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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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]

Reveton Ransomware

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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]

Microsoft to rebrand Internet Explorer

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 [...]

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Microsoft PhotoDNA: The technology to fight human trafficking

Microsoft always makes special efforts for various social causes across the world. This special team, known as Microsoft Citizenship Team, created apps, software and merges technology with social cause. Microsoft’s team’s ‘PhotoDNA’, a technology that finds hidden copies of the [...]


Conversations added to Bing, offers answers to follow up queries

Bing is now empowered to be conversational! Microsoft has rolled out a new feature to its search engine, Bing, that allows users to have answers to their follow up questions to their initial query. So, you can ask “who is [...]

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Microsoft Research transforms regular Smartphone Camera into a 3-D one

A team of researchers from Microsoft Research were able to modify a regular smartphone camera or webcam to capture – Kinect-like – depth, with the help of simple hardware changes and machine learning techniques. The team modified the conventional monocular [...]

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Download Windows 8.1 August Update now

Windows 8.1 August Update is now available for download from the Microsoft Download Center. Your Windows Updates may not be offering this update yet, as it is being gradually rolled out. So if you do not want to wait, you [...]

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Microsoft to launch Nokia 130, Nokia 130 Dual SIM at $27

Although Nokia has been taken over by Microsoft few months back, the demand for its low cost handsets has still not been affected. The reason for this is that, Nokia mobile phones are designed as “built to last”. Nokia 130 [...]

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Skype kills Trillian and other 3rd-party IM support

In case you have missed this bit of news, your Skype contacts won’t be appearing online anymore in Trillian because Skype has stopped support for Trillian and other 3rd-party IM’s, wef 1st August 2104. As announced by Microsoft last year, [...]


OneDrive app now available for Kindle Fire and Fire phone

OneDrive (previously SkyDrive) advertises itself as ‘OneDrive on any device, anytime’ – and yes OneDrive has been made available on Windows PCs, Macs, tablets and mobile phones. While OneDrive is built in to the latest version of Windows, it can [...]

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Microsoft to drop Support for older Internet Explorer versions

The latest news that we have from Microsoft, is that is going to kill older versions of Internet Explorer from 2016 onwards. Come January 12, 2016 the company will stop providing support for all outdated IE versions and is going [...]

Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Program

Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Program

The Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Program is an initiative by Microsoft, where top pioneer educators who have used technology to transform education and make a difference are recognized. The company is looking for educators who are now ready to share [...]

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Internet Explorer will block out-of-date ActiveX controls

Starting August 12th, Internet Explorer will start blocking out-of-date Java ActiveX controls. Oracle Java, along with Adobe Flash, have been a major vector used to plant malware on Windows systems for quite some time now. These Java or ActiveX controls [...]

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Surface Pro 3 be available in 25 more markets

If you are a Surface Pro 3 fan, Microsoft has a good news for you. Surface Pro 3, which is one of the most talked about Microsoft devices, will be available in 25 more markets beginning on August 28th. The [...]

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New features in August Update for Windows 8.1 announced

Microsoft has announced the list of new features that it proposes to add to Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 R2, bundled together and referred to as the August Update, to add new features, enhancements and improvements to the operating [...]