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Creators and home users alike need a feature-rich, powerful yet intuitive-to-use software when it comes to video editing and creation.  A powerful program speeds up the processing of videos significantly, and includes […]

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Network Meter for Windows

Network Meter is a free portable software program for devices running Microsoft Windows that displays network statistics in its interface. The program is designed as a basic tool to monitor network traffic. […]

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How many Chrome extensions will run in Firefox?

Mozilla announced some time ago that it would move away from the add-on system that played a role in making Firefox the browser it is today, to WebExtensions. The organization revealed last […]

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Ghacks in 2017, and a look back

It is the last day of the year, a good time to look ahead at what is in store for Ghacks in the year 2017, and to look back at the last […]

Android Games on the cheap on Google Play

I have to admit that I'm not a big gamer on mobile. While I did try a couple of free to play games on various Android smartphones that I owned over the […]

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Dopamine 1.2 audio player released

Dopamine 1.2 is the latest version of the popular audio player and music management software for the Windows operating system. The new version of the program is offered as a portable version […]

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Microsoft claims Edge is the only browser with pin & preview tabs support

Microsoft stated recently on the official Microsoft Edge Twitter channel that the company's Edge web browser was the only browser that supported a pin & preview feature for tabs. Most web browsers […]

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Windows 10 Virtual Machines

Microsoft released Windows 10 Virtual Machines on December 23, 2016 on the company's windows Dev Center website where they are listed as public downloads. Update: The virtual machines are replaced regularly with […]

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Windows 7 to Windows 10 upgrades still free

I had some time at hand recently to run a couple of tests regarding the purchase of Windows licenses on eBay, and upgrades of said licenses to Windows 10. As you may […]

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Windows 10 Creators Update: Pause Updates feature added

A leaked build of Windows 10, version 14997,suggests that Microsoft will introduce a new pause updates feature in the Creators Update. Updating has changed significantly with the release of Windows 10. Not […]

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Windows 10 Game Mode may be a thing

Microsoft is working on the last bits of the Windows 10 Creators Update which it plans to release in March 2017 to the public. The name of the update reveals a major […]

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Firefox 52: Better Font Fingerprinting Protection

Mozilla plans to integrate better font fingerprinting protection in Firefox 52; the new version of the web browser is scheduled for a March 7, 2017 release. The changes are already live in […]

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Macrorit Disk Partition Free 4.0.0 released

Macrorit Disk Partition Free 4.0.0 is out; the latest version of the free disk partitioning software comes with an option to create bootable media to partition and manage hard drives and storage […]

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RanSim: Test ransomware attacks on your Windows PC

Ransim is a ransomware simulator for Windows that simulates attacks of ten ransomware families against the computer system. Ransomware is without doubt a relatively new threat category that has gained some prominence […]

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OpenVPN 2.4.0 is out

OpenVPN 2.4.0 is the latest version of the cross-platform SSL VPN that enables you to create security point-to-point or site-to-site connections. The new version expands on the capabilities introduced in OpenVPN 2.3, […]


Your IoT devices may be turned against you

Internet of Things (IoT) devices are trending right now, and chance is good that more and more devices will come to market that may make things easier on the one hand, but […]

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Tiny Hot Corners for Windows 10

Tiny Hot Corners for Windows 10 is a free lightweight program for Windows 10 that brings GNOME's hot corner functionality to Windows. The author of the program Tavis Ormandy, whom you may […]

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Blackbird: Windows privacy, performance, security tool

Blackbird is another Windows privacy, performance and security tool in the seemingly unlimited arsenal of these tools that is been designed to improve user privacy on Windows machines. Privacy tools come in […]

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WordPress: block anonymous Rest API access

The most recent version of WordPress ships with new REST API capabilities which plugins, apps, services, or the WordPress core can utilize. The WordPress development team pushes new features to WordPress all […]

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Video Converter HandBrake 1.0.0 released

HandBrake 1.0.0, a new version of the popular open source cross-platform video converter, was released on December 24, 2016. I reviewed HandBrake for the first time in the year 2007 here on […]

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How to upgrade to a new Linux Mint version

The following guide provides you with instructions on how to upgrade a device running Linux Mint to the latest version of the Linux distribution. The main present that I handed out during […]

