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  • Microsoft plans to create universal video games that can run on both Xbox One consoles and PCs 14 hours 1 minutes ago

    San Francisco: Microsoft is attempting to break down the walls surrounding console gaming. Phil Spencer, head of the company's video game division, detailed Microsoft's plan for game makers to create universal apps that can run on both Xbox One consoles and PCs with Windows 10, as well as smartphones, tablets and...
  • This online dating app is Tinder-style, custom-built for India Yesterday

    New Delhi: A new online dating app, TrulyMadly, which is based on Tinder has been custom-built for India keeping its social and cultural nuances in consideration. The app has been developed to cater to the 18-26 year-old Indian demographic and similar to Tinder, it allows for private conversations. However, as the...
  • No new Microsoft flagship devices till Windows 10 release: Report 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Following the launch of its two new budget smartphones, Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL, at the Barcelona event, Microsoft has announced that it will not be rolling out new flagship devices till its latest Windows 10 is officially unveiled later this year. A report in The Verge quoted...
  • BlackBerry plans to broaden its cross-platform strategy; to provide its security, productivity, communication tools to iOS, Android, Windows devices 3 days ago

    Toronto: BlackBerry announced on Sunday that it plans to expand its cross-platform strategy and deliver its often admired security, productivity and communication tools to any smartphone or tablet device running iOS, Android or Windows. The one-time smartphone sector pioneer's devices have waned in popularity in recent years, but in a bid...
  • Is Microsoft bringing 'People Sense' to make up for deleting 'Rooms' app from Windows Phone 10? February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft recently announced that it was pulling out the Rooms app from its upcoming Windows Phone 10 OS. Rooms was one of the biggest new features in Windows Phone and allowed users to hold conversations and share photos, notes, and calendars in private groups. Launched with the Windows Phone...
  • Superfish: All that you should know about the Lenovo malware controversy and what you need to do February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: This week we came across Superfish - a fishy concept about an adware spotted in Lenovo's consumer notebooks that put the devices open to vulnerabilities. While Lenovo issued statements saying the application was meant to enhance online shopping experience of Lenovo notebook users, it also acknowledged the fact that...
  • Microsoft updates Windows Defender to actively root out Superfish adware from Lenovo laptops February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: In what comes as a relief to Lenovo consumers who have been perturbed by the computer maker's recently exposed attempt at adding more ads in Google search through its pre-installed adware-Superfish, researchers have found out that Microsoft's onboard anti-virus software is now actively removing the adware. Microsoft's Windows Defender...
  • Microsoft pulls out Windows Phone's Rooms group chat feature February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft is officially lowering down the curtains to its Rooms group chat feature that was rolled out with the Windows Phone 8 back in 2012. Rooms was one of the biggest new features in the phone and allowed users to hold conversations and share photos, notes, and calendars in...
  • Microsoft's Windows 10 will have biometric authentication feature February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft has announced that its upcoming Windows 10 will have biometric feature, enabling users to access their devices without entering passwords. The software giant said that the OS will support the next version of the Fast Identification Online (FIDO) spec, which will allow devices to work with third-party biometric...
  • Goodbye GTalk: Google to shut down Google Talk Windows app today February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The much-used Google Talk application for Windows (also referred to as GTalk or GChat), that had been ignored by Google for quite some time now, is finally shutting shop. Google had been alerting users that the Google Talk app for Windows will stop working on February 16, 2014....
  • 'Apple's iOS mobile platform dominates in enterprise segment' February 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Apple's iOS mobile platform dominates the enterprise segment with about 64 per cent share worldwide in 2014, followed by Android with 27 per cent and Windows at 9 per cent, a report by virtualisation solutions firm Citrix said today. "iOS remains the dominant mobile platform in the enterprise at...
  • Acer One: Acer launches new tablet-cum-laptop in India at Rs 19,999 February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Taiwanese tech major Acer has launched its new tablet-cum-notebook Acer One in India at a price of Rs 19,990. The 2-in-1 device features a magnetic detachable hinge design for transition between its four modes - notebook, pad, display, and tent. The Acer One with up to 32GB of storage...
  • Microsoft Office 2016 will be available in the second half of 2015 January 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft's updated version of Office for desktop will be called Office 2016, and is expected to arrive in the second half of 2015. Although the company is yet to reveal specific details about the software, it has announced that Office 2016 will be available later this year. "We will...
  • Microsoft HoloLens: Microsoft shows off a wearable 3D gadget that lets users view holograms January 22, 2015

