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  • Microsoft to bring back classic Solitaire game with Windows 10 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Microsoft is going to make all you Solitaire lovers happy. The iconic cards game which was removed from the Windows 8 version is all set to return with the software giant's latest Windows 10 platform. The game was spotted in the preview build of the latest software, which might...
  • Windows 10 OS likely to be released in the end of July 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Microsoft's highly-awaited Windows 10 OS will be released towards the end of July, the company's OEM executive has revealed. Microsoft's hardware partner, AMD, reported a loss of $180 million in its first quarter, but president and CEO, Lisa Su believes that the release of the latest operating system could...
  • Top 10: 4G smartphones under Rs 10,000 available in India April 20, 2015

    4G connectivity is the new battleground for smartphone makers to compete on in the low-cost segment. From Xiaomi to Lenovo to Microsoft, smartphone manufacturers are aggressively pushing their budget 4G devices to the Indian market. Our list of sub-Rs 10K 4G smartphones in India may help you pick a right...
  • Hackers bring Cortana, Microsoft's voice assistant, to Android April 20, 2015

    New Delhi: While Microsoft is far from extending its digital assistant, Cortana, onto other platforms, a group of Italian hackers took the responsibility of doing just that and bring the virtual voice program to Android. Voice-based Cortana was introduced following Apple's Siri and is named after the Al companion from the...
  • Russian hackers used two unknown flaws in Windows, Flash to penetrate target machines April 20, 2015

    San Francisco: A widely reported Russian cyber-spying campaign against diplomatic targets in the United States and elsewhere has been using two previously unknown flaws in software to penetrate target machines, a security company investigating the matter said on Saturday. FireEye Inc , a prominent US security company, said the espionage effort...
  • Windows 10 Phone Maps app will now also help you find things to do April 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Maps are, well, just maps. They help you find a route to your destination and gauge traffic. But, Microsoft is aiming to bring in more functionality to its mobile maps than just helping you locate places. The software giant is updating its map app, which will now be...
  • Microsoft finally brings touch-friendly Office apps to Windows phones April 18, 2015

    San Francisco: Microsoft Corp on Friday unveiled a long-awaited suite of touch-friendly Office apps that allow Windows phone users to work on Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents on their phones with touch commands and to transfer them easily between devices. Test versions of what Microsoft is calling its Office Universal apps...
  • Microsoft Lumia 540: Microsoft launches affordable dual-SIM smartphone with 5-inch display, 8MP camera April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft has launched a new affordable smartphone - the Lumia 540. The dual-SIM phone carries a price tag of $150 and features a 5-inch HD (1280 x 720) display, 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, and a 5-megapixel front camera. The Lumia 540 comes with 8 GB of on-board...
  • A new security flaw in Microsoft Windows allows hackers to steal users' login credentials: Researchers April 14, 2015

    Seattle: Computer security researchers said they have uncovered a new variation on an old weakness in Microsoft's Windows operating system that could theoretically allow hackers to steal login credentials from hundreds of millions of PCs. The vulnerability, named 'Redirect to SMB' by security firm Cylance, is similar to one found in...
  • Microsoft Lumia 640, Lumia 640XL now available in India for Rs 11,999 and Rs 15,799 April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The long-anticipated Microsoft Lumia 640 and 640 XL smartphones have been launched in India today. The phones 'that help you #AchieveMore' have been priced at Rs 11,999 and Rs 15,799 respectively. The Microsoft Lumia 640 dual-SIM smartphone sports a 5-inch HD display and is packed with a 1.2 GHz...
  • Microsoft is getting closer to having its own competitor to Apple Pay April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: After Google Wallet and Apple Pay you will soon have the option of Microsoft Pay. The software giant has received approval for its payments transfer service from one state in the US, a stepping stone to the company's wider ambition of providing the service throughout. Business analyst, Faizal Khan,...
  • Microsoft Lumia 640, 640 XL budget smartphones likely to be launched today in India April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft is expected to introduce today its recently announced Lumia 640 and Lumia 640XL smartphones in India. The company had started sending out media invites with a tagline "Inspiration doesn't only work 9 to 5!" for its event on Tuesday. Flipkart had also teased the upcoming budget smartphones...
  • Nokia Lumia 930 goes glitzy with new gold version April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The Nokia Lumia 930, touted the best Windows phone in the market, has gotten a new glitzy and glamourous look with a gold trim that makes it no less than a piece of valuable tech accessory. The phone has been modelled with a gold trim with an option of...
  • Microsoft Lumia 640, 640 XL budget smartphones expected to be launched in India on April 7 April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft is likely to introduce its recently announced Lumia 640 and Lumia 640XL smartphones in India on April 7. The company had started sending out media invites with a tagline "Inspiration doesn't only work 9 to 5!" for its event on Tuesday. Now, Flipkart has also teased the...
  • WhatsApp voice calling for Windows Phone 'still in the works', no release date yet April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: WhatsApp Calling that is now available for all Android smartphones and is expected to be available on iPhones very soon is "still in the works" for Windows Phone users. In an email response to a query, WhatsApp support team confirmed that the company was indeed working to bring...
  • Windows OS could one day become open source, says Microsoft's top engineer April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: As Microsoft is celebrating its 40th anniversary today, we can't help but admire at the way the software giant has been able to establish its empire on Windows operating system that runs on many of the world's desktops, laptops, phones, and servers. Having enjoyed such a position in...
  • Microsoft expected to launch budget Lumia 640, 640 XL smartphones in India on April 7 April 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft is likely to introduce its recently announced Lumia 640 and Lumia 640XL smartphones in India on April 7. The company has started sending out media invites with a tagline "Inspiration doesn't only work 9 to 5!" for its event on Tuesday. While the invite does not explicitly...
  • Microsoft drops the Xbox brand from new Music, Video apps for Windows 10 April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft is doing away with the prefix- Xbox- for its music and video preview apps for the latest Windows 10 operating system. Both the apps will now be renamed Music and Video to make them sound less confusing. Xbox Music and Xbox Video seemed specific to the software giant's...
  • Microsoft releases Windows 10 preview with Spartan Web browser March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft has finally made live its anticipated Spartan Web browser for the preview version of its upcoming Windows 10 OS. The browser is set to replace the age-old Internet Explorer Web browser with its enhanced features and built-in voice assistant, Cortana. Project Spartan will be made available across the...
  • Windows 10 Mobile preview to be now available on most Windows Phone devices March 29, 2015

