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Wireshark 2.4 released

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:03:14 +0000

Wireshark 2.4.0 is a major new version of the popular network protocol analyzer for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X devices. The application is available as a 32-bit and 64-bit installer for Windows, and as a portable version for Windwos as well. One of the new features is experimental support for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows […]

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uBlock Origin WebExtension lands on Firefox AMO

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 06:56:15 +0000

The WebExtension version of the popular content blocker uBlock Origin has landed on Mozilla's official Add-ons website for the Firefox web browser. A big upcoming shift from legacy add-ons to WebExtensions forces add-on developers to port their legacy add-ons to ensure compatibility with Firefox 57 and newer versions of the browser. Mozilla plans to cut […]

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Microsoft extends support of Windows 10 version 1607 to 2023

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:44:46 +0000

Microsoft confirmed to Zdnet yesterday that it will support PCs with Intel's Clover Trail processor with security updates until 2023. We revealed on Tuesday that devices with Intel Clover Trail processors cannot be upgraded from an earlier version of Windows 10 to the Creators Update version of the operating system (or any future update like […]

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OneDrive Version History for all file types

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:26:07 +0000

Microsoft announced today that it is expanding support for OneDrive's version history feature to all file types stored by the service. OneDrive supported the restoration of document file formats by using the service's version history feature up until recently. Today's roll out brings support for the recovery of any file type to OneDrive. Microsoft notes […]

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Avast acquires Piriform, makers of CCleaner

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:50:59 +0000

Avast just announced that the company has acquired the software company Piriform, best known for the software program CCleaner for Windows. Piriform's flagship product is CCleaner, a temporary file cleaner and traces remover for Windows. The company has created other respectable programs such as Speccy, a hardware inventory software, Defraggler, a file defragmentation program, and […]

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Windows 10: less downtime during feature upgrades

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:45:17 +0000

Microsoft plans to roll out a change in the coming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update that aims to reduce the time the computer is installing the update. The new feature shifts some processes which are currently processed during installation of the update. Microsoft separates Windows 10 updates into online and offline phases. The process begins […]

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Malwarebytes AdwCleaner 7.0 released

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 06:44:44 +0000

Malwarebytes AdwCleaner 7.0 has been released; it is a complete rewrite of the security application that Malwarebytes, maker of the popular security solution Malwarebytes, acquired in October 2016. We reviewed AdwCleaner back in 2012 for the first time, and have followed the program ever since, for instance when we reviewed AdwCleaner 5.0 which introduced Windows […]

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How to check Hard Drive Disk Health in GNU/Linux

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 04:29:25 +0000

So, I recently purchased a new (used, but new to me) laptop, that had a 1TB 5400RPM Hard Disk in it, granted the laptop is fairly powerful and capable of modern gaming, rendering, and number crunching thanks to a 4th generation i7 CPU and a Dedicated 2GB GDDR5 GPU. However, the HDD seemed to be […]

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Microsoft Edge: reveal hidden preferences on about:flags

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 16:11:32 +0000

The most recent build of Microsoft Edge on the Windows 10 Insider channel comes with a change that hides some preferences on the browser's about:Flags page. Microsoft Edge is a rather bare bones web browser when you compare its feature set to other browsers out there. It is like Notepad on Windows, a good but […]

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Ghacks Deals: 2017 Zero to Hero Game Developer Bundle (96% off)

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 10:10:56 +0000

If you always wanted to get started programming your own computer or mobile games, but never knew how to start, the 2017 Zero to Hero Game Developer Bundle may be an excellent starting point for you. Also, it is handy for anyone else who likes to learn game programming in particular. Nine game development courses […]

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How to delete large folders in Windows super fast

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:18:07 +0000

When you delete huge folders in Windows, you will notice that the process takes quite a bit of time to complete. I keep backup folders of Ghacks locally on a platter-based drive, and these folders come close to 30 Gigabytes in size with more than 140,000 files and 350 folders. When I need to delete […]

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Luminar Photo Editor for Windows: first look

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 07:03:41 +0000

Luminar is a popular photo editor for Apple Mac OS X devices. The company Macphun has released a beta version of Luminar for Windows that brings most features of the Mac software to Windows devices. Luminar is offered as a beta version currently. You can only download it after you enter an email address on […]

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Windows 10 is no longer supported on this PC

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 05:13:09 +0000

Windows 10 is no longer supported on this PC is an error message that Windows 10 may throw during the update to a newer version of the operating system. Microsoft moved away from the classic service pack / new version of Windows update scheme of the past to Windows as a Service with the company's […]

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Microsoft releases LinkedIn Windows 10 app (web wrapper)

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 16:44:00 +0000

Microsoft and LinkedIn announced today the release of the new LinkedIn application for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system. The app, which will be rolled out gradually until the end of the month to the Windows 10 population is LinkedIn's first application for Windows 10. The company announced earlier that it made the decision to retire […]

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Is this the last version of MPC-HC (Media Player Classic Home Cinema)?

