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Not everyone likes the new Google Images preview format

More and more users of Google Images, the image search engine operated by Google, are switched over to a new display format and design. Google Images is a popular search engine to […]

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How to enable the swipe keyboard in iPadOS

Typing on the iPad has never been easy. It's a heavy device, and when you hold it in one hand, there is a giant keyboard on the screen which isn't designed for […]

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Skype for Business Online will be retired in 2021

Microsoft announced on July 31, 2019 that it will retire Skype for Business Online on July 31, 2021. The company intents to move Skype for Business Online customers over to Teams, an […]

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How to set up a VPN in iOS manually

Earlier we told you how to configure custom DNS and Apple Safari in iOS. Continuing with our security focused tutorials, we are going to teach you how to set up a VPN […]

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Microsoft renames Office Online to Office

Microsoft announced yesterday that it decided to rename Office Online, a suite of Office applications on the Web, to just Office. Applications such as Word Online or Excel Online will be called […]

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Facebook told by FTC that it can't do these privacy invasive things anymore

Facebook was fined $5 Billion USD today, July 24, 2019, by the FTC. More important from the perspective of Facebook users is that the company agreed to "new restrictions and a modified […]

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Any Google Photos media (photos, videos) you share becomes public

Google Photos is a popular photo hosting service and application that millions of people use on a daily basis. Part of its popularity comes from the fact that the service is deeply […]

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Google is recording and listening to customer voice interactions

Devices like Google Home, Google Assistant or Amazon's Alexa have risen in popularity in recent years. Their main purpose is to make life easier for people, by answering questions or controlling certain […]

Strongbox Password Safe is a free, open-source KeePass client for iOS

Strongbox Password Safe is a free, open-source KeePass client for iOS

Many privacy/security conscious users, including myself, prefer to use KeePass. After all a free, actively supported, open-source application, that stores your logins in an encrypted database on your local storage is hard […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates July 2019 overview

Microsoft released security updates and non-security updates for Microsoft Windows (client and server) and other company products on the July 9, 2019 Patch Day. Our overview provides system administrators, organizations, and home […]

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Microsoft may close accounts after two-years of inactivity, unless..

Microsoft started to send out emails to all Microsoft Account users recently in which it informed its customers about upcoming services agreement changes. The changes are listed on a special page on […]

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Microsoft launches Hub for all Insider Programs

Microsoft's Insider program is a success and it should not come as a surprise that the company launched Insider programs for many of its core products in recent years. It all began […]

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How to configure the DNS in iOS 

We taught you how to configure Safari in iOS to take control of how the browser works. Continuing with our internet tweaks, we are going to tell you how to configure the […]

How to configure Safari in iOS

How to configure Safari in iOS - A user-friendly and privacy focused guide

Most iPhone and iPad users don't often pay attention to how their default browser works, unless they run into an issue. We have written a user-friendly and privacy focused guide, to teach […]

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How to disable Twitter's new interface and get the old design back

When websites that you have grown accustomed to for years suddenly change their design, it often gets confusing. You have to re-learn how to use it which is quite a chore. Twitter, […]

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OneDrive: Personal Vault and storage changes

Microsoft announced two changes to the company's OneDrive service yesterday on the official Microsoft 365 website. The first increases the storage of the 50 Gigabyte storage plan to 100 Gigabytes without additional […]

How to install iPadOS public beta without using iTunes

How to install iPadOS public beta without using iTunes

Apple has released the first public beta of the new iPadOS, which is based on iOS 13.0. And you can try it out right now, and you don't need to use iTunes, […]

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Important Changes coming to Google Photos and Google Drive

Google revealed on June 12, 2019 that it plans to "simplify the experience across Drive and Photos" by disabling the automatic synchronization of photos and videos between Google Drive and Google Photos. […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates June 2019 overview

Microsoft released security updates for all supported versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system on the June 11, 2019 Patch Day. Our overview of the June 2019 Patch Tuesday provides with you […]

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How to delete your Google Web and App Activity automatically