    New Delhi: As the official release of Microsoft's upcoming Windows 10 OS grows closer, the company has decided to extend its preview or test build to many more phones. The company's Operating Systems Group team has added code to the next test build of Windows 10 Mobile that will be...
  • Microsoft Office, Skype to come pre-installed on select Android devices March 26, 2015

    Washington: Microsoft unveiled partnerships with Samsung and other manufacturers to install its services including Word and Skype on devices powered by the rival Google Android system. The move is part of a push by Microsoft, which has been lagging in efforts to get Windows-powered devices in the marketplace, to deliver services...
  • Microsoft to completely ditch Internet Explorer; Project Spartan will be the new browser in Windows 10 March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft has officially declared that its upcoming Project Spartan web browser will completely replace the long-standing but troublesome Internet Explorer. The company announced that based on strong feedback from its Windows Insiders and customers, Windows 10 will have Project Spartan hosting the new engine exclusively. However, Internet Explorer 11...
  • Apple's updated MacBook Air, Pro no longer support Windows 7 with Boot Camp March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Apple has dropped Boot Camp support for Windows 7 on its recently upgraded MacBook Air, Pro models. It will only work with Windows 8 or later. Boot Camp is Apple's software designed to allow its Mac users to install Microsoft Windows on their machines. However, it has now stopped...
  • Here are the 2 new ways you will be unlocking your online accounts in future March 21, 2015

    San Jose: Tired of trying to remember a different password for each of your online accounts? Or worried about re-using the same password too many times? You're not alone. Tech experts agree that traditional passwords are annoying, outmoded and too easily hacked. This week, Yahoo and Microsoft offered up some alternatives:...
  • Free Windows 10 upgrades for pirates will be 'non-genuine', unsupported: Microsoft March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: After announcing its plans to offer free Windows 10 upgrades to even users of pirated Windows, Microsoft further clears the air by saying that while PCs with pirated copies of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 will be upgraded to Windows 10, they will remain in a non-genuine status...
  • Lumia 430: Microsoft launches its cheapest Windows Phone smartphone March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft has unveiled its most affordable smartphone, the Lumia 430. Priced at $70, the dual-SIM phone runs Windows 8.1 that can be upgraded to Windows 10 when it becomes available later this year. On board, the Lumia 430 has 8GB of storage, with the option to upgrade further by...
  • Microsoft Windows 10 coming in 190 countries, 111 languages March 19, 2015

    Washington: Microsoft says its new Windows 10 operating system will be coming "this summer" in 190 countries and 111 languages. In a blog post late Tuesday, Microsoft executive vice president Terry Myerson said the operating system designed for multiple devices would also have a "small footprint" for connected devices. "We continue to...
  • Microsoft partners Lenovo, Xiaomi to develop Windows 10 phones March 19, 2015

    Beijing: Microsoft said on Wednesday that it will partner Lenovo and Xiaomi to develop smart devices that runs the latest version of its Windows operating system. The US multinational announced an initiative to deepen cooperation with China's leading hardware and software makers to promote Windows 10 on computers, tablets and smartphones,...
  • Microsoft partners with Xiaomi to test upcoming Windows 10 OS on Mi 4 smartphones March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft's new operating system Windows 10 is all set for the summer release and the software giant has partnered with Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi to help test the OS on its flagship smartphones. Microsoft announced that through a new Windows Insider program with Xiaomi, it is testing Windows 10...
  • Will Lenovo's first Windows Phone smartphone run Windows 10 OS? March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Lenovo is all geared up to release its first Windows-powered smartphone. Now, the question is whether it will run the older Windows Phone OS or incorporate in it the upcoming Windows 10 software. Microsoft's Windows 10 OS is supposed to hit the markets this summer while Lenovo will...