows PCs. Microsoft suggested an option screen that would give customers an option between five different browsers, but it turns out that Microsoft may not have implemented the solution for millions of Europeans.

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Proposed Do Not Track draft kills IE10 DNT default

Proposed Do Not Track draft kills IE10 DNT default

Recently, Microsoft was bragging that Internet Explorer 10 would be the first browser to come with Do Not Track turned on by default. Do Not Track is aimed at preventing advertisers and ads from tracking a user's navigation on the Internet. Oddly, while Microsoft was touting that Do Not Track was on by default in its coming browser, it also admitted it currently didn't follow DNT signals sent from its own browser or others.

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