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 10:37:08 +0000

Media Player Classic Home Cinema, or short MPC-HC, is a popular open source media player for Microsoft Windows devices. The program is available as a 32-bit and 64-bit version for Windows, and may be installed or run as a portable program. MPC-HC is a fork of the Media Player Classic application for Windows. The player […]

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Texmaker 5.0 LaTeX editor released

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 08:36:29 +0000

Texmaker 5.0, a new version of the crossplatform LaTeX editor for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, has been released on July 17, 2017. The new version comes with a new interface, high DPI support for Texmaker on Windows and Linux, and other improvements. Windows and Linux users should not confuse Texmaker, a LaTeX editor, […]

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Canvas Defender: canvas fingerprinting protection

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 05:06:22 +0000

Canvas Defender is a free add-on for Firefox and Chrome that manipulates the canvas fingerprint to protect against canvas fingerprinting. Canvas Fingerprinting uses the HTML5 Canvas element. The Canvas element may be used to draw graphics on a web page, and it is supported by all major web browsers. The fingerprinting makes use of the […]

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Royal RSS Reader for Windows

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 10:35:30 +0000

Royal RSS Reader is a free portable program for Windows that is a basic and compact program for reading RSS feeds on the desktop. While RSS feeds are still practicably found on most sites on the Internet, RSS reading seems to have taken a backseat in the eyes of companies in favor or notification systems […]

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Core Linux Question and Answers For Beginners

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 04:38:17 +0000

Linux, or GNU/Linux, is has grown in popularity exponentially over the course of the past ten years or so, and with that and the rise of users switching from Windows; there are a lot of questions that get asked. This article, is simply a number of these questions, and the answers associated with them. Feel […]

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Fotowall 1.0: create posters, wallpapers and original pictures

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 07:20:53 +0000

Fotowall 1.0 is a software program for Windows and Linux that you may use to create original pictures by using the creative tools it offers. Jack Wallen reviewed an early version of the program back in 2010 for Linux, and focused in it on the creation of unique wallpapers. While one of Fotowall's applications is […]

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uBlock Origin: official repository and downloads

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 06:04:07 +0000

uBlock Origin is a popular cross-browser content blocker that is seen by many as one of the most efficient extensions of its kind. The browser extension is available for Firefox and Chromium based browsers, as well as Microsoft Edge. Basically, what that means is that you can install it in virtually any browser out there […]

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Send any file with WhatsApp

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 16:39:09 +0000

The most recent WhatsApp update for Android and iOS enables the sending of any file type to other users of the messaging service. File attachments were limited to a selection of files up until now. This meant that you could not send any file type not supported officially to other users of WhatsApp. This was […]

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Use Windows PowerShell to install optional features

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 10:50:39 +0000

Microsoft Windows ships with a set of so-called optional features that users may enable or disable using the "turn Windows features on or off" control panel applet. This works well for the most part, but requires that you open the Control Panel on the operating system unless you load the Features window directly by typing […]

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Mozilla is held to a higher standard

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 07:22:18 +0000

If you follow tech news or my site, you have probably stumbled upon the Firefox uses Google Analytics controversy by now. Let me refresh your memory if you have not. A user of Firefox discovered that Mozilla Firefox connects to Google Analytics when users of the browser load the Get Add-ons page of about:addons. That […]

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Pale Moon 27.4 is out

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 04:41:05 +0000

Pale Moon 27.4 has been released by the team responsible for the web browser, and is now available for direct download and automatic update. The new version of the browser introduces new features and changes to it; existing users may notice that most of the media streaming issues that some experienced should be fixed in […]

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Windows 10 Build 16241: Task Manager Process Groups

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 18:27:37 +0000

Microsoft published a new build of the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update today to the Fast Ring Insider channel. While users should not expect major features being integrated into the new version of Windows 10 at this stage in development, new builds do feature gradual improvements over previous ones. The last build featured for […]

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Ghacks Deals: The Super-Sized Ethical Hacking Bundle (96% off)

