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Vasudev G. is a Technology Enthusiast. He is a Windows Insider MVP and is committed to Microsoft technologies and products.

Pakistan to filter Social and Political content on the Internet

For the purpose of social and political content filtering on the internet, Pakistan is implementing Netsweeper. The citizen Lab internet research group, based at the Munk, at the University of Toronto has reveled that Canada based Netsweeper internet filtering products […]

Coming soon : New real-time co-authoring for Office Web Apps

Today co-authoring exists across Office Web Apps allowing multiple people working on a single document at the same time. But there has always been requests for this co-authoring to be made more dynamic when working online. So that if one […]

Facebook introduces hashtags, soon will add trending hashtags too

Starting today, Facebook is introducing hashtags! This is just the first step, as it will be rolling out series of features to bring in front, a larger view of what’s happening or what conversations people are having. Hundreds of millions […]

Apple prefers Bing to power Siri’s web search in iOS 7

Siri in iOS 7 gets a new look, a new sound, new capabilities and don’t be surprised  – Bing will power Siri’s new integrated web search. Yes Bing replaces Google! This was announced at the Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference. As […]

Lenovo opens its first U.S.-based computer manufacturing facility

The world’s second-largest PC vendor, Lenovo hosted a grand opening ceremony of its first US-based PC production facility. The 240,000 square feet Whitsett facility is located about 10 miles east of Greensboro. The opening ceremony was attended by North Carolina […]

TweetDeck gets a new look with improved usability

It was request by many TweetDeck users had! They wanted to see an improved TweetDeck in terms of looks and features. And now TweetDeck has introduced a brand new look that will surely please its users. Matching with Twitter’s design aesthetics, this TweetDeck update provides a […]

ASUS announces innovative & stylish PC & Windows 8 optimized Mouse

At Computex in Taipei, ASUS announced Vivo PC and Vivo Mouse, two new devices, bringing innovative and artistic designs to home entertainment. Vivo PC is a compact desktop PC, so compact that its footprint is smaller than a sheet of A4 paper. […]

Vine for Android now available!

Twitter after launching Vine for iOS few months back, has now launched Vine for Android. As you know using Vine, one can create short 6 seconds looping videos in a simple and fun way and share them with family and […]

Microsoft takes the fight against botnets to the Cloud!

Malicious software is a  grave risk to computer users, businesses and Internet users in general. These risks can be in the form of bank fraud, denial of service attacks, identity and intellectual property theft and many more. Computer users who […]

Twitter introduces Login Verification for better protection

In recent times, we have been hearing about several websites data base being compromised – and Twitter wasn’t an exception. Twitter accounts too are being compromised by mail phishing schemes or breach of passwords. It can be pretty damaging when this […]

Skype comes to BlackBerry Z10

As the BlackBerry 10.1 operating system starts rolling out today for BlackBerry Z10 users, the Skype team too announced the availability of Skype Preview for Z10 devices. Earlier in April, the Skype preview version was made available for BlackBerry Q10 users. With […]

SkyDrive gets photo timeline view, 2x faster uploads & more

As we have been seeing, SkyDrive is regularly updated with new features. And this time, the new feature relates to the most common type of file we store on SkyDrive – photos. Photos are the most stored files in numbers as […]

SkyDrive used by over 250 million now

Microsoft has posted a ‘Thank You’ blog post thanking SkyDrive users. The reason? Over 250 million people are now using SkyDrive!! That’s a great achievement – and its users are still growing rapidly. It further goes on thanking all the […]

Hotmail to Outlook.com upgrade complete – 150 petabytes of email migrated

Since the launch of Outlook.com last year, in the process of retiring Hotmail email service, we have been seeing its continuous build up with regular feature additions. Listening to various users feedback, Microsoft has been implementing changes. When its preview […]

Skype video calling comes to Outlook.com

We had posted last month about Skype integration with Outlook.com – and today Microsoft announced that a preview of Skype video calling and messaging had started rolling out in Outlook.com. thus bringing two great communication experiences together all into the […]

Updated Bing Weather App for Windows 8 gets a dynamic map

A few days back Apps for Windows 8, that is News, Finance, Weather, Sports, Maps and Travel were refreshed and were rolled out a significant set of updates across the apps except the Bing Weather app. Today the Bing Weather […]

Outlook.com app for Android devices gets a major upgrade

A major upgrade for the Outlook.com app for Android devices was announced last week. This update overhauls the entire user interface and also adds number of new features. While Exchange ActiveSync provides a rich, powerful, network-optimized experience for Windows Phone, […]

GeoFlow for Excel 2013 announced – Plot data visually in 3D

GeoFlow for Excel 2013 was announced a few days back. While earlier in Nov 2012, the attendees of SharePoint Conference 2012 had received it, this is a Public Preview and will be integrated with Microsoft Excel 2013 later this year. GeoFlow is a  […]

SkyDrive app for iOS updated to v3.0

Today SkyDrive app for iOS has been updated to v3.0 . The update includes improved photo features, updated UI and few other features and enhancements. SkyDrive is a place to store all your files, be it be your documents, photos, notes , […]

The real reasons for the Hotmail & Outlook.com outage on March 12th

Yesterday there were some reports of people not able to access services from Hotmail, Outlook.com and SkyDrive. That was due to outage of Hotmail and other services. And Microsoft now has provided the details about this outage and tendered apology […]

Official Twitter client for Windows 8 released

After a long wait, Twitter has finally released its official app for Windows 8 today. This was announced on Windows Blog as well as the Twitter blog. There were already some Windows 8 Twitter Client apps like Tweetro, MetroTwit, etc available, but this […]

Skype integration with Outlook.com … Coming soon

A few days back we had posted that Outlook.com had come out of Preview Status and become the world’s fastest growing email service. This continuously improving modern email service has been built from the ground up. As you know Outlook.com is more than just […]

Firefox 19 released; introduces built-in PDF viewer

The new version of Firefox has been released and is now available for download. Firefox 19 introduces a built-in built PDF viewer making reading PDFs easier and allowing users to read PDFs directly within the browser. Firefox users will now, no longer need to install […]