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15 Aug 2020

Donald Trump

Trump gives ByteDance 90-day deadline to sell TikTok's US business

Delivering his latest salvo against Beijing, US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order giving ByteDance a 90-day deadline to divest the US operations of TikTok, its video-sharing service.

Surface Duo's pre-orders go live, sale to start from September-10

Microsoft has started accepting pre-orders for its Android-powered dual-screen phone, the Surface Duo.

13 Aug 2020


#TechBytes: Handy new features announced for Google Meet classes

Google has announced a new set of features to make Google Meet, its famous virtual conferencing solution, more useful for educators.

09 Aug 2020


A poisoned chalice: Bill Gates on Microsoft's acquisition of TikTok

Microsoft is moving progressively to acquire the US business of TikTok (at least) to prevent the company from getting banned by the Trump administration.

07 Aug 2020


Canon loses 10TB data in massive ransomware attack: Details here

After Garmin, Japanese tech giant Canon, known for its professional cameras around the world, appears to have fallen victim to a major ransomware attack.

07 Aug 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: Trump signs order banning business with TikTok's parent

In the updates since yesterday, US President Donald Trump signed executive orders banning business transactions with TikTok's parent company ByteDance and Tencent's WeChat.

06 Aug 2020


Galaxy Note 20 Ultra: Is it Samsung's best smartphone yet?

Samsung has unveiled the all-new Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra models. The latter comes as an expensive, zero-compromise handset with all the bells and whistles you would expect from a 2020 flagship.

04 Aug 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter 'error' keeps users from tweeting, and more

In the updates since last night, Twitter drew flak for an error that restricted tweeting.

03 Aug 2020


Microsoft is killing Cortana on Android and iOS: Here's why

As Apple, Google, and Amazon continue the race to dominate the consumer-facing "smart home" category, Microsoft is backtracking and taking a very different approach.

01 Aug 2020

Donald Trump

US will ban Chinese app TikTok, declares President Donald Trump

After indicating his views about TikTok, owned by Chinese giant ByteDance several times, United States President Donald Trump said on Friday (local time) that he will ban the popular short-form video app.

28 Jul 2020


Microsoft's dual-screened smartphone to be launched soon

Microsoft is poised to launch its novel dual-screened smartphone, the Surface Duo, sometime soon. The Android-powered device has received certifications from the FCC and Bluetooth SIG, suggesting it will go official in the coming weeks.

26 Jul 2020


#WeeklyRecap: OnePlus Nord launch, massive VPN leak, Garmin's outage, more

This week, a number of developments were noted, especially in the consumer technology category.

23 Jul 2020

Elon Musk

NewsBytes Tech Briefing: Apple, Amazon offices raided in Italy

In the tech world, the news cycle was dominated by revenue reports and antitrust investigations.

22 Jul 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: Snap's revenue grows; Moderna's vaccine won't be cheap

The big story in the technology world is: Snap reported its earnings for Q2 2020 with notable gains - 9 million new users and 17% YoY growth in revenue.

21 Jul 2020


LinkedIn lays off 960 employees, due to COVID-19 pandemic

Microsoft-owned professional network LinkedIn has announced that it will be laying off about 960 employees, or 6% of its workforce, around the world.

20 Jul 2020


#BugAlert: Windows 10 is messing with internet connectivity

Microsoft's Windows 10 has been plagued by a myriad of issues, and now, the Redmond giant has acknowledged another severe bug in the operating system.

16 Jul 2020


NewsBytes Tech Briefing: Zoom's video-conference device, unified Gmail, and more

Along with the massive hack of high profile Twitter accounts, a lot has happened in the world of technology in the last 24 hours.

14 Jul 2020


Microsoft cleverly slips in Bing search on Android phones

Even though Microsoft is a leader in the desktop OS market (thanks to Windows 10), it has a long way to go in other consumer-focused categories such as Search.

12 Jul 2020


Bill Gates warns COVID-19 could turn into 'deadlier pandemic'

The COVID-19 crisis continues to wreak havoc around the world as the global coronavirus cases surge past 1.2 crore.

09 Jul 2020

Microsoft Teams

#TechBytes: Handy features coming to Microsoft Teams

As the world adjusts with the routine of studying/working remotely, Microsoft is continuing the effort to push its dedicated communication and collaboration tool - Teams.

08 Jul 2020


Now, you can have a Duo call with 32 people

In light of the ongoing global pandemic and social distancing requirements, leading technology companies have doubled down on video calling and conferencing.

07 Jul 2020

Windows 10

How Windows 10 Insiders can try the new Start menu

A few days back, Microsoft unveiled a revamped avatar of the Start menu for Windows 10.

02 Jul 2020


Microsoft is changing the Start menu of Windows: Here's how

Since the early days of Windows, the Start menu has been a core element of the operating system, something we all love to have and use.

30 Jun 2020


Microsoft suspends all advertising on Facebook, Instagram

Microsoft has suspended all advertising on Facebook and Instagram at least until August.

29 Jun 2020

Windows 10

Windows 10 update is slowing down some PCs: Details here

Microsoft has been facing a lot of criticism due to buggy Windows 10 updates.

29 Jun 2020


Microsoft patents 'detachable' dual screen device: Details here

Unlike Samsung, Huawei, and many other tech giants, Microsoft is focusing particularly on building dual-screen experiences through its hardware and optimized Windows 10X software.

28 Jun 2020


#WeeklyRecap: Apple Silicon, iOS 14, fancy new phones, and more

This week has been all about consumer technology, thanks to Apple.

27 Jun 2020


Microsoft is closing all its stores: Here's why

In a bid to adjust with the new 'normal', Microsoft has announced the plan to close its physical stores permanently.

#GamingBytes: Consoles or gaming laptops, which one should you buy?

Value for money or portability? Better frame rates or accessories? Discounts or exclusive titles?

24 Jun 2020


#NotAFakeNews: Microsoft makes antivirus tool for Android

Months after confirming the plan to bring Windows Defender to iOS and Android, Microsoft has started executing the move.

23 Jun 2020


Apple Silicon: How it will redefine Macs of the future

At WWDC 2020, Apple made plenty of announcements, focusing mainly on the software side of things.

21 Jun 2020


#WeeklyRecap: Cyber attack warnings, Chrome spyware, voice tweets, and more

This week's technology updates were marked by major cybersecurity threats from Chinese and North Korean hackers and some really annoying bugs in Apple and Microsoft's products.

15 Jun 2020


Why Windows 10 is signing out Google Chrome users?

Within a few weeks of its roll-out, Microsoft's May 2020 Update has broken several Windows 10 features, including its ability to connect to Bluetooth devices, print pages, and manage the hard drive.

14 Jun 2020


Don't update! Latest Windows 10 release can break your printer

Microsoft is having a hard time getting a grip on Windows 10 issues.

12 Jun 2020


Sony gives first good look at PlayStation 5: Details here

After years worth of rumors, Sony has finally given us the first good look at the PlayStation 5, its next-generation gaming console.

08 Jun 2020


#TechBytes: Best convertible laptops to buy under Rs. 1 lakh

Whatever may be the need, chances are a convertible laptop will check most of the boxes for you. These machines support various working modes while offering top-class performance.

05 Jun 2020

Bill Gates

Some think Bill Gates will implant 'microchips' through COVID-19 vaccines

Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, has been leading the fight against COVID-19 through his Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

29 May 2020

Windows 10

Windows 10 May 2020 Update is brimming with annoying issues

A few hours ago, Microsoft released Windows 10 May 2020 Update with a revamped Cortana experience and several new features.

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