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Microsoft officially informed by EC of failure to comply with browser commitment

Microsoft officially informed by EC of failure to comply with browser commitment

Microsoft got in hot water with the European Commission back in 2009 for failing to offer users of the Windows operating system of choice when it came to the web browser used. The solution by Microsoft was to offer European users the browser ballot screen. The screen serves to both inform Windows users that other browsers were available and to allow them to easily install those browsers. Update: Microsoft statement after the cut.

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Samsung Chromebook available now in Google Play online store at $249

Samsung Chromebook available now in Google Play online store at $249

The newest entry in Google's family of low-priced devices running their own home-grown software has appeared in their Google Play online store - enter the Samsung Chromebook (series 3) for just $249. We have our own Samsung Series 3 Chromebook review for you to take a peek at with full details on how this little beast is about to take the student world by storm. By the looks of it though, it's not just students that Google hopes to be swallowing up here with the price-floor-busting Chromebook: it's "FOR EVERYONE."

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Should I buy a $249 Chromebook for school?

Should I buy a $249 Chromebook for school?

If you're asking yourself if the brand new $249 Samsung Chromebook is going to get you through the school year, you'll want to know a few details on how this device actually functions. First of all, it may look surprisingly like a MacBook Air, but it's not a full-fledged system in the way you're used to - this device isn't made for massive video editing and it's certainly not ready for any big-name gaming adventures. What it is made for is web-based action - and lots of it.

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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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Baidu Mobile Browser launches

Baidu Mobile Browser launches

In China, the biggest search engine on the block isn't Google; it's Baidu. Baidu has announced the launch of a mobile browser to compete with UCWeb, Google, and Apple within the country. Mobile browsers are important within China because a huge number of people access the Internet on mobile devices.

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Google Chrome 21 stable download for Retina MacBook Pro released

Google Chrome 21 stable download for Retina MacBook Pro released

This week the folks at Google are bringing on the version of Google's Chrome web browser that MacBook Pro with Retina display users have been waiting for. This version is ready in a fully prepared downloadable and stable release for you to grab right this instant. With this release, also known as Chrome 21, you'll find clarity in your display like you've never seen from Chrome before - because quite simply, it wasn't prepared for the jump - now it certainly is.

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Safari 6 now available for download

Safari 6 now available for download

Along with Mountain Lion, Apple has begun to roll out updates for several of its core Mac OS X apps, including Safari 6. The updated browser will be available for Lion as well as Mountain Lion, and features several new features over its predecessor, including Smart Search Field, Offline Reading List, Do Not Track, a password pane, and support for Baidu, a Chinese search engine. Some features, however, will only be available on Mountain Lion.

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European Commission investigating Windows 8 browser options

European Commission investigating Windows 8 browser options

Microsoft found itself in a tough spot this week as the European Commission announced that it would investigate the lack of a browser choice screen on PCs Windows 7 Service Pack 1. Microsoft responded by saying that a technical glitch prevented PCs from seeing the option screen, and offered to extend the compliance period. The company may still face sanctions, and now the European Commission has set its sights on Windows 8 for a similar issue.

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Firefox 14 brings security updates with new browser download

Firefox 14 brings security updates with new browser download

As the beta for Firefox 15 hits the digital shelves, it's time for the final release version of Firefox 14 to be brought to the masses with another completely free download. This web browser has been noted to be having a set of security upgrades along with a tie with Google for private web searching. Firefox 14 also implements a new system of site identification with different symbols appearing depending on what the site you're browsing has in store for your web-browsing experience.

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