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Ghacks Deals: The Ultimate Software Testing Bundle (98% off)

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:15:21 +0000

The Ultimate Software Testing Bundle is an eleven course eLearning bundle about software testing. At least some courses are designed for users of all experience levels, while others may require beginner, intermediate or even advanced experience levels. These courses usually built-up on each other though so that you go through the beginner level course first, […]

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Vivaldi update brings tab dragging between windows

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:10:53 +0000

Vivaldi is without doubt one of the most promising web browsers that came out in the last couple of years. While it has made great improvements ever since its first snapshot was released -- a first stable version was released earlier this year for instance -- there are still some features that are not implemented […]

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First Look: Turn off the Lights for Microsoft Edge

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:43:51 +0000

Turn off the Lights is a new browser extension for Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 that ports the functionality of the popular extension to the browser. The extension has been designed to darken the screen when watching videos to improve the experience. Turn off the Lights is compatible with all versions of Windows 10 starting […]

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TileIconifier: make Windows Tiles prettier

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:47:59 +0000

TileIconifier is a free portable program for devices running Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system that enables you to make program tiles displayed in the operating system's start menu prettier. If you have worked on a Windows 10 system before you may know that two types of tiles may be displayed in the start menu. First […]

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Google Translate neural translations promise better results

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:33:08 +0000

Google Translate is a widely used translation service by Google that is probably the most used translation service on the Web these days. Google states for instance that the system processes 18 million translations per day from Chinese to English alone. Up until now, Google Translate used a phrase-based translation model to power the translation […]

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Firefox Test Pilot: Page Shot, Min Vid and Tracking Protection

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:26:59 +0000

Mozilla launched the three new Firefox Test Pilot experiments Page Shot, Min Vid and Tracking Protection today on the official site. The main idea behind Test Pilot is to showcase and test features that may one day be integrated into Firefox if feedback is positive. The new system offers several advantages over how features were […]

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This is uTorrent’s new Altruistic Mode

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:46:49 +0000

BitTorrent Inc has just added a new feature to the popular BitTorrent client uTorrent called Altruistic Mode that may throttle downloads in order to keep a 2:1 ratio at all times. The main idea behind Altruistic Mode is to make sure you give back more than you take from the community of peers. This is […]

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Microsoft: you won’t be using that Qwerty keyboard forever

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:30:45 +0000

Microsoft's chief envisioning officer Dave Coplin believes that the days of using a Qwerty keyboard to interact with computing devices are numbered. In an interview with the UK's Evening Standard newspaper, Coplin stated that it was bizarre that today's workforce was still relying on technology invented in the 19th century. Coplin mentioned the Qwerty keyboard […]

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CredentialsFileView display credentials files data in Windows

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:21:43 +0000

CredentialsFileView is a new Nirsoft application for Windows that enables you to decrypt and display data that is stored in Windows credential files. The program is portable which means that you can run it from any location on a machine running Windows. CredentialsFileView is compatible with all versions of Windows starting with Windows XP and […]

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Mount disc images with ImgDrive

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:46:21 +0000

ImgDrive is a free program for devices running Microsoft's Windows operating system that allows you to mount up to seven disc images on the PC. Mounting disc images can be quite useful. First, it may be the only option you have if your computer does not have an optical drive. Second, doing so speeds up […]

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Ghacks Deals: Lifetime 1TB cloud storage for $39

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:57:31 +0000

Zoolz Complete Cloud Storage is a new offer on Ghacks Deals that gets you 1TB of cloud storage and a lifetime account for the low price of $39. Zoolz is not a new player in the cloud storage business. The service has been operational since 2010 offering storage solutions for businesses and home users alike. […]

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Mozilla ends commercial Firefox OS development

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:44:23 +0000

Mozilla announced today that it has stopped the commercial development of the organization's Firefox OS operating system at the end of July 2016. The organization revealed in December 2015 that it made the decision to stop Firefox OS smartphone development and to concentrate on developing Firefox OS for connected devices instead. Today's announcement puts the […]

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Application Guard runs Microsoft Edge in virtual machine on Windows 10

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:47:46 +0000

Microsoft plans to integrate a new security feature called Application Guard in the next feature release of Windows 10 which will be out in 2017. The main idea behind the first iteration of the feature is to run the web browser Microsoft Edge in a lightweight virtual machine for improved security and protection against attacks. […]

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Chrome on Android: data saver for videos, downloads, personalized news

