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Bethesda removes Games for Windows Live dependency from Fallout 3 GOTY

Microsoft shut down Games for Windows Live on July 1, 2014. More than seven years later, Bethesda, now a Microsoft-owned company, removed the Games for Windows Live dependency from its Fallout 3 […]

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Should you buy a Microsoft Surface Go 3 device?

Microsoft unveiled new Surface devices this week, including a new Surface Go 3 device. All devices are available for preorder and come with the company's Windows 11 operating system. Surface Go 3 […]

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Steam's new Download Manager and Storage Management features improve usability

Valve released an update for stable versions of the company's Steam gaming platform on September 9, 2021. The update introduces the updated download manager and storage management functionality in stable client versions […]

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Manage, download and convert Audible Audiobooks with OpenAudible

OpenAudible is a cross-platform open source desktop application for managing, downloading and converting Audible audiobooks. Note: a license is required to use most program features. It is available for $16 and includes […]

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Benchmarks indicate big performance improvements in .NET 6

The upcoming next major version of Microsoft .NET, .NET 6, improves performance of many operations significantly according to Microsoft's benchmark tests. A new post on the Dotnet developer blog by Stephen Toub, […]

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Game Dashboard integration has been enabled on Android 12

The Android 12 Game Dashboard is an exciting feature that a lot of gamers are looking forward to. However, the experience is now being enhanced even further with direct integration to Google’s […]

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Steam's latest update improves the management of downloads

Valve released a new beta update for its Steam gaming client this week that improves the management of downloads significantly. While in beta currently, it usually takes a couple of weeks before […]

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Audacity 3.0.3 introduces error reporting and update checking functionality

A new version of the open source audio editor Audacity has been released. Audacity 3.0.3 introduces support for automatic update checks and error reporting among other new features. Project ownership of Audacity […]

Audacity publishes updated Privacy Policy and an Apology

MuseGroup, the owner of the open source audio editor Audacity, published an updated privacy policy and an apology today. The company became the owner of the Audacity repository back in May 2021 […]

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Nvidia releases first Windows 11 compatible driver

Nvidia has released the first official graphics card driver for Microsoft's upcoming Windows 11 operating system. The company is second only to Intel, which released a Windows 11 driver last week. Microsoft's […]

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How to enable the new TweetDeck Preview interface in Firefox and Chrome

Twitter has announced a new interface for the popular web app, TweetDeck. The social network says that it is testing the TweetDeck Preview UI by randomly selecting users in the United States, […]

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Open Source video converter Handbrake 1.4.0 released with many changes

The developers of the open source cross-platform video converter Handbrake have released Handbrake 1.4.0 just a moment ago (if you are reading this on July 18, 2021). The new version updates many […]

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Valve unveils Steam Deck, a handheld gaming PC powered by AMD

Valve, the company behind the popular Steam game distribution platform and maker of games like Counter-Strike and Half-Life, have unveiled Steam Deck, a handheld PC designed specifically for gaming. Steam Deck looks […]

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Should you get a regular Nintendo Switch or a Nintendo Switch OLED Model?

Nintendo announced the new Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) yesterday and plans to release it later this year. The new Nintendo console won't replace any of the existing offerings; the regular Nintendo Switch […]

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The best free Audacity Alternatives

Audacity is a popular open source audio editor that is available for Windows, Mac and Linux devices. It is free to use and supports a wide range of editing features. It is […]

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Audacity Controversy continues with newly published Privacy Notice

The last couple of months have been anything but pleasant for the new owners of the open source audio editor Audacity. It all began in May 2020 with news that Audacity was […]

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Western Digital My Book Live drives are getting wiped on their own; company advises users to unplug it from the internet

Losing all your precious files is a data hoarder's nightmare. Unfortunately, many Western Digital My Book Live and My Book Live Duo users have been experiencing that for the past couple of […]

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Steam Summer Sale 2021 has started

The Steam Summer Sale is an annual event that runs for about 2 weeks usually. Lots of games on Steam's gaming platform are discounted at that time. If you are a Steam […]

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AMD ends graphics driver support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

AMD released a new version of its Radeon Software Adrenalin driver this week. Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.6.1 is the first driver of the series that supports Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system only, […]

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Nvidia drops support for Windows 7 and 8.1 later this year (with one exception)

If you are a gamer and play games on a PC that runs Microsoft's Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 operating system, you will soon miss out on new Game Ready Drivers for […]

How good is Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3070 Ti video card?

