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Microsoft Releases Adobe Flash Security Update for Internet Explorer 10

Microsoft has finally released the much awaited security update for Adobe Flash player for their Internet Explorer 10 browser for Windows 8,but then Microsoft changed their update schedule and now the update is available for IE 10.

As reported earlier on their Micrsoft Security Response Center,the revised Security Advisory 2755801 to address issues in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 as been released in conjunction with Adobe’s update process.So those of you who have windows updates enabled on their systems will receive this automatic update via the Windows updates,those  who haven’t enabled automatic updates  should apply the guidance in the advisory immediately using update management software, or by checking the Microsoft Update service,to get this update.

In the post they also mentioned that,Microsoft is committed to take appropriate actions for helping people,they are working closely with Adobe in order to make the future updates aligned with Adobe’s update process.

Source[Microsoft Security Response Center]

Windows 8 RTM’s Older Flash Version Puts Users at Risk!

Windows 8 hit the RTM on 1st august for various manufacturers and after a couple of weeks for the Technet and MSND subscribers and developers.if you happened  to be using the Internet Explorer 10(default browser)on your Windows 8 system,you are putting yourself to the risk.

As reported earlier by ZDNet,Adobe released the critical  security update patch for  the Flash Player last month,to address vulnerabilities that could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system made available for all the browsers,except for the Internet Explorer 10.

Users of Windows 8 RTM cannot manually update the flash version on your Internet Explorer 10,oLyMicrosoft can do it,since the Flash version is built into the browser unlike some browsers who have a plugin support for flash,in order to have a plugin free experince for users,but this is the Very reason for the update Release issue.

When asked about this issue ,a Microsoft spokesperson said that they are aware of this issue but the fix will only come by the General Availability of Windows 8 via Windows Updates,which is still almost 2 months away from the release(October 26th).


[Leaked] Windows 8 RTM Build 8518 Screenshots Reveals Some Changes

We are just a couple of weeks away from the Windows 8 RTM which is scheduled for First week of August.Its about time for some leaks and features to come up over the web.

Recently leaked screenshots of the Windows 8 RTM build 8518 courtesy Winunleaked reveals some last minute changes being made to the operating system.Some of the notable changes in this build is the Color option which was separately available in the previous versions for different color for Taskbar and the Windows.As you can see from the screenshots below there will be a single color for windows border and taskbar.

The new Internet Explorer 10 now matches to the Windows 8 theme which you have chosen.You can also note that the Tabs and the buttons of IE10 have been redesigned.

There are also 3 default themes for Windows 8,namely Windows,Earth and Flowers.

Last but not the least there’s the new Boot Screen logo with the new Windows 8 logo in Blue Color.

Image Credits[Winunleaked]



Windows 8 Consumer Preview Web Browsing Experience Detailed

Today, Rob Mauceri, the group program manager for Internet Explorer, authored a post on Building Windows 8 blog describing the web browsing experience in Windows 8 Consumer Preview with Internet Explorer 10. In this post Rob explains how Microsoft has enhanced the user experience to suit the new metro style used in Windows 8.

The Metro style web browser

IE10’s user experience is exclusively built around all the Metro style design patterns which makes it to be fast and fluid for even the most intense everyday browsing. The interface and controls are designed to be there if and when required. Along-with this additional design improvements include: touch keyboard support for forms, integrated spell checking with AutoCorrect, finding text on the page, etc. The user experience follows Metro style patterns and conventions for personality, animations, and command activation and support for Windows 8 charms, snap, and more.

Navigation tiles are designed to help you find and navigate to sites immediately using the site’s icon and color while minimizing your typing. IE shows you frequently visited sites as well as sites that you’ve pinned to the Start screen. As you type in the address bar, the navigation tiles filter to show you sites from your history, favorites and even popular URLs. With Windows 8 roaming and connected accounts, your browsing history and favorites roam with you so that you can easily access recent webpages across all of your PCs.

Tabs: Browsing multiple web pages is core to any good web experience. The Metro style tab switcher appears when you swipe in from the bottom or top of the screen with touch, right-click with the mouse, or press Windows key+Z on the keyboard:

Connecting websites and apps in the Metro style

Snap makes it easy to use Windows 8 for more than one thing at a time. You can browse in IE10 and have side-by-side access to your mail, music, or any other application.

Charms provide a consistent way to perform common actions like searching and sharing in Windows 8. IE10 supports the Search, Share, Devices, and Settings charms.

With site pinning, you can personalize your Windows Start screen with the sites you use all the time. You can pin any website to the Start screen from IE10, so you have one place to access all the things you care about or need.

Protecting you from malicious web

IE10 offers the same industry leading security, privacy, and reliability features, building on IE9’s SmartScreen, XSS filtering, Application Reputation, InPrivate browsing, Tracking Protection, and hang detection and recovery. In addition, IE10 takes advantage of Windows 8 to provide “Enhanced Protected mode” for better isolation of website content in each tab.

