It’s the beginning of the end for Microsoft Paint.

Windows’ Fall Creators Update will add a pack of new features to the platform, but it could also mark the beginning of the end for MS Paint.


Microsoft has revealed in a list of removed and deprecated features that it will stop actively developing the iconic application. No more future updates or new features for the painting program it launched with its operating system in 1985. That’s usually the first step of killing an app, and a Windows update down the line could remove it altogether. Microsoft denied Paint’s demise in the statement it sent The New York Times, but it also took the chance to remind people that Paint 3D can do most of what the original application can: “MS Paint is not going away. In addition to the new 3D capabilities, many of the MS Paint features people know and love like photo editing and 2D creation are in Paint 3D — the new app for creativity, available for free with the Windows 10 Creators update.”

The tech titan is also tossing unused Outlook Express code in the trash and integrating Reader app and list into MS Edge when the Creators Update drops. In addition, it’s paring down the screensaver feature by disabling it in Themes and stopping its development for Group Policies, Control Panel and Sysprep. Update: Microsoft clarified where Paint is going with a follow-up post: “MS Paint is here to stay, it will just have a new home soon, in the Windows Store where it will be available for free.”

Microsoft partners with BMW to put Skype in cars

Microsoft is expanding its partnership with BMW to enable Skype for Business in cars that use BMW’s iDrive system. BMW was one of the first car makers to enable Office 365 services in its cars, and this latest feature will let owners take Skype meetings in their cars through the built-in entertainment system.

The system will work by triggering notifications for meetings, allowing drivers to dial-in without having to enter the conference number details manually. BMW will also enable tighter integration with calendars, contacts, and to-do lists all from Microsoft’s Exchange service. BMW is planning to enable the Skype for Business feature in France, Germany, and the UK initially before it expanding it to other countries.

BMW also revealed earlier this year that it plans to integrate Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant into some cars as part of Microsoft’s Connected Vehicle vision. BMW is planning to let drivers access Cortana through a dashboard screen, with the ability to easily access to-do lists, reminders, news, events, and other Cortana features.

Application security in the cloud: Who is responsible?

We’ve all heard about the benefits of cloud infrastructure: improved productivity, cost savings, efficiency, agility and a host of other buzzwords that paint cloud as the be all, end all for IT.

Most organisations today either already run workloads in the cloud or plan to experiment with cloud in the very near future. And it’s up to businesses to decide whether they choose cloud infrastructure provided by public cloud providers like AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform, or cloud infrastructure maintained by their organisation’s IT team.

In compliance heavy businesses, such as financial institutions, a new trend has emerged: organisations are running an isolated virtual private environment on public cloud infrastructure.

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A psychologist explains the best way to rewire your brain to let go of negative thoughts.

You already know that positive thinking leads to a more fulfilling life.

That much is clear.

But how do you actually think positive when your mind is consistently stuck on the negative?

And how can you do it naturally…without using medication or alcohol?

Well…that’s exactly what Alison Ledgerwood talks about in this Article from her blog.

As a professional people watcher (social psychologist) Alison Ledgerwood always wondered why the human mind swayed to the negative.

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Ever Wondered why ATM Pin is Only 4-digits.Here is the reason!

We may come across major things in our day to day life. Most of the times we fail to notice the strange thing in it. ATM machines are not new to us. We are very familiar with the usage of ATM’s. After the invention of ATM machine, the major task of drawing the money from our bank account became so simple. It’s very convenient for us to carry ATM-cum-Debit cards with us. You can withdraw from your account with a simple swipe of you debit card at the ATM’s. ATM machines were installed  all over the world in every street of the cities. There is no wonder that even the extremely remote areas got installed with ATM machines.

But there is an interesting theory behind the development of  the ATM as we know it now.

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Ever Wondered Why The Letters On A Computer Keyboard Are NOT In Alphabetical Order?

We are in a digital world now and computers have become our basic need in our lives. And the primary thing we need to operate this machine is a keyboard. Every time I see my keyboard, a question comes into my mind – why are the keys not arranged in the alphabetical order? Why are they MIXED up like this? Is there any reason behind this?

Have you also ever thought of this? If so, here we are going to tell you some facts about the arrangement of letters on Keyboard. Check out why!Read TO find out..

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Download the Rise of Sivagami PDF Free .

It is usual to find great characters from literature coming alive on big screen. But a fictional character from a screenplay has seldom inspired a novel. Moreover, the author tries to nourish it with traits of some real life success stories. Well, Anand Neelakantan has managed to create on paper the epic sweep that S. S. Rajamouli conjured up in Baahubali: The Beginning on celluloidA prequel to Rajamouli’s blockbuster, Neelakantan’s “The Rise Of Sivagami”, was recently released in Delhi in the presence of the director and lead actors of the film.

Planned as a trilogy, the book has come out just before the release of the sequel of Baahubali, creating flutter in the media. Rajamouli, who expects the book to enhance the viewing experience of the sequel, says, “Revolving around Sivagami and how she became a powerful Rajmata, the book gives glimpses to many shades of her character. Reading it will amplify the experience.”

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