Microsoft Wins Landmark Appeal Over Seizure of Foreign Emails

A federal appeals court on Thursday said the US government cannot force Microsoft Corp and other companies to turn over customer emails stored on servers outside the United States. The 3-0 decision by the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan is a defeat for the US Department of Justice and a victory for privacy advocates and for technology companies offering cloud computing and other services around the world. Circuit Judge Susan Carney said communications held by US service providers on servers outside the United States are beyond the…

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Microsoft Launches New IFTTT Competitor With Support for Voice Commands

Just two months after launching its automated workflow tool Flow, Microsoft on Saturday, launched another alternative to IFTTT (If This Then That) named Conditional Action Programmer. Only this time, it is not as business-oriented as Flow, and you can even use your voice to tell CAP what you want it to do. For those who are unaware of the term, IFTTT or If This Then That is a tool that connects several Web services and apps, and allows users to create workflows that perform a function if a certain condition…

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Microsoft Launches Feedback Hub; Windows 10 Mobile Now Supports Up to 9-Inch Displays

Microsoft is gearing up for the big Anniversary Update, and we already know a few features and improvements that it is set to bring. Just ahead of the update, which is expected to arrive by July, the company has introduced a dedicated app that allows all Windows 10 users (whether, tablet, desktop, or mobile) to give feedback on their experience with the operating system. Earlier, the app was only available to Windows Insiders program members. It helped them give Microsoft feedback, while testing the beta version on their phones or…

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Microsoft to Release Windows 10 Mobile for OnePlus 2, Xiaomi Mi 5

Microsoft this week released a Windows 10 Mobile build for Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL. The Redmond, Washington-based company announced that Alcatel’s handset has become the first handset after Xiaomi’s Mi 4 and select Lumia handsets to support Windows 10 Mobile builds. It appears, the company plans to make Windows 10 Mobile builds for a number of other handsets including OnePlus 2, and Xiaomi’s recently launched Mi 5, according to a report. Microsoft had released Windows 10 Mobile build for the Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL on Wednesday. The company noted that…

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Microsoft Now Labels Windows 10 as a Recommended Update

Nearly six months after releasing Windows 10, Microsoft has begun pushing the new operating system as a ‘Recommended Update’ to users. While the change in the labelling (prior to the announcement it was an ‘optional’ update), will help many users upgrade their computer, it would also mean that things will become more annoying for those who don’t want Windows 10 on their system yet. Last year, Microsoft said that it would categorise the Windows 10 update as a Recommended Updatein early 2016. That day has come. Microsoft on Monday confirmed…

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Microsoft prepares to kill older versions of Internet Explorer on January 12th

The sun is setting on older versions of Internet Explorer, andMicrosoft is making sure users know about it. The software giant isn’t just ending support for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10, it’s also going to bug you about it. The final patch on January 12th will come with an update nag that reminds people still using these aged browsers that they ought to upgrade. Microsoft would certainly prefer people upgrade to Internet Explorer 11 or Microsoft Edge, if they’re using Windows 10. That’s not what users have been doing…

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Microsoft Sends Invites for Surface Pro 4 Launch on January 7

 Microsoft will launch its Surface Pro 4 in the first week of January in India. The Redmond-based tech company has started sending media invites for the January 7 launch event in New Delhi. This is in line with the January timeline that CEO Satya Nadella had announced during his trip to India earlier this year. The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 features a 12.3-inch (2736×1824 pixel) PixelTouch display with a 3:2 aspect ratio, but the size of the tablet is not larger than the 12-inch Surface Pro 3 as the company has reduced the…

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Windows 10 Surpasses 200 Million Installations Worldwide

At a media event in October, Microsoft announced that Windows 10, its newest desktop operating system, had surpassed 110 million installations worldwide – after its launch at the end of July. According to a new report, the install count is now well over 200 million. The achievement, if valid, comes roughly five months after the release of Windows 10. There are several factors in play behind the fast adoption of Windows 10. The first being, Microsoft released the developer preview of the new operating system to enthusiasts last year. As of July 2015, there were more than…

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Nokia 230 Dual SIM Internet-Enabled Feature Phone Launched in India at Rs. 3,869

Microsoft has unveiled the Nokia 230 Dual SIM feature phone in India. Priced at Rs. 3,869, the Internet-enabled feature phone is now available to buy via the company’s official store. Unfortunately, there is still no word on the availability of the single-SIM Nokia 230 phone. Last month, Microsoft had promised that the Nokia 230 (and Nokia 230 Dual SIM) will be launching in India this month. Considering that the Microsoft’s official site lists the Nokia 230, we can expect the company to launch the model soon. At the global launch, Microsoft had touted the Nokia 230 and Nokia 230…

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