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How to install and manage fonts on Windows 10

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 12:52:23 +0000

The Windows operating system, just like any other OS, ships with a selection of fonts included that any program may use directly. If you want access to other fonts, those that don't come with Windows, you need to install these fonts first before they become available. Programs sometimes allow you to make use of fonts […]

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Essential Applications for GNU/Linux Users

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 06:17:12 +0000

So, you’ve made the switch from Windows or MacOSX to GNU/Linux, congratulations! There is a good chance that you’ve also installed a distribution like Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora, or perhaps Manjaro; and so you have a wide range of software already installed. However, There are a number of applications that don’t always ship by default, […]

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IFTTT update brings VoIP Calls support

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 09:00:16 +0000

If This Then That is a handy online service that you may use to automate things on your computer or mobile devices. The service calls these recipes applets, and they enable you to automate all kinds of things; examples include getting a weather report notification each day at 7 am, saving email attachments automatically to […]

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Extend Windows Vista by installing Windows Server 2008 updates

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:00:30 +0000

Microsoft ended extended support for Windows Vista back in April 2017 which means that the company won't release security updates anymore for the operating system. While Microsoft itself loosened that up a little bit by releasing security patches on the June 2017 Patch Day for the unsupported operating systems Windows Vista and Windows XP, it […]

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Google won’t read Gmail emails anymore for advertisement

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:16:46 +0000

According to a new blog post on Google's blog, Google will soon stop scanning emails on its Gmail email service for advertisement purposes. Gmail scans user emails on Gmail for a variety of purposes. These include to make sure that they don't contain spam or malware, but also to use the information for advertising purposes. […]

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PCMark 10 Basic: Benchmark for Home PCs

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:42:20 +0000

Futuremark's PCMark 10 Basic is a free for-home use version of the company's flagship benchmarks PCMark 10 Advanced and Professional. The company released PCMark 10 Professional Edition earlier this month on June 6th, 2017, and has released PCMark 10 Advanced and PCMark 10 Basic on June 22, 2017. PCMark 10 is available on the company's […]

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All In One System Rescue Toolkit 2017 is out

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:26:30 +0000

All In One System Rescue Toolkit 2017 is a new version of the system analysis and repair toolkit that combines Live CD functionality and Windows tools. We reviewed the initial release version of the All In One System Rescue Toolkit back in 2016, and found it to be a great tool not only for professional […]

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Mozilla should hide legacy add-ons on Firefox AMO

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:34:27 +0000

The Firefox add-ons repository, short AMO (Addons Mozilla Org), hosts thousands of add-ons for the Firefox web browser. I like Firefox AMO more than the Google Chrome Web Store, and the core reason for that is that it makes add-on discovery easier. I can sort by newest or updated for instance, something that cannot be […]

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Mozilla improves CSS Grid Inspector in Firefox Nightly

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:13:40 +0000

Mozilla announced just a moment ago that it has improved the CSS Grid Inspector of Firefox's integrated Developer Tools significantly. The new functionality has been added to Firefox Nightly, the cutting edge development version of the Firefox web browser that gets new features first before they migrate to Beta and then to Stable versions of […]

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Ghacks Deals: IT Security Specialist Super Bundle (98% off)

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:07:32 +0000

IT Security Specialist Super Bundle is an eLearning package that prepares you for ten IT security and risk management certification exams. The bundle preps you for the following exams: CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) Cisco 210-260: CCNA Security Risk Management Professional (RMP) CSA Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) Certified Information Security […]

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Opera 46.0 is out: find out what is new

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:31:04 +0000

Opera Software released Opera 46.0 on June 22, 1017 to the Stable channel brings along with it stability improvements and quality improvements. Opera states that the release  is the second stage of the Reborn project, a project to improve the look and feel of the Opera browser. Opera users can use the browser's automatic update […]

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Steam Summer Sale 2017 tips

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:56:34 +0000

The Steam Summer Sale 2017 beings today on June 22, 2017. It is an event that many PC gamers -- and also some Mac and Linux gamers -- look forward to as thousands of games, apps and some hardware will be available often at huge discounts to the regular price (up to 90%). Sales on […]

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Windows 10 Insider Build 16226: lots of improvements

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:23:35 +0000

Microsoft published Windows 10 Insider Build 16226 a couple of hours ago to the Fast Ring Insider channel. This new build includes a truckload of improvements and features, and also some fixes. Insiders who have been plagued by the dreaded "inaccessible boot device" error, or updates that hung at around 33% can run the new […]

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Kaspersky VirusDesk: online file and link scanner

