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Microsoft Edge: The Windows 10 Web Browser

Microsoft Edge: The Windows 10 Web Browser

April 30, 2015Mohit Kumar
Meet Microsoft's replacement to its old web browser Internet Explorer. The Project Spartan Web browser for Windows 10 has now an official name — Microsoft Edge . Yes, Microsoft's new web browser shipping on all Windows 10 devices, from computers to smartphones and tablets, is dubbed Microsoft Edge . The company just announced in its Build developer conference that Edge is going to be its primary/default web browser built into Windows 10 . Microsoft Edge is the successor to Internet Explorer and designed to be basic and minimalist for the future. Highlights of Microsoft Edge: There aren't many details about the unique features of Microsoft Edge yet, but here's what we know about Microsoft Edge so far: It has built-in Cortana support, Microsoft's virtual assistant. It has a built-in reading list, web note-taking and sharing features. The rendering engine is called EdgeHTML. The design focuses on minimalism and simplicity. It has a super useful and we
Earn up to $15,000 for Hacking Microsoft Spartan Browser

Earn up to $15,000 for Hacking Microsoft Spartan Browser

April 23, 2015Mohit Kumar
If you're a bug hunter and love playing with codes than you could grab as much as US$15,000 from Microsoft for finding out vulnerabilities in its latest Project Spartan browser . Yes, $15,000! It seems like Redmond don't want to take a chance to let hackers and cyber criminals get their hands on the company's latest Windows 10 operating system. On Wednesday, Microsoft announced that the company will be expanding its bug bounty program ahead of the release of Windows 10, which will include a two-month hunt for vulnerabilities in its new web browser, Project Spartan. So, it's time for security researchers and hackers to earn extra cash from Microsoft. For those who are unaware… What's Project Spartan? Project Spartan is Microsoft's project for its new web browser to replace the oldest Internet Explorer from its Windows operating system. Though the project is still very much under the developmental stage, Microsoft is making every effort to make Spartan
Microsoft Could Kill Internet Explorer; New Spartan Browser Coming Soon

Microsoft Could Kill Internet Explorer; New Spartan Browser Coming Soon

December 30, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Bad News for Internet Explorer fans, if any! Microsoft's almost 20 years old Web browser with a big blue E sign might soon be a thing of the past. With the arrival of Windows 10 , probably by next fall, Microsoft could come up with its brand new browser that's more similar to Mozilla's Firefox and Google's Chrome, but less like Internet Explorer (IE), according to a recent report published by ZDNet. "Ok so Microsoft is about to launch a new browser that's not Internet Explorer and will be the default browser in Windows 10," tweeted Thomas Nigro, a Microsoft Student Partner lead and developer of the modern version of VLC. The browser, codenamed " Spartan ," is a " light-weight " browser with extension support, and multiple sources confirm that this new browser isn't IE12. Instead, Spartan is an entirely new browser that will use Microsoft's Chakra JavaScript engine and Trident rendering engine (as opposed to WebKit
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