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Terms of Service; Didn’t Read: TOS Summaries

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 13:45:10 +0000

Terms of Service; Didn't Read is a free online service and browser extension that provides you with terms of service summaries. Whenever you sign up for an online service, or install most software programs or applications on your devices, you agree to the terms of service of the developer, company or manufacturer. The vast majority […]

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On1 Effects Free: professional photo filter program

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 05:50:57 +0000

On1 Effects Free is the free version of the professional grade photo effects and filtering program for Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X devices. The free version of the application comes with options to apply filters, preset, borders and textures to photos (or any other image), photo editing tools t make quick adjustments, and […]

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Google rolls out autoplaying videos on Android

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:19:39 +0000

Google announced on August 18, 2017 that company engineers enabled autoplaying videos in Google Search results in Chrome and the Google application for Android. The feature will roll out to all Google app and Chrome users on Android in the coming weeks. The company tested the change on a subset of users in previous months; […]

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Microsoft promises speed boost for Edge in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 05:49:31 +0000

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will be released soon, and one of the improvements of this minor feature update for Windows 10 sees Microsoft Edge render sites faster thanks to a series of improvements. Microsoft Edge is the default browser on Windows 10. While that helped give it a couple of percent of usage […]

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OneDrive Uninstaller for Windows 10

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:58:09 +0000

OneDrive Uninstaller is a free batch script for Windows 10 that removes Microsoft's file storage and synchronization service completely. Windows 10 devices come with OneDrive included. The file sync and storing service is used to sync data between devices if you use a Microsoft Account to sign in on Windows 10. It furthermore provides access […]

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iTunes CPU Redux: lessen iTunes Windows resource use

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:50:34 +0000

iTunes CPU Redux is a free software program for Microsoft Windows devices to tame the resource usage of Apple's iTunes software on Windows. Apple's iTunes software is quite the heavyweight on Windows systems. The program installs a lot of services on the system, and may run a number of processes at the same time. Some […]

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Sort Bookmarks add-on for Firefox

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:48:47 +0000

Sort Bookmarks is a new Firefox add-on that you may use to sort all bookmarks of the browser using the sort options the add-on provides. Bookmarks in the Firefox web browser are not sorted by default. When you add a bookmark to the browser, it is added to the end of the folder that you […]

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Google Search Lite for Android

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:35:08 +0000

Google launched Google Search Lite, a less-heavy version of Google Search for Android in select regions of the world yesterday. The new application is marked as experimental when installed, so handle it the same way as other beta releases of applications. Designed to be faster, less hardware hungry and to use less data, Google Search […]

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Kaspersky launches information hungry VPN app for Android

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:07:36 +0000

Kaspersky Secure Connection: VPN service is a new application by Russian security company Kaspersky for the Android mobile operating system. The application is available as a free and premium version. The free version of the application is good for 200 Megabytes of daily traffic, the premium version removes the restriction, can be used on up […]

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 Accounts Chrome extension

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:57:00 +0000

Windows 10 Accounts is a browser extension by Microsoft for Google Chrome that improves the sign in process in Chrome for supported websites and services. Google Chrome is the world's most web browser, and the majority of Windows users use Google Chrome and not the Microsoft browser's Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge. While Microsoft tried […]

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All-in-One Sidebar Developer announces death of Firefox add-on

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:03:32 +0000

The developer of the popular All-in-One Sidebar extension for the Firefox web browser announced the end of life of the Firefox add-on today. All-in-One Sidebar is a popular Firefox add-on that lets users open Firefox specific pages in the browser's sidebar. The extension has more than 123000 users right now and the highest possible rating […]

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Ghacks Deals: Private Internet Access VPN: 2-Yr Subscription (63% off)

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:10:22 +0000

Private Internet Access is a highly respected and popular VPN provider. The plans of the service are a bit on the pricey side, but you may get a 2-year subscription right now for 63% off the regular price. This means that you pay just $59.95 for two-years of service instead of the regular price of […]

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Thunderbird 52.3.0 is out

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:21:27 +0000

Mozilla Messaging released Thunderbird 52.3.0 on August 16, 2017 to the release channel and all supported operating systems. The new version of the popular email client is a bug fix release; means, it fixes issues in the client but does not introduce new features to it or make changes to existing ones. Also, no security […]

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Captura desktop recording program for Windows

