Microsoft have always been in the shadows when it comes to web browsers. With IE6 struggling to cope with modern websites, and IE7 and IE8 becoming lost in the features offered by Firefox and Chrome, it’s odd to see Microsoft upping their game.
Since our last forum got destroyed by in an influx of spammers, we’ve invested in the popular forum software VBulletin to contain the Tech-Reviews community. Over the past few days we have designed a theme to fit within the Tech-Reviews style and created what we feel are interesting sections.
The new site has been “five years in the making” and offers a cleaner interface, more personalisation options, one-click news submission, and an improved “leader board” for the most active Digg users.
Microsoft has recently agreed with the Europeon Commission over allegations of anti-competitive behaviour and as a result is rolling out an update whereby users with Internet Explorer set as their default browser will be faced with a screen prompting them to select a browser.
ASBOrometer is a new iPhone App which gives you a percentage of your neighbourhood who have an ASBO. The information is pulled from Government databases before forwarding it onto users and even tells you what Asbo’s were issued.
According to Akamai’s ‘The State of the Internet (Q3-2009)’ report, Britain is ranked 26th in the world. The average download speed reported is just 3.5 Mbps.
Microsoft are offering what can only be described as an amazing offer to students in the UK and US. They’ve announced massive discounts on their latest OS, Windows 7 – provided you’re a student.
The beta version of a search and shopping tool know as Visual Search has been added to Microsoft’s Bing search engine.
Two new security updates have been released for the popular web browser, Firefox 3.0.14 and 3.5.3 have been released by the Mozilla team.