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    Microsoft debuts Windows 10 in India and globally

    Microsoft on Wednesday launched the latest, and perhaps the last edition, of its much-awaited operating system (OS)Windows 10 in 190 countries, including India. Microsoft, which has made an upgrade to Windows 10 “free” for users of genuine Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems, will not launch more editions of this operating system. Instead, new […]

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    Windows 10 launched: A fresh start, and a few bugs

    Microsoft’s much-awaited Windows 10 (W10) operating system was finally released on Wednesday, and the first impressions suggest it might be here to stay for quite some time. While the general response seemed to be positive, some security experts raised red flags, especially about Microsoft Edge, which replaces the Internet Explorer web browser in W10. A […]

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    New Windows open into even more cloudy skies

    This report has been updated to incorporate a statement from Microsoft. Even with what seems like an essentially great operating system, a new security clause from Microsoft has been raising eyebrows.  According to a tech blog called Alphr, a clause in the Windows 10’s services agreement allows the operating system to scan all software and […]

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    HP Pavilion x360: The transformer

    A hybrid is a laptop which can be converted into a tablet with the use of 360° hinges and a touchscreen display. HP, with its Pavilion x360 Touchsmart laptop, has secured a place in the hybrid race. The 13.3-inch laptop runs on Windows 8.1 and can be upgraded to Windows 10. It has a 4GB […]

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    Tamil Nadu laptop scheme helps Lenovo become No 1 in India

    Chinese multinational firm, the $46-billion Lenovo, hopes to increase its market share to around 25% in the Indian PCmarket during the quarter which will end on September 30, 2015, thanks to the laptop scheme of Tamil Nadu government. The scheme will also help the company to become number one in the PC segment, compared to […]

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    Microsoft Office 2016: Makes sense to get a subscription

    Microsoft launched the latest iteration of its office suite, Office 2016, last week. As an Office 365 Home subscriber, I got the option to download the software on Day One. After all, I’m paying Microsoft Rs 420 every month for this privilege! After the installation was over, I tried hunting for “Microsoft Office 2016” on […]

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    Cortana in India for Windows 10 users

    Microsoft has launched Cortana, its personal digital assistant, in India for Windows 10 users. The company said Cortana was customised to reflect the local accent, idioms and speech patterns of India, where it, for example, knows cricket and Sachin Tendulkar.   In September, Microsoft announced plans for Cortana India. And, the company had at the […]

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    Telangana ropes in NIC for its own e-mail service

    Telangana government has introduced an exclusive e-mailpolicy to be implemented from next month. Move aims to create a secure environment for e-mail communication system used by state machinery. The new e-mail policy mandates all the staff to use only the official e-mail service being provided by the NationalInformatics Center (NIC). The state government’s ITdepartment will […]

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    Norton Security Premium: As good as it gets

    Symantec’s latest security suite, Norton Security Premium, is a marked change from earlier ones in terms of classification -there used to be multiple versions of the security suite, which was confusing for users. This iteration is limited to three – Standard, Deluxe and Premium. I got my hands on the Premium version, which protects up […]