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 17:05:20 +0000

The Super-Sized Ethical Hacking Bundle includes nine courses in total that cover hacking, ethical hacking, and other security topics. The price is 96% off of the original price right now, and the following courses are included in the bundle: Bug Bounty: Web Hacking -- Get Paid to Legally Hack The World's Biggest Web Apps Ethical […]

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Microsoft is giving away truckloads of ebooks

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 13:03:04 +0000

Microsoft is doing it again; the company is giving away (for free) an entire collection of ebooks covering major Microsoft products such as Windows, Windows Server, Microsoft Office, Exchange Server, and a lot more. All that it takes is to visit the official giveaway page hosted on Eric Ligman's blog on MSDN, and start downloading […]

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RegistryChangesView: monitor Windows Registry modifications

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 12:02:32 +0000

RegistryChangesView is a brand new portable application by Nirsoft for Windows that you may use to monitor the Registry for changes. The program has been designed to take Registry snapshots, and compare these snapshots to list all changes that have been made to the keys and values included in both snapshots. This can be very […]

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Google Backup and Sync is here: let’s take a look

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 08:11:36 +0000

Google Backup and Sync is a new program by Google that combines Google Photos and Google Drive functionality in a single client application. The new client replaces the old clients that Google provided for these tasks. Downloads are available on Google Drive and Google Photos; I could not get the download to start on Google […]

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Privacy blunder? Firefox’s Get Add-ons page uses Google Analytics

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 07:41:27 +0000

The Firefox web browser ships with an add-on management interface that users may load directly by typing about:addons in the browser's address bar, or by using menus of the browser the page is linked from. The management interface comes with several pages that separate extensions from themes, plugins, services, scripts and other "add-ons" that users […]

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Fedora 26 Released

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 04:10:16 +0000

It’s been a number of years since I sat down and gave Fedora a spin; I’ve always leaned more towards some of the other distributions out there with features that more suited my style. However, with the release of Fedora 26 I thought perhaps I should give the very popular and powerful distribution it’s due […]

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Bitdefender 2018 changes

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 13:03:22 +0000

Bitdefender released a refresh of the company's Bitdefender product line yesterday that improves it in several key security areas. Bitdefender Total Security 2018, Bitdefender Internet Security 2018 and Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2018 are all available already on the Bitdefender website. Existing users may download the new versions from Bitdefender Central to install the new version […]

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Remove the Windows.old folder manually

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 09:38:17 +0000

Windows creates the folder Windows.old on a PC running Windows when you upgrade the PC to a new version of the operating system. The Windows.old folder contains files and folders of the old installation of Windows, and the main reason it is there is that it is used to restore the old system if the […]

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Shutdown8: shut down, sleep, restart Windows PCs

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 08:17:05 +0000

Shutdown8 is a free program for Microsoft Windows that provides you with the means to change the power state of a Windows PC. That alone is not overly spectacular, considering that you can change the power state from the Start Menu or by pressing the power button of the PC. What sets it apart are […]

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Twitter adds option to mute new accounts

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 05:02:25 +0000

Twitter announced on July 10 through the company's Twitter Safety account that new options to mute notifications have been added to the site. The social messaging service supports several security functions to deal with other Twitter users. This includes blocking accounts, muting words or muting accounts. While it is easy to mute accounts for instance, […]

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How to use OneDrive’s Files On-Demand feature

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 19:46:15 +0000

Microsoft revealed plans recently to bring back the placeholder feature of the company's file hosting and syncing service OneDrive. Files On-Demand, the new name of the feature, was added to recent Windows 10 Insider Builds already, and the company plans to release the feature with the Fall Creators Update that will be out in a […]

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Microsoft Security Updates July 2017 release

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 17:01:12 +0000

Microsoft released security updates for all supported versions of Microsoft Windows and other company products on July 11, 2017. The following guide provides you with in-depth information on the July 2017 Microsoft Patch Day. It starts with an executive summary that covers important to-know bits about the updates. What follows is the distribution of updates […]

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Jump: subscription-based Indie Gaming service

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 12:15:22 +0000

Jump is a subscription-based Indie gaming service that is available for various desktop operating systems and as a Web-based version. Are game subscription services becoming the next big thing? The makers of Jump seem to think so. The service is in beta currently until July 24th and will launch officially later this year. The service […]

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Ghacks Deals: Windscribe VPN: Lifetime Pro Subscription (94% off)

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 10:31:29 +0000

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