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Create your own SDelete shortcut for secure file deletion

When you delete files or folders on Windows, they are not deleted right away. Windows has a recycle bin, and it is the place that all deleted files go to by default. […]

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Kodi 19 "Matrix" Final has been released

The final version of the multimedia application Kodi 19, codename Matrix, has been released to the public. The new version is available on the official project website for all supported operating systems. […]

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GOG's We Love Games sale is up: here are our picks

The last couple of months have seen a lot of sales on various gaming platforms for desktop systems. Steam, GOG, UPlay, Origin, and the Epic Store are just some of the stores […]

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Terraria developer cancels game for Stadia after Google disabled his account three weeks ago

If you follow tech news, you may have stumbled upon frequently posted horror stories of businesses, developers and individuals losing access to their Google accounts online. One of the latest to receive […]

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First PotPlayer 2021 release removes Flash playback support

A new version of the media player PotPlayer has been released just a few days ago. The first PotPlayer release of 2021 does away with Flash playback support among other things. Ashwin […]

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How to browse hashtags on YouTube

Google introduced a change to its YouTube video site this week that brings dedicated hashtag pages to the site. Hashtags are used by video publishers to label content; a tech video could […]

Download videos from Twitch with Twitch Leecher

Twitch Leecher is an open source application for Windows to download videos from the streaming service. The program supports downloading broadcasts, highlights, uploaded videos, and pretty much any content that is available […]

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How to sum numbers in LibreOffice Calc automatically

LibreOffice Calc is a popular Microsoft Excel alternative that is part of LibreOffice. You can download LibreOffice for all major desktop operating systems and Calc will be installed alongside other modules automatically. […]

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Looking for YouTube's Autoplay option? Google moved it!

Google released updates for the company's YouTube application for Android and Apple's iOS operating system recently. One of the changes of the update moved the autoplay toggle; it is now displayed in […]

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Steam Winter Sale 2020 has started, here are our picks

Every year, Valve is holding a Winter Sale on the company's Steam gaming platform. It is one of the biggest sales of the year on the platform, and while there have been […]

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Gog's Winter Sale 2020 has started: here are our picks

PC gaming platform Gog has launched its Winter Sale 2020. The sale runs from December 16, 2020 to January 4, 2021 and features thousands of games that are discounted. Gog's store is […]

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Here is why some NordVPN specialty servers are not displayed in your client

NordVPN is a popular VPN service that supports a vast number of regions and servers, has a strict no-logging policy, was audited twice in the past two years, and comes with a […]

Reminder: support for root certificates with kernel mode signing capabilities ends next year

Microsoft will remove support for root certificates with kernel mode signing capabilities in the Microsoft Trusted Root Program in the first half of 2021. The change affects devices running Microsoft's Windows 10 […]

puNES is an open source NES emulator for Windows and Linux

puNES is an open source NES emulator for Windows and Linux

A PC is my choice when it comes to gaming, mostly because I play a lot of strategy games. But I've owned a few consoles, the PS4 being my 2nd favorite platform […]

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What is Meet Now in Windows 10 and how to remove it

If you are running a recent version of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, you may have noticed the new Meet Now taskbar icon that the company added in October 2020. Microsoft plans […]

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Gog Black Friday Sale for games is on: here are 8 suggestions

All major game stores are running sales currently as part of Black Friday. Valve's Steam Autumn Sale is already underway, and so are sales on the Epic Games Store and Gog. The […]

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Steam Autumn Sale 2020: here are 8 game suggestions

There are plenty of sales on Steam throughout the year, some smaller, some bigger. The Autumn Sale is a bigger sale as it runs from November 25 to December 1. As is […]

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You can now play Flash content on the Internet Archive using emulation

Adobe Flash support ends officially on December 31, 2020. The aging technology has been replaced by others for the most part and browser makers and operating system companies revealed that their applications […]

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Watch YouTube without Ads on your Fire TV

Google revealed plans this week to monetize videos from publishers on YouTube that have not joined the partner program. The change takes affect in the United States first but will roll out […]

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Expect even more ads on YouTube soon

YouTube visitors may see more ads in the future as Google changed the terms of use on the site this week in regards to displaying video ads on videos that are not […]

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Microsoft releases .NET 5.0 Final

Microsoft has released .NET 5.0 final on November 10, 2020. The new version of the company's .NET framework is available for Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and ARM operating systems.  Microsoft promises that […]