Google customers may use a new setting to have their web and application activity deleted automatically. The new feature complements the existing options to pause the recording of web and app activity […]

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Google is about to change the account access permission workflow

Google plans to roll out a change soon that it says improves the privacy and security of Google customers when web applications request access to a user's account. Web applications may request […]

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Microsoft announces major PC gaming changes

Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox and all gaming at Microsoft, announced changes today that change Microsoft's approach to gaming on PC fundamentally. To better understand these changes, it is necessary to rewind […]

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Google's blocking new Microsoft Edge from accessing new design

Another accidental oops by Google that affects a competing web browser in a negative way; this time, users of the new Microsoft Edge browser are affected and the Google site that kicks […]

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Google changes layout of mobile Google Search pages

Google revealed a change to its mobile search results pages yesterday that is already being rolled out to all users of the search engine. Google Search is the world's most popular search […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates May 2019 overview

Welcome to the Microsoft Patch Day overview for May 2019. Microsoft released security updates and non-security updates for all supported versions of the Windows operating system -- client and server -- and […]

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Microsoft releases buggy Office 2016 Patch KB4462238

Microsoft released non-security updates for Microsoft installed-based versions of Microsoft's Office suite on May 7, 2019. These updates address and fix issues in supported versions of Office but sometimes, they introduce issues […]

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Microsoft promises to be even more transparent about data it collects

Microsoft announced three improvements in regards to privacy and data collection on April 30, 2019. The steps, revealed by Microsoft Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Julie Brill, on the official […]

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Google rolls out auto-delete controls for Activity data that it collects

Google started the roll out of new privacy controls for its customers on May 1, 2019 that allow Google customers to configure auto-delete parameters for Activity data that Google collects. Customers may […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates April 2019 overview

Microsoft released security updates for supported versions of Windows and other company today on the April 9, 2019 Patch Tuesday. Updates are provided in various ways: via Windows Update, as direct downloads, […]

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Microsoft is shutting down Books in Microsoft Store

Microsoft revealed today on a new support page that it is closing the books category in Microsoft Store effective immediately. Microsoft Store customers cannot buy new ebooks anymore from today on, the […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates March 2019 overview

Today is the third patch day of the year 2019. Microsoft released updates for Microsoft Windows, Office, and other company products on March 12, 2019. The updates are already available via Windows […]

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Microsoft's data-focused approach to Windows Updates requires an update

Microsoft uses a data-focused approach to determine if updates are ready for wider distribution and it appears that the company is very content with the approach. Issues of recent updates suggest that […]

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The new Skype for Web does not work in Firefox or Opera

Microsoft's Skype team unveiled the new Skype for Web officially yesterday after an extended preview phrase that lasted more than two years. I noticed during the preview phase that Microsoft limited access […]

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Google Images may soon feature "shoppable ads"

Google Images is a popular image search engine that returns images based on search terms that you enter into the search box on the site. Advertisement may be displayed on Google Images […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates February 2019 overview

Microsoft has just released security updates and other updates for Microsoft Windows, Office, and other company products. The updates are available through automatic updating systems, update distribution systems, and also manual download. […]

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Microsoft: Don't buy Office 2019

It is rare that a company advises its customers to avoid a product that they produce. It sounds like a bad business decision, but that is exactly what Microsoft attempts to do […]

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Google is shutting down the classic Google Tasks web interface

Anyone using the classic Google Tasks web interface? Google informs users who open Google Tasks using a web browser that the classic version is going away. Google does not mention a specific […]

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Google+ Shutdown Timeline for consumers

Google announced last year that it would shut down the company's social network Google+ for consumers but not for G Suite customers in 2019. A privacy issue with the potential to leak […]

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Google reveals timeline for Hangouts termination and migration

Rumors started to circulate in 2018 that Google planned to shut down its Hangouts service in the future to focus on other chat applications. Google did not deny the rumor but made […]

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The future of the digital assistant Cortana

Microsoft introduced the personal assistant Cortana in 2015 when it released the Windows 10 operating system (and even earlier on Windows Phone). Just like Microsoft tried to get a fast start with […]