• COMPUTERS
    From China to India via Redmond

    The five-star hotel in suburban Delhi is buzzing with activity. At the registration desk, a woman looks up from her smartphone to answer a query by one of the attendees. We are at Linc, Microsoft’s attempt at bringing China’s device manufacturers and India’s leading brands under the same roof, in a bid to give the […]

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    How to Disable Windows 10 Automatic Updates

    Microsoft has made it mandatory for Windows 10 users to update their computer. The company has set the new operating system to automatically receive new updates by default. Windows 10 Pro users have an option to delay the updates they receive, but if you are on Windows 10 Home, there isn’t much you can do […]

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    Hewlett-Packard Job Cuts Reflect the Toppling of a Tech Giant

    Hewlett-Packard Co.’s decision to cut payroll by as many as 33,300 more jobs is the latest reminder of the decline of a pillar of the U.S. computer industry and underscores Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman’s urgent efforts to gird the company against nimbler rivals. It was just seven years ago that Hewlett-Packard almost doubled its […]

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    Hybrids Could Save Both the PC and Tablet

    When tablets launched, people said they would kill off the PC. That of course, did not happen, and today it looks like the tables have, kind of, turned. The demand for desktop PCs continues to decline, as more and more functions move to our smartphones. But tablets also appear to have reached a saturation point […]

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    PC Bloatware Isn’t Just Annoying, It’s Unsafe Too

    You think you’re buying a computer, but what you end up with is a platform that is used by its manufacturer to pitch an endless barrage of unwanted software and services. Bloatware, a term popularly used for the pre-installed suite of applications that ship with a computer, continues to be alarmingly popular among PC OEMs, […]

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    Microsoft Makes Special Edition of Windows 10 for China’s Government

    Microsoft is said to have made a special version of Windows 10 for the Chinese government. Dubbed Windows 10 Zhuangongban, or “Windows 10 Specially-provided Edition,” the variant boasts of fewer consumer-centric features when compared to Windows 10 Home (hence, Windows 10 Pro), but offers additional security measures as mandated by the Chinese government. Chinese publication […]

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    Microsoft to Unveil 2 New Live Tiles Features at Build 2016

    Ahead of its developer conference Build on Wednesday, Microsoft is hinting at new features and major changes to its Live Tiles interface for Windows 10. The company is supposedly planning to make Live Tiles, Microsoft’s take on flat icons, more interactive and capable. The Redmond, Washington-based company will be holding a session at the upcoming […]

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    Windows 10: 7 Default Settings You Should Change Immediately After Install

    Released on July 29, Windows 10 is the newest desktop operating system from Microsoft that is nowrunning on over 110 million devices. It comes with a plethora of useful new features including a revamped Start menu, digital assistant Cortana, and Action Center. Also, in terms of functionality and performance, the new operating system offers substantial […]

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    HP, a Silicon Valley Icon, Is Ready for Its Break-Up

    One of the nation’s most storied tech companies will split in two this weekend, another casualty of seismic shifts in the way people use technology – and big-company sluggishness in responding. Hewlett-Packard was an early pioneer of what became the model for Silicon Valley startups: Founded in 1939 by two Stanford graduates in a Palo […]

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    Whitman Readies Slimmed Down HP for Duel With Bulked-Up Dell

    Meg Whitman long resisted a breakup of Hewlett-Packard Co., saying that selling computers to consumers and businesses was the best way to keep the Silicon Valley pioneer alive. Now, with personal-computer demand in decline and companies flocking to the cloud to run their operations, she’s on board with a split taking place next week. The […]

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    Acer Wants to Shed Budget Image With Predator Series

    In India, and to an extent globally too, Acer is popularly known for its budget-friendly PC solutions, be it tablets, notebooks or all-in-ones (AIO). It’s an image Acer would like to shed now, and to that end, the company hosted an event earlier this month in conjunction with Microsoft, to show off some of its […]