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Perfect Home is a Firefox and Chrome extension that lists your bookmarks as speed-dials in new tabs

Perfect Home is a Firefox and Chrome extension that lists your bookmarks as speed-dials in new tabs

Speed Dials are a must-have feature for me in any browser that I use. While I prefer Group Speed Dial for my regular usage, I often jump through other add-ons every month […]

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Ubuntu 21.04 is now available with native Microsoft Active Directory integration and Wayland as the default

Canonical released Ubuntu 21.04, a new version of the organization's Linux distribution. The release comes three weeks after the release of beta versions, and can already be downloaded from the official Ubuntu […]

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Photo Anonymizer: remove image metadata to improve your privacy

Photo Anonymizer is a new free software program for Microsoft Windows by the German software company ASCOMP Software GMBH. The free program removes traces from image files, e.g. photos or downloaded images, […]

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Ghacks Deals: Private Internet Access VPN for 79% off

Private Internet Access is one of the best VPN services in our opinion. The service ticks all the right boxes: it offers state of the art security and privacy protections, does not […]

Fixdows is an open source utility that helps you fix errors related to Windows Update, Microsoft Store app and more

Fixdows is an open source utility that helps you fix errors related to Windows Update, Microsoft Store app with a couple of clicks

Many PC users will have at some point, experienced problems while trying to update Windows. And when these errors occur, it can be due to various reasons. There are dozens of programs […]

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Microsoft introduces support for Linux GUI apps on Windows 10

Microsoft released a new build to the Insider channel a few hours ago that introduces support for running Linux graphical user interface applications on the Windows 10 machine. The company announced plans […]

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How to use Google Chrome Flags to enable experimental features

Google Chrome and other Chromium-based browsers work out of the box for the most part. All versions of Google Chrome come with support for "Chrome flags", which unlocks a treasure trove of […]

Ghacks Deals: AdGuard: Lifetime Subscription (66% off)

AdGuard is a content blocker that is available for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS and as a browser extension for many popular browsers. The program runs in the background instead of just in […]

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Stardock Multiplicity KVM revisited: control multiple PCs with one keyboard, mouse and monitor

Back in 2012, Stardock released the initial version of its Multiplicity software for Windows. Designed to give users control of multiple PCs with a single mouse and keyboard, it was an excellent […]

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Microsoft hopes to revive its Microsoft Store later this year

Microsoft had big hopes for the store that it integrated in its Windows 10 operating system. The Microsoft Store, as it is called nowadays, did not live up to its expectations, mainly […]

Infinity Bench is a free Windows app that benchmarks your computer's CPU and Graphics performance

Infinity Bench is a free Windows app that benchmarks your computer's CPU and Graphics performance

I'm always worried about how my computer is running after updating the graphics driver, or after a Windows Update has landed. The best way to put this doubt to rest, is to […]

Google Earth's Timelapse feature shows videos of how the planet has changed over 30 years

Google Earth's Timelapse feature shows videos of how the planet has changed over 30 years

Google has announced a new feature called Timelapse, for its popular satellite imagery service, Google Earth. These stunning visuals show us how our planet has changed over 37 years, due to natural […]

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Changes in Firefox 88 that you may have missed: View Page Info, View Image, Reopen Closed Tab, and more

Mozilla updated Firefox to version 88 yesterday. Read our coverage to find out the nitty-gritty details. I updated to the new version this morning, and noticed a couple of differences, particularly in […]

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How to delete an entire site from Chrome's browsing history

Have you ever tried to delete the browsing history from a single site in the Google Chrome web browser? You may have run into a roadblock as it is not really clear […]

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Microsoft Edge's new Performance Mode feature aims to optimize the browser's performance

Microsoft is testing a new feature in the Canary version of its Edge web browser. Called performance mode, it is designed to optimize the browser's performance. The feature is being rolled out […]

Firefox 88 stable release

Here is what is new and changed in Firefox 88.0

Mozilla plans to release Firefox 88.0 Stable and Firefox 78.10 ESR to the public on April 19, 2021. The new stable version patches security and non-security issues, and introduces new changes to […]

Set a view as the default one for all folders in Explorer using WinSetView

Set a view as the default one for all folders in Explorer using WinSetView

I switch to a different folder view in Explorer, depending on the directory's contents. But my favorite one is the Details view, because it is the one which gives me the most […]

Buttercup 2.0 Update

Buttercup password manager gets upgraded to version 2.0 for Windows, macOS and Linux

I reviewed Buttercup nearly 2 years ago, and was impressed with the simplicity of the program. Version 2.0 of the password manager has dropped this week, and it changes things quite a […]

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Mozilla will remove Leanplum tracking from Firefox for Android and iOS

Mozilla will remove the Leanplum integration of its mobile web browser Firefox for Android and iOS soon. Two new entries on the official GitHub project page highlight that Leanplum integration will be […]

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Here is what is new in Microsoft Edge 90 Stable

Microsoft released Microsoft Edge 90 Stable this week; the update for Microsoft's Chromium-based web browser introduces several major features and security patches. Updates are rolled out over the course of one or […]

WindowTop revisited - version 5 brings a new interface, additional hotkeys and options

WindowTop revisited: version 5 brings a new interface, additional hotkeys and options

Of the various pin-a-window programs that I have reviewed, I found WindowTop to have the most practical approach. The mini toolbar (floating panel) made it easy to toggle the sticky behavior in […]

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HTTPS Everywhere to use DuckDuckGo's Smarter Encryption before reaching End of Life

HTTPS Everywhere by the EFF will switch from using its own rulesets to using rulesets provided by DuckDuckGo's Smarter Encryption technology exclusively. The browser extension was released in 2010 to switch to […]

