About ChethanThimmappa@TWCN

Chethan Thimmappa is a technology blogger and a mobile app developer. His areas of interests lies in Windows, Windows Phone, Cross-Platform App development and End-user design paradigms. He is passionate about cars and bikes.

Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 11082

Technology Giant, Microsoft has pushed a new update for its Windows Insiders. The new Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 11082 is now available for Windows 10 insiders who are in the fast ring branch. The 11082 build doesn’t bring any […]

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Microsoft Edge Extensions for Reddit and Pinterest spotted

Two popular extensions made for Microsoft Edge browser was accidentally revealed today. A Twitter user by name WalkingCan captured a webpage that revealed details on Reddit and Pinterest extensions which were exclusively built for Microsoft Edge browser. Microsoft Edge Extensions […]

Cortana released to Android and iOS devices.

Cortana now available for Android and iOS

Microsoft has announced that its popular personal assistant service – Cortana is now available for download for Android and iOS. Cortana made its first debut on Windows Phone 8.1 which was later rolled out to Windows 10 PC and Mobile […]

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Speedtest ditches Adobe Flash in favour of HTML5; Public Beta live

Internet’s popular name Speedtest.net, the website that provides utility tool to measure speed of Internet connection has started phasing out dependency on Adobe Flash. The speedtest tool, the service which is used by millions of people across Internet is live […]

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Microsoft launches Lumia 550, an affordable 4G LTE Smartphone

Technology giant Microsoft made an announcement today that it is introducing Lumia 550 an affordable 4G LTE smartphone that  runs on latest Windows 10 Mobile OS. The device is up for sale in select markets at a price tag of […]

Microsoft releases Windows 10 SDK for Developers

The rollout of much awaited Windows 10 free upgrade from Microsoft has started from yesterday (July 29) across 190 countries. Along with the public roll out, the company made an official announcement that both Windows 10 and related developer tools […]

Cortana heading to India, Canada, etc, soon, via Insider Program

Microsoft has announced that in coming months, Cortana would be made available to customers in the Windows Insider Program in Japan and Australia, and the English version of Cortana will be available in Canada and India. Cortana coming to India and Canada On July 29th, […]

WhatsApp Calling on Windows Phone now available for all

Popular cross-platform messaging application WhatsApp has now rolled out voice calling feature for its Windows Phone client. The recent update to WhatsApp app on Windows Phone store read, WHATSAPP CALLING: Call your friends and family using WhatsApp for free, even if […]

Microsoft to retire Skype Windows Store app on July 7

In order to simplify the PC experience, Microsoft is retiring the Modern app for its Skype PC users. At the moment there exists 2 versions of Skype app for Windows 8.1 – one is traditional Skype desktop app and other […]

Box announces integration with Office Online

Box has announced that it is integrating seamlessly with Office Online for enterprise collaboration. Box’s new integration with Office Online powers its customers to easily collaborate with documents and digital content. The new features introduced in the Box enables users […]

Nokia’s ex-CEO Stephen Elop quits Microsoft

Nokia’s ex-CEO Stephen Elop who joined Microsoft as a head of Microsoft Devices Group (MDG) is leaving the company. The news broke out when Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft addressed an email to his employees about the organisational re-alignment and […]

Microsoft demonstrates MineCraft for HoloLens at E3 event

In the E3 event which was held at San Francisco, Microsoft demonstrated MinceCraft for HoloLens. Mojang, the company behind the popular game MineCraft was acquired by Microsoft last year. Mojang’s brand director, Lydia Winters was invited to the dais to […]

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Microsoft Edge moves on, says Goodbye to ActiveX, VBScript, attachEvent

Microsoft announced that a sizeable number of legacy IE technologies and features would not make it to Microsoft Edge – the recently announced modern web browser from the company. In one of their blogs, Microsoft detailed all the legacy technologies, […]

Windows 10 to ditch Patch Tuesday, to offer Security updates 24×7

In the Ignite 2015 event, Microsoft revealed that they are going to adopt new security mechanisms embedded in Windows 10. The new security mechanism includes a change in how software updates are delivered to end user devices. Windows Chief, Terry […]

Cortana in Windows 10 can book Uber cab, text using Viber and more

In the BUILD 2015 event, Microsoft announced that Universal Windows apps could integrate with Cortana – the personal digital assistant. The integration with Cortana brings new and rich experience to its customers to do more with voice. Viber, Uber, and […]

Microsoft announces Free Visual Studio Code for Linux, OSX and Windows

Microsoft announced a new cross-platform code editor called Visual Studio Code in the BUILD 2015 conference. Visual Studio Code is a first of its kind, lightweight cross-platform code editor for writing modern web and cloud applications that runs on OS […]

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Microsoft Edge Web Browser for Windows 10 announced

Microsoft has revealed a new default web browser for Windows 10 called Microsoft Edge in Build 2015 event. Microsoft’s new web browser was first revealed in the Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 10049, code named “Project Spartan“. Soon, “Microsoft Edge” […]

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Adobe and Microsoft partners to boost customer engagement through marketing

A strategic partnership was announced between Microsoft and Adobe at Adobe Summit in London. The partnership between the companies aims to transform and enhance customer engagement across sales, services and marketing. The convergence of Adobe’s industry leading Marketing Cloud Solutions […]

Defenders should design the best Graph to combat attackers, says Microsoft

Microsoft has shared few important tips to folks who are into network security, administration and design. Microsoft has shared details on aspects like having a right defender mindset, security dependencies and effectively designing and managing graphs. Defender Mindset In the instances […]

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Nokia confirms it has no plans to be in Handsets Business

Nokia reaffirmed that it currently has no plans to manufacture or sell consumer handsets. The statement by Nokia came after rumours started spreading that the company has plans to manufacture handsets in its R&D facility in China and wants to sell […]

Skype makes changes for its Facebook account users

Microsoft has announced some changes for its Skype users who sign in with their Facebook account. After April 21, users who login to Skype via their Facebook account are asked to download the latest version of Skype to fix this […]

Skype’s “Made for India” app to work on low speed network

Microsoft’s popular Internet based voice calling service Skype is planning to roll-out India specific version of Skype. The application specifically aims to deliver keeping India’s low speed 2G and 3G mobile network in mind. Skype also wants to target country’s […]

Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 10052 for Phones released

Microsoft has released Build 10052 of Windows 10 Technical Preview. The update has been reported to fix number of known issues present in the Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 10051. For those who don’t know, Windows 10 Technical Preview provides […]

Mojang confirms it has fixed Minecraft Vulnerabilities

Mojang, the company behind the popular Minecraft game has announced that it has fixed a security issue which exploited a loophole causing the game servers to crash. A security researcher by name Ammar Askar observed that the exploit allows any […]

Now you can backup WhatsApp Chats on Google Drive

A new version of WhatsApp client 2.12.45 now enables one to backup  and restore their WhatsApp chat conversations on Google Drive. WhatsApp is a popular messaging service in India and the rest of the world with over 800,000,000 monthly active […]

Microsoft announces Azure Service Fabric for Hyper-Scalable applications

Microsoft has announced a new cloud offering called Microsoft Azure Service Fabric which is essentially a platform that enables developers and ISVs to create cloud services with a high degree of scalability and customization. Service Fabric is in production internally for more […]

New Windows 10 Maps for Phone released

Microsoft has unveiled details on Maps app for Windows 10 for Phone. The new Maps app includes features like aerial imagery, rich local search data, and voice-guided navigation from Bing and HERE maps. What makes Microsoft’s upcoming OS different from […]