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Microsoft Announces End of Support To Windows 7 from January 2020

New Delhi: Microsoft is rolling out a notification update to existing Windows 7 users, informing them that the software giant is pulling away support for the operating system (OS) version. "After 10 years of servicing, January 14, 2020, is the last day Microsoft will offer security updates for computers running Windows 7. This update enables reminders about Windows 7 end of support," the company wrote in a post on Friday. The software giant revealed its plans of notifying users about the end of Windows 7 earlier this month.

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Huawei As ‘Last Resort’ To Get Fair Deal, Sues US Government

New Delhi:Chinese technology giant Huawei on Thursday said it has filed a lawsuit against the US government as a "last resort" to get a federal ban on the use of its products lifted.

The lawsuit, filed in a US District Court in Plano, Texas, challenges the constitutionality of Section 889 of the 2019 National Defence Authorization Act (NDAA), which was signed by President Donald Trump in August last year.

According to the complaint, the legislation not only bars all US government agencies from buying Huawei equipment and services but also bars them from contracting with or awarding grants or loans to third parties who buy Huawei equipment or services.

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Microsoft Ending Its Smart Band Fitness Tracker Service

New Delhi:Microsoft is ending support for its "Health Dashboard" applications and services for its smart-band fitness tracker. It will refund all users whose devices are still under warranty. The company is offering $79.99 for Band 1 owners and $175 for Band 2 devices. "On May 31, the 'Microsoft Health Dashboard' site will be shut down and Microsoft Band applications will be removed from the Microsoft Store, Google Play and Apple App store," the software giant announced via a blog-post on Friday.

Active Microsoft Band users, who have used the band and completed a data sync to the "Health Dashboard" between December 1, 2018 and March 1, 2019 are also eligible for refunds by the company. It is to be claimed by August 30. Although the web connected features will no longer be available, the users can continue to set alarms and track daily health information, activity data, as well as sleep analytics.

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Google Releasing New Update For Its Search Browser Chrome 72

New Delhi: Google is rolling out the new update for its search browser, Chrome 72, with bug fixes, security updates and newer features like external storage access for Android apps including microSD cards and USB drives along with Picture in Picture (PiP) mode for Chrome sites. With Chrome 72, Google has optimised the browser for touchscreen devices in tablet mode and added app shortcuts for Android apps that are now searchable in the launcher, the company wrote in a blog post on Saturday.

"Users can find an app shortcut by long pressing or right-clicking on an Android app," the post said. The update also brings Google Assistant and Android 9 Pie to more Chromebooks after a short testing period on the 'Pixel Slate' device.

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For Better Connect With People, Harshvardhan Launches Personal App

New Delhi: Union Environment Minister Dr Harshvardhan has developed a digital mobile application that has the power to bring and connect millions of people together on a single platform and can be used to bring a substantive change in our society as well as the world at large.
 
Launching the app on Wednesday, Harshvardhan said, “I sincerely believe that a well-designed app can generate great political engagement with citizens and manoeuvre their positive energies in the right direction. The digital connect can change the way people think and change the way they act, thereby changing the relationship between public representatives and citizens.”