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Thunderbird 78.10.2 is out with security fixes and usability improvements

MZLA Technologies Corporation released a new version of its Thunderbird email client on May 17, 2021. Thunderbird 78.10.2 is a security update but it also includes usability improvements and a number of […]

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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Simple Gallery Pro for Android is a local Google Photos alternative

Simply Gallery Pro is a free photo management application for Google Android devices that works well as a replacement for Google Photos, provided that sync functionality is not required. I'm in the […]

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When is Windows 10 version 21H1 going to be released?

Windows 10 version 21H1 is the next feature update for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, but when is it going to be released? Short answer: Microsoft has not yet revealed the release […]

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Pinpoint is an open source keystroke launcher with many plugins

Do you use the Start Menu often to find things? Pinpoint is an open source keystroke launcher that can help you open things faster, and perform advanced tasks without opening another program. […]

Audacity drops plans to introduce Telemetry

Plans to add Telemetry to the open source audio editor Audacity have been dropped according to a new post on the project's official GitHub repository. The intention to add Telemetry was revealed […]

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BinaryEye is an open source ad-free barcode scanner for Android

BinaryEye is a highly rated open source barcode and QR code reader for Android devices that supports generating codes as well. Modern Android versions include QR scanning functionality provided that Google Apps […]

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That high pitched noise you are hearing on your Windows 10 devices? It is a bug!

Microsoft confirmed a new issue that is affecting the company's Windows 10 operating system. According to the report, users may hear a high pitched noise when they are using 5.1 audio with […]

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Switch between dark and light theme on the fly with Nightlight

Are you a dark mode user? Have you set the theme to switch automatically every day at a specific time? I mostly use dark mode on my phone, but occasionally like to […]

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Custom browser protocol handlers may be used for fingerprinting

When you install certain applications on your desktop systems, so-called custom protocol handlers may be added. These are used to launch the application in question, e.g. to initiate a Skype call or […]

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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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Microsoft updates its Windows Update diagnosis tool SetupDiag and includes it in Windows Setup

SetupDiag is a standalone diagnosis tool by Microsoft designed to provide system administrators with information on why a Windows update or upgrade failed on a particular system. Up until now, administrators had […]

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Lively Wallpaper 1.5 with taskbar theming support released

Lively Wallpaper 1.5 has just been released. The new version of the open source wallpaper application for Windows introduces support for taskbar theming. I reviewed Lively Wallpaper back in December 2020 and […]

View and access your recently closed tabs with the Undo Closed Tabs Button extension for Firefox and Chrome

View and access your recently closed tabs with the Undo Closed Tabs Button extension for Firefox and Chrome

Did you know that Firefox has a hotkey to reopen a closed tab? Press Ctrl + Shift + T and the tab comes back. This can be a lifesaver, but if you […]

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Try this if you are getting error code 0x800f0922 on Windows 10

If you are getting the error code 0x800f0922 when you are installing the latest cumulative update KB5003173 for Windows 10 versions 2004 and 20H2, then you may have asked yourself about the […]

SilentNotes is an open source note-taking tool, to-do list app that can sync the content between your Windows 10 and Android devices

SilentNotes is an open source note-taking tool, to-do list app that can sync the content between your Windows 10 and Android devices

What do you use for note-taking and to-do lists? I use SimpleNote and Markor/Todour for Todo.Txt. Not many programs offer a way to manage both notes and tod-do lists, but SilentNotes does. […]

Ghacks Deals: Pay What You Want: The 2021 Learn to Code JavaScript Certification Bundle

The 2021 Learn to Code JavaScript Certification Bundle is a Pay What You Want eLearning bundle.  It includes nine different JavaScript related courses in total, and the entire bundle is available for […]

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FragAttacks: vulnerabilities that affect Wi-Fi devices

Security researcher Mathy Vanhoef discovered several security vulnerabilities that affect most Wi-Fi devices. The collection of attacks, called FragAttacks, which stands for fragmentation and aggregation attacks, requires that that attacker is within […]

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How to download MSI Afterburner

MSI Afterburner is an excellent program for video cards, not only cards by MSI, that can best be described as an overlocking/underclocking utility for Windows with extra features baked into the application. […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates May 2021 overview

It is the second Tuesday of the month, and that means it is Patch Day at Microsoft. Microsoft released security and non-security updates for all supported versions of the company's Windows operating […]

Imagine is an open source image compression utility for Windows, macOS,and Linux

Imagine is an open source image compression utility for Windows, macOS,and Linux

If you take hundreds of photos or screenshots, and save on them on your computer's hard drive, its gonna get full sooner or later. To avoid this, you can save the images […]

Ghacks Deals: Recover (accidentally) deleted files with Recuva Pro

If you have ever deleted files by accident, you may know how difficult to near impossible it can be to restore the files. Backups may help, but if you don't have one, […]

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Find out if your browser supports the new image format JPEG XL

