12 November 2013

IE 11 on Win7 missing key features -- why upgrade?

Microsoft, bless their hearts, just doesn't get it, but nonetheless, unless you are stuck with Win8  or Win8.1 devices, IE 11 isn't a worthy upgrade -- for Win7 computers --

Internet Explorer 11 for Win7 bods: Soz, no HTML5 fun for you • The Register: "Internet Explorer 11 arrived for Windows 7 last week but some key features are missing, particularly in the field of HTML5-enabled film, TV and audio. . . ." (read more at link above)

How Apple is playing hardball with Microsoft
Computerworld
Those are some key internal reasons why Apple is making some of its software free. The much more interesting scenario plays out around the external reasons. Apple is blowing Microsoft's doors off on mobile market share. The long-time roles of these two ...

Google extends App Engine for mobile app back end
PCWorld
To encourage developers to create more mobile applications to run from its cloud services, Google is offering two new or updated frameworks to run the complicated but necessary back-end infrastructure of mobile apps, freeing developers to concentrate ...

Apple Said Developing Curved IPhone Screens, New Sensors
Bloomberg
“Screen size is one of the things where Apple has to catch up to the Android camp,” Dennis Chan, an analyst at Yuanta Financial Holding Co. in Taipei, said, referring to phones using Google Inc.'s operating software. “Innovation in components has been ...

Amazon Again Beats IBM For CIA Cloud Contract
InformationWeek
When Amazon.com won a ruling last week that that upheld Amazon Web Service's winning bid for a $600 million CIA contract, it issued a low-key response: "We look forward to a successful relationship with the CIA." IBM on Feb. 26 had protested the award ...

Amazon starts Sunday delivery with US Postal Service
USA TODAY
Amazon.com unveiled a new partnership with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver online orders from the world's largest Internet retailer on Sunday for the first time.

CNBC.com

Amazon and J&J Clash Over Third-Party Sales
Wall Street Journal
The issue is with Amazon's "third party" resellers—companies that set up online ... Amazon sells many products itself, of course, but the third-party resellers are ...
Computerworld
Microsoft currently counters Google Apps for Business with a pair of Office 365 ... don't rely on software sales, but on advertising (Google) or devices (Apple).

Apple Supplier Pegatron Feels Margin Squeeze
Wall Street Journal
Pegatron Corp. booked record third-quarter revenue on Monday, buoyed by orders for the iPhone 5C as it became the primary supplier of the smartphone for the ...

Wall Street Journal

Apple: Stop the iOS-Mac merger
ZDNet
Summary: The fiasco of the Mac iWork revamp continues, despite Apple's recent ... Still, some of the blame should go to Apple's attempt to merge Mac and iOS ...

ZDNet

Apple Finds Surprising Growth Market in Japan
Wall Street Journal
In the past two years, Japan has emerged as Apple's fastest-growing region, far outpacing its home market and the booming economies of Greater China and ...

Google Event Shows How Valuable Veterans Can Be To The Tech ...
Seattle Post Intelligencer
In a presentation put on by non-profit "Got Your Six" at Google's New York headquarters Friday, some of the top minds in tech, non-profits, and politics made the ...

Business Insider

Apple's Siri chief now building connected device platform at Samsung
Computerworld
IDG News Service - The engineer who oversaw development of Apple'sSiri technology is now at Samsung building an online service for linking together the ...

Apple Insider

Apple considered buying BlackBerry's IP and patents 
tuaw.com
While Apple wasn't the only entity to express interest in BlackBerry's assets (Microsoft and other tech giants reportedly were also interested), it certainly would be ...

ValueWalk

Officials say number of dolphin deaths exceeds that in previous virus outbreak in ...
Washington Post
WILMINGTON, Del. — Federal officials say the number of bottlenose dolphins that have died along the East Coast this year from a deadly virus exceeds the number killed in a similar outbreak in the late 1980s. Teri Rowles, a coordinator of the federal fisheries ...

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