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MaterialChess for Android is a fantastic chess app

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:22:37 +0000

MaterialChess is a free application for Google Android devices that lets you play and train chess in a variety of ways. One of the most refreshing features of the application is that it is completely free of charge. It does not cost a dime, does not request privacy invasive permissions, does not contain advertisement or […]

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Dark High Contrast Theme for Windows 10

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:24:13 +0000

Themes in Windows have not changed all that much since the release of Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system. All versions of Windows ship with a selection of themes that you can switch between. Microsoft divides themes up into regular themes and high contrast themes, but that is about it. Each theme may change the desktop […]

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Google Trusted Contacts app for Android

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:06:01 +0000

Trusted Contacts is a new personal safety application for Android devices that allows others to find out your last known location. The main idea behind the app is to give one or more contacts the status of trusted contact. These can be family members, close friends, parents, or your spouse. Once you have given someone […]

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Opera’s speculative prerenderer

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:29:14 +0000

Opera Software integrated what it calls an address bar speculative prerenderer in Opera 43 to speed up the loading of resources from the address bar. We talked about this back when the developer version of Opera hit version 43, but did not know much about the feature as Opera did not reveal an awful lot […]

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Google’s about to roll out invisible captchas

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:07:16 +0000

Google is about to roll out an updated version of the company's captcha protection that tries to determine whether a connection was made by a user or Mr. Roboto. Captchas are designed to separate between humans and bots. While sites may want to allow entrance to all human visitors, they may not be as forthcoming […]

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Beware! Firefox updates may reset preferences

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:47:14 +0000

Mozilla releases updates to Firefox Stable regularly. The organization did so on a six week schedule in the past, but has loosened that up a bit in recent time. This schedule bumps the number in front of the dot by one. Smaller updates may increase the number after the dot to fix smaller issues or […]

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Backup Virtual Reality data with vrBackupper

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:02:29 +0000

VrBackupper is a free backup program for Microsoft Windows that lets you back up virtual reality data for safe keeping or migration. Virtual Reality is not mainstream yet, but it seems to have better chances than 3D TVs to get there. We have a couple of competing systems that are available right now, including Oculus […]

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Lucas Chess: play and train chess

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:25:28 +0000

Lucas Chess is a free chess training and playing program for Microsoft Windows devices that ships with an impressive set of features. While I do know how to play chess, I was never particularly good at the game. My father taught me the game of kings, but I lost interest in the game and started […]

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Windows 10 Creators Update: Symlinks without elevation

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 07:58:14 +0000

Microsoft announced a change in Windows 10's most recent Insider Build recently that improves the handling of symlinks -- symbolic links -- on Windows 10. Symbolic links have been part of Windows since Vista, and are a mighty useful feature of the operating system. A symbolic link can best be described as a pointer that […]

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Check Your Android device’s DRM Capabilities

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 11:23:11 +0000

DRM Info is a free application for Google Android devices that displays to you the installed Digital rights Management (DRM) modules. DRM is used by the majority of subscription-based services that stream media to your devices. This is the case for Netflix, Amazon Video and the majority of other companies out there that provide you […]

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Configure Windows 10 Game DVR directly

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 07:30:48 +0000

Game DVR is a new feature of the Xbox application on Windows 10 that enables you to record video games you play on the system. The feature is enabled by default on all devices running Windows 10. While it does not record game footage in the background by default on Windows 10 PCs, it is […]

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Microsoft Holiday Album Giveaway: grab 9 free albums

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:38:53 +0000

If you are in need of a bit of music for this Holiday -- read Christmas -- season, then Microsoft has you covered. The company has just launched the Holiday Album Giveaway on Windows Store. What you get? Nine Christmas themed albums for you to enjoy, or not. The enjoyment question depends on whether you […]

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AnyDesk 3.0 Beta First Look

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:18:57 +0000

TeamViewer 12.0 was released just a couple of days ago, and now it is AnyDesk's turn to release a brand new version of the company's remote control software. We reviewed AnyDesk back in 2014 for the first time. The program, created by ex-TeamViewer employees, showed great promise back then. The new AnyDesk 3.0 is available […]

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Change Network Adapter Priorities in Windows 10

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:12:59 +0000

If a computer running uses multiple network adapters, say an Ethernet connection and a Wi-Fi connection, it uses priorities to decide which adapter to use. Note: The following guide is for Windows 10, but it should work on previous versions of Windows equally well for the most part. Windows 10 does a good enough job […]

