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WebExtension Vimium-FF brings Vim-like controls to Firefox

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:11:02 +0000

Vimium-FF is a new Firefox WebExtension that is marked as experimental right now that brings Vim-like controls to the Firefox web browser. What this means? Basically, that you get a lot of keyboard shortcuts that you can use for navigation, and other browser features. Several add-ons are already available that add the functionality to the […]

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FileZilla integrates master password support

Fri, 26 May 2017 10:49:13 +0000

The developers of the FTP client program FileZilla have integrated support for a master password protection in the FTP software. FileZilla is a popular FTP client that you may use to access FTP servers that are in a private network or on the Internet. While you can use modern web browsers for that as well, […]

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Run web searches from your Windows desktop with Fling

Fri, 26 May 2017 10:12:22 +0000

Fling is a new program for Microsoft Windows devices that adds global web search capabilities to PCs the program runs on. Most Windows programs come without options to run web searches for terms or to look up information. While Microsoft did integrate web search capabilities in Windows Search, it is a rather mediocre solution as […]

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Set Windows Defender Antivirus blocking to high on Windows 10

Fri, 26 May 2017 08:17:03 +0000

Windows Defender Antivirus is the default security solution that ships with all versions of the Windows 10 operating system. It offers basic protection when compared to third-party solutions, but the overall protection that it offers has improved and the product does not test at the very bottom of every AV Comparatives or AV Test runs […]

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Windows 10 KB4020102 released

Fri, 26 May 2017 04:06:16 +0000

Microsoft released a new cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1703 -- the Creators Update -- yesterday evening through Windows Update. The update raises the build version of Windows 10 to 15063.332 once it is installed. It fixes errors and issues in previous versions of the Windows 10 Creators Update operating system. The update has […]

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Ghacks Deals: The Complete Programming Language Bootcamp (91% off)

Thu, 25 May 2017 18:55:31 +0000

The Complete Programming Language Bootcamp is an eight course eLearning bundle that teaches you programming languages. Most of the courses that are included are designed for users of all experience levels. They provide you with a thorough introduction and foundation that you can then build on to advance your skills. It includes the following eight […]

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Microsoft’s Beam streaming service is called Mixer now

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:47:10 +0000

Microsoft revealed today that the company's Xbox One and Windows 10 streaming service Beam has been renamed to Mixer. The name change, according to Microsoft, was necessary to grow the service in every major market in the world, and because it symbolizes better what the service is about. That's "bringing people together" according to Microsoft. […]

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Splash video player review

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:25:59 +0000

Splash is a video and audio player for Microsoft Windows that is developed by Mirillis, makers of the screen recorder Action!. The media player vertical is quite crowded on Windows. You got dedicated audio or video players, as well as media players that support both audio and video formats. Programs like VLC Media Player, SMPlayer, […]

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A look at 1Password’s Travel Mode

Thu, 25 May 2017 09:44:03 +0000

AgileBits, makers of the 1Password password manager, introduced a new Travel Mode feature in recent versions of the program for paying customers. This new mode hides password vaults when you enable it, so that they are not revealed when someone opens the passwords in the application. Traveling internationally with electronic devices can be an unpleasant […]

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Close annoying website overlays in Chrome and Firefox

Thu, 25 May 2017 05:24:23 +0000

BehindTheOverlay is a browser extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox web browsers to close annoying website overlays. HTML5 Overlays are the new popups, they have been for quite some time now. They are used on a lot of sites to throw newsletter signup forms or special offers on the screen. What makes them problematic […]

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How to customize Alt-Tab in Windows 10

Wed, 24 May 2017 17:40:19 +0000

You can use the keyboard shortcut Alt-Tab on modern Windows devices to display and switch between all open program windows. While you have other options to switch to other programs, Alt-Tab may be faster than those. One reason for that is that it displays previews of those open windows on the desktop so that identification […]

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How to build from source code in GNU/Linux

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:39:28 +0000

Most repositories for many GNU/Linux distributions have mass amounts of software and packages available within them; it’s becoming more and more rare you are required to build anything from source (unless you use Gentoo), however, many users are left unaware of how to do so if the need ever arises. This tutorial will show you […]

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Firefox’s New Form Autofill is awesome

Wed, 24 May 2017 10:39:03 +0000

Mozilla is working on a new form autofill system in the Firefox web browser that will replace the current system eventually. Form autofill is a handy feature, as it allows users of the browser to fill out form fields automatically. The current implementation uses frecency (frequency + recency) for that, and has been part of […]

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QuickLook: preview files in Windows Explorer

