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Ransomware attack: Infra agencies asked to step up cyber vigil

Ransomware attack: Infra agencies asked to step up cyber vigil

Critical infrastructure agencies including banks, airports, telecom networks and stock markets have been asked to take precautions to shield themselves against the crippling global ransomware attack 'WannaCry'.

Microsoft kills off stand alone Skype for Windows touch app

Software giant Microsoft is reportedly simplifying Skype for Windows into a single application.

Windows 10: Why Microsoft Corp named it so!

After Microsoft unveiled and showed off a brief demo of their brand new operating system, Windows 10, in San Francisco on Tuesday, speculations were rife on why the company chose to skip a number and name Windows 8's successor as Windows 10.

Microsoft to press China after Windows 8 ban

Microsoft said Tuesday it would maintain efforts to gain approval in China for its Windows 8 operating system after a ban announced by Beijing.

China bars use of Windows 8 in government computers

China today said it will forbid the use of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system in new government computers to minimise security risks, as the software giant last month ended support to Windows XP.

Amar Chitra Katha Pvt. Ltd. announces the worldwide premiere of ‘ACK Comics’ app for iOS and Android

Amar Chitra Katha Pvt. Ltd. announced the worldwide launch of “ACK Comics’, Amar Chitra Katha’s official digital comic store app.

Microsoft rushes to fix Internet Explorer bug; no fix for Windows XP users

Microsoft Corp is rushing to fix a bug in its widely used Internet Explorer web browser after a computer security firm disclosed the flaw over the weekend, saying hackers have already exploited it in attacks on some US companies.

Windows XP diehards to fend off hackers on their own

On April 8, the US software colossus will stop patching newly found security holes in Windows XP code that hackers could exploit to slip into computers.

Govt systems to become hack-prone after Microsoft ends support to Win XP

However, some agencies have declined to contract for custom support agreements because they deemed them an unnecessary expense.

Microsoft 'overestimated willingness of customers in dumping Windows XP'

Microsoft appealed to its customers to dump the soon-to-retire Windows XP operating system and also ask their friends or family members to switch to the latest 8.1 OS, however, an expert has reportedly pointed out that the software maker grossly overestimated the loyalty of its customers.

Maintaining Windows XP after April 8 may cost Rs 1,190 cr/year

Windows XP - launched in October 2001 - is three generations behind the latest operating system Windows 8

Microsoft Windows 8 crosses 200 mn license mark

Since its launch 15 months ago, Microsoft Corporation's Windows 8 has sold over 200 million licences, the tech giant's Executive Vice President of Marketing Tami Reller informed Thursday.

Microsoft developing new reading app for Windows 8

Microsoft is reportedly working on an app for Windows, which seems to be a part of the software giant's cross-platform Xbox entertainment services.

Google updates Chrome for Windows 8 with OS-like function

Google has reportedly updated its Chrome for Windows 8 with features that essentially converts the browser app into a Chrome OS.

Windows 8 tablets to surge in 2014, analyst predicts

Market analysts have reportedly predicted that Microsoft's Windows 8 tablets are set to lead the tablet race in 2014 after being beaten by Apple and Android in the last year.

10% of PCs now running on Windows 8, 8.1

However, Windows 7 is still more preferred by desktop users as its share rose by 0.88 percent.

Now, get viber app on Windows 8

The new version has been designed from the ground-up for Windows 8, bringing the app in line with the unique designed language of the platform.

Windows 7 better than latest Microsoft OS

Microsoft's latest Windows 8 and 8.1 is apparently having a hard time to compete with its own predecessor Windows 7 which reportedly saw an increase in its user base last month.

Microsoft takes off Windows RT 8.1 update

Microsoft has reportedly taken off the update of its Windows RT after some consumers complained of issues after downloading.

Facebook to develop official app for Windows 8

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer made the announcement at the company’s annual developers conference in San Francisco but did not provide any specific release date, CBS News reports.