Late last month, NVIDIA announced two additions to its graphic cards portfolio. The new "gaming flagship" GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, and the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti. The flagship model launched on June […]

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Gog kicks off Summer Sale 2021 with up to 90% discounts on games

What better way is there to spend your Summer than to purchase a few new interesting PC games to play these in the chilled atmosphere of your home while everyone else is […]

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HomeCinema: media cataloging software for Windows

If you happen to have lots of media files on your system, you may sometimes have troubles keeping an overview. On which hard drive was that movie again that you wanted to […]

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Media Player Classic Home Cinema 1.9.12 released with improvements

Media Player Classic Home Cinema, or short MPC-HC, is a popular open source media player for Windows. The developers have released Media Player Classic Home Cinema version 1.9.12 this week that introduces […]

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Flash Game Archive lets you play thousands of Flash Games on your Windows PC

Flash is no longer supported officially and Adobe, Microsoft and browser makers such as Mozilla or Google have disabled support in their products. While Flash is no longer in active development, it […]

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Epic Games Mega Sale has started with discounts on most PC games

The annual Epic Mega Sale has just started on the Epic Games Store. Gamers can expect discounts of up to 75% on games and use an extra $10 off coupon for games […]

How to share your Xbox Game Pass PC subscription with your family

How to share your Xbox Game Pass PC subscription with your family

Xbox Game Pass PC has been a game changer in recent years. Why pay the full price for the latest games, when you can pay a monthly fee for hundreds of games […]

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keyboardPrivacy is a device that protects you against typing-based profiling

Remember keyboardPrivacy? We reviewed the proof-of-concept Chrome extension back in 2015 when it was first released to protect its users against one from of behavioral targeting: the analysis of typing patterns. All […]

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Audacity is introducing Telemetry, but in a good way

Future versions of the open source cross-platform audio editor will make use of Telemetry to improve development of the application. Imagine the following scenario: the ownership of a popular program changes and […]

mGBA is an excellent, cross-platform GBA emulator

mGBA is an excellent, cross-platform GBA emulator

The Nintendo Gameboy Advance was an amazing handheld console, and fans continue playing their favorite games on the portable devices even today. But you can always emulate the games for an enhanced […]

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Open Source audio editor Audacity is now part of MuseGroup

Audacity is one of the most popular free cross-platform open source audio editors. It can be downloaded and used on Windows, Mac OS and GNU/Linux machines, and is regularly updated and quite […]

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O&O Lanytix: get a quick overview of local area network devices on Windows

O&O Lanytix is a new free program by O&O Software GMBH to display all devices connected to a local area network. The program is compatible with Windows 8 and newer versions of […]

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Use the Windows Task Manager to find power leeching processes quickly

Sometimes, when you are using a mobile Windows device, e.g. a laptop or notebook running Windows 10, you may notice that the device's battery power is consumed rather quickly. Sometimes, this can […]

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How to download YouTube videos with Internet Download Manager

Internet Download Manager (IDM) has been my preferred download manager for quite some time on Windows devices. It is easy to use, very powerful, and one of the best video and media […]

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Cross-platform audio editor Audacity 3.0.0 released

Audacity 3.0.0 has been released on March 17, 2021. The new version of the open source cross-platform audio editor is available for all supported platforms -- Windows, Mac and Linux. Compatibility notes […]

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Steam's Remote Play Together now functions without a Steam account

Valve Software announced an addition to the Remote Play Together feature of the company's Steam gaming platform this week. Remote Play gives Steam users the option to play games with others, even […]

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How to turn off the News and Interests feature of Windows 10

News and Interests is a new feature of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system that is currently in testing. Introduced in Insider build 21286, News and Interests is available in certain geographical regions […]

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New Winamp Community Update Project (WACUP) preview released

Back in early 2019, a first preview of what the developers called Winamp Community Update Project was released; designed to improve the original Winamp music player through its extensive plugins system, WACUP […]

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How to turn off Text Predictions in Word and Outlook

Microsoft announced the upcoming release of a text prediction service in Word and Outlook last year. Text predictions, as the name suggests, predict words and phrases users are likely to type, and […]

DuckStation is an excellent PlayStation 1 emulator for Windows, Linux, macOS and Android

DuckStation is an excellent PlayStation 1 emulator for Windows, Linux, macOS and Android

The PlayStation 1, Nintendo SNES, GBA, and DS are my favorite consoles of all-time because they have tons of RPGs. I remember playing WWF/WCW games, and many JRPGs on my old Windows […]