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.

Windows 10 is likely to get new features in March 2017

Windows 10, the most popular desktop operating system in the world, is likely to get its next major update in March 2017. Microsoft codenames Windows 10 versions with a YYMM(Year, Month) label. In accordance to that Version 1703 probably indicates […]

Now access e-mail on your Xbox One with MailOnX

If you own a Xbox One and have been missing out on checking your mail, well there’s good news for you. The team at RedWater Technologies just launched MailOnX – the first dedicated email client for Xbox One. It has been designed […]

AdwCleaner acquired by Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes, the popular malware prevention and remediation company, today announced a complete acquisition of AdwCleaner, the free software that has been riding on its success within the last few months. AdwCleaner is one of the worlds most frequently downloaded tools for removing  Adware, […]

Microsoft develops breakthrough human-like speech technology

In a major breakthrough for artificial intelligence, Microsoft has developed a new speech recognition software that can identify actions and tasks almost as well as an actual human can. In a paper published this week, a dedicated team from the Microsoft […]

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NYPD to upgrade 36,000 police phones to Windows 10 Mobile

In a big step towards improved security and better user interface, the New York Police Department has plans to upgrade the official smartphones of their entire fleet to Windows 10 Mobile, the latest from Microsoft. The NYPD reports that the […]

Samsung TabPro S Gold Edition with 8GB RAM launched

Samsung today announced the launch of the special Gold Edition of their popular tablet, TabPro S. This new variant running Windows 10  has 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage, double that of the standard version. The color and […]

Microsoft Researcher predicts an 87% chance of Hillary winning the election

Microsoft’s Bing Predict is a relatively new product that helps predict election results around the world. The unique technology picks up data from politically related searches to collaborate and incorporate real-time information into the predictions; things like the social media preference […]

Microsoft Xbox One beats Sony PS4 sales for third month in a row

Industry data tracking firm, the NPD Group, just released sales figures for September 2016 and it seems that Xbox One sales have yet again beaten Sony PS4 (or that matter, any competing console) sales, on a monthly basis, continuously for […]

Microsoft notices uneven rates of malware infections around the globe

Malware is a huge issue for Microsoft with its business based solely on software. Their bi-annual Security Intelligence Report (SIR) just came out and it shows the intensity of malware attacks from different parts of the world. The company releases […]

Russian Speech Translation now available on Skype Translator

Skype Translator, today, announced the addition of the Russian language to its kitty of over nine languages, including Arabic, Chinese Mandarin, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian) and Spanish. Skype Translator will translate Russian language With this addition, a large number […]

Speedtest launches new Windows 10 app for PC

Speedtest, the most popular connectivity speed tracking service, now has a new address on your Windows 10 PC. The developer, Ookla, has launched a new app on the Windows Store for Windows 10 PC users. Speedtest app for Windows 10 […]

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Device Management Update rolls out for Firefox Account Users

Mozilla today announced that they are rolling out Device Management features for all Firefox Account users across the globe. This new feature will help give users a clear overview of all services attached to the account, and provide them with efficient control over […]

Oculus lowers minimum PC specifications to get VR to more users

Oculus Rift held a press event on Thursday to announce the latest updates on the VR front. Among them was a big update that will now allow users with lower PC specifications to hop onto the VR bandwagon, which earlier […]

Adobe Flash Player to remain on Microsoft browsers

Microsoft’s Security Staff on Monday announced that they have made the decision of keeping Adobe Flash Player as default in both the Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge browsers in Windows 10. Adobe Flash Player to remain on IE & Edge […]

Microsoft discontinues Band 2, pulls stock from stores

In a surprising turn of events, Microsoft has decided to discontinue its wearable category and pull out remaining units of the Band 2 from all retail stores across the world. The company had ventured into wearables in 2014 with the […]

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Flower Recognition is a new iOS app from Microsoft Garage

Ever needed a tool on your iPhone to easily recognize what flower you are looking at? Well, there’s an app for that. Flower Recognition is the latest app from the Microsoft Garage team, exclusive to iOS. Flower Recognition app for […]

Microsoft announces new AI group with 5,000 employees

After months of speculation, Microsoft on Thursday announced that a separate team has been formed inside the organization that will focus primarily on the company’s AI product efforts. Microsoft also mentioned that over 5,000 of their engineers and computer scientists […]

OneDrive updated with features like SharePoint Online Sync Preview

The Microsoft Ignite 2016 conference is currently underway in Atlanta and the company is making some huge announcements all across the 5-day action packed event. One of the big announcements today was major updates to OneDrive, the cloud-based storage service. […]

Surface Book wins ‘Notebook Of The Year’ at T3 Awards

The annual T3 Awards 2016 are currently underway in the UK and the Microsoft Surface Book just won the ‘Notebook Of The Year‘ award for this year. The awards, often referred to as the ‘Oscars Of Tech’ saw big players like […]

Microsoft announces new Windows 10 and Office 365 updates at Ignite

Microsoft Ignite, the world’s biggest enterprise-focused IT conference, is currently underway, and a lot of exciting developments from the company’s core business are to be revealed in the next couple of days. Microsoft announced big security features for Windows and […]

Xbox One Wireless Controller to support Samsung Gear VR

Xbox One Wireless Controller to support Samsung Gear VR

Microsoft today announced that their Xbox One Wireless Controller would now be available to use with the Samsung Gear VR – earlier accessible only with Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. Xbox One Wireless Controller support comes to Samsung Gear […]

China, US top the list of countries using IoT devices for DDoS attacks

IoT or Internet of Things is a relatively new concept and is currently catching up with consumers around the world. But with any kind of upcoming technology comes the risk of frequent malware attacks. In fact, 2015 was a record year […]

Skype can be used for Aadhaar-based ID check – Microsoft

Microsoft India today released a statement wherein the company claims it has presented to the central government how Skype, as a platform, can be used for online authentication of ID checks in co-operation with the Aadhaar ID database. The company […]

Call of Duty 3 is now on Xbox One, thanks to Backward Compatibility

Released initially on November 10th, 2006, Call of Duty 3 is coming to next-gen consoles, thanks to Xbox One’s backward compatibility features launched by Microsoft just a couple of months back. Those who prefer reliving the classic times of this […]

Truecaller updates Windows 10 Mobile app with Offline Caller ID

Truecaller, the popular calling and tracking app, just announced their latest update to the Windows 10 Mobile app that brings in newer features like Offline Caller ID and more. Truecaller for Windows 10 Mobile gets an Offline Caller ID The […]

Microsoft to launch share buyback scheme worth $40 billion

Microsoft has announced that it would be running a share buyback scheme for all its retail shareholders, wherein it would be buying back around $40 billion worth or 9% of its current $440 market valuation. A similar buyback scheme was launched […]

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The Nokia 216 is Microsoft’s new feature phone

Microsoft today launched its first feature phone for 2016, the Nokia 216, at Rs. 2,495 in India. Targeted at non-tech-savvy users, the Nokia 216 lasts for 24 days on a single full charge, and can act as a great secondary […]

Latest WhatsApp Beta for Windows Phone has a new camera shortcut

It’s finally some good news for Windows Phone users who love to use WhatsApp. The latest WhatsApp beta for Windows Phone has brought in the much-awaited camera icon that allows quick sharing of photos and videos from your gallery. The […]

Twitter relaxes 140-character limit, to only include text

Twitter, on Monday, announced that the social networking website would be relaxing the rules on their trademark 140-character limit. Tweets will hold steady that limit but things like GIFs, images, videos, polls and quote tweets won’t be added to the […]