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These features are coming in Windows 10 May 2020 Update

18 May 2020

These features are coming in Windows 10 May 2020 Update

In a matter of days, Microsoft will release its next big Windows 10 update.

#BugAlert: Windows 10 update causes data loss, broken audio issues

17 May 2020

#BugAlert: Windows 10 update causes data loss, broken audio issues

A few days back, Microsoft released a cumulative update to fix security glitches on Windows 10.

Hackers are using Zoom, Google Meet for phishing attacks

12 May 2020

Hackers are using Zoom, Google Meet for phishing attacks

The spread of COVID-19 has surged the global demand for video-conferencing services like Zoom and Google Meet.

#WeeklyRecap: New MacBook, Surface notebooks, Unacademy breach, and more

10 May 2020

#WeeklyRecap: New MacBook, Surface notebooks, Unacademy breach, and more

This week, some notable developments were made in the world of technology, particularly in the consumer tech category.

#CareerBytes: Want to become a successful CA? Master these skills

09 May 2020

#CareerBytes: Want to become a successful CA? Master these skills

In India, Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most respected professional courses. It is a three-level program offered by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Popular tech products that Chartered Accountants should know about

05 May 2020

Popular tech products that Chartered Accountants should know about

In India, Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most respected professional courses. It is a three-level program offered by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Microsoft launches latest Surface devices, prices start at Rs. 72,999

04 May 2020

Microsoft launches latest Surface devices, prices start at Rs. 72,999

Microsoft's latest line-up of Surface devices - Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3, and Surface Pro X - has officially been launched in India.

#WeeklyRecap: Free Google Meet, bugs in Chrome, Microsoft Teams, more

03 May 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Free Google Meet, bugs in Chrome, Microsoft Teams, more

The last week of April was all about bugs, glitches, and leaks.

Jio is also bringing a video-conferencing app: Details here

01 May 2020

Jio is also bringing a video-conferencing app: Details here

As more than a third of the world's population remains under some kind of lockdown, video-conferencing has become the go-to option to connect and interact, be it with colleagues or friends.

Microsoft Teams' daily active users surge by 70% to 75mn

30 Apr 2020

Microsoft Teams' daily active users surge by 70% to 75mn

As the novel coronavirus pandemic forces more and more people to switch to the routine of remote meetings and chats, work communication tools continue to gain benefits.

Soon, Google Lens will solve your math problems: Here's how

29 Apr 2020

Soon, Google Lens will solve your math problems: Here's how

Dedicated Math apps - like the one from Microsoft - come really handy in helping students understand (and solve) complicated problems.

2 lakh H-1B workers could lose legal status by June

29 Apr 2020

2 lakh H-1B workers could lose legal status by June

The coronavirus pandemic has presented an additional obstacle for guest workers in the United States.

Hackers can hijack your Microsoft Teams account via GIFs

27 Apr 2020

Hackers can hijack your Microsoft Teams account via GIFs

In a major shocker, researchers at CyberArk, a US-based cybersecurity firm, have flagged a critical vulnerability in Microsoft Teams, the work communication service that goes against Slack.

Critical security vulnerability detected in top antivirus apps

27 Apr 2020

Critical security vulnerability detected in top antivirus apps

From Kaspersky to Quick Heal, all antivirus programs take out malicious programs well before they compromise the whole PC.

Microsoft launches new 'Plasma Bot' to help with COVID-19 treatment

21 Apr 2020

Microsoft launches new 'Plasma Bot' to help with COVID-19 treatment

In a bid to help with the treatment of the novel coronavirus disease, Microsoft has launched a new 'Plasma Bot'.

Coronavirus outbreak: Microsoft extends support for older Windows 10 versions

15 Apr 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Microsoft extends support for older Windows 10 versions

In light of the existing coronavirus situation, Microsoft has decided to extend support for select older versions of Windows 10.

Now, Windows users can send files wirelessly to Samsung phones

13 Apr 2020

Now, Windows users can send files wirelessly to Samsung phones

Even with all the advancements and tools, we don't have a native solution to quickly transfer files between Windows 10 and Android.

Bill Gates on COVID-19 response: We are in 'uncharted territory'

13 Apr 2020

Bill Gates on COVID-19 response: We are in 'uncharted territory'

From Italy to India, several countries are reeling due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Microsoft Teams update brings Zoom-like custom background for video calls

12 Apr 2020

Microsoft Teams update brings Zoom-like custom background for video calls

Microsoft has rolled out an update for its Teams communication platform that introduces custom background support for video calls.

Microsoft Surface Neo and Windows 10X launch postponed beyond 2020

10 Apr 2020

Microsoft Surface Neo and Windows 10X launch postponed beyond 2020

If you were planning to buy a dual-screen Windows 10X-powered device, you might have to wait until next year.

This Gmail competitor can end your endless spam woes

08 Apr 2020

This Gmail competitor can end your endless spam woes

Edison, the company that offers the famous 'Edison Mail' app to manage multiple email services, has launched OnMail, an email service of its own.