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Firefox 90 won't handle FTP sites anymore

Mozilla announced today that Mozilla's Firefox web browser won't support the FTP protocol from Firefox 90 onward. It was clear that FTP support would be removed from the browser, but it was […]

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Startpage Search retires Advanced Search page

If you have been to main search page of Startpage recently, you may have noticed that the link to the site's advanced search feature is not there anymore. Users who have bookmarked […]

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Microsoft Edge for Android released as a preview

Microsoft released Microsoft Edge for Android today to the public. Android users who want to try out Edge for Android can download and install the development version from Google Play. Microsoft Edge […]

Ghacks Deals: The CompTIA Security Infrastructure Expert Bundle (Price Drop)

The CompTIA Security Infrastructure Expert Bundle, an eLearning bundle to prep for CompTIA certification exams, has seen another price drop. Zou can grab the entire bundle for just $29.99 currently, down from […]

KB5001330 Windows Update is reportedly causing performance drop in games, failed installs and bootloops

KB5001330 Windows Update is reportedly causing performance drop in games, failed installs and bootloops

Microsoft released the KB5001330 Windows Update this Tuesday, which brought many security fixes. Unfortunately it also seems to have introduced some issues, at least on some devices. A handful of users on […]

How to use DuckDuckGo instead of Google and other sites to get faster, precise results

How to use DuckDuckGo instead of Google and other sites to get faster and precise results

DuckDuckGo is a popular internet search engine that is privacy-focused and ad-free. It is widely recommended by security professionals, blogs, armchair experts, because it does not profile users or harvest their data. […]

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Google Chrome 90 has been released

Google released Chrome 90 Stable to the public on April 14, 2021. The new version of Chrome is available for all supported operating systems. It includes new features, improvements, bug and security […]

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Firefox Stable gets option to show modified preferences on about:config only

Mozilla added an option to the about:config page of Firefox Stable that allows users to list only modified preferences. The organization launched the option in Firefox Nightly in February 2021 initially. Firefox's […]

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Windows 10's upcoming Device Usage feature is unfortunately not very spectacular

Microsoft is working on a new feature called Device Usage that it plans to integrate in future versions of the operating system. Device Usage is available in the latest Insider builds for […]

Ghacks Deals: The 2021 Complete Microsoft Azure Certification Prep Bundle (just $34.99)

The 2021 Complete Microsoft Azure Certification Prep Bundle includes six Azure certification courses for just $34.99. Courses are designed for users of all experience levels, and you may access them for lifetime. […]

Manage your tasks efficiently with Todour, an open source, cross-platform client for Todo.Txt

Manage your tasks efficiently with Todour, an open source, cross-platform client for Todo.Txt

While I use SimpleNote for storing long notes, flash cards, etc, I've always been a fan of Todo.Txt. It was about the time when Wunderlist was shut down, that I opted for […]

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Vivaldi says no to Google's FLoC as well

More and more Chromium-based browser makers confirm that they won't include Google's FLoC technology in their browsers. DuckDuckGo added FLoC blocking capabilities to its extension recently.  Brave revealed earlier this week that […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates April 2021 overview

Microsoft released security and non-security updates, including KB5001330, for supported versions of Microsoft Windows and other company products such as Office on the April 2021 Patch Tuesday. Our guide provides administrators and […]

LF is a terminal file manager inspired by Ranger, with Vim-like shortcuts

LF is a terminal file manager inspired by Ranger, with Vim-like shortcuts

Command-line file managers on Windows are quite rare, the only one I have used in the past year or so was broot. I've had my eye on a few like Camelot and […]

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Solution: how to fix the Windows Update 0x80070422 error

Windows operating systems may display error code 0x80070422 during updating operations. In this guide, we provide background information on the issue and solutions on how to repair devices that show the error […]

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Brave reveals why it is disabling Google's FLoC in the browser

When Google announced FLoC, an attempt to replace interest-based advertising that is based on cookies with something else, it was clear from the get-go that Google's plans would fine heavy opposition. The […]

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First Look at Microsoft Edge's Workspaces feature

Microsoft Edge is getting a new feature called Workspaces. Workspaces are designed to improve the manageability of open sites in the browser, by using different workspaces for different tasks. The feature is […]

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Firefox's Drag Space Customize Option will be removed for most users

Mozilla is working on a visual refresh for the organization's Firefox web browser. Called Proton internally, it is an attempt to modernize the user interface of the web browser. Tabs, the address […]

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Log out of your computer, lock, restart, or turn it off on a schedule with Shutdown Timer Classic

Want to automatically shut down your computer at a specific time? Windows can't do it, it'll annoy you with forced restart after updates, but you can't set a timer to execute shutdown […]

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Wormhole promises to be a better longer-living Firefox Send alternative

Wormhole is a new file sharing service that promises to be a better longer-living version of Firefox Send, a file sharing service that Mozilla discontinued some time ago. Does Wormhole live up […]

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Subscription Info indicates if a Steam game is available on Xbox Game Pass, EA Play or Ubisoft+

Game subscription services are gaining traction these days. If you're wondering what I'm talking about, I'm referring to Xbox Game Pass for PC, EA Play,  Ubisoft+, and others (not counting the console […]

Create a custom start menu that you can access with a hotkey using SystemTrayMenu

Create a custom start menu that you can access with a hotkey using SystemTrayMenu

OpenShell (formerly Classic Shell) is my favorite Start Menu replacement, I use it with the Fluent Metro theme. Not everyone wants a fancy looking thing, sometimes it's better to just have something […]

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Mozilla postpones Firefox 89 release date by 2 weeks

Firefox 89 will be a major new Firefox version; while all stable releases that bump the version by 1 may be considered major, there are only a few that make fundamental changes […]