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:27:24 +0000

Kaspersky VirusDesk is a free service by Russian security firm Kaspersky that enables you to scan files or links for viruses and other threats. While most computer users would probably agree that having a resident antivirus solution installed is a must in these days and age, especially on Windows, there is little to argue about […]

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AMP Browser: desktop browser with AMP support

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:26:05 +0000

AMP Browser is a free Chromium-based web web browser for Microsoft Windows devices that may load AMP pages just like mobile browsers can. Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) is an open source project that is pushed mostly by Google. The project aims to make websites faster through various means, but most importantly by limiting what AMP […]

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uBlock Origin 1.13: Element Zapper and CSP Filter

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:06:06 +0000

UBlock Origin 1.13.0 is a new version of the popular content blocking extension for Firefox and Google Chrome web browsers. It introduces two new features to the extension: Element Zapper and CSP filtering. The latest version of uBlock Origin is already listed on the official Chrome Web Store and Mozilla AMO website. Interested users can […]

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Mozilla Code Repository fork Unified XUL Platform

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 04:46:39 +0000

M.C.Straver, the lead developer of the Pale Moon web browser, has created a fork of the Mozilla Code Repository as a starting point for further development. The developers of Pale Moon, a browser based on Firefox code, had to find a way to deal with the changes that Mozilla planned to make to the core […]

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ProtonVPN Swiss-based VPN launches

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:49:07 +0000

ProtonVPN, a VPN service by the makers of the privacy focused ProtonMail email service, is out of beta testing and now available to the public. The creators of the Swiss-based VPN service promise the same level of trust, transparency, and communication that has been fundamental to the success of ProtonMail. ProtonVPN ships with four subscription […]

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Ghacks Deals: VPNSecure: Lifetime Subscription (88% off)

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:15:18 +0000

VPN Secure is an Australian VPN service with servers in over 46 different countries of the world. The service comes with all the bells and whistles that you'd expect from a VNP, including a strict no-logging policy, support for p2p traffic, DNS leak and kill switch support, and more. The lifetime subscription includes updates, and […]

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Create and print posters on Windows

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:31:53 +0000

Easy Poster Printer is a free program for Microsoft Windows that you may use to create posters out of any image on the system. While you can print any image or photo on your computer if a printer is connected to it, there is no option to create posters out of those images by default. […]

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HDCleaner: system cleaner and optimizer for Windows

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:48:52 +0000

HDCleaner is a free software program for Microsoft Windows devices that lets you clean and optimize the operating system. There is certainly no shortage when it comes to so-called cleaner applications for Windows. There is the popular CCleaner application, and also entire suites of applications such as Advanced System Care or System Mechanic. HDCleaner 2017 […]

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Remove “Reconnect to Sync” from Firefox menu

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 04:06:47 +0000

Firefox Sync is Mozilla's official data synchronization service for the Firefox web browser. Firefox users need to sign up for it using an email address before it becomes available. Once it does, browser data such as bookmarks, the browsing history, tabs, passwords or preferences are synced automatically across all devices that you sign in with […]

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StorURL: cross-browser bookmarks manager for Windows

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 18:11:57 +0000

StorURL is a cross-browser bookmarks manager for Microsoft Windows devices that supports Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Internet Explorer. Bookmarks are quite the useful thing in the browser world, considering that they allow you to keep a record of sites in the browser. You may place bookmarks on the bookmarks toolbar, on the New Tab Page […]

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Block Firefox connections with ReqBlock

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:39:39 +0000

ReqBlock is a WebExtension for the Firefox web browser that enables you to check and block Firefox connections to web resources. Firefox users have a couple of options when it comes to blocking resources. They can run an add-on in the browser to block resources, or configure firewall or hosts file on the operating system […]

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Hello World mixes wallpapers with information

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:18:30 +0000

Wallpaper applications are a dime a dozen on Android, and most offer similar functionality: browse wallpapers using filters, set wallpapers, and that is about it. While they may differ in terms of sources for the wallpapers, you should not expect major differences between apps. Hello World changes that. The Android application  provides you with a […]

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Control Windows 10 Privacy with WPD

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 04:21:11 +0000

WPD is a free program for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system that lets users tweak privacy related settings and features. Privacy is still a hot topic when it comes to Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system. While things seem to have cooled down a bit, there are still lots of users out there who don't want […]

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APKUpdater update brings support for Google Play updates

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 12:48:42 +0000

The latest version of the Android application update checker and installer APKUpdater, APKUpdater 1.5, brings support for Google Play update checking among other things. We reviewed APKUpdater when it was released to the public, and I suggest you check out the initial review for a general overview of the program's functionality. Basically, what it enables […]