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:35:39 +0000

Google announced today that it plans to deliver new features to the stable version of Google Chrome for the company's Android operating system. The announcement is more of a teaser, as none of the features mentioned by Google is yet available in Chrome Stable. Tip: You get access to some of the features if you […]

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Tunnello browser VPN for Google Chrome review

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:06:10 +0000

Tunnello is a relatively new browser VPN extension for the Google Chrome web browser that is currently in beta and thus offered for free. The extension works similar to how other VPN extensions for Google Chrome work: install the extension, sign-up for a free account, and start using the service in the browser afterwards. Note: […]

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Firefox 53: no support for Windows XP or Vista

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:31:16 +0000

Mozilla plans to end mainline support for the Microsoft operating systems Windows XP and Windows Vista with the release of Firefox 53 in March 2017. This means that Firefox 52 will be the last feature update for those operating systems, as Firefox 53 cannot be installed anymore on those operating systems. Mozilla explicitly mentions installations […]

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Display the disk activity of any process in Windows

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:16:51 +0000

The following guide describes how you can look up the disk reads and writes of any process on a computer running Microsoft Windows. It is probably a good idea to answer why someone would want information about disk read and write activity of processes first. There are a couple of reasons. First, if you run […]

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Silent Site Sound Blocker: audio firewall for Chrome

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:52:14 +0000

Silent Site Sound Blocker is a free browser extension for the Chrome web browser that acts like a sound firewall when you are using the browser. Audio plays a big role on the Internet. Any modern web browser supports audio playback. You come into contact with audio on a variety of sites: there are multimedia […]

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All Private Internet Access settings explained

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:35:16 +0000

Private Internet Access is a popular VPN provider. The company has a strict no-logging policy which have been verified in court this year. Customers may download one of the available clients for their operating system. The Windows client ships with a list of features that you may enable to improve your privacy and security while […]

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Making things easier Tech is getting out of hand

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:40:55 +0000

A recent trend in the past couple of years is to make things easier for users, especially when mobile devices are used. That's not a bad thing when you look at it on first glance; who would not want things to be easier after all. Using improved services or apps may save time, improve workflows, […]

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Firefox 49.0.1 released

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 11:13:52 +0000

Mozilla Firefox 49.0.1 was released on September 23, 2016 to address compatibility issues with Websense that have plagued the browser since version 48. Mozilla released two updates for Firefox 48, versions 48.0.1 and version 48.0.2 to be precise, hoping that they would fix the Websense compatibility issue in the browser. In the meanwhile, it blocked […]

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Opera for Android redesigned

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 06:00:34 +0000

Opera Software started to roll out an update for its stable Opera browser for Android that ships with a redesigned user interface among other things. According to Opera Software, the new look is "fresh, modern, and inspired by Android's material design". The new version is not a complete redesign of the mobile browser though. When […]

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Google Authenticator 4.74 with in-app scanner

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 10:16:39 +0000

Google Authenticator is Google's official 2-factor authentication application that users may use for Google accounts but also for third-party accounts that support the technology. It works similarly to comparable apps such as Authy or Microsoft Authenticator. The application relied on a third-party barcode scanner up until now on Android devices to scan barcodes during the […]

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Windows Favorites throw File Download Security Warning popup

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:52:42 +0000

If you open favorites on up to date Windows PCs from the favorites folder, you may get a File Download - Security Warning popup whenever you do so. The popup is a security warning that asks you whether you "want to open this file". It lists the name, type, and location, and displays open and […]

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TunnelBear 3.0 VPN ships with Trusted Networks feature

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:02:22 +0000

TunnelBear 3.0 is the latest version of the VPN client for Windows and Mac OS X that ships with a new Trusted Network feature and performance improvements. We have talked about TunnelBear before here on this site, so just a quick recap of what it is all about if you never heard of the service. […]

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QtlMovie all-in-one video converter

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:10:09 +0000

QtlMovie is a free all-in-one video converter for devices running Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X that ships with everything that is needed. Video converters are handy tools, as they allow you to convert from one format to another. You may want to do this -- or need to -- when you want to watch […]

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Resilio Sync 2.4 released (former BitTorrent Sync)

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 07:47:34 +0000

Resilio Sync 2.4 is the latest version of the peer to peer file synchronization solution that syncs content directly between devices without use of company-owned cloud servers. This makes the application interesting to privacy-conscious users who prefer that their data is not stored on some third-party server that they don't have access to at all. […]

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Why aren’t there more Microsoft Edge extensions?

