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IE9 Launches on March 14th

Ryan Gavin: I mentioned last month that we would be down in Austin, TX for SXSW. Since then there has been plenty of speculation and interest as to what might be happening. Exactly twelve months from the first Platform Preview of IE9, on Monday March 14th

we will celebrate the developers and designers who are making a more beautiful web for all of us. We will release the final version of Internet Explorer 9 for download beginning at 9 p.m. Pacific


Microsoft pushes more Kinect-like user interfaces

When Microsoft introduced the Kinect for Xbox 360, it got rid of handheld controllers for human gestures and spoken commands. Now, Microsoft wants Kinect-like user interfaces to not just be used for games, but for other products too.

5 things iOS 4.3 brings the iPad and iPhone

[UPDATE] iOS 4.3 Software Update now available on iTunes.

With the new firmware update due sometime this week for the iPhone and iPad, we will see a handful of interesting and anticipated updates for users.

Rumor: Apple to hold iOS 5 event in early April?

Looks like we might be getting a glimpse of Apple's next mobile operating system iOS 5 very soon. According to a German site (unverified source), iOS 5 will be introduced to the world at an event in early April.

Opera (BETA) 11.2025

A full-featured Internet browser, Opera includes pop-up blocking, tabbed browsing, integrated searches, and advanced functions like Opera's groundbreaking E-mail program, RSS Newsfeeds and IRC chat.

Microsoft Security Releases ISO Image March 2011

This DVD5 ISO image file contains the security updates for Windows released on Windows Update on December 14th, 2010. The image does not contain security updates for other Microsoft products.

Microsoft March 2011 Security Bulletin Release

Angela Gunn: Today, as part of our monthly security bulletin release, we have three bulletins addressing four vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office. One bulletin is rated Critical, and this is the bulletin we recommend for priority deployment:

    MS11-015. This bulletin resolves one Critical-level and one Important-level vulnerability affecting certain media files in all versions of Microsoft Windows. It has an Exploitability Index rating of 1. Due to the nature of the affected software, this bulletin carries a Critical-level severity rating for all affected client systems, but only an Important-level rating for Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64. Other versions of Windows Server - 2003, 2008 and 2008 R2 - are unaffected. For both the Critical- and Important-level vulnerabilities, an attacker would have to convince a user to open a maliciously crafted file for an attack to work.

Head over to the Microsoft Security Response Center for the details of the other security bulletins...

Microsoft delivers Visual Studio 2010 SP1

Looks like Microsoft will be rolling out the very first service pack for Microsoft's integrated development environment, Visual Studio 2010.

According to Mary Jo Foley, MSDN subscribers will be able to download and install SP1 on March 8th. MSDN subscribers also can get, as of today, the Team Foundation Server Integration Feature Pack (as part of the Visual Studio Ultimate SKU), which facilitates integration of Visual Studio, Project and SharePoint. The general public can get access to the bits on March 10, according to company officials...

Microsoft to Nokia: 1 Billion to avoid Android

Back in February, Nokia and Microsoft formed a "strategic partnership" to create products and services that will create a big impact in the smartphone arena. New information has come to light about this partnership.

Off Topic News

We will now feature "Off Topic" news stories on the frontpage. Basically, it will consist of stories that have some sort of relationship to technology.

Windows 7 slate: PC or Tablet?

As we all know, the iPad is considered a tablet and not a PC. However, many can argue otherwise. But what about the Windows 7 powered slates? It looks like Microsoft is unsure whether to classify their slate's as tablets or PCs.