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Google Public DNS supports DNS-over-TLS: but you probably can't use it right now

Google revealed last week that it added support for the privacy feature DNS-over-TLS to  the company's public DNS service Google Public DNS. Google launched Google Public DNS in 2009 at a time […]

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Google launches "your related activity" mobile search feature

Google announced the rollout of a new mobile search feature called "your related activity" that lets users pick up where they stopped previously according to Google. The feature is being rolled out […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates January 2019 overview

Welcome to the first Microsoft Windows Patch Day overview of 2019. Microsoft released security updates for all supported client and server versions of the Windows operating system and other company products such […]

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Microsoft releases Office January 2019 non-security updates

Microsoft released the first batch of updates for Microsoft Office in 2019; the January 2019 non-security updates for Microsoft Office are available as direct downloads from the Microsoft Download Center and Microsoft […]

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What is Microsoft's Project Bali?

Data collection on the Internet is a one-sided deal for the most part: users reveal data willingly or unwillingly, and companies store the data, process it, and even share it without giving […]

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How to block endscreen video recommendations on YouTube

Whenever playback of a video on YouTube ends or is about to end, video recommendations may be displayed; these recommendations are based on the viewing history and display thumbnails of videos picked […]

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Amazon blunder leaks Alexa data to other customer

It appears that the fears of privacy and data protection advocates in regards to voice powered devices have come true; at least in a single case where Amazon leaked a customer's voice […]

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YouTube removed 7.8 million videos and 224 million comments in Q3 2018

Google owned YouTube published the YouTube Community Guidelines Enforcement report for the third quarter of 2018 yesterday. The report highlights that YouTube removed 7.8 million videos, 224 million comments, and 1.6 million […]

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Surprise! Microsoft plans to make Microsoft 365 available to consumers

Job postings on Microsoft's Career website suggest that the company is planning to release a consumer version of Microsoft 365 in the future. Microsoft 365 is a subscription-based software and service bundle […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates December 2018 release overview

Microsoft released security updates for all supported versions of Microsoft Windows and other company products on December 11, 2018. Our monthly update provides you with detailed information on updates that Microsoft released, […]

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Google is flagging legitimate software as malicious

On November 29, 2018, some software developers started to notice that Google Safe Browsing was flagging their programs and sites as malicious. Google Safe Browsing is implemented natively in Google Chrome and […]

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Study: Google puts logged out users in a filter bubble, too

Search engine DuckDuckGo published the findings of an experiment that it conducted earlier this year on the company's Spread Privacy website. The company wanted to to determine whether Google Search, the world's […]

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Google is shutting down its Allo messaging service

Google revealed yesterday that it will shut down Allo, a messaging service that it launched in September 2016 alongside Duo, a video messaging service. Allo users can use the application until March […]

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Amazon Partfinder checks PC component compatibility

One of the things that PC users have to make sure when they shop for new hardware for their devices is that the new hardware components are compatible with the device. It […]

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Rumor: Google to shut down Hangouts in 2020

A report by 9to5Google suggests that Google plans to shut down the consumer version of Google Hangouts in 2020. Google has not officially confirmed or denied the rumor, and the site cites […]

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Office, too? Microsoft pulls Office patches

Microsoft has had a very bad streak in regards to updates for the company's flagship products Windows 10 and Microsoft Office. After the October 2018 Update fiasco -- the company had to […]

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Google removes SMS notifications from Google Calendar

Google customers who use the SMS functionality of Google Calendar will have it replaced with notifications or emails in January 2019. Google published information about the change on the official G suites […]

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YouTube now with free ad-supported blockbuster movies

Most YouTube users don't associate the site with blockbuster movies, probably, even though it is possible to rent movies on the site just as it is possible to do the same on […]

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Is Microsoft making an effort to improve update transparency and quality?

