About AnkitChawla@TWC

A constant learner of gadgets, Ankit has been writing about technology and the internet, in general, for the past three years, and has written for several well-known media outlets.

Assassin’s Creed III is now available for free download on UPlay

Continuing their 30th anniversary celebrations, Ubisoft today announced that their popular video game – Assassin’s Creed III – will now be available free of cost under their special ‘Ubi 30’ campaign, which sees a new game go free every month. […]

KPMG and Microsoft form unique a IoT alliance in India

Auditing firm, KPMG, and Microsoft today joined hands to announce a strategic alliance over Internet Of Things (IOT), to help accelerate the digital transformation of business enterprises in the Indian market. This unique IoT Advisory will help enterprises deploy solutions that […]

17 Tech Predictions from Microsoft Researchers

A year is a long time when we talk about innovation and advancement in the field of technology, especially computer science. So, when Microsoft got their top 17 woman researchers to talk about the expectations in 2017, on the event […]

Microsoft to further expand its accessibility efforts in 2017

On the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Microsoft announced that it would be rolling out major updates on their platform to aid accessibility for the differently abled. Starting off with company policies, Microsoft is determined to provide […]

Microsoft 3D Builder now available on Windows 10 Mobile and Xbox

Microsoft rolled out some major updates for their 3D Builder app, which comes pre-installed on all Windows 10 PC devices. With this new update, the app will now be available on all Windows 10 devices – including Windows 10 Mobile […]

Power BI is now free for non-profit organisations

Power BI, the interactive tracking software from Microsoft, will now be available free of cost for all non-profit organization users. This has been done to empower multiple NGOs to use software to effectively track and monitor their inflows and outflows. […]

Clip Layer is Microsoft’s new app that lets you share information easily

Sharing information on mobiles devices has increased since the world shifted to smaller, portable devices for communication. Copy paste is one of the most common methods used by people around the world to spread certain information with others. From the […]

The Best Cyber Monday Deals on Amazon

Whether you are looking to purchase a new smartphone or a computer, there is never a better time to do that than Cyber Monday which is on November 28th, 2016. It is that part of that sale when the online […]

Locky Ransomware spreading via Facebook Messenger

In what is being seen as an imminent attack by Locky Ransomware, certain files on Facebook Messenger are being reported to have downloaded Nemucod Downloader on the victim’s computer and spreading Locky onto the machine. Bart Blaze, a renowned security […]

Xbox One game streaming with Oculus Rift coming to Windows 10

Microsoft announced that Oculus Rift owners will now be able to stream their Xbox One games onto their Windows 10 devices with the launch of the new Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift app, which will be available for free on […]

Watch Netflix in 4K on Windows 10 devices

Microsoft today announced that 4K content from Netflix is now available exclusively for compatible PCs and 2-in-1 devices on Windows 10, including all their new shows coming up this month. Netflix 4K content will only be supported on the Microsoft Edge browser. […]

Vivaldi browser 1.5 lets you control smart home lighting and more!

The popular Vivaldi browser has a major update coming your way. The version 1.5 of their web browser brings along some unique features; it gives you the power to control the color of smart-home lighting through browsing. Its founder Jon had […]

Cortana List Skill update will help you plan your To-Do lists easily

Cortana, Microsoft’s popular artificial intelligence machine, is getting a major update this holiday season. The new ‘List Skill‘ feature on Cortana has been developed to help keep track of your various to-do lists for chores around the festivities coming up. […]

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Microsoft joins Linux Foundation as Platinum Member

In an unexpected turn of events, the prestigious Linux Foundation announced that Microsoft, the world’s second most valuable corporation, had joined as a Platinum member during Microsoft Connect event held in New York.   This move comes after Microsoft has […]

Microsoft signs agreement with Elon Musk’s OpenAI Project

Microsoft is taking a big leap in the artificial intelligence as they made yet another big announcement today. The Redmond giant is tying up with OpenAI, a non-profit research organization that is backed by super entrepreneurs including Elon Musk, Peter […]

Microsoft Visual Studio is coming to the Mac

Microsoft today announced that Visual Studio, the company’s flagship coding software, will now finally be available on Mac OS. While this may not seem like a huge development, it certainly voids Microsoft’s age-old strategy of keeping it restricted to Windows-only. […]

Microsoft Office for Android now available on Chrome OS

It’s good news for the few Chrome OS users out there. Microsoft is today extending support for Office on Android to Chrome OS. Every Chromebook will now get complete access to all programs and services of Microsoft Office starting today. […]

Xbox One Backward Compatibility completes one year with Skate 3

This week marked the one-year completion since backward compatibility was announced on the Xbox One by Microsoft. This feature allows your favorite Xbox 360 games to be played on the next-gen Xbox One. Since launch, numerous titles have been converted […]

Microsoft renews its Wearable Personal Information System Patent

It is widely known that Microsoft has no plans to continue its wearable series, with the Band 2 taken off the shelves last month, and no signs of a Band 3 in production or testing phase. But this development comes […]

Microsoft Selfie app for Android is now available

Microsoft Selfie is the company’s photo-editing app, which is now finally available on Android OS. The app debuted on the iOS Store in December 2015 and has garnered quite a few rave reviews. Microsoft has now brought all the features […]

How to watch US Presidential Elections and Results 2016 online

The much-awaited quad-yearly event of the US Presidential Elections is coming next week and everyone across the world is waiting with bated breath as to who will be the 46th president of the biggest superpower in the world. Watch US […]

Windows Update to get smaller thanks to Unified Update Platform (UUP)

Microsoft today announced the launch of the Unified Update Platform (UUP) – a major milestone in their ongoing campaign of creating a universal experience for their users. UUP will be an improvement that works across PC, tablet, phone, IoT, and HoloLens, […]

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Microsoft gets hit by Windows hack from Russia

Microsoft, recently, made a statement that their Windows operating system was hit by a newly discovered flaw that had been responsible for cyber attacks in the past. The company claims these attacks come from the same group that was previously linked to […]

LinkedIn launches Salary, a tool to make better career decisions

LinkedIn recently announced the launch of a new online tool – Salary – that has been designed to help professionals make informed career decisions on the platform. LinkedIn launches Salary Tool The company will make use of its 450 million+ user […]

Microsoft stops sales of Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 to all OEMs

After having mentioned October 31, 2016 as the final date for issuing out Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1 licenses to all OEMs, Microsoft has officially ended all sales for these 2 licenses to their vendors, including Dell, HP and […]

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Microsoft to overhaul Windows Defender in Windows 10 Creators Update

The Windows 10 Creators Update comes with a major update to Windows Defender.  Microsoft has announced that it would be developing a UWP (Universal Windows Platform) version for its security software – Windows Defender. Windows Defender to integrate other services Windows Defender might […]

Lenovo, HP and Dell are making the new $300 Windows VR headset

Microsoft recently announced big updates both on the hardware as well as software front. A new VR headset was part of the entire deal. But Microsoft is not the one developing them, it’s left to the OEMs. So, Lenovo, HP […]

The new Surface Book from Microsoft comes with a i7 processor

Microsoft recently announced the launch of the newest upgrade to their Surface Book laptop. The company released the new Surface Book that has 30% more battery life and twice the performance as compared to the first-gen model. Surface Book 2 […]

Microsoft increases investment in India; opens Cybersecurity centre

Showing utmost trust in the Indian market, tech giant Microsoft has announced another round of investment – in the form of improving cyber security in the country. Microsoft India on Friday launched a full-fledged Cybersecurity Engagement Centre (CSEC) in India. Cybersecurity […]