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Fake virus alerts are a common yet dangerous weapon often used by cybercriminals. These alerts masquerade themselves as legitimate security warnings, tricking users into actions that end up compromising their own digital […]

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Fix Critical Process Died in Windows 10 Error

If you're here because a Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) with the error Critical_Process_Died message popped up on your screen, interrupting your work and causing your computer to reboot, then you can […]

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Windows 10 Safe Mode

Safe Mode is a diagnostic mode of the Windows operating system including on Windows 10. It is a troubleshooting tool intended to fix many problems that you encounter when you run the […]

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Fixing Bootmgr is missing error in Windows

Windows Boot Manager, abbreviated as BOOTMGR is a small piece of software that initiates the Windows boot sequence. Bootmgr is loaded from the volume boot record. It executes winload.exe (Windows boot loader) […]

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A comparison of GPT and MBR partition structures

Have you ever wondered how a computer boots up? Regardless of hardware or operating system, all computers start up using either the traditional BIOS-MBR or the more recent UEFI-GPT method employed by […]

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Modify the Windows taskbar to show icons for each program instance individually

Microsoft changed the way the taskbar works in Windows 7. Among the many changes were options to pin programs and files to the taskbar to improve their accessibility on the system. Part […]

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Microsoft highlights official software download site on Bing now

When you search for a software download on most search engines the official site of the program may be listed as the first result there. Sometimes, that is not the case and […]

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Changelog Droid: Android apps update information

Android apps that you have installed from Google's Play store update automatically, usually. It is a background process that you have no control over. While you find information about updates later in […]

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Facebook starts rolling out https for all users

Facebook back in 2011 introduced an option under Account Security that allowed you to enable https whenever possible on the site. The feature back then was an optional one, and users of […]

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Firefox to get Reader Mode in the next months

Mozilla implemented Reader Mode in the Android version of the Firefox web browser some time ago. Reader Mode at its core tries to improve the readability of content on a web page […]

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Monitor all Windows Explorer file activites

We here at Ghacks Technology News have reviewed several applications in the past that allow you to monitor specific areas of the operating system. SpyMe Tools for instance lets you monitor the […]

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Opera 12.02 final released, download now

Norwegian company Opera Software has released a new version of its desktop web browser Opera to the public. The new version is an update to the stable version of the web browser […]

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Greasemonkey 1.0 extension for Firefox released

Greasemonkey is one of the most popular extensions for the Firefox web browser. The add-on adds support for JavaScript code, userscripts,  that can be loaded to manipulate one, some or all web […]

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No Windows 8 Desktop Gadgets? Try these two tools to get them back!

One of the features missing in Microsoft's latest operating system Windows 8 is desktop gadget support. Gadgets are programs that make their functionality directly available on the desktop. They were first introduced […]

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Install Microsoft Visual C++ Runtimes in one go

Sometimes when yo try to install or run a program on your Windows system you may get an error message that a component it depends on is missing. This can for instance […]

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Opera AutoStack Add-on: change Opera's tab stacking behavior

One of the coolest recent features of the Opera web browser is its tab stacking functionality. You can use it to stack tabs on top of each other to save space on […]

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What happens when Windows 8 expires?

Microsoft has released three previews of its upcoming operating system Windows 8 to the public. The Windows 8 Developer Preview, Consumer Preview and Release Preview have been, and in many cases are, […]

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How to install Windows 8 without product key

If you have installed the final version of Windows 8 on a PC recently, you have noticed that you had to enter a valid product key at one time during setup to […]

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DiskCheckup: get warnings before a hard disk drive fails

A failing hard disk drive can have severe consequences for the data that is stored on the drive. In the worst case, you end up with an unusable hard drive and data […]

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Mozilla Firefox Release Schedule

The Firefox Release Schedule overview offers information about past, present and future releases of the Mozilla Firefox web browser. With three different versions of the Firefox web browser available at any time […]

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Mozilla adds old Java plugins to blocklist

Mozilla maintains a blacklist for add-ons and plugins that are either a security risk for users of Mozilla products they are compatible with, or cause stability issues when they are installed in […]