Microsoft was never particularly good when it came to update transparency and communication; while you could say that for a lot of companies, Google for instance, it always felt to me that […]

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Microsoft highlights quality updates in latest Translator update

Microsoft Translator has never been my go-to application when it comes to machine translation. I always felt that Google Translator did a better job in turning foreign text into something that resembled […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates November 2018 release overview

Microsoft released security updates for all supported operating systems -- client and server -- and other company products on the November 2018 Patch Tuesday. Microsoft pulled the October 2018 Update for Windows […]

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Cloudflare launches DNS app for Android and iOS

Cloudflare launched the DNS resolver 1.1.1.1 in April of 2018 promising better privacy and security compared to DNS services offered by Internet Service Providers and companies that offer third-party DNS resolvers. DNS […]

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Microsoft releases Office November 2018 non-security updates

Microsoft released a batch of non-security updates for Microsoft Office yesterday. The company selected the first Tuesday of the month to release non-security patches for Microsoft Office. The updates apply to .msi-based […]

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Say goodbye to the old Google Contacts interface

Google announced yesterday that it will shut down the old (classic) Google Contacts interface on February 12, 2019. Google customers who are still using the old interface on that day will be […]

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SoundFixer fixes sound issues on YouTube

SoundFixer is an extension for the Firefox web browser that attempts to fix sound related issues on YouTube and select other sites with audio. Internet users who watch videos with audio on […]

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Google sign-ins will require JavaScript soon

Google users who have disabled JavaScript in the browsers that they are using to browse the Internet won't be able to sign-in to their Google accounts anymore soon unless they enable JavaScript […]

Google reCAPTCHA v3 without user interaction launches

Google unveiled a new version of the company's reCAPTCHA service yesterday that aims to make the service more user friendly and provide webmasters with better options when it comes to dealing with […]

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Google makes it easier to delete your search history

Google launched an update today that make sit easier for Google users to delete the search history. The company records search activity for signed-in users and associates it with a user's account. […]

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Find out if you have been affected by the recent Facebook hack

Last month's Facebook hack affected about 50 million Facebook accounts according to Facebook's official announcement on September 28, 2018. Hackers exploited a series of bugs in Facebook's "View as" function that allows […]

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Did Google just release Google Photos for Windows 10?

A search for Google products on the official Microsoft Store returns only a few hits. There is Google, a search app for mobile devices or YouTube for Xbox One but the apps […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates October 2018 release overview

Microsoft released security updates for all versions of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, and other company products on the October 2018 Patch Day. October has been quite the busy month for Microsoft so […]

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Google promises tighter and better privacy controls

Google announced plans yesterday to improve privacy for customers on Android, Gmail, and other services and apps that make use of Google account data. The company published findings of an internal project […]

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Google to shut down Google+

Google just announced that it will sunset the company's social networking service Google+ for consumers in the coming 10 month period. Google+ was Google's last attempt at creating a Facebook competitor that […]

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Microsoft unveils Project xCloud game streaming service

Is game streaming the next big thing? Microsoft unveiled its upcoming game streaming service Project xCloud just a moment ago on the official company blog. The fact that the company did so […]

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Microsoft releases Office October 2018 non-security updates

Yesterday was the first Tuesday of the October 2018 and that means that Microsoft released a bunch of non-security updates for Microsoft Office. While that is certainly not as big of a […]

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Microsoft wants $439 for Office 2019 Professional

Microsoft revealed a moment ago how much money it charges customers who would like to get their hands on the company's new Office 2019 Professional. The new version of Office is listed […]

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YouTube Miniplayer first look

YouTube Miniplayer is a new YouTube feature on the desktop that users of the video streaming site may activate to play videos in a smaller player on the page. Eagle-eyed YouTube users […]

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What you should do after the September 2018 Facebook Hack

Facebook revealed on September 28, 2018 that attackers managed to exploit a vulnerability on the site that allowed them to take over accounts of Facebook users. The issue, which affected about 50 […]

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The new Office 2019 is here and it's Windows 10 exclusive (on Windows)

Microsoft unveiled the new version of the company's Office suite Microsoft Office 2019 today.  The new Office 2019 will be released for Windows 10 (and newest LTSC of Windows Server) and Apple […]

Microsoft Search brings Bing and Microsoft Apps closer together

Microsoft launched a new product dubbed Microsoft Search today designed to improve the search experience of people using Microsoft products in organizations. If you break it down to the core, Microsoft Search […]