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Epic – First Indian based Mozilla browser

The first Indian based browser Epic which is developed using Mozilla code base. It has more than 1500 applications which makes it more unique. Explore the best features of Epic.

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5 reasons why IE9 will not support Windows XP

IE9 vs XP1 5 reasons why IE9 will not support Windows XP

We all know that Microsoft is all set to release its latest  version of browser Internet Explorer 9 in few months. Internet Explorer 9 has many new features and is ready to compete against Google Chrome5, Firefox 3.6 and other browsers. Meanwhile Internet Explorer 9 comes with many new problems and one among them is  “Internet Explorer 9 doesn’t work in Windows XP“.

Before going to problems part we would like to give some cool new features of IE9.

  1. JavaScript Background Compilation
  2. Type Optimizations
  3. Fast Interpreter
  4. Supports HTML5 and CSS3
  5. SVG support

We suggest: Want to explore more about these features? Click Link1 and Link2.

All are new features :), are  you surprised by the Microsoft move?Yes?

Ok then let me tell you more about IE9. We all Bloggers are mostly amazed by the Windows7 and most of them have switched from Windows XP to Windows7 and also from  Windows Vista to Windows7 as it had many problems.

When we tried IE9 preview and demos, It looked perfect and we totally went crazy about the features of IE9. But when we tried on Windows XP we just got to know Microsoft killed Windows XP with its IE9! A dialog box popped out stating

Windows Internet Explorer Platform Preview does not support any operating system earlier than Windows Vista SP2

IE9 Installation Error 5 reasons why IE9 will not support Windows XP

What do you have to say about it? Microsoft clearly says no to nearly decade old operating system Windows XP! Now let us put in front the main reasons behind why IE9 doesn’t work in Windows XP. These are the 5 main reasons we found why IE9 doesn’t support Windows XP:

1. DirectX

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IE9 uses the Direct2D feature of DirectX when accessing the graphics hardware to accelerate image creation and drawing. Direct2D was introduced in Windows 7, but then added to Windows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 R2. But not to Windows XP.

2. Security

Network Security1 5 reasons why IE9 will not support Windows XP

Windows XP users have a fast, safe, reliable and private browser in Internet Explorer 8 that IE9 doesn’t provide for XP.

3. Graphics

nvidia1 5 reasons why IE9 will not support Windows XP

Internet Explorer 9 requires the modern graphics and security underpinnings that have come since 2001, which XP doesn’t have.

4. Hardware and OS

Windows71 5 reasons why IE9 will not support Windows XP

IE9 is intended to be run on a modern operating system in order to build on the latest hardware and operating system innovations.

5. Multi core

Multi Core1 5 reasons why IE9 will not support Windows XP

IE9 require a discrete graphics card and prefer multiple cores. Such things didn’t exist in XP.

Several users say it might be one of the marketing strategy by Microsoft to switch from  Windows XP users to Vista or Windows7, and may be Microsoft has totally stopped support to Windows XP and may not include XP in any of its future Software releases.

If this is true then for sure Microsoft will suffer big blow as Windows XP has more than 60% users in world using it when compared to 15% and 11% share on vista and Windows7.

What about other browser vendors, such as Opera, Mozilla and Google. Are these players abandoning XP? No! Here’s what Google Chrome developer Alex Russell had to say:

I recognize Opera and Mozilla and on Chrome we’re all doing hardware acceleration. And, all of us are doing it on XP. What you’re describing is a situation where people are less behind. The way is to not leave users behind.

Tech Tip: After all, upgrading to a different browser might be a whole lot easier (and cheaper) than upgrading the entire OS. After all, if Chrome, Firefox and Opera are all going to be able to do everything (or most) of that Internet Explorer 9 can do without having to upgrade the OS

If you know any other reasons feel free to use our comment box and share your views icon smile 5 reasons why IE9 will not support Windows XP Thanks for reading icon smile 5 reasons why IE9 will not support Windows XP

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iOS4 Problems Wait or Downgrade to iOS 3.1.3

iOS4 thumb1 iOS4 Problems Wait or Downgrade to iOS 3.1.3

After a successful launch of iPhone 4, now is the time for everyone to move towards iOS 4. This update for your iPhones was supposed to be a major advancement for your iPhone 3g and iPhone 3gs with a few of the enhanced features of iOS 4 . But we found and researched a few problems which occurred after the successful update of the iOS 4 in the iPhones.

So we thought of listing all the problems [with fixes, if available] which have occurred after the update of the iPhone OS.

Battery Dehydration

This is one of the major problems, as the battery backup of the iPhone has decreased to an extent, allowing iPhone use for only a short period of time. Even after using few applications in the background, the battery becomes dehydrated very soon, leading users to restore to the previous version of iPhone OS.

We suggest you read=> OS4 and Battery life. Here, iPhone users have shared their problems regarding battery life of the iPhone after upgrading to iOS 4 and still they await a proper solution. Is this problem initiated purposefully to switch to iPhone4? What do you think?

Network Problems

After the upgrade, iPhones don’t seem to support Wi-Fi, cellular data (3g or edge).

MMS which was not working is now fixed. Have a check here => Fix No MMS issue and Network problems

Contacts Disappeared

Many iPhone users have lost their contacts just after updating. This problem has occurred because there is no automatic synchronization of contacts while you are taking a back-up and synchronizing your iPhone. So this problem is also being fixed. Have a check here => HERE IS THE IPHONE FIX FOR LOST CONTACTS AFTER INSTALLING OS4 . But this seems to work for only few users. So still some updates are needed for iOS4.

Background Wallpaper Not Working

This problem was officially told by Erica via  Gizmodo who had sent an email to Steve Jobs regarding the problems which she experienced after upgrading to iOS 4, but she received a disappointing reply. Just check it out=> iPhone 3G Failed to Handle iOS 4 . Also there is a problem in the picture behind the apps, which seems to be annoying in iOS 4. Currently you can just change it as it is locked screen picture.

No Multitasking

This was for sure as told by Gizmodo =>What iPhone OS 4 Doesn’t Give the iPhone 3G and the only way to have Multitasking is Jailbreak it.

Alarm Duplication

The default clock application has replicated alarms which has not yet been fixed. This is from the Apple Discussion forum threads. Have a check =>iPhone Alarm Clock issue after iOS4.0 upgrade.

Some other problems have also arisen after the iOS 4 update, like no push notification; games not supporting; low memory problem; and not properly working with Gmail.

Prevention is Better than Cure

As per the above problems, we would suggest you downgrade to iOS 3.1.3 if you are having problems with iOS 4 . Here are few resources to help you out to downgrade back to iOS 3.1.3 from your current iOS 4.

How to Downgrade Your iPhone 3G[S] from iOS 4 to iOS 3.1.3

The Ultimate Downgrade Tutorial

RUMOUR => iOS 4.0.1 update coming next week

Good news for those who haven’t upgraded and also those who have upgraded icon smile iOS4 Problems Wait or Downgrade to iOS 3.1.3 icon smile iOS4 Problems Wait or Downgrade to iOS 3.1.3 .  As shared by Rene Ritchie, there might be a new update for iOS 4 to fix many bugs which were already discussed, and hence removed from the discussion forum. This update is not only for iPhone 4 antenna problem but will also fix some network issues of iPhone 3g and 3gs.

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Do you know A to Z of Yahoo! ?

After exploring A to Z of Google and Facebook again we are back with one more A to Z i.e., Yahoo!. Yahoo! has 92 things which people not even know..