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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.
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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Google Chrome reporting Bitdefender Total Security is incompatible

As a measure to curb instances of crashing and abrupt closing of the browser, Google Chrome has rolled out a feature that alerts users about ‘Incompatible applications’. The same feature is now evoking a strong response from users as it lists […]

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Microsoft Surface Go now shipping at a base price starting $399

Microsoft has come up with an affordable variant of the Surface device – Microsoft Surface Go. It combines both, laptop performance, tablet portability and ships at a base price of $399. In today’s fast-paced existence, many of us play different […]

Windows Defender AV

Windows Defender AV has once again achieved 100% Protection scores

Any Windows user, facing challenges in the online world can receive quick emergency assistance from Windows Defender AV. The product offers flawless protection and its experts offer help against any real threat confronting security programs on the Internet. A recent […]

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Add sparks to your conversations with new updates in LinkedIn Messaging

A conversation can pick any format – discussion, talk, chat or gossip. While some appear formal, others can be tête-à-tête (private conversation between two people). To make this mode of expression more effective LinkedIn is equipping its app for both […]

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Yahoo Messenger service to shut down next month

In earlier times, Yahoo! Messenger was one of the most widely used platforms for communication, but more robust and modern alternatives like Facebook Messenger and other live chat plugins have lessened its appeal. As such, the company has decided to […]

Office 365 to get enhanced Anti-spoofing capabilities

Microsoft services like OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online, and Microsoft Teams are closely guarded by ATP (Advanced Threat Protection). Besides, there are numerous feature updates available in Office 365 threat protection service to address the evolution and advances in the […]

Mature version of Microsoft Edge browser for Android and iOS is out now

All interested users can now download and run Microsoft’s in-house flagship browser – Edge on their Android and iOS devices, respectively. The full-blown version of Edge browser is out! Its support for rival platforms will enable users to get a […]

SwiftKey Keyboard 7.0 receives a major update

In a big update, Microsoft’s market-leading intelligent keyboard SwiftKey has decided to replace its archaic Hub with an innovative Toolbar. So, beginning today, when users launch their keyboard an expandable menu will appear on the device’s screen thereby offering fast […]

Microsoft and Xiaomi jointly sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

A joint agreement between Microsoft and Xiaomi (Chinese electronics and software company) will likely see both working together on key technologies of future – Artificial Intelligence and Cloud computing. Yes, based on the signing of a strategic MoU, Xiaomi and […]

Be My Eyes app lends tech support via Microsoft Disability Answer Desk

Apart from helping its customers become more productive and achieve more, Microsoft’s mission is to empower people with disabilities. In pursuance of this objective, the company has partnered with a Danish startup – Be My Eyes to provide technical assistance […]

Microsoft for Startups program unveiled

Microsoft has reinforced its commitment towards providing startups with a mix of marketing help, technology and more by launching Microsoft for Startups program. Earlier too, the software giant had been encouraging startups via several initiatives like BizSpark credits for Azure, […]

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Mozilla writes an open letter on AADHAR and India’s data privacy laws

Ever since its inception, Aadhaar has been embroiled in running battles with an assorted group of privacy and rights activists. They fear the huge biometric database is susceptible to the threat of information leak. Moreover, it has few or no […]

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck hacked; loses half a billion dollars

Owning a currency riding in a speculative way has inherent dangers. The description holds true for Bitcoins holders in Japan. In an unfortunate incident, Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck lost $530 million to hacking. Coincheck hacked; loses half a billion dollars […]