gHacks Technology News
windows defender system guard

Windows Defender System Guard in Windows 10 Spring Creators Update

Microsoft added a new security feature called Windows Defender System Guard to Windows 10  versions when it released the Fall Creators Update version of the operating system back in October 2017. Windows […]

chrome new ui material design

First look at Google Chrome's UI design refresh

Users of Google Chrome Canary, the cutting edge version of Google's web browser, have a chance to get a sneak peek of a user interface design refresh that Google may plan to […]

firefox notes

Firefox Notes get a big update with multi-note support

Remember Firefox Notes? Mozilla launched Firefox Notes as a Test Pilot project back in mid 2016 along with the Voice Fill and Send experiments. Firefox Notes added note taking capabilities to the […]

defender injector

Add file or folder exclusions to Windows Defender with Defender Injector

Defender Injector is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices by the prolific developer Sordum that makes it easier to add file or folder exclusions to Windows Defender. Windows Defender is the […]

smugmug flickr

Flickr is no longer a Yahoo property: acquired by SmugMug

When you visit the Flickr or SmugMug website today, you are informed that the photo storage service SmugMug has acquired the photo hosting community site Flickr from Yahoo / Oath / Verizon. […]

prevent disk sleep

Prevent Hard Drives and External Storage from powering down

Some internal and external hard drives use power saving functionality to power down (go to sleep) after some time of inactivity. That's beneficial for power consumption but it adds a spin-up delay […]

storage sense

Free up disk space automatically on Windows 10 with Storage Sense

Storage Sense is a relatively new feature of the Windows 10 operating system that users may enable to free up disk space by having Windows 10 delete files automatically on the system. […]

security task manager

Security Task Manager review

Security Task Manager is a shareware program for Microsoft Windows devices that ranks running processes based on an algorithm that determines the security risk of each process. You can download a 30-day […]

Display all TCP and UDP network activity on Windows

LiveTcpUdpWatch is a free software program by Nirsoft that displays information about the TCP and UDP activity of any Windows device it is run on. Windows comes with a handful of tools […]


The simplest way to make a LiveUSB from within GNU/Linux

I change distributions like people change socks, because I’m stubborn and refuse to test things through virtual machines and would rather run it pure and dry off my hardware. I have this […]

Ghacks Deals: School of Game Design: Lifetime Membership (99% off)

School of Game Design is an online school that you may enroll in to learn game design and development. Courses are available for students of all experience levels, and you can dive […]

mailstore home 11.0

MailStore Home 11.0 is out

MailStore Home is a popular email backup solution that non-commercial users may use to back up data from locally installed email clients and directly from email servers. We reviewed MailStore Home in […]


KB4093120 and KB4093117 cumulative Windows 10 updates released

Microsoft released the cumulative updates KB4093120 for Windows 10 version 1703 and KB4093117 for Windows 10 version 1607 yesterday. The two non-security updates fix various issues in Windows 10. Windows users and […]

microsoft windows defender chrome

Windows Defender Browser Protection for Google Chrome first look

Microsoft published the new security extension Windows Defender Browser Protection for Google Chrome yesterday which adds another link vetting mechanism to Chrome to protect users against phishing and other malicious types of sites. […]

onenote for windows

Microsoft puts OneNote 2016 on backburner, pushes OneNote for Windows 10

Microsoft plans to end the confusion surrounding the company's two OneNote applications by focusing development on OneNote for Windows 10 and putting OneNote 2016 on extended life support. OneNote is available in […]

chrome 66 site isolation

Google Chrome 66: password export, autoplay blocker, and security updates

Google started the rollout of Google Chrome 66 for all supported platforms today. The new version of the web browser re-introduces a functional password exporter, comes with video autoplay blocking functionality, and […]

opera vpn retirement

The end of Opera VPN

Opera Software announced today that it will retire the company's Opera VPN applications for Android and iOS on April 30, 2018. Opera Software launched Opera VPN for Android in 2016 and Opera […]

A look at KompoZer Web-editor in GNU/Linux

Some people code HTML/CSS oldskool in software like Atom, Notepadqq, or even nano/vi, but others enjoy using what’s called a WYSIWYG editor, which stands for What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get. KompoZer, is a free cross-platform WYSIWYG […]