Wed, 24 May 2017 08:34:03 +0000

QuickLook is a relatively new program for Microsoft Windows PCs that enables you to preview files in Explorer with a tap on Space. Windows Explorer -- File Explorer on Windows 10 -- ships with its own preview functionality, but it is limited to select file types only. The preview feature adds a third column to […]

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Chrome Home: Google tests major browser change on Android

Wed, 24 May 2017 05:33:25 +0000

Chrome Home is an experimental feature of Chrome for Android that makes major changes to the mobile browser when enabled. Chrome has the reputation of being a very stable browser, one that is kept more or less like it is in regards to the user interface and functionality. While that is certainly the case, Google […]

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Manage Windows users with Net User

Wed, 24 May 2017 04:45:05 +0000

The following guide provides you with information on the Net User -- or Net Users -- command of the Windows operating system. Net User is a command line tool that allows system administrators to manage user accounts on Windows PCs. You can use the command to display account information, or make changes to user accounts. […]

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Ghacks Deals: PureVPN: Lifetime Subscription (85%)

Tue, 23 May 2017 20:05:25 +0000

You can grab a lifetime subscription to one of the world's most popular VPN services, PureVPN, right now for $89. This is less than the regular price of PureVPN for a year if you pay monthly. PureVPN operates more than 550 servers in 141 countries right now, and you gain access to all of them. […]

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Linux Kernel 4.11.2-1 released

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:54:52 +0000

The 4.10.y Kernel has come to pass on into the netherworld, and paved the way for Kernel series 4.11.y, which comes with fixes for fscrypt, a boatload of new support for ARM devices such as the BananaPi device for example, enhancements to AMD’s Vulkan technology, as well as support for Intel's upcoming Geminilake processor graphics […]

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Video Card info tool GPU-Z 2.1 is out

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:18:55 +0000

GPU-Z 2.1 is the latest version of the popular lightweight and portable video card info tool for Microsoft Windows devices. Tech Powerup, the company that develops GPU-Z released GPU-Z 2.0 earlier today, and pushed out GPU-Z 2.1 later today as well. This same-day update addresses various bugs in the new release. The main new release […]

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LastPass Authenticator’s Cloud Backup option explained

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:38:34 +0000

LastPass Authenticator is a free application for Android and iOS devices that can generate two-factor authentication codes for you. The application is compatible with LastPass accounts, but works also with other services that support two-factor authentication such as Google or LogMeIn. The app supports all services or apps that use Google Authenticator, or TOTP-based two-factor […]

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Memrise or Duolingo: which is better for language learning?

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:57:41 +0000

Memrise and Duolingo are two language learning services that are both free to use, and available for various platforms including Android and iOS. If you want to learn a language, one option that you have is to use an application for that. Apps offer several advantages over language cassettes, tapes, CDs or books. Probably the […]

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Timbre: edit audio and video on Android

Tue, 23 May 2017 05:34:03 +0000

Timbre is a free application for Google Android devices that enables you to edit audio or video directly on the device it is running on. While all Android devices come with options to record video, editing tools to edit these captured videos or audio files are either super basic, or not available at all. You […]

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Backup Windows and Office Activation tokens

Mon, 22 May 2017 18:37:16 +0000

Advanced Tokens Manager is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices that enables you to backup Windows and Office activation tokens. The main purpose of the program is to restore the activation tokens after you install Windows anew, run into activation issues after the system activated successfully, or restore backups. If a system won't activate […]

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NirSoft.net Review (Tech Sites We Love)

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:29:32 +0000

NirSoft.net is home to a growing number of software programs for Microsoft Windows devices that are developed by Nir Sofer. There are only a few developers out there that have produced a constant stream of quality free software for Windows in the past 15 or so years, and Nir Sofer is definitely one of them. […]

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DNS Angel: enable family protection with a click

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:15:54 +0000

DNS Angel is a free portable program for Microsoft Windows devices that allows you to enable family protection with a click on the PC. As the name suggests it already, DNS Angel does so by setting various family friendly DNS services on the system. There are several options when it comes to making the Internet […]

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How to use the Windows shutdown command

Mon, 22 May 2017 06:31:31 +0000

Most Windows users shut down the PC either through the start menu, Alt-F4 menu, or by pressing the power button on the device. The shutdown command provides you with options to change a Windows computer's power state. It enables you to shut down, restart, hibernate the computer, log off a user, and customize the shut […]

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Run SFC /Scannow on external drives

Sun, 21 May 2017 19:54:13 +0000

The command sfc /scannow is a useful Windows command that runs a system file check to make sure essential files are not damaged or missing. This can be mighty useful in many situations, for instance when Windows features don't work anymore, after an unexpected shutdown of the system, or after a virus attack. The default […]

