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DNSTrails: find any domain someone owns

DNSTrails is a new Internet service that provides you with the tools to find any domain someone owns among other things. The service has more to offer than that, as you may […]

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How to convert JPG and PNG images to SVG

Traditional image formats such as JPG, PNG or GIF are very popular, but they have disadvantages that makes their use less than ideal for certain applications. If you create a responsive website […]

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Progate: learn to program online for free

Progate is a -- currently free- web service that teaches you various programming, scripting and other computer related skills. The service was established in 2014 in Tokyo, Japan, and has been made […]

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Check websites for security and performance issues with Sonar

Microsoft's Edge development team launched a new open source website scanner called Sonar yesterday which tests websites for security and performance issues. Sonar is available as a web tool and command line […]

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Android Studio 3.0 Development Environment released

Google released a new version of the company's official development environment for Android, Android Studio 3.0, to the public yesterday. Android Studio 3.0 comes with three new features and updates to many […]

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Use SiteVerify to verify links

SiteVerify is a free program for Windows to scan links and images to find out whether they are broken or work correctly. The application is compatible with all versions of Microsoft Windows […]

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Oracle releases Java 9

Oracle has just released Java 9, the new version and latest update to the Java platform, featuring improvements across the board. The new release includes a long list of improvements and changes […]

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Microsoft shuts down CodePlex on December 15th, 2017

Microsoft announced yesterday that it will shut down its open-source project hosting website CodePlex on December 15, 2017. The company launched CodePlex in 2006 as a place to "share software". CodePlex enabled […]

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Optimize your images with Google's Guetzli compression algorithm

The following guide walks you through the steps of optimizing jpeg images using Google's new Guetzli compression algorithm. Google unveiled Guetzli some time ago, a JPEG encoder that promises up to 35% […]

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Run color blindness tests on your websites

Color blindness affects a large percentage of the population. Studies have shown that up to 8% of males and 0.5% of females of Northern European heritage are affected by red-green color blindness […]

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Speed up WordPress editing with shortcuts

A large part of the Internet is powered by the content management system WordPress. While some call it a blogging platform, WordPress is more than that thanks to its extensibility. There are […]

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WordPress: block anonymous Rest API access

The most recent version of WordPress ships with new REST API capabilities which plugins, apps, services, or the WordPress core can utilize. The WordPress development team pushes new features to WordPress all […]

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DuckDuckGo's plan to become the programmer's search engine

The search engine DuckDuckGo is working on improving results for programming related search queries using its instant answers feature. If you are a programmer, especially when you are just starting out, you […]

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Refresh multiple browsers with a hotkey

Browser Refresh is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices that allows you to quickly refresh multiple web browsers with a single keystroke. Please note that refresh refers to loading open web […]

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Microsoft Desktop App Converter Guide

Microsoft showcased its Desktop App Converter program some time ago to highlight how easy it is to convert some desktop programs to Universal Apps format. The main idea behind the tool was […]

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HTTPS Checker: scan your web page for HTTPS issues

HTTPS Checker is a free program for Windows that provides you with the means to scan all pages of a website for HTTPS related issues. Rolling out HTTPS on an established site […]

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Hide elements on a page in Chrome, Firefox and Edge temporarily

Some web pages annoy the hell out of me with page elements they display to me when I'm opening them in a web browser. Maybe it is this silly "we use cookies" […]

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Microsoft releases free Windows Apps programming course

Microsoft's Windows 10 development for absolute beginners course hast just been published by the company to its Channel 9 website. The course is specifically designed for developers with little programming experience. While […]