opera software name otello corporation

Opera Software ASA, the part of Opera Software that remained after the company sold the web browser and other bits of the consumer business to a Chinese consortium, announced today the rebranding to Otello Corporation. A group of investors from China made an offer for the whole company back in February 2016 for $1.2 billion […]

I have a high profile deal for you today which is the main reason why I post the deal today and not on the usual schedule (tomorrow). Private Internet Access is a high quality much respected VPN provider. It comes with all the features that you'd expect from a provider of its caliber including no […]

copytrans heic windows support

CopyTrans HEIC for Windows is a free software solution that adds support for the HEIC image format to devices running Microsoft's Windows operating system. HEIF, the High Efficiency Image File Format, is a relatively new format for images and image sequences that is more storage space efficient than common formats such as JPG or PNG. […]

windows defender new paths

A recent update for Windows Defender to version 4.12.17007.17123 changed the path of the built-in antivirus software on Windows 10 devices. Microsoft changed the paths the of the Windows Defender Antivirus service component MsMpEng.exe  and the Network Realtime Inspection service component NisSrv.exe, as well as the path of Windows Defender Antivirus drivers. The change affects […]

scummvm 2.0

The team behind ScummVM -- Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion Virtual Machines -- has released ScummVM 2.0 to the public. ScummVM is a program for Windows and other operating systems which you may use to play classic PC adventure games on modern machines. The application requires that you have access to the data files […]


Microsoft released update KB4058043, a reliability update for Microsoft Store, for Windows 10 version 1709, the Fall Creators Update. The update was released days after the December 12, 2017 Patch Tuesday, the last official patch day of the year 2017. The update is a reliability update for Windows 10 version 1709 only, and did not […]

Signal conversation

Privacy awareness has been thankfully growing steadily across the web, and a number of programs have arisen as a result; Signal, is one such program. I won’t name drop, but enough major players in the world of privacy advocacy have given their seal of approval for Signal, and so I knew I had to check […]

classic reload play dos games

Classic Reload is a free online site that lets you play thousands of classic PC games and computer games directly online in your web browser. The site features Windows and DOS games, console games, as well as classic home computer games. The archive hosts more than 5000 games currently sorted into genres such as sports, […]

looking glass firefox

If you take a look at the installed extensions of your version of Firefox right now, you may notice a new extension called Looking Glass listed among them. You can display all user installed extensions on about:addons. Chance is very high that you did not install Looking Glass, and the description "MY REALITY IS JUST […]

writeway pro

WriteWay Pro is a free book-writing software for Microsoft Windows that assists authors in writing novels and other types of books. While you can start writing books in plain Notepad, Microsoft Word, and pretty much any other text editor out there, you may find the extra functionality that specialized book writing software offers useful. While […]

glasswire 2.0

GlassWire released version 2.0 of the personal firewall and security program for Microsoft's Windows operating system. The new major version of the application includes improvements and new features including support for Virustotal scanning, Evil Twin detection, high DPI support. We reviewed GlassWire back in 2014 when the application was first released, and published a feature […]

autoplaystopper video autoplay

Autoplaying videos are surely one of the biggest annoyances that you may run into on the Internet. They suck up bandwidth, may use CPU, and are distracting. If you add sound to the mix, they are one of the most annoying types of content that you encounter on the Internet. Sites love them; they generate […]

chrome steal data vulnerability

Whenever someone reports a vulnerability that requires local access to a system, a discussion erupts about whether that is really a vulnerability that needs fixing. One side argues that it is, considering that there are numerous ways that someone could gain local access to a device. The other side argues that it is not, as […]


Voice, Chat and Vision Automation Bundle is an eLearning bundle that includes five courses in total. The courses are all about building voice, chat and vision applications using Amazon Alexa, Sikuli, Google DialogFlow, or Amazon Lex. The following courses are included in the bundle: Building Voice Apps Using Amazon Alexa -- Alexa Skills for Echo […]

firefox http indicator

The Web migrates from using HTTP predominantly to HTTPS. More than 66% of all Firefox page loads are now secured by HTTPS, an increase of 20% when compared to the January figure of this year. HTTPS encrypts the connection to protect it against tampering or spying. The rise of Lets Encrypt, a service that offers […]


Station is a free desktop program for Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X devices (Linux coming) that can best be described as a desktop workstation for web apps. The application integrates hundreds of web services (apps) that you can all run from within the interface. While you are asked to get started by adding […]

storify shut down

Remember Storify? Storify was a web service to use content from various social media sites and resources in what the service called stories. An author could pull data from various sources, tweets from various Twitter users, videos, web links and other resources, and use them in a story. Livefyre, which started out as a commenting […]