Alex Kontos, the developer of the Firefox fork Waterfox has released a test build of version 56 of the web browser to the public. Waterfox 56.0 is a major new release as it paves the way for future versions of the web browser. The release marks the beginning of a transition period that moves Waterfox […]
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The Tor team has released an update for Tor Browser, a modified version of the Firefox web browser with Tor functionality built-in. The developers release new versions of Tor browser regularly, usually shortly after Mozilla pushes out an update for the organization's Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) as it is based on that version. Firefox […]
The developers of the popular open source cross-platform Bittorrent client qBittorrent have released version 4.0 of the client today. Users who run the client are informed about the update, and downloads are provided already on the official project website for all supported operating systems. QBittorrent 4.0 is a major new release, as indicated by the […]
Quad9 is a new endpoint DNS service by IBM, Packet Clearing House (PCH) and Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) that improves privacy and data protection. While there are quite a few public DNS services out there, most Internet users probably don't use any of those but rely on the Internet Provider for all things DNS. That's […]
The Pale Moon team has released the first version of the Basilisk web browser that is based largely on Firefox code. Basilisk is a XUL-based web browser that uses Pale Moon's layout and rendering engine Goanna, which is a fork of Firefox's rendering engine Gecko. The browser itself is a fork of Mozilla's Firefox code […]
Twitter Media Downloader is an extension for the Firefox and Google Chrome web browser to download images and videos published on Twitter automatically. Twitter is a popular social messaging service; it supports text but also media. While you can download individual media easily on Twitter, images for instance with a right-click on the displayed image […]
Users of Mozilla Firefox's Send file sharing service and Firefox experiment may protect files with passwords in the latest iteration of the service. The organization launched Firefox Send back in July of 2011 as one of three new Test Pilot experiments (the other two were Voice and Fill Notes). What made Send special was the […]
CompuServe was the first major online service provider in the United States before AOL took over the company's position. AOL acquired CompuServe eventually, and shut down most of the other company's operations. CompuServe stopped providing Internet Provider Services for instance, and popular services such as OurWorld Web pages were taken offline as a consequence. The […]
EdgeDeflector is a free open source program for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system that unlocks the option to open hard coded Microsoft Edge links with other browsers. The initial version of Windows 10 came without browsing restrictions. You could set a default browser, and any link would open in that browser. Microsoft introduced hard coded […]
Privacy Pass is a new browser extension for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome to reduce the number of captchas that legitimate users get when they access CloudFlare protected properties on the Web. CloudFlare protects a large part of the Internet, and that is why the company's captcha solutions designed to determine whether a visitor is […]
Firefox 57 is probably the most important release of the browser for Mozilla ever since the browser was released in its initial version. The browser comes with the first bits of Quantum, a new technology that improve rendering and other areas, the deprecation of the legacy add-on system and the overboard throwing of legacy components, […]
The developers of the Pale Moon web browser have released version 27.6.0 to the public. The new version of Pale Moon is a major development update according to the release notes. You can run a manual check for updates in the browser with a click on Pale Moon > Help > About Pale Moon > […]
Dashlane 5 is the most recent version of the cross-platform password manager that is available for desktop and mobile operating systems, as well as a web version. The password manager update is available for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android and the Web. Support for Linux, Chromebook and Microsoft Edge is introduced in the new version […]
AOL announced yesterday that it will shut down the company's messaging service AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) on December 15th, 2017. AOL Instant Messenger was initially part of AOL Desktop before it was released as a standalone software program for Windows in 1997. It became a popular messaging client in a crowded market, as it competed […]
Microsoft announced plans today to release a version of the company's Microsoft Edge web browser for Apple's iOS and Google's Android operating system. The release for Apple's iOS operating system seems to be available already, the Android release is still under development. Both releases are currently only available to Windows Insiders who run a copy […]
German testing authority Stiftung Warentest looked closely at nine commercial password managers in its most recent print issue. The password managers that it reviewed and looked were: Dashlane Premium, McAfee True Key Premium, Keeper Security, LastPass Premium, 1Password, SafeInCloud, F-Secure Key Premium, Kaspersky Password Manager, and Enpass. Only the first four mentioned password managers received […]
Microsoft launched extension support in Windows 10's default system browser Microsoft Edge back in 2016 with the release of the Anniversary Update of Windows 10. The new version of Edge launched with support for just a handful of extensions, and things did not speed up at all over the course of the year. It was […]