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:51:13 +0000

Captura is a free open source desktop recording program for Microsoft Windows that comes with quite a few extra features on top of the core functionality. There is really no shortage when it comes to desktop recorders for Windows. Windows users can pick from a wide range of free and commercial applications. You can check […]

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Waterfox 55 news: Android app, continued legacy add-on support

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:29:52 +0000

Waterfox 55.0.1 is out and with it come important announcements about the future of the web browser that is based in large parts on Firefox code. Probably the most interesting bit of news for users of the browser and Firefox users who need continued support for legacy add-ons is that Waterfox will continue to support […]

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Opera VPN Gold: subscription-based Opera VPN upgrade

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:14:55 +0000

Opera VPN Gold is a new upgrade option for Opera's free Opera VPN application for iOS that improves the service for a cost. Opera Software acquired the VPN provider SurfEasy some years ago, and started to integrate the company's products into the browser some time afterwards. First, as a promotion but a year later by […]

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GNU/Linux for beginners: How Audio Works

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 04:28:17 +0000

One of the things that I found pretty confusing about GNU/Linux during my transition from using Windows as my primary OS to using GNU/Linux, was how audio worked. In Windows, you don’t really have to think about anything, or know how to configure any specific utilities for the most part; audio just works. You might […]

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Ellp is like IFTTT but for the Windows desktop

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:21:39 +0000

Ellp is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices that works similar to the popular If This Then That application. Basically, what it does is automate certain things for you. It works by selecting cards that you are interested in. A card consists of an event (the "if this" part) and an action (the "then […]

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Ghacks Deals: Online Storage, Office training more at huge discounts

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:17:03 +0000

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ShowOff highlights keys you press in realtime

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:57:29 +0000

ShowOff is a free portable program for Microsoft Windows devices that highlights any key you press on the computer keyboard in realtime. The application may be useful in certain situations, for instance when you need to test the functionality of the computer keyboard, or when you need to show keyboard and mouse input for demonstration […]

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Find out which sites are slowing Firefox down

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:38:20 +0000

If you open multiple websites in the Firefox web browser -- and most Firefox users probably do -- you may run into situations where Firefox slows down at one point or the other. Firefox handles semi-large numbers of tabs quite well, both when it comes to memory use and CPU utilization, but there is still […]

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How to create an index in Word 2016

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 05:05:03 +0000

An index can improve the accessibility of a book or document tremendously, as it lists important words and phrases, and the page numbers they are referenced on. I'm writing my first book currently -- about Windows 10 Privacy -- and one of the things that I really wanted to add to it is an index […]

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WinRAR 5.50 released with important changes

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:01:49 +0000

WinRAR 5.50 was released on August 14, 2017. The new version comes with important changes that users of the application need to be aware of. Probably the two biggest changes of WinRAR 5.50 are that the program uses the RAR 5.0 archive format by default when it comes to the creation of archives, and the […]

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Opera Software discontinues Opera Max

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:18:30 +0000

Opera Software announced the decision to discontinue Opera Max, an application for Android designed to save bandwidth and improve privacy today. The company launched Opera Max back in 2013; first in the US as a beta version, and then a couple months later in the European Union and other parts of the world. Opera Max […]

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Turn off smart multi-homed name resolution in Windows

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:28:21 +0000

Smart multi-homed name resolution is a DNS related feature that Microsoft introduced in Windows 8 and implemented in Windows 10 as well. The feature is designed to speed up DNS resolution on a device running Windows 8 or newer by sending DNS requests across all available network adapters. Microsoft refined the feature in Windows 10 […]

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Dr.Web LiveDisk: free emergency system repair

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 05:40:09 +0000

Dr.Web LiveDisk is a free tool for system administrators and users alike to restore non-booting Windows computer systems. The program has been designed specifically for situations where malware attacks, or the disinfection, cause Windows devices from booting properly. The system repair software is offered an ISO image that you can burn to a blank CD […]

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DMCA removes domain from popular adblocking list

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 16:46:14 +0000

Easylist is a popular adblocking list that is used by browser extensions to block advertisement on websites visited in the browser. As the name suggests already, EasyList is just a list of domain names that websites are blocked from making connections to. So, instead of contacting an ad server to download an ad from it, […]

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Twitch Desktop App Final released

