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Firefox, DNS over HTTPS and a controversial Shield Study

Mozilla plans to integrate Trusted Recursive Resolver (TRR) via DNS over HTTPS in a future version of the Firefox browser. Initial functionality lands in Firefox 60 but further improvements will land in […]

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List the trackers that apps use on Google Play

Google Play is the primary application store for Android applications. Most Android devices ship with Google Play installed by default and most Android users use it to browse, find and install applications […]

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Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon will open apps a lot faster

The Linux Mint development team plans to launch the next version of the popular Linux distribution Linux Mint in the coming months. Linux Mint 19 will be offered in multiple flavors including […]

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Washed out colors in VLC Media Player? Try this fix

When you play videos in VLC Media Player on a system with a Nvidia graphics adapter or improperly configured video output settings, you may get washed out colors. Different black levels of […]

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Firefox's Password Manager has a flaw, but it will be fixed

You may save passwords in the Mozilla Firefox web browser; the functionality is enabled by default, and you are prompted to do so when Firefox recognizes that you typed a username and […]

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The complete Google Chrome audio muting guide

Websites and services that you open in Google Chrome may use the browser's audio playback capabilities to play audio. While audio playback is wanted most of the time, for instance when you […]

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How to update the Microsoft Edge web browser

Microsoft launched the web browser Microsoft Edge as the default system browser of the Windows 10 operating system. The company made Edge the default browser but distributes Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 as […]

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Add eyecandy to KDE5 Plasma

In a previous article, I talked about theming KDE, and how powerful the environment is. I remember using Ubuntu back when an application called Compiz existed, with the Emerald theme engine. Those […]


Game Saturday: The Wizard (RPG, Turn-based, online)

The Wizard is a turn-based strategy game with light roleplaying elements that you can play online in any modern browser. You control the apprentice wizard Kevin in the dungeon crawler who is […]

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Theming KDE 5 Plasma

For many years KDE has been known as a powerhouse of a desktop environment, boasting both plenty of features as well as a wide array of bells and whistles for the eyecandy […]

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Mozilla Firefox 59.0.1 is a security release

Mozilla plans to distribute an update to Firefox's stable channel today that brings the version to Firefox 59.0.1 on the stable channel. Firefox ESR is updated to version address the issue […]

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Private Internet Access releases software as open source

Private Internet Access, a company best known for its VPN Service of the same name, announced today that it started the process of releasing all of its software as open source. The […]

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Use DISM to fix issues SFC can't

A common suggestion on Windows support forums is to scan the system for file integrity issues using the command sfc /scannow which you may run on the active system but also on […]

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How to get Google Search results in a different language

When you run searches on Google Search, results are returned based on your location and not necessarily on the query or language you used to type the search phrase. If you are […]

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Save In: use multiple download folders in Firefox or Chrome

Save In... is a browser extension for the Firefox and Chrome web browser that you may use to add multiple download folders to Firefox or Chrome to switch between the folders when […]


Ghacks Deals: The Complete Application Development Bundle (89% off)

The Complete Application Development Bundle is a big eLearning bundle. The bundle includes six different programming and development related courses that teach you Electron, Django, Laravel, React Native and jQuery Mobile. The […]

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Lumen Privacy Monitor monitors Android apps tracking

Lumen Privacy Monitor is a free application for Google Android that monitors connections that applications make on a device it runs on to uncover communication with tracking servers and data collecting. Created […]

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Back to Basics Part 5 -- Working with archives in GNU/Linux

So, last time we learned to use the grep command to search through documents, searches, processes, etc, but what about working with archives? What good is working from the commmand line, if […]