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About Dhanesh V

Dhanesh finds passion in reading and writing, either online or offline. And since he doesn't usually like to be too biographical, this block ends here.

Microsoft’s new CEO is Indian-origin Satya Nadella

After all the days of endless speculations, Microsoft now has an Indian-origin CEO. Satya Nadella becoming the Microsoft CEO also underlines the rising “Indian presence” in top brands all over the world.

Microsoft CEO: Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella takes over the helm at Microsoft from Steve Ballmer.

Satya Nadella, who has a 22 year experience working at Microsoft is yet to have any experience as a CEO, as some of the journalists have flagged him to be too young or inexperienced to adorn the CEO post at Microsoft. But still, majority seems to be favoring the decision, as he has made quite an impact as his department brought in $8.2 billion in operating income and revenues of $20.3 billion in the last financial year.

From the day it was found till now, Micorosft has had only 2 CEO’s; Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. Satya Nadell would thus be the 3rd CEO of Microsoft, taking over the charges from Steve Ballmer.

He might actually be the umpteenth Indian to hold the helm or make a global impact when it comes to technology. It might be biasing to name some of the “Global Indians“; but, some of the first names that come to everyone’s mind might be Vinod Dham, the brain behind Pentium chips for Intel; Indra Nooyi, CEO, PepsiCo; Vinod Khosla, Co-founder, Sun Microsystems; and many more; the list goes on.

Who else would be the obvious ones in your list of “Technologically Global Indians“? Let us know in the comments below.

Google to sell Motorola to Lenovo for just $3 billion!

Google saying goodbye to MotorolaIn a move that was quite surprising for most, disturbing for many, and pleasing for some, Google and Lenovo have shaken hands to make a deal, according to which Google will be selling the phone business of Motorola to Lenovo, the famous Chinese laptop maker. Though it’s not really Android saying goodbye to Motorola, a large part of Android fans maybe disappointed by Google selling out Motorola.

This deal involves Google selling the Motorola’s hardware business to Lenovo for $2.91 billion. Google had earlier acquired Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion in 2012, which was marked to be a strategy from the internet giant to acquire the large portfolio of patents that Motorola held.

The smartphone market is super competitive, and to thrive it helps to be all-in when it comes to making mobile devices. It’s why we believe that Motorola will be better served by Lenovo.
This move will enable Google to devote our energy to driving innovation across the Android ecosystem, for the benefit of smartphone users everywhere.

- Larry Page, CEO, Google

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How to Upgrade to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8 for Free [Download]

Windows 8.1, the most anticipated update to Windows 8 is finally here. It brings with it quite a few new features including the return of the Start button and the ability to boot straight to the desktop (and not the Start screen).Windows Store - Update to Windows 8.1

Upgrading to Windows 8.1 is free for all Windows 8 users. To upgrade to Windows 8.1, just head over to the Windows Store and you’ll find yourself with the option to update your Windows installation.

If you couldn’t find your way through to update to Windows 8.1, don’t worry. Just click on this link, and it will automatically take you to the page to get yourself updated to Windows 8.1.

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Google celebrates 15 years with “Google in 1998″ Easter Egg! Try it Now!

Google in 1998When it comes to Google, we would always be looking for something special and interesting, up in its sleeve. This September, Google is celebrating its 15th anniversary; and just as usual, Google has popped in with yet another Easter Egg.

The latest Easter Egg from Google takes you back to what Google looked like, when it started off in 1998. Just go to Google, and search for “Google in 1998” to see the search giant in action, in its first outlook. The page also offers you a way to take yourself “back” to 2013 (where we seem to be living ;) ).

Life with Google has been quite eventful this month, with one of the major headlines being the announcement that the next iteration of Android will be named after KitKat, the world-famous confectionery from Nestle.

Let’s join together to wish Google a happy anniversary and wonderful years ahead!

P.S: Google was founded on September 4, 1998.

Free 10 GB Google storage – Limited Period Offer!

Quickoffice Google DriveThis offer will expire on September 26, 2013. Be sure to grab it as soon as possible!

Google has officially announced that the Quickoffice app, which had been a paid app till now has been made free for all users. This app lets you edit Microsoft Office documents from your smartphone and has been one of the top rated Office apps for both Android and iOS.

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Android Next: Lassi or Ladoo ?

Lassi vs LadooThis time, a group of Android fans from IIT-Kharagpur want an Indian flavor to be added to the rich menu of Android servings. Google had earlier announced that the next iteration of Android will be named after the famous confectionery, KitKat from Nestle.

Just after the name for Android 4.4 was announced, many groups of Android fans all over the world started pouring in their suggestions for the next Android. Two significant suggestions from India include Ladoo and Lassi.

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Android KitKat 4.4: Have a KitKat to win a Nexus 7 tablet

android kitkatYes! You read it right! Google has announced that the next version of Android will be named after the same old famous KitKat from Nestle. Many among us would be feeling both stumped and excited, as we had been calling the next version of Android by the name “Key Lime Pie” till now. even Google Engineers had been using the same name for references. Google also made it clear that the next version would be Android 4.4, and not 5.0 as some speculated earlier.

That’s not all! In a deal which is reportedly not really based on cash, KitKat will also be re-branding itself to promote Android KitKat. Actually, you might want to just head over to the KitKat website to checkout the whole new layout for their website; with the chocolate bar ‘sounding’ just like a tasty Nexus phone.

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Microsoft to buy out Nokia’s devices and services, alongwith its CEO for $7.2 billion

In a move that was only a rumor till now, Microsoft has made public, the deal to buy out all the handset business and services of Nokia. Microsoft said that it had reached an agreement to buy the devices and services of Nokia for $7.2 billion (€5.4 billion).

Microsoft buys Nokia

Microsoft also said that the deal would also carry in over 32,000 employees from Nokia to Microsoft. Stephen Elop, the current CEO of Nokia, will then rejoin Microsoft once the deal is put into action. Interestingly, he also comes in at the right time to get himself up for the race to the position of the next CEO of Microsoft; as its current CEO, Steve Ballmer is all set to resign within a year.

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Download and Save Entire Websites for Offline Viewing in Windows using HTTrack

Have you ever felt the urge to access one or two of your frequented websites or some online guide(s) you often refer to, while you were unplugged from the internet; or maybe when you were on the go with a slow internet connection? You might not have to worry about it anymore, once you have HTTrack to handle an otherwise tedious job neatly for you.

HTTrack Website Copier is a software utility that would help you to access websites from your computer even when you are offline. It can download and save entire (or a part of) websites from the internet to a local directory in your computer. In case you are unsure about the usefulness of the application, do head straight over to the “Pros” before you read on.

How to Use HTTrack

  1. Download HTTrack Website Copier.
  2. If you believe that you are good enough with software and websites, you may skip the following steps, as you will most probably be able to sort everything out yourself. Or, if you would still prefer some guidance, keep reading.HTTrack Installation
  3. Open the file to start the installation process (duh!). The process is quite neat and simple. You may leave all settings as it is and accept the terms and conditions, and keep clicking ‘Next’ until the installation finishes.
  4. In the last step, untick ‘View history.txt file’, and then click on ‘Finish’ to automatically launch the program.
  5. Once HTTrack opens up, click ‘Next’ to get started with what we really want to do.
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