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.

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 […]

Antivirus

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 […]

Tablet

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 […]

Messaging App

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 […]

yahoo

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, […]

AADHAR

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 […]

Microsoft to retire HomeGroup feature permanently

The latest Windows Insider build 17063 happens to be 9th Insider Preview build of Windows 10 released after the Fall Creators Update. It comes via new “RS4” (RedStone3) development branch and includes tons of new features. For instance, improved gestures […]

Surface Pro and Surface Laptop

Surface Book 2 Recovery Image is now available

Following every new release of Windows 10 device users expect its recovery image to be released soon thereafter. Microsoft’s line of PCs does not feature any physical recovery media in the box. And so, Microsoft has come up with Surface […]

Windows 10 DirectX 12

DirectX 12 features in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Microsoft’s attempt to push Windows 10 for every computer gradually led to the spread of DirectX 12 on Windows computers and tablets. It exhibited the graphical prowess of the operating system which unleashed a whole new era in PC gaming. […]

Security

Microsoft partners with Bitdefender, Lookout, Ziften to extend Windows Defender ATP

Enhancing its partnership furthermore with Bitdefender and other leading security companies like Lookout, and Ziften, Microsoft is planning to create an ecosystem for Windows Defender ATP capable of detecting threats across different platforms (Mac, Linux, Android, etc). The new capability […]