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Thunderbird 102.5.1 fixes a security issue in the email client

Thunderbird 102.5.1 is a security update for the open source email client that patches a single security issue in the application. The new version of Thunderbird includes several non-security fixes and a […]

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FreeTube is an open source private YouTube client

FreeTube is an open source cross-platform client for YouTube that promises better functionality and improved privacy. The free application is available for Windows, Linux and Mac devices. Windows users may download a […]

LastPass suffers another data breach, says customer data was stolen

LastPass suffers another data breach, says customer data was stolen

LastPass has been breached for a second time this year. The cloud-based password manager suffered a data breach in August 2022, which resulted in some source code and proprietary technical information being […]

Microsoft confirms that the latest Windows 11 update has a bug related to the Task Manager

Microsoft confirms that the latest Windows 11 update has a bug related to the Task Manager

Microsoft released the KB5020044 update to Windows 11 22H2 users yesterday. While it may have fixed issues related to gaming, the cumulative preview update has a new bug that affects the Task […]

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Microsoft Windows 11 Update Schedule Seemingly Reaches Far into the Future

One of the key aspects to ship with Windows 11 22H2 is the confirmation of the rumor Ghacks first reported back in July, which is that Microsoft is returning to launching a […]

Ghacks Deals: The Essential NordVPN & Password Manager 2-Year Subscription Bundle

The Essential NordVPN & Password Manager 2-Year Subscription Bundle gives you full access to the VPN service NordVPN and its password manager. The bundle is available for $99.99 for 24 months of […]

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Microsoft Excel November updates bring Show Changes and more

Microsoft introduced several new and updated features to Excel in November that bring a series of useful new features as well as the implementation of Fluent Design principles to bring a smoother […]

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Google Chrome 108 update patches 28 security issues

Google released a new stable version of its Chrome web browser for all supported desktop operating systems, Android and iOS. The update addresses 28 different security issues in the browser and introduces […]

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Windows 11 KB5020044 update launches with fixes and improvements

Microsoft released a preview update for Windows 11 version 22H2 that includes a number of important changes. For one, the company managed to resolve the game performance issue that users of the […]

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Firefox 107.0.1 fixes a hang and other non-security issues

Mozilla plans to release Firefox 107.0.1 later today. The new stable version of Firefox is a non-security update that addresses a hang, a compatibility issue with certain sites in private browsing mode, […]

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25252 adds a VPN status indicator on the system tray

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25252 adds a VPN status indicator on the system tray

Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25252 to the Dev Channel. It adds a VPN status indicator to the network icon in the system tray. What's new in Windows 11 […]

Gmail gets improved search results based on recent activity

Gmail gets improved search results based on recent activity, and contextual suggestions

Google introduced a new interface for Gmail at the beginning of this month. Now, the email service is rolling out an improved search experience for your inbox. Gmail introduces improved search results […]

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Epson announces end of laser printer production

Japanese-based company Epson announced plans to end the production of laser printers by 2026. The company cites sustainability reasons for the decision, claiming that ink printers use less energy and consumable parts. […]

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Bittorrent Client qBittorrent v4.5.0 released

A new major version of the BitTorrent client qBittorrent has been released. The new release, qBittorrent v4.5.0, comes with a huge number of improvements and fixes. Windows users need to be aware […]

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Firefox Translations 1.2: free text translate option and usability improvements

Mozilla released Firefox Translations 1.2, an extension for the organization's Firefox web browser that adds translate functionality to it. The new version of the add-on comes with free text translations support, an […]

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Proton Mail: these features are planned for the email service

Proton Mail is a popular email service that focuses on privacy and security strongly. We have followed Proton Mail here on Ghacks ever since the service was introduced in 2014. New features […]

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Backup software Macrium Reflect Free is being retired

Many Ghacks users use the backup software Macrium Reflect Free for their backup tasks on their Windows devices. The free for non-commercial use version is being retired by parent company Paramount Software […]

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Hasleo Backup Suite 3.0 launches with file backups and other improvements

Hasleo Backup Suite 3.0 is the latest version of the free backup solution for Windows, which I reviewed back in mid-2021 for the first time. Just like previous versions, Hasleo Backup Suite […]

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Google releases security update for Chrome that is exploited actively

Google published a security update for its Chrome Stable web browser that addresses a security issues that is exploited in the wild. Other browser makers who use Chromium, the core that Chrome […]

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Google Chrome Canary gets experimental Encrypted Client Hello (ECH) support

Google Chrome Canary users may enable experimental support for Encrypted Client Hello (ECH) now. Encrypted Client Hello, also referred to as Secure SNI, improves the privacy of Internet connections. It is rather […]

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Thunderbird for Android: preview of the message view

It is no secret that the Thunderbird team is working on bringing the Thunderbird experience to Android. The team announced some time ago that it decided to cooperate with an existing email […]