Summary of changes from the Developer Preview

IE10 in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview brings a more full-featured Metro style experience to your browsing. Here are just some of the improvements to IE10 for fast and fluid browsing:

  • Full, independent composition enables responsive, fast and fluid behavior on real websites (including pages with fixed elements, nested scrolling regions, animations, and video)
  • Back and forward swipe navigation with preview
  • Double-tap to zoom in on content
  • Fast back and forward navigation controls for mouse
  • Mouse (CTRL+scroll wheel) and keyboard methods for quickly zooming in and out to mirror touch interactions
  • Automatic domain suggestions for faster navigation and less typing
  • Share charm support for URLs, snippets, images and selection with Mail and other apps
  • Search charm with visual search suggestions
  • Devices charm for printing, projecting, and playing video to external devices like TVs
  • Plug-in free support: notifications for sites requiring activeX
  • Background notifications for pinned sites and other tile improvements
  • Jumplists for pinned sites
  • InPrivate tabs that are easier to open
  • Clean up tabs command, which quickly closes all but current tab

We can expect more improvements by the time the operating system hits the final release in the last quarter.

Windows 8 to Have a PDF Reader Out Of the Box[Rumor]

Gone are the days when we used to download the Adobe Reader to open up the PDF files on our Windows XP,Vista or even windows 7 for that matter.

Come Windows 8 we won’t be needing any installations for the Adobe reader after a fresh Windows 8 installation,according to newly leaked screenshots of Windows 8 showing up the start screen UI along with a number of Metro Apps courtesy PCBeta shows up the Reader app and according to the claims the Reader app can be used to open the PDF files.


Image Credits[PCBeta]

So if the recent news about the No Plugin Environment for the ARM based devices and the Metro based Internet Explorer 10 is any indication,this might very well turn out to be true.With this no plugin environment they are saving up on the power consumption to make those portable devices more energy efficient as well as giving choice to the desktop app users a choice to use the plugins from the desktop version of the Internet Explorer 10 according to their needs.


Metro Based IE 10 Will Open Desktop Version For Sites With Plugin Requirements

Internet Explorer 10 will be available in the Windows 8 operating system with two flavors,the Metro Based Internet Explorer 10 and the usual Desktop version of it.The Metro  version will be optimized for the usage of HTML 5 based content optimizing the overall experience on the portable Windows 8 devices like the laptops and the tablets.

Microsoft is discouraging the usage of plugins for the fact that the plugin free experience for the devices which are powered by the batteries like laptops and tablets is highly optimized and energy efficient.

The Metro version of Internet Explorer 10 will not support the sites which requires users to install plugins in order to view the content on the sites,however they are not completely restricting the access for the users who intend to visit such sites on their devices.So whenever one enters a site with such plugin requirements,a prompt will show up asking the user  that whether he wishes to continue with the Metro browser or want to switch to the desktop version of it.

So according to the usage and requirements of content,one can switch to and fro the Metro based and desktop version of Internet Explorer 10.

Source: [Windows blog Italia]

Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 1 available for download

Microsoft has recently released the RTM version of Internet Explorer 9. Today at MIX 11, the Redmond company showed Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 1.The build string of this platform preview is 10.0.1000.16394. Here is what the official blog says about Internet Explorer 10-

We’re about three weeks into development of IE10, and based on the progress we’ve made, we want to start engaging the development community now. At the MIX conference today, we showed the new browsing engine along with several new browser test drives that anyone on the Web can try out. You can run these at www.ietestdrive.com to see emerging standards like CSS3 Multi-column Layout (link), CSS3 Grid Layout (link) and CSS3 Flexible Box Layout (link), CSS3 Gradients (link), and ES5 Strict Mode in action. We also demonstrated additional standards support (like CSS3 Transitions (link) and CSS3 3D Transforms (link)) that will be available in subsequent platform previews of IE10, which we will update every 8-12 weeks.

Internet Explorer 10

You can download the Internet Explorer 10 platform preview 1 from here

Internet Explorer 10′s hint code found inside IE9!

We have already mentioned that here that Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) is going to be the default browser in Windows 8.

Now, rumor is roaring more! Initially a dialog was discovered by the Russian website thevista.ru. This dialog box was found only in the RTM version, while it’s wasn’t available in the RC version of IE 9. We further scrutinized the source code resources for IE10 in English language and got:

Get the most from the web. Upgrade from Internet Explorer 9 to Internet Explorer 10 for a fast, clean, and more trusted web browsing experience.

It has also been speculated that IE10 will be previewed at MIX11 in April. The above mentioned discovery supports the assumption that IE10 is already under development. Here is screenshot too:


IE 10's hint code found inside IE9


Windows 8 to have Internet Explorer 10 as default browser

Microsoft has just released the RTM version of Internet Explorer 9 and the news of the next browser IE 10 have started coming. Earlier there has been news that Microsoft may show Internet Explorer 10 preview at MIX 2011 in April.

Today the Chinese site win7china has posted the Windows 8 may have Internet Explorer 10 as the default browser. They have further added that Microsoft has already added Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8 Milestone 3 though we don’t have any confirmation regarding the same.The Chinese site also states that Internet Explorer 10 would support Windows touch features.

We still believe that Microsoft would be releasing Internet Explorer 10 after atleast 2 years and going by the Windows timeframe, the next version of Operating system is expected to be released before October 2012.