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Microsoft's explanation for pushing Windows 10 upgrades raises questions

If you follow tech news sites you may have read pieces already on how Microsoft's Chief Marketing Officer, Chris Capossela explained on the Windows Weekly 497 videocast that the company is aware […]

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Disable keyboard shortcuts in Firefox

Keybinder is an add-on for the Firefox web browser that enables you to change, reset, or disable any keyboard shortcut in the browser. Certain keyboard shortcuts may get in your way when […]

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Mozilla: support for Windows XP and Vista until September 2017 at least

Mozilla announced on December 23, 2016 that it will support the Windows operating systems XP and Vista at least until September 2017. The organization announced back in September 2016 that it plans […]

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Debloat Windows 10 script collection

Debloat Windows 10 is a collection of Powershell scripts that block, disable, modify, or optimize various Windows 10 features that users may find annoying, or at least not super useful to begin […]

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Vivaldi 1.7: browser screenshot functionality

Vivaldi Technologies AS released the first browser snapshot of the upcoming Vivaldi 1.7 version yesterday. The new version introduces a feature to the browser that many users may find useful: the ability […]

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What will 2017 bring for web browsers?

2017 is just a couple of days away, and it will be an interesting year if you are interested in technology. What will 2017 bring for web browsers like Firefox, Chrome, Edge […]

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Windows 10: Uninstall OneDrive

OneDrive is one of the many applications that ship with Windows 10 by default. It enables online storage, file syncing on the operating system. Those who sign in with a Microsoft account […]


Opera Max gets new VIP mode

Opera Software announced today that Opera Max, a free VPN application for Android, crossed the 50 million active user mark after hitting 10 million active users in May of 2016. The company […]

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Google Drive: annual payment discounts added

If you are a paying Google Drive customer you know that Google offered monthly payment options only up until now. The company is giving away 15 Gigabyte of storage to all its […]

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Windows 10 Build 14986 ISO image available

Microsoft released ISO images for Windows 10 build 14986, a recent Windows 10 Insider Preview build, to the public. The build was pushed out to the Windows 10 Insider Preview Fast Ring […]


Windows 10: Cumulative updates KB3213522 and KB3206309

Microsoft has been busy yesterday; the company released the two new cumulative updates for Windows 10 KB3213522 and KB3206309. More precisely, KB3206309 was released for the latest Windows 10 Insider Build, while […]

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Hacker's Keyboard for Android

Hacker's Keyboard is a free keyboard application for Google Android that works well as an all-purpose keyboard but also specifically for administrative tasks. Google rolled out Gboard recently, an update of the […]

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Netgear releases first final firmware updates for router security issue

Netgear has released the first batch of production firmware fixes for company routers affected by a serious security vulnerability. Cert issued a warning on December 9, 2016 that several Netgear routers are […]

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Configure Gboard Privacy (Google Keyboard)

Google launched the updated version of Google Keyboard for Android, now called Gboard, recently introducing new features such as search directly from within the keyboard interface. I'm not a huge fan of […]

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Firebug discontinued as separate Firefox add-on

Mozilla and the Firebug team announced today that development of Firebug as a separate Firefox add-on has been discontinued. Firebug, probably the most popular third-party development add-on for Firefox ever, has been […]

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Snap Link Plus: now with checkbox selection

Snap Link Plus is a long standing Firefox add-on that enables you to draw rectangles around links and other content to activate actions. You can draw a rectangle --using the mouse-- around […]


RansomFree: protect your PC against ransomware

RansomFree is a new free program for the Microsoft Windows operating system to protect your PC against ransomware attacks. The program is fully compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7 […]

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Windows Store: now with desktop themes

Microsoft has begun to move desktop themes for Windows 10 to the Windows Store. The company announced some time ago that it would make available themes in the Store, and the move […]

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Remove the G-button from the Android keyboard

If you are using the official Google Keyboard application on Android, now called Gboard, then you may have noticed that it features a new G-button at the top of the keyboard. You […]


Mysplash is an Unsplash client for Android

Mysplash-photography&wallpaper, what a mouthful, is a well designed and lightweight Android client for, a "do whatever you want" photography site. All photos that are published on Unsplash are licensed under Creative […]