About HemantSaxena@TWCN

The author Hemant Saxena is a post-graduate in technology and has an immense interest in following Microsoft and other technology developments around the world. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player.

Firefox Fission will avert nasty Spectre-style attacks

One of the most widely feared and an unpopular, unpleasant instance experienced in the online world was the discovery of Spectre. The vulnerability affected nearly every computer chip (modern processors) manufactured in the last 20 years and impacted system performance […]

Skype Feature

Microsoft adds Background Blur feature to Skype

Depending on your platform or a device, Skype offers different options and features for its users. The latest version offers even more! It adds background blur in Skype video calls. With this new feature available, Skype users can reduce the […]

Microsoft Service

Microsoft releases eBook to learn Azure in a month of Lunches

To help developers build and run their applications, services and integrate upcoming technologies, Microsoft has released an eBook – Learn Azure in a Month of Lunches. The eBook offers great insights into entry into cloud administration. Besides, it also gives […]

Windows 10 Home v1903 may get “Pause Updates” option

Installing or upgrading to Windows 10 Pro offers you more options than Windows 10 Home to manage system updates on your terms. Not anymore! A piece of recent news suggests that Microsoft will finally allow Windows 10 Home users to […]

wannacry

WannaCry ransomware is dormant on thousands of computers

The latest reports on WannaCry ransomware suggests the malware continues to remain a potent threat. Even after a year of its outbreak, WannaCry ransomware has not been eradicated completely. It is currently dormant and therefore, still has the potential to […]

Google Quiz contest

Guess the year’s top trends with Google’s Game of the Year Quiz

The search engine giant – Google has launched the first-ever game based on Google Search trends. It’s called ‘Game of the year’ quiz. As we know, the company releases a roundup of its top search trends every year, but this […]

Social network

Facebook accidentally exposes personal data of 6.8 million users

Barely, the dust over Google Plus data breach incident had settled, we learned another incident where Facebook exposed personal data of over 6.8 million users. The popular social networking site acknowledged that a bug found in its API exposed photos of […]

office 365 consumer

A consumer version of Microsoft 365 bundle could be on the anvil

A job posting on the Microsoft Career website reveals, the software-giant is mulling to develop a consumer version of its Microsoft 365 bundle. The company, however, is yet to announce it publicly. Microsoft 365 bundle for consumers The news broke […]

Google Plus to shut down in April now, after new data leak

Google Plus will shut down on a date earlier than planned. The rescheduling is followed by the discovery of a security flaw discovered in the Google Plus People API. The bug inadvertently exposes the personal information of 52.5 million Google […]

windows-10-logo

Microsoft withdraws Windows 10 Update that causes BSOD

Windows 10 Optional updates apply to Windows features or Microsoft-related software. They do not necessarily fix any security issues. However, they can interfere with the functioning of software or drivers. The Optional Update, KB4467682 added to OS Build 17134.441 is […]

Windows 10

Microsoft blocks Windows 10 v1809 Upgrade on some Intel PCs

Microsoft has blocked the October 2018 Update being delivered to systems running Windows 10 on some Intel PCs. Specifically those computers running Intel driver versions 24.20.100.6344, 24.20.100.6345 have been blocked. Incompatible Intel Graphics drivers force Microsoft to block Windows 10 […]

Microsoft makes support for Windows 10 on ARM development official

Most electronic gadgets (computers and smartphones) around the world have become a part of our daily life and to a great extent, we remain dependent on them. These gadgets often come equipped with processors that not only occupy less space […]

Microsoft Word

Microsoft rolls out a new AI-powered To-Do feature for Word

The explosion of digital data coupled by advancement in technology has enabled tech giants like Microsoft to create a whole new world of possibilities. They have started building solutions powered by Artificial Intelligence. Some have already been enrolled in Office […]

Linux

Microsoft ports ProcDump to Linux; Other SysInternal tools to follow

Microsoft is also planning to port the highly popular Sysinternals tools to Linux. It has started with ProcDump – and its version for Linux is now available. This tool offers a convenient way for Linux developers to create core dumps […]

Photo Sharing site

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 […]

Text Annotation

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 […]

Paul Allen

Seattle Billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

The philanthropist and co-founder of the software giant – Microsoft, Paul Allen is no more. He died from complications related to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of cancer that starts in lymphocytes (WBCs) playing an important role in the body’s immune […]

Easter Egg

Discover and play Google’s secret Text Adventure game

Google Search not only lets you discover things but also play secret games hidden inside it. This was confirmed once again when some user accidentally discovered Search has a ‘Text adventure’ game hidden inside element codes of Google Search. If […]

KB3148812 update

Microsoft explains why Windows 7 Update KB3177467 failed

Microsoft regularly releases major updates for its popular operating system – Windows. However, such frequent releases often create confusion among users. To avoid this, Microsoft will release future Windows Servicing Stack Updates (SSUs) as part of its monthly update rollups. […]

Virobot Ransomware with Botnet spreading via Microsoft Outlook

Despite efforts to sniff it out, Spams continue to live. Microsoft Outlook supports some features that help to slow it down. Still, this menace continues to grow and expand its reach furthermore. The new Virobot ransomware-botnet is a case in […]

Windows Defender consistently achieving high scores in independent AV tests

Advances in technology have enabled security researchers to build intelligent security software to protect the modern workplace. Microsoft too ensures that its customers have control over their devices and experiences from the latest threats. Its unified endpoint security platform, Windows […]

Windows 10 ‘warns’ users to use Edge instead of other browsers

It appears Microsoft has come up with a new trick to convince Windows 10 users to use Microsoft Edge instead of rival browsers from Google, Mozilla, etc. This inference rests on the premise that the new Insider Build 17744 for […]

Microsoft makes its Office 365 consumer subscriptions more attractive

There’s good news for Office 365 subscribers. Coming October 2nd, 2018, Microsoft will remove the install limit on devices. Moreover, the company will add a greater number of users permissible under a single Office 365 Home plan without charging any […]

Windows 10 stable users seeing Insider Build notifications

Soon after the release of Windows 10 Insider Fast ring build 17751, there was a bit of outrage over a notification prompting users to update their Windows 10 device. Why? The toast notification for Windows 10 Insider Update wasn’t just […]

Microsoft

Local privilege escalation vulnerability found in Windows Task Scheduler

A recent finding published by CERT  (Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University) in its Vulnerability Notes Database highlights a worrying situation. The report suggests the Microsoft Windows Task Scheduler contains a vulnerability in the handling of ALPC that can allow […]