PUBG gets 50% discount on Microsoft's Xbox Store: Details here

07 Apr 2020

PUBG gets 50% discount on Microsoft's Xbox Store: Details here

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, aka PUBG, is getting a massive discount on Microsoft's Xbox Store.

#WeeklyRecap: New coronavirus tracking app, affordable ventilator, security scares, more

05 Apr 2020

#WeeklyRecap: New coronavirus tracking app, affordable ventilator, security scares, more

This week, we saw some major innovations to fight the spread of COVID-19 in India.

Rivaling Zoom, Skype releases 'Meet Now' calling feature

04 Apr 2020

Rivaling Zoom, Skype releases 'Meet Now' calling feature

In the wake of coronavirus pandemic, the need to be connected virtually has become even more pronounced. Latching on that, Microsoft has released a new 'Meet Now' feature for Skype that allows you to easily set up and share a conference call with no sign-ups or downloads.

Now, Slack users can call those on Microsoft Teams

02 Apr 2020

Now, Slack users can call those on Microsoft Teams

In the wake of the COVID-19 situation, work communication apps Slack and Microsoft Teams have become the focal point for many businesses.

Microsoft rebrands Office 365, adds new AI-powered features

31 Mar 2020

Microsoft rebrands Office 365, adds new AI-powered features

In a bid to expand its footprint and draw more users, Microsoft is rebranding its 'Office 365' subscription service into 'Microsoft 365'.

#WeeklyRecap: 5-minute COVID-19 test, MyJio's screening, WhatsApp's rumor-checker, et al

29 Mar 2020

#WeeklyRecap: 5-minute COVID-19 test, MyJio's screening, WhatsApp's rumor-checker, et al

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep across different parts of the world, the tech industry is innovating to help the public in every way possible.

Soon, Slack might let you call Microsoft Teams' users

28 Mar 2020

Soon, Slack might let you call Microsoft Teams' users

As remote working continues to grow due to the coronavirus pandemic, work communication platforms Slack and Microsoft Teams are doing everything possible to give the best experience to their increasing user-base.

As President, what Bill Gates would do to fight COVID-19

26 Mar 2020

As President, what Bill Gates would do to fight COVID-19

The outbreak of COVID-19 is taking on a toll on healthcare systems established by countries like US and Italy.

Microsoft halting less important Windows updates: Here's why

25 Mar 2020

Microsoft halting less important Windows updates: Here's why

In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, big tech companies, including Google and Apple, have sent most of their employees to work from home.

Hackers are exploiting an 'unpatched' vulnerability in Windows 10

24 Mar 2020

Hackers are exploiting an 'unpatched' vulnerability in Windows 10

If you are using a Windows 10 PC, better be careful while downloading anything from the internet.

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Google's COVID-19 website, new MacBook, iPad, Xbox, and more

22 Mar 2020

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Google's COVID-19 website, new MacBook, iPad, Xbox, and more

Despite the outbreak of COVID-19 in different parts of the world, the tech industry kept going strong - throughout the last week.

Google I/O 2020 canceled entirely, due to coronavirus outbreak

21 Mar 2020

Google I/O 2020 canceled entirely, due to coronavirus outbreak

Google has decided to cancel I/O 2020 - its biggest annual event - in its entirety.

Amid COVID-19 outbreak, Microsoft Teams rakes in 44 million DAUs

20 Mar 2020

Amid COVID-19 outbreak, Microsoft Teams rakes in 44 million DAUs

As professionals around the world continue to switch to working remotely, due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease COVID-19, productivity platforms are reaping the benefits.

Sony PS5 hardware specs revealed: Better than Xbox Series X?

19 Mar 2020

Sony PS5 hardware specs revealed: Better than Xbox Series X?

Just a day after Microsoft announced the technical specifications of its Xbox Series X, Sony has now revealed the specifications and hardware details of the PlayStation 5, its next-generation gaming console.

Bill Gates backs 'shut down' to combat COVID-19 outbreak

19 Mar 2020

Bill Gates backs 'shut down' to combat COVID-19 outbreak

As the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc around the world, Bill Gates is urging the public 'stay calm'.

Microsoft reveals specifications and features of Xbox Series X console

18 Mar 2020

Microsoft reveals specifications and features of Xbox Series X console

Microsoft has revealed the technical specifications and key features of its next-generation gaming console, the Xbox Series X.

All Microsoft Stores closed due to coronavirus outbreak

17 Mar 2020

All Microsoft Stores closed due to coronavirus outbreak

Following the footsteps of Apple, Microsoft is also closing its stores as part of an effort to combat the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19.

Now, Netflix is testing hosted web app on Microsoft Store

17 Mar 2020

Now, Netflix is testing hosted web app on Microsoft Store

Netflix appears to be working on a hosted web app as part of an effort to match its competitors and boost its user-base.

Microsoft launches dedicated tracker for COVID-19 outbreak

16 Mar 2020

Microsoft launches dedicated tracker for COVID-19 outbreak

In order to keep the general public informed about the global outbreak of coronavirus disease COVID-19, Microsoft's Bing team has launched a dedicated online tracker.