JPEG XL is a next-generation image format. It has the file extension .jxl and "offers significantly better image quality and compression ratios than legacy JPEG" according to the JPEG Committee. It is […]

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Hide Twitter Trends and other sidebar suggestions

Twitter displays a sidebar with regional trends and other suggestions when you use the service's web version. Some Twitter users may find these useful, others that it is a distraction or not […]

Avira Free Security for Mac is an excellent security software for Apple Macintosh devices

Avira Free Security for Mac is a free antivirus, security and privacy solution for Apple Macintosh devices that protects Macs reliably from attacks. Macs do need security software as devices running Mac […]

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Readian News is an Android and web-based news reader that puts you in control

Readian News is a brand new news reader application for Google Android devices and a web news reader. It puts users in control when it comes to news sources and topics to […]

Manage your Firefox tabs, unload them from memory, with the Tab Center Reborn extension

Manage your Firefox tabs, unload them from memory, with the Tab Center Reborn extension

The problem with having one too many tabs in a web browser, is not the impact on performance for many. I'd say its actually finding the tab to switch to. Scrolling through […]

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Here is what is going to happen if you don't accept WhatsApp's new Privacy Policy

WhatsApp owner Facebook is pushing privacy policy acceptance prompts in WhatsApp currently to users of the messaging application that have not accepted the new policy yet. WhatsApp extended the deadline for the […]

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How to fix the Firefox 89 user interface

A new interface design, called Proton, will launch in Firefox 89, scheduled for a release on June 1, 2021. Mozilla wants to modernize the user interface of the Firefox web browser with […]

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All Windows 10 upgrade safeguards have been lifted

Microsoft resolved the last long-standing upgrade issues in Windows 10 version 2004 and 20H2 this week. The company uses upgrade safeguards to block updates to newer versions of its Windows 10 and […]

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KeePass 2.48 update includes an upgraded password database file format

The developer of the password manager KeePass released an update to KeePass 2.48 recently. The new version of the versatile includes a new version of the password database file format that KeePass […]

Brave browser for iOS now allows you save media and play it later with the new Playlist feature

Brave browser for iOS now allows you save media and play it later with the new Playlist feature

Brave browser for iPhone and iPad has a new feature called Playlist. This option allows you to save media content from around the web and play it later from a convenient list. […]

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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 […]

Ghacks Deals: The 2021 Complete CompTIA Certification Prep Super Bundle (98% off)

The 2021 Complete CompTIA Certification Prep Super Bundle includes 16 prep courses to ace CompTIA certification exams. Courses are designed for user experience levels of beginner and up, include updates and are […]

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Google will soon enforce the use of two-step verification for Google accounts

Two-factor authentication, or as Google calls it two-step verification, is a popular security feature that adds another layer of security to the authentication process. Users who have configured two-factor authentication use a […]

ReddPlanet is a well-designed free reddit client for Windows 10

ReddPlanet is a well-designed free reddit client for Windows 10

Reddit is a great resource for learning, sharing your experience about something, discussing various topics, etc. The social network's website though is absolutely awful, especially on mobile. A lot of users prefer […]

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Starting 2022, Google Play Android apps have to reveal data collecting and sharing information

All Android applications that are available on Google Play will soon have to provide information on its data collecting, sharing and other privacy information. Google VP Suzanne Frey announced the plan today […]

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EdgeDeflector 1.2 released: redirect Edge requests to your favorite browser

I reviewed EdgeDeflector back in 2017 when the open source program was first released. It was designed to address a serious usability issue in Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, as the operating […]

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How to change the homepage in the Firefox browser

The following guide offers instructions on changing then homepage of the Mozilla Firefox web browser. The homepage is the first page that users see when they open the web browser, and when […]

Imperium is a stylish dual pane file manager for Windows and Linux

Imperium is a stylish dual pane file manager for Windows and Linux

Many dual-pane file managers that we have reviewed are in some ways, a clone of Total Commander. That's not exactly a bad thing, but there are other file managers out there, e.g. […]

EnvyUpdate is an open source tool that notifies you when an Nvidia driver update is available

EnvyUpdate is an open source tool that notifies you when an Nvidia driver update is available

GeForce Experience is, in my opinion, a bloatware program. Why should anyone have to sign up for an account, just for updating the video drivers? That's like telling users, hey maybe you […]

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Ghacks Deals: Master the Python programming language in 100 days

Python is probably the best programming language to learn if you are getting started. It is the most popular programming language in 2021, easy to learn and with the capabilities to create […]

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Windows Defender bug may fill your hard drive with thousands of files

If you are using a device with Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system and Windows Defender as the default security solution, you may be impacted by a bug that is filling the hard […]

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How to disable JavaScript in PDF documents in Firefox

Mozilla released Firefox 88 last month. The security and feature update for the organization's Firefox web browser introduced a major change in the native PDF viewer of the browser. Up until now, […]

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 […]