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Edit the Win-X menu in Windows 8 and 10

Several new features and changes are introduced with the Windows 8 operating system. You probably heard about the new start page and the missing start menu. Microsoft has added a menu to […]

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ACDSee Free available for download. Free Windows image viewer

The image viewer ACDSee has been around for a long time. I think I came into contact with the program using Windows 95, but somehow lost track of the program and its […]

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iPhone running out of space? Use PhoneClean to free up disk space

Your iPhone is constantly low on disk space and you do not really know what to do about it? Does it feel like it is losing space even though you are not […]

Sleepwalker: Windows shutdown just became more comfortable

Do you like to watch a movie or listen to music before you fall asleep at night? If you do, you have probably noticed that the PC is still on the next […]

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Music-Plow for Chrome: find music while you are surfing on the Internet

So you read about Justin Bieber's new song somewhere online, or are currently browsing the Rolling Stone reviews section and found a song that could be exactly what you are liking. Since […]

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Add Search the Internet to the Windows Start Menu

One of the things that I like about the search in Windows 8 is the option to load websites automatically from the interface. Just search for a site url, do not forget […]

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Fix old Net Framework programs not installing or running under Windows 8

Both client and server Windows 8 operating systems ship with the brand new Microsoft .Net Framework 4.5 which replaces version 4.0 of the framework on the system. Microsoft made the decision to […]

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Opera Mobile use 47% up, impressive growth in emerging markets

Opera Software's ability to grow even in markets where it is facing multi-billion Dollar companies like Apple, Google or Microsoft has kept the company alive throughout all these years. It is like […]

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Immersive Explorer, Metro-style app for the desktop

The Metro user interface that Windows 8 ships with is certainly controversial with the majority of users either hating or loving it. If you are part of the group that likes Metro, […]

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Transform Windows 8 into Mac OS X

Don't like the way how Windows 8 is shaping out to look like when it is released? Prefer the look and feel of Apple's Mac OS X operating system? Then you may […]

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Delete Google Chrome browsing data on exit

Google Chrome offers its users several options when it comes to clearing browsing data. One of the quickest ways is to use the Ctlr-Shift-Del shortcut to bring up the clear browsing data […]


Dead Mouse for Chrome: open links with your keyboard

I often prefer to use the keyboard instead of the mouse for operations in the operating system. This begins with simply things such as copying and pasting, but also moving the cursor […]

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Speed up Google Chrome, Chromium or SRWare Iron with IronCleaner

There is not a lot that you can do when Google Chrome starts to slow down after you have used the web browser for a certain period of time. While you could […]

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Clean-up Windows Explorer menu items with CCleaner

The more applications you install, the more likely the chance that your Windows Explorer menu fills up with context menu items. While some of these items may be handy to have, others […]

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Windows Store: Paid Apps start at $1.49

With the Metro interface in Windows 8 comes Windows Store, a marketplace for free and commercial apps that users can download and install on their systems. The store is interesting for a […]

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VLC 2.0.3 is now available for all supported operating systems

The update to VLC 2.0.3 is a strange one. It has been released exclusively for Apple Macintosh systems yesterday introducing support for the latest version of the Mac OS X operating system […]

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MultiMonitorTool: Improve Multi-Monitor support in Windows

If you are working with a multi-monitor system you have probably noticed that Windows is not really providing you with the best of options when it comes to working with that setup. […]


MightyText, Text and read from computers using your Android phone

If you are one of those who gets itchy fingers whenever your phone leaves your hand in fear of missing a text, you may like the MightyText application for Google Android mobile […]


Get your 9GAG fix at work with 9GAG Mini for Chrome

9GAG is one of those Internet projects that has totally slipped past my radar. The site is one of the most popular Internet sites right now, with an Alexa rank of 251 […]

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Start8 Update brings jump to Windows 8 desktop option

Stardock released the Start8 program back in March of 2012 to bring back the start menu to the Windows 8 desktop where Microsoft had removed it from. The removal has been criticized […]