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Disable Document Peek in Notepad++

Sun, 21 May 2017 05:37:41 +0000

The following guide walks you through the steps of disabling document peek in the Notepad++ document editor for Microsoft Windows. The new document peek feature was first introduced in Notepad 7.4 released on May 14th, 2017. It allows you to hover over any inactive tab in the Notepad++ interface to see a preview of the […]

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Bookmarks Organizer for Firefox

Sat, 20 May 2017 14:32:21 +0000

Bookmarks Organizer is a free browser add-on for the Firefox web browser that checks the status of bookmarks to reveal dead, duplicate or redirecting bookmarks. If you use bookmarks in your web browser of choice, you will eventually run into issues with bookmarks. Bookmarks may point to sites that are not online anymore, may be […]

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A beginners tutorial to hosting websites in GNU/Linux

Sat, 20 May 2017 05:37:28 +0000

Ever wanted to host your own website? Have a spare PC laying around (even REALLY old) that you can use? This tutorial is going to show you how! Now, three disclaimers I am going to give: This tutorial will be done nearly entirely with the command line. I personally find it much easier, and less […]

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Protect PDF Documents with PDF Anti-copy

Fri, 19 May 2017 13:32:16 +0000

PDF Anti-copy is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices that enables you to protect PDF documents from being copied. Most PDF creation programs come with options to disable functionality such as printing or copying, or password protect PDF documents to prevent unauthorized access. PDF cracking tools are available that may disable the protection, and […]

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Koa11y: test web page accessibility

Fri, 19 May 2017 12:24:11 +0000

Koa11y is a free cross platform desktop program that allows you to test any publicly accessible website for accessibility issues. Designed primarily for webmasters and web developers, it can be used by anyone to check for accessibility issues on websites. The program itself is portable, and runs on all Windows versions from XP onward, on […]

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How to block automatic Google Chrome updates

Fri, 19 May 2017 10:29:50 +0000

While it is usually not a good idea to block updates of web browsers such as Google Chrome because of security implications that go along with it, there may be cases where you want more control over the updating. Many programs ship with options to block updates, but Google Chrome is not one of them. […]

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How to block ports in Windows

Fri, 19 May 2017 04:54:28 +0000

The following guide walks you through the steps of blocking specific ports on a Windows machine to harden the computer system. Most Windows users don't come into contact with ports on a regular basis, or at all. While some may encounter ports when they set up a new email address in a desktop mail program, […]

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Windows 10 S to Pro upgrades free for accessibility technology users

Thu, 18 May 2017 18:39:02 +0000

Microsoft announced today that Windows S users who use accessibility technology will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for free. You may remember that Microsoft announced a similar program back when the official offer to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or 8.1 devices expired. Microsoft back then announced that users who […]

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Ghacks Deals: System Administration and Infrastructure Management Bundle (90% off)

Thu, 18 May 2017 16:33:20 +0000

System Administration and Infrastructure Management Bundle is an eLearning bundle that covers a lot of ground in the system administration space. It includes the following eight courses: Professional Guide to Windows Server 2016 --A Complete Resource to Learn & Master Windows Server 2016 Fundamentals of Unix & Linux System Administration -- Learn How to Perform […]

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You should disable automatic downloads in Chrome right now

Thu, 18 May 2017 12:17:08 +0000

Google Chrome users on Windows are advised to disable automatic downloads in the web browser to protect authentication data against a new threat discovered recently. The Chrome browser is the most popular browser right now on desktop devices. It is configured to download safe files automatically to the user system without prompt by default. Any […]

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EasyTAG for Windows review

Thu, 18 May 2017 08:42:33 +0000

EasyTAG is a long standing Linux application for viewing and editing tags of various audio file formats such as mp3, flac or mp4. Jack Wallen reviewed the software for Linux back in 2010, and today I'm going to take a look at the Windows version that is also available. First the basics: EasyTag is available […]

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Time to check your Twitter settings

Thu, 18 May 2017 05:11:42 +0000

If you open Twitter on the desktop right now you may get a notification that the company is updating is privacy policy. The notification reads: We're updating our privacy policy to bring you a more personalized Twitter experience. We'll soon be making Twitter more relevant by using your visits to sites with Twitter content. And […]

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Google announces creepy/useful features

Wed, 17 May 2017 19:56:33 +0000

Creepy? Useful? Both? Google announced a slew of new features coming to Google Photos, Gmail and other company products designed to make life just a tad easier. Google Photos got Suggested Sharing and Shared Libraries for instance. Suggested Sharing is a new feature that suggests contacts to share photos with based on who is on […]

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