NirSoft.net is home to a growing number of software programs for Microsoft Windows devices that are developed by Nir Sofer. There are only a few developers out there that have produced a constant stream of quality free software for Windows in the past 15 or so years, and Nir Sofer is definitely one of them. […]
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Zabasearch is a free search engine to find information on people including names, addresses, phone numbers, birth year, and more. People search engines have a bad reputation on the Internet because of two things: first, because many are designed to provide information only after users pay money. Second, that the provided information may have been […]
Vivaldi Technologies released a new version of the Vivaldi web browser today that brings the browser to version 1.9. The new version of Vivaldi ships with a couple of minor improvements that include the ability to sort notes, move extension icons, and support for the Ecosia search engine. The new Vivaldi 1.9 web browser itself […]
502 Bad Gateway is a HTTP status code defined in RFC 7231 that describes a server issue as the error is thrown by the server during a connection attempt. The 502 (Bad Gateway) status code indicates that the server, while acting as a gateway or proxy, received an invalid response from an inbound server it […]
In the latest episode of Torrentfreak's Steal This Show podcast, BitTorrent creator Bram Cohen reveals that the next uTorrent version will run in a web browser. When it comes to popular BitTorrent clients, uTorrent is probably the most popular of them all. With about 150 million active users per month, it easily beats other popular […]
Majorgeeks.com is a download site first and foremost with a strong focus on free software for Microsoft's Windows operating system. That does not mean that you won't find shareware or commercial software listed on the site, or the occasional program or application for a non-Windows operating system. Download portals, most of them anyway, have a […]
Unpaywall is a free browser extension for Firefox and Chrome that allows you to read research papers behind paywalls for free legally. The extension works identical in both browsers. Whenever you hit a research paper paywall on the web that asks you to pay up to read the whole paper, a query is run in […]
The lead developer of the Pale Moon web browser outlined a development plan today for the web browser for 2017 and beyond. Pale Moon shares a lot of code with the Firefox web browser. As such, it is affected by Mozilla's decision to cut classic components such as XUL or XPCOM from the Firefox web […]
Can you install Microsoft Edge on Windows 7, another Windows operating system, or even on non-Windows operating systems? The short answer to that question is no, you cannot. But you do have options when it comes to running Microsoft Edge on devices that are not running Windows 10. Microsoft itself notes that Microsoft Edge is […]
Mozilla just released the first build of the Servo browser engine Developer Preview for Microsoft's Windows operating system. The organization released builds of Servo for Linux and Mac in July 2016, and has added Windows to the list just now in April 2017. Windows users may head over to the official Servo download page to […]
Twitter announced today the release of Twitter Lite, a data-friendly version of the messaging site designed to be more resource friendly. Unlike other "lite" applications, it is not made available as an application for Android or iOS operating systems, nor is Twitter Lite restricted to certain geographic regions. In fact, you can even use Twitter […]
Website Downloader is a relatively new service that enables you to download individual pages or entire archives of websites on the Wayback Machine site. The Wayback Machine, part of the Internet Archive, is a very useful service. It enables you to browse website snapshots recorded by the site's crawler. You may use it to check […]
The VPN service Windscribe runs a promotion right now that bumps the monthly bandwidth of free users from 10 Gigabytes to 50 Gigabytes. Windscribe offers a free (called limited) and paid accounts. The main differences between free and paid accounts are the following ones: Free account has a traffic limit. Default is 10 Gigabytes per […]
Vivaldi Technologies released Vivaldi 1.8, the latest version of the company's desktop web browser a moment ago featuring a redesigned history feature, and more. Vivaldi is one of the web browsers that I'm keeping a very close eye on: the browser has come a long way since first beta and stable releases, and grown considerable […]
The privacy focused search engine Startpage will launch new image search related tools soon that improve the user experience significantly. Startpage, just like Google, Bing and DuckDuckGo, offers a dedicated image search option that users can make use of. While you can use web searches to find sites with images as well, using the image […]