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Microsoft acquires Minecraft maker Mojang

Microsoft has finally made an official announcement of acquiring Minecraft maker Mojang. After being in rumours for a few days Minecraft and Majong are finally going to become a party of Microsoft Studios. The deal has been in confab for [...]

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New Windows Phone GoFone GFW47 appears with Windows branding

Microsoft appears to be working on Windows branding, as the company is learnt to be shifting their focus to a single “Windows” brand name. This announcement has however not yet made by the company or their partner. According to the [...]

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OneDrive gets 10 GB files support, faster syncing, folder uploads

OneDrive team is indeed listening to its users , takes its users feedback seriously. We have been seeing series of improvements to OneDrive getting added frequently. Recently we had seen OneDrive apps for mobile be it for Windows Phone, Android [...]

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Microsoft Office Delve starts rolling out

Microsoft has released a new intelligent app Office Delve for Office 365 for business customers. The new Office app from Microsoft is powered by Office Graph and is designed for business personnel to access the relevant content across their professional [...]

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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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Steve Ballmer wrote the text for the CTRL-ALT-DEL screen

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer wrote the text for the CTRL-ALT-DEL screen. The fact was revealed by Microsoft developer Raymond Chen in a personal blog post last week saying that Ballmer was not happy with the original text. So he decided [...]

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Microsoft announces Nokia Lumia 830, and Lumia 730, 735 Selfie phones

Lovers of Noia Lumia have one more reason to smile. Microsoft has announced 3 new models, namely Lumia 830, Lumia 730 and Lumia 735. Out of these, Microsoft calls Lumia 830 the “affordable flagship”, while Lumia 730 and Lumia 735 [...]

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IIT launches free online tech courses for students, powered by Google India

Google, the Internet giant, is now engaged in the educational field. Google joined hands with the reputed IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) and NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning) to provide free online tech courses for students. The courses [...]

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Lenovo Launches New Gaming PCs: Y70 Touch, ERAZER X315

In the ongoing IFA Consumer Electronics Unlimited Show 2014, Lenovo announced new PC and laptops for the consumers with a perfect price tag. Lenovo announced Y70 Touch, the first 17-inch touch based laptop from its house and ERAZER X315, a [...]

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USB firmware: Beware of a new threat called BadUSB

When we think and talk about malware and viruses, we often try and secure our computers with antivirus programs. The obvious threat comes from web where we visit a number of websites and online applications; some of them posing a [...]

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OneDrive mobile apps now let you access work account too!

Its nice to see Microsoft continuously improving its OneDrive. This time Microsoft OneDrive mobile apps have been updated for Android, iOS and Windows Phone. Let us check some more details: Updates to OneDrive for Android Access OneDrive for Business:  This [...]

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Thousands of Mozilla email IDs and Passwords were leaked

This story may be a month old, but its is something Mozilla users need to know. Early this month, Mozilla announced that a database on Mozilla Developer Network or MDN that contained members’ email IDs and passwords got disclosed on [...]

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Bing details its Web Spam Filtering strategy

The Bing Index Quality Team is raising its bar and now working on Web Spam Filtering. An official blog post by Microsoft’s Igor Rondel, Principal Development Manager of the Bing Index Quality team details the ways they use to discover [...]

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Bill Gates uses Microsoft Office Mix to create a presentation

Office Mix is an amazing service by Microsoft. And now you can see a great example of how this technology can be efficiently used to create a presentation that visually appealing and interactive. This presentation is created by Bill Gates [...]

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Google Chrome 64-bit, now available for Windows 8 / 7

There’s a good news for all Google Chrome fans. Now the Google Chrome 64-bit version is available for Windows 7 and Windows 8 as well. Along with it, the 64-bit Windows support is also coming to the Chrome Stable with [...]

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Spotify music streaming app for Windows Phone, is now free

The music app Spotify now allows free streaming to Windows Phone users. This latest update offers the premium features like downloading songs and higher quality audio along with the free music streaming for Windows Phone. iOS and Android users have [...]

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Bing Image Search Widget let you embed images in your website

A relatively new feature from Bing, is the Image Search Widget, that allows you to embed images directly on your web pages. You can now embed imaged directly from a Bing Image search query and display it as a collage or [...]

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Opera Mini to be the default browser for low-end Microsoft phones

According to latest news from Microsoft, Opera Mini will be the default browser for Nokia Asha and existing Nokia phones in the market. In a deal inked between Opera and Microsoft, mobile phones running on Symbian Series 30+, 40 and [...]

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Bing Map Adds Over 100 Cities Streetside Images and 3D Images

Bing Maps is now all set to compete with Google Maps as it now has Street-side view, aerial imageries and 3D imagery for over 100 cities. A new and large update of Bing Maps was announced yesterday, where the search [...]

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Incidence and usage of rogue antivirus software dropping

Rogue antivirus software is a malware that pretends (and acts) like an antivirus software. However, in reality it simply downloads malicious software on your system and displays false detections of viruses on the computer. After displaying this, the rogue antivirus [...]

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Reveton ransomware steals your passwords and takes over your bank account

Reveton isn’t a new malware to the world. Reveton ransomware has been here for quite a long time, ‘working’ as a LockScreen-only version. However, the bad news is that Reveton ransomware is now being updated! It has become extremely dangerous [...]

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Steve Ballmer steps down from Microsoft’s Board

Microsoft’s former CEO Steve Ballmer has stepped down from the company’s Board, after buying the Los Angeles Clippers Baskteball team recently. Ballmer was working with Microsoft for 30 long years and led the company between 2000 till Feb 2014. The [...]

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Some Windows August Updates may break Windows, says Microsoft

Recently Microsoft pushed a few updates from its Windows Update server, targeted at Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 7, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2003  operating system. These updates were released to [...]

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New ransomware ZeroLocker, pretends to help, and then encrypts your files

We have new ransomware in town called ZeroLocker. Ransomware are considered as a get-rich quick tool by malaware writers these days. ZeroLocker encrypts all your data including files with AES encryption key once it is done, it display a message [...]

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Infographic: What To Expect from Nokia 130 at $27

Recently we covered about Nokia 130 mobile phone, the very first handset device from the house of Microsoft after Nokia acquisition. Here we have a beautiful Infographic designed by Nokia, which displays Nokia 130 capability, we will discuss more about [...]

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Microsoft to rebrand Internet Explorer?

There was a time when some of us used Internet Explorer to download Chrome or Firefox or for Windows Update. Many still us it to download alternative browsers, even today. Microsoft released that Internet Explorer 6 had given a bad [...]