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Microsoft issues critical security update to patch PrintNightmare vulnerability

07 Jul 2021

Microsoft issues critical security update to patch PrintNightmare vulnerability

Microsoft was recently notified of a critical zero-day vulnerability on all computers running recent versions of Windows.

Here's how to install Windows 11 Insider Preview for free

30 Jun 2021

Here's how to install Windows 11 Insider Preview for free

We have already seen Microsoft officially unveil Windows 11. The Silicon Valley giant has also announced that the users of Windows 10 will receive a free upgrade.

Microsoft finally announced Windows 11 with support for Android apps

25 Jun 2021

Microsoft finally announced Windows 11 with support for Android apps

Since Microsoft teased Windows 11 at its developer conference last month and we saw a pre-release build leak online, we haven't had a deeper look at what's changed besides the cosmetic appearance of the new operating system.

NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter loses safe harbor in India, and more

17 Jun 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter loses safe harbor in India, and more

Twitter seems to have lost the dangerous game of chicken it has been playing with the Indian government.

Microsoft announces Windows 10 retirement, teases launch of next-generation Windows

13 Jun 2021

Microsoft announces Windows 10 retirement, teases launch of next-generation Windows

Microsoft has recently announced that it will end support for Windows 10 on October 14, 2025.

Move over consoles, Microsoft will now develop Xbox streaming sticks

11 Jun 2021

Move over consoles, Microsoft will now develop Xbox streaming sticks

It is no secret that the availability of gaming consoles including the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X has taken a hit due to the ongoing global chip shortage.

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple keeps Android users in check, and more

10 Jun 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple keeps Android users in check, and more

"Don't call us, we'll call you," best describes the dynamics between Android and Apple users when it comes to the new cross-platform FaceTime update.

Microsoft reopens outlets as 'Experience Centers,' Retail won't be focus

09 Jun 2021

Microsoft reopens outlets as 'Experience Centers,' Retail won't be focus

Microsoft will sell consumer electronics and software products at physical locations across the world. The software giant will be setting up retail outlets dubbed as "Experience Centers" in New York City, London, and Sydney starting July.

Microsoft's GPT-3 technology could soon write code using ordinary language

30 May 2021

Microsoft's GPT-3 technology could soon write code using ordinary language

A year after funneling $1 billion in OpenAI and gaining exclusive licensing rights to GPT-3, on May 25, Microsoft shared its plans to bring the GPT-3 natural language processing (NLP) technology to programming applications.

Microsoft's Satya Nadella teases 'next generation' Windows announcement 'very soon'

26 May 2021

Microsoft's Satya Nadella teases 'next generation' Windows announcement 'very soon'

Earlier this week, we had reported that Windows 10 could see significant user interface (UI) changes at Microsoft's Build 2021 virtual conference.

Here's what to expect from Microsoft Build 2021 developers conference

24 May 2021

Here's what to expect from Microsoft Build 2021 developers conference

Shortly after being in the news for retiring Internet Explorer and Windows 10X, Microsoft is all set to host its Build 2021 virtual event starting from May 25.

After 25 years, Microsoft is finally retiring Internet Explorer

20 May 2021

After 25 years, Microsoft is finally retiring Internet Explorer

After silently retiring its Windows 10X operating system, tech giant Microsoft has announced that Internet Explorer will not be supported after June 15, 2022. The browser has served Windows users faithfully since 1995 until Chromium-based browsers took over with more modern features, security, better user interface, and compatibility.

NewsBytes Briefing: Microsoft tries hiding Windows 10X's demise, and more

20 May 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Microsoft tries hiding Windows 10X's demise, and more

In the deluge of Google I/O announcements, news of Microsoft killing Windows 10X has slipped through the cracks. But we have taken it upon ourselves to bring this tragic development to light.

Microsoft provides 125 oxygen concentrators to Noida Authority

19 May 2021

Microsoft provides 125 oxygen concentrators to Noida Authority

Tech giant Microsoft India has provided 125 oxygen concentrators to Noida Authority to help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic in the Noida City of Uttar Pradesh.

