About AnandKhanse@TWC

Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. He enjoys following and reporting Microsoft news and developments in the world of Personal Computing & Social Media.

Microsoft to roll out Windows 7 SP1 via Windows Update automatically

Starting tomorrow, that is March 19th 2013, Microsoft will start offering Windows 7 Service Pack 1 via Windows Update. It is now almost two years now since Windows 7 SP1 was made available as a direct download for users to install […]

Google releases SEO Cheat Sheet for beginners

Google has released an SEO Cheat Sheet for beginners. This download covers the first steps that any blogger, who has just set up his or her blog, must take, towards search engine optimization. Google SEO Cheat Sheet for beginners Every bloggers […]

Google Help Center For Hacked Sites launched

Site hacked and don’t know what to do? Google has launched an initiative for webmasters and bloggers that will help site-owners to recover their hacked websites. The Google Help Center For Hacked Sites gives complete step-by-step instructions on what to do […]

YouTube makes its logo and videos do the Harlem Shake

Harlem Shake is a dance form which originated in Harlem in 1981′. In the last few weeks or so, you may have noticed that interest in the Harlem Shake seems to have increased considerably. In facet you may have even […]

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Surface RT and Surface Pro to be available in more countries

Microsoft has just announced that it is making Surface Pro and Surface RT in some more markets beginning late this month. Surface RT will be available in Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan in the coming months. Surface […]

Google Business Photos Program Launched in India

Google Business Photos Program is a Google Maps project that allows users to see inside any hotel store or a business establishment. The idea behind this project being that the consumer would be in a better position to take decisions […]

Exploretouch.ie, a new website from Microsoft, showcases Touch & HTML5

Microsoft has launched a new website Exploretouch.ie to showcase HTML5 & Touch. The site lets users use intuitive touch gestures to mix audio files to create an original sound track. The site features a sound track from Blake Lewis and […]

Microsoft Global Utilities Virtual Summit is open

The Microsoft Global Utilities Virtual Summit is underway and will go on till 31 May 2013. This is a great way to be a part of a conference without leaving the comforts of you office or home – alone or […]

5 websites captured 20% of Search Results Clicks

In a study released recently, it was found that just 5 sites captured 20% of all search activity in Q4 2012. The top 500 websites captured nearly 50%, whereas the top 1,000 websites captured nearly 75% of Search Results Clicks. […]

Skype for Windows 8 updated to allow file-sharing

The Skype for Windows 8 app, released in October 2013, has received an important update. Skype 1.5 for Windows 8 will now allow you to share files easily. File sharing was one of the most requested features, which users wanted […]

Opera to donate INR 5 to Indian charity for every Opera Mini downloaded

Opera has launched a social initiative in India, where it has pledged to donate INR 5 for every Opera Mini browser downloaded, during the next three months. This initiative has been named “Smile with Opera Mini” and has been launched […]

Google Chrome 25 released; will disable silent extension installs

Google Chrome 25 has been released and is now available for download. The changes introduced include improvements in extensions and add-ons management, performance,  security and minor bug fixes. Chrome 25 will by default, disable extensions which are installed by third-party […]

Various NBC websites hacked and spreading malware, warns Emsisoft

Visitors to NBC’s websites are in danger of having their PCs infected with malicious software. NBC belongs to the most visited TV and news portals worldwide. A hitherto unknown organization has obtained access to the NBC webservers. The attackers managed to […]

Meet Microsoft’s first Most Valuable Professional (MVP)

Microsoft is celebrating 20 years of the MVP Award program. With the MVP Summit underway, currently in Bellevue & Redmond, Microsoft has found it fit to talk about the first MVP Awardee. Calvin Hsia, a developer who lived in Hawaii, […]

Google Glass reveals new features & UI – Video, Images

Google has finally taken the wraps of the UI of its amazing Google Glass product. Google Glass is a project by Google to develop an augmented reality head-mounted glasses. It will display information like any smartphone, would be hands-free and […]

New Yahoo home page gets a Modern look

Yahoo today announced the launch of a new design for its home page. Sporting a modern look, and designed to be more intuitive and personal, Yahoo promises a seamless experience while checking the latest news, sports scores or just searching. […]

Facebook hackers attack Apple Inc employee’s computers

The same group of hackers who recently hacked Facebook, appear to have attacked computers belonging to Apple Inc. No data was however stolen, says Apple. Facebook Security team had revealed that hackers from China had carried out a sophisticated attack […]

Nokia Lumia 620 India launch postponed to March 2013

Nokia Lumia 620, which was expected to be launched in India in early February, will now be launched in March first week. The company in a press release had earlier said that Nokia Lumia 620 would start retailing in early […]

Microsoft launches Giveforyouth.org, to support youth microprojects

Microsoft YouthSpark has launched Give for Youth program in partnership with GlobalGiving. The program is designed to help you fund & follow the dreams of young people around the world. It is a giving site that lets donors fund micro-projects that […]

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Office 2013 license tied to the first PC that it is installed on

If you needed to replace your old PC with a new one, you could always uninstall your Office installation from the old computer and install it on your new one. But looks like starting with Office 2013, this may not be possible. […]

Surface Pro Teardown by iFixit reveals its internals

iFixit recently, released the findings of its teardown of Surface Pro. Microsoft’s new powerful tablet – laptop or ‘lablet’ as the folks over at iFixit referred to it as, has been torn down completely reveling its internals and components. iFixit found […]

Its time to break up with Google, says Bing

1 in 10 people have ended a relationship on Valentine’s day, arguably the most romantic day of the year. This year Bing is challenging people to reconsider their search habit and break up with Google. “You wouldn’t keep dating someone […]

Microsoft Announces Windows To Go Certified Drive Partners

Microsoft has announced the list of vendors who manufacture USB Drives that meet requirements to give the users the best experience while using Windows To Go. Windows 8 users may be aware that Windows To Go is a new feature that […]

ComboFix, the malware removal tool, infected with Sality Virus

In a recent not-so-good development, ComboFix, the popular malware removal tool, hosted by well-known Bleeping Computers has been found to be infected with the Sality Virus and has been termed as dangerous for download. Confirming this discovery, Lawrence Abrams says:  “Unfortunately it […]