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Google Chrome 104: patches critical security issue and a issue that is exploited

Google released a new version of the company's Google Chrome browser on August 16, 2022. The new stable version is a security update for the browser that addresses 11 security issues. It […]

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Rumor: Windows 11 version 22H2 release date could be September 20, 2022

The first feature update for Windows 11, version 22H2, could be released as early as September 20, 2022 according to Windows Central. Microsoft has not confirmed the date, and the site cites […]

WhatsApp Desktop gets a native UWP version on Windows

WhatsApp Desktop gets a native UWP version on Windows; macOS app in the works

The WhatsApp Desktop app for Windows has been updated, it is now a native UWP app. It replaces the old web-app version. The messaging service, owned by Meta, released a beta version […]

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Thunderbird 114 roadmap: Sync, global message index, conversational view and more

Thunderbird 102 has just been out for some months, but development on Thunderbird 114, the next major release of the open source email client, is already ongoing. This week, manual updates from […]

Ghacks Deals: SurfShark VPN: Multi-Year Subscription

Mike reviewed Surfshark's VPN service back in October 2021 and concluded that it offered good options and performance. Now is your chance to grab a 2-year, 3-year or 4-year Surfshark subscription for […]

Signal says Twilio data breach resulted in 1900 users' phone numbers being exposed

Signal says Twilio data breach resulted in 1900 users' phone numbers being exposed

A week ago, I wrote an article about a data breach that happened at Twilio. It appears that Signal was impacted by this security incident. 1900 Signal users' phone numbers exposed by […]

First look at ScreenStyler, a Windows customization tool

ScreenStyler is a free desktop customization tool for Windows. The program is available as a beta version for Windows right now, and makes use of the established programs Rainmeter and RocketDock. The […]

Apple could start displaying ads in its apps on your iPhone

Apple could start displaying ads on your iPhone

Apple is reportedly working on a way to display ads on its apps on iPhones. The news comes via a report by Mark Gurman on Bloomberg (paywalled article). Apple isn't the first […]

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Thunderbird 91 updates to 102 are now enabled for manual seekers

Thunderbird email client users who have continued to use version 91 of the email program may now upgrade to Thunderbird 102 from within the client. Thunderbird 102, a newer core version of […]

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KB5012170: Windows update error 0x800f0922, UEFI Bios update may resolve it

Microsoft released cumulative updates for all supported versions of Windows on the August 2022 Patch Day. The company did release a second security update for Windows at the day to address issues […]

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Here is an easy fix for Amazon Prime Video Error 7031

Amazon Prime Video customers may receive all sorts of error messages when they use the service. One of them is Video Unavailable and the error code 7031. It is displayed right after […]

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Firefox Translations is going to be a game changer, if...

Firefox Translations is a translation service for Firefox that Mozilla is working on currently. It is already available as a limited preview that supports a handful of languages and can be installed […]

Telegram founder says Apple forced them to remove animated Telemoji from the messaging app

Telegram founder says Apple forced them to remove animated Telemoji from the messaging app

A couple of days ago, Telegram's founder Pavel Durov shared a message on his channel claiming that Apple had deliberately delayed a revolutionary update for the instant messaging app. The version in […]

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Rufus: Microsoft is blocking Windows ISO downloads

It appears that Microsoft has started to block Windows ISO downloads that originate from Rufus. Rufus is a popular open source tool to create bootable media. Update: The developers have found a […]

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Microsoft displays ads to some Office 2021 users

Buying Microsoft Office 2021 and not the subscription-based Microsoft 365, is a deliberate choice for many users. Some prefer to pay once for a product instead of having to pay each month […]

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YouTube keyboard shortcuts help you save time on the site

YouTube is one of the most popular video streaming sites on today's Internet. What many desktop users do not know is that it supports keyboard shortcuts that may help save time on […]

Microsoft OneDrive turns 15

Microsoft OneDrive turns 15; gets a redesigned web interface called OneDrive Home

Microsoft's OneDrive has turned 15. The Redmond company is marking the occasion by introducing a new design called OneDrive Home. The cloud storage service debuted in August 2007, under the name Windows […]

Ghacks Deals: KeepSolid VPN Unlimited: Lifetime Subscription

KeepSolid VPN Unlimited is available as a 5-device and 10-device offer on Ghacks Deals currently. The VPN provider supports different platforms and protocols, has a zero-logging policy, supports torrent servers, kill-switch functionality […]

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Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS unlocks Ubuntu 20.04 LTS upgrades

Canonical has released Ubuntu 22.04,1 LTS to the public. The first point release of Ubuntu 22.04 LTS -- Long Term Support -- marks an important milestone in development, as it is the […]

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Microsoft Bing's annotation feature: price history, coupons and ethical choice

Microsoft added a ton of new features to its Bing search engine over the past couple of years. The latest addition to Bing is an annotations feature that adds information directly to […]