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 05:41:50 +0000

Twitch announced on August 10, 2017 that the company has released the Twitch Desktop application final for Windows and Mac PCs. The company released a beta version of the Twitch app in early 2017, and has been working on the final version of the desktop app ever since. Twitch, owned by Amazon, is a streaming […]

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How to enable legacy extensions in Firefox 57

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 16:22:15 +0000

If you are using Firefox Nightly right now, you may have noticed that the latest update of the web browser disabled all legacy add-ons. Firefox Nightly is the first version of the Firefox web browser that hit version 57, the version of Firefox that drops support for so-called legacy add-ons in favor of WebExtensions. Nightly […]

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How to enable or disable Firefox’s new Screenshot tool

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 07:05:27 +0000

If your Firefox browser updated to version 55.0 recently, you may have noticed the new "Page Shot" icon in the browser's toolbar. This icon powers the native screenshot capturing functionality of Firefox. It is being rolled out to users gradually which means that you may not see the icon yet in the browser's toolbar. This […]

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Windows 10 Pro for Workstations

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 20:38:31 +0000

Microsoft announced Windows 10 Pro for Workstations today, a new edition of the company's Windows 10 operating system aimed at high-end tasks and applications. Windows 10 Pro for Workstations comes with a set of new features and expanded hardware support. The company plans to launch the new edition of Windows 10 alongside the release of […]

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Improve your English Pronunciation with ELSA Speak for Android

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:37:50 +0000

ELSA Speak: Reduce your accent is a free application for Android (and iOS) that assists you in improving your English pronunciation. ELSA, which stands for English Language Speech Assistant coaches non-native speakers in improving their (American) English. The app is free to try but limited. The first two lessons of each training group are free, […]

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Win10Clean: Windows 10 System Tweaker

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:55:01 +0000

Win10Clean is an open source program for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system that provides you with quick access to common tweaks and options to remove installed Windows apps and programs. The program comes with functionality that you find in many Windows 10 privacy applications as well, but it has not been designed specifically for that […]

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Microsoft appeases Kaspersky with upcoming antivirus changes

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 05:21:32 +0000

Microsoft plans to introduces changes in the soon-to-be released Windows 10 Fall Creators update that intensifies the cooperation with third-party antivirus and security companies that publish products for Windows. Russian antivirus and security company Kaspersky criticized Microsoft's handling of third-party antivirus in Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system. Kaspersky's main points of criticism were that Microsoft […]

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Ghacks Deals: Zemana AntiLogger: 3-Yr Premium Subscription (80% off)

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 17:45:44 +0000

Zemana AntiLogger is a professional security software for Microsoft Windows PCs that protects the system against keyloggers. The program does more than that though: it offers ransomware protection, removes adware and unwanted programs from Windows devices, and detects malware and hidden processes as well. Zemana AntiLogger is designed to complement resident antivirus software on the […]

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A look at Albert Launcher for GNU/Linux

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:24:20 +0000

There are many different tools and applications to help enhance speed and productivity in GNU/Linux. One of the greatest things about the operating system is its flexibility; granted it can sometimes come with a cost of complexity – Thankfully Albert is simple to install and even easier to use! What is Albert? Albert is a […]

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Manage Windows 10 Search Indexing

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 13:47:10 +0000

Windows Search can cause high load situations on Windows 10 machines -- and on previous versions of Windows as well -- especially when search indexing runs. Basically, what search indexing does is scan all folders that are configured for indexation on the Windows device to add, change and remove the index to take into account […]

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My Device: the best system information app for Android?

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:10:46 +0000

My Device is a free application for Google's Android operating system that displays all there is to know about an Android device in its interface. Knowing which features your Android device supports and which it does not, can be quite important. The lack of features may explain why you cannot use applications that require certain […]

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Vivaldi 1.11 improves accessibility features

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:00:37 +0000

Vivaldi Technologies released Vivaldi 1.11, a new version of the web browser to the public on August 10, 2017. The new version of the web browser introduces new and improved accessibility features to the user base. Among the highlights are options to control animations on sites that you visit in the browser, Reader Mode improvements, […]

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Microsoft launches Outlook Beta

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 05:29:03 +0000

Microsoft started to roll out an option to test a new beta version of the company's Outlook.com web mail interface yesterday. The new version of Outlook.com promises to be faster, smarter and more personalized than before. All Outlook.com users -- in fact, all Microsoft Account customers -- may join the beta and leave it again […]

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