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Backup your GNU/Linux system with CrashPlan

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 05:54:51 +0000

Backup, backup, backup...This is the biggest thing that I wish everyone would follow when messing around with your computer, regardless of operating system but especially with GNU/Linux. GNU/Linux is fairly stable nowadays, but anyone who uses it regularly knows that this can change in the blink of an eye, and so...backup! There are plenty of […]

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Restore download information in Firefox

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 08:05:44 +0000

Mozilla Firefox 54.0 was released this week, and one of the changes it shipped with was a simplification of the download button and download status panel. The change impacts the download icon that Firefox displays in its interface, and the download panel, which opens when you click on the download icon. Mozilla stripped away information […]

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Firefox Focus for Android preview

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 06:22:09 +0000

Firefox Focus, known as Firefox Klar in Germany, is a privacy-focused web browser by Mozilla that will be available for Android soon as well. Firefox Focus is different from other browsers; first, because it is clearly focused on privacy, and second, because it offers a stripped down experience that is focused on single tab browsing. […]

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Virustotal Redesign and new tools Sneak Peek

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:23:19 +0000

Virustotal, a service that Google acquired years ago, will get a facelift and new features soon according to a report on Bleeping Computer. The redesign, which will go live in the coming months according to the report, is a work in progress. It has been specifically designed with responsiveness in mind, which means that the […]

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Calibre 3.0 ebook manager released

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 10:11:15 +0000

Calibre 3.0 is the latest version of the popular cross-platform ebook management software that lets you download, read and convert ebooks among other things. Calibre 3.0 is a major new release of the program; this means that it ships with a bunch of new features and improvements that all users of previous versions benefit from. […]

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QuiteRSS Feed Reader gets first update in over a year

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 04:48:35 +0000

QuiteRSS, a desktop feed reader that is available for Windows and Mac OS X, has received an update that brings the version to 0.18.5. The release is the first update for the RSS feed reader in over a year -- actually in more than 15 months -- and a proof of life at the same […]

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First look at Firefox’s Preferences Search

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 04:01:27 +0000

Mozilla plans to launch a redesigned options page later this year in Firefox, and one of the changes is a search option to find preferences quickly. The new preferences page lists less groups than before. The effect is that some preferences have moved to another location, and that users may need some time adjusting to […]

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Thunderbird 52.2.0 update: issues with IMAP folders

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 18:46:28 +0000

The Thunderbird team has released Thunderbird 52.2.0 today, a new stable version of the popular cross-platform email client. The new version of Thunderbird is already available through the email client's automatic update system. Most users who have it installed will have their Thunderbird client updated to version 52.2.0 automatically. Update: The Thunderbird 52.2.1 update resolves […]

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Ghacks Deals: Complete White Hat Hacking & Penetration Testing Bundle (97% off)

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:27:22 +0000

Complete White Hat Hacking & Penetration Testing Bundle is an eLearning bundle that is all about white hat hacking and penetration testing. The five courses of the bundle include two penetration testing courses, two courses that teach you some foundations, and one course that takes a closer look at Cisco's Packet Tracer Network Simulator. Here […]

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How to enable TLS 1.3 support in Firefox and Chrome

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 14:11:49 +0000

The following guide provides you with instructions on enabling TLS 1.3 (Transport Layer Security) support in Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Transport Layer Security, short TLS, is a cryptographic protocol to communicate securely over a computer network. The current version of TLS is 1.2 while TLS 1.3 is available as a draft currently. TLS 1.3 […]

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Vivaldi 1.10 ships with usability improvements

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 07:05:07 +0000

Vivaldi Technologies AS released a new web browser version of the Vivaldi browser, Vivaldi 1.10, to the stable channel on June 15, 2017. Vivaldi users should get update notifications when they start the browser the next time. Vivaldi supports manual update checks, and you may load Vivaldi menu > Help > Check for Updates to […]

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Firefox 54: new preferences and Ghacks user changes

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 06:21:38 +0000

This article offers information on changes made to the Firefox 54 preferences, as well as new, deprecated, or removed Ghacks user preferences. Mozilla released Firefox 54.0 this week to the Stable channel. The major change of the release was the enabling of multiple content processes. You can download the latest version of the Ghacks user […]

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A comparison of Linux VPS Providers for beginner hosting

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 05:06:07 +0000

In a previous article I went over the basics of hosting a webserver and basic website on a home machine. However, realistically it is much more appropriate to do such a thing on an external server, for numerous reasons such as: Not using resources needed on your personal machine No issues with ISP’s blocking ports […]

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