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Steam “This trade appears suspicious” notification

Team Fortress 2 was the first game that Valve introduced virtual items in. You were able to find weapons and hats while playing the game. Eventually, the company introduced a store to it that you could use to purchase those items from, and some time later a community market that opened trading on the official platform. Before that, gamers had to use the chat or […]

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Google Chrome changing browser settings automatically?

When I opened Google Chrome today none of the tabs that were open the previous browsing session were loaded. I first though that this was due to a crash or some sort of corruption, but was able to reload all the tabs from last sessions with a click on the preferences icon in the top right and the selection of recent tabs there. When I […]

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Add more than 600 special characters to your keyboard layout

If you want to type special characters using your keyboard but do not want to install software to assist you in that, you can use ASCII code for that. The issue here is that you do need to know the code to make use of it, for instance that Alt+1254 will return this character> ยต. That may not be an issue if you only need […]

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Slide Ninja synchronizes lecture slides with audio and notes

Recording the audio of a lecture is often a good idea as it provides you with options to play back the lecture whenever the need arises. Video is better for obvious reasons but most of the time, audio is sufficient. If you do get slides, a presentation in pdf format or PowerPoint for example, that go along with lectures, you may have noticed that you […]

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Microsoft enables Yahoo Mail and IMAP import on Outlook.com

If you are using an online web mail service, it is often rather difficult to switch to another one. Say, you are using Gmail or Yahoo Mail primarily and want to switch to Microsoft's Outlook email service instead. If you are using a desktop email client, that's not a problem at all. Just add Outlook.com as another account and you are done. All the emails […]

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How to remove channel recommendations permanently on YouTube

YouTube's new What to Watch page is a mess. It offers a mixture of updates from channels that you are subscribed to and popular channels on YouTube that the site's algorithm thinks you will like as well. My main issue here is that there is apparently no way to block certain channels from being listed here. While you can click on the three dots on […]

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What you can do when uTorrent loses all torrent information

I started some torrent downloads late last night and knew that they would not complete before bed time. That's usually not a problem as uTorrent, my torrent client of choice, restores the session on the next start of the program. When I started the client today it showed nothing however. No torrents were listed, and the downloading, seeding and completed lists were all empty as […]

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Do Not Disturb for Chrome blocks annoying things on the web

The web can be annoying at times. Sometimes on purpose, at other times not on purpose but with the same end result. Think about popups for instance, screen overlays that ask you to subscribe to a newsletter, or auto-playing videos or media files on websites. Not all annoyances are clearly visible on the other hand. Most users may not even realize that they are being […]

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Windows Phone 8.1 Screenshot Gallery and Information

Ghacks reader Swapnil was nice enough to send over a truckload of Windows Phone 8.1 screenshots and information, and I decided to post them as a gallery here on the site. This is not your typical Ghacks post though so keep that in mind. I merely linked all the information that he provided me with and uploaded all photos that he took to the site. […]

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Convert Images to Google’s WebP image format

As a webmaster it pays to pay attention to trends and upcoming technologies that may help you improve the performance or other site metrics. Google's WebP image format promises better file compression and quality than the popular jpg and png formats, and at least some webmasters consider converting all images made available on their sites in the format as well. There are issues however that […]