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Facebook Rolls Out Admin Roles and Scheduled Posts Feature; Drops Chrome from ‘unsupported web browsers’ List

Facebook Pages today added new abilities to help Page administrators more efficiently manage and update their pages. The new features that were added today wer previously only available in third party apps, allowing them to assign administrator roles to other admins and schedule posts.

The new roles are categorized into five different categories …

Facebook Play Games Directly in News Feed; Plans to Buy Opera

Play Games Directly in Facebook News FeedPlay Games Directly in Facebook News Feed

A new Facebook features launches today let the people to try games directly in news feed. “Feed gaming enables developers to share a playable version of their game within news feed and timeline stories, reaching new users through some of our main distribution channels,” Facebook said.

Idle Worship, Angry …

StatCounter: IE Leads, Chrome Seconds Grabs 25.7% of Global Browser Market Share in Nov 2011

BrowsersBrowsersAccording to a report released today by the web analytics company StatCounter, Google’s Chrome browser has surpassed Firefox to become the second most used web browser in the world after Internet Explorer.

StatCounter says the statistics are based on the aggregate data, collected on a sample exceeding 15 billion page views …

Test Drive Internet Explorer 10 Fourth Internet Explorer 10

Internet Explorer 10Internet Explorer 10Microsoft has released a new test build of Internet Explorer 10 for the Windows Developer Preview. “This IE10 preview adds even more support for HTML5 technologies, enabling richer Web applications with significantly improved performance,” revealed Rob Mauceri, Group Program Manager of IE team.

“IE10’s hardware acceleration of technologies like SVG, CSS3 …

SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux Now Available!

Microsoft SQL Server ODBC Driver for LinuxMicrosoft SQL Server ODBC Driver for LinuxThe first beta of the SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux is released. The ODBC for Windows driver (a.k.a. SQL Server Native Client, or SNAC) to the Linux platform provides a Microsoft-supported solution for C and C++ applications that target SQL Server.

It also provides a mechanism for applications and runtimes …

‘My Location’ In Google Maps Save Your Time Every Time You Get Directions

Starting today, October 3, Google Maps now let you use ‘My Location’ as a starting or ending point for your directions using the familiar ‘blue dot’ found in Google Maps for mobile.

Available to browsers supporting the GeoLocation API, including: Firefox V3.5+, Chrome, Opera 10.6+, Internet Explorer 9.0+, and Safari …

Net Applications: iOS, Safari and Google Leads Mobile/Tablets OS/Browser/Seach Engine Market

A report issued on Saturday by Net Applications measured smartphone tablet mobile operating systems, reporting that Apple’s iOS accounts for more than half of the visits to its clients’ 40,000 websites around the world. In fact,the 54.65% share that Net Applications recorded for iOS devices in September is an all-time record.

Android, with …

Net Apps: IE9 on Windows 7 Hits 30% Usage Share in the US, Worldwide 22%

Net Applications’ September 2011 report comparing the mainline browsers just released is reporting that Microsft Windows Internet Explorer 9 continues its growth this month as more and more people are switching to the latest version of IE9.

“As of the end of September, IE9 now holds 31% share on Windows 7 in the …

Net Apps: Internet Explorer 9 Hits 20% Usage Share Worldwide; 30% in the US

Net Applications, August 2011 report that compared browsers that this in August Microsoft Windows Internet Expolrer hit some pretty important milestones — IE9 has now passed 20% usage share worldwide on Windows 7 as of the last day of August, reports Net Apps.

And, in the “US, …

NSS Labs: Internet Explorer Blocks 90% Socially Engineered Malware Infections

NSS Labs, just released two reports that say that the “Internet Explorer leads the field in protection against socially engineered malware,” specifically fake links that you might see in an email or on your social networking site.

According to the report, Internet Explorer caught 96% of this kind of malware.

How To Test Google’s Less Cluttered User Interface For SERPs

Yesterday on August 18, we reported that Google.com is testing new less cluttered user interface. If you want try out before it is officially launch, all you have to do is just change the NID value of a Google cookie and you will get the new user interface.

“Sharing …

Internet Explorer Turn 16 Years Old on August 16 – Happy 16th Birthday IE!

16 years ago, today on August 16, 1995, Microsoft’s first web browser debuted to the world wide web as an underdog but with the Windows monopoly behind it.

The Internet Explorer 1 made its debut on August 16, 1995, and it was a reworked version of Spyglass Mosaic, which Microsoft had …

Lion Recovery Disk Assistant Released, Helps Creating OS X Lion Recovery/Installation External Drive

Apple has released a new Mac application that allows users to create their own OS X Lion recovery/installation external drives. The Lion Recovery lets you repair disks or reinstall OS X Lion without the need for a physical disc. It lets you create Lion Recovery on an external drive that has all of …

Hotmail “Keep Me Signed In” Update Brings Back “Multiple Accounts and Passwords Remember” Feature

Hotmail team recently introduced the “keep me signed in,” to simplify the options, and to ensure consistent behavior across browsers and platforms, and make it faster and easier to get straight into your inbox. “While the majority of people seem quite pleased with the change, we’ve heard via the Inside Windows …

Internet Explorer 9 Hit 18.5% Share Worldwide, 24.8% in the United States in July, Net Apps

According to latest Net Applications data, “In July on Windows 7, Internet Explorer 9 hit 18.5% share worldwide and 24.8% in the United States. There are indications that this strategy is working. Although Internet Explorer lost usage share on XP, on Windows 7, Microsoft increased global usage share, going from 54.6% in June to 54.8% …