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  • Microsoft Office, Skype to come pre-installed on select Android devices 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Microsoft's upcoming Windows 10 OS will support biometric authentication; to let you unlock devices with finger, iris, or face March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft is soon to roll out its latest Windows 10 operating system. Along with many improvements, the OS will also support biometric authentication, which means you will be able to unlock your Windows device with your finger, iris, or face. Dubbed Windows Hello, the feature will be functional in...
  • Microsoft starts offering free Windows 10 update in piracy-ridden China consumer market March 18, 2015

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp is making its biggest push into the heavily pirated Chinese consumer computing market this summer by offering free upgrades to Windows 10 to all Windows users, regardless of whether they are running genuine copies of the software. The move is an unprecedented attempt by Microsoft to get legitimate...
  • Screenshots showing LED notification feature in Microsoft's Windows 10 OS leaked online March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Images of the LED notification feature which will be included in Microsoft's next OS- Windows 10 have been reportedly leaked online. The screenshots have been leaked from a Polish Windows enthusiast forum and reveal a number of changes in an upcoming preview of Windows 10 for phones, including...
  • Microsoft receives over 1 million feedback messages on yet-to-be-released Windows 10 from beta users March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft announced that it has received over one million individual feedback on its upcoming Windows 10 OS, which will be used to further enhance the overall experience of the software. Under the Windows Insider program, users running preview builds of the Windows 10 have submitted the feedback in a...
  • Microsoft's upcoming Windows 10 OS automatically switches between desktop, tablet modes March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows 10, will come with an option to streamline the destop and tablet mode providing more flexibility to the users. In Windows 8, the modes were separate based on the device, however, a latest leaked build 10036 suggests that the Windows 10 OS will be...
  • Microsoft seen as gaining in cooling tablet market March 14, 2015

    Washington: Global sales of tablet computers will see only slim growth in 2015, in a further cooling of a segment that was red-hot two years ago, a market tracker said Thursday. IDC said it expects tablet sales growth of just 2.1 per cent this year, after an increase of 4.4 per...
  • Fotor app for iOS review: Handy, simple to use photo-editor that gives you pro-like results March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Beginning this week is our regular 'App Review' series, in which we will try to bring you an in-depth analysis of popular and the not-so-popular smartphone apps to enable you to make an informed choice before buying or downloading them. This week it is a photo-editing app,...
  • Tips & Tricks: 5 things to do right after powering on your new Windows laptop for the first time March 11, 2015

    Now that you have eagerly unpacked the box and powered on your shiny new Windows laptop, we would want you to pause, fire up the default Web browser and read this. While there are tons of things that you should be doing with a new laptop and the recommendations would also...
  • Microsoft warns 'Freak' bug could also harm Windows PCs March 7, 2015

    Boston: Hundreds of millions of Windows PC users are vulnerable to attacks exploiting the recently uncovered "Freak" security vulnerability, which was initially believed to only threaten mobile devices and Mac computers, Microsoft warned. News of the vulnerability surfaced on Tuesday when a group of nine security experts disclosed that ubiquitous Internet...
  • Microsoft plans to create universal video games that can run on both Xbox One consoles and PCs March 5, 2015

    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 March 4, 2015

    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 March 2, 2015

    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 March 2, 2015

    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...