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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How To Run Linux In Windows 10 Without Enabling Developer Mode.

YES,you heard it right!!!!You Can Now Run Linux On Windows 10 Without Enabling Developer Mode.

How is it possible lets see..

With the release of Windows 10 Insider Build 16215, Microsoft has announced that now users no longer have to enable Developer Mode in order to run Bash on Ubuntu on Windows.

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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns as Company CEO on Tuesday.

Uber’s embattled CEO Travis Kalanick is resigning from the ride-sharing company he helped found in 2009 following a “shareholder revolt” led by some of Uber’s most prominent investors, the New York Times reports.

An Uber spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch that Kalanick has stepped down.

The report states that five of Uber’s most prominent investors, including Benchmark, wrote a letter titled “Moving Uber Forward,” which recommended that the CEO step aside immediately. After hours of discussion, Kalanick agreed to resign.

“I love Uber more than anything in the world and at this difficult moment in my personal life I have accepted the investors request to step aside so that Uber can go back to building rather than be distracted with another fight,” Kalanick said in a statement given to the Times.

Kalanick will continue to hold a position on Uber’s board of directors, according to various sources.

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Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ review: Cutting the edge and doing it in style  

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The Galaxy S8 from Samsung is a heady concoction of style and cutting-edge technology. There’s little doubt, it’ll be hard — nay really hard — to take your eyes off of Samsung’s 2017 flagship phone once you’ve got a taste of it. There’s little doubt then you’ll want some more of it. And then some more. It’s that gorgeous. Not to mention, technologically sound down to the very core.

There’s so much to love about the Galaxy S8, it’ll make you want to forget everything about the infamous Galaxy Note 7. The fact that it’s got everything — straight out of the future looks and straight out of the future tech — makes it a complete package: a true value for money proposition even at a price as high as Rs 57,900.

It’s not perfect by all means, the Galaxy S8, but for the first time in a very long time, there’s very little to complain about a Samsung Galaxy S phone simply because there aren’t many visible kinks in its armor to really make a hue and cry about. Samsung somehow even got TouchWiz right this time for crying out loud. Hopefully, the Galaxy S8 will also stand the test of time, but, that’s something only time will tell. Wouldn’t it now?

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FiiO launches 2 new In-Ear Monitors with Mic and Volume Controls in India

FiiO announces the launch of 2 new In-Ear Monitors with Mic and volume controls in India. The F1 is priced at Rs. 1499 and the F3 is priced at Rs. 1849. Both models are now available for purchase at the official FiiO India Store.

The F1 and F3 both house Japanese copper-clad aluminum voice coils which allow it to present a transformative listening experience by clearly bringing forth even the subtlest of details within the music.

After extensively experimenting with and evaluating a wide variety of materials on a multitude of factors, polyurethane emerged as the material of choice for the F1’s and F3’s cable. Polyurethane is a low microphonic, durable material that is also lightweight, highly elastic and tough against scrapes.

 

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