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Windows 10 is all set to launch on July 29 and will also be available on USB drives for purchase in retail channels.

So, if you are planning to install Windows 10 Home, one thing you must keep in your mind – You wish or not, the software updates for Microsoft’s new operating system will be mandatory.

Microsoft is planning to make a significant change to its software update policy by “removing the option to DISABLE software updates in Windows 10 Home“.

This clearly indicates that all users of Windows operating system must agree to allow Microsoft to install software updates automatically.

In Windows 8.1, users get four options for Windows Update’s behavior, which include:

Download and Install Windows Updates AutomaticallyDownload Windows Updates automatically but Choose when to Install themCheck for Updates but Choose when to Download and Install themNever check for, Download, or Install Updates

From a Security point of view, the last option, i.e. never to download or install updates, is not at all recommended by either the company or the security experts. However, the option is still there if Windows users really need it.

In Windows 10, the options for Windows Update are cut to only two, which include:

Check, Download, Install, and Reboot automaticallyCheck, Download, Install automatically and then choose to Reboot

Here is the EULA to which you agree to when you accept the terms of the licensing agreement:

Updates. The software periodically checks for system and app updates, and downloads and installs them for you. You may obtain updates only from Microsoft or authorized sources, and Microsoft may need to update your system to provide you with those updates. By accepting this agreement, you agree to receive these types of automatic updates without any additional notice.

If this happens with the launch of windows 10, it would be a notable change in any version of Windows OS as Microsoft has talked about Windows 10’s Windows-as-a-Service approach that will receive continuous updates.

Every software program needs frequent updates, but the ability of Windows users to permanently delay Windows software updates has made it difficult for Microsoft to keep its OS platform secure and up-to-date. And the only motive behind this change is to maintain the security of its users safe.

Truecaller received a funding of USD 60 million (over Rs 368 crore) from a group of investors, including Atomico and Sequoia Capital in October.

The company will use the Series C round of financing to fuel product development, hire new talent and expand the company’s global footprint, including in its largest market India.

“We have over 200,000 new users joining daily and almost half of this are from India. About 40 million of our userbase is from India. The number of smartphone users is growing strongly here,” TrueCaller chief executive officer and co-founder Alan Mamedi had said.

He added that looking at the importance of the Indian market, the company had set up an office here last year.

“We will add 3-5 people more at the office in Gurgaon,” he had said.

Truecaller also runs another app, Truedialer, to offer users details of a person before the outgoing call is connected. Launched in October, Truedialer already has more than two million users.

Truecaller has launched an update for its app on Google Play. The new update focuses on predictive style features, which suggests who to contact based on call history, time of day, and place.

Truecaller has surpassed 100 million users globally, and has doubled its daily new users in less than three months. Consumers use Truecaller to identify unknown numbers, block unwanted calls, and search contact information among people and businesses. In addition to the surge in the user base, Truecaller also receives more than 1.5 billion search requests per month.

New features

Receive Suggested Contacts: Truecaller can now predict who you may want to reach and make relevant suggestions based on call history, time, or location.

Complete Contact Profiles: Truecaller keeps the phonebook up to date with relevant information by adding social media profiles and photos.

Smarter Search and Discovery: Now you can search within your contacts as well as names and numbers beyond your existing phone book with an extensive list of more than 1.5 billion contacts.

Easily Place Calls and Send Texts: Once a user profile is pulled, you just need to swipe left to text or swipe right to place a call.

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