NewsBytes Briefing: Germans are making a flying Tesla, and more

19 May 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Germans are making a flying Tesla, and more

What's better than an electric car? An electric aircraft, of course. German aviation start-up Volocopter is about to give a whole new dimension to range anxiety with its electric-powered rotorcraft capable of vertical takeoff and landing.

Microsoft Teams now available for everyone, offers free 24-hour calling

18 May 2021

Microsoft Teams now available for everyone, offers free 24-hour calling

Following in the footsteps of other enterprise-grade video calling solutions that opened their doors to the masses amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft has launched a version of Teams for personal use today.

Microsoft probed Bill Gates's affair with employee in 2019

18 May 2021

Microsoft probed Bill Gates's affair with employee in 2019

Two weeks after Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda French Gates announced their split, aWall Street Journal report has revealed a 2019 investigation into a female engineer's allegations that her billionaire boss had an affair with her over the years.

Bill and Melinda Gates are splitting up after 27 years

04 May 2021

Bill and Melinda Gates are splitting up after 27 years

Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder, and his wife, Melinda Gates, have announced their separation after 27 years.

Google, Microsoft pledge support in India's COVID-19 fight

26 Apr 2021

Google, Microsoft pledge support in India's COVID-19 fight

As India records more than three lakh daily COVID-19 cases for the fifth consecutive day, Google and Microsoft bosses have pledged support to help with the pandemic.

Discord reportedly rejects Microsoft's $12 billion acquisition offer

21 Apr 2021

Discord reportedly rejects Microsoft's $12 billion acquisition offer

Microsoft was rumored to be in talks with Discord for acquiring it in, what would have been, a $12 billion deal. However, latest reports indicate that deal may have fizzled out, according to unnamed sources privy to Bloomberg.

NewsBytes Briefing: Chip shortages will continue until 2023, and more

17 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Chip shortages will continue until 2023, and more

Want a new graphics card, gaming rig, or a next-generation console? Well, you might as well pay the atrocious scalper prices because the world's largest chipmaker TSMC has painted a rather grim picture.

Microsoft Edge adds Kids Mode for safer browsing experience

16 Apr 2021

Microsoft Edge adds Kids Mode for safer browsing experience

Microsoft has been making constant improvements to its Edge browser since it shifted to Chromium—the same engine that powers Google's Chrome browser.

NewsBytes Briefing: Your WhatsApp account isn't safe anymore, and more

14 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Your WhatsApp account isn't safe anymore, and more

Another day, another colossal security bungle from the good folks at Facebook. If two separate data leaks weren't bad enough, it was revealed that anyone who knows your phone number can nuke your WhatsApp account.

Microsoft buys Siri co-creator Nuance in $19.7 billion deal

13 Apr 2021

Microsoft buys Siri co-creator Nuance in $19.7 billion deal

Microsoft Corp has bought AI speech tech company Nuance in an impressive $19.7 billion acquisition deal. The firm famously helped Apple develop its Siri voice assistant with its pioneering work in the text-to-speech field since its founding in 1992.

Ahead of launch, Microsoft Surface Laptop 4's prices leaked

10 Apr 2021

Ahead of launch, Microsoft Surface Laptop 4's prices leaked

Microsoft will launch its Surface Laptop 4 model on April 27, according to WinFuture.

Microsoft signs $21.8 billion deal with the US Army

02 Apr 2021

Microsoft signs $21.8 billion deal with the US Army

Microsoft has received a contract worth $21.8 billion from the Department of Defense (DoD) to supply the US Army with 120,000 augmented reality headsets, the Pentagon recently announced.

NewsBytes Briefing: US Army bets big on HoloLens, and more

02 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: US Army bets big on HoloLens, and more

If you thought augmented reality tech was just a passing fad, the US Department of Defense begs to differ. The agency made a massive $21.88 billion deal with Microsoft to supply the US Army with 120,000 ruggedized HoloLens AR units.