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Game Cleaner: remove temporary Steam, Epic and uPlay game files to free up space

Game Cleaner is a free software program for Microsoft Windows devices to free up temporary files and leftovers on the gaming platforms Steam, Epic Store, and uPlay. The main idea behind Game […]

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Minecraft will require a Microsoft Account from 2021 onward

Minecraft users here? If you are using the Java version of Minecraft, then you will have to start using a Microsoft Account soon as Mojang announced this month that all versions of […]

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How to add a hotkey for delayed screenshot capture in ShareX

Though I have reviewed many screenshot tools -- QuickSnip, HolzShots, or AutoScreenshot, my personal favorite has always been ShareX. I'm sure it's the same with some/most of you. Despite being a stellar […]

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How to block game news and offer notifications in the Epic Games and Steam clients

Most gaming clients that you install on your desktop machines or laptops set themselves up to be loaded during start of the operating system. While that is appreciated by computer users who […]

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Surface Laptop Go or Surface Go 2: a comparison

Microsoft has expanded its line of Surface devices in October 2020 adding the Surface Laptop Go to the mix. It is a cheaper, smaller, lighter, and less powerful device than the Surface […]

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You may soon buy games from other Stores in the Gog Galaxy client

Gog announced the launch of a private beta feature in the company's Gog Galaxy software yesterday that integrates third-party store game purchases directly in the client. Computer users have access to a […]

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How to identify fonts on any webpage without using an extension in Firefox and Chrome

Webpages consist of several visual elements, even though we may not normally notice them. All we see is text, links, images, and forms, right? Observe the text style on a webpage closely, […]

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VLC 3.3 for Android introduces a massive list of new features

VideoLAN, the maker of the popular VLC Media Player, has released VLC 3.3 for Android today. The new version is a massive improvement over previous versions. Most of the work went into […]

How to fix OneTab not working in Firefox after recent update

How to fix OneTab not working in Firefox

The popular tab-saving extension OneTab was updated to 1.45 recently. Unfortunately the latest version of plugin seems to be buggy. Several Firefox users have reported that the update has deleted the history […]

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Get a free copy of Football Manager 2020 and Watch Dogs 2 on the Epic Games Store

Epic Games continues its year-long promotion of the company's Epic Games Store with three games that are free to get this week. Football Manager 2020, Watch Dogs 2, and Stick it to […]

How to fix blurry text in programs on Windows 10

How to fix blurry text in programs on Windows 10

Recently, a friend of mine asked for my help with an unusual issue. He told me that some programs on his computer had blurry text in their GUIs. This is what affected […]

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Why you should not buy digital games if physical copies are also available

If you like to play games, you may have access to a wide range of devices to do so: from smartphones and game consoles to PCs, tablets, and handhelds designed specifically for […]

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Play all Magnetic Scrolls adventure games in your browser [Game Saturday]

If you were a teen (or older) in the 80's, you may have experienced the rise of a game company called Magnetic Scrolls. The company developed adventure games for the state of […]

How to fix volume keys not working on USB Keyboard in Windows 10

How to fix volume keys not working on USB Keyboard in Windows 10

The volume keys on my USB keyboard stopped working out of the blue. Pressing the volume -, volume - and the mute button did not make a difference. But I was able […]

DirectStorage API for PCs promises faster game loading times

When Microsoft announced the next Xbox console some time ago, it highlighted some features of the console's underlying architecture to demonstrate its power. Next to DirectX 12 Ultimate, which Microsoft confirmed would […]

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A Look at Kdenlive Libre Video Editor for GNU/Linux

I have done my fair share (or more) of video editing in my life, primarily using Adobe Premiere Pro as I was taught in college. However, I try not to use Windows […]

Nvidia driver trimmer NVSlimmer updated to version 0.9

It has been a while since we wrote about the excellent NVSlimmer tool here on Ghacks. NVSlimmer is a handy program for owners of NVIDIA graphics cards as it gives more control […]

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How to use Proton with Steam in GNU/Linux for AAA Gaming

I’ve been a gamer since the days of DOS. I remember playing Commander Keen, Police Quest, Duke Nukem 3D and the original DOOM – The last of which I still remember the […]

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A look at the Amazon Prime Video app for Windows 10

Amazon launched its Amazon Prime Video for Windows application this month officially for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system. Windows 10 users may download the application from the Microsoft Store and use it […]