About AnkitChawla@TWC

A constant learner of gadgets, Ankit has been writing about technology and the internet, in general, for the past three years, and has written for several well-known media outlets.

Microsoft will no longer release updates for Office 2013

The Microsoft team announced that they would no longer be releasing feature updates for Microsoft Office 2013. Apart from that, Office 2013 client applications and language packs will no longer be available from the Office 365 self-service portal and Admin […]

Ransomware attackers use Installer Packages to hide malware deeper

Ransomware is slowly gaining traction with antivirus manufacturers. The antivirus is trained especially to find strains of ransomware coming from unknown sources. But ransomware operators are trying to stay a step ahead by disguising the malware as installer packages used […]

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Old WikiLeaks post detailing how to skip Windows Activation surfaces

Wikileaks just dropped their biggest leak bundle yet and it has some extremely confidential documents that entail how top international organizations have been major culprits of piracy and illegal software procurement. In a file from 2013, under User #3375374, it […]

Decryptor for Dharma Ransomware now available

Dharma Ransomware now officially has decryptor keys. Kaspersky RakhniDecryptor v 1.17.17.0 & ESET Crysis Decryptor v 2.0.3.0 have been updated to decrypt Dharma ransomware encrypted files and remove the malware. Kaspersky has tested and legitimized the master decryptor keys that were […]

Nokia launches 4 new phones at MWC 2017, reintroduces Nokia 3310

Nokia, as a brand, was taken over by HMD Global of China in 2016. Since the takeover, this is the company’s first appearance at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona where it announced 4 new phones for the international market. […]

This malware tracks your audio by remotely controlling PC microphones

CyberX announced that it had discovered a massive cyber-reconnaissance operation, Operation BugDrop that attackers were carrying out in a number of targets in Ukraine. This fairly recent attack eavesdrops on sensitive conversations by remotely controlling PC microphones – in order […]

Avast announces a new free decryption tool for CryptoMix ransomware

Avast, the popular antivirus provider, today announced the rollout of their latest free ransomware decryptor tool for the ransomware strain, CryptoMix. CryptoMix is a rather infamous ransomware with multiple aliases, including CryptFile2, Zeta, or the most recent alias CryptoShield. Decryption […]

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Skype Lite launched in India for Low-End Android Phones

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced the launch of Skype Lite, a lighter version of their video-calling app, in India at the company’s Future Decoded conference in Mumbai. This new app is supposed to a lot less resource and graphic intensive […]

Surface Hub announces Subscription options for Premium Users

The Surface Hub team announced that the platform would now be offering subscription-based models, for business customers and premium consumers, to buy or lease the Surface Hub’s features. This big announcement comes as a result of their studies involving the […]

Microsoft invites schools to participate in Microsoft Schools Program

Microsoft is finally inviting schools from all across the world to participate in their newly announced Microsoft Schools Program. This program is meant for schools aiming to integrate technology smoothly into their education process. Microsoft Schools Program Microsoft Schools are […]

Clear Linux OS now available in Azure Marketplace

Microsoft today announced the much-awaited availability of Clear Linux OS for Intel Architecture in the Azure Marketplace. Clear Linux OS is a free and open source Linux distribution software built from the ground up for cloud and data center environments and built to complement the […]

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Windows Hello now supports multiple secured companion devices

Windows Hello is Microsoft’s latest brainchild for resolving the need for entering a secure password each time you log into Windows 10 machines. The company today announced that Windows Hello now supports more than 100 unique devices across categories like […]

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002 for PC is now out

Taking preview updates for developers forward at a steady rate, Microsoft today announced the rollout of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002 for PC. All Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring will have access to this new update. Let’s go […]

Intel unveils its 7th-generation Intel Core processors

Taking forward the development in hardware technology, Intel today announced the 7th-Gen upgrade to their lineup of Intel Core processors for 2 in 1 convertibles and laptops. 7th-generation Intel Core processors This new lineup introduces a new media engine that is […]

Microsoft moves a step towards a fully functional road safety AI in India

With an estimated 1.25 million fatalities each year, road accidents are definitely right up there when it comes to the top causes of deaths in the world. It is particularly important to know, middle-income and low-income countries bear a disproportionate […]

Microsoft wins $927 million contract with US Department of Defense

Big news on the enterprise end came for Microsoft this week when the US Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) announced that a $927 million, 5-year contract to provide technical support had been awarded to the tech giant. This move is […]

Methbot ‘BOT farm’ makes $5 million a day through Ad Fraud

Online fraud vigilante firm, WhiteOps, recently discovered ‘Methbot‘ – a new illegal ad campaign that makes around $3-5 million a day by committing fraud with ad operators across the United States. Methbot Bot Farm Controlled by a group of individuals […]

Cortana is coming to Businesses with intelligent Bots and Natural Learning

Microsoft announced that they are encouraging efforts to help democratize Artificial Intelligence (AI) by focusing on conversational computing, which combines the power of natural language with advanced machine intelligence to help people engage with technology in more natural and personal […]

Dropbox Windows 10 app makes its debut on the Xbox One

Dropbox, the cloud storage management service, today announced that their Windows 10 app would be available for Xbox One soon, with the app now based on the new Universal Windows Platform. Dropbox app on XBox One With the new UWP, […]

Microsoft Visio Viewer app launched for Web and iOS

Microsoft Visio, the diagramming and vector graphics application, is finally coming to web browsers (Visio Online Preview) as well as the iPad (Visio Viewer for iPad), enabling users to share or access diagrams from remote locations, gain operational insights and explore […]

Assassin’s Creed III is now available for free download on UPlay

Continuing their 30th anniversary celebrations, Ubisoft today announced that their popular video game – Assassin’s Creed III – will now be available free of cost under their special ‘Ubi 30’ campaign, which sees a new game go free every month. […]

KPMG and Microsoft form unique a IoT alliance in India

Auditing firm, KPMG, and Microsoft today joined hands to announce a strategic alliance over Internet Of Things (IOT), to help accelerate the digital transformation of business enterprises in the Indian market. This unique IoT Advisory will help enterprises deploy solutions that […]

17 Tech Predictions from Microsoft Researchers for 2017

A year is a long time when we talk about innovation and advancement in the field of technology, especially computer science. So, when Microsoft got their top 17 woman researchers to talk about the expectations in 2017, on the event […]

Microsoft to further expand its accessibility efforts in 2017

On the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Microsoft announced that it would be rolling out major updates on their platform to aid accessibility for the differently abled. Starting off with company policies, Microsoft is determined to provide […]