Digital gift cards are excellent for online shopping

Online shopping has risen in popularity since the start of the Pandemic. Even people who used to shop locally most of the time have seen the benefits of making some purchases online: […]

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Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25179 brings File Explorer tabs for all users in the Dev Channel

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25179 has been released to the Dev Channel. The update enables File Explorer Tabs, adds a new language pack, and ships with fixes for several issues. What's […]

Opinion: Disney+ with Ads pricing disappoints

Disney unveiled upcoming price changes to its streaming service Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN this week. The company announced plans to increase the price of a Disney+ subscription by $3 to $10.99 per […]

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Security vulnerabilities found in Intel and AMD processors

Security researchers have discovered vulnerabilities in Intel and AMD processors that may lead to information disclosure. Most Intel 10th, 11th and 12th generation processors are affected by a new vulnerability that the […]

Twilio, the company that owns Authy, suffered a data breach

Twilio, the company that owns Authy, suffered a data breach

Twilio, the company which owns the popular 2-factor authentication service Authy, has revealed that it has suffered a data breach. An announcement published on its website states that some of its employees […]

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Office may or may not work with Microsoft 365 after end of mainstream support

Microsoft has the habit of being very cautious when it comes to communication with the public and its customers. The company's communication is often unclear and open for interpretation. Whether intentional or […]

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Vivaldi 5.4 launches with Rocker Gestures and Web Panel improvements

Vivaldi Technologies, maker of the Vivaldi web browser, released Vivaldi 5.4 today to the stable channel. The new version of Vivaldi comes with a series of usability improvements, including custom rocker gestures […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates August 2022 overview

Microsoft released security and non-security updates for all supported client and server versions of the Windows operating system on the August 2022 Patch Day. The updates are available already via Windows Update […]

Ghacks Deals: The 2022 CPD Certified Coding Certification Bundle

The 2022 CPD Certified Coding Certification Bundle introduces you to mobile app development, coding with HTML, CSS and JavaScript, WordPress, and even building your own computer. The bundle is available for $39.99 […]

WhatsApp now lets you delete messages after 2 days, leave groups privately, and adds screenshot blocking

WhatsApp now lets you delete messages after 2 days, leave groups silently, and adds screenshot blocking

WhatsApp Messenger now allows users to delete messages even after 2 days. The VOIP service announced the news via its social media channels. Prior to this update, WhatsApp had a pretty strict […]

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How to upgrade to Linux Mint 21 using the Upgrade Tool

Last week, the Linux Mint team released Linux Mint 21, a new base version of the popular Linux distribution. Today, instructions have been published on updating existing installations of Linux Mint to […]

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The differences between Windows account PINs and passwords

Microsoft's Windows 10 and 11 operating systems support several different account authentication options. There is the classic local user account and password option, the Microsoft account and password option, and options provided […]


Rescuezilla: open source backup, restore and recovery environment

Rescuezilla is a free open source disk imaging solution that supports data backups, restores and recovery actions. The application is operating system agnostic, as it needs to be put on an optical […]

Twitter confirms that a data breach leaked email addresses and phone numbers of users

Twitter confirms that a data breach leaked email addresses and phone numbers of users

Twitter has confirmed that it suffered a data breach which leaked the email addresses and phone numbers of users. The issue came to light after a hacker leaked a sample of the […]

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Your next Phishing email may come straight from PayPal

Malicious actors have started to exploit a loophole in the defenses of many home users, organizations, email and security services, to send out phishing emails from legitimate services. Threat actors have found […]

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Mozilla is working on a single Extensions button for its Firefox web browser

Firefox users may soon have access to a single Extensions button in the browser's toolbar to manage all of the installed and enabled browser extensions. Firefox extensions that are installed in the […]

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Thunderbird 102.1.1 is a huge bug fix release for the email program

Thunderbird 102.1.1 has been released. The new version of the desktop email client fixes dozens of non-security issues in Thunderbird. The update is already available, but it is offered to devices with […]

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Windows Update: Safeguard Holds for likely issues are only for businesses, says Microsoft

We all know that Windows Updates may lead to issues on target devices during installation or afterwards. Updates in the past have caused all kinds of issues, from boot issues over lost […]

DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser app does not block Microsoft trackers

DuckDuckGo is soon protecting you from most Microsoft scripts

DuckDuckGo CEO and founder Gabriel Weinberg announced today that the company's apps and browser extensions will block Microsoft tracking scripts soon as well. DuckDuckGo found itself at the center of a controversy […]

Microsoft Teams for Mac is now optimized for Apple Silicon

Microsoft Teams for Mac is now optimized for Apple Silicon

Microsoft Teams for Mac has finally been optimized for Apple Silicon. The popular video conferencing and meetings app now supports devices that are powered by Apple's own chipsets, such as the MacBook […]