View Full Version : Internet Explorer 11 now looks nicer no matter what device you're using

April 3rd, 2014, 10:20
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With Windows 8.1 updates rolling out (http://www.engadget.com/2014/04/02/windows-8-1-update/) on April 8th across all platforms, you didn't think Microsoft was going to forget its browser, did you? Redmond has unified features on its mobile and desktop Internet Explorer 11 versions, while making it easier to use on different-sized devices. IE 11 for Windows Phone 8.1, in particular, underwent a major overhaul. You can now pin sites to Live Tiles like you can with the full version and sync tabs between devices using OneDrive. Another highly-requested new feature is InPrivate browsing, which leaves no trace of your surfing la Chrome's Incognito mode (http://www.engadget.com/2013/08/08/chromecast-incognito-mode/). There's also a nod to low-bandwidth users with the so-called High Savings data compression mode which loads only the elements you want, reducing data use by 60-80 percent. Finally, Microsoft has introduced voice commands to WP8.1, plus a new reading view that brings a Kindle-like look to articles on your smartphone. Meanwhile, Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 8.1 received more subtle tweaks -- check after the break for more.