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Mozilla is doing well financially (2015)

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:47:55 +0000

Mozilla announced a major change in November 2014 in regards to the company's main revenue stream. The organization had a contract with Google in 2014 and before that had Google pay Mozilla money for being the default search engine in the Firefox web browser. This deal was Mozilla's main source of revenue, about 329 million […]

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Ghacks Deals: Essential Microsoft MCSE Certification Exams Training

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:33:38 +0000

Essential Microsoft MCSE Certification Exams Training provides you with five MCSE options to choose from. Please note that this is not a course bundle, but five options that are available separately. All have in common that they prep you for Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) certification. Essential Microsoft MCSE Certification Exams Training -- Through this […]

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Here is why you can’t download Netflix content to your Android device

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:26:46 +0000

Netflix enabled a download option in the official Netflix application for Android and iOS mobile operating systems a couple of days ago. I thought that this was a really cool option, considering that you could download shows or movies at home using Wi-Fi, to watch them elsewhere where the reception is not as good or […]

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December 2016 Stats: Windows 10 up, IE down, Edge not going anywhere

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:40:25 +0000

The latest usage share reports are in and they don't give Microsoft many reasons to rejoice when it comes to the company's core products Windows 10, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. Windows 10 performed considerably well this month, considering that the operating system's usage share rise stopped dead in its tracks when the free for […]

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Network Drive Control

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:55:29 +0000

Network Drive Control is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices to configure network-specific drive mappings. One of the issues that you may experience when it comes to mapped network drives on a Windows machine is that Windows tries to connect to all on start if configured this way. There is no network-specific option that […]

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Windows 10 Updater Disabler

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 06:47:20 +0000

Windows 10 Updater Disabler is a new program for Microsoft's operating system that turns updates on or off reliably. Windows 10 offers less UI control over the updating behavior of the operating system than previous versions of Windows. If you check the settings application for instance, you only get options to defer feature updates if […]

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Android malware campaign hijacks more than 1 million Google accounts

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:32:26 +0000

A new malware campaign, dubbed Gooligan by Check Point, has successfully breached more than 1 million Google accounts up to this point according to the company. About 13,000 new devices are breached every day by the malware campaign. According to Check Point's research, Android 4 and 5 are the main target of the attack which […]

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Email Backup Software MailStore Home 10 released

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:49:42 +0000

MailStore Home 10 is the newest version of the popular email backup software solution for Windows that supports local and remote email accounts. You can use the free MailStore Home client to back up emails from desktop email programs like Outlook or Thunderbird, local email files such as Mbox, PST or EML, and also from […]

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Ghacks Deals: The Advanced Guide to Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:10:26 +0000

The Advanced Guide to Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence is a four course eLearning bundle designed that introduces you to several advanced deep learning concepts. The following courses are included in the bundle: Deep Learning: Convolutional Neural Networks in Python -- Dig Into the Deep Learning Concepts Behind Computer Vision Unsupervised Deep Learning in Python […]

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BitLocker bypass on Windows 10 through upgrades

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:45:43 +0000

A security researcher discovered a new issue in Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system that allows attackers to gain access to BitLocker encrypted data. A post on the Win-Fu blog highlights the method. Basically, what the method does is exploit a troubleshooting feature that is enabled during the upgrade process. There is a small but CRAZY […]

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SideSlide: powerful desktop widget for Windows

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:52:51 +0000

SideSlide is a free program for Windows devices that provides you with containers on your desktop that you may use for a variety of purposes. If that sounds similar to Fences, it is to a degree but SideSlide is quite different in many regards. SideSlide needs to be installed on the system, and it is […]

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update declared Current Branch for Business

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 06:56:22 +0000

Microsoft announced yesterday that it has declared the newest feature version of its Windows 10 operating system, the Anniversary Update edition or Windows 10 version 1607, the Current Branch for Business. To fully understand what this means, you need to know the terminology that Microsoft uses when it comes to Windows 10 servicing. Any new […]

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TeamViewer 12 ships with faster file transfers

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:21:17 +0000

TeamViewer 12 is the latest version of the popular remote control software that is still available as a free and several commercial packages. The list of changes is long and published on the official TeamViewer site. Not all features found their way into the free version however. This is indicated by version information listed underneath […]

