About AnkitGupta@TWCN

Ankit Gupta is a writer by profession and has more than 7 years of global writing experience on technology and other areas. He follows technological developments and likes to write about Windows & IT security. He has a deep liking for wild life and has written a book on Top Tiger Parks of India.
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Twitter follows Facebook, starts cookie based ad targeting

Taking a cue from Facebook, Twitter Inc. said on Wednesday that it is experimenting new ways to tailor ads where it will scan your account info to show you promoted tweets. With this move, Twitter joins firms like Facebook, Google, […]

Facebook 5.0

Facebook 5.0 for Windows Phone 8 is live

Calling it as a major update for its Windows Phone 8 applications, Microsoft announced Facebook 5.0 for Windows Phone 8.Crediting its Facebook Beta Program, launched a few months ago, Microsoft said that the new version is the first big dividend […]

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Microsoft’s US smartphone market share dip again, Blackberry bleeds

The latest figures from research firm ComScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, indicate trouble for Microsoft and Blackberry smartphone business as both see dip in their US smartphone market share for the second consecutive month. The May 2013 […]

Bing for School

Microsoft announces The Bing For Schools Program

Microsoft is not only ahead to bring new apps, but it is also thinks about people’s goodwill. Microsoft is often seen enthusiastically participating in social causes and initiating some social centric programs. This time, Microsoft has announced ‘The Bing for […]


Bug leaked contact Information of 6 million users, admits Facebook

Facebook, today admitted that contact information of approximately 6 million users was leaked due to a bug penetrating its DYI (Download your information) tool. The social media giant said that the bug could have disclosed email addresses or telephone numbers […]

Microsoft drops 24hrs connection requirement for Xbox One

In a move to bring back the interest of the gaming community towards Xbox One, Microsoft announced a roll back on the controversial Xbox One features of mandatory internet connection requirement and game sharing limitations. This announcement comes in the […]

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Skype launches free video messaging for Windows 8 users

If you love recording videos, now  it’s time that you share them as well. And what’s better than sharing it through your Skype account. Yes! Video messaging has come to Skype. With Skype video messaging you can now share your […]


Social Bots are on the rise, and marching, says Microsoft

If the growth of social networking websites is a known fact then so is the emergence of social bots. In social sites people found and adopted an innovative way to connect and communicate. But social networking did not only attracted […]


PS4 outsmarts Xbox One, says I am cheaper and constantly connected

Yesterday, at E3 2013, Sony finally unveiled the look of its upcoming gaming console “PlayStation 4”. However more than the look of the “PS4” (which Sony had put under wraps for some time) it was its competitive price that surprised […]

Windows Phone 8

Temple Run Brave is now ‘running’ on Windows Phone 8

Windows Phone 8 loves to surprise its users by adding new features, application and games. This time Windows Phone 8 has brought Temple Run: Brave, the latest sequel of the famous video game, Temple Run. Temple run Brave is the game […]

Xbox One

Internet Pills required to play Xbox one beyond 24 hours

Releasing later this year, Xbox One, the next-generation gaming console is an exciting offering from Microsoft. Expectedly it has been hitting  headlines with people discussing about its online features and new benefits for the gamers. However, if you read more […]

Halo Spartan Assault

Halo Spartan Assault for Windows 8 PCs & Tablets unveiled

Good news for the gaming lovers; especially for the fans of Halo game series! Microsoft and the makers of Halo, 343 Industries, have unveiled the new game entry to Halo series, named as Halo: Spartan Assault. The game will debut […]

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Adobe Reader app for Windows Phone 8 is now available for free

A small but an important update for Windows Phone 8 users. Microsoft announced that the official Adobe Reader app for Windows Phone 8, allowing its users to open and read a wide variety of PDF documents. The application was a much […]

Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer contemplates major restructuring in Microsoft

In a move that can be termed as showing lot of assurance to its shareholders and investors, Microsoft’s CEO, Steve Ballmer is said to be working on restructuring Microsoft into a more “devices and services” company rather than just focusing […]

Windows 8 Tablet

Acer to introduce Iconia W3, an 8-inch Windows 8 Tablet

Finally, Acer Iconia W3, one of the first 8” full version Windows 8 Tablet is here! What started as a rumor when full running 8” Windows 8 Tablet were shown “available” on Amazon, is now very much official. Acer Iconia W3 Today, […]

Windows Phone new commercial pulls Samsung Galaxy S4 over price

Believe it or not, Windows Phone knows how to take on the competitors. Latest on the list is Samsung Galaxy S4. If you remember, not long ago it was Android and iPhone who were mocked by a Windows Phone commercial. The […]

Oracle reveals plans to make Java more secure

Java is one of the most widely used programming languages with a user base of more than 10 million worldwide. Launched in 2012, by James Gosling at Sun Microsystems, it was later acquired by Oracle in January 2010. Of late […]

Why is Bill Gates coming to India – 3 reasons!

Bill Gates is certainly a man who believes in changing the world for better. His frequent visits to India and the initiatives he has taken for the development of the poor and the underprivileged have certainly contributed in their struggle […]

Microsoft Lync

Skype shakes hand with Microsoft Lync, makes contact sharing possible

“Let’s connect with each other”, is what the users of Skype and Microsoft Lync will say from now on. Microsoft today announced the integration of Skype and Lync platforms, enabling customers from both the platforms to connect with each other. […]

Chrome Roll IT

Google launches ROLL IT campaign for Chrome browser

We often connect two devices for the tasks such as connecting to the internet, transferring data from one device to another and many more. However, what will it be like if you can use both your computer and your phone […]

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Don’t restrict employees from using Social tools, says Microsoft

The latest report from Microsoft is an eye opener for companies that have laid restrictions on the usage of social tools within their workplace. As per the new Microsoft survey, nearly half of the employees say that the use of social tools […]

Windows Dev Center

Microsoft launches new revamped Windows Dev Center

The Windows Dev Centre was launched in October, 2011. Since then, Microsoft has worked on it continuously to increase its efficiency. Microsoft’s team works closely with software architects and developers all across the world to understand the requirements and then […]

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Symantec kills PC Tools product line, including Spyware Doctor

Symantec, the security software vendor, recently killed its PC Tools security product lines. It was in October 2008 that Symantec had acquired PC Tools, a global provider of security and utility products, including the then popular Spyware Doctor. The announcement can […]

Patent Wars: Google loses to Microsoft over Xbox

Google’s latest loss over patents came yesterday when the US International Trade Commission turned down their request for a ban on Microsoft’s Xbox after finding that the gaming device did not violate a patent owned by Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility. […]


Facebook popularity dipping among Teenagers; Twitter gaining

We love Facebook, don’t we?  It is still the most popular social networking site today. But often you will find people complaining about non-replies, delayed response, non-acceptance of a requests, missing birthday wishes, and many more activities where social expectations […]


Itsdagram becomes #1 selling application on Windows Phone

There is no stopping Itsdagram now! Doesn’t matter if it is available only in a paid version, it does not deter Windows Phone users downloading it.  Such has been the popularity of this Instagram application that it has seen over 22,500 downloads in […]