About Asrartheone@TWC

Microsoft Student Partner | Computer Science graduate | Loves flirting with technology | Author at The Geeks Club | Lives on the web at @asrartheone

Was Nokia building an Android Lumia phone?

Was Nokia preparing to launch an Android-based Lumia smartphone? You bet it was. Recently, it was revealed that a small team within Nokia had successfully ported the Android OS on a prototype Nokia Lumia handset much before the exclusive Microsoft-Nokia […]

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The Best of Steve Ballmer … On video!

When Steve Ballmer officially retires as Microsoft CEO, he’ll go down in history as one of the craziest, badass head honcho ever seen. You need guts equal the size of Jupiter to scream from the top of your lungs and dance […]

New features in Windows Phone 8 Amber Update

Windows Phone is slowly picking up votes from consumers thanks to some real cool innovative stuff that the Windows Phone team has ensured being available on all handsets with Windows Phone 8. The latest update from Microsoft to Windows Phone […]

Nokia Asha 210 Specs, Features, Images, Video

With the Nokia Asha series going strong in targeted regions, the Finnish mobile giant announced the Nokia Asha 210 – a brand new smartphone in the Asha series with a QWERTY keypad and a dedicated WhatsApp button. Asking users to look […]

Is Google shifting its focus from Innovation to Advertising?

I always wondered, why Google came up with Google+ and why it shut down Google Labs (I loved its products, esp. Google Gravity et al). But after going through James Whittaker’s post about the reasons for him leaving the company, maybe I […]

Microsoft releases new Windows themes & wallpapers

With New Year having been already arrived, the Windows Personalization Gallery is sparkling with new themes and wallpapers available for download, adding a spice of freshness around. Microsoft has launched a bunch of new themes and wallpapers, the first installment […]

Download Windows Phone SDK 7.8 Update

After launching Windows Phone 8 and the subsequent SDK for developers, Microsoft has long been teasing existing Windows Phone (WP) consumers about the WP 7.8 update which gives devices running the existing WP 7.5 a fresh look and inherits a few features […]

Microsoft PowerPoint tips, tricks and how-to’s

What’s common between a business meeting, a motivational presentation or just a simple session? Microsoft PowerPoint. This gem of an application has changed the way through which presentations can be conducted in a seamless manner. Microsoft PowerPoint tips & tricks […]

10 best tips, tricks, tutorial posts about Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word is the most used application from the Microsoft Office bunch. As the year 2012 came to an end, the Office team sat down and tracked back the important posts that kept users occupied about Microsoft Word and its […]

Browse the Windows Store in browser with MetroStore Scanner

Given the limitations of searching for a Windows Store app from a device which doesn’t run Windows 8 / Windows RT, MetroStore Scanner is a welcome change. A third-party website, MetroStore Scanner allows the user to search for an app […]

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How Microsoft performed in 2011-12: Naked Facts

Earlier today, Microsoft hosted the Shareholder Meeting in Seattle, where a few interesting stats and figures were revealed by Steve Ballmer, CEO – Microsoft. A few of them are worth repeating below: The previous fiscal year (July 1 2011-June 30 […]

Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet Specifications

Microsoft Surface for Windows RT is out in the open for grabs and will be officially made available from October 26, 2012. Missing all this action is its elder brother, the Surface for Windows 8 Pro about whom no price/availability details […]