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 2014 Q3 earnings up…beats expectations!

    Microsoft witnessed higher-than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by stronger sales of its smartphones, Surface tablets and more importantly cloud-computing products for companies. The company also succeeded in keeping its profit margins largely intact. The performance is striking since other tech stalwarts, [...]

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    Google rolls out Inbox, a new product from the Gmail Team

    Google is here to help you organize messages via a free email app now, currently available by invitation only – Google Inbox. The product developed by the Gmail team intends to coexist with Gmail and not replace it. Google brands [...]

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    Satya Nadella launches Diversity Campaign

    Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella’s remarks at women’s technology conference was not well received by many Women employees working hard to earn 2 square meals a day. The CEO’s comment that women should not ask for a raise but trust that [...]

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    Flipboard now lets users pin favorite items to Windows Phone Start screen

    Flipboard has released a new update for handsets running Windows Phone OS. The new update enables Windows Phone 8.1 users to pin favorite items to their Phone Start screen. Apart from this, Flipboard now features improvements in video playback in [...]

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    Snapchat Service breached: Photos leaked

    The troubling incident reported about Snapchat suggests the service was breached. Members of anonymous online messaging forum 4chan claim to have accessed gigabytes of private photographs shared on Snapchat by breaking into cloud storage servers of a third-party application that [...]

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    Microsoft, Google endorse Code.org coding initiative

    Since its inception Code.org has been involved in process of expanding participation in computer science by offering free online learning courses in coding, primarily through its Hour of Code program. Figures suggest, it has already crossed 44 million mark but [...]

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    Google eyes $1 billion revenue from India in FY15

    The Internet exposes space of infinite opportunity and smart companies like Google know to make better use of it. The search engine giant, sources say is eyeing a $1 billion (Rs 6,000 crore) revenue mark from India in the year [...]

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    Skype to bar calls to mobiles, landlines within India

    Microsoft owned Skype announced, it is terminating calling facility from its application on mobile and landline within India by early next month (November 10). Telecom operators in India have complained time and again that OTT players make profits using their [...]

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    Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) for Surface Pro 3 gets several new features

    Sometime earlier when an Adobe executive announced that the Adobe’s applications would be updated to support Microsoft Surface nothing special was noted. Fast forward five months, things have transformed! Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen were seen [...]

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    Microsoft Metro Apps now called Universal Windows Apps

    Microsoft unveiled Windows 10 at an event in San Francisco, leapfrogging Windows 9. The new windows upgrade Microsoft claims is scalable across broad set of devices (from 4-inch screen smartphones to 20-inch desktops). The Windows Store or Metro or Modern [...]

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    Microsoft to close its Research lab, Trustworthy Computing Group, etc.

    The victim of the latest round of Microsoft restructuring underway is the company’s esteemed Silicon Valley research group. Yes, the news is that Microsoft is shutting down its research facility that focuses on distributed computing. The Microsoft Research lab was [...]

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    A refreshed cloud-first MSN to include Sync options

    MSN – Microsoft’s popular web portal user base has declined in the recent years. Despite this, the company has decided to refresh the site and add new lifestyle tools to it. Why? People prefer reading news on their portable devices [...]

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    Getty lawsuit forces Microsoft to take down Bing Image Search Widget

    Beta version of Bing Image Search widget, a product from Microsoft has been taken down owing to alleged copyright infringement. Getty – An American stock photo agency which brings to you top breaking news photo gallery online has slapped a [...]

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    Xolo Launches the lightest Windows 8.1 Phone – Xolo WinQ900

    Following the launch of Xolo Win Q900, the Android version of Xolo Handset, the phone manufacturer has come up with Windows Phone 8.1 version of the handset, Win Q900. Pre-bookings for the smartphone was made open from June this year [...]

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    Critroni crypto ransomware uses the Tor network for control

    As if Cryptolocker, the ransomware was not enough to target computers running Microsoft Windows, we have a new clone of it called Critroni that uses private key mechanism similar to Cryptolocker to attack computers. Cryptolocker, if you remember is a [...]

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    Chrome to give out bolder Malware and Phishing warnings

    Phishing has become a growing menace where cyber criminals trick you into sharing information, usually via a fake website. As such, there is dire need to have some kind of mechanism in place to avoid such unwelcome instances in the [...]

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    Google develops Technology to crack CAPTCHAs

    A CAPTCHA (an acronym for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart” is a program that protects websites against bots by generating and grading tests that humans can pass, but current computer programs cannot. CAPTCHAs use [...]

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    Twitter Small Business Guide released

    The Twitter community is expanding by thousands, if not millions with each passing day. The micro-blogging platform that allows you to express your opinion in 140 character long tweets has become an indispensable tool for communication, today. The website is [...]

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    China forbids Windows 8 use on government computers

    China’s decision to forbid the use of Windows 8 OS on government computers to minimize security-related risk has grabbed eyeballs. The decision, many believe, was motivated by the US indictment of five Chinese military officers for alleged cyber-espionage of six [...]

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    Microsoft Azure API Management Service Preview released

    API has some serious applications. It now appears to be no more an afterthought for most organizations. The prime reason convincing many developers is that it is API facade which can create or destroy architectures and affect high business returns. [...]

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    Windows Store Refreshed for Windows 8.1

    Windows users having Windows 8.1 Update installed on their machines or devices are qualified to get Windows Store Refresh, beginning from today in Windows Update. Why a refresh now? For once, you will agree, although Windows Store has a healthy [...]

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    Advanced System Care Free 7.3 offers Security Reinforce for Windows XP

    The latest version of IObit Advanced SystemCare v7.3 is out. This version comes equipped with brand a new security feature – Security Reinforce for XP. Yes, IObit’s system optimizing software continues to extend protection to Windows’ outdated and support-lacking Windows XP. [...]

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    Skype makes Group Calling free

    Google, as all of us are aware offers free group video chat through its Hangouts platform. As such, its rival – Microsoft too has decided to step in and join the league. The company announced yesterday that it is making [...]

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    Microsoft and Nokia Devices & Services unite

    Microsoft was elated after it received an approval from all governmental regulatory agencies across the world and Nokia’s shareholders to complete Nokia’s full and long pending acquisition. The Finnish giant completed the transfer of its devices and services business to [...]

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    Microsoft launches Office Mix website

    Growing Office 365 service user base has prompted Microsoft to widen or expand its popular Office suite by offering new apps. As such, you can observe, beginning today, roll out of a new service called Office Mix. The service is [...]

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    Mozilla launches WebMaker

    Mozilla Foundation has launched Webmaker, a project dedicated to help you create amazing web applications and more. WebMaker is a place for all creative persons whereby the selective group of individuals can come up with something amazing on the web. Besides [...]

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    Outlook.com stops support for new custom domain sign ups

    Google Apps Free Edition was killed long ago. The tech-giant then (in 2012), had shocked the tech community by announcing the end of support for the suite. It was considered as one of the best options available for small businesses and [...]