NewsBytes Briefing: LG might shutter mobile phone business, and more

23 Mar 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: LG might shutter mobile phone business, and more

Excited about the upcoming LG rollable phone? Buying one might be a bit difficult since LG could shut down its smartphone arm by April.

Microsoft in talks to buy Discord for $10 billion

23 Mar 2021

Microsoft in talks to buy Discord for $10 billion

Microsoft is reportedly in talks with Discord to buy the gaming-centric voice and chat platform for a whopping $10 billion. According to unnamed sources privy to Bloomberg, Xbox chief Phil Spencer is allegedly involved in the talks.

Microsoft will open Redmond headquarters next week in limited capacity

23 Mar 2021

Microsoft will open Redmond headquarters next week in limited capacity

Big Tech is committed to get its workers back into offices. And Microsoft wants that as early as next week. Microsoft will be easing more workers back to its headquarters in Redmond, Washington beginning next Monday.

NewsBytes Briefing: WhatsApp pays for privacy debacle, and more

16 Mar 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: WhatsApp pays for privacy debacle, and more

People generally give up their rights and liberties for a bit of convenience, but even that has a limit. Facebook has learned that the hard way by antagonizing the masses with WhatsApp's ham-handed privacy policy diktats.

Microsoft Teams and Azure services recovering from worldwide outage

16 Mar 2021

Microsoft Teams and Azure services recovering from worldwide outage

Since 1:10 am IST, several users around the world were unable to access Microsoft Teams, Azure, and few other Microsoft services.

NewsBytes Briefing: Chinese hackers spook the White House, and more

09 Mar 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Chinese hackers spook the White House, and more

A Chinese hacking group called Hafnium has exploited a security flaw in Microsoft's popular Exchange Server email software to infect hundreds of thousands of entities across the globe.

Microsoft Hack: Chinese espionage targeting email servers spooks White House

08 Mar 2021

Microsoft Hack: Chinese espionage targeting email servers spooks White House

A state sponsored Chinese hacking group dubbed as Hafnium has compromised Microsoft's business email software.

Microsoft demonstrates Mesh mixed reality platform for virtual collaboration

04 Mar 2021

Microsoft demonstrates Mesh mixed reality platform for virtual collaboration

During the virtual Ignite conference on Tuesday, Microsoft demonstrated the Mesh mixed reality platform, which enables remote collaboration using the HoloLens 2 headset.

NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter brings Clubhouse to the masses, and more

04 Mar 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter brings Clubhouse to the masses, and more

Even as Clubhouse tries to be a hipster and keep Android users from experiencing its new take on social media, Twitter has cloned the experience for them with Spaces.

Microsoft takes on Fiverr, Upwork with LinkedIn Marketplaces

23 Feb 2021

Microsoft takes on Fiverr, Upwork with LinkedIn Marketplaces

Professional social networking platform LinkedIn will soon give the likes of Fiverr and Upwork a run for their money. The Microsoft-owned company will enter the gig economy with a new service called Marketplaces.

Microsoft Surface Pro 7+, Hub 2S launched in India

22 Feb 2021

Microsoft Surface Pro 7+, Hub 2S launched in India

Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ laptop-cum-tablet, which was announced in January this year, is now up for grabs in India. It carries a starting price-tag of Rs. 83,999 and is available only for educational institutions and enterprises.

Microsoft's quantum computing dreams shattered by dodgy Majorana particle research

14 Feb 2021

Microsoft's quantum computing dreams shattered by dodgy Majorana particle research

In 2018, Microsoft employee and physicist Leo Kouwenhoven published a paper claiming to have observed a particle called the Majorana fermion. The breakthrough could've benefited Microsoft's quantum computing technology greatly.

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook is after your vital stats, and more

13 Feb 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook is after your vital stats, and more

From your political preferences to buying habits, Facebook's spying of its users is comprehensive. However, there's always some scope for improvement.