outlook beta

Microsoft runs a beta right now on Outlook.com that users may participate in to gain access to upcoming features early. The company runs betas regularly on Outlook.com to test new features; usually, all of the features that are part of the beta will also be in the updated version once it launches. All Outlook.com customers […]


anti-paywall

Anti-Paywall is a new browser extension for Firefox and Chrome designed to bypass website paywalls automatically when pages of supported sites are visited. Paywall systems are designed to keep anyone but subscribers from accessing certain content on the Internet. Especially newspaper sites use the feature to limit access to content, and to entice visitors to […]


outings microsoft travel discovery

Microsoft Garage released Outings a new travel discovery application for Google Android and Apple iOS devices recently. Outings: Discover Beautiful Places serves two main purposes: first, as a travel discovery app to explore destinations, and second, as a companion app when you are traveling to get suggestions on what to do or visit at a […]


sitedelta watch

SiteDelta Watch and SiteDelta Highlight are two WebExtensions for Firefox and Chrome that add website monitoring functionality to the browser. Both check a site for changes and notify you about them, and the core difference between the two is that Watch does so automatically and Highlight only on connect. Monitoring web pages can improve workflows. […]


hp notebook keylogger

HP released updates for Synaptics touchpad drivers recently for HP notebooks that removes a disabled keylogger from the driver. Again, HP? A security researcher disclosed on GitHub that he discovered a keylogger in the keyboard driver of HP notebooks. While deactivated by default, anyone with elevated access to the machine could enable the logging of […]


opera vpn

The Opera browser is the only major web browser that comes with a built-in VPN service / browser proxy that users may activate to improve the privacy while they are using the browser. While limited to the Opera browser, as opposed to standalone VPN solutions which cover all programs that connect to the Internet, it […]


Teamviewer Linux

I have a friend who is about as skilled with computers as I am with nano-technological engineering. That’s a thing, right? Anyway, every month or two, he asks me to ‘fix his computer’ which usually means cleaning junk, malware, and uninstalling anything he shouldn’t have installed. Often, I do this from my computer at home, […]


remove etags

The ETAg -- entity tag -- is a web cache validation method that web servers use for identifying resources. The core idea behind the feature is to use it to compare resources to determine whether they are identical or not. As is the case with many Web features nowadays, they can be used for good […]


procdump

Microsoft released a version of the company's ProdDump application for Linux. ProcDump is a long standing command line utility by Sysinternals, maker of widely used applications such as AutoRuns, ProcessExplorer or Process Monitor. ProcDump allows you to monitor processes for CPU spikes, and have it generate crash dumps during spikes for analysis. The application supports […]


minimap scroller

Minimap Scroller is a new browser extension for the Firefox web browser that adds a minimap that you can scroll to the web browser. Minimaps are best known from computer games; they are used to provide orientation in games, and also often for navigating to certain locations using the map. The browser extension adds a […]


chrome strict site isolation

Strict site isolation is a new experimental feature of Google's Chrome web browser that ensures that processes are limited to pages from one site. Chrome's multi-process architecture was introduced with the release of the browse. It improves security and stability of the browser at the expense of computer memory. Security is improved as it becomes […]


should you delete accounts

If you stop using an online account, should you delete that account or keep it? The question has no simple answer, as several factors play a role in the decision making process. If you decide to delete the account, it may or may not be removed from the server of the company or individual operating […]


windows file management

Ultimate Windows File Management Suite is a bundle of four software programs by German company O&O. The company is known for its high quality programs, and the four programs that are included in the bundle make no exception to that. Included are O&O DiskRecovery 12, O&O AutoBackup 6, O&O SafeErase 11 and O&O DiskImage 11. […]


protonmail bridge

ProtonMail Bridge is a new desktop program for Windows, Mac and Linux devices that integrates ProtonMail email accounts in desktop email clients such as Thunderbird, Outlook or Apple Mail. We reviewed ProtonMail twice in past years. First in 2014 when the service was announced, and then just a month ago when we published our getting […]


google chrome updates

Whenever the Chrome team releases a new version of the web browser to the stable channel, it highlights that the release will be rolled over time. Yesterday's release of Chrome 63 Stable for the desktop for instance does so in the first paragraph on the Chrome Releases blog. The Chrome team is delighted to announce […]


ghostery 8

A new version of Ghostery, Ghostery 8, was released yesterday featuring new AI-powered anti-tracking capabilities and enhanced ad-blocking. Ghostery, which was acquired by German company Cliqz some time ago, is a cross-browser privacy extension that started out as an extension to block tracking predominantly but has since then transformed into a content blocking solution with […]


office december 2017 patch day

Microsoft released updates for Microsoft Office 2010, 2013 and 2016 on the December 2017 Microsoft Office Patch Day. The company releases non-security updates for supported versions of Office on the first Tuesday of each month, similarly to how it releases security updates for Windows and Office on the second Tuesday of every month. Updates have […]