About HemantSaxena@TWCN

The author Hemant Saxena is a post-graduate in technology and has an immense interest in following Microsoft and other technology developments around the world. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player.
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Microsoft Paint will be available in the Windows Store for free

A few days ago, we learned that Microsoft was axing the popular Microsoft Paint tool with the roll out of new Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. However, Microsoft has now clarified that MS Paint will be available in the Windows […]

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Windows 10 Autumn Creators Update …. coming soon

Two months ago in a press release, Microsoft unveiled, the next major update to Windows 10 would be titled ‘Fall Creators Update’. However, now, we see Windows 10 Fall Creators Update would be rebranded as Autumn Creators Update. This could […]

Facebook

India surpasses the US as Facebook’s No.1 User

India has surpassed the US to become Facebook’s largest country audience. The country now has over 241 million active users in comparison to 240 million in the US. What appears quite puzzling about this news is, despite low Internet penetration, […]

Chrome

Particle Chrome Extension changes face; Turns into an Adware

Browser Extensions are small programs that add new features to your browser and help personalize your browsing experience. Most popular browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc. support these extensions. Although beneficial, these extensions can be used for baleful purposes […]

Games

Xbox Controller is offering free Rubberized Grips with every Purchase

In addition to letting Xbox users personalize their Xbox Wireless Controller with different possible color combinations, Xbox Designer Lab is offering an exciting deal. The online customization program is giving away free rubberized grips to buyers purchasing any Xbox Design […]

NotPetya is not a Ransomware; its a Wiper, say security researchers now!

Petya…NotPetya… now Not a Ransomware! Reports from leading security researchers suggest NotPetya, an infection that invaded computers worldwide is a Wiper (since it overwrites parts that a disk needs to run) and not a Ransomware. An analysis of the encryption […]

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Microsoft reveals how it employs AI to track down Tech Support Scams

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has many applications. It is poised to make our life simple and secure. Companies like Microsoft are trying to adapt to this modern technology as quickly as possible to use it to their advantage. For instance, AI techniques […]

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Gmail to stop reading your emails

The long-standing practice of scanning users’ email contents inside Gmail to deliver targeted ads has been stopped by Google. Yes, this activity will no more be pursued by Google, owing to privacy concerns. Privacy advocates have been pressing for this […]

Internet Of Things

Kaspersky creates IoT Honeytraps to study the activities of IoT botnets

Kaspersky recently conducted an experiment where it highlighted inherent risks associated with the large-scale integration of digital devices with our physical world. it suggested that integrating more and more devices with the Internet makes the susceptible to trojans and malware […]

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Outlook Office 365 being blocked by Malwarebytes

Anyone who has the premium version of Malwarebytes installed on their PC and self-protection module enabled might be running into the problem! For no apparent reason, whenever a user tried to access his outlook.office365.com account, Malwarebytes displayed an error message […]

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11 year old Indian-origin boy hacks Bluetooth devices using Raspberry Pi

Internet of Things (IoT) aims at integrating digital devices more with the physical world for the betterment of humans. However, as the technology gets increasingly pervasive, we should bear in mind few concerns. For instance, is the technology failsafe for […]

OneNote app for Windows 10 v17.8241.5759 gets a huge update

Windows users might have noticed, there are 2 versions of OneNote app. One is available as a Desktop app while other can be downloaded from the Windows Store. The latter has four important things missing: Non-paragraph styles like headings Bulleting […]

Virus

UIWIX Ransomware too exploiting SMB Vulnerabilities in Computer Systems

Barely, has the fear about WannaCrypt Ransomware subsided, comes the news that even before WannaCrypt, there was this UIWIX Ransomware that was also exploiting SMB Vulnerabilities.  The newly discovered malware assigns a unique machine ID to each infected computer by […]

Microsoft

MicrosoftEDU – Microsoft’s new initiative for Students

Keeping students motivated should be the starting point of learning. Motivation comes from innovations that help students understand why learning is important to them. Microsoft attempts to define this relationship via its latest initiative – MicrosoftEDU. MicrosoftEDU – Microsoft’s New […]

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Webroot Antivirus flags Windows system files as malware

It’s a rare sight to witness antivirus products flagging genuine websites as phishing websites and authentic files as malware, as has been the case with Webroot Antivirus. The program that claims to provide real-time protection for PC’s and Mac’s mistakenly […]

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Edge and Internet Explorer browsers Start Page displaying Sponsored Ads

If you are a Windows user, you must have observed, Microsoft Edge browser displays “Where to next?” screen by default whenever you launch the browser. In addition to it, the browser now displays ‘Sponsored’ ads. The change can be noticed […]

Creators Update breaks Windowed G-sync; here is the fix!

Sometimes, trouble comes uninvited as has been the case for Windows 10 Creators Update. Recent reports suggested that Creators Update breaks Windowed G-sync. A user of Windows observed, that the new build breaks Windowed G-Sync following the installation of driver […]

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Skype for Business Cloud PBX updated with New Features

Communication plays a vital role when it comes to getting things done. Tools and applications that enable easy communication are increasingly becoming popular. For example, Skype for Business. It has become the backbone for enterprise voice and video meetings. As […]

Microsoft

Microsoft Azure Advisor, Resource Health, Monitor now Generally Available

In a recent announcement, Microsoft Azure announced the general availability of Azure Advisor, Azure Resource Health, and Azure Monitor. All of the above are now generally available to provide users a more robust monitoring and alerting capabilities. Microsoft Azure Services […]

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Potential Burn hazard prompts recall of Xbox One 2X Smart Chargers

Electronic devices cannot always remain immune to problems. Sometimes, even certified accessories can run into unforeseen problems. The latest Xbox One controller charging station is a case in point. Approximately, 121,000 units of the popular Energizer Xbox One 2X Smart […]