Internet Explorer 8 is officially released

"Latest version is now available for download, with promises of increased security and performance."

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IE8 Is now available

IE8 Available nowThe latest version of the long standing and dominant internet browser is now available for immediate download from the Microsoft website. Internet Explorer 8 is complete with some new features, such as:

Accelerators let you map directions, translate words, email your friends, and more in just a few mouse clicks.
InPrivate Browsing
Browse the web without saving your history with Internet Explorer 8's InPrivate Browsing. Now you can shop for that special gift with confidence knowing your family won't accidentally find out or use a shared computer without leaving a trace.
Web Slices
Keep up with changes to the sites you care about most. Add a Web Slice and you won't have to go back to the same website again and again for updates on news, stock quotes, online auctions, weather, or even sports scores.
Search suggestions
Search smarter with detailed suggestions from your favorite search providers and browsing history. See visual previews and get suggested content topics while you type in the enhanced Instant Search Box.
SmartScreen Filter
New security features help to protect you against deceptive and malicious websites which can compromise your data, privacy and identity.

(taken from the Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 homepage)

The new version also claims to offer greater security and increased performance over IE7. Those who have been using the Windows 7 Beta will have already had a glimpse of IE8 in action. IE8 was also available for a while in Beta and RC status.

You can download Internet Explorer 8 from the Microsoft download page. Have you tried IE8 yet? Are you happy with the new features? Discuss in our forums here.

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16-03-2009, 18:09:52

I'm thinking it'll be about 2 months before one of the following happens:
1). somebody brings out a 3rd party mod to let us use regular headphones
2). Apple realise this is a stupid plan and nobody is dumb enough to buy it because of the worst headphones in the history of time.

17-03-2009, 14:19:30

I think its a great concept, like the original Shuffle, but I really don't like the 'no screen' approach.

17-03-2009, 17:25:47

i was thinking about buying one of these for when i go running. But i need headphones that stick to my ears.

17-03-2009, 17:27:21


i was thinking about buying one of these for when i go running. But i need headphones that stick to my ears.

Well that totally rules out the possibility of being an exercise affiliate. :p

17-03-2009, 17:45:49

Just noticed that, they've killed off their target market...:nutkick:

17-03-2009, 17:50:37


Just noticed that, they've killed off their target market...:nutkick:

Not necessarily.
I bought my shuffle as I could afford it and the lack of screen didn't bother me as I don't skip any tracks. I like to let my tracks go through one-by-one and I'm pretty sure that I'm not the only one.

17-03-2009, 17:54:18

In that case I suppose its OK, but I have a few friends who have shuffles (with third party headphones that don't fall out) that use them exclusively for jogging, so I guess it will put them off.

17-03-2009, 17:54:40


Just noticed that, they've killed off their target market...:nutkick:

U'r kidding. These will sell by the millions even if some1 slates the headphones online.

It's almost beyond the generations of players people have at home in some cases.

I know myself there's better players out there, but I'll be damned if I'm carrying a phone and a player.

17-03-2009, 17:58:15

I was just about to totally disagree, but then I realised: A lot of people buy them because they're apple and trendy, not because they're particularly functional.

17-03-2009, 18:01:42

Exactly. And in many people's cases, who don't mess about too much with the things, they plug them in, the itunes does it's thing and they can unplug it and go.

I hate the method of delivery Apple use on these things, but the average jo lap it up as it's simple for them.

U ask the same average person what they think about their Apple products, even the cheaper ones, and they'll reply they love them cos they just work.

Enthusiasts try things the average wouldn't and hence can afford to be picky - for right and wrong reasons.

It's where Apple have stolen the market in that sense. U tell the same average people that they can swap their media device/phone for something with windows on it and they'd beg u not to - normally out of fear of how their crappy works pc performs.

The average are likely to have an Apple at home computing wize too (or atleast long-to), simply cos they just work. If u don't think enthusiastly about them, they're almost idea.

(I liked windows on my previous mobiles)

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