Microsoft has released a platform preview 3 for its Internet Explorer 10, which will be the core browser for Windows 8. The build is available through the developer preview of Windows 8 and offers users two interface options. It features the new Metro UI experience but also supports the traditional Windows desktop interface.
As it appeared that a group of hackers had successfully stolen a set of over 500 SSL certificates from a group by the name of DigiNotar, Mozilla, Google, and Microsoft see threat as too great and set in motion the permanent blocking of all digital certificates issued by DigiNotar. For those of you who have no idea what these security certificates do, just know that the holders of said certificates could, in one instance, set of a scam in which they appear to have a legitimate site (such as Gmail, for example), but once you've entered your name and password, they've intercepted it and have full access. It is this amongst many other plausible malicious situations that Google, Mozilla, and Microsoft are now guarding against.
A report which suggested Internet Explorer users had a lower IQ than those relying on other browsers has been shown to be bogus, using a freshly set-up site and staff images copied from another company. The data, which faux-firm ApTiquant claimed had been gathered from 100,000 web users and included IQ testing and software surveys, has in fact apparently been fabricated, the BBC reports.
If you want to see how your website will look in Microsoft's new Internet Explorer 9 mobile browser, then you can now do so with a new Mobile Test Drive site. Microsoft has just launched the tool so that developers can make sure their sites mesh with the new browser that's set to launch with the upcoming Windows Phone 7.1 Mango update.
If you regularly use Google Docs, Google Calendar, or Gmail then you had better keep your browsers up to date. Google today announced that its Google Apps will no longer support older browsers starting August 1. A big reason for this is Google Apps' need for HTML 5 support.
ASUS is mighty proud of its PadFone, but it seems in its hurry to get the prototype ready for Computex 2011 this week, some of the more unusual features have gone unmentioned: namely, the fact that Internet Explorer 8 apparently runs on the tablet. In what we're guessing is a mockup accident, the new ASUS "Behind the Scenes" video showing the PadFone's design journey shows Microsoft's IE8 getting some surfing playtime, where we'd normally expect to see the regular Android Honeycomb browser.
For this week's tech news roundup video, we highlight the launch of the HTC Sensation smartphone and their HTC Sense 3.0 UI along with several news items involving Microsoft's Windows 8 and Windows Phone 7 Mango update. Continue after the jump for the video and the full list.
Only about a month after launching Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft surprised attendees today at the MIX 2011 developer conference in Las Vegas with a Platform Preview of Internet Explorer 10. This new version focuses on improvements in HTML 5 and CSS3 feature support.
Ryan Gavin and Dean Hachamovitch, Marketing Guy and Engineer, respectively, for Internet Explorer, have announced that the final build and release of Internet Explorer 9 will indeed be at the party they're throwing at South by Southwest in Texas on March 14th, 2011. They've decided to first announce this to their very favorite community at Channel9, a bunch of developers who are in love with the internet platform, and they've spoken here in a video at length what the browser will be able to do.