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 04:49:09 +0000

One of the big new features of the Anniversary Update was extension support in Windows 10's default system browser Microsoft Edge. Microsoft showcased several of the extensions during development of the Anniversary Update for Windows 10, and got at least some users excited about the prospect of running ad blockers, password managers and other useful […]

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Yahoo: information on at least 500 million accounts stolen

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:25:02 +0000

Yahoo released an important message about Yahoo User Security on the official company blog a moment ago confirming that information on at least 500 million Yahoo accounts was stolen in late 2014. The company believes that a state-sponsored actor is behind the attack. According to the blog post, names, email addresses, telephone numbers, birth dates, […]

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Ghacks Deals: Database Administration Super Bundle (97%)

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:49:23 +0000

Database Administration Super Bundle is a nine courses spanning eLearning bundle featuring introductory, beginner, intermediate and advanced database administration and programming courses. The following courses are included: NoSQL - MongoDB Developer -- Explore the NoSQL Data Model & Build Complex Web Applications with MongoDB Introduction to MySQL -- Learn to Build Better Web Apps by […]

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Insomnia: temporarily prevent your PC from sleeping

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:35:38 +0000

Insomnia is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices to temporarily prevent the PC or monitor from entering sleep or hibernation. If you have configured your PC to enter sleep or hibernation mode after inactivity, you may have encountered situations where the configuration hampered your productivity. Maybe it is the computer monitor that is turning […]

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Notepad++ 7.0 is out

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 07:49:23 +0000

Notepad++ 7.0 is the latest version of the popular plain text and source code editor for devices running the Microsoft Windows operating system. The new version of the popular program ships with a long list of new features and improvements over previous versions of Notepad++. Notepad++ 7.0 is available as a 64-bit build which you […]

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Wise Force Deleter: remove locked Windows files

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:29:05 +0000

Wise Force Deleter is a new program for Microsoft Windows devices that enables you to remove locked files from the system. As you may know, files are locked by the operating system when they are in use. If you open a video file in VLC Media Player or an image in the photo app, you […]

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YouTube Heroes: new volunteer program for YouTube

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 03:55:19 +0000

YouTube Heroes is a new volunteer program that Google just launched to make YouTube a friendlier place by reporting videos, sharing knowledge or adding subtitles to videos. YouTube is without the shadow of a doubt a toxic environment, at least when you look at the comment section on the site. While there is without doubt […]

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Google Allo from a privacy point of view

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:25:48 +0000

Google started to roll out Allo, its second new messaging app released this year, yesterday. While the roll out is still going on, it is clear already that Google changed things around a bit in regards to privacy and security. The main selling point of Allo is a bot or AI that Google baked into […]

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Flico for Chrome identifies landmarks in YouTube videos

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:01:57 +0000

Flico is a new browser extension for Google Chrome that you may use to identify landmarks and words in YouTube videos while you watch them. If you like to watch videos on YouTube, you may have come upon locations displayed in some videos that you would like to know more about. While that is easy […]

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Google Drive Search and Docs improvements

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:02:45 +0000

Google just launched an update for Google Drive that improves the service's search capabilities with spelling correction and natural language processing. Google Drive's search functionality lacked in several ways up until now, especially if you consider that Google is the dominant search company on the Internet. The new update improves search on Google Drive. While […]

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KB3184143 Update to remove Get Windows 10 offer out

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 04:59:32 +0000

Microsoft released the update KB3184143 "Remove software related to the Windows 10 free upgrade offer" yesterday which uninstalls several related and no longer needed updates on machines running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. Get Windows 10 helped push the company's Windows 10 operating system for a year thanks to a free offer and malware-like behavior […]

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Quick Look at Google Trips

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:20:09 +0000

Google Trips is a new vacation and trip planning and management application for Google Android and iOS devices. At first, I thought this was just another app that grabbed information from Gmail and other Google services, processed them, and displayed them in its interface to the user. While it does that, it is rather refreshing […]

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Opera 40 Stable released

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:16:15 +0000

Opera 40 is the latest version of the Opera desktop browser that brings automatic battery saving, Chromecast support, a built-in browser proxy and other features to the stable channel. We have talked about most of the features that ship with Opera 40 in the past already. The one thing that is new is that these […]

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