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Microsoft retires Hotfix service

Microsoft seems to have retired its popular update service, Hotfix as indicated by a message on the company’s official website. If you are looking to download hotfixes through Microsoft support website, you will be instead shown the following message, The […]

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Flickr will limit Free account to 1,000 photos and videos

The premiere online photo sharing site – Flickr has decided to shrink the free storage tier space. Because of the new move, free users will be limited to 1,000 photos in total, although the photos & videos will not be […]

Use Snapchat filters on Windows 10 with Snap Camera

Snapchat has always been criticized for not releasing Snapchat for Windows platform. Even when Microsoft announced UWP to make a developer’s experience easier to build a Windows 10 app, or when they announced app bridges to port iOS applications directly […]

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New Capabilities added to Office Lens App in October 2018 Update 

Office Lens from Microsoft is a simple app to scan documents and create PDF files. The latest update to the app brings many improvements and enhancements. You can find the comprehensive list of features for the October update below. The […]

CCleaner version 5.35 auto updates without permission

There seems to be a problem with CCleaner when it comes down to Firefox and possibly other web browsers. A user made the report on the Piriform Community Forums, and what he had to say is quite disturbing. According to […]

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Microsoft Pay now supports Masterpass by Mastercard for better payment

Most shoppers on the web have no idea that Microsoft Pay exists. It’s a service that aims to deliver faster checkouts and security for consumers online or when buying goods from supported stores offline. Several merchants have already taken advantage […]

System Center 1807 rolled out

Microsoft had announced a semi-annual release cadence to System Center at the beginning of this year. Keeping up with the semi-annual tradition Microsoft has now announced System Center 1807. The latest release is an update release and not a full […]

False positives

VirusTotal Monitor launched to mitigate the false positives

Antivirus software is considered to be efficient when it produces minimum false positives. In fact, it is the most important feature that an antivirus program must possess. False positives are nothing but the virus scan results which wrongly indicate that […]

Microsoft Build

Here are the top six announcements from Microsoft Build 2018

Microsoft Build 2018 came and went, and as expected, the software giant made several big announcements, many of which have the power to change Microsoft forever. You see, it’s clear the company is moving to focus on new things, and […]

Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) to be retired

There are many users on the Internet who use Secunia or Flexera Personal Software Inspector (PSI) to keep their devices secure. What PSI does is, it detects outdated or vulnerable software on your machine running Windows. In this way, it either applies […]

uTorrent bug allows attackers to control your computer remotely

uTorrent is arguably the most popular BitTorrent client. The app allows users to connect to a peer-to-peer network and download/share files. In a recent turn of events, it is discovered that two versions of uTorrent are found susceptible to attacks. […]

Device Health

Windows Analytics Device Health is now available

Device Health, the latest addition to the Windows Analytics, is now available. This new service that helps PC fleets reduce downtime and run efficiently was earlier released by Microsoft (in July 2017) for public preview. Now, at the onset of […]

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Update Compliance added to Windows Analytics suite of free services

For IT departments, it is imperative to have a better understanding of the health of their devices before upgrading to a new OS experience. Windows Analytics is a simple tool that offers data-driven insights to IT administrators to help them […]

Microsoft introduces Treehouse meeting spaces and it’s awesome

The great outdoors is well known for its ability to inspire, but for executives at Microsoft they’ve been given opportunity to harness the power of the great outdoors due to a project from renowned Treehouse builder Pete Nelson of TV […]

Microsoft TechSpark presents a new economic opportunity for all Americans

In an effort to speed up economic growth in rural and smaller metropolitan areas, Microsoft is launching a multi-year, multi-million-dollar investment program – TechSpark. The program is intended to help students learn computer science, expand rural broadband connectivity and help […]

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Microsoft partners with Spotify, soon to discontinue Groove Music Pass

Recently Microsoft announced that they are partnering with Spotify and discontinuing Groove Music Pass and Store Music services. According to this announcement on Microsoft Support, the software giant will move its users from Groove Music to Spotify. Microsoft mentions that […]

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These D-Link router vulnerabilities will never be patched

Security vulnerabilities never end. They just change the form in which they manifest. This theory holds true for users running D-Link DIR-850L AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud router. According to the security researcher Pierre Kim, the product features over ten […]

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Office assistant Clippy returns as an extension for Visual Studio

Microsoft Office assistant – Clippy once labeled as a mindless bundle of code has made a comeback as Visual Studio extension. Yes, Eros Fratini recently unveiled Clippy VS an open source v0.1 extension that brings Clippy to Visual Studio. Clippy […]

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Ultimate Windows Tweaker 4.3 adds Search functionality and more

One of the most requested features was for Ultimate Windows Tweaker to have a Search functionality that would let users easily search for the over 250 tweaks that the popular tweaking software has to offere. We are happy to say […]

Avast acquired Piriform

Avast acquires Piriform, the developers of CCleaner

The security software major Avast has bought Piriform, the developers of CCleaner. Piriform is one of the largest providers of PC and mobile optimization software in the world. The company was founded and based in London, UK. Piriform is known […]

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Microsoft launches Windows Community

A major problem that the tech industry always seems to face is a lack of connection between the developers and the masses. Very often a great deal of effort and money is wasted on ineffectual or unnecessary products, which gained […]

Microsoft is shutting down Docs.com by December 15, 2017

Microsoft has announced its plan to shut down Docs.com by December 15, 2017. The file sharing service Docs.com was initially was a collaboration between Microsoft and Facebook wherein the Facebook users were allowed to create, edit and share the Office […]

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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 […]

Unroll.me found to be selling user data to make money

Unroll.me is one of the most effective services on the Internet that help you filter out spam from your email. It helps list out all the websites you have subscribed to, letting you unsubscribe them in one go. But, things […]

Microsoft says that Windows users are safe from NSA leaked hacks

Shadow Brokers a hacking group recently leaked a set of hacking tools that apparently had some link with the NSA, and Windows was one of the platforms that were listed vulnerable. However, Microsoft assured that all the exploits have already […]