    Seattle: Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled a holographic lens device that allows users to see three-dimensional renderings of computer-generated images. The device, called Microsoft HoloLens, has no wires and looks like a visor. The HoloLens is worn over the eyes like virtual reality headsets. While it's unclear when it might be available...
  • Microsoft's Windows 10 to be available as a free upgrade to Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8.1 users January 21, 2015

    Seattle: Microsoft will give away its upcoming Windows 10 operating system as a free upgrade to users of the most recent versions of Windows and Windows Phone, as the world's largest software company tries to hold onto customers in the new mobile era that has largely bypassed it. The announcement by...
  • Windows 10: Microsoft to show off more features of the next version of Windows January 21, 2015

    Redmond: Microsoft will use an event on Wednesday to offer a wider glimpse of the next version of Windows. The company is planning to show off new features of its flagship operating system - and possibly an improved Internet browser and more uses for Microsoft's voice-controlled digital assistant, Cortana. Executives will...
  • Asus' 11.6-inch EeeBook laptop coming to India today; to be competitively priced January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Asus is all set to launch its affordable EeeBook X205 laptop in India on January 21. The company has also made it clear that the device will be priced under Rs 20,000. The Asus EeeBook X205, which debuted last year during IFA 2014, is a 11.6-inch Windows 8.1 notebook...
  • Lumia 435, Lumia 532: Microsoft unveils two new low-cost smartphones January 15, 2015

    Washington: Microsoft unveiled two new low-cost smartphones - Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 - aimed at pushing its Windows Phone operating system to users in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. The two Lumia handsets - made by the unit of Finnish-based Nokia which Microsoft acquired last year - will...
  • Corporate fraud in India rose 45 per cent last 2 years: Study January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Corporate frauds rose by over 45 per cent in India in the last two years and the lurking risk has been dissuading global companies from investing in India, said a study. Corporate frauds arose out of corruption, money laundering, tax evasion, window dressing, financial reporting fraud and bribery...
  • Microsoft hits out at Google for revealing an unpatched Windows 8.1 security flaw January 13, 2015

    Seattle: Microsoft has complained publicly about tech rival Google revealing a security flaw in its Windows 8.1 system just days before Microsoft was scheduled to roll out a fix for the problem, potentially exposing users to hacking. The spat highlights an ever-present tension in the software security sector between those who...
  • Alcatel unveils OneTouch Pixi 3 OS-agnostic smartphones that can run Android, Windows or Firefox January 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Alcatel will be showcasing a new series of smartphones at the upcoming CES 2015, that begins in Las Vegas on January 6. Alcatel's Pixi 3 series includes four 'affordable' smartphones in four different screen sizes. The USP of the Pixi 3 phones is that they are compatible with...
  • Microsoft's Windows 10 may have new browser 'Spartan'; Internet Explorer on way out January 1, 2015

    Houston: Internet Explorer, Microsoft's venerable but often despised web browser, may be on its way out, it has been claimed. The new browser, codenamed at this point as Spartan, will be unveiled on January 21, in the company's hometown of Redmond, Washington, when Microsoft shows off Windows 10 for the first...
  • Affordability, user experience to rule smartphone market in 2015 December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: When it comes to a big market forcing a crash in the priceline, India showed its might in the smartphones arena during 2014 with companies launching a plethora of affordable devices, but it also embraced the pricey new models of iconic iPhone with equal enthusiasm. In the new year,...
  • Lumia 638: Microsoft launches the most affordable 4G Windows Phone smartphone in India at Rs 8299 December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft launched its most affordable smartphone 4G device in the country - Lumia 638 - powered by Windows Phone 8.1 operating system for Rs 8,299. The smartphone, sporting a 4.5-inch screen, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 5MP camera, 8GB memory (expandable upto 128GB)...
  • Want someone to wake you up in the morning? Here's an app for you December 15, 2014

    New York: Wish to hear a stranger's voice instead of an alarm bell the first thing in the morning? Then the Wakie app is meant just for you. Already available for download on Android and Windows phone, the app is now also on iOS, a mobile operating system developed by Apple...
  • Windows 10: Microsoft's next version of Windows OS likely to be released in September 2015 December 11, 2014

    Seattle: Microsoft expects to have its new Windows 10 operating system on the market by autumn 2015, slightly later than previous comments had suggested. Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner told Japanese news service Nikkei on Wednesday that the new system would be released "early next fall." Microsoft has not publicly set a...
  • Toshiba WT-8: Toshiba's 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet launched in India at Rs 15,490 December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Toshiba has announced the India launch of its Windows 8.1 Tablet WT-8, powered by Intel AtomTM Processor Z3735G. The WT-8 tablet The WT-8 tablet is exclusively available on Amazon.in at a price of Rs 15,490. Available in an 8-inch screen size, the Toshiba WT-8 comes equipped with a bright...