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Merge Video and Audio on Windows

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:22:03 +0000

It is relatively easy to merge a video and an audio stream on Windows provided that the source files are not too obscure. I made the decision recently to try a couple of things on YouTube. One of them had me record video, and get someone else to do the talking. You would not want […]

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CyberChef: swiss-army knife conversion tool

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 07:56:14 +0000

CyberChef is a free service that you may use locally or online to convert, parse or carry out well over 100 different operations. What is special about CyberChef is that it is provided as a plain HTML page. You can access it online here, or download a copy to your local system instead to use […]

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Steam Cleaner: clear temporary Steam, Origin, uPlay and Gog data

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 06:37:32 +0000

Steam Cleaner is a program for Windows that clears temporary data of the gaming platforms Steam, Origin, uPlay and Gog. The program is not to be confused with Tiki Steam Cleaner which we reviewed back in 2013. Unlike Tiki Steam Cleaner, Steam Cleaner is capable of deleting temporary data from other gaming platforms for Windows […]

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LeptonGUI: Dropbox Lepton image format converter

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:26:21 +0000

LeptonGUI is a free program for Windows devices to convert images to and from Dropbox's Lepton image format without having to use the command line to do so. Dropbox released Lepton, an image compression format, in the middle of 2016. The new format achieves 22% better compression of JPEG images without quality loss according to […]

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Ghacks Deals: 25% extra off on Security Deals today

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:56:17 +0000

We are having a Cyber Monday special today-only on Ghacks Deals that gets you an extra 25% off of any deal listed here on this page. This comes off the already discounted price and should make for some interesting bargains. You find VPN services, software, and online eLearning courses for the most part listed on […]

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Find out if your VPN leaks your IP address

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:25:53 +0000

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are used for a variety of purposes. Common reasons include protecting one's privacy on the Internet, improving the security of the Internet connection, bypassing censorships and blocks, and using it for business purposes. If you use a VPN for privacy, regardless of whether that is your main reason for using it […]

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Firefox 53: Bookmark Syncing reliability improvements

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 10:22:49 +0000

Mozilla implemented changes in Firefox 53 Nightly recently that improve the reliability of the web browser's bookmark syncing functionality. Firefox Sync is integrated in the web browser. It enables Firefox users to sync data -- bookmarks, passwords or the browsing history for instance -- to the cloud, and from there to other devices that run […]

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Windows 10 Creators Update: new Share UI

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 08:09:10 +0000

Microsoft plans to ship a new Share UI (user interface) with next year's Windows 10 Creator Update that will likely come out in March 2017. While I hardly ever use sharing functionality -- other than copying share content to the clipboard -- others must use it actively considering that nearly any web browser or operating […]

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Firefox 53: exclusive content process for local files

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 18:01:02 +0000

Mozilla enabled a new security feature in Firefox 53 recently that moves local file access to a new content process in the browser. Firefox's new multi-process architecture Electrolysis is making big leaps. Mozilla started to roll out the new architecture in Firefox 48 Stable. While the roll out is still on going, Mozilla is already […]

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Windows 10 Pro: Store apps installation without account

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 11:42:51 +0000

A Microsoft account was mandatory up until now if you wanted to install apps or games from the build in Store app on Windows 8 or 10. The only other option to get apps on the device was to sideload them. All Windows users without a Microsoft account, and those who did not want to […]

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Vivaldi: easier selection of same domain tabs

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 07:57:14 +0000

The latest Vivaldi web browser preview build ships with an interesting new feature that enables you to quickly select all tabs of the same domain. While this may not be of much interest to Internet users who have five or less tabs open the most, the new feature could come in very handy for users […]

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Record your Android screen with AZ Screen Recorder

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 17:03:16 +0000

AZ Screen Recorder is a free application for Google Android devices that lets you record the screen of your Android device easily. A couple of things are intersting about the app. First, it does not require root so that you can make use of it without having to root your device first. Second, the free […]

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Classic Theme Restorer may be dead by the end of 2017

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 08:43:11 +0000

Mozilla announced a couple of days ago that it plans to make Firefox support only WebExtensions add-ons by the end of 2017. While that seems far far away right now, it is almost certain that things won't be ready by then. What I mean by that is that WebExtensions capabilities won't match those of Firefox's […]

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