Ghacks Deals: Microsoft Office Professional 2021 for Windows or Mac: Lifetime License (88% off)

Now is your chance to grab a license for Microsoft's newest Office suite for Windows and Mac OS. Windows users may get their hands on a Office Professional 2021 license for just […]

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First Paint.net 5 Alpha release is now available

The first alpha version of the upcoming Paint.net 5.0 image editor is now available. The release is not available via the program's updater, but only as a standalone version. Paint.net users who […]

Windows 11 22H2 upgrade block partially lifted on computers affected by performance issues in games

Windows 11 22H2 upgrade block partially lifted on computers affected by performance issues in games

A few weeks ago, Microsoft confirmed that the Windows 11 22H2 update was causing performance issues in some games, and that it had blocked the upgrade on impacted systems. One of these […]

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Will there be another Windows 10 feature update?

Microsoft released the Windows 10 2022 Update last month and with its release comes the question regarding future updates for the operating system. Will Microsoft release additional feature updates for Windows 10, […]

Why does every PlayStation owner need to start using PlayStation gift cards?

God of War Ragnarok just dropped, and the long-anticipated sequel to the 2018 game did not disappoint. It has 94 review scores and has already sold more than 23 million copies. While […]

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Microsoft confirms Windows 11 Remote Desktop issue

Microsoft confirmed a remote desktop issue that is affecting the company's latest operating system, Windows 11 version 22H2, today. The issue affects devices running the Windows 11 2022 Update, but not devices […]

Telegram for desktop does not autoplay GIFs and videos

Telegram for desktop does not autoplay GIFs and videos after latest update

Telegram for desktop was updated to 4.3.2 yesterday. The new version seems to have broken the autoplay functionality for GIFs and videos. Telegram for desktop does not autoplay GIFs and videos I […]

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January's Firefox release will support Manifest V3 extensions

Mozilla plans to launch support for Manifest V3 extensions in Firefox 109, which it aims to release on January 17, 2023. The first Firefox Stable release of the year introduces support for […]

Ghacks Deals: AdGuard Family Plan: Lifetime Subscription (76% off)

AdGuard calls its content blocking solution the world's most advanced ad blocker. Now is your chance to get a lifetime AdGuard Family Plan subscription for just $29.99. There is also the personal […]

Users claim that iCloud for Windows is showing photos from strangers in their library

Users claim that iCloud for Windows is showing photos from strangers in their library

iCloud for Windows reportedly has some major problems. Some users have alleged that the app is showing photos from strangers in their library. iCloud for Windows is displaying images from random people […]

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Windows 10 version 22H2 is ready for broad deployment

Windows 10 version 22H2, which Microsoft released just last month, has already been designated for broad deployment by the company. The latest feature update for Windows 10 was released on October 18, […]

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Windows 11: How to remove Edit With Clipchamp from File Explorer's context menu

Clipchamp is a new default application of Microsoft's Windows 11 operating system. Microsoft purchased the web-based video editor in 2021 and integrated it into development builds of Windows 11 in early 2022. […]

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AMD, Intel and Nvidia are ready for DirectStorage 1.1

Microsoft released DirectStorage 1.1 recently, an updated technology to improve the loading times of PC games significantly. Games that make use of DirectStorage 1.1 may move decompression tasks from the processor to […]

Microsoft's SwiftKey is back on the iOS App Store

Microsoft's SwiftKey is back on the iOS App Store

Microsoft's SwiftKey is back on the iOS App Store. The popular keyboard app is available on Apple's storefront out of the blue, after a month-long hiatus. SwiftKey for iOS is back In […]

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25247 recommended websites in the Start menu

Microsoft is turning Windows 11's Start Menu into an advertisement delivery system

The days of the classic Start Menu are numbered on Windows. Previously, the Start Menu was used by users to launch programs, access system tools and settings, and run searches. Now, with […]

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The big search field on Windows 11's taskbar is unnecessary

Microsoft started to experiment with search and the search field of its Windows 11 operating system some time ago. One of Microsoft's latest addition was the display of icons in the search […]

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VMware Workstation 17.0 Player with Windows 11 and Server 2022 support released

VMware released new versions of its virtualization applications. The free VMWare Workstation 17.0 Player and the commercial VMware Workstation 17.0 Pro are both available for all supported operating systems. Main new features […]

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25247 recommended websites in the Start menu

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25247 brings some controversial changes to the Start Menu and Suggested Actions

Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25247 for users in the Dev Channel. The update adds some new features, including a few that were introduced in the Beta channel last […]

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Windows 8.1: Microsoft Store apps continue to work, but..

Most Windows users know by know that the operating systems Windows 7 and 8.1 will reach end of support by Microsoft on January 10